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:-

"His manner is such as to allow a collaborative, non-combative and constructive approach to claims resolution."

‘Calm, assured and very smart.’

"He is an excellent advocate."

"Always thoroughly prepared and very efficient. An excellent negotiator."

"He's got a great eye for detail and really knows the law."

"Very bright and very affable with clients. He looks at every angle of difficult cases."

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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Latest Cases Read more


CR (a child and protected party by her mother and litigation friend CRL) v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

[2015] EWHC 1123 (QB)

Practice - Personal Injuries action - Damages - Assessment - Interim payment...

Haynes (a child, by her mother and Litigation friend Nicola Spratt) v Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

[2014] EWHC 2321; LTL 14/7/14

Practice- Personal Injuries action - Damages - Interim payment of damages...

Latest Publications Read more


  • 'Life Expectancy, Statistics and Table 28' (1 Chancery Lane)
  • 'Pension Tension' The Pensions Act 2008 (1 Chancery Lane)

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Memberships


  • 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