MIKE HILL, BARRISTER
A unique perspective
I have been at the Bar since 2004. Before that I was a general dental practitioner for almost 15 years. I was a partner in two practices between Newcastle and Sunderland and taught intravenous sedation at Newcastle Dental School. In the nineties I ran a dental clinic for the government of the Republic of Seychelles for a year and was a dentist in two orphanages abroad.
Early in my career at the bar I was instructed in crime and civil cases, acting for the Crown, claimants and defendants. Later, my background made it a natural step into clinical negligence and that is my sole specialism now.
Approximately 50% of my work is dental negligence and the other 50% is non-dental clinical negligence. Naturally I act for both claimants and defendants.
I hope that my experience in my former career can bring something to my work at the bar. It certainly helps me guide both lay and professional clients - and judges -through the maze of medical records and nomenclature.
I hope that my November 2018 move from Trinity Chambers to Parklane Plowden Chambers will further improve the service I can provide to both lay and professional clients.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Newcastle 1989
Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation 1997
CPE Semple Piggot Rochez 2002
BVC Northumbria 2004