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Northern Circuit – Leading sets

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Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

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  1. Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks
  2. Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks

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    • Lesley Anderson QC - Kings Chambers β€˜She is an awe-inspiring advocate.’
    • David Berkley QC - St John's Buildings β€˜Noted for his expertise in directors’ disqualification matters.’
    • David Casement QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has a wonderful intellect.’
    • Mark Cawson QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜A tremendously bright silk.’
    • Paul Chaisty QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Devastating in cross-examination and on his feet.’
    • Mark Harper QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A superb advocate with a great court room presence.’
    • David Mohyuddin QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜A forceful advocate with a great client manner.’
    • Simon Myerson QC - Byrom Street Chambers β€˜An intellectual heavyweight.’

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

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9 St John Street has β€˜good strength in depth’ in its commercial, banking and Chancery team, which reports a recent uptick in contentious probate matters. Other key strengths include administration of wills, company and partnership disputes, and banking litigation.

18 St John Street Chambers’ commercial, banking and Chancery team have solid expertise in contractual disputes, estate administration, inheritance tax issues and partnership matters.

23 Essex Street has seen an increase in contested probate instructions, with other recent work including insolvency cases, professional negligence matters and company, partnership and shareholder disputes.

The team at Atlantic Chambers handles insolvency issues, landlord and tenant disputes and wills and probate matters, to name a few areas.

Byrom Street Chambers houses Simon Myerson QC, who has extensive experience in civil fraud cases.

Sebastian Clegg is a key name at Deans Court Chambers for commercial matters, including professional negligence cases against solicitors, partnership disputes and cases of company fraud.

For one solicitor, Exchange Chambers is β€˜the strongest insolvency set in Manchester’, with members acting in cases of bankruptcy, directors’ disqualification proceedings and asset recovery.

London-based commercial set Forum Chambers is linked to the Northern Circuit by the presence of commercial and financial litigation expert Susanne Muth, who is based in Manchester following her move from No5 Barristers Chambers in 2017.

Kings Chambers is β€˜very good for commercial and Chancery work’, and is noted for its expertise in personal and corporate insolvency cases. Recent highlights include David Casement QC acting for premier league footballer Wilfried Bony in claims for damages against his former agents for breaches of contractual and fiduciary duties.

Names to note for commercial work at Oriel Chambers are Richard Bradley and Paul Brant. Bradley’s main area of expertise is commercial disputes, while Brant is well known for handling financial litigation cases.

Contractual disputes are a core area of strength for the team at St John's Buildings, alongside banking litigation, intellectual property and Chancery cases (notably contentious wills and probate matters).


Construction, planning and environment

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  1. Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks
  2. Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

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    • Anthony Crean QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Compelling, focused and innovative.’
    • Vincent Fraser QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has a forensic and measured approach.’
    • David Manley QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Widely recognised for his expertise in planning and environmental law.’
    • Stephen Sauvain QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has notable expertise in village green applications cases.’
    • Andrew Singer QC - Kings Chambers β€˜An excellent silk, who provides commercially focused advice.’
    • Paul Tucker QC - Kings Chambers β€˜An unyielding cross-examiner.’

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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    • John Barrett - Kings Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in mineral planning law.’
    • Giles Cannock - Kings Chambers β€˜An adroit performer.’
    • Peter Dixon - Exchange Chambers β€˜He knows planning law like the back of his hand.’
    • Alan Evans - Kings Chambers β€˜A very conscientious and thoughtful barrister.’
    • David Fearon - Exchange Chambers β€˜Clients love his calm, smooth manner.’
    • John Hunter - Kings Chambers β€˜He provides excellent strategic advice.’
    • James Malam - Exchange Chambers β€˜He has a keen eye for the key issues of a case.’
    • Ian Ponter - Kings Chambers β€˜A very quick thinker on his feet.’
    • Sarah Reid - Kings Chambers β€˜She leaves no stone unturned in a case.’
    • Mark Smith - Exchange Chambers β€˜Very personable and practical.’
    • Ruth Stockley - Kings Chambers β€˜Extremely pragmatic and very good with clients.’
    • Simon Whitfield - Exchange Chambers β€˜Very experienced in construction and engineering disputes.’
    • John Wyn Williams - Exchange Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in environmental cases of waste, water and air pollution.’

