Arabella Tait

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Ralph Smith KC
Frances McMenamin KC

Contact 07739 639305

Practice Profile

Arabella has an extensive civil practice, specialising in high value and complex personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Her considerable experience encompasses medical, dental, nursing and midwifery claims, and she has particular expertise in catastrophic injury claims. Accidents at work, road traffic accidents, industrial disease (including asbestos-related litigation) and occupiers' liability are other key areas of focus. Arabella acts for both pursuers and defenders.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Barrister in London

BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence (Brasenose College, Oxford); LLM (London School of Economics)


  • Ad hoc Advocate Depute (2011 –present)
  • Standing Junior to the Advocate General – Ministry of Defence (2012–2021)

Selected Cases

  • Simmons v British Steel [2004] SC (HL) 94

    Personal injury and causation in negligence


Chambers and Partners 2024 Bar Guide:
• Band 1 for Clinical Negligence
• Band 1 for Personal Injury

"An extremely experienced senior junior with phenomenal attention to detail. She provides great support to her senior counsel as well as welcome guidance to her instructing agents"

"A very experienced advocate and a strong negotiator. Technically sound regarding clinical negligence matters."

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