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Western Circuit – Leading sets

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    • College Chambers (Southampton)
    • Colleton Chambers (Exeter, Taunton)
    • Devon Chambers (Plymouth)
    • Doughty Street Chambers (Bristol)
    • KBG Chambers (Exeter, Plymouth, Truro)
    • Magdalen Chambers (Exeter)
    • No5 Barristers Chambers (Bristol)
    • No.18 Barristers Chambers (Southampton)

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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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Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

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Recent work for College Chambers’ β€˜very knowledgeable’ commercial group includes professional negligence claims, partnership disputes and trusts and wills matters. Derek Marshall heads up the team.

Colleton Chambers houses Robert Sheridan, who has particular expertise in traditional Chancery matters including wills and probate disputes; in 2017 he acted in the Vucicevic v Aleksic case concerning the interpretation of a handwritten will made by a wealthy Montenegrin testator.

Specialist commercial boutique Commercial Chambers houses Andrew Marsden, who is well known for handling disputes between shareholders, directors of companies, partners and commercial agents.

Guildhall Chambers’s commercial team provides β€˜sound advice’ across a broad spectrum of commercial matters, with recognised expertise in high-value and high-profile insolvency matters. The team’s recent workload includes directors’ disputes, Inheritance Act matters, professional negligence cases and traditional Chancery law matters. Adrian Palmer QC retired in 2017, and in April 2018 Stephen Davies QC, Jeremy Bamford, Christopher Brockman, Ross Fentem and Neil Levy moved to Enterprise Chambers in Bristol.

William Hopkin is a key name at Magdalen Chambers for commercial litigation and company disputes. Michael Berkley was appointed to the bench in January 2018.

Members of Pump Court Chambers’ commercial team have established expertise in wills, inheritance and probate disputes. Commercial litigation is another core area of instruction.

Commercial contract disputes are a cornerstone area of instruction for the team at Queen Square Chambers.

With a reputation as a β€˜leading regional heavyweight’ for commercial matters, St John's Chambers’ members are instructed across the spectrum of commercial cases including professional negligence, partnership disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency matters and fraud. The set is also noted for its β€˜wealth of knowledge and experience’ in Chancery matters and in a major work highlight for the set, Leslie Blohm QC is acting in the ongoing high-profile Barry Pring case concerning a millionaire who died intestate in the Ukraine; his family claim his Ukrainian widow was complicit in his death and has thus forfeited her right to a share of his estate. Martha Maher recently left the set.


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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Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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3PB’s group is adept at handling a broad range of construction, planning and environmental matters. Recent work includes construction-related disputes and village green applications and appeals.

Counsel at Guildhall Chambers act for individuals, companies and landowners across a spectrum of planning and environmental disputes. Brendon Moorhouse has expertise in environmental law, and recently represented four wildlife conservation groups in the M4 public inquiry.

Gavin Collett is a key contact at Magdalen Chambers for planning matters, in which he acts for individuals, developers and local authorities.

No5 Barristers Chambers houses Paul Cairnes QC, who has established expertise in planning matters; he is acting in a case regarding a significant urban extension plan.

St John's Chambers’s β€˜very impressive’ team is noted for its expertise in construction and planning matters. Recent instructions include construction contractual disputes and planning permission appeals.


Costs

Costs – Leading juniors

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Guildhall Chambers has β€˜the expertise to deal with all aspects of costs law’. In a recent highlight, James Wibberley appeared before the Supreme Court in a case to determine whether solicitors’ costs were payable in the event of claimants making direct settlements with insurers; the court ruled that costs would still need to be paid.


Court of Protection

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

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    • Abigail Bond - St John's Chambers β€˜Fiery, quick and proactive.’
    • Rebecca Stickler - Guildhall Chambers β€˜Technically brilliant; her advice is always accurate, clear and helpful.’
    • Emma Sutton - Serjeants' Inn Chambers β€˜Clear and helpful advice provided at all times. Great technical skills in terms of written legal advice and orders and very helpful practical and tactical advice.’
    • Alex Troup - St John's Chambers β€˜Bold and tenacious, with a first-class analytical mind.’

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Counsel at Guildhall Chambers have experience of dealing with deprivation of liberty matters, cases of alleged abuse and welfare matters, among other areas. Rebecca Stickler joined from No5 Barristers Chambers in December 2017.

In a standout matter for St John's Chambers, Abigail Bond and Alex Troup were instructed by different parties in a case regarding whether the legal test for the capacity to marry required the person involved to understand that the marriage would automatically revoke their will.


