Alex Poole

Year of Call: 2002, Inner Temple

Alex poole
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Alex is a specialist in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. 

Personal injury

Alex undertakes multi track work only. He acts for claimants and defendants in complex claims of high value involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries and serious chronic pain and psychiatric disorders, with contested expert evidence across all medical disciplines. He is on the panels of most major insurers and is instructed in all areas of personal injury law, concerning the liability of occupiers, employers, road users, local authorities, landlords etc.

He has vast experience in the defence of dishonest personal injury claims, from single claimants to the very largest fraud rings. He is sought after in the most contentious claims, which have resulted in many findings of fundamental dishonesty.

Alex is an accredited mediator and is also experienced in representing parties in mediation/ADR.

Notable cases include:

M v G – catastrophic brain injuries to 4-year-old child in road traffic accident.

S v Q – catastrophic spinal injuries to 18-year-old.

K v P – double fatality motorcycle collision.


Clinical negligence

Alex has a broad practice for claimants, which encompasses areas such as: 

  • Neonatal death.
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancers.
  • Gynaecological surgery.
  • Post-surgical complications.
  • Opthalmology.
  • Prescription of incorrect medication.

Notable cases include:

F v N – Failed excision of Bartholin’s cyst - chronic pain, psychiatric injury.

B v W – Failure to diagnose post-surgical complications (bile peritonitis)

S v M – Misdiagnosis of cutaneous lupus as carcinoma – unnecessary disfiguring surgery.

W v N – Negligent failure to diagnose syphilis - blindness

G v B – Negligently performed sterilisation reversal 

R v W – Negligently prescribed antibiotics leading to catastrophic vestibular damage

P v B – Stillbirth

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


  • Manchester Grammar School
  • Edinburgh University - MA (Hons)

Articles by Alex