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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
DX:
302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Solicitors have β€˜never received anything less than top quality and responsiveness’ from Brick Court Chambers, which is β€˜deservedly among the top sets in London for commercial work’ and β€˜the preferred chambers for administrative law’. Clients β€˜always receive the highest levels of service’ and appreciate the β€˜good blend of experience and specialist expertise’. Chambers also houses β€˜a very professional and approachable team of clerks’. In particular, Julian Hawes is β€˜a responsive problem solver’ and jointly leads the clerks’ room alongside β€˜first port of call’ Ian Moyler, who is β€˜very accessible and reasonable in negotiating fees; you give him a budget and he sticks to it’. The deputy senior clerks are Tony Burgess and Paul Dennison, who are β€˜honest in their appraisals of the strengths of particular barristers; you always respect their suggestions’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜truly an impressive operation’, where counsel are β€˜extraordinarily engaging, clever, dedicated and a pleasure to work with’. Particular strengths include EU and commercial-related judicial reviews; seven members were involved in the tobacco plain packaging case.

Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

David Anderson QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Excellent and very much in demand.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very good, particularly for judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 2

Martin Chamberlain QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Thorough, decisive, confidence-inspiring and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Brings real depth to her submissions while keeping judges firmly on board.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate and fantastic strategist.’

Ranked: tier 4

Aidan Robertson QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He provides excellent, understandable advice, and top-notch client care.’

Ranked: tier 5

Paul Bowen QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A fearless advocate, who is always prepared to make difficult points.’

Ranked: tier 5
Administrative and public law (including local government) – New silks

Maya Lester QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜The voice of reason in court.’

Ranked: tier 1
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Victoria Wakefield - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Exceptionally talented.’

Ranked: tier 2

Margaret Gray - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very bright and willing to work as a team.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Ford - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Great at seeing what the real issues are.’

Ranked: tier 3

Malcolm Birdling - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An exceptional talent.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Aviation
Aviation – Leading silks

Neil Calver QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the go-to silks of his generation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Brealey QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A first-rate individual.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is a β€˜leading set for commercial and banking disputes’. Members regularly act for both the claimants and the banks, and have taken lead roles in headline disputes such as Terra Firma v Citibank, Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, and Property Alliance Group v RBS.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Mark Hapgood QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has a masterful ability to make very difficult concepts easy to understand.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Deserves his stellar reputation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A brilliant advocate with a user-friendly style and a powerful intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Superb; it is not often you get a barrister who thinks in a truly different way.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A strong silk, who works very much as part of a team.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Slade QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is very user-friendly, and excellent at cutting to the heart of the matter.’

Ranked: tier 5

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist and leader of teams.’

Ranked: tier 5

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very bright, able and user-friendly, and a good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – New silks

Thomas Plewman QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A very hardworking, tenacious barrister, who is incisive and clear-thinking.’

Ranked: tier 1
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is extremely bright and able, and works at incredible speed.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Thomas - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He formulates arguments that please the court and clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very solid, reliable and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tony Singla - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A robust and thoughtful junior with an unfussy, practical and elegant approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Morrison - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An absolutely standout junior with an encyclopaedic recall of both facts and law.’

Ranked: tier 4

Fred Hobson - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His advice, advocacy and cross-examination skills are fantastic.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is absolutely outstanding and his writing is flawless.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Abram - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the most intellectually able juniors.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜absolutely excellent’ across human rights, EU and commercial law, with a number of strong silks and juniors versatile in these fields.

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An expert in the area with unparalleled knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Anderson QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Stands out for his ability to win over everyone – clients, other parties and judges.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Chamberlain QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extraordinary; he is able to grasp years of complex litigation in a matter of days.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgeable and passionate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Bowen QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extremely thorough and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 4
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – New silks

Maya Lester QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An excellent lawyer, who is diligent and creative.’

Ranked: tier 1
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Victoria Wakefield - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Approachable and pragmatic; a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜an excellent set for high-value, complex commercial litigation’, and has an β€˜excellent depth of QCs and juniors, as well as a strong clerking team’. Members are comfortable handling the full range of disputes, as illustrated by multiple roles across some of the year’s largest cases, including Pinchuk v Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs, and Cattles and Welcome Financial Services v PwC.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A superb advocate; probably the best around.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Davies QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A go-to counsel for commercial disputes and energy work.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hirst QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the pre-eminent silks at the London Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Hapgood QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Particularly adept at cutting to the heart of complicated matters and presenting them simply.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is a fantastic advocate – very bright and proactive.’

Ranked: tier 2

Neil Calver QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extremely sharp and stylish; the iron fist in a velvet glove.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A brilliant leader and very nimble on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Hollander QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A truly great and genuine team player suited to complex, large legal team litigation.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His cross-examination is par excellence; he is at the very top of his game.’

Ranked: tier 4

Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A superstar in the making.’

Ranked: tier 5

Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A lovely barrister.’

Ranked: tier 5

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He gets stuck in and enthuses clients with his committed approach.’

