Phil Barnes


Medical Negligence

Phil is the National Head of the 50 strong Shoosmiths Medical Negligence team.
Phil Barnes, medical negligence lawyer and head of the serious injury team at Shoosmiths

He has specialised in representing claimants in clinical negligence claims for 19 years.

As an experienced litigator he has dealt with a wide range of complex and high value claims throughout his career, including neurological injury, child birth trauma, amputations, group actions involving intraocular lens implants, surgical errors, misdiagnosis and fatal claims. He has a specialist interest in infection and sepsis cases.

Phil regularly appears as an advocate before Coroners and has been involved in a number of high profile inquests.

He is band 1 in his field in Chambers and Partners in their UK directory and is profiled in Legal 500.


'Phil is acknowledged by commentators as having 'outstanding communication' and as 'very precise and efficient'. Clients describe him as 'determined' and 'tenacious' and one interviewee says: 'He is really thorough and determined - the kind of guy to pull out all the stops to take a case to conclusion.'  Chambers UK

My education:

2:1 LLB (Hons) ( University of Wales - Cardiff)

Legal Practice Course - Commendation ( College of Law, Chester)

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