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Exchange Chambers houses three specialist teams for construction, planning and environmental law matters. Peter Dixon leads the planning group, which is well known for handling disputes relating to consent applications. Former solicitor and chartered surveyor David Fearon heads up the construction team, which has experience across a broad range of construction disputes. Head of the environment team John Wyn Williams has established expertise in cases involving air and water pollution, statutory nuisance, and waste disposal matters.

Kings Chambers is β€˜an excellent planning chambers’, where members represent major developers, local authorities, national retailers and house builders in planning applications, public inquiries and judicial reviews for a range of projects. Alan Evans has extensive experience in public inquiries related to fracking and oil and gas proposals. Andrew Singer QC took silk in 2018.


Costs

Costs – Leading juniors

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    • Paul Hughes - Kings Chambers β€˜An accomplished costs specialist.’
    • Kevin Latham - Kings Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate who is great with clients.’
    • Matthew Smith - Kings Chambers β€˜His knowledge of costs law is first-rate.’
    • Richard Wilcock - Exchange Chambers β€˜Highly experienced across a broad range of costs matters.’

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Richard Wilcock is a key name at Exchange Chambers for costs and is known for representing the NHS in high-profile costs matters, including a case examining the relationship between costs budgeting and assessment.

Kings Chambers is well known for its β€˜strong specialist expertise in costs’. The group handles instructions from paying and receiving parties across a wide range of costs matters. In November 2017 Dr Mark Friston moved to Hailsham Chambers.


Court of Protection

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  1. Court of Protection – Leading silks
  2. Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Court of Protection – Leading silks

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    • Sam Karim QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A calm voice in a storm.’

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

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    • Simon Burrows - Kings Chambers β€˜A compelling advocate.’
    • Lorraine Cavanagh - St John's Buildings β€˜A very talented barrister who is fearless in court.’
    • Ben McCormack - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜A passionate advocate, with encyclopaedic knowledge of community care, mental capacity and housing law.’
    • Eliza Sharron - Kings Chambers β€˜She has a natural ability to make clients feel at ease in court.’

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Garden Court North Chambers’ Court of Protection team handles a broad spectrum of cases, including mental health and mental capacity matters, deprivation of liberty cases and health and welfare disputes concerning residence, contact and care issues. Ben McCormack is a key contact.

Kings Chambers is a β€˜leading Northern set in Court of Protection work’. The team represents medical practitioners, the Official Solicitor, local authorities and family members in deprivation of liberty cases, mental health and capacity matters, and welfare orders concerning residence and contact.

The Court of Protection group at St John's Buildings is well known for its expertise in alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults, deprivation of liberty matters and medical treatment (including treatment termination) cases. Lorraine Cavanagh has a niche focus on cases involving sexual autonomy and capacity to consent.


Crime

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  1. Crime – Leading silks
  2. Crime – Leading juniors

Crime – Leading silks

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Crime – Leading juniors

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7 Harrington Street’s criminal practice is very well versed in handling instructions for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of sexual offences, historic abuse, murder, fraud, and large-scale drugs conspiracies. In a major highlight for the set, Nicholas Johnson QC successfully prosecuted Barry Bennell, a former football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing several adolescent boys. In March 2018 Ian Whitehurst moved to Exchange Chambers.

Members at 9 St John Street prosecute and defend in cases of multi-handed drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offences, large-scale fraud and homicide. In January 2018 Gary Woodhall was appointed to the circuit bench.

23 Essex Street’s crime team is well versed in high-profile cases of multi-defendant large-scale drugs conspiracies, complex fraud and serious historic and recent sexual offences.

Atlantic Chambers houses Anne Whyte QC, who prosecutes and defends in heavyweight criminal matters including terrorism, sexual offences and homicide.

