Simon Readhead QC

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Barrister: 1979

Queen's Counsel: 2006

Simon has a wide ranging practice for both claimants and defendants in medico-legal law including all aspects of clinical liability, professional liability and indemnity claims involving clinical liability and personal injury, personal injury claims including industrial accidents and occupational diseases, health and safety claims and product liability. He has a special interest and expertise in catastrophic injury claims including birth trauma, other neurological injuries particularly involving the head and spine and high value and complex quantum claims.  

He is recognised as a leading Queen's Counsel in the current editions of both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories and he was shortlisted for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Silk of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards 2017.  Client comments about Simon's style and expertise include:-

"Meticulous in his preparation and measured in his advice."

“Highly intelligent and exceptionally talented.”

"Very thorough, with an incredible eye for detail. He is also very good with clients."

"Has an excellent reputation in personal injury work. He is an excellent advocate and tactician, and has the ability to put clients at their ease. He acheives outstanding results."

Simon is a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple, a member of the Council of the Medico-Legal Society and is currently the Head of Chambers at 1 Chancery Lane.

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  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Medico-Legal Society
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates