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Michael Powers QC

Dr Michael Powers QC is leader of the Medical Law Group at Clerksroom and acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants.

He has a wide experience of major actions where issues of medical causation arise. He acts on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in group litigation and licensing matters. He also has a leading practice in non-pharmaceutical cases where exposure to chemicals and irradiation have been alleged to cause injury and in heavy professional medical negligence work. Dr. Powers is an Accredited Mediator with the Notre Dame School Law School and has acted as a mediator in claims, particularly relating to professional negligence.

He also has a particular expertise in the law and practice of coroners' courts and he is often instructed in complex medical cases where pharmaceutical/chemical companies have an interest in the outcome of inquests.

Before coming to the Bar, Dr Powers held hospital appointments in a number of specialties including obstetrics and anaesthesia. At the Bar he is an established specialist in a wide variety of medico-legal litigation and is recognised as a leading silk in clinical negligence and product liability. Medical and legal causation of injuries alleged to have been caused by drugs, chemicals and radiation is a particular interest of his.

Advocacy training is a major interest. He is “Grade A” qualified to train tutors of advocacy. He lectures and trains in the UK and overseas and is a member of the Barristers Overseas Advocacy Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Advocacy Training Council. He was elected a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1998.

Writes Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury Law, Medical Law

Author of Clinical Negligence


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