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7BR

Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 2511
DX:
347 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7br.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

At 7BR, counsel have expertise in a number of practice areas including personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability, family and crime. β€˜The work produced is of a consistently high standard and solicitors can have confidence that they will always be provided with an excellent service.’ On the practice management side, the clerks are β€˜very quick to respond, very proactive in making things happen, and very helpful and pleasant to deal with’. Paul Eeles in particular is β€˜excellent’, and is senior clerk alongside Steven Wright, who joined in 2017 from Three Raymond Buildings. Rachel Holmes is chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Barbara Connolly QC - 7BR β€˜Exceptionally meticulous in her preparation and a formidable cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rachel Langdale QC - 7BR β€˜Tenacious, bold and relentless.’

Ranked: tier 3
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Anita Guha - 7BR β€˜A meticulous and robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Richard Clayton QC - 7BR β€˜One of the brightest barristers at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7BR

7BR has β€˜an excellent range of clinical negligence practitioners’, who are β€˜extremely efficient and cooperative’, and construct β€˜innovative solutions to meet client needs’. With β€˜fantastic strength in depth’, the set has β€˜a formidable reputation’. Members are experienced in a range of clinical negligence matters, with particular expertise in birth-related injury claims including neonatal brain damage and cerebral palsy.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜A legend in the clinical negligence field – undoubtedly a leader.’

Ranked: tier 1

Derek Sweeting QC - 7BR β€˜He is outstanding all round.’

Ranked: tier 5

Hugh Preston QC - 7BR β€˜He is highly respected and greatly in demand.’

Ranked: tier 5
Clinical negligence – 2016 silks

Adam Weitzman QC - 7BR β€˜He has exceptional technical expertise.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BR β€˜A thorough and impressive advocate and negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Ellis - 7BR β€˜Experienced in handling complex and high-value claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon King - 7BR β€˜An extremely tough and capable advocate, who gets his points across disarmingly well.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Walker - 7BR β€˜Approachable, understanding and supportive of clients throughout, but also able to give firm and clear advice where necessary.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Pendlebury - 7BR β€˜He deals effortlessly with experts in complicated matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Lumbers - 7BR β€˜She is very sympathetic and provides good and timely advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Leslie Keegan - 7BR β€˜He has significant experience and adds value to all cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Baker - 7BR β€˜An extremely capable senior junior with a pleasant manner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Wheatley - 7BR β€˜A formidable opponent, who is robust in negotiations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜He has a sharp eye and a great mind.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adam Korn - 7BR β€˜A safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 4

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BR β€˜An excellent barrister, who adopts a calm, kind and thoughtful approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

James House QC - 7BR β€˜A go-to counsel for homicides involving arson.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Gareth Weetman - 7BR β€˜His work includes complex human trafficking cases and violent crime too.’

Ranked: tier 3

Vanessa Marshall - 7BR β€˜With a background in nursing, her work includes cases involving medical issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Collingwood Thompson QC - 7BR β€˜A very user-friendly silk, who is responsive and gives practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: crime – 2017 silks

Andrew Wheeler QC - 7BR β€˜He prosecutes top cases for the SFO and CPS.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Steven Gray - 7BR β€˜A member of the SFO panel with experience in cross-border cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Bilal Rawat - 7BR β€˜He leaves no stones unturned.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Walker - 7BR β€˜He has an excellent ability of untangling difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Robottom - 7BR β€˜A standout practitioner, who always goes the extra mile for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

7BR

7BR is β€˜a strong set’, where the β€˜highly skilled’ barristers have β€˜an excellent range of knowledge’ in maximum severity brain and spinal injury claims. The set also has particular expertise in historic abuse cases.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜He is a fearless advocate and will take difficult cases to trial.’

Ranked: tier 2
Personal injury – 2016 silks

Adam Weitzman QC - 7BR β€˜His advocacy at trial is both authoritative and compelling.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BR β€˜He is a good communicator with clients and provides excellent tactical advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Pendlebury - 7BR β€˜Pragmatic, experienced and commercially minded.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon King - 7BR β€˜He is not afraid to fight a claimant’s corner for them.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Walker - 7BR β€˜He is exceptionally bright with a keen eye for factual and legal detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜He is empathetic with clients and presents their cases in the most effective manner possible.’

Ranked: tier 4

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BR β€˜Her attention to detail and forensic examination of medical records is exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 5

Liam Ryan - 7BR β€˜An impressive advocate, who fights hard for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

7BR

7BR is β€˜at the cutting edge’ of product liability law, where the β€˜impressive’ members have experience in the highest courts. Case highlights include the headline breast and hip implant group actions.

Product liability – Leading silks

Hugh Preston QC - 7BR β€˜A very knowledgeable and measured advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜A fearless advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2
Product liability – Leading juniors

Adam Korn - 7BR β€˜Very good for claims in this area.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Bertram - 7BR β€˜A very good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

At 7BR, counsel have expertise in a number of practice areas including personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability, family and crime. β€˜The work produced is of a consistently high standard and solicitors can have confidence that they will always be provided with an excellent service.’ On the practice management side, the clerks are β€˜very quick to respond, very proactive in making things happen, and very helpful and pleasant to deal with’. Paul Eeles in particular is β€˜excellent’, and is senior clerk alongside Steven Wright, who joined in 2017 from Three Raymond Buildings. Rachel Holmes is chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading juniors

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜His work includes doping, selection and elite athlete medical negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Fraud and corporate crime

Head of 7BR, Collingwood Thompson QC represented the claimant in Citic Pacific v Secretary of State for Justice, a case before the Hong Kong Court of Appeal regarding legal professional privilege.

Fraud and corporate crime – Leading silks

Collingwood Thompson QC - 7BR β€˜Very easy to work with and very responsive.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

7BR’s Collingwood Thompson QC has experience in legal professional privilege and financial regulation matters in Hong Kong. On the administrative side, joint senior clerks Paul Eeles and Rod McGurk are key contacts, alongside chief executive Rachel Holmes.

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