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Chambers of Alex Verdan QC
4 Paper Buildings
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Mediator and collaborative lawyer who specialises in children work, including public law proceedings in which she regularly acts for children, parents and local authorities, and public and private international law, in all levels of court. In practice she deals with cases involving complex legal issues, child fatalities and significant abuse, including historical sexual abuse or multiple injuries. She also deals with complex private law proceedings. Cleo was appointed to the Attorney General’s Single Unified List of Prosecuting Counsel. Cleo was a Gray’s Inn scholar in 1999.


Called 2000; Gray’s Inn. Scholar 1999.


French, Italian.


Resolution; Family Law Bar Association; Association of Lawyers for Children; South Eastern Circuit.


Cambridge University (BA Hons).

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Cleo Perry

4 Paper Buildings

Impeccably prepared with a great legal mind; awesome, understated and effective cross-examination skills.

A ‘first-rate set of chambers‘, 4 Paper Buildings is ‘without question, the go-to set for children matters’, according to clients. The set has ‘great strength in depth, a very good range of barristers at different levels of call, from hugely experienced QCs to extremely talented juniors, meaning it will always have a barrister who fits each client’s needs’. Alex Verdan QC, Sam King QC, Andrew Powell, Cleo Perry, and Michael Edwards  have been acting in the Independent Inquiry into child sexual abuse, the large public inquiry set to have huge implications on the way institutions deal with allegations of abuse. The set has many ‘excellent‘ barristers including Prof Jo Delahunty QC who ‘dominates every case she is in‘ and Teertha Gupta QC who is ‘a smooth, engaging, and highly persuasive advocate with a strong following‘. Charles Hale QC is ‘outstanding‘ and ‘judges really listen to Henry Setright QC because he invariably knows more on the subject than they do‘.