Serjeants’ Inn is at the forefront of healthcare law. We are ranked as a top tier set for clinical negligence by the Legal 500 which describes us as “a very professional set with a modern outlook, providing many skilled counsel with a wealth of knowledge on clinical negligence law.” Christopher Johnston QC leads the clinical negligence and healthcare team.

We won The Legal 500 Clinical Negligence Set of the Year Award last year and the Chambers & Partners Professional Discipline Set of the Year Award in both 2014 and 2015. We have 166 recommendations in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for expertise in relevant fields including clinical negligence, professional discipline and regulatory law, Court of Protection and inquests and inquiries.

Our barristers combine:

  • technical legal expertise – our barristers edit and write the Medical Law Reports, the Inquest Law Reports and the leading text, Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law;
  • practical advocacy and witness handling skills – our technique has been honed over years of experience in complex clinical negligence proceedings, medical disciplinary proceedings, criminal trials of doctors and other healthcare workers and high profile inquests;
  • medical knowledge – our approach is informed by every-day experience in healthcare cases encompassing inquiries, product liability, public law and Court of Protection cases as well as extensive experience of every type of clinical negligence claim and regulatory case.

Our cases often involve important legal, ethical and social issues. They are always of the utmost human significance: we work in partnership with our instructing solicitors to secure the best outcome and to support the lay client throughout.