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Chambers of Rachel Langdale KC
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London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 1

7BR‘s ‘leading silks’ and members of ‘strength at all levels of call‘ act for a range of claimant and defendant firms in high-profile cases concerning a range of medically complex issues, and offer expertise in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Simeon Maskrey KC is currently instructed on behalf of the NHS to represent them on claims brought as a result of the COVID pandemic; in addition he has continuing involvement in the Paul, Polmear and Purchase conjoined appeals concerning the recoverability of damages by secondary victims of clinical negligence, specifically when they witness the death of a loved one – leading the appeal to the Supreme Court re-evaluating a line of case law stemming from the Hillsborough disaster. Hugh Preston KC recently led the TVT/TOT/TVM mesh implant litigation, concerning consent issues around mesh implantation, and has notable experience of complex birth injury claims. Birth injury claims are also an area of expertise for Richard Baker KC, who was elevated to silk in March 2023. Kate Lumbers also has particular expertise in claims in the obstetric arena.

Rising stars

Rose Harvey-Sullivan 7BR ‘Rose has very good medical knowledge and understanding of medical issues. She is able to deal confidently and authoritatively with experts in conference, to a higher degree than her call would suggest.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Simeon Maskrey KC7BRSimeon is a master advocate who is hugely impressive on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Preston KC7BR ‘Hugh is fearless in taking on difficult and complex cases all the way through to trial, if necessary.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Weitzman KC7BR ‘Adam is a master of detail and a formidable advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Richard Baker KC - 7BR  'Richard is an impressive advocate. He is clear, calm and persuasive.'
Richard Baker KC7BR ‘Richard is a top-quality counsel. His attention-to-detail is excellent, as are his drafting skills and his ability to identify the key issues of a case. He is a formidable advocate and has dealt with a number of tricky applications on cases for clients over the years.’    

Leading Juniors

Julian Matthews7BR ‘Julian's knowledge and preparation are outstanding. He is tactically astute and an excellent negotiator.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Meakin7BR ‘A skilled advocate with first-rate communication skills and a great ability to put clients at their ease.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon King7BRExtremely knowledgeable and experienced. No nonsense, clear, advice on liability and quantum, good with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Pendlebury7BR ‘Jeremy is good with clients, a real fighter and a tenacious advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Conor Dufficy 7BR ‘Conor is phenomenally bright. He is able to anticipate the way in which cases will unfold and make the right judgement calls accordingly.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Wheatley7BRSimon has brilliant client care skills and an ability to be pragmatic whilst keeping the client aware that he is totally on their side.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Lumbers7BR ‘Kate is thorough, and very good with clients - she puts them at ease.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Bertram7BRIncredible attention to detail and analytical ability. He always deals with instructions efficiently and finds practical solutions to the most challenging cases.'
Ranked: Tier 3
James Weston7BR ‘A true expert in his field - a great legal mind that is complemented by an ability to provide highly strategic advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Walker7BR ‘Adam is able to grasp the most complicated of medical issues. He is excellent with both clients and medical experts.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Chris Canning  - 7BR 'An outstanding advocate with a brilliant legal brain.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Edwards7BR ‘Sarah is meticulous in her approach and always provides clear detailed advice. Her advocacy is second-to-none.’ 
Ranked: Tier 4
Craig Carr  – 7BR ‘Craig has a keen eye to detail and is calm and measured in his advice and negotiation, helping to achieve excellent results on cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Deirdre Goodwin7BR 'Deirdre has excellent attention to detail and is tenacious.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Patricia Leonard  - 7BR 'Patricia is technically excellent, eloquent and very client focused.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Paul Eeles is fantastic. Some of the newer junior clerks such as Max Wright are also brilliant and happy to help.’

‘7BR are a fantastic set. They have leading silks and strength at all levels of call.’

‘Excellent set. Very experienced and approachable counsel in clinical negligence.’

‘The clerks don’t just know their barristers or the simplicity of what a case needs, they know what a case needs just as much as the lawyer does. That level of understanding and training means you get the right fit for the job every time.’

‘The clerks are fantastic. They really go above and beyond to ensure their solicitors and clients’ needs are met, and offer outstanding customer service. Could not recommend them strongly enough!’

