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:-

“He is absolutely excellent and incredibly thorough.”

“A very good judge of when to push the boat out and when to go gently.”

“He is superb with clients and an incredible advocate.”

“He deftly handles complex cases and is a very determined, excellent advocate.”

“Always one step ahead of his opponent.”

Simon was appointed a Master of the Bench by Middle Temple in 2012.


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)

Practice Areas


  • 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