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Chambers of Jacob Levy QC

LONDON, EC4A 3DG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 0500
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1344
DX:
439 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9goughsquare.co.uk

Esther Maclachlan

Tel:
Work 020 7832 0500
Email:
9 Gough Square (Chambers of Jacob Levy QC)

Position

Esther has a mixed civil and family law practice. Her civil practice includes personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law. She represents claimants and respondents in all types of employment law matters with particular expertise in complex discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. She is instructed across a wide spectrum of clinical negligence and personal injury matters including employer's, occupier's and product liability, highways act, road traffic, fatal accidents and child abuse claims. Her family practice includes private and public law proceedings with substantial experience of complex long standing care proceedings, involving serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse including shaken babies, sexual abuse and representation of parties lacking capacity. Her experience of public law care proceedings gives her a distinct advantage when dealing with personal injury claims arising out of child abuse and cross examining medical experts. Esther is particularly approachable. Her style quickly puts clients at ease and inspires confidence. Given the frequency of her court appearances at all levels, she is very confident on her feet and is known as a calm yet firm advocate. When she is not busy working Esther enjoys spending time with her young family and travel (whenever possible). She is also a keen photographer.

Career

Called 2005.

Education

University of Leeds, BA History & Politics (1997), City University, CPE (2004), BVC (2005), Middle Temple Diplock Scholar (2005).


London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)

Within: Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Esther MacLachlan - 9 Gough SquareGets the right results time and again.

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