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Paul Eeles
Clerking Team
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Mark Waterson
Clerking Team
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In a field that can be legally and factually complex, our members long standing experience, knowledge and expertise means that the service we offer is second to none. Barristers from 7BR have been acting for defendants in cases involving historic abuse since this type of litigation started in the 1990’s; initially in the cases involving Frank Beck and the north Wales litigation. They have continued to act in many of the major claims in this area and have appeared in a number of the leading appellate cases, including Barrett v Enfield LBC, A v Hoare, Dunn v Durham County Council and Woodland v Swimming Teachers Association. We are repeatedly instructed by all of the defendant solicitors who have experience of this kind of litigation. The insurers also recognize our expertise. Clients include local authorities, religious bodies, charities, voluntary organisations, private companies and other governmental bodies.

The advice given is informed and realistic and, whether in negotiations to settle or at trial, the experience and reputation of our members’ means that we achieve the best results for our clients. Recent reported cases in which we have obtained successful outcomes for defendants include NA-v-Nottinghamshire County Council [2014] EWHC 4005 (QB), EL v The Children’s Society (limitation and vicarious liability), Raggett v Preston College Governors (quantum) and F-D v CAFCASS (duties of care).

While 7BR also has a strong claimant’s team there is a strict separation between the two practice groups.

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Frequently asked questions

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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