The criminal group at Cobden House Chambers prosecutes and defends in heavyweight sexual offences, drugs and murder cases.

Deans Court Chambers has solid expertise across a spectrum of criminal matters, with advocates acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of murder, people trafficking, historic and recent sexual abuse allegations as well as multi-defendant drugs conspiracies. The set houses leader of the Northern Circuit Michael Hayton QC.

Exchange Chambers’ crime practice has β€˜great strength in depth’, housing 40 grade 4 CPS prosecutors in the group. Members have extensive experience in acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of large-scale drugs conspiracies, sexual abuse, multi-million-pound fraud, people trafficking and murder. In 2018 Ian Whitehurst joined from 7 Harrington Street; Simon Medland QC was appointed to the circuit bench; and Paul Taylor retired.

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for acting for the defence in large-scale drugs conspiracies, historic and recent sexual abuse cases as well as murder trials. In 2017, Pete Weatherby QC and Nina Grahame acted for the father in a case involving the alleged murder of a baby shortly after birth; the father was acquitted.

Kenworthy's Chambers’ criminal team, led by Barry Grennan, prosecutes and defends in multi-defendant drugs conspiracies, serious sexual offences, child abuse and homicide.

With an established reputation in criminal law, Lincoln House Chambers members frequently handles high-profile cases of homicide, money laundering, multi-defendant drugs and firearms conspiracies along with serious sexual offences.

Recent instructions for St John's Buildings’ criminal group include cases of serious sexual offences, historic abuse, large-scale fraud and homicide.


Employment

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  1. Employment – Leading silks
  2. Employment – Leading juniors

Employment – Leading silks

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Employment – Leading juniors

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The employment team at 9 St John Street reports an uptick in instructions involving whistleblowing matters; discrimination cases and sports disputes are other areas of expertise. Joanne Woodward was appointed to the bench in March 2018.

Atlantic Chambers’ recent instructions include cases of TUPE, discrimination, equal pay, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing. Simon Gorton QC is noted for his expertise in restrictive covenants work. In 2017 David Campion successfully defended a nurse in a disability discrimination case after a job offer was withdrawn; the employer believed her disability restricted her ability to carry out the role.

Deans Court Chambers’ employment practice has experience in whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, discrimination, and TUPE matters. Mary O’Rourke QC is acting for former Team Sky doctor Dr Richard Freeman in a constructive dismissal claim brought against British Cycling.

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has an active practice on the Northern Circuit; he acts for claimants in whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, among other areas. In July 2018 Paras Gorasia joined from Kings Chambers.

Practitioners at Kenworthy's Chambers are active in unfair dismissal, TUPE, whistleblowing and discrimination cases. In June 2018 Anisa Niaz-Dickinson moved to Kings Chambers.

Kings Chambers’ recent instructions include cases of equal pay, discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. In 2018 Anisa Niaz-Dickinson joined from Kenworthy's Chambers and Paras Gorasia moved to Doughty Street Chambers.

London-based Littleton Chambers is linked to the Northern Circuit by the presence of Daniel Northall, who has solid experience in whistleblowing and discrimination cases.

St John's Buildings’ employment team handles equal pay, whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, sexual harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal cases. Steven Flynn has niche expertise in handling employment disputes within the professional sports world.


Family and children law

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  1. Family and children law – Leading silks
  2. Family and children law – Leading juniors

Family and children law – Leading silks

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Family and children law – Leading juniors

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Recent work for members of the family team at 7 Harrington Street includes public and private children law, financial remedy matters, and international child relocation and abduction proceedings. In January 2018 Clive Baker and Christine Bispham were both appointed to the bench.

Practitioners at 9 St John Street handle serious non-accidental injuries matters, sexual abuse claims and care and adoption proceedings, among other areas. In November 2017 Sara Lewis moved to St Philips Chambers, and in March 2018 Sarah Kilvington joined the set from 18 St John Street Chambers.