Work highlights

London Bar > Group litigation Tier 2

7BR’s broad range of expertise includes group litigation arising from personal injury, clinical negligence, consumer law and human rights issues. Hugh Preston KC’s current workload includes a large opt-out representative action on behalf of EasyJet and British Airways passengers entitled to compensation for cancelled or delayed flights, as well as acting for around 40,000 claimants in emissions litigation involving Volkswagen. Leading Adam Korn , Simeon Maskrey KC is instructed in a group action against the Ministry of Defence, concerning the use of the anti-malarial drug Lariam allegedly causing significant adverse psychological effects. James MacDonald is instructed by the claimants in Municipio de Mariana & others v BHP Group plc, a class action arising from the collapse of the Fundão mining dam in Brazil in 2015.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

James MacDonald7BR ‘Very personable, sympathetic and knowledgeable. Always willing to help, reliable with a fantastic client rapport.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Korn7BR ‘A highly experienced senior junior who understands the particular demands of group litigation.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

‘Good set with some star performers.’

‘7 BR boasts impressive strength in depth and is able to meet most briefs on short notice.’

‘Efficient and helpful.’

‘We enjoy working with 7 BR, and have utilised their ability to meet briefs across the firm’s practice areas.’

‘The clerks are very helpful and responsive.’

‘Paul Eeles is a superb clerk and can be relied on at the drop of a hat. We love working with him and look forward to years of further work together.’

‘Efficient, polite and obliging.’

‘Paul Eeles is an excellent Senior Clerk to be credited with the strength of my firm’s relationship with 7BR.’

London Bar > Product liability Tier 2

7BR is well-versed in product liability group actions, and members of the set are regularly instructed on a range of consumer goods cases. Simeon Maskrey KC is an experienced practitioner who has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. Hugh Preston KC was involved in a claim relating to the Pinnacle metal hip implant group litigation, while Adam Korn  is currently defending a claim brought by DHSC for PPE supplied during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, Jonathan Bertram  is involved in ongoing vaginal mesh litigation.

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Work highlights

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 3

7BR is a ‘fantastic set’ noted for its ‘excellent spread of counsel at all levels of call’. Simeon Maskrey KC is an expert acting in maximum severity injury claims; Richard Baker KC was elevated to silk in the 2023 round. The set also has standout expertise in abuse litigation: this year including Adam Weitzman KC‘s leading Caroline Lody  in the Court of Appeal for the defendant in AB v BCC and WCC, involving the threshold for parental neglect to be reached before a local authority’s positive duty under Article 3 of the ECHR is engaged, and Steven Ford KC‘s work in DJ v Barnsley MBC, an appeal regarding whether the local authority is vicariously liable for family members who foster children.

Leading Silks

Simeon Maskrey KC7BR ‘Simeon is a formidable advocate, he has the ability to articulate complex legal arguments in a straightforward language.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Weitzman KC7BR ‘An excellent ability to cut through to the key issues and to assess strengths and weaknesses of a case - superb advocacy skills at trial.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Steven Ford KC7BR ‘Steven has a true appreciation of proportionality and brings a calmness to even the most difficult of cases.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Conor Dufficy  - 7BR 'Conor is phenomenally bright. He is able to anticipate the way in which cases will unfold and make the right judgment calls accordingly.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2023 Silks

Richard Baker KC7BRRichard is a very hard working, authoritative and responsive barrister. Frankly, impressive all-round.’
Richard Baker KC - 7BR 'Richard is an impressive advocate. He is clear, calm and persuasive.' 

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Julian Matthews7BR ‘An excellent advocate and knowledgeable advisor of immense experience who puts clients at ease and provides thorough and pragmatic advice at all times'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon King7BR ‘Simon is very thorough, approachable and excellent with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Pendlebury7BRA strong advocate and a very able senior barrister.'  
Ranked: Tier 3
Kiril Waite7BRExcellent on complex liability claims, a skilled negotiator and trial advocate who always obtains the best results.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Meakin7BRA skilled advocate with first-rate communication skills and a great ability to put clients at their ease that inspires confidence.”
Ranked: Tier 3
Caroline Lody 7BRCaroline's preparation, knowledge of the brief and advocacy are all first-rate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
William Chapman  - 7BR 'William is thorough and methodical, and his advice is always detailed and practical.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Walker7BR ‘Very organised and efficient. Thorough, and always good with the clients in what can be sensitive claims.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Craig Carr7BRCraig has a keen eye to detail and is calm and measured in his advice and negotiation, helping to achieve excellent results on cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
James Weston7BR ‘James has an ability to provide detailed but very clear and practical advices in complex claims.'  
Ranked: Tier 4
Liam Ryan7BRLiam is one of the leading juniors in relation to psychiatric injury and occupational stress claims. He knows the law inside out.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

