Public Liability

Public Liability

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers members have a wide range of expertise in public liability claims. These range from minor slippers and trippers on the highway or at premises open to the public, accidents at leisure and recreational facilities, assaults in restaurants and nightclubs and holiday claims.

Recent significant cases:

  • A claim by a youth who sustained a catastrophic spinal injury diving into shallow water against the owner and operator of a beach.
  • A claim by a child against a bouncy castle operator.
  • A claim by a visitor to a leisure centre who fell from a climbing wall.
  • A claim by a young baby who sustained catastrophic injury when struck in its pram by a falling window frame.
  • A fatal food allergy claim.
  • Various claims by visitors against nightclub operators.
  • Various claims by visitors against swimming pool operators.

Who to contact

Ben Sundborg

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


Ben SundborgEmail


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

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

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann
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

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Kristina Stern SC

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

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