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Craig Carr is a common law practitioner at 7 Bedford Row specialising in clinical and other areas of professional negligence, personal injury, and public authority liability. He is instructed in complex high value claims and frequently in large multi-party actions. His practice extends to civil claims seeking damages for ECHR breaches and proceedings in the Coroner’s Court. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has experience from Inquest, through interlocutory hearings to trial, JSM or mediation.

Craig has a wide-ranging clinical negligence practice covering the full range of medical disciplines with values running into millions of pounds. He is instructed in birth injury, delayed diagnosis, surgical error and consent cases. He acts in claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners. Where death has resulted from the treatment he is often instructed to act on behalf of the bereaved family at inquest, either in advance of, or alongside, the civil claim.

Craig undertakes work on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in EL, PL, military and RTA claims. He specialises in private law claims alleging civil liability against public bodies in the exercise of their statutory/public functions and he has considerable experience defending s.41 claims against Highway Authorities. He has appeared in the Tribunal in CICA claims and CRU appeals.

Since 2008, a very substantial part of his practice has been civil claims for damages arising from the physical and/or sexual abuse of vulnerable Claimants. His practice covers claims against the individual abusers and/or their employers, and those claims of professional negligence against social workers or medical professionals. He also advises in claims involving infringement of ECHR rights (Articles 3, 6 or 8), whether as standalone claims or as an adjunct to the common law claim, where there has been a failure or delay by a public body to protect a vulnerable party from harm.

Education and Memberships:
St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford (Foundation Scholar & Exhibitioner)
Inns of Court School of Law
Middle Temple (Astbury Scholar)
South Eastern Circuit
Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

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