‘Paul Eeles continues to be a leading figure in the clerking world. The clerking room is run with efficiency and charm.’

‘7BR are a fantastic set. They have leading silks and strength at all levels of call.’

‘7BR have an excellent spread of counsel of all levels of call.’

‘The clerks don’t just know their barristers or the simplicity of what a case needs, they know what a case needs just as much as the lawyer does. That level of understanding and training means you get the right fit for the job every time.’

‘The clerks always provide a prompt and efficient service. Nothing ever slips through the net and they will go above and beyond to help’

‘7 Bedford Row are an excellent set and my go-to chambers for complex PI.’

‘7BR have a number of high calibre barristers who are at the forefront of dealing with these sorts of claims, which remains a developing area of the law.’

‘7BR has a strong set of barristers, Juniors and Leaders alike , and is diverse in its strategy and very forward thinking. ‘

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: children and domestic abuse Tier 4

7BR’s child law practice offers legal advice across all areas of public and private children law proceedings. Barbara Connolly KC frequently handles cases involving international issues, such as relocation, child abduction, and trafficking. Other key members of the team include Rachel Langdale KC, who has an ‘extra-ordinary work capacity and drive, and a level of attention to detail’ and Anita Guha , who successfully represented a mother in the Court of Appeal, appealing against a return order issued by a High Court judge in Re S (A Child).

Leading Silks

Barbara Connolly KC7BR ‘Barbara is one of the leading silks in complex public law children cases. She has a gravitas, capacity to absorb and synthesise information, and her understanding of the law and strategy is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Langdale KC7BR ‘Rachel is a force of nature. She is passionate about her cases but never loses sight of the big picture and always meticulously prepared. Her advocacy is to the point, forceful, courteous and highly effective.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Brendan Roche KC7BR ‘Brendan is a fantastic silk, succinct and unflappable. His advocacy style is distinctive and highly effective, and he has a towering presence in court.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Anita Guha7BR ‘Anita is an absolute powerhouse. She fights the client’s corner until the end, and her written work is impeccable. She really takes her time to read the case and discuss strategy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Helen Compton 7BR ‘Helen has the skill to grasp the crux of the case effortlessly. She is able to deal with vulnerable clients with exceptional competence and ease.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Camini Kumar – 7BR 'Camini is a very clever lawyer and thinks about all angles of a case before deciding a course of action. Her advocacy is thoughtful and considered, and she has an ability to read a judge very well.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Lubeya Ramadhan – 7BR ‘Lubeya is an absolute diamond to work with. She is hard working, highly skilled and effective advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Susannah Johnson  – 7BR ‘Susannah is amongst the best in her field, possessing a calm and sensitive approach towards clients. Her preparation of cases and eye for detail is first-class, and her oral and written advice is clear and to the point. A fierce advocate in court who will give everything for her clients.’ 
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

‘The clerks are very friendly and helpful. In particular Harry Smith and Tiffany Daniels are always available to answer any query and immediately respond to emails and calls.’

‘The clerks are efficient and caring. Harry Smith works well with solicitors and is a good communicator across the board.’

‘7BR is a great chamber with a strong family department. It has a number of exceptional barristers across all areas of family law.’

‘7 BR is a first rate chambers with a formidable family group with strength in depth.’