18 St John Street Chambers’ family practice is adept at handling financial remedy cases and public and private law children matters. In March 2018 Sarah Kilvington moved to 9 St John Street.

Ashley Murray at Ashley Murray Chambers is noted for his expertise in divorce cases and high-net worth financial remedy claims; pre-nuptial agreements are a growing area of instruction.

Atlantic Chambers’ family team represent local authorities, guardians and authorities across a broad spectrum of children law cases. Financial matters are another core area of instruction.

Deans Court Chambers has β€˜a wealth of talent in all areas of family law’. The team has established expertise in cases involving domestic and international relocation, fabricated/induced illness and allegations of serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Financial remedy cases are also included in the group’s workload. Alison Woodward was appointed to the circuit bench in January 2018.

A key area of strength for Exchange Chambers’ family practice is private financial remedy matters; high-value divorce cases dominate the team’s workload. Private law children matters form another area of instruction.

With a reputation as β€˜an excellent family law set’, St John's Buildings is viewed as β€˜the best set in Manchester for financial remedy barristers’. Children law is also a core area of instruction, with members handling, among other areas, adoption, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and cases with international elements. Sally Harrison QC is representing the wife in the high-profile Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan divorce case, and Frances Heaton QC appeared in the case of a transgender Orthodox Jewish father who was appealing against an earlier ruling denying her direct contact with her children, who lived in the Charedi community with their mother; the appeal was successful.


Inquests and inquiries

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  1. Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks
  2. Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

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    • Louis Browne QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜A fierce and equitable advocate.’
    • Michael Rawlinson QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A very accessible silk who quickly gains the confidence of lay clients.’
    • Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist, who approaches cases with the discipline of a military commander about to face the battlefield.’

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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Cobden House Chambers houses David Sandiford, who is well versed in handling high-profile inquests involving police forces and deaths in custody.

Members of Exchange Chambers represent a range of parties in inquests and inquiries. In 2017, Louis Browne QC appeared in the high-profile High Court case concerning the funeral arrangements for convicted murderer Ian Brady, who had died in prison.

Garden Court North Chambers is well known for its expertise in inquests, in which the group frequently acts for bereaved families. Pete Weatherby QC is leading a team representing 73 victims in the Grenfell Tower inquiry, while Kate Stone is acting for the mother in the ongoing inquest into the death of 13-month old Poppi Worthington.

Patrick Cassidy at Kenworthy's Chambers is frequently instructed in Article 2 inquests pertaining to deaths in custody.

Recent work for Kings Chambers’ inquests and inquiries group include inquests into deaths in the military; Michael Rawlinson QC has particular expertise in this area.

The inquests and inquiries group at Lincoln House Chambers acts for families and large public bodies in inquests. Past instructions for the set include representing the police in the high-profile Hillsborough inquests.

The team at St John's Buildings represents emergency services, bereaved families, the armed services, healthcare professionals and police forces in inquests.


Personal injury and clinical negligence

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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
  2. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

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Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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7 Harrington Street is well known for handling four key areas: industrial disease, clinical negligence, catastrophic injury and employers’ liability matters.

9 St John Street is β€˜a very solid personal injury set’. Practitioners have experience in industrial disease, road traffic accidents, catastrophic injuries and medical negligence matters. In June 2018 Matthew Haisley was appointed to the district bench.

18 St John Street Chambers has β€˜strength in depth’ across its personal injury and clinical negligence practice, where members handle catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic and motorcycle accidents and medical negligence matters involving cases of birth injuries, negligent surgery and failure to diagnose claims. Alastair Forrest recently retired from full practice.

Members of the personal injury and clinical negligence group at Atlantic Chambers predominantly represent claimants in road traffic accidents, industrial disease, public liability, medical negligence and employers’ liability cases.

