Animal Claims

Animal Claims

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers offers barristers at all levels who are experienced in claims involving animals.

Our experience in animal claims

Personal injury

Our barristers have advised in cases involving dogs, horses, cattle and other farm animals. Following the landmark decision of the House of Lords in Mirvahedy v. Henley (2003), members of Chambers were involved in further cases that sought to test the limit of strict liability under the Animals Act 1971.

We regularly receive instructions on behalf of those who have been injured in accidents involving animals, as well as from the keepers of animals and their insurers.

Regulatory

Several of our barristers have links with equine sports bodies, including the Horseracing Regulatory Authority, and have advised in doping, race fixing, betting irregularity and other disciplinary matters.

Contractual disputes arising out of the sale of animals under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and in misrepresentation also provide a regular source of instructions.

Several of our barristers have expertise in litigation involving the environmental issues that arise out of the keeping of animals for commercial and private purposes including smell, noise and other types of nuisance.

Who to contact

Ben Sundborg

Ben Sundborg is the Senior Practice Manager for the Animal Claims team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Call: 1990

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Caroline Truscott
Camilla Church

Camilla Church

Call: 1998

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Melissa Shipley

Melissa Shipley

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Sarah Bousfield

Sarah Bousfield

Call: 2013

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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