‘7BR is an exceptionally strong set, particularly on international issues and public children law. It is a leading set with an excellent knowledge and practice areas covered within their chambers.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Employment

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Elaine Banton7BR 'Elaine is a great advocate and cuts through knotty issues in a particularly graceful manner.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeffrey Jupp7BR 'Jeffrey is a formidable advocate with the singular ability to identify the key issues in the case and present his arguments with authority, clarity and precision, which ultimately translates to his being devastatingly persuasive.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gregory Burke7BR 'A practical, conscientious and assured junior.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Pavlos Panayi KC – 7BR ‘Pavlos is an excellent jury advocate. He is down-to-earth and juries and clients find it easy to warm to him. Pavlos is particularly good with tactical decisions and in sticky situations.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2
Collingwood Thompson KC – 7BR 'Collingwood is very personable and has the ability to make demanding clients feel seen and heard.  They know they are in the safe hands of an esteemed lawyer with impeccable legal expertise. He is able to unravel the most complex evidence and provide advice that is highly detailed, easy to understand and to the point.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Wheeler KC – 7BR ‘Andrew has a very understated style which earns him the respect and the ear of opponents, juries and judges. They trust what he says. He is calm under pressure and tends to spot crises or issues approaching long before they become a problem.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ben Isaacs7BR 'Ben has an excellent knowledge of the law regarding fraud and, having acted for both corporates and the Serious Fraud Office, he has a useful insight into strategic decisions. He also has an approachable manner for clients.' 
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Leading Silks

Jennifer Carter-Manning KC7BRShe is incredibly bright, articulate and an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a great knowledge of Isle of Man law and custom that she has developed over the years.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ben Isaacs7BR 'Ben is bright and has an excellent knowledge of the law regarding bribery and corruption cases. He has acted for corporates, individuals and the Serious Fraud Office in these cases, giving him a useful insight into strategy for negotiations and legal proceedings.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jas Jandu  – 7BRJas has a wealth of regulatory experience, enabling him to quickly identify key legal issues arising from evidential requirements and policy challenges. He has excellent attention to detail and showed himself to be constructive and positive in advising on how both to take the case forward whilst strategically highlighting areas for policy that required further subsequent development.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Crime

Leading Silks

Pavlos Panayi KC – 7BR ‘Pavlos is approachable, amenable, and straight talking. He quickly grasps the salient issues and challenges in a case, and speaks openly about them. His honesty and direct style of communication are reassuring.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC7BR ‘Jern-Fei is a highly-skilled advocate with a brilliant legal mind. He is uniquely excellent at balancing law, logic, and strategy as an advocate. He also brings a multicultural and multilingual background that further sets him apart. On top of being a best-in-class advocate, he is a pleasure to work with.’
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Energy

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC – 7BR ‘Jern-Fei is extremely responsive, intelligent, and hardworking, and his legal knowledge is second to none. He is also a great strategist and leader.’
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Shipping

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC7BR 'Jern-Fei is exceptionally talented. He has first class legal knowledge, tremendous judgment and is a master both of the detail and broader questions of strategy.'
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

2023 Silks

Richard Baker KC – 7BR ‘Richard is a superb advocate with a keen eye for detail. He is exceptionally bright and navigates even the most complex evidence with aplomb. He has a relaxed and friendly manner with clients, and puts them at ease in stressful, demanding situations.' 

Leading Juniors

William Chapman7BR ‘William is a hugely reliable barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Adam Walker7BR ‘Adam’s client care skills are excellent. He is a robust negotiator and a proficient advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Lumbers7BR ‘Kate is an exceptional barrister who leaves no stone unturned in a case.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Police law (claimant)

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3

Midland Circuit > Family: children and domestic violence

Leading Juniors

Charlene Henderson – 7BR ‘Charlene is an advocate who puts in the time to acquire in-depth knowledge of the evidence in the case. She can locate the evidence on any given topic with great speed. She is sympathetic to clients while retaining a gravitas in which they have confidence. Her written advocacy is of a high standard, drafted with admirable brevity and precision that some are often unable to achieve.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC7BRJern-Fei is outstanding – a first-rate lawyer and advocate. He has sound judgement and is incredibly hard working.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC7BRHighly astute, very commercial and a most persuasive advocate.’  
Ranked: Tier 3

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC – 7BRA terrific advocate who is highly astute.’
Ranked: Tier 3

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

Leading Silks

Jern-Fei Ng KC7BR ‘Jern-Fei is a first-rate lawyer with sound and mature judgment and an extraordinary work ethic. He has a remarkably high-quality practice offshore as well as internationally.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

7BR is one of the most respected barrister sets in the legal market today, prized by solicitor and lay clients alike for the fresh, straightforward approach members bring to their work, as well as for chambers’ long history of legal and advocacy excellence.

