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Chambers of Robin Allen QC

Living Wage
1 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7827 4000
Fax:
Fax 020 7827 4100
DX:
452 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.cloisters.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A committed and dedicated’ team, with β€˜a number of leaders in the field’ and β€˜a good range of junior barristers climbing the ranks’, Cloisters is the β€˜go-to’ chambers for quantum-related matters, specifically in regards clinical negligence cases. Chambers’ core areas of practice also include civil liberties, personal injury and employment law, where the set has β€˜a strong reputation, particularly where cases involve discrimination issues’. Members are β€˜all friendly, approachable and put clients at ease’ with β€˜a lovely team-oriented approach’. Managed by β€˜wise, flexible and excellent’ senior clerk Glenn Hudson, β€˜nothing is ever too much trouble’ for the β€˜efficient, reliable and personable’ clerks’ room that has developed β€˜a problem-solving approach to diary management’. First junior Mark Skipp is β€˜particularly helpful’ and Andy Hunter is β€˜professional and efficient’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

Robin Allen QC - Cloisters β€˜Highly recommended for when you need a fresh look at an appeal.’

Ranked: tier 3
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – 2017 silks

Schona Jolly QC - Cloisters β€˜Creative and unafraid to use innovative arguments.’

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

Claire McCann - Cloisters β€˜Strengths include being very quick to respond to queries, giving expert advice on complex legal issues, being compassionate and understanding, and being a skilled advocate in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Cloisters

Cloisters is β€˜the go-to set for quantum’ issues. It has β€˜a committed and dedicated team’ of β€˜very renowned leaders and a clear sense of excellent juniors coming through’. William Latimer Sayer QC and Patricia Hitchcock QC have a β€˜team-oriented approach’ and handle a β€˜wide range of high-value and complex cases’ including AAA v Secretary of State for Health, where Latimer Sayer recovered one of the highest settlements ever achieved for a cerebral palsy claim.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Simon Taylor QC - Cloisters β€˜A leading figure in this type of work and who is great to deal with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Patricia Hitchcock QC - Cloisters β€˜She has a wealth of experience and turns cases inside out with her attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Joel Donovan QC - Cloisters β€˜He sees the big picture of the case in the light of what the client ultimately wants to achieve.’

Ranked: tier 5

William Latimer-Sayer QC - Cloisters β€˜Brilliant on quantum.’

Ranked: tier 5
Clinical negligence – 2017 silks

Simon Dyer QC - Cloisters β€˜He is hardworking and pragmatic and easy to communicate with.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Lisa Sullivan - Cloisters β€˜Controls and directs the conference with great skill.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sarah Fraser Butlin - Cloisters β€˜Flexible in her approach and providing clear advice in complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Hannah Godfrey - Cloisters β€˜She has an in-depth knowledge of medicine and her written work is clear and compelling.’

Ranked: tier 4

Linda Jacobs - Cloisters β€˜Her background in nursing gives her an advantage, she is sensitive in her approach with clients and provides careful advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Martyn McLeish - Cloisters β€˜Excellent senior junior who is very down to earth and has an eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Martyn McLeish - Cloisters β€˜Excellent senior junior who is very down to earth and has an eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Cloisters

β€˜Extremely strong set’ Cloisters has been active in the European courts with recent highlights including Robin Allen QC and Rachel Crasnow QC representing judges in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice, a pensions rights case. The set has also had multiple cases heard in the Supreme Court; Caspar Glyn QC acted for an NHS worker in a case relating to contract termination issues.

Employment – Leading silks

Robin Allen QC - Cloisters β€˜A master silk who is a clear choice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Caspar Glyn QC - Cloisters β€˜He is adept at putting clients at ease in incredibly stressful situations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daphne Romney QC - Cloisters β€˜A robust and tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC - Cloisters β€˜He has the rare combination of a sharp legal mind and a client-friendly approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Epstein QC - Cloisters β€˜A friendly, knowledgeable and approachable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jacques Algazy QC - Cloisters β€˜He consistently remains acutely aware of the bigger picture.’

Ranked: tier 4

Rachel Crasnow QC - Cloisters β€˜She is 100% committed to getting the right outcome for the client.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – 2017 Silks

Schona Jolly QC - Cloisters β€˜A rare talent who approaches every challenge with an open mind.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – 2018 Silks

Ed Williams QC - Cloisters β€˜A strong advocate who provides clear and concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Coghlin QC - Cloisters β€˜A fearless advocate with a clear focus on the details.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – Leading juniors

Anna Beale - Cloisters β€˜An excellent barrister to work with and is technically excellent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Claire McCann - Cloisters β€˜She has a clear, thorough and pragmatic approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Catherine Casserley - Cloisters β€˜She has an excellent ability to spot how best to pursue a claim.’

Ranked: tier 2

Declan O’Dempsey - Cloisters β€˜His strength is his depth of knowledge on employment and discrimination law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Michell - Cloisters β€˜A razor-sharp advocate who easily puts clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Milsom - Cloisters β€˜A hardworking barrister who is utterly dedicated to his clients’ needs.’

Ranked: tier 3

Dee Masters - Cloisters β€˜An all-round class act and technically excellent in discrimination and equal pay matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adam Ohringer - Cloisters β€˜He has integrity in spades and is a credit to the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

Caroline Musgrave - Cloisters β€˜She is always on top of the case law and provides a clear and practical approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Brown - Cloisters β€˜He is a dream to work with and thinks creatively to find solutions.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Patricia Hitchcock QC - Cloisters β€˜Clearly a seasoned and highly experienced barrister who commands respect in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Linda Jacobs - Cloisters β€˜She is excellent at setting out what she needs from you and has a robust approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Cloisters

β€˜The very professional’ Cloisters is known for dealing with high-value and complex liability and quantum issues. The set has some β€˜very bright and committed barristers’, who are β€˜incredible on their feet’.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Patricia Hitchcock QC - Cloisters β€˜An experienced, committed and dedicated leaders in the field.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Latimer-Sayer QC - Cloisters β€˜Impressive intellect, great with clients, amazing attention to detail and brilliant on quantum.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – 2017 silks

Simon Dyer QC - Cloisters β€˜He is hardworking, pragmatic and easy to communicate with.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Daniel Lawson - Cloisters β€˜Bright and reliable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lisa Sullivan - Cloisters β€˜She has an ability to get to grips with the issues very quickly and see the whole picture.’

Ranked: tier 4

Martyn McLeish - Cloisters β€˜He is very approachable and down to earth.’

Ranked: tier 5

Yvette Genn - Cloisters β€˜She is an extremely knowledgeable barrister with a wealth of experience; able to think quickly and address any situation.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A committed and dedicated’ team, with β€˜a number of leaders in the field’ and β€˜a good range of junior barristers climbing the ranks’, Cloisters is the β€˜go-to’ chambers for quantum-related matters, specifically in regards clinical negligence cases. Chambers’ core areas of practice also include civil liberties, personal injury and employment law, where the set has β€˜a strong reputation, particularly where cases involve discrimination issues’. Members are β€˜all friendly, approachable and put clients at ease’ with β€˜a lovely team-oriented approach’. Managed by β€˜wise, flexible and excellent’ senior clerk Glenn Hudson, β€˜nothing is ever too much trouble’ for the β€˜efficient, reliable and personable’ clerks’ room that has developed β€˜a problem-solving approach to diary management’. First junior Mark Skipp is β€˜particularly helpful’ and Andy Hunter is β€˜professional and efficient’. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading silks

Caspar Glyn QC - Cloisters β€˜Positive, response and immensely knowledgeable; a highly effective cross-examiner with exceptional presence in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

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