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Mike Hill
Call 2004
Specialisms: Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, costs
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Mike Hill


Mike has a busy clinical dental negligence practice.

Mike qualified as a dental surgeon and practised dentistry for 15 years before coming to the Bar in 2004, he therefore has a unique understanding of clinical negligence claims acting for both Claimants and Defendants. Whilst operating from Chambers in Newcastle and Teesside, Mike accepts instructions from across the UK. He is also prepared to review certain cases on a pre-CFA basis.

Mike has his own clinical and dental negligence focused website


CLAMP v K (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202837. Settlement of a complex dental claim for £125,000

HEYES v COOKSON (2016) Lawtel Document No. AM0202902. Settlement of a periodontal mismanagement claim for £85,000

ISHAQ v K (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202832. Settlement of a periodontal mismanagement claim for £56,000

MILLS v (1) H (2) B (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202834. Settlement of a dental claim for £51,000

POWNALL v A (2015) LawtelDocument No. AM0202836. Settlement of a dental claim for £45,000

RAYBOULD v Y (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202833. Settlement of a dental claim for £50,000

WORMALD v STH NHS FT Lawtel Document No. AM0202199. Settlement of a coronectomy claim for £22,000

Wardle v N (2013) LTLPI 7/8/2013. Settlement of an inferior alveolar nerve injury claim

Lingham v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (2013) LTLPI 7/8/2013. Settlement of a lingual nerve injury claim

GH v WC LTLPI  (2012) 8/10/12

MM v David Paul Eley (2011) LTLPI 29/2/2012

SD v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2011) LTLPI 02/08/11


Recent cases include:


"He has invaluable experience in dental negligence claims." Chambers & Partners 2019

"He provides good client care and is especially strong on all matters involving dentists." Clinical Negligence, Chambers UK 2018

"Very experienced in dental negligence claims" Legal 500 2017

“Has a well-established reputation as a key clinical negligence barrister with a particular focus on dental claims. He represents both claimants and defendants.” "He has a good rapport with clients and is excellent with expert witnesses. He is thorough, has a good understanding of the law and, with his dental background, has strong medical knowledge also." "He always makes himself available and sticks to deadlines." Chambers UK 2017

"As a qualified dental surgeon, is an expert in dental negligence. He also has experience in cases involving orthopaedic and anaesthetic negligence, schizophrenia, alcoholism and severe drug reactions. ‘Recommended for dental negligence.’" Legal 500 2016

"He understands all the issues. He's very impressive; efficient and approachable. His turnaround is really good too." Chambers UK 2016

"Very approachable." Legal 500 2015

"Has a broad clinical negligence practice, and acts for both claimants and defendants. He is a former dental surgeon, and is particularly highly valued for his expertise in dental negligence cases. "He is always willing to help, and he really simplifies complex dental cases."" Chambers UK 2015

"Fantastic attention to detail" Legal 500 2014

"Developing a niche in dental negligence" Legal 500 2013


  • Visiting Lecturer & Tutor to MSc in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Visiting Lecturer to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and Dentistry at the Northern Deanery
  • Trinity Chambers' Deputy Pupillage Training Principal
  • Trinity Chambers' Deputy Equality & Diversity Officer


  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • North of England Medico-legal Society
  • Gray's Inn
  • North Eastern Circuit 


Mike delivers a range of lectures on clinical and dental negligence to lawyers and upon legal matters to doctors and dentists. In the last 12 months he has spoken to:

  • British Association of Oral Surgeons’ Annual Conference
  • NHS England Study days
  • Newcastle University Implant Diploma
  • Sinton’s Annual North East Dental Conference
  • Newcastle University Sedation MSc and Diploma
  • AvMa Training Sessions


  • Foreword to The Effective and Efficient Clinical Negligence Expert Witness


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Newcastle 1989
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation 1997
  • CPE Semple Piggot Rochez 2002
  • BVC Northumbria 2004


Mike spent 15 years as a general dental practitioner and 7 years as a tutor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Dental School before coming to the Bar in 2004. Further details regarding Mike's practice and additional clinical and dental negligence resources can be found on his website