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  • Kings Counsel
  • Barrister

John Benson KC is a highly experienced silk who brings his depth of expertise to employment and industrial relations litigation, personal injury and m

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Criminal
  • Employment
  • Industrial Disease
  • + 4 others
John Benson KC
Call: 1978 Silk: 2015

After having a successful nursing career, Lyndsey’s desire to continue to learn led her to pursue a career in law.

  • Family
Pupil Barrister – Lyndsey Davies
Call: 2023

Christine is a specialist family practitioner with extensive experience of child law work.

  • Family
Christine Johnson
Call: 1991

Matthew has extensive knowledge in regard to Court of Protection, Inquest Work and Coroner Court practice.

  • Court of Protection
  • Family
  • Inquests
Matthew Parkinson
Call: 1999

Sophie specialises in all aspects of family law.

  • Family
Sophie Smith
Call: 1999

Carl specialises in family law, private law, ancillary relief and co-habitation.

  • Family
Carl Gorton
Call: 1999

Arlene specialises in Family Law.

  • Family
Arlene Milne
Call: 1999

Ken practises predominantly in civil litigation.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Kenneth Delaney
Call: 1996

Charles has specialized for many years in personal injury law, professional negligence law, and employment law, along with some public law.

  • CICA Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Employment
  • Industrial Disease
  • + 3 others
Charles Prior
Call: 1995

Amanda was born and bred in Birkenhead. State-school educated. and the eldest daughter of a tradesman.

  • Family
Amanda Howard
Call: 1994

Tim is a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister who acts primarily for claimants.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • + 1 other
Timothy Grace
Call: 1993

David is an experienced chancery and commercial practitioner.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Court of Protection
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Tax & Pensions
  • + 2 others
David Green
Call: 1993

Diarmuid undertakes a broad range of common law and commercial work.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
Diarmuid Flood
Call: 1989

Simon has a general common law practice. He also undertakes professional negligence cases.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
Simon Dawes
Call: 1990

Michael practises predominantly in matters of personal injury and civil litigation although he has considerable experience in quasi-criminal cases and

  • CICA Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • + 3 others
Michael Armstrong
Call: 2002

Nicola practises in all areas of civil litigation.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
Nicola Hunt
Call: 1989

Celia has practised at the Chancery Bar in Liverpool since 1988 litigating and advising on all varieties of general chancery work.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Court of Protection
  • Mediation
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
Celia Lund
Call: 1988

Andrew specialises in serious personal injury and professional negligence litigation.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • + 2 others
Andrew Pickering
Call: 1987

Gareth has been in practice as an independent and self employed barrister since 1986 and he has been a member of Atlantic Chambers since 2005.

  • Family
Gareth Thomas
Call: 1986

Simon has a general Chancery practice.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Mediation
  • Tax & Pensions
  • + 2 others
Simon Booth
Call: 1985

Nick has been practising in family law for a number of years.

  • Family
Nicholas Ryan
Call: 1984

Following Call Nigel qualified as an HM Inspector of Taxes following which he used the knowledge he had acquired in an international accountancy firm.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Employment
  • Tax & Pensions
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
Nigel Ginniff
Call: 1978

Jac joined chambers after completing a Chancery and Commercial (Business and Property) pupillage.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Court of Protection
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
  • + 1 other
Jac Armstrong
Call: 2013

Shannon has a substantial common law practice specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and costs work.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • + 1 other
Shannon Eastwood
Call: 2007

Lee practises in both criminal law and civil litigation including work for several police forces in civil applications in quasi-criminal cases.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • + 2 others
Lee Bonner
Call: 2000

Mark has forged a busy and successful personal injury practice acting for both Claimants and Defendants.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • + 3 others
Mark Chester
Call: 2002

George has worked on a vast variety of public and private law cases.

  • Family
Pupil Barrister – George Paterson
Call: 2023

Lujzka enjoys a successful common law practice, focusing on personal injury, clinical negligence and other aspects of civil litigation.

  • CICA Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • + 2 others
Lujzka Halsall-Fischel
Call: 2017

Christin took the decision to study for her GDL and BTC during the latter years of her forensic science career and was called to the bar in 2023

  • Civil Litigation
Pupil Barrister – Christin Kirchhuebel
Call: 2023

  • Chancery and Commercial
Ellie Twist – Probationary Tenant
Call: 2022

Joseph studied law at University of Liverpool before completing the BPTC combined with a Masters in Legal Practice at BPP Manchester.

  • Family
Joseph Carter
Call: 2022

Scarlett joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2023 following the successful completion of her pupillage

  • Family
Scarlett Gilmartin
Call: 2021

Within his civil litigation practice, Samuel represents both claimants and defendants/respondents.

  • Civil Litigation
Samuel Watson
Call: 2020

Teleri transferred to a career in law in 2005 having previously taught Philosophy and Ethics. She started her training contract with a Liverpool firm

  • Family
Teleri Jones
Call: 2020

Craig obtained a First-Class Honours degree in Law and Politics at Cardiff University and went on to achieve an Outstanding on the BPTC.

  • Family
Craig Fahey
Call: 2019

Ian was admitted as a Solicitor in 2010 and practised in Liverpool in both family and crime, going on to secure membership to the Law Society's Childr

  • Family
Ian McArdle
Call: 2019

Indy studied English at the University of Birmingham and then completed a Masters in Legal Science at Queen's University, Belfast before being called

  • Chancery and Commercial
Pupil Barrister – Indy Alley
Call: 2018

Abigail joined Chambers as a tenant in January 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision and guidance of Amanda

  • Family
Abigail King
Call: 2018

Alexander became a member of Chambers in 2017 after successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Mark Chester.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Inquests
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • + 3 others
Alexander Jones
Call: 2015

James has good experience of general civil litigation with particular knowledge of claims in contract and negligence with an emphasis on claims agains

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • + 2 others
James Cullen
Call: 2003

Govind is a family law specialist, having initially qualified as a Solicitor. She transferred to the Bar in 2015.

  • Family
Govind Singh
Call: 2015

Gary joined chambers in 2021 after completing a Chancery and Commercial pupillage under the supervision of David Green.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Court of Protection
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Tax & Pensions
  • + 2 others
Gary Donaldson
Call: 2015

Daniel specialises in family law.

  • Family
Daniel Reilly
Call: 2014

Melanie became a member of Chambers in 2021 following successful completion of pupillage under the supervision and guidance of James Cullen.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
Melanie Foo
Call: 2014

Sanel joined Chambers in 2019 after successfully completing pupillage under David Tinkler.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
Sanel Susak
Call: 2014

James practices in civil law and is focused on clinical negligence, personal injury, fatal accidents and industrial disease.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • + 1 other
James Patience
Call: 2007

Julie practises exclusively in family law

  • Family
Julie Ashley
Call: 2007

Olivia transferred to the Bar in 2007 having previously practised as a solicitor and solicitor-advocate, both in the UK and Australia.

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Law
  • Road Traffic Accidents
Olivia Cox
Call: 2007

Sarah is a specialist Wills, Trusts, and Estates barrister and her expertise extends to Property and Commercial Litigation and Family Law matters.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Court of Protection
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Wills, Probate & Trusts
Sarah Egan
Call: 2006

Elizabeth specialises in clinical negligence claims at all levels and has a successful and wide ranging practice.

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Inquests
  • Mediation
Elizabeth Francis
Call: 2004

Rebecca has experience in Chancery & Commercial, Civil Litigation and Criminal law.

  • Chancery and Commercial
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Tax & Pensions
Rebecca Ackerley
Call: 2004

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