93 members including 17 KCs are organised into specialist sector groups working in courts right across the country, each with an emphasis on close team working with clients and a keenness to understand the personal or commercial drivers behind any mandate.

Our standout legal expertise is evidenced by the number of our members who go on to distinguished service in the judiciary; as High Court Judges, Recorders, Arbitrators, Regulators – even a Lord Chief Justice.

As an independent leading set we operate across a broad spectrum of practice areas, from clinical negligence and personal injury, and child and family work, to white collar crime and a full range of commercial disciplines.

We believe that all clients benefit from the breadth of work that members are trained in before specialising, each discipline honing different sets of legal and advocacy skills which we bring to bear on all our work. Clients’ legal problems are often not easily pigeonholed and the mental agility that comes from being trained so broadly before specialising promotes out-of-the-box thinking and an innovative approach to finding legal solutions. Together with top-of-the-range advocacy skills, this is exactly what clients tell us they need from their barristers in the modern legal world.

Our members practice in courts and tribunals throughout England and Wales and Internationally. In the last year members have appeared in cases in Hong Kong, Dubai, The Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

We are also actively involved in pro bono work and efforts to promote equality and diversity at the Bar.

Our senior clerks are Paul Eeles and Steven Wright and our chief executive is Harry Charlton.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Harry Charlton
Senior Clerk Paul Eeles
Senior Clerk Steven Wright
Head of Chambers LANGDALE KC, Rachel (1990)
Member of Chambers THOMPSON KC, Collingwood (1975)
Member of Chambers MASKREY KC, Simeon (1977)
Member of Chambers UNDERWOOD KC, Ashley (1976)
Member of Chambers FORD KC, Steven (1992)
Member of Chambers CONNOLLY KC, Barbara (1986)
Member of Chambers PRESTON KC, Hugh (1994)
Member of Chambers PANAYI KC, Pavlos (1995)
Member of Chambers WEITZMAN KC, Adam (1993)
Member of Chambers WHEELER KC, Andrew (1988)
Member of Chambers MARSHALL KC, Vanessa (1994)
Member of Chambers NG KC, Jern-Fei (2002)
Member of Chambers ROCHE KC, Brendan (1989)
Member of Chambers LANGDALE KC, Adrian (1996)
Member of Chambers CARTER-MANNING, Jennifer (1999)
Member of Chambers ASPDEN KC, Gordon (1988)
Member of Chambers GOODWIN, Deirdre (1974)
Member of Chambers MATTHEWS, Julian (1979)
Member of Chambers WHEATLEY, Simon (1979)
Member of Chambers PENDLEBURY, Jeremy (1980)
Membersof Chambers REED, Susan (1984)
Member of Chambers WALKER, Timothy (1984)
Member of Chambers CLEMENS, Adam (1985)
Member of Chambers KING, Simon (1987)
Member of Chambers MATTHEW, David (1987)
Member of Chambers KEEGAN, Leslie (1989)
Member of Chambers MEAKIN, Timothy (1989)
Member of Chambers EDWARDS, Sarah (1990)
Member of Chambers HUSTON, Graham (1991)
Member of Chambers KORN, Adam (1992)
Member of Chambers SAMAT, Daren (1992)
Member of Chambers BLACKBURN, Luke (1993)
Member of Chambers SYED, Maryam (1993)
Member of Chambers JUPP, Jeffrey (1994)
Member of Chambers KAUR, Hari (1995)
Member of Chambers NASHASHIBI, Anwar (1995)
Member of Chambers BANTON, Elaine (1996)
Member of Chambers JOHNSON, Susannah (1996)
Members of Chambers DARBY, Rachel (1997)
Member of Chambers GUHA, Anita (1997)
Member of Chambers WAITE, Kiril (1997)
Member of Chambers CROPP, Nicholas (1999)
Member of Chambers LUMBERS, Kate (1999)
Member of Chambers SLATER, Justin (1999)
Member of Chambers WEETMAN, Gareth (1999)
Member of Chambers BAKER KC, Richard (2000)
Member of Chambers RAMADHAN, Lubeya (2000)
Member of Chambers GRAY, Steven (2000)
Member of Chambers O'MAHONY, David (2000)
Member of Chambers WALKER, Adam (2000)
Member of Chambers ALLWOOD, Gina (2002)
Member of Chambers PATEL, Hanisha (2002)
Member of Chambers CHAPMAN, William (2003)
Member of Chambers BERTRAM, Jonathan (2003)
Member of Chambers DUFFICY, Connor (2004)
Member of Chambers LYONS, Christina (2004)
Member of Chambers JANDU, Jas (Barrister 2014; Solicitor 2004)
Member of Chambers CARR, Craig (2005)
Member of Chambers BISHOP, Daniel (2007)
Member of Chambers LEONARD, Patricia (2007)
Member of Chambers RYAN, Liam (2007)
Member of Chambers WESTON, James (2007)
Member of Chambers YOUNG, Alex (2008)
Member of Chambers ISAACS, Ben (2009)
Member of Chambers LODY, Caroline (2009)
Member of Chambers NELSON, Ayanna (2009)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Charlene (2009)
