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Steven Wright
Senior Clerk
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James Crighton
Senior Practice Manager
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Jack Underwood
Practice Manager
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Members of 7BR’s Serious Crime team have prosecuted and defended some of the most high profile and notorious homicide cases to come before the courts both in this jurisdiction and overseas.

7BR’s heritage is steeped in criminal law. Chambers has produced two Lord Chief Justices (Lord Lane & Lord Judge), two Lord Justices of Appeal (Lord Justice Goldring & Lady Justice Thirlwall), and numerous High Court Judges, Crown Court Judges, and King’s Counsel who have practised in this area of work.

Chambers has unrivalled, high level expertise in dealing with cases involving:

  • Murder;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Infanticide;
  • Attempted murder;
  • Conspiracy to commit murder, and;
  • Causing death by dangerous and careless driving.

7BR’s silks and juniors have appeared in cases including:

  • The Soham Murders;
  • The Birmingham Six;
  • The A6 murder;
  • The Murder of Carl Bridgwater;
  • R v Pitchfork, in which DNA evidence was first used in a criminal court;
  • The Selby Rail Crash;
  • The Trusthorpe Murders by notorious gangster Colin Gunn;
  • The M50 murder of Marie Wilkes;
  • The rape and murder of Estella Scott-Roberts in Grand Cayman, and
  • R v Bendall, in which a whole life tariff was imposed for four murders among other offences.

7BR members regularly deal with cases involving contract killings, joint enterprise and gang-related murders, knife crime, sexually motivated killings, shootings, baby shaking and infant deaths, domestic homicides, cases involving the partial defences of diminished responsibility and loss of control, gross negligence and one-punch manslaughter, deaths in custody, and catastrophic road collisions.

7BR provides advice and advocacy, both privately and publicly funded, from the pre-charge stage through to appeals in the Supreme Court and Privy Council.

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Yes, please call Chambers mainline number +44 (0)20 7242 3555 and you will be directed to the out of hours phone lines.

As a direct access client, please visit our direct access page and complete the initial form, a member of the clerking team will then be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Choosing the right barrister for your case can be difficult, with so many to choose from. Our clerks will be happy to guide you with your choice. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will help you decide the right barrister not just for the case but someone who will work with you.

Some barristers have the ability to “conduct litigation” for direct access clients. Our clerks will be able to assist you as to which of our members are trained and accredited to do so.

Please visit our direct access page for the initial steps on instructing a barrister, or contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7242 3555.


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