David Pittaway QC, Barrister of the Inner Temple, Halisham Chambers

David Pittaway QC is widely regarded as a leading silk in medical law, public inquiries, regulatory and disciplinary matters, product liability and insurance law. He frequently appears on behalf of claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases, healthcare professionals in disciplinary tribunals and acts on behalf of NHS bodies in public law related matters including the administrative court, inquiries and inquests.

He has substantial experience of large-scale litigation arising out of his involvement in The Cervical Screening Litigation, The Shipman Inquiry, The Kingsway Hospital, Derby Inquest and The Capper Pass Claims Review Scheme. He is ranked in the legal directories as a leading silk in medical law and disciplinary matters.

Appointments: Bencher of the Inner Temple, Deputy High Court Judge (QBD), Recorder, Chancellor of the Diocese of Peterborough, Legal Member of the MHRT, Legal Assessor to the RCVS

Practice areas


  • Fellow Ch Inst of Arb, Accredited Mediator, Chairman of the Neuberger Monitoring and Implementation Group,, Member of the Bar Council's General Manage


  • Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA) (Exhibitioner), F.C.I. Arb

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