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Patrick Blakesley QC

Call 1993 • QC 2018

"He is calm, thoughtful and has a good manner with clients and judges."
(Legal 500 2016)

Clinical Negligence

In this area Patrick generally acts in contribution claims or claims against co-defendants in cases of inadequate medical treatment following trauma, or negligent failure to identify and treat conditions such as epilepsy in patients who go on to injure third parties.

Selected Cases

Patrick deals with clinical negligence issues connected with personal injury cases.  A recent example is the ongoing case of C v S  in which he acts against a GP who misdiagnosed the early signs of epilepsy, for a claimant whose driving in an automatic and epileptic state caused a serious RTA.

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  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers

Recommendations


“Charming manner whether with experts, witnesses or clients. Excellent advocacy skills in court or settlement meetings. Pragmatic and commercial.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He’s personable, thorough and very tactical in negotiations.” “Extremely bright, very down to earth and impressive.” “He’s accessible and effective in his negotiation style.” “He’s brilliant on his feet – he could charm the birds out of the trees.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is brilliant with clients and has an effective courtroom manner.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is rated because of his excellent outcomes both from trials and JSMs.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is excellent with the client and forensic in his ability to digest a lot of medical information.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is calm, thoughtful and has a good manner with clients and judges.”

Legal 500, 2016

“He’s not frightened of having a conflict where it needs to be had, and his advocacy and negotiation skills are particularly strong.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“He’s measured and practical, and reduces things down to the key points.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“He has a good bedside manner in conference but takes no prisoners in the courtroom.”

Legal 500, 2015

“A very strong advocate, who you certainly want on your side.”

Legal 500, 2015

“My choice of counsel on high-value cases against leading silks.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014

“An exceptional talent.”

Chambers & Partners, 2014


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