β€˜Excellent set’ Byrom Street Chambers has β€˜a wealth of expertise in the field of clinical negligence’ and is also viewed as β€˜a top set for catastrophic personal injury cases’. The team’s workload includes medical negligence and misdiagnoses, birth injuries, amputations, brain and spinal cord injuries, fatal accidents and locked-in syndrome cases. The set remains active in the ongoing Mau Mau case pertaining to allegations of torture and maltreatment of 20,000 Kenyans by the British government during the 1950s State of Emergency. Geoffrey Tattersall QC retired in July 2018.

Cobden House Chambers has β€˜good depth’ in its personal injury and clinical negligence team, which handles instructions from claimants and defendants in cases of serious/fatal road traffic accidents, catastrophic injuries and negligent surgery, among other areas.

Deans Court Chambers is β€˜a very strong personal injury set’, which also has a β€˜wide experience of clinical negligence claims’. The set reports an uptick in clinical negligence matters, with recent instructions including failure to diagnose/treat brain and spinal cord injuries and malignant diseases. Members also handle serious/fatal road traffic accidents, industrial disease and catastrophic injury claims. In January 2018 Craig Sephton QC was appointed to the bench.

Exchange Chambers attracts praise for its β€˜huge breadth and depth of experience in claimant personal injury work’, particularly cases involving severe brain and spinal injuries, accidents at work, catastrophic injuries, and military and amputee claims, among other areas. On the clinical negligence side, Dr Kevin Naylor is acting for the claimant in a wrongful birth claim following the delivery of disabled twins. In 2018 David Knifton QC took silk and Amanda Yip QC and Catherine Howells were appointed to the bench.

The personal injury and clinical negligence team at Kings Chambers has established expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases and industrial disease claims (notably in asbestos and mesothelioma matters); chronic pain matters and military injury claims are other areas of instruction. On the clinical negligence side, the set reports an uptick in birth damage cases involving brain injuries.

Ivan Bowley at Lincoln House Chambers has established expertise in industrial disease claims.

Practitioners at Oriel Chambers have solid experience representing claimants and defendants in industrial disease claims, a wide spectrum of clinical negligence cases and accident claims which are suspected to be fraudulent.

St John's Buildings has β€˜strength in depth’ in the personal injury and clinical negligence sphere. The team’s workload includes industrial disease claims, serious brain and spinal injury matters and fatal road traffic accident cases. Recent clinical negligence instructions include medical failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis, negligent surgery and birth injury (including wrongful birth claims) matters.


Property

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  1. Property – Leading silks
  2. Property – Leading juniors

Property – Leading silks

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    • Lesley Anderson QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate.’
    • Paul Chaisty QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Devastating in cross-examination and on his feet.’

Property – Leading juniors

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23 Essex Street houses Brad Pomfret, who is well known for representing mortgagees and other lenders in property-related instructions.

At Exchange Chambers, practitioners are instructed in, among other areas, landlord and tenant disputes, proprietary estoppel, boundary disputes and property-related professional negligence. In 2017 Andrew Williams successfully defended the Liverpool Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church against an adverse possession claim regarding ownership of an area of land in Manchester.

Members of Kings Chambers have extensive experience across a wide range of property-related disputes, including leases for land and residential property, entitlement to registered and un-registered land, administration of estates and professional negligence matters. Mortgage litigation is another key area of instruction. In June 2018 Mark Halliwell was appointed a specialist civil circuit judge.


Public law

Index of tables

  1. Public law – Leading silks
  2. Public law – Leading juniors

Public law – Leading silks

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    • Louis Browne QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜His legal acumen is first rate.’
    • Jane Cross QC - Deans Court Chambers β€˜Noted for her expertise in cases involving vulnerable adults.’
    • Sam Karim QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A compelling advocate with a reassuring manner.’
    • Stephen Sauvain QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in judicial reviews.’
    • Pete Weatherby QC - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He takes command of a court with the breadth of his legal knowledge.’