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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3PB has β€˜great breadth and depth’ in its criminal team, with members acting in large-scale drug trafficking matters, high-profile historic sexual offences, murder cases and violent crime. In a particular highlight, multiple members of the group acted in the high-profile R v Kevin Downton case regarding the murder of businessman Guy Hedger.

Albion Chambers’s β€˜excellent’ criminal team has a solid track record in handling murder, regulatory crime, serious sexual offences and fraud matters. In 2018 David Sapiecha joined from Colleton Chambers and Jason Taylor QC took silk before his appointment to the circuit bench.

Counsel at Colleton Chambers prosecute and defend in serious sexual offences, murder cases, high-profile fraud and violent criminal matters, among other areas. In 2018 David Sapiecha moved to Albion Chambers.

Past instructions for the team at Devon Chambers include large-scale fraud and drugs conspiracies, murder cases, people trafficking and serious sexual offences. Joanna Martin QC took silk in 2018.

Drystone Chambers houses a team with established strength in handling serious criminal matters. In 2017 Robert Bryan successfully prosecuted Kurt Lai Lan, who was selling Class A drugs online via the dark web. Matthew Jewell QC took silk in 2018.

According to some, Guildhall Chambers’ criminal team is β€˜second to none on the Western Circuit’. The group’s workload includes serious sexual assault and historic abuse matters, human trafficking, multi-handed drugs conspiracies and high-profile murder cases. Richard Smith QC acted for the defence in the standout R v Berlinah Wallace case where, following an original conviction for throwing sulphuric acid at her partner, Wallace was charged with his murder after his death by euthanasia; Wallace was acquitted of the murder charges.

Pump Court Chambers is a β€˜solid set’ for criminal work, with notable expertise in serious sexual offences cases, including historic abuse, and high-profile murder trials. Nigel Pascoe QC successfully defended Scott Keeping, who was acquitted of murdering businessman Guy Hedger. James Newton-Price QC took silk in 2018.

Recent work at Queen Square Chambers includes high-profile serious sexual offences cases, multi-defendant drugs and fraud matters, and murder trials. In 2017 Robin Shellard was instructed by the Regional Organised Crime Unit in a case involving people trafficking and cannabis factories, and also appeared in the R v Julie and Tony Wadsworth case concerning two BBC presenters who were convicted of historic sexual offences against children.


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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3PB’s employment practice covers a broad spectrum of employment matters, with extensive experience in whistleblowing, equal pay, unfair dismissal claims and discrimination cases.

The employment team at Albion Chambers, led by Richard Shepherd, handles a wide range of employment matters, including TUPE, unfair and wrongful dismissal and discrimination cases, with notable strength in professional disciplinary matters.

Guildhall Chambers’ β€˜strong’ employment practice has expertise in whistleblowing, equal pay, restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal claims and cases of discrimination on grounds of disability and sex. Douglas Leach successfully represented the claimant in the Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police case; the key issue was whether the Force’s Shared Parental Leave policy was indirectly discriminatory in only providing the statutory minimum rate of shared parental leave pay. In July 2018 Suzanne Staunton moved to Simmons & Simmons.

Ian Wheaton is head of the employment team at No.18 Barristers Chambers; recent instructions for the group include discrimination and unfair and wrongful dismissal cases.

Members of Old Square Chambers’ employment team are active in high-profile discrimination cases, whistleblowing claims and dismissal matters, with a recent uptick in instructions regarding holiday pay disputes. In March 2018 Mark Whitcombe was made an Employment Judge in Scotland.

Recent instructions for the employment group at Pump Court Chambers include whistleblowing matters, unfair dismissals and discrimination cases on grounds of disability, sex, and race. Gary Self has a solid track record in acting for members of the police force.

Queen Square Chambers’s employment group has solid expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, equal pay and whistleblowing cases, to name a few areas. In 2018 Jonathan Heard moved to St Philips Chambers.

Counsel at St John's Chambers act in discrimination, unfair dismissal, victimisation and equal pay matters, among other areas. David Regan has particular expertise in disability discrimination cases, while Matthew White is noted for handling restrictive covenant matters.


