Hailsham Chambers is pleased to welcome Thomas Crockett as a new member

December 10, 2018

Thomas Crockett will be taking on work in all aspects of clinical negligence, professional negligence, personal injury, and regulatory and disciplinary law. He is experienced in trial, tribunal, inquest and appellate advocacy in the County Court and High Court as well as ADR.

Thomas joins us from 1 Chancery Lane where he has practised since completing his pupillage in 2010. He is a Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer, a member of Gray’s Inn Moots Committee, and a member of the Bar Council’s Education and Training Committee.

Thomas is regularly instructed in a wide range of clinical negligence claims against all manner of medical professionals. He has a particular interest in claims concerning alleged surgical negligence, consent issues, and alleged incorrect diagnoses. For both claimant and defendant parties he drafts pleadings, regularly advises on paper and at conference, and his advocacy experience extends from all forms of interlocutory applications to trials. He is adept at negotiating settlements at joint meetings and at mediations.

In his personal injury practice he has a particular interest in claims involving children, complex psychiatric and spinal injuries, complex causation disputes and cases where fraud is alleged. He has experience of coronial law and inquests and also cases concerning animals.

He also receives regular instructions in cases concerning alleged negligence by solicitors in respect of historic litigation and is developing a practice specialising in allegations concerning previous personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Thomas has had experience of regulatory and disciplinary law including appearing on behalf of jockeys and registrant nurses.

Head of Hailsham Chambers, David Pittaway QC said “We are delighted that Thomas has decided to join chambers. We believe that he will be able to build on his previous considerable success in our set. The strength and depth of our talented team of silks and juniors specialising in medical law will enable him to develop his practice to its full potential.”

For further details of Thomas’ experience please click here. For details of his availability please contact our clerks.

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