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Luke Berry

Barrister (Senior Associate)


+44 (0)330 045 2418


Luke leads the Exeter barristers team, and his work focuses on providing robust advocacy and pragmatic advice on all things health related: from personal injury and clinical negligence, to mental health, inquests and family disputes involving medical evidence. He acts for some of the firm’s biggest clients on procedural hearings through to substantive, multi-day trials and inquests, and is seen as a ‘go-to’ in the South West for practical legal advice delivered with emotional intelligence.   

As an advocate, Luke provides his clients with a voice and is often called on when technical ‘black letter’ law does not provide an answer. Luke represents clients in civil, criminal, family and coronial proceedings, and any other jurisdiction where a professional may be called to defend their actions.   

Understanding the importance of a timely and accurate response to paperwork, Luke’s approach to his written advocacy has received praise from the Judiciary. 

Luke has an interest in developing junior advocates through advocacy training and is both an advocacy trainer and a pupil supervisor. He is also authorised by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation.  

Featured experience


Acted for a mental health trust in a series of linked inquests arising from inpatient suicides.

RL v Nottingham University Hospital

Acted for Nottingham University Hospital in contested Family Court proceedings where the applicant sought to re-open findings of fact.