Ranked: tier 5

Andrew Henshaw QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A very safe pair of hands, who works very well in a team.’

Ranked: tier 6

Michael Bools QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He knows what is really important, has a succinct style, and is utterly charming.’

Ranked: tier 6

Richard Slade QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very easy to work with and good at seeing the wood from the trees.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the outstanding senior juniors at the commercial Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alec Haydon - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He gets to the issues quickly and is very effective at identifying the best points to run.’

Ranked: tier 2

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Really excellent – his advice is clear and logical, and his advocacy is persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Thomas - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has a good eye for detail and cuts through to the central issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Alan Roxburgh - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is very easy to get on with and is a silk brain at senior junior rates.’

Ranked: tier 4

Colin West - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A skilled tactician, who is extremely clever and tenacious to the end.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Likeable, unflappable, and also fast and attentive.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call

Laura Newton - Brick Court Chambers β€˜She continues to impress with her knowledge and approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Oliver Jones - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A rising star and also an excellent team player.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Commodities
Commodities – Leading juniors

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A strong junior able to lead in complex and high-value cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

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EU and competition
EU and competition – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜packed with star quality at all levels’, reflected in its impressive workload. Work highlights included Foundem v Google, concerning Google’s alleged abuse of dominant position regarding internet searching, and the Eurotunnel case in the Supreme Court.

EU and competition – Leading silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Enormously impressive and pitch-perfect in difficult hearings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Hoskins QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An excellent tactician, who is very strong and creative as a defence advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Technically strong and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Anderson QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is extremely responsive and has second-to-none knowledge of EU law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Helen Davies QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the standout performers at the Bar; an inspiration to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Flynn QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is immeasurably knowledgeable, and has seen it all and some more.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Brealey QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Tremendous; one of the top subject matter experts.’

Ranked: tier 2

Aidan Robertson QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Calm under pressure and solution-oriented.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fergus Randolph QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Sensible, tough and determined.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A client-friendly silk with superb analytical skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kelyn Bacon QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Insightful and authoritative; an outstanding barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has a stellar reputation.’

Ranked: tier 3
EU and competition – New silks

Maya Lester QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜She fully deserved silk, and is a top-drawer advocate and adviser.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Lee QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Excellent; she understands the commercial imperatives behind a case.’

Ranked: tier 1
EU and competition – Leading juniors

Robert O’Donoghue - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A creative thinker and strong advocate with an encyclopaedic knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sarah Ford - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very impressive in a courtroom filled with silks.’

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Piccinin - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His call belies his maturity, outstanding grasp of the law and effective client manner.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Scannell - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Inquisitive, bright and extraordinarily committed.’

Ranked: tier 3

Margaret Gray - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Thorough, professional and determined to win.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Blakeley - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extremely able and inventive; he always adds value.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Abram - Brick Court Chambers β€˜She is totally reliable and has excellent judgement.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tony Singla - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A robust and thoughtful junior with a practical and elegant approach to pleading.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Energy
Energy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is a β€˜well-recognised set with a strong team of counsel’. Mark Howard QC represented African Minerals in the Court of Appeal case against Renaissance Capital. Helen Davies QC has been defending Credit Suisse against a Β£100m claim concerning an oil field in Azerbaijan.

Energy – Leading silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A consummate advocate, who commands the respect of the Court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Helen Davies QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A genuine expert with second-to-none cross-examination skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Charming and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Strong on cross-border jurisdictional issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Bright and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4
Energy – Leading juniors

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His strengths are his raw intelligence, β€œblue-sky” thinking and personality.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He does not sit on the fence.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court Chambers β€˜The absolute model junior – phenomenally hardworking and brilliant at written advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Environment
Environment – Leading silks

Richard Gordon QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is very persuasive and can read a court very well.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜one of the most pre-eminent commercial sets with a range of extremely good barristers from juniors through to silk level’. Members are regularly relied upon for major cases, including Arcadia Petroleum v Bosworth, Bayerische Landesbank v Ecclestone, and Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs.

Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A fearsome cross-examiner and the best strategist at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Hapgood QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has a very good connection with the judges.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Will always move heaven and earth to make sure that his clients win.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has the ability to go toe-to-toe with anyone.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He is very commercial and communicates with lay clients very effectively.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Exceptional – a first-class mind with first-class judgement.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He commands a high level of confidence and is a great addition to any team.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Harrison - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Fantastically responsive and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Fred Hobson - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He demonstrates very good client skills and judgement.’

Ranked: tier 4

Laura Newton - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A real star in the making.’

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (including data protection)
Telecoms (regulatory) – New silks

Sarah Lee QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Recommended for regulatory litigation.’

Ranked: tier 1
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading juniors

Nicholas Saunders - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A first-rate mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is hailed as β€˜the hallmark of excellence at the insurance Bar’. Cases include Mutual Energy v Starr (led by Tom Adam QC) and Brit UW v F&B Trenchless Solutions (led by Neil Calver QC).

Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Having him on board is a statement of intent to opponents.’

