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3PB

Chambers of David Berkley QC

3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH1 3PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Fax:
Fax 01202 298498
DX:
7612 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

Hamish Dunlop

Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk/profile/hamish-dunlop
3PB (Chambers of David Berkley QC)

Work Department

Family; Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

Position

Hamish combines a specialist civil practice with cases concerning financial provision on divorce.

His specialist civil practice is exclusively clinical negligence and more complex personal injury litigation. Important and valuable clinical negligence cases have involved failures in GP referrals leading to cauda equina lesions; subarachnoid haemorrhage; and limb amputations. His claims against hospital specialists have included A&E departments; obstetrics; orthopaedic and general surgery. He also undertakes product liability claims. He sits as a legal assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Disciplinary Committees.

Hamish is experienced in high-value PI litigation including claims for housing requirements; lifetime care and complex dependency claims.

As an ancillary relief practitioner, he has a particular specialism for dependency claims by wives; partners and children. As to financial provision on divorce, Hamish’s specialisms include the tole of businesses in financial provision and the treatment of trusts. Hamish has a particular interest in property co-ownership. As a civil practitioner, he is able to apply his experience operating within the CPR to maximum effect in TOLATA proceedings.

Based on the Western Circuit, Hamish regularly appears in the Principal Registry. Hamish is accredited to undertake work on a direct access basis.

Career

Called 1991, Middle Temple.

Member

PIBA; FLBA; Western Circuit.

Education

University of Warwick (1989 BA (Hons)); Central London Polytechnic (1990 Dip (Law) 1990).

Leisure

Sailing, riding, running, theatre.


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

With barristers operating out of six UK offices, 3PB’s ‘strength in depth is remarkable’. A key highlight for the set was Hamish Dunlop appearing in the Supreme Court regarding the high-profile Owens v Owens divorce case. Recent key developments in 2018 include Vanessa Meachin QC taking silk and Simon Lillington joining from College Chambers. The clerks are ‘extremely proactive and on the ball’, and ‘they know their barristers well’. Chambers directors Mark Heath, Russell Porter, Stuart Pringle and Matthew Wildish are key contacts. Simon Astill is the chief executive. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

With barristers operating out of six UK offices, 3PB’s ‘strength in depth is remarkable’. A key highlight for the set was Hamish Dunlop appearing in the Supreme Court regarding the high-profile Owens v Owens divorce case. Recent key developments in 2018 include Vanessa Meachin QC taking silk and Simon Lillington joining from College Chambers. The clerks are ‘extremely proactive and on the ball’, and ‘they know their barristers well’. Chambers directors Mark Heath, Russell Porter, Stuart Pringle and Matthew Wildish are key contacts. Simon Astill is the chief executive. Offices in: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Winchester

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBHighly recommended for financial provision cases.

Within: Family and children law

Excellent set3PB’s family team is ‘very strong on both financial specialists and child law specialists’. Key areas of instruction include matrimonial finance, child abduction, non-accidental injuries, domestic and sexual abuse cases and care and placement applications, among others. In a major highlight for the set, Hamish Dunlop appeared in the Supreme Court in the high-profile Owens v Owens divorce case; the key issue is whether the current divorce laws should be reformed to allow no-fault divorce. In June 2018 Simon Lillington joined from College Chambers.

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Hamish Dunlop - 3PBWell known for his expertise in clinical negligence matters.

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