Clinical liability

Clinical liability cases are complex, demanding and stressful for all parties.  They require sensitive handling and a level of medical understanding beyond the norm.  We are proud to have advocates with the specialist knowledge and excellent inter-personal skills these cases require.  Thanks to these skills members are involved in the most high-profile, significant clinical liability disputes that come to Court, such as the mesh class action litigation.  Other examples include complex hypoxic brain injury, fatal, and catastrophic claims and Fatal Accident Inquiries where the medical care provided to the deceased is under scrutiny.

Axiom’s advocates are regularly instructed by all the Health Boards in Scotland, the medical defence unions, and the UK Government Department of Health. We also act on behalf of pursuers.

Whether you are a clinical practitioner or someone whose life has been impacted by injury, our barristers are here to advise you sympathetically and practically.

Our counsel have extensive experience in the following:

  • Clinical negligence litigation
  • Fatal accident inquiries involving clinical management
  • Public inquiries
  • Clinical disciplinary and regulatory work

Axiom’s advocates are “very good with medical evidence”, “formidable”, “excellent” and “a pleasure to work with”.

“Axiom is a solid stable in the area of clinical negligence with a wealth of advocates who are regularly sought after to act on a range of defence matters on behalf of the MDDUS and NHS Legal Office. Its members are also equipped to handle work for pursuers, including claims made with the help of legal aid” Chambers and Partners.