Tom Barnes

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence

Areas of practice

Employee Navigation Medical Negligence

Specialising in medical negligence cases since qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1989. Tom has extensive experience and knowledge in advising claimants and their families, helping them get through what can be the most difficult of times. He also deals with Deputyships.

He is a member of Action against Medical Accident (AVMA) and The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels.  He specialises in Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury cases and other cases of maximum severity. Tom is also a Senior Litigator member of The Association Of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Tom heads the Medical Negligence Department at BTTJ and was instrumental in the Department’s renewal of its Legal Aid Franchise accreditation, the Auditor from the Legal Services Commission commenting that the Department’s procedures were the best she had seen.

The Legal 500 has also recognised Tom, stating he is “Highly experienced, has a great case load and is popular with clients.

Tom also oversees our Family & Matrimonial Department.


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of Actions against Medical Accidents Panel (AVMA)

Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

APiL - Senior Litigator

Latest blog posts...

Psychiatric Secondary Victim Claims

30th January 2024
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The Supreme Court has now handed down Judgment in the case of Paul & Another v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. In respect of what is known as Secondary Victim Claims. Prior to the Judgment, Claimants were able to claim that they had suffered psychiatric injury by reason of witnessing the death of a close relative where the death was caused by the breach of duty of the Defendant for...

Tom Barnes re-accredited as a Law Society Clinical Negligence Scheme Member

11th April 2023
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Tom Barnes, Partner & head of our Medical Negligence team, has had his re-accreditation application for The Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation as a scheme member successfully renewed. Accreditations are renewed every 12 months. The Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence...