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Beth Caunce

Year of call 2021

beth.caunce@9sjs.com  

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury

Beth is currently completing her non-practising period of pupillage under the supervision of Matthew Snarr with whom she is obtaining experience in serious personal injury, road traffic accident and employers’ liability claims with a particular focus on brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex chronic pain and fundamental dishonesty.

Beth is available to accept instructions from 28th March 2022.

Beth read History at St Andrews University achieving a 1st class degree and then completed a Masters in Medieval History.

Prior to coming to the Bar Beth worked for a number of years as a legal assistant at blue chip, personal injury solicitor firms on both the Claimant and Defendant side. In these roles Beth specialised in handling serious injury claims, building experience from both sides of the litigation fence. Beth has experience communicating with clients, preparing cases for hearings or trials and reviewing papers including complex liability and medical documentation.

During her first six Beth has seen a variety of high value claims and has attended court hearings ranging from costs and case management hearings to multi track trials to the Court of Appeal. She has attended conferences with clients and expert witnesses as well as joint settlement meetings. She has also seen fast-track trials with various members of Chambers involving a large range of liability disputes, quantum issues and fundamental dishonesty. Beth has also spent time shadowing criminal practitioners with particular attention on witness handling skills.

Beth is keen to develop her personal injury practice and has particular interests in costs, inquests and liability disputes. Beth is adept at taking a noting brief having been instructed to do so at an inquest during her first six.

Whilst at university Beth worked pro bono with the Support Through Court scheme, assisting litigants-in-person on a variety of civil matters, and with the Coroner’s Court Support Service. As a student Beth also enjoyed success in advocacy competitions.

Outside of work Beth is a keen cricketer and plays for Croston and Ashton-on-Mersey cricket clubs.

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

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