John Hall
  • John Hall

  • Partner

Qualification:

Leicester University 1973 LLB

Year Of Admission:

1976

Career Highlights:

I acted for the parent of a child in a wrongful birth claim.  Her daughter had been born with Spina Bifida and the hospital had negligently failed to diagnose the condition.  The mother gave birth to a severely handicapped child when she would have opted for an abortion.  I secured a settlement sum of £4m which at the time was the highest amount ever awarded in this type of claim.

Experience and Expertise:

I act for clients in connection with clinical negligence claims and also high value personal injury claims.  I have acted for a number of children who have suffered from cerebral palsy as a result of being negligently deprived of oxygen at birth.  Most of them have come from poor families and when their parents have contacted me they have been struggling to cope.  I have managed to secure for them life changing sums of money that have transformed their lives.  The families have been able to move into specially adapted accommodation with a managed care regime and the most up to date technological appliances to enable them to enjoy a significantly enhanced quality of life.  In a recent case I secured an award in excess of £7m.

Professional Memberships/Directorship:

  • I am a Panel Member of AVMA and a Senior Litigator with APIL. 
  • Recommended for "high quality, complex cases" in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2016.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I had no particular ambitions as a child.  In an ideal world I would liked to have been a professional footballer but sadly did not have the talent.

Why law as a career?

The choice was between accountancy and the legal profession.  I always felt I had an ability to analyse and problem solve and felt that a career in law would be much more interesting than a career in accountancy.

What one thing could you not live without?

Good health.

Hobbies and interests 

I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym.  I also enjoy watching most ball sports and going out for meals.