Michael de Navarro QC
+44 (0)20 7822 1200
“Tough, committed to cases, and very experienced”Legal 500 2021
“A leader in his field who inspires confidence in his clients“Chambers UK 2020
“A very senior barrister with a lot of gravitas"Chambers UK 2020
“Highly experienced and an extremely effective advocate”Chambers UK 2019
“He gets straight to the nub of a problem and is excellent on his feet"Chambers UK 2019
“Extremely experienced and very resolute. A real heavyweight”Chambers UK 2018
“Very sharp and very switched on"Chambers UK 2018
"A true force to be reckoned with"Legal 500 2017
“hugely in demand”Chambers UK
“brave, robust advice”Chambers UK
“a brilliant cross-examiner”Chambers UK
Michael’s principal specialism is clinical negligence and, in particular, catastrophic injury cases involving children and adults with brain and spinal injuries.
Described as a “combative terrier of an advocate” (Chambers UK), he is a tenacious litigator sought out by clients who know the steel beneath his charming and immensely civil approach. He is also highly valued for his advice and negotiating skills in achieving sensible litigation – risk settlements.
He is described as “a brilliant cross-examiner.” As one solicitor stated, “there is no one that I would rather have onside when contesting liability” (Chambers UK). “His ‘vast experience’ means he is ‘fantastic for complex cases involving large numbers of experts and witnesses.'” (Legal 500).
Michael is frequently instructed for defendants, including the NHSLA. He is also instructed for claimants.
Michael also has considerable experience of personal injury, professional negligence, insurance and health and safety at work.