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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

With β€˜a barrister for every occasion’, β€˜leading claimant set’ 7BR offers a broad and strong range of experienced counsel in personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability, family and crime. All are β€˜supportive of each other and draw on their experience’ to produce a β€˜first-class’ service. Joint senior clerk Paul Eeles remains β€˜a real credit to the set’ and the β€˜lynchpin’ to an β€˜efficient, reliable, personable’ and β€˜absolutely top-notch’ clerks’ room that β€˜cannot be improved’ upon. Joint senior clerk Steven Wright joined in 2017 from Three Raymond Buildings. β€˜Standout’ first junior Mark Waterson is also highlighted as offering β€˜excellent service’. Former chambers’ chief executive Rachel Holmes has moved to Matrix Chambers. Offices in: London

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Market overview

7BR’s members handle a range of work within the UK domestic criminal space, some of which penetrates internationally. Paul Eeles and Steven Wright are the joint senior clerks.

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Lee Parkhill - 7BR β€˜Invaluable in-house local authority experience providing a real understanding of the sector.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

Barbara Connolly QC - 7BR β€˜An adroit advocate with great presence both in and out of the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rachel Langdale QC - 7BR β€˜Very experienced in public law children cases.’

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

Anita Guha - 7BR β€˜She is fearless, professional and absolutely charming.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

7BR

7BR has β€˜an excellent medical team’ with β€˜extensive range of counsel with wealth of clinical negligence experience’ including Simeon Maskrey QC, Adam Weitzman QC, Derek Sweeting QC and Julian Matthews. Clients are confident there is β€˜a barrister for every occasion’ and they β€˜all are of the same high standard’. Instructions come largely for claimants and are of the highest profile, sensitivity and complexity, such as Darnley v Mayday Hospitals NHS Trust.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜Has a brain the size of a planet and deserves to be named as a star silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hugh Preston QC - 7BR β€˜He has a pragmatic and positive approach to appropriate forms of resolution.’

Ranked: tier 4

Adam Weitzman QC - 7BR β€˜He is extremely intelligent and very quick thinking with a creative way of approaching cases.’

Ranked: tier 5

Derek Sweeting QC - 7BR β€˜He is very measured, sensible and intelligent barrister.’

Ranked: tier 5
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BR β€˜An outstanding Barrister, fabulous with even the most vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Baker - 7BR β€˜Sharp mind, a great negotiator, a brilliant advocate who skillfully destroys the opposition.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Wheatley - 7BR β€˜Unflappable in complex cases with client care that is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon King - 7BR β€˜Robust in analysing merits and sifting through evidence in tricky cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Walker - 7BR β€˜He has an excellent methodical, logical and analytical approach and is procedurally and legally knowledgeable and robust.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Pendlebury - 7BR β€˜He is good at understanding the medical evidence and putting clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Lumbers - 7BR β€˜She is particularly sympathetic to the claimant, without detracting from her advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Leslie Keegan - 7BR β€˜His genial demeanour coupled with his attention to detail makes him a go-to counsel.’

Ranked: tier 3

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜Silk standard – extremely knowledgeable and with an exceptional attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adam Korn - 7BR β€˜A strong advocate with experience in the field who is worthy of a note.’

Ranked: tier 4

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BR β€˜All-round advocacy and advice is first class.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Bertram - 7BR β€˜He is always well prepared and is able to familiarise himself with particularly complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

James House QC - 7BR β€˜He is particularly strong in his closing speeches and meticulous attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Vanessa Marshall QC - 7BR β€˜A new silk whose practice includes sex cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Susan Belgrave - 7BR β€˜Highly regarded for discrimination claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Collingwood Thompson QC - 7BR β€˜A silk with a track record of cases in England and Hong Kong.’

Ranked: tier 2
Fraud: crime – 2017 silks

Andrew Wheeler QC - 7BR β€˜He appears in various property fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Bilal Rawat - 7BR β€˜A most thorough approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Ranked: tier 3

James Robottom - 7BR β€˜He really stands out. He always goes the extra mile for clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

7BR

β€˜An excellent set’, 7BR is β€˜very well clerked, big enough to provide options, and very well located and tenanted’. Members are β€˜really popular’ and deal with complex cases of severe brain and spinal injuries.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜His emphasis is on brain and spinal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 2
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BR β€˜He is simply excellent in all aspects – his calm and measured approach inspires confidence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Pendlebury - 7BR β€˜His advice is second to none and commands the respect of all.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon King - 7BR β€˜Has an effortless ability to marshal experts.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Walker - 7BR β€˜He is a tactician who carefully plans out the road ahead in complex injury cases and solves even the most complicated medical, legal or factual issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜He has meticulous attention to detail, thorough preparation and is an excellent communicator with challenging clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BR β€˜Her knowledge of claims concerning traumatic brain injuries is phenomenal and she has a calm, kind and thoughtful approach with clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

Liam Ryan - 7BR β€˜He has an encyclopaedic understanding and a real passion for stress law.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

7BR

7BR is β€˜a broad and strong set of experienced counsel’. The set have been involved in many of the headline medical device product liability cases, including the PIP implant, DePuy hip, and Lewin v Glaxosmithkline litigations. Set members are reviewed as β€˜fiercely intellectual and extremely hardworking’ and have had experience in the highest courts.

Product liability – Leading silks

Hugh Preston QC - 7BR β€˜Very practical, pragmatic and hard working.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simeon Maskrey QC - 7BR β€˜Genius, immediately on top of the issues, unsurpassed claimant experience and knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1
Product liability – Leading juniors

Adam Korn - 7BR β€˜Very experienced in the field, tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Bertram - 7BR β€˜An up-and-coming junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Julian Matthews - 7BR β€˜He leaves no stone unturned in his preparation. He has excellent judgement.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜a barrister for every occasion’, β€˜leading claimant set’ 7BR offers a broad and strong range of experienced counsel in personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability, family and crime. All are β€˜supportive of each other and draw on their experience’ to produce a β€˜first-class’ service. Joint senior clerk Paul Eeles remains β€˜a real credit to the set’ and the β€˜lynchpin’ to an β€˜efficient, reliable, personable’ and β€˜absolutely top-notch’ clerks’ room that β€˜cannot be improved’ upon. Joint senior clerk Steven Wright joined in 2017 from Three Raymond Buildings. β€˜Standout’ first junior Mark Waterson is also highlighted as offering β€˜excellent service’. Former chambers’ chief executive Rachel Holmes has moved to Matrix Chambers. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading juniors

Timothy Meakin - 7BR β€˜Active in personal injury and professional negligence cases as well as child protection and disciplinary matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Fraud and corporate crime

7BR’s Collingwood Thompson QC successfully represented Larry Yung – the son of the founder of CITIC Pacific in Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings regarding allegedly misleading information to investors in the wake of its loss of HK$15bn in 2008 due to unauthorised Australian dollar hedges.

Fraud and corporate crime – Leading silks

Collingwood Thompson QC - 7BR β€˜A name of note for legal professional privilege in Hong Kong.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

7BR’s members handle a range of work within the UK domestic criminal space, some of which penetrates internationally. Paul Eeles and Steven Wright are the joint senior clerks.

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