Louis Weston

Louis Weston

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Louis Weston is recognised for his expertise in several practice areas by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

Clinical Negligence - Western (Bar) - Band 2

A highly experienced barrister practising across the London Bar and Western Circuit. He handles a range of clinical negligence claims including those relating to delayed diagnoses and cosmetic surgery. He also acts in cases concerning negligent veterinary treatment and veterinary products.  
Recent work: Acted for a claimant in a matter concerning the mismanagement of delivery.

Sport - London (Bar) - Band 1

Manages a blossoming sports practice and has key knowledge of match-fixing cases. He receives instructions relating to snooker, motor racing and horse racing.
Strengths: "An excellent barrister in all respects. He is extremely bright and has a keen analytical mind." "He has a great sense of humour in front of panels, but he still takes the work seriously."
Recent work: Acted for the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association to prosecute match-fixing allegations against an amateur snooker player.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Clinical Negligence - Western (Bar) - Band 2

Well regarded by his peers as an analytical lawyer with a powerful court presence. He splits his practice between the London Bar and Western Circuit, and has experience in the complementary area of product liability including involvement in the recent PIP breast implant scandal. His expertise includes handling litigation related to veterinary negligence and defective veterinary products.
Strengths: "A larger than life character who is really impressive. He has the ability to digest years of litigation and filings into his brain very quickly." "A good overall barrister who is good on his feet."

Sport - London (Bar) - Band 2

Has a fantastic reputation for his strong regulatory and disciplinary work before the British Horseracing Authority and the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. He also undertakes doping and corruption cases across the world of sport.
Strengths: "He is extremely bright with a keen analytical mind. He is able to quickly identify the key issues in any dispute and communicate them in a clear manner."
Recent work: Instructed by the BHA in the prosecution of 39 jockeys, in a case concerning the start of the 2014 Grand National.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Sports Law – London Bar

Louis Weston of 3PB Barristers has represented governing bodies from horse racing and greyhound racing in connection with corruption and disciplinary matters. He has also acted on corruption and doping matters in athletics, snooker, football and rugby.
Expertise: "He's a natural advocate; very skilful and unflappable." "Advice from Louis Weston is like receiving advice from Zeus - you know it's right and if it's not then a fork of lightning will come down and make it right."
Recent work: He prosecuted a corruption case for the BHA against jockey Eddie Ahern and four other individuals.

Clinical negligence – Western Bar Band 2 Set

Louis Weston - Has established an interesting niche in veterinary surgery cases alongside his general clinical negligence caseload. He is chiefly noted in this area for his work on behalf of doctors, surgeons and other individual healthcare professionals.
Expertise: "He is extremely able and extremely effective in everything that he does - he never disappoints."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

Sports Law – London Bar

Louis Weston of 3PB Barristers. A highly regarded junior, whose sports practice primarily centres on disputes in horse racing and greyhound racing. He is regularly instructed by the British Horseracing Authority on corruption, race fixing and riding offences.
Expertise: “He is incredibly bright and great to work with, and can turn his hand to anything.”
Recent work: He was led by Mark Warby QC in the prosecution of 11 cases of conspiracy to fix horse racing. 

Clinical Negligence - Western (Bar)

Louis Weston represents a wide range of clients, including doctors, veterinary surgeons and other healthcare workers. He is noted for his skill with misdiagnosis cases.
Expertise: “He is extremely down to earth and builds a good rapport with his clients.” “He has a medical background and is extraordinarily helpful. He is exactly the sort of counsel you want.”


Louis Weston is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He has a good brain with excellent technical knowledge.

Regional Bar - Western Circuit
Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors
Louis Weston
- He has a good brain with excellent technical knowledge.

London Bar.
Sport – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He has a quirky way about him that clients like.

London Bar. 
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) - Leading juniors
Louis Weston - A popular choice in sports-related disputes.



Louis Weston is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He has expertise in health and safety, professional discipline and trading standards

London Bar.
Sport – Leading juniors
Louis Weston - He is outstanding and has a very good understanding of the sports market.

London Bar
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) - Leading juniors
Louis Weston - A popular choice in sports-related disputes.

Louis Weston is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 for his expertise at the London Bar.
3PB’s Louis Weston - “Quickly masters his brief. He is respected by all sides and a pleasure to work with.”
3PB’s Louis Weston - “Respected by all and a pleasure to work with.”

Louis Weston is Recommended by the Legal 500 Directory 2013/14 as Leading Junior at the London Bar for his Media, Entertainment and Sport and also Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) expertise. "3PB’s ‘quick-witted, experienced advocate’ and horseracing expert Louis Weston."


Louis Weston was educated at Winchester and briefly studied medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital  before taking a First in Philosophy from Bristol University in 1992 and winning the Miller Barstow Prize in 1991. He is ranked in both the Chambers Directory and the Legal 500 as a leading Junior.

He has a strong practice based upon his hard work, preparation and powerful, robust advocacy and clear advice with particular expertise and experience in Clinical Negligence and appears in healthcare tribunals.

Louis Weston acts in inquisitorial proceedings.  He has represented families at deaths arising from RTAs and alleged clinical negligence and represented companies at Inquests arising from fatal accidents at work

His Clinical Negligence practice spans Doctors, Veterinary Surgeons and Healthcare Professionals. He has advised and is currently in instructed in a range of clinical negligence cases including:

  • Delayed and other failures of diagnosis.  He has advised in cases of misdiagnosis of cancers, failure to diagnose and treat cancer and MRSA.
  • Defective implants and medicines. He has a history of product liability cases from his commercial work and is currently instructed in a number of cases of PIP implant cases.  He has previously advised in cases involving prosthetics and misrepresentation of efficacy of medicines and vaccines.
  • Clinical incompetence including failed cosmetic surgery. He has advised in failed cosmetic surgery and other cosmetic procedures involving failed techniques as well as defective products and defective procedures both in respect of clinical and commercial claims.
  • Failures of consent.  He has acted in cases involving negligent failure to obtain informed consent and content to surgery and other intervention.
  • Negligent Veterinary Treatment. He has acted in commercial litigation arising from negligent veterinary products as well as in negligent vetting and treatment of Racehorses.  Such claims have involved millions of pounds in compensation.

He has lectured to solicitors and practitioners on clinical negligence and related topics.

In 2009 he was appointed a Recorder to the South Eastern Circuit.

News

December 13 2016:

Sports Law Barrister Louis Weston represents the BHA in the re-hearing of the Jim Best case ...read more


November 10 2016:

Louis Weston, 3PB Head of Sports Group, acts in FA disciplinary proceedings on betting charges ...read more


July 25 2016:

Louis Weston acts for the Turf Club in respect of the suspension of Pyromaniac ...read more


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Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Recorder

Professional Bodies

  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Member of ARDL