Legal Executive, Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence & Personal injury

Jonathan Herbert

Jonathan is a specialist in the fields of clinical negligence, personal injury and asbestos-related industrial diseases, and has a wealth of knowledge, in these areas acting for claimants.

He has practised in all areas of personal injury since 1987 eventually working exclusively in this area of law since 2004. He has a wealth of civil ligation experience. He is an APIL accredited senior litigator and Law Society personal injury accredited lawyer. Jonathan has been ranked in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Jonathan’s caseload is wide ranging and has included injuries of the utmost severity caused both in traumatic and medical accidents. Many of Jonathan’s cases also involve psychiatric injuries.

Jonathan has also assisted dispute resolution colleagues acting for clients in professional negligence claims alleging negligent handling of their personal injury or clinical negligence claim.

Jonathan Herbert

Specialisms & expertise

  • Jonathan's clinical negligence claims have involved a wide variety of issues, some examples include:
  • Negligent spinal surgery
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Delay in the diagnosis of cancer, including thyroid and lung
  • Negligent surgical treatment, including spinal, abdominal and orthopaedic
  • Substandard ophthalmic treatment
  • Misdiagnosis of a range of life threatening conditions including ectopic pregnancies
  • Substandard management of patient's care by general practitioners
  • Fatal Accident Act claims arising out of hospital negligence.
  • Jonathan's personal injury claims span all aspects of employer's, public, and occupiers’ liability claims, including cases involving:
  • Injuries caused by occupational exposure to asbestos and platinum salts
  • Injuries caused by residential exposure to damp living conditions.

Examples of work

Mr G v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Issued at the High Court)

Mrs W v her deceased husband’s former employer

Mr W v van driver (Issued in the County Court)

Mr C v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Issued in the County Court)

Miss N v nightclub owner (Issued in the County Court)

Mr J v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Issued in the High Court)

Achievements & other appointments

Currently recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers UK 2024.

Jonathan Herbert, Chambers 2024 Law Society - Accreditation Personal Injury logo APIL senior litigator PI


Jonathan is a Chartered Legal Executive who took a break in his studies to focus on his caseload before finalising his civil litigation qualifications in November 2007.  In the light of his significant experience, he was admitted as a fellow in 2007 without having to complete two further years employment on completion of his qualifications.