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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

Julian Matthews

Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Email:
Web:
www.7br.co.uk
7BR (Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in personal injury, including product liability and clinical negligence cases; and insurance disputes. Recent cases include: Seroxat litigation; Organophosphate Sheepdig litigation; Love and Dewsbury (discount rate); Cobham Hire Services v Eeles (interim payments); Brewis v Heatherwood (Cerebral Palsy); Gregg v Scott (House of Lords); Ward v Leeds General infirmary (secondary vitims); Webb v Barclays Bank Plc [2002] PIQR P8 (clinical negligence/contribution between tort feasors); Merivale Moore v Strutt & Parker [2000] PNLR498 (£8m valuer’s negligence); Roberts v Winbow [1999] PIQR P77 (clinical negligence limitation); Hardwick v Hudson [1999] 1WCr 1770 (claim for economic loss); Lane v Shire Roofing [1995] PIQR P417 (distinction between employee and sub-contractor); Singh v Parkfield Group [1996] PIQR Q110 (case settlement offers, payments into court).

Career

Called 1979; Middle Temple Inn; recorder 2001.

Member

Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

Theale Grammar School; London School of Economics (LLB Hons).


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BRAn outstanding Barrister, fabulous with even the most vulnerable clients.

Within: Clinical negligence

7BR has ‘an excellent medical team’ with ‘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 ‘a barrister for every occasion’ and they ‘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.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BRHe is simply excellent in all aspects – his calm and measured approach inspires confidence.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading juniors

Julian Matthews - 7BRHe leaves no stone unturned in his preparation. He has excellent judgement.

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