Public law – Leading juniors

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    • George Brown - Kenworthy's Chambers β€˜Level headed and always well informed.’
    • Simon Burrows - Kings Chambers β€˜A safe pair of hands for public law matters.’
    • Lorraine Cavanagh - St John's Buildings β€˜She goes above and beyond the call of duty for her clients.’
    • John Hunter - Kings Chambers β€˜He approaches his cases with a commercial viewpoint.’
    • Tasaddat Hussain - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in human rights and immigration matters.’
    • Vijay Jagadesham - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He finds unconventional solutions to problems.’
    • Michael Jones - Deans Court Chambers β€˜A very amiable and practical barrister.’
    • Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's Chambers β€˜An incredibly intelligent barrister.’
    • Lucy Mair - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She has a brilliant legal mind and is extremely persuasive on her feet.’
    • Joseph Markus - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright, passionate and fantastic with clients.’
    • Ben McCormack - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in social welfare matters.’
    • Alex Offer - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Very empathic with fantastic attention to detail.’
    • Rory O’Ryan - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Recommended for complex asylum and immigration cases.’
    • Gita Patel - Kenworthy's Chambers β€˜She has vast experience in asylum cases.’
    • Tom Royston - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜He is great with vulnerable clients.’
    • Mark Schwenk - Kenworthy's Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in immigration matters.’
    • Kerry Smith - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜She remains extremely calm under pressure.’
    • Matthew Stanbury - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Bold and unafraid to tackle complex cases.’
    • James Stark - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜A junior with drive and complete commitment to his cases.’
    • Camille Warren - Garden Court North Chambers β€˜Recommended for a wide range of immigration and asylum claims.’

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Deans Court Chambers’ public law team is well versed in handling cases involving mental capacity and mental health.

Judicial review proceedings are a core strength for Exchange Chambers’ public law group, with immigration and asylum matters and cases involving the welfare of vulnerable adults included in the team’s recent workload.

Viewed as β€˜a leader in the field of immigration law’, Garden Court North Chambers’ β€˜very strong’ public law group has established expertise in high-profile cases pertaining to asylum, nationality, human trafficking and social rights matters. Recent case highlights for the set include Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Gubeladze, in which the Court of Appeal judged that the UK’s decision to extend the Worker Registration Scheme from 2009 to 2011 was unlawful; R (AT) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, concerning the removal of statutory appeal rights and implementation of an administrative review process for foreign national spouses who were victims of domestic violence; and R (Kiarie) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which the Supreme Court found the process of requiring a foreign national offender to be deported before appealing against the decision from outside the country to be unfair.

Practitioners at Kenworthy's Chambers are well versed in immigration and asylum matters, and have represented clients before the Court of Appeal in such cases.

The public law group at Kings Chambers has solid experience in representing claimants and defendants in judicial reviews from a range of areas, including healthcare and local government.

In 2017, Lorraine Cavanagh at St John's Buildings acted for a child in a Human Rights claim following care proceedings where he was removed from parental care; the removal was found to be unlawful.


Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

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  1. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks
  2. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

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7 Harrington Street’s regulatory practice prosecutes and defends across a range of health and safety cases, including corporate manslaughter trials and breaches of regulations. Ian Unsworth QC has particular expertise in representing companies and individuals from the field of professional sport.

Recent work for practitioners at Deans Court Chambers includes medical and police misconduct cases and fatalities at work. Iain Simkin joined from St John's Buildings and Ros Scott Bell joined from Trinity Chambers in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Members of Exchange Chambers frequently act for the HSE, as well as companies, local authorities and professionals, across a wide spectrum of health and safety matters. Recent instructions include fatal accidents at work.

Kings Chambers’ regulatory practice has notable strength in licensing matters, including, but not limited to, alcohol and premises licensing, taxi licensing matters and zoo licensing issues. In an example of the latter, Ben Williams recently acted in a case concerning the application for a new licence for South Lakes Safari Zoo following investigations into high-profile health and safety breaches at the zoo.

Lincoln House Chambers’ regulatory group has β€˜strength in depth’, with members active across a wide range of health and safety matters. The set reports an uptick in professional disciplinary work involving medical professions and the police.

Oriel Chambers houses Graham Wells, who is well versed in handling instructions involving police disciplinary proceedings.


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