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42 Bedford Row is one of the leading common law sets of chambers with over 100 members specialising across the spectrum of civil law. The set is instructed across England and Wales and internationally on both complex and sensitive matters requiring the highest levels of skill, and on relatively more straightforward matters that require very efficient resolution.

The set: 42 Bedford Row represents a group of more than 100 barristers who work for law firms, corporate clients, local authorities, public institutions and private individuals. It has well-established practice groups in family, personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial, employment and property, with increasing strength and depth in every field year on year. Further specialist teams have now been developed in the fields of social housing, coronial law, Court of Protection, disciplinary and regulatory matters. Building such a breadth of expertise under one roof has proved to be a compelling proposition for clients of all types.

42 Bedford Row is well-known for the quality of its advice and advocacy and for its high levels of client service and it is especially proud of the fact that it works for clients from all parts of the UK and internationally. On any given day, members will be working for clients in courts and tribunals across England and Wales and in countries across the world.

Types of work undertaken: Members are organised into specialist practice areas that share expertise with each other and organise workshops for clients. With over 100 members the set is particularly known for its family work (child protection and growing financial remedy work); clinical negligence and personal injury; employment and rapidly growing commercial, property, housing, inquest, and professional regulatory and disciplinary practices. Many barristers accept direct public access work.

20 members are listed individually as leaders in their fields in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Past members include Rose LJ, Janet Smith LJ, Leveson LJ, David Clarke J and Caroline Swift J.

In the last year 42 Bedford Row has won places on over 20 client panels, often for multiple practice areas. The set continues to be a strong destination for barristers coming from other chambers looking to develop their careers and join a progressive, commercially managed set with a very strong client focus.

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