Ian Christian | Fieldfisher
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I have specialised in claimant Personal Injury and Medical Negligence litigation for more than 25 years, particularly in birth injury and neonatal claims

My main expertise is in Cerebral and Erb’s palsy claims and neonatal claims including hypoglycaemia; hyperbilirubinaemia; kernicterus and retinopathy of prematurity cases. 

I have run several high-profile multiparty actions, including representing families whose cases were considered in the Health Care Commission’s 2006 report into maternal deaths at Northwick Park Hospital, representing at inquest and in civil claims families affected by  the outbreak of endocarditis at the Trent Cardiac Centre in 2009, and representing  families of residents who died at the Orchid View Care Home and contributing to the parliamentary select committee investigating poor quality of care provided in care homes.

I have a sports injury practice advising elite athletes on claims arising from substandard treatment by medical staff. I am a panel member for the Rugby Players Association. I recently settled a large claim for a former Premiership player whose career was ended through a concussion injury and a claim for a player who had a heart attack on the pitch.

I am a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence panel and a Fellow of APIL. I sit on the Training and Accreditation Committee of APIL leading their expert witness training. 

I regularly comment on TV and radio where appropriate and lecture to the legal and medical profession. I run an annual programme of training courses on patient safety and clinical negligence public affairs matters. I also sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Injury Law.

I firmly believe in teamwork and use the litigation process to achieve the very best results for my clients. I have been to trial approximately 10 times in my career. 

What others say…

Ian Christian demonstrates particular strength in birth injury and neonatal cases. He has further experience in serious spinal injury and fatal claims as well as those arising from sporting injuries… He leads from the front... He is someone who is highly regarded in the field.

Chambers & Partners 2023

Ian Christian is a “formidable leader” and “outstanding“.

Legal 500 2022

Ian Christian is approachable and professional, and continues to go above and beyond. He is a really great lawyer.

Chambers & Partners 2022

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