Phil Barnes


Medical Negligence

Phil is a Partner in the Medical Negligence Team in our Birmingham office.
Phil Barnes

Phil acts solely for patients and their families. He has a broad range of experience in medical negligence cases, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical mistakes, nerve damage, nursing negligence, child birth trauma and fatal claims. He has specialist interest in healthcare-associated infection cases and in 2005 settled the first reported case involving the negligent contraction of MRSA.  He regularly represents clients at inquest and has been involved in a number of high profile cases.

Phil trained at Hugh James and qualified in 2000, before moving to Anthony Collins, where he attained Associateship. He joined Shoosmiths in November 2009 and was made Partner in May 2011.

Phil Barnes enters the rankings following positive market feedback. One interviewee says: "He is really thorough and determined - the kind of guy to pull out all the stops to take a case to conclusion." - Chambers UK