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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

The β€˜extremely professional’ Crown Office Row has a connection with One Crown Office Row in London, but is a well-established independent office. A common law set, the group has expertise in a range of areas including crime, property, employment and commercial law, but is particularly well known for its family practice, which spans finance matters, domestic violence and children law, and is increasingly dealing with Court of Protection work. Senior clerk David Bingham leads the β€˜great team of clerks – each brings their part to the team to deliver an exceptional service’. Office in: Brighton

One Crown Office Row is β€˜exceptionally strong and a real leading set on clinical negligence and healthcare related issues’, as well as being β€˜the first port of call for professional discipline and regulatory work’, and β€˜one of the big hitters in public law, where it has gone from strength to strength over the years’. β€˜No other set offers such strength in depth or availability of a range of counsel’, which it combines with clerking that is β€˜exemplary and head and shoulders above that of rival chambers’. β€˜All queries are dealt with quickly and with minimal fuss’, and β€˜there is an excellent attitude towards service delivery’. Senior clerk Matthew Phipps β€˜stands out’, while other names to note include Andrew Tull (β€˜always tries to be as accommodating as possible’), John Mclaren (β€˜excellent interpersonal skills’) and Chloe Turvill (β€˜highly efficient’). Andrew Meyler joined as chambers director in 2016, bringing experience in a range of managerial/director roles to the position, including two years as CEO of 12 King’s Bench Walk. He takes over from Bob Wilson, who retired at the end of 2015 after more than 16 years in chambers. Offices in: London, 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

One Crown Office Row

One Crown Office Row is β€˜clearly knowledgeable’ across a range of public law matters. Members act for both claimants and defendants.

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

Philip Havers QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Widely respected.’

Ranked: tier 2

Angus McCullough QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Recommended for health and environment work.’

Ranked: tier 5
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Robert Kellar - One Crown Office Row β€˜Extremely persuasive, charming and affable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Shaheen Rahman - One Crown Office Row β€˜Judicial reviews are clearly her area of knowledge and expertise.’

Ranked: tier 3

Adam Wagner - One Crown Office Row β€˜A confident advocate with a hunger to win.’

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) – New silks

Jeremy Hyam QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Recommended for health-related matters.’

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

Shaheen Rahman - One Crown Office Row β€˜Clear and concise in her advice, and able to easily identify strengths and weaknesses in a case.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

One Crown Office Row

One Crown Office Row is β€˜an exceptionally talented set, providing exceptional service and value’. The set is regularly instructed by both defendants and claimants, and draws additional strength from its inquests and professional discipline practices. The set is also experienced in handling group litigation cases.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜A force of nature; ferociously intelligent and very good at thinking outside of the box.’

Ranked: tier 1

Margaret Bowron QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Great to deal with; she just β€œgets” it.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Rees QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜In terms of tactics, there is no better silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Havers QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Clever, clear-headed and astute.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Badenoch QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Skilled at case handling.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Miller QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Recommended for complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Whitting QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜He doesn’t miss a trick, but at the same time is extremely relaxed and personable.’

Ranked: tier 4
Clinical negligence – New silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜A reassuring presence in conference and a real fighter in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Witcomb QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜He has encyclopaedic knowledge and is a cut above the rest.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owain Thomas QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜A fantastic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Skelton QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜An excellent erudite advocate with good judgement.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

John Gimlette - One Crown Office Row β€˜He is extremely clever and takes great care in his analysis of the evidence.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sarah Lambert - One Crown Office Row β€˜Ruthlessly efficient in dealing with experts and cross-examining witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 2

Robert Kellar - One Crown Office Row β€˜He is an extremely bright and forceful advocate, who commands authority in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Manknell - One Crown Office Row β€˜A hardworking and highly efficient junior, who has a real eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Judith Rogerson - One Crown Office Row β€˜She displays excellent attention to detail and is very thorough.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shaheen Rahman - One Crown Office Row β€˜Thorough and feisty.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Costs
Costs – Leading juniors

Sarah Lambert - One Crown Office Row β€˜A pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Environment
Environment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

One Crown Office Row

One Crown Office Row has associated strength in public law. The set is also recommended for environmental insurance matters.

Environment – Leading silks

David Hart QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜A top silk – highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 1

Angus McCullough QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Rated highly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Philip Havers QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 4
Environment – New silks

Jeremy Hyam QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Rated highly.’

