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Queen Square Chambers

Chambers of Christopher Taylor

CASTLE COURT, 6 CATHEDRAL ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 9LJ, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2050 1750
DX:
141861 CARDIFF-28
Web:
www.queensquarechambers.co.uk
Bristol, Cardiff

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Queen Square Chambers’ members are active across the Western Circuit and South Wales, particularly in the areas of criminal, family and employment law. Other key areas include personal injury, regulatory, clinical negligence and commercial law. Recent barrister moves include Caroline Elford exit to St John's Chambers and Jonathan Heard joining St Philips Chambers. Following the retirement of Steve Freeman as chief executive in 2017, senior civil/family clerk James Dowse and senior criminal/regulatory clerk Colleen Inker act as chambers’ managers. Offices in: Bristol, Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Queen Square Chambers’ members are active across the Western Circuit and South Wales, particularly in the areas of criminal, family and employment law. Other key areas include personal injury, regulatory, clinical negligence and commercial law. Recent barrister moves include Caroline Elford exit to St John's Chambers and Jonathan Heard joining St Philips Chambers. Following the retirement of Steve Freeman as chief executive in 2017, senior civil/family clerk James Dowse and senior criminal/regulatory clerk Colleen Inker act as chambers’ managers. Offices in: Bristol, Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

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

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Charles Murray - Queen Square Chambers β€˜He combines commanding attention to detail with astute commercial awareness.’

Ranked: tier 1

Hamish MacBean - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in commercial and civil contract disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

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.

Crime – Leading juniors

Charles Row - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Highly methodical, with a very keen eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Maunder - Queen Square Chambers β€˜A stalwart and approachable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Tucker - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Recommended for cases involving murder, serious sexual offences and violent crime.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robin Shellard - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Recent work includes historic sexual offences and homicide cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

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.

Employment – Leading juniors

James Bromige - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in dismissal and discrimination matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Williams - Queen Square Chambers β€˜A very personable barrister, who is liked by his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

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.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Richard Carron - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Very experienced in care cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Queen Square Chambers (Bristol)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

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

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Christopher Taylor - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Recommended for cases involving serious brain/spinal injuries.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lauren Seager - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Her broad practice includes disease claims and injuries caused by defective electrical supplies.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

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.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Oliver Willmott - Queen Square Chambers β€˜Very eloquent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Offices in Bristol and Cardiff

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