Family and children law

Index of tables

  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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    • Jody Atkinson - St John's Chambers β€˜Very sagacious and resolute.’
    • Laura Baines - No.18 Barristers Chambers β€˜She is quick to grasp the essence of a case.’
    • Melissa Barlow - 3PB β€˜Highly intelligent and very good with vulnerable clients.’
    • Julia Belyavin - St John's Chambers β€˜Recommended for a broad range of family law matters.’
    • Abigail Bond - St John's Chambers β€˜Painstaking and sensitive with clients.’
    • Jonathon Bosanko - KBG Chambers β€˜An erudite and fearless advocate.’
    • Edward Boydell - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He is always a safe pair of hands; clients love him.’
    • Catherine Breslin - Pump Court Chambers β€˜A shrewd tactician who is superb in court.’
    • Richard Carron - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Very experienced in care cases.’
    • Gemma Chapman - 3PB β€˜A formidable and tenacious advocate.’
    • Rupert Chapman - Magdalen Chambers β€˜His bedside manner with vulnerable clients is excellent.’
    • Nigel Cholerton - No.18 Barristers Chambers β€˜Very experienced in a broad range of family law matters.’
    • Andrew Commins - St John's Chambers β€˜Fiercely bright, personable and determined.’
    • Deborah Dinan-Hayward - Albion Chambers β€˜Well known for her expertise in matrimonial finance cases.’
    • Hamish Dunlop - 3PB β€˜Highly recommended for financial provision cases.’
    • Caroline Elford - St John's Chambers β€˜Very experienced in children law matters.’
    • Mark Elliott - 3PB β€˜A specialist in family law.’
    • Judi Evans - St John's Chambers β€˜Straight talking and stalwart.’
    • Fiona Farquhar - Albion Chambers β€˜Recommended for public and private children law cases.’
    • Christopher Godfrey - Colleton Chambers β€˜A safe pair of hands.’
    • Rachael Goodall - 3PB β€˜A fearless advocate who takes no prisoners.’
    • Hayley Griffiths - Albion Chambers β€˜She is an excellent barrister.’
    • Anthony Hand - College Chambers β€˜He is quick to grasp the key issues in a case.’
    • Emma Harman - 3PB β€˜She has particular expertise in working with clients who have learning difficulties.’
    • Caroline Hartley - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very experienced in cases involving child abduction.’
    • Lucy Hendry - 3PB β€˜A fabulous junior with the makings of a silk.’
    • William Higginson - KBG Chambers β€˜A charming advocate who exudes confidence.’
    • Steven Howard - 3PB β€˜A meticulous advocate with the human touch.’
    • Victoria Hoyle - Devon Chambers β€˜Well known for public and private children law matters.’
    • Elisabeth Hudson - 3PB β€˜A thorough, resolute and empathetic advocate.’
    • Susan Hunter - St John's Chambers β€˜She has a commanding presence in court.’
    • Zahid Hussain - St John's Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in children law cases.’
    • Corinne Iten - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She has superb attention to detail and her advice is clear-cut.’
    • Ben Jenkins - Albion Chambers β€˜His practice covers public law children cases and matrimonial finance issues.’
    • David Josty - Pump Court Chambers β€˜He is particularly good with vulnerable clients.’
    • Geoffrey Kelly - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for family finance matters.’
    • Daniel Leafe - Albion Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in cohabitation cases.’
    • Jennifer Lee - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She is the type of barrister solicitors dream of being able to instruct.’
    • Marie Leslie - Colleton Chambers β€˜Very experienced in financial remedies matters.’
    • Simon Lillington - 3PB β€˜Highly experienced in family finance cases.’
    • Tara Lyons - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very sharp, user friendly and thorough.’
    • Nicola Martin - 3PB β€˜A vigorous advocate, and a very safe pair of hands.’
    • Carol Mashembo - Magdalen Chambers β€˜An expert in her field.’
    • Nick Miller - St John's Chambers β€˜He has impeccable judgement.’
    • Christopher Naish - Magdalen Chambers β€˜A very effective advocate, who always has complete mastery over the facts.’
    • Richard Norman - St John's Chambers β€˜Experienced in financial remedy cases.’
    • Sarah O’Hara - 3PB β€˜She has notable strength in placement and adoption cases.’
    • Margaret Pine-Coffin - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in children law cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries.’
    • Lucy Reed - St John's Chambers β€˜She is unafraid of tackling complex and challenging cases.’
    • Stephen Roberts - Albion Chambers β€˜Experienced in public children law and matrimonial finance matters.’
    • Zoe Saunders - St John's Chambers β€˜She is a fearless advocate.’
    • Gina Small - KBG Chambers β€˜She will fight her client’s corner and really goes to war when necessary.’
    • Nicholas Sproull - Albion Chambers β€˜Practical and robust, with assiduous attention to detail.’
    • Daniel Swan - KBG Chambers β€˜Very hardworking and an impressive negotiator.’
    • Annie Ward - Pump Court Chambers β€˜She remains unflappable and composed even in the most difficult cases.’
    • Tony Ward - Magdalen Chambers β€˜An extremely safe pair of hands, with a charming client manner.’
    • Mark Whitehall - Colleton Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in residence/contact proceedings involving children.’
    • Nicholas Williamson - Pump Court Chambers β€˜Very approachable, with excellent client care skills.’
    • Lee Young - No.18 Barristers Chambers β€˜Steadfast and committed to his cases.’
    • Tanya Zabihi - Albion Chambers β€˜A noteworthy barrister.’

