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James Berry elected to Parliament

8th May 2015

We are delighted to congratulate James Berry upon his election to Parliament for the Kingston and Surbiton constituency.

James was called to the Bar in 2006 after studying at UCL and Harvard Law School. After pupillage in Chambers, James quickly developed a successful practice in all Chambers’ core areas of work and won a place on the Attorney General’s Panel of Treasury Counsel.

While still relatively junior, James became recognised as one of the leading police barristers in the country. He appeared in many of the leading cases in the field including the Raoul Moat Inquest and the Leveson Inquiry and was trusted with some of the most serious and sensitive police misconduct cases. James was also instructed in important decisions about the reach of the duty of care in medical cases.

James was ranked as a leading junior in the field by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners which describes James as: “.highly rated in the market for his hard-working ethos and passionate commitment to the clients he represents”, notes that he is “tenacious and fiendishly clever” and comments that he “combines gentlemanly robustness with fierce intelligence.”

Although James’ focus will now be on his Parliamentary and constituency duties, it is his intention to maintain a professional practice with occasional work and his clerks will be able to advise as to his availability.

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