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Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7415 7800
Fax:
Fax 020 7415 7811
DX:
212 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.3harecourt.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

3 Hare Court offers an 'impressive line-up of top-quality counsel’ across a wide range of specialisms, including commercial litigation, fraud, and insolvency, amongst others, and ‘never fails to impress’, particularly in travel law where it is highly regarded. The set has ‘maintained a balance with affordability when it comes to fees and its ability to provide a high quality of service’. Katherine Deal QC took silk in 2019, former solicitor and personal injury and travel law specialist Michael Nkrumah joined chambers, while commercial litigation junior Alexander Halban left for Littleton Chambers. All the clerks are ‘realistic, proactive, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their clients are happy’. ‘You always feel like their first priority and they respond quickly and when then say they will.’ Their willingness to look at alternative funding arrangements is also well received by clients. Senior clerk James Donovan is