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 - One Crown Office Row β€˜A matrimonial finance expert.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

One Crown Office Row

For inquests and inquiries, One Crown Office Row is β€˜a real leading set on clinical negligence and healthcare-related issues’. The set has recently been involved in several headline inquiries, notably Hillsborough. Members regularly act for claimants and defendants.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Christina Lambert QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜She is excellent on her feet and always thoroughly prepared.’

Ranked: tier 2
Inquests and inquiries – New silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜She is not afraid of locking horns with those who are more senior than her.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Skelton QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Simply excellent.’

Ranked: tier 1
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Adam Wagner - One Crown Office Row β€˜Very thorough with excellent legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Hill - One Crown Office Row β€˜His advocacy and written work is a match for counsel of twice his call.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alasdair Henderson - One Crown Office Row β€˜A very good junior with a bright future ahead.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Barnes - One Crown Office Row β€˜Excellent at drilling down to the real issues in a complex claim.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Sanders - One Crown Office Row β€˜His broad and thorough knowledge of the law enables him to produce impressive legal arguments.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury
Personal injury – Leading silks

Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜She retains her compassion, fighting for the disabled and disadvantaged.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Justin Levinson - One Crown Office Row β€˜He has been involved in many of the landmark cases that have redefined issues of limitation.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

One Crown Office Row

One Crown Office Row is β€˜a stable of excellent barristers with an academic approach, making it a go-to set for cerebrally trickier cases’. Symbiotically with its reputation for clinical negligence work, chambers frequently defends in medical regulatory cases. William Edis QC represented the appellant doctor in Michalak v GMC, in which the Court of Appeal found that claims for discrimination by regulators can be heard in the employment tribunal.

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

Christina Lambert QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜She possesses great wisdom and a wonderful ability to read tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Booth QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Instructed by the MDU in dishonesty and sexual abuse cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Edis QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜He represents registrants before the tribunals and in judicial reviews too.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – New silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜A first-class barrister, who is extremely hardworking and easily grasps complex issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owain Thomas QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜His professional discipline work fits in to a broader public law practice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Andrew Kennedy - One Crown Office Row β€˜Charming, effective and impeccable in his judgement.’

Ranked: tier 1

Judith Rogerson - One Crown Office Row β€˜She defends doctors and dentists.’

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Barnes - One Crown Office Row β€˜An absolute delight to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Robert Kellar - One Crown Office Row β€˜A very tough opponent, who thinks well on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Smith - One Crown Office Row β€˜Razor-sharp, to the point and always on top of the detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shaheen Rahman - One Crown Office Row β€˜Her results speak for themselves.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

One Crown Office Row

At One Crown Office Row, members are experienced in cases involving lawyers, doctors, and construction, planning and environmental professionals

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Guy Mansfield QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Very professional.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Hart QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Extremely hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Rees QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜Top quality.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Richard Smith - One Crown Office Row β€˜Extremely knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜extremely professional’ Crown Office Row has a connection with One Crown Office Row in London, but is a well-established independent office. A common law set, the group has expertise in a range of areas including crime, property, employment and commercial law, but is particularly well known for its family practice, which spans finance matters, domestic violence and children law, and is increasingly dealing with Court of Protection work. Senior clerk David Bingham leads the β€˜great team of clerks – each brings their part to the team to deliver an exceptional service’. Office in: Brighton

One Crown Office Row is β€˜exceptionally strong and a real leading set on clinical negligence and healthcare related issues’, as well as being β€˜the first port of call for professional discipline and regulatory work’, and β€˜one of the big hitters in public law, where it has gone from strength to strength over the years’. β€˜No other set offers such strength in depth or availability of a range of counsel’, which it combines with clerking that is β€˜exemplary and head and shoulders above that of rival chambers’. β€˜All queries are dealt with quickly and with minimal fuss’, and β€˜there is an excellent attitude towards service delivery’. Senior clerk Matthew Phipps β€˜stands out’, while other names to note include Andrew Tull (β€˜always tries to be as accommodating as possible’), John Mclaren (β€˜excellent interpersonal skills’) and Chloe Turvill (β€˜highly efficient’). Andrew Meyler joined as chambers director in 2016, bringing experience in a range of managerial/director roles to the position, including two years as CEO of 12 King’s Bench Walk. He takes over from Bob Wilson, who retired at the end of 2015 after more than 16 years in chambers. Offices in: London, Manchester

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: VAT – New silks

Owain Thomas QC - One Crown Office Row β€˜His all-round practice includes VAT work for the Revenue.’

Ranked: tier 1

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