1 King’s Bench Walk has undertaken medical defence work since the 1980s and is able to offer strength in depth of specialist barristers who work in this field.

Cases typically involve representing doctors and dentists before the criminal courts and regulatory tribunals, including the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal, formerly the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council, and Performers’ List Panels.

1KBW Medical Defence practitioners have additionally been involved in Home Office Inquiries, including the case of Dr Williams [following the quashing of the conviction of Sally Clarke] and the related GMC proceedings and appeal to the Administrative Court. Relevant leading reported cases include R. v. Adomako and R. v. Dr Bawa Garba [both concerning gross negligence manslaughter heard in the Court of Appeal] and more recently GMC v. Dr Bawa-Garba before the Divisional Court in 2017.

1 King’s Bench Walk offers a team of specialist medical defence barristers of the highest quality and professional reputation to advise and act on cases concerning medical negligence.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Medical Defence barristers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.

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1 King’s Bench Walk reopened on Monday 6th July 2020


1KBW is pleased to announce that, following a stringent risk-assessment, we began the process of reopening chambers from 6th July 2020. A series of measures are now in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors. We have been successfully working remotely during the lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.


We continue to request that all client meetings be conducted virtually, where possible. We are fully equipped to carry on with client conferences via telephone or video link, on any preferred platform. Should you require to come in to chambers for a meeting, please contact a member of the clerking team so that bespoke arrangements can be made.