Nigel Poole QC

Nigel Poole practices in clinical negligence and personal injury work, specialising in higher value cases. He has been at the bar for over 20 years and is a former legal Assessor at the General medical Council. In 2009 he was appointed as a Recorder dealing with civil matters (and now Private Family matters) on the Midland Circuit. He is ranked as a Band 1 Counsel for clinical negligence in the current Chambers UK guide:

Chambers UK 2012: Leading junior Nigel Poole is also a member at the set and elicits much praise from the market, with sources saying that “he is practical, innovative and reliable; he is an authoritative advocate, who has great compassion for clients.” He continues to act on behalf of the claimants in Rabone v Pennine, an important and novel case concerning a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 for compensation for breach of Article 2 following the suicide of a patient who was not compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Chambers UK 2010:
Highly experienced in clinical negligence and healthcare human rights, and has a particularly strong reputation for his work on cancer cases. He is in high demand from solicitors who describe him as “thorough, clever and efficient: the complete package”

Chambers UK 2009:
Possessing a niche cosmetic surgery practice and proving effective when handling personal injury work, Nigel Poole is a very fine practitioner. “Bright and measured,” he is “approachable, compassionate with clients and very experienced.”

Chambers UK 2008:
Leaders at the Bar – recommended in Clinical Negligence – “…a key member of the set and is particularly expert in cosmetic surgery related litigation.”

Legal 500 2011:
“is a first-choice junior for clinical negligence at the Manchester Bar’

Legal 500 2010:
“combines intelligence and high client-care standards with a great appetite for work”

Legal 500 2009:
“the complete package – thorough, clever, and efficient in healthcare negligence”

Legal 500 2008:
“with his niche in cosmetic surgery, is also ‘excellent in birth and infant negligence’ cases”