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John Benson QC

Medico Legal 


John Benson QC is one of Her Majesty’s Counsel and sits as a Recorder in the Civil and Criminal Courts. He is Head of 1MCB Chambers in London and is also a member of Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool. He has extensive experience in clinical

negligence and is recognised in Chambers & Partners as a Leading Practitioner. In recent years his caseload has included claims involving negligently performed orthopaedic surgery, failure to diagnose malignancy, failure to safeguard against DVT, MRSA and pressure ulcers, failure to diagnose diabetic event leading to avoidable amputation of arm, negligently performed abdominal surgery, failed cosmetic procedures and GP negligence. He has given talks on issues relating to consent, material contribution and quantum of damages.


John lives in Oxfordshire and his interests outside the law include Liverpool Football Club, gardening, wine and most things Italian