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Raymond Machell QC

22nd April 2020

Byrom Street Chambers announces the retirement from private practice at the Bar of Raymond Machell QC.


Raymond was called to the Bar in 1973 and took Silk in 1988. He was Head of Chambers from 1st August 2010 to 1st October 2016. He is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. He was also a door tenant of a Crown Office Chambers. Raymond practised predominantly in personal injury and clinical negligence work and excelled in claims of maximum severity and complexity. He enjoyed a stellar reputation with a loyal following of claimants’ and defendants’ solicitors and insurers and the plaudits in the legal directories, sustained year after year, reflected this. His appointments were many and varied: he was a Deputy High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division, Chairman of the Personal Injury Bar Association from 2002 to 2004, a member of the editorial team for Kemp & Kemp, a Referee pursuant to the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and a member of the Master of the Rolls Working Party on Structured Settlements. Raymond’s considered wisdom, guidance and kindly encouragement have always been much appreciated by members of Chambers; he will be much missed.


Members of Chambers and the clerking team thank Raymond for his tremendous contribution to the life and reputation of Chambers and wish him every happiness in his retirement.     



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