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1 CROWN OFFICE ROW

Chambers of Philip Havers QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 7500
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 7550
DX:
1020 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.1cor.com
Brighton, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

1 Crown Office Row is a β€˜superb’ set, where β€˜the quality of the counsel and their commitment is tremendous’. β€˜If a barrister isn’t available due to other commitments, one can be sure that another equally as knowledgeable and skilled will be able to take on the case at hand.’ In London, it is a β€˜go-to set for clinical negligence’ but also extremely well regarded for public law and regulatory work. The Brighton office, however, has expertise in crime, family and property matters, among other areas. The clerks are β€˜excellent’; β€˜they are very on the ball and just get things sorted’. β€˜Nothing is too much trouble and they are extremely accommodating and approachable, organising their barristers extremely well to ensure time limits are met’. London senior clerk Matthew Phipps is β€˜exceptional at his job and always goes over and above to ensure barristers provide what is needed to meet the needs of a case’. Andrew Tull, John McLaren and Chloe Turvill are also β€˜very communicative and responsive’. David Bingham is the senior clerk in Brighton and Andrew Meyler is the chambers director. Offices in: London, Brighton, Manchester

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

1 Crown Office Row

1 Crown Office Row is a β€˜formidable set’ with outstanding public law experience, especially in cases that have a human rights angle. Chambers specialises in challenges concerning healthcare matters, environmental law, fair trial rights and prisons. Indeed, Philip Havers QC is instructed in a claim regarding the government’s failure to prevent smoking in prisons; a case that will reach the Supreme Court in late 2017.

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

Philip Havers QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A consummate professional.’

Ranked: tier 2
Administrative and public law (including local government) – 2017 silks

Shaheen Rahman QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Highly recommended for cases involving disability discrimination and healthcare provision.’

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

Robert Kellar - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜An exceptional talent.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adam Wagner - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A confident advocate and a good communicator.’

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) – 2016 silks

Jeremy Hyam QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He has superb judgement and an astonishing work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 1
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – 2017 silks

Shaheen Rahman QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Highly recommended for cases involving disability discrimination.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

1 Crown Office Row

1 Crown Office Row is β€˜a superb set with true quality running through the whole range of counsel’ and β€˜a number of leading silks and juniors handling clinical negligence work’. The β€˜exceptional’ chambers is experienced in the full range of cases, including claims arising from failure to diagnose, avoidable amputations, catastrophic brain and spinal injury, and the delayed diagnosis of cancer.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜She has huge knowledge of the subject and knows the real experts to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Margaret Bowron QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A really excellent leader.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Rees QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He takes a rigorous and analytical approach to casework.’

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Havers QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A brilliant legal mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Miller QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜One of the best clinical negligence silks.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Badenoch QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Highly skilled in handling clinical negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Whitting QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A really excellent leader.’

Ranked: tier 4
Clinical negligence – 2016 silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜An approachable and dynamic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Witcomb QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He is great all-round and provides sound, tactical advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owain Thomas QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He brings clarity to complex situations.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Skelton QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜An approachable silk with a first-rate brain.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – 2017 silks

Shaheen Rahman QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A superb advocate, who is utterly formidable on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Sarah Lambert - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A decisive and skilful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Gimlette - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A solid advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Kellar - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He is very approachable and gives excellent practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Manknell - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He provides considered and thorough advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Judith Rogerson - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜She is experienced in handling high-value claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Costs
Costs – Leading juniors

Sarah Lambert - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Approachable and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Environment
Environment – Leading silks

David Hart QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He is a very impressive barrister and extremely knowledgeable on contaminated land.’

Ranked: tier 1
Environment – 2016 silks

Jeremy Hyam QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Recommended for environmental protection cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family law (including divorce and financial remedy)
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading silks

David Balcombe QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Recommended for pre-nuptial agreements.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

1 Crown Office Row

1 Crown Office Row has β€˜unparalleled strength in depth, which always β€œproduces the goods”’. The set receives instructions in inquests touching on medical and military deaths as well as deaths in custody and various high-profile disasters, such as Hillsborough and the Birmingham bombings (inquest pending).

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Christina Lambert QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A fantastic advocate, who shows a will of steel and a masterful aptitude for inquiry work.’

Ranked: tier 2
Inquests and inquiries – 2016 silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Supremely confident and unrelenting.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Skelton QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A confident advocate and good communicator.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – 2017 silks

Oliver Sanders QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜A measured and compelling advocate with an impressive command of detail.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Adam Wagner - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Knowledgeable, responsive and attentive to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Hill - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜An absolute class act with a remarkably sharp brain and standing beyond his year of call.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alasdair Henderson - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜An all-rounder for lengthy and demanding inquiries.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Barnes - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He has a natural talent for advocacy and getting to the nub of complex issues with ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading silks

Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Fantastic at catastrophic high-value work and with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3
Personal injury – 2016 silks

Henry Witcomb QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He has a well-deserved reputation for being the master of the appeal courts.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Justin Levinson - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Measured, astute, committed and dogged in pursuit of the best result.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

1 Crown Office Row

1 Crown Office Row handles a range of cases regarding medical regulation, typically for the defence, meshing with the set’s reputation for clinical negligence cases. Clodagh Bradley QC represented a doctor accused by the GMC of having diagnosed a person with a history of making false allegations to the police as terminally ill before encouraging her to make him a bequest in her will; the case was dismissed early in the hearing.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Richard Booth QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He appears in high-profile medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Edis QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He appears in big judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2016 silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜She is instructed in the most challenging medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owain Thomas QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He defends dentists and doctors.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Andrew Kennedy - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He has experience of defending General Medical Council cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Judith Rogerson - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Her cross-over practice includes medical discipline as well as clinical negligence cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Barnes - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Excellent on the papers, quick on his feet and a source of tactical advice throughout.’

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Hill - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He appears unled in a range of medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Smith - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He appears in fitness to practice cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Robert Kellar - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Always very thorough and detailed, and very approachable too.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

1 Crown Office Row

1 Crown Office Row handles professional negligence cases involving lawyers and construction, planning and environmental professionals. The practice is also closely linked to its market-leading clinical negligence expertise.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Guy Mansfield QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Excellent.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Hart QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Deeply knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Rees QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Richard Smith - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜Excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

1 Crown Office Row is a β€˜superb’ set, where β€˜the quality of the counsel and their commitment is tremendous’. β€˜If a barrister isn’t available due to other commitments, one can be sure that another equally as knowledgeable and skilled will be able to take on the case at hand.’ In London, it is a β€˜go-to set for clinical negligence’ but also extremely well regarded for public law and regulatory work. The Brighton office, however, has expertise in crime, family and property matters, among other areas. The clerks are β€˜excellent’; β€˜they are very on the ball and just get things sorted’. β€˜Nothing is too much trouble and they are extremely accommodating and approachable, organising their barristers extremely well to ensure time limits are met’. London senior clerk Matthew Phipps is β€˜exceptional at his job and always goes over and above to ensure barristers provide what is needed to meet the needs of a case’. Andrew Tull, John McLaren and Chloe Turvill are also β€˜very communicative and responsive’. David Bingham is the senior clerk in Brighton and Andrew Meyler is the chambers director. Offices in: London, Brighton, Manchester

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: VAT – 2016 silks

Owain Thomas QC - 1 Crown Office Row β€˜He has the impressive ability to identify the relevant issues and construct persuasive arguments.’

Ranked: tier 1

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