Member of Chambers MACDONALD, James (2010)
Member of Chambers COMPTON, Helen (2011)
Member of Chambers BURKE, Gregory (2012)
Member of Chambers TRIGILIO, Vittoria (2013)
Member of Chambers CANNING, Christopher (2014)
Member of Chambers BEATON, Ross (2013)
Members of Chambers LEA, Kirsty (2014)
Member of Chambers HARVEY-SULLIVAN, Rose (2015)
Member of Chambers MITCHELL, Emily (2015)
Member of Chambers GEDDES, Kitty (2016)
Member of Chambers FROBISHER, Nia (2016)
Member of Chambers SHIELDS, Kat (2016)
Member of Chambers EARL, David (2017)
Member of Chambers KUMAR, Rahul (Barrister 2020; Solicitor 2017)
Member of Chambers TEMPLE-MABE, Kate (2018)
Member of Chambers YETMAN, Joshua (2018)
Member of Chambers OMOTOSHO, Yasmin (2018)
Member of Chambers NDOW-NJIE, Mass (2019)
Member of Chambers RODGER, Helen (2020)
Member of Chambers LENG, Jasmine (2021)
Member of Chambers BENNETT, Olivia (2021)
Member of Chambers RUSSELL, Thomas (2022)
Member of Chambers MEGARRY, James (2022)
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Anwar Nashashibi photo Anwar Nashashibi Anwar Nashashibi practices in all areas of serious crime, with particular emphasis…
Mass Ndow-Njie photo Mr Mass Ndow-Njie Mass Ndow-Njie has a multi-disciplinary practice and welcomes instructions across a range…
Jern-Fei Ng KC photo Jern-Fei Ng KC Ng Jern-Fei KC is an experienced counsel specializing in commercial litigation and…
David O David O"Mahony David O’Mahony specialises in cases in which international issues arise. He has…
Yasmin Omotosho photo Yasmin Omotosho Yasmin has a mixed practice in regulatory and professional discipline law, public…
Pavlos Panayi photo Pavlos Panayi Specialist in business crime, fraud, terrorism, serious violent crime and sexual offences. Instructed in…
Hanisha Patel photo Hanisha Patel Hanisha Patel is a barrister at 7 Bedford Row and is also…
Jeremy Pendlebury photo Jeremy Pendlebury Consistently and currently (2013) ranked as a leading junior in clinical negligence…
Hugh Preston photo Hugh Preston Hugh Preston KC specialises predominantly in clinical negligence, product liability, consumer law…
Lubeya Ramadhan photo Lubeya Ramadhan Lubeya is a specialist public and private law family practitioner.  Her work…
Susan Reed photo Susan Reed Barrister specialising in private and public law cases involving children, including care…
Brendan Roche KC photo Brendan Roche KC Brendan has a high profile in family law. He regularly appears in…
Liam Ryan photo Liam Ryan Liam has a busy personal injury practice based on the multitrack. Liam…
Kat Shields photo Kat Shields Kat Shields defends and prosecutes in the Crown Court. She deals with…
Justin Slater photo Justin Slater Justin specialises in child law with an emphasis on care and adoption,…
Derek Sweeting photo Derek Sweeting Barrister whose practice is focused on contentious civil litigation and advisory work…
Maryam Syed photo Maryam Syed Maryam Syed is a highly regarded Leading criminal and family practitioner heavily…
Kate Temple-Mabe photo Kate Temple-Mabe Kate Temple-Mabe has a rapidly growing practice with a focus on crime…
Collingwood Thompson photo Collingwood Thompson Barrister specialising in fi·aud (civil and criminal) corruption, money laundering and financial…
Vittoria Trigilio photo Vittoria Trigilio Vittoria Trigilio specialises in the defence of serious crime, with a particular…
Ashley Underwood photo Ashley Underwood Ashley Underwood KC is a hugely experienced public lawyer. He routinely conducts…
Kiril Waite photo Kiril Waite Kiril Waite is a highly-regarded leading junior in the field of insurance…
Timothy Walker photo Timothy Walker A commercial and employment practitioner, Tim’s commercial practice extends to commercial disputes,…
Adam Walker photo Adam Walker Barrister specialising in clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work. Adam’s clinical…
Gareth Weetman photo Gareth Weetman Gareth has spent more than ten years specialising in crime and personal…
Adam Weitzman photo Adam Weitzman Barrister specialising in tortious claims for personal injury. High value claims involving…
James Weston photo James Weston James practices in the fields of clinical negligence, catastrophic injury and abuse…
Simon Wheatley photo Simon Wheatley Simon’s principle area of practice is maximum severity personal injury claims and…
Andrew Wheeler photo Andrew Wheeler Andrew Wheeler QC is head of the Financial Crime Team at 7BR…
Alex Young photo Alex Young Barrister practising in employment, commercial, general common law, personal injury, general crime…

Diversity at 7BR Chambers

7BR has created and implemented wide-ranging and outstanding diversity and inclusion policies. Our work spans varied activities and initiatives, and is focused on impacts and positive improvements.

Throughout Chambers and beyond, 7BR works to tackle discrimination against a range of characteristics, including race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability and religion. This involves implementing policies dealing with harassment, the under-representation of specific groups at the bar, barriers to opportunity and the fair allocation of work, whether concerning staff, clients, members or pupils. As such, 7BR has Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing Committees that review and generate initiatives across the EDI spectrum, enabling us to secure a diverse membership, support team, clientele and wider stakeholder base.

Chamber’s work to promote diversity and inclusion also includes close partnerships with key stakeholder groups, such as:

  • Bridging the Bar, the leading support network for aspiring barristers from under-represented backgrounds;
  • The Bar Council’s “Race at the Bar” initiative;
  • AccessAble, the UK’s most comprehensive source of disabled access information, and;
  • The Trafficking Compensation Action Group (TCAG), our partnership with the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU).

7BR seeks to “communicate the message to any would-be barristers that we are accessible and on a journey to becoming truly inclusive,” (7BR’s CEO Harry Charlton in The Times, 24 February 2022). As such, we also hosted the launch of the BSB’s Disability Taskforce and their Disability Roundtable discussions.

To ensure we remain accessible to all, we installed seemless disabled access throughout our Georgian home. These cutting edge facilities are used regularly, as our strong clinical negligence and personal injury practices mean we welcome many visitors who have long-term injuries and/or have suffered extremely stressful situations.

Our broad work in tackling racism at the Bar is summarised in our Anti-Racism Statement, and is reflected in our membership: 23% of our junior members identify as Black, Asian or as other ethnic minorities, compared to 14% of the Bar as a whole.

Moreover, 39% of 7BR’s juniors are women, as are 24% of 7BR’s KCs, compared with 18% at the Bar as a whole. To retain our talented team, 7BR has developed market leading parental leave initiatives, summarized at pages 7 to 10 in our Equality & Diversity Policy, available here.

In addition, many of our members advocate for an inclusive work environment with Chambers’ support. This includes: discrimination law barrister – Elaine Banton; EDI Rising Star and Bridging the Bar’s Founder – Mass Ndow-Njie; leader for Asian Women at the Bar – Hanisha Patel, and; disabled rights advocate Dr. Gregory Burke.