Sarah Vaughan Jones QC
+44 (0)20 7822 1200
"really good manner with clients and witnesses"Chambers UK
"robust and straightforward approach"Chambers UK
"The best silk for defendant clinical negligence"Chambers UK 2017
"A heavyweight silk"Legal 500 2017
With many years of experience in both professional negligence and personal injury litigation, Sarah has specialised in disputes involving health professionals or complex medical issues since taking Silk in 2008. She is recognised as a leading Silk in clinical negligence.
Chambers UK 2017 ranks Sarah as a Band 1 Silk in clinical negligence, describing her as “very bright, incredibly thorough and good company”, while she is described in Legal 500 2016 as “the best silk for defendant clinical negligence”. There is particular praise for her “really good manner with clients and witnesses” and her ability to do “an incredibly thorough job.” Sarah has a reputation as “an asset to any team” who “never fails to impress in terms of her medical knowledge”: with “incisive analysis and grasp of detail”, she “quickly identifies the key issues and gets to the point quickly” and has “excellent judgment”. Sarah is known for her “excellent grasp of medicine” and as “a fearsome negotiator at round table meetings, thanks to her robust and straightforward approach” and solicitors also value her “terrific” conference skills (Chambers UK).
Recent cases include:
- X v an NHS Trust 
Representing defendant in defending claim for alleged negligence in conduct of spinal operation
- A v University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 366 (QB)
Assessment of damages in claim for cerebral palsy sustained at birth
- S v an NHS Trust 
Defending claim for alleged delay in delivery of second twin
- P v an NHS Trust 
Claim for damages for tetraplegia due to spinal cord ischaemia. Represented the defendant which admitted misinterpretation of MRI scans but disputed causation, alleging claimant’s paralysis would have been inevitable, even with earlier diagnosis of spinal cord ischaemia. Complex medical issues. Claimant discontinued shortly before trial
- Z v an NHS Trust
Defending claim for alleged failure by doctor in Emergency Department to admit patient with chronic condition because of intercurrent illness.