Jasmine Chan is a member of the Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury team. She is regularly instructed in complex and high value cases by both Claimants and Defendants.

As part of her clinical negligence practice, Jasmine acts for interested parties at inquests including for families, Trusts and individual doctors and clinicians.


Jasmine accepts instructions in a range of clinical negligence cases for both Claimants and Defendants.  She has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of clinical negligence, including issues of consent, missed and delayed diagnosis, negligent treatment and surgery, unnecessary treatment cases and secondary victim claims.  Jasmine is proficient in dealing with complex issues of breach of duty, causation and quantum.

Her recent cases include:

  • Representing the Claimant in an action arising from the delayed diagnosis and treatment of limb ischemia, as a result of which she underwent a left leg amputation.
  • Representing the Claimant in a claim relating to a delayed diagnosis of IgA nephropathy which resulted in an accelerated need for dialysis and kidney transplant.
  • Acted for the Defendant Trust in a case relating to excessive prescription of corticosteroids, resulting in the alleged development of avascular necrosis. The claim was settled on a without prejudice basis at JSM.
  • Represented the Defendant Trust in a case where it was alleged that the Claimant had not been properly consented for spinal surgery and the surgery itself was performed negligently. The claim was discontinued shortly before trial.
  • Acted for the Claimant in a claim relating to a delayed diagnosis of a CSF leak, leading to meningitis which resulted in severe neurological deficits. The claim settled shortly prior to trial in excess of £10 million. Led by Gerard McDermott KC.
  • Acting for the Defendant, a Turkish hospital, in an ongoing claim involving a British Claimant who travelled to Turkey for a cosmetic procedure.


 As part of her clinical negligence practice, Jasmine acts for interested parties at inquests including for families, Trusts and individual doctors.  Notable inquests she has been involved in include:

  • An inquest into the death of a 10 day old baby from bacterial meningitis, in which Jasmine represented one of the consultant neonatologists.
  • Jasmine represented the family of Mrs K, who died following her GP’s failure to note severely deranged potassium levels on 3 separate occasions.

Jasmine accepts instructions across the full range of serious injury litigation and has experience in road traffic claims, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability matters.  Her cases typically involve life changing injuries.

Jasmine regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants at trial, quantum hearings, interlocutory hearings and costs and case management conferences.  She is an adept negotiator and has secured favourable outcomes for her clients in mediations, round table meetings and joint settlement meetings.

In addition to her court work, Jasmine has a busy paper practice and is frequently instructed to draft statements of case and advise on liability and quantum. She is happy to accept cases on a CFA basis where appropriate.

Before undertaking pupillage, Jasmine was employed as a legal assistant to a leading personal injury silk. Many of the claims that she assisted with involved injuries of the most serious kind and those with a cross-border element. Notable cases that Jasmine worked closely on include Vann v Ocidental-Companhia de Seguros S.A. [2015] EWCA Civ 572 and Knauer v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 9.

  • Megarry Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Sir Thomas More Bursary (Lincoln’s Inn)

  • Law (LLB) (King’s College London)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPP)

  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

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