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β€˜Excellent set’ 3PB’s family team is β€˜very strong on both financial specialists and child law specialists’. Key areas of instruction include matrimonial finance, child abduction, non-accidental injuries, domestic and sexual abuse cases and care and placement applications, among others. In a major highlight for the set, Hamish Dunlop appeared in the Supreme Court in the high-profile Owens v Owens divorce case; the key issue is whether the current divorce laws should be reformed to allow no-fault divorce. In June 2018 Simon Lillington joined from College Chambers.

Albion Chambers has notable strength in public and private children law and matrimonial finance cases; the practice is split into the two distinct groups. Head of the matrimonial finance team Nicholas Sproull is well known for handling pre-nuptial agreements.

Anthony Hand is a key name at College Chambers for family law, where the group handles a broad spectrum of public and private children law and matrimonial finance cases. In June 2018 Simon Lillington moved to 3PB.

Colleton Chambers’s family group houses β€˜very experienced practitioners in public and private law children matters’; family finance and surrogacy cases form other areas of instruction. In March 2018 Liz Ingham was appointed to the circuit bench.

Victoria Hoyle heads up the family team at Devon Chambers; she is well known for handling public and private law children cases. In private law matters, she has particular expertise in cases involving allegation of serious sexual abuse.

KBG Chambers is β€˜very strong’ in family law, with public law children matters and financial remedy cases forming the backbone of practitioners’ workloads. Private law children matters are another key strength.

Magdalen Chambers has β€˜strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and financial remedy matters.

No.18 Barristers Chambers reports an uptick in complex private law children work regarding care, placement and adoption proceedings. Matrimonial finance is another core area of expertise.

As β€˜a set with very strong expertise in child care work’ coupled with β€˜a strong family finance team’, Pump Court Chambers’ family group has a β€˜broad range of talent’. Key areas of instruction include high-value matrimonial finance cases, international child abduction, non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and fabricated illness cases.

Richard Carron is a key name at Queen Square Chambers for family law matters. The group is well known for acting in serious childcare cases, with a recent increase in instructions in matrimonial finance matters. Caroline Elford moved to St John's Chambers in November 2017.

St John's Chambers houses β€˜excellent family barristers with specialist expertise’ across the full range of family law matters, public and private law children cases and high-value financial remedy cases. Recent niche areas of instruction include child abduction and parental alienation matters. In November 2017 Caroline Elford joined from Queen Square Chambers.


Inquests and inquiries

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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Counsel at St John's Chambers continue to represent bereaved relatives, government departments, local authorities and police authorities in inquests. Inquests into deaths in prison are another key area of instruction for the team; Emma Zeb was instructed in the Article 2 inquest into the death of Jagjeet Samra, who committed suicide in prison.


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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Members of 3PB’s team handle a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases; claims include fatal accidents, brain injuries, failure to diagnose and negligent surgery, to name a few. In September 2017 Hugh Rimmer moved to 9 Gough Square, and in March 2018 Naomi Rees moved to Old Square Chambers.

Doughty Street Chambers houses personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners Daniel Bennett and David Haines; Bennett is acting in a case involving a carpenter who received severe hand injuries after falling from a roof on the film set for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Guildhall Chambers is a β€˜very strong personal injury and clinical negligence set’ with β€˜considerable strength in depth’ in its team; members handle a broad spectrum of matters, including catastrophic injuries, fatal accidents, birth injuries, industrial disease, and psychological injuries. In 2017 Adrian Palmer QC retired and Matthew Porter-Bryant was appointed to the Welsh district bench; James Townsend was appointed to the circuit bench in January 2018.

