7BR is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2020 edition of Legal 500, with our expertise in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Product Liability being recognised as well as many individual members being highlighted across Business and Regulatory Crime, Children Law, Crime, Employment, Fraud: Crime, Inquests and inquiries and International Crime and Extradition.

We are very pleased to be described as a ‘forward-thinking, progressive’ set which is ‘commercially aware and client focused’ and being recognised for having a ‘very good bench-strength at all levels’ with ‘a healthy number of counsel who come with prior expertise outside of the law’.

Our broad range of practice areas ‘helps when faced with challenging problems which require cross-practice expertise’ and ‘enables the barristers to maintain a broader perspective’.

Our expansion over the last 12 months is praised – “The set has expanded over the last 12 months, welcoming catastrophic injuries specialist Kiril Waite, clinical negligence and family junior Sarah Edwards, crime junior Stephen Ferson; and clinical negligence, inquests, and personal injury junior Ross Beaton, previously of the European Commission and the Government Legal Department.”

We are commended for our ‘excellent and deserved reputation in clinical negligence work’ with ‘particular expertise in cerebral palsy and spinal injuries arising from negligent medical care’ and our distinguished Personal Injury practice is recognised as ‘well-managed, comprehensive and well-stocked supplier of counsel’ for personal injury litigation. We are noted for ‘a strong range of juniors and silks who take on cases ranging in value and field of expertise, encompassing maximum severity brain and spinal claims as well as abuse work.’

Our clerks’ room is aptly recognised for providing ‘a first-rate service’ with ‘clerks who know their barristers and who is best placed for any particular case’. Co-senior clerk Paul Eeles is noted as ‘one of the best, personable clerks’ and Steven Wright ‘exceptionally helpful and easy to deal with.’ Elsewhere in the ‘friendly and efficient’ clerks’ room, ‘adept’ first junior Mark Waterson has ‘great knowledge of his counsel and whether they are a good fit with solicitors and clients’.

Chambers would like to congratulate Collingwood Thompson QC, Simeon Maskrey QC, Derek Sweeting QC, Rachel Langdale QC, Barbara Connolly QC, Hugh Preston QC, Pavlos Panayi QC, Adam Weitzman QC, Andrew Wheeler QC, Vanessa Marshall QC and Nigel Povoas QC on being individually ranked Silks

and Deirdre Goodwin, Julian Matthews, Simon Wheatley, Jeremy Pendlebury, Simon King, Susan Belgrave, Leslie Keegan, Timothy Meakin, Adam Korn, Elaine Banton, Anita Guha, Jennifer Carter-Manning, Kate Lumbers, Richard Baker, Adam Walker, William Chapman, Jonathan Bertram, Liam Ryan, James Robottom and Ben Isaacs who are all also listed as leading juniors.


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