David Haines


Year of Call

David Haines

David qualified in Medicine in 1998 from Nottingham University and worked as a hospital doctor in both medicine and surgery. He has developed a broad based civil practice focusing on personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

David is happy to act under a Conditional Fee Agreement.

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

Personal Injury

David is ranked in Personal Injury in Chambers and Partners. The current Chambers and Partners describes "a very thorough and committed barrister" who "will fight tenaciously in court."

David has a substantial personal injury practice acting for both Claimants and Defendants in employers' liability, industrial disease, public liability, occupiers’ liability, product liability, Animals Act, highway tripping and road traffic claims (including LVC).

He has gained considerable experience in advisory work, settling pleadings, including schedules of special damages and counter schedules.

He accepts instructions in multi track cases and undertakes work at all stages of the litigation process from pre-issue advisory work, drafting and applications, through to post-judgment costs assessments and appeals.

Clinical Negligence

David has a rapidly expanding clinical negligence practice regularly advising in conference and in writing on all aspects of clinical negligence claims. He is adept at handling expert witnesses in conference and at Trial.

He is currently advising in a broad range of specialisations including:

Obstetrics and gynaecology giving rise to birth injuries cerebral palsy and profound neurological damage.

  • Plastic / cosmetic surgery
  • Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • General surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Accident and emergency medicine
  • General Practice
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Nursing practice
  • Dentistry

Sports Law

Given David’s medical career (including Orthopaedic Surgery) and international sporting background he has naturally gravitated towards a practice in Sports Law. This includes:

  • Disciplinary hearings;
  • Challenging the procedure and findings of drug testing;
  • Contractual disputes;
  • Personal injury.

Inquiries and Inquests

David has gained considerable experience of acting at inquests in the Coroner''s Court for:

  • The families of people believed to have died as a result of clinical negligence;
  • Claimants and Defendants in road traffic fatality cases.


Nottingham University BMedSci (2:1) BMBS

University of Glamorgan, PgDL/CPE – Cardiff


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