The clinical negligence team at No5 Barristers Chambers continues to be instructed in cases of GP negligence, mismanagement of labour resulting in serious disabilities, surgical errors and failure to diagnose/treat neurological issues, resulting in paraplegia. Dr Simon Fox QC is well known for specialising solely in clinical negligence work.

Clinical negligence and personal injury practitioners at Old Square Chambers remain active in employers’ and personal liability matters, industrial disease claims, fatal accidents and catastrophic injury claims. In March 2018 Naomi Rees joined from 3PB.

Adam Gadd and Kevin Haven are key names at Pump Court Chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Gadd acts for claimants and defendants in personal injury claims and is frequently instructed in cases involving allegations of fraud, while Haven has noted expertise in clinical negligence cases involving dental matters and psychiatric claims, particularly pertaining to young people.

Recent work for Queen Square Chambers’ team includes surgical negligence, failure to diagnose/treat, misdiagnosis matters and injuries resulting from defective electrical items.

St John's Chambers’ has β€˜excellent strength in depth’ in its personal injury and clinical negligence team and as such, members handle a broad spread of matters, including fatal accidents, surgical/GP negligence, catastrophic injuries, employers’ and public liability matters, birth injuries and Highway Act claims. Andrew McLaughlin is a key name at the set for industrial disease claims.


Property

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

Property – Leading silks

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Property – Leading juniors

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Antonietta Grasso leads the property team at College Chambers; her recent workload includes boundary disputes and homelessness appeals.

Guildhall Chambers is β€˜very strong’ in property law, with practitioners active in cases involving boundaries and rights of way disputes, proprietary estoppel, restrictive covenants, easements and village green matters, among other areas. In June 2018 Rajinder Sahonte moved to New Square Chambers.

Rawdon Crozier at KBG Chambers has a niche focus on leasehold law; other recent work includes residential landlord and tenant matters and mortgage disputes.

Magdalen Chambers houses Russell James, who is very well known for his experience in housing and homelessness matters. In 2018 Michael Berkley was appointed to the circuit bench and Jonathan O’Neill became in-house counsel for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Pump Court Chambers is instructed across a broad range of property cases, including adverse possession claims, easements, trusts of land and restrictive covenants.

St John's Chambers has β€˜in depth knowledge’ of a wide range of property matters; practitioners’ workloads include boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, proprietary estoppel, rights of way, eviction cases and trusts of lands matters.


Public law

Public law – Leading juniors

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Counsel at Guildhall Chambers have expertise in judicial reviews, and in this context, Rebecca Stickler frequently represents individuals and public bodies in challenges to the lawfulness of decisions made in the health, social care and human rights spheres. Jorren Knibbe is well known for handling public procurement disputes.

Laura Baines at No.18 Barristers Chambers has established expertise in immigration cases, in which she is well known for representing both appellants and the Home Office.

Old Square Chambers houses Nadia Motraghi, who continues to represent trade unions in the ongoing Pitchford Inquiry concerning allegations of blacklisting and victimisation by undercover police.

Judicial reviews form the backbone of instructions for the public and administrative law group at St John's Chambers.


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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Albion Chambers’ regulatory group is active in cases involving health and safety matters (including consumer protection), trading standards breaches and police misconduct proceedings. In 2018 David Sapiecha joined from Colleton Chambers.

Thomas Bradnock at Colleton Chambers acts for local authorities, utility companies and individuals in cases involving environmental crime and trading standards breaches. In 2018 David Sapiecha moved to Albion Chambers.

Guildhall Chambers’ regulatory team has β€˜strength in depth’, with notable expertise in health and safety matters and sports regulatory cases; with regards to the latter, Christopher Quinlan QC acted as chair of the disciplinary commission in the high-profile FA v Joey Barton case concerning Barton’s breach of the FA’s gambling rules.

Members of Old Square Chambers have expertise in disciplinary proceedings involving doctors as well as health and safety cases involving serious and/or fatal injuries at work.

Recent work for Pump Court Chambers’ regulatory team includes cases involving breaches of health and safety law such as serious and/or fatal injuries in the workplace.

Queen Square Chambers houses Oliver Willmott, who is well known for his niche expertise in maritime health and safety matters; environmental pollution cases also feature in his workload.

The regulatory team at St John's Chambers is active in cases involving breaches of health and safety law, licensing disputes and fatal accidents. Licensing expert Prof. Roy Light represents a broad spectrum of clients, from international corporations and arts/entertainment venues to restaurants and taxi operators. Simon Morgan is noted for his experience in health and safety cases.


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