Ranked: tier 1

Neil Calver QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He provides compelling advocacy and thorough preparation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hirst QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Experienced in shipping insurance disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the greatest legal minds of his generation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Confident acting for and against insurers, reinsurers and brokers.’

Ranked: tier 5

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Proactive and committed.’

Ranked: tier 5
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A top-notch advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alan Roxburgh - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Dedicated to the case and unflappable in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A very strong and relaxed advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Nicholas Saunders - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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International arbitration: arbitrators
International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers houses several of the leading figures in international arbitration, including Klaus Reichert SC and Lord Hoffmann.

International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Lord Hoffmann - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Absolutely peerless.’

Klaus Reichert SC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A superb arbitrator – one of the best in the market.’

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Brick Court Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜highly recommended’ for international arbitration with a strong cast of commercial barristers well versed in the area. Members have notable expertise in general global commercial disputes across a range of sectors, and have also been involved in several energy and investment treaty arbitrations.

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Jonathan Hirst QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A powerful advocate, who is very bright, very quick and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Neil Calver QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A winner who quickly identifies the key points in a case and cuts through the detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜One of the leading silks in this sphere, who commands the respect of arbitration tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 2

Klaus Reichert SC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Knowledgeable and charming.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A top-notch disputes lawyer, who exposes witnesses before they even realise it.’

Ranked: tier 3

Helen Davies QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An outstanding intellectual and compelling advocate, who is tenacious in her argument.’

Ranked: tier 4

Hilary Heilbron QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Highly experienced both as counsel and as an arbitrator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Intelligent and tenacious – a strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He has very strong technical and communication skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A truly excellent junior – first-class legal knowledge and analysis, and good on his feet too.’

Ranked: tier 2

Edward Ho - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Excellent – really bright and his written product is astonishing.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading silks

Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜As a former accountant, he brings a real understanding of this area.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Brick Court Chambers

β€˜Highly regarded commercial set’ Brick Court Chambers houses β€˜many good brains’ and has β€˜obvious strength in depth’. Mark Hapgood QC led a team of five in the set acting for PwC in Cattles and Welcome Financial Services v PwC, where over Β£1.6bn was at stake. Another work highlight for chambers was Court of Appeal case ENRC v Dechert.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A brilliant advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Hapgood QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very astute.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Hollander QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He provides succinct and practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Exceptional ability.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜He gets stuck in and enthuses clients with his committed approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Neil Calver QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Intelligent, charming and ruthless when necessary.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Extremely clever with very strong analytical skills.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – New silks

Thomas Plewman QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Peter Irvin - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very experienced.’

Ranked: tier 3

Fionn Pilbrow - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An obvious star of the future.’

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Harrison - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Quick to pick complex concepts and drafts quickly and effectively.’

Ranked: tier 5

Stephen Midwinter - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Exceptionally bright.’

Ranked: tier 5

Tony Singla - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Public international law
Public international law – Leading silks

Michael Swainston QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜A tough cross-examiner and a brilliant strategist.’

Ranked: tier 3
Public international law – New silks

Maya Lester QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Efficient, effective and undaunted by unknowns.’

Ranked: tier 1
Public international law – Leading juniors

Oliver Jones - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His ability far outstrips his call and he is a major star of the future.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Public procurement
Public procurement – Leading juniors

Margaret Gray - Brick Court Chambers β€˜She is good academically and has strong international experience.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Johnston - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Very responsive and clear in his views.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Solicitors have β€˜never received anything less than top quality and responsiveness’ from Brick Court Chambers, which is β€˜deservedly among the top sets in London for commercial work’ and β€˜the preferred chambers for administrative law’. Clients β€˜always receive the highest levels of service’ and appreciate the β€˜good blend of experience and specialist expertise’. Chambers also houses β€˜a very professional and approachable team of clerks’. In particular, Julian Hawes is β€˜a responsive problem solver’ and jointly leads the clerks’ room alongside β€˜first port of call’ Ian Moyler, who is β€˜very accessible and reasonable in negotiating fees; you give him a budget and he sticks to it’. The deputy senior clerks are Tony Burgess and Paul Dennison, who are β€˜honest in their appraisals of the strengths of particular barristers; you always respect their suggestions’. Offices in: London

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Shipping
Shipping – Leading silks

Richard Lord QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An effective and methodical advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Hirst QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜His advice is always robust and succinct.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Sport
Sport – Leading silks

Charles Hollander QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜Experienced in a wide range of sports matters, including tennis, football and cricket.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

Brick Court Chambers’ Charles Hollander QC appears in a range of commercial litigation and arbitration relating to China and Hong Kong, where he is dual-called; he represented Helios Photo Voltaic in an arbitration regarding the supply of photovoltaic equipment.

Commercial – Leading silks

Charles Hollander QC - Brick Court Chambers β€˜An expert on legal professional privilege.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Market overview

Brick Court Chambers’ Charles Hollander QC was admitted to the Bar of Hong Kong in 2015, where he also practices out of Temple Chambers. Ian Moyler and Julian Hawes are the joint senior clerks.

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