Joe Wakeford


  • I am a Legal 500 recommended lawyer for clinical negligence and personal injury.
  • Case examples include disputed causation of child brain injury claims where the claimant was involved in an RTA, brain injured bankers and issues surrounding their career prospects and PVS claims arising from inappropriate restraint as well as catastrophic injury claims leading to brain injury and severe neurological injuries. Automatism and GPs responsibility for advising of risk report requirement to DVLA, inquests involving vulnerable adults, recovery from third parties and employers and public liability claims.
  • I advise on capacity and consent, emergency applications, support through catastrophic events such as legionella outbreaks and death in custody, media control, inquests and governance particularly to feed back the lessons for the reduction of risk.

Significant reported cases

Trial successes include Court of Appeal cases:
Came v Exeter Health Authority on striking out for no cause of action
Huggins v Avon Health Authority testing Bolam and Bolitho on duty of care
Leeson v Marsden and United Bristol Healthcare Trust on defective service of proceedings

Contact Details

+44 23 8038 2677


‘Joe Wakeford is a first-class defence lawyer with strong strategic sense.’

Legal 500 2022 - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence: Defendant

Joe Wakeford is an experienced defence solicitor who is strong on client relationships

Legal 500 2017

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