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Chambers of Simeon Maskrey QC

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Within Children law (including public and private law),

Also recommended are Outer Temple Chambers’ Robin Tolson QC; 1 Pump Court’s Mary Hughes ; Renaissance ChambersBrian Jubb ; Maggie Jones at Garden Court Chambers, who is ‘very good at grappling with complex cases’; Tim Parker at 9 Gough Square, for his ‘ability to absorb an enormous amount of pressure’; and William Tyler at 36 Bedford Row, who ‘cares hugely about his work, and is very generous with his time’. At 7 Bedford Row, Anita Guha is ‘conscientious, eloquent and well prepared’, and Barbara Connolly QCinspires confidence’. Rachel Langdale QC is also highly regarded. Frances Judd QC and Edward Devereux at Harcourt Chambers are well respected, as are Ruth Cabeza and Dennis Sharpe at Field Court Chambers. At Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB), Marcus Lazaridestakes into account long-term aims, not short-term gains’, and Morgan Sirikanda is also recommended.

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Within Clinical negligence and healthcare, 7 Bedford Row (Simeon Maskrey QC) is a second tier set,

For some, 7 Bedford Row’s Simeon Maskrey QC is ‘in a league of his own’ and ‘by far the best silk on his feet’. Derek Sweeting QCinspires confidence’, and Simon King has ‘a clear focus on the client’s best interests’. Richard Baker is ‘always well prepared, and picks up points that win cases’. Also recommended are Peter Ellis, who has ‘invaluable medical knowledge’; Jeremy Pendlebury, who is ‘without doubt an excellent barrister’; and Simon Wheatley, who has ‘no weakness in his armoury’. Julian Matthews is ‘more than equal to the best QCs’. The set’s clerks are also praised as ‘ready to go out of their way to assist’.

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Within Crime, 7 Bedford Row (Simeon Maskrey QC) is a third tier set,

At 7 Bedford Row, experienced silk Richard Latham QC prosecuted in the high-profile trial of Mick and Mairead Philpott, who were found guilty of manslaughter following a fire at their family home in which six children were killed. Timothy Barnes QC, William Coker QC and Nick Hoffman are also recommended.

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Within Employment Employment - Leading Juniors

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Within Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture), 7 Bedford Row (Simeon Maskrey QC) is a third tier set,

7 Bedford Row’s Richard Latham QC and Philip Shears QC are recommended alongside Collingwood Thompson QC, who is noted for his substantial international practice, and Nicholas Dean QC, for financial services fraud. Jason Mansell is ‘one of the best juniors in this area’.

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Within IT and telecoms (except regulatory) IT and telecoms (except regulatory) - Leading Silks

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Within Personal injury, tier 4

7 Bedford Row’s standout name in personal injury is Simeon Maskrey QC, who is recognised for his attention to detail, and ‘very personable approach’. Recommended juniors include Simon King, who displays ‘exceptional advocacy skills’, and Jeremy Pendlebury, who is ‘a real fighter in court’. Brendan Roche and Julian Matthews are also well respected.

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Within Product liability, 7 Bedford Row (Simeon Maskrey QC) is a third tier set,

Claimant set 7 Bedford Row regularly acts in headline group actions such as the PIP implant and DePuy hip replacement claims; the ‘insightful, adventurous and daringHugh Preston QC acted in both cases. The widely respected and experienced Simeon Maskrey QC is also recommended, as are juniors Julian Matthews and Adam Korn, who has ‘excellent client relation skills’, and is strong in defective vaccine cases.

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Within Treasury Panel Lists Junior Counsel to the Crown - B Panel

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