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Gaurang Naik secures substantial settlement for the estate of young school boy

Gaurang secured substantial settlement for the estate of a young boy Najeeb, aged 15, in this tragic and complex case on causation. 

Najeeb collapsed in a gym at school and the first paramedic on arrival misinterpreted the initial rhythm as non-schockable…

Linda Nelson and Grahame Aldous QC win ‘unwinnable’ clinical negligence claim in High Court

Mr Justice Martin Spencer handed down a judgment on 21st May 2018 that a neurosurgeon was negligent in administering prophylactic anticoagulants within 3 hours of surgery to decompress the cauda equina nerves in the spine, rather than waiting until the risk of…

Giles Mooney wins High Court Clinical Negligence Claim

On 18th April 2018 Mr Justice Jay gave Judgment for the Claimant after the trial of Meynell v Croydon Health Service NHS Trust. Giles Mooney, representing the Claimant argued that the Trust had been negligent in failing to diagnose and treat…

Jake Richards invited to speak at the Association of Surgeons in Training’s Annual Conference (ASiT 2018)

Jake’s interactive talk on ‘Ethics in Surgery: the Surgeon and the law’ will offer practical guidance for surgeons.

Surgeons will be taken through recent developments in the law of medical negligence, including patient consent as set out in Montgomery and case…

Legal 500 Chambers of the Year 2018 – Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

We are delighted to announce our award as Chambers of the Year 2018 in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

Thank you to the Legal 500 team and Hayley Eustace and very well done to all members of 9 Gough…

Laura Begley wins Legal 500 Junior of the Year 2018 – Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

We are delighted to announce that Laura Begley has been named Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year.

The awards ceremony will take place on 22 February 2018 at The Royal Exchange, Bank, London EC3V 3LR from 7pm.

Jennifer Newcomb writes article for the June AvMA’s newsletter

Jennifer Newcomb has contributed to the latest AvMA’s newsletter published in June 2017, Jennifer wrote on: ‘A&E waiting times, receptionists and the provision of information to patients’ – Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 151 – Is there…

MOJ Discount Rate Consultation – Grahame Aldous QC Response


I am Grahame Aldous QC. I specialise in catastrophic injury personal injury and clinical negligence claims. I act for both claimants and defendants and their insurers. I have extensive practical experience of advising and representing parties in claims involving discount…

Tainted Expert Evidence No Answer to Bolam Claim Says Court of Appeal

Acting for a member of the judiciary, Grahame Aldous QC and Stuart McKechnie have succeeded in upholding a High Court judgment for a claimant in a clinical negligence claim on appeal in the Court of Appeal. Their argument that the evidence relied…

Families of those killed in the Tunisia beach massacre fear Government has succumbed to tour operators

Andrew Ritchie QC, representing 17 of the families involved in the Tunisia beach massacre at the Inquest, said: “There is a line of thinking from the families that the FCO may have failed in their responsibility to the 60,000 British citizens who…

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