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Beth Caunce

Year of call 2021  

Areas of Expertise
Criminal, Personal Injury


Beth practices in all areas of personal injury and accepts instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Beth also practices in crime and can frequently be found in the Crown Court. She has a busy and varied practice with a growing client base in both disciplines.

Beth completed pupillage under the supervision of Matthew Snarr, with whom she obtained 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 worked for many years as a legal assistant at blue chip, personal injury solicitor firms on both the Claimant and Defendant side. This experience enables her to understand what matters to the instructing solicitor and to act accordingly. 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.

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 work, Beth is a keen cricketer and plays for Croston cricket club.



Since completing pupillage Beth has developed a busy court practice including small claim, fast track and multi track trials, application and directions hearings, and Stage 3 and quantum disposal hearings. These include RTA liability disputes, credit hire claims and insurance fraud. Beth also has a busy paperwork practice and accepts instructions to draft liability and quantum advices and pleadings.

Beth is keen to develop her personal injury practice and has particular interests in costs and liability disputes.


Beth has a good mixture of prosecution and defence work. She is a CPS Panel Advocate (general crime – level 1) with experience prosecuting in the Magistrates’ Court and appearing in the Crown Court. Beth also has experience of defending clients in Crown Court appeals and sentencing hearings.


Having undertaken work for families, local authorities and care homes Beth is a capable advocate in cases where an understanding of procedures and personalities is required.


Scholarships and Prizes

University of Law Manchester Mooting Competition 2020, Winner
National Speed Mooting Competition 2020, Runner-Up
Gray’s Inn: Uthwatt Scholar (BTC)
BPP Manchester: Academic Excellence Scholarship
University of Law (Manchester): Highest Achieving GDL Student 2020
Gray’s Inn: Leonard Caplan Scholar (GDL)
University of St Andrews: Dean’s List


Gray’s Inn
Northern Circuit


BPP University (Manchester), Bar Training Course
University of Law (Manchester), GDL
University of St Andrews, M.Litt Medieval History
University of St Andrews, MA (Hons) History

Prescribed Information

Beth Caunce is a practising barrister, regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Beth can be found here

Beth’s clerks will provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she offers. Beth accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. For other work, Beth usually charges a brief fee plus refresher fees for court hearings, with advisory, conference and other preparation work charged at an hourly rate.

Beth aims to return paperwork within 10 working days, however her professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Specialist Areas of Practice:


Personal Injury

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