Kevin Haven - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Kevin Haven - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence profile

Kevin has over 20 years experience of clinical negligence claims predominantly acting for Claimants but is also instructed on behalf of Defendants.  He has a broad practice covering all the major categories of Clinical Negligence work undertaken in Chambers but with a particular interest in:

  • Dental/Maxillofacial Claims
  • Renal Work – with a detailed understanding of mitrofanoff surgery
  • Psychiatric Claims – particularly relating to adolescences


In the field of personal injury claim Kevin has dealt with a range of high value claims particularly dealing with motorcycle and maritime injury claims – including The European Gateway, Herald of Free Enterprise, Piper Alpha and St Malo Ferry.

He has also dealt with claims featured on “Holidays from Hell” arising from the school trip on MV Victoria which caught fire off the coast of Cyprus with over 250 children on board and the Turkish Beach Bus crash.

In addition he has also been in a number of large claims on behalf of children and young people with significant psychological and psychiatric injuries


01962 868161 / 020 7353 0711


Year of call: 1982
  • Governor University of Portsmouth 2003 to 2009 - Chair of Audit Committee 2006 to 2009
Areas of specialism:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • BA (Hon) Law - University of Kent
  • LLM Admiralty & Shipping Law - University College, University of London
  • Dip IPL – Diploma in Intellectual Property Law - Queen Mary College, University of London
Professional associations:
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Profession Negligence Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Society of Mediators
Professional activities:
  • Solicitor 1990 to 1995
  • Accredited Mediator (LSM)
  • CIArb
Outside Interests:
  • RYA Yachtmaster – former sailing instructor
  • Yacht racing - RORC and Fastnet
  • Founder of Manches Yacht Racing Cup 1990
  • Previously taught the law modules for the Professional Skipper course at the National Sailing Centre at Cowes