Medical Negligence Direct Access Barrister


Michael Shaw is a specialist medical negligence direct access barrister.

Michael describes his approach to medical negligence

“We all value the NHS and the hardworking health care providers who work within it. However, to err is human and when mistakes are made they can and do have life changing consequences. All healthcare providers are required to carry professional indemnity insurance, to ensure that victims of medical negligence have a basic safety net to help them manage what are often life changing injuries.

Of course, money will never be adequate compensation but it can help families manage their lives when healthcare goes wrong. 

I have been privileged to spend over 20 years working for people who have suffered all manner of injuries through no fault of their own. I love my job. Every case brings a new challenge and new rewards, and while medical negligence cases can often be complex, I try to make the process as clear and straightforward as I can for each of my clients. I want to take away all the legal speak and the medical jargon to leave my clients in no doubt as to exactly where they are. Once that’s understood I can more easily advise you on the best next steps and how to take them.

Because I am registered as a direct access barrister, members of the public are now welcome to instruct me directly. Not only will you save on solicitors fees, but you’ll have your own experienced lawyer who is just an email or phone call away.”

Types of claims Michael has dealt with

Michael has been working for clients with medical negligence claims for more than 20 years. The following is a list of the types of healthcare cases he has brought during his career.



Michael’s testimonials

“Throughout the whole procedure my case against ******* ******* NHS Trust was carried out in a very professional manner…The service and advice was first class and I would like to thank Michael for all the effort he took to give me the best advice. The complete service was great!”

Mr David Milligan – Middlesex – Medical Negligence Client


“You handled everything very professionally and negotiated to my best interests. You were prompt and sympathetic to all my queries which was so helpful at such a stressful time. I am most grateful and would have no hesitation in recommending you”.

Mr C Morgan – Manchester – Medical Negligence Client


“I am very grateful for the help and support that was available. I am grateful to Michael for taking the time to trace the driver and checking for CCTV footage in the area and grateful to him for keeping me up to date with the final process”.

Mr M Cooke – Bolton – A&E Misdiagnosis Client


“Excellent service from Michael and fast access via the phone. Thank you for your work and support”.

Mr M Chaudrey – Edgbaston – Dental Negligence Client


“Thank you very much Michael for your professional service. Great communication keeping you updated to whatever stage your case is in. I would recommend your services to any friend that needs them. Thank you once again”.

Mr H Farmah – Slough – Civil Litigation Client

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Medical Negligence Direct Access Barrister was last modified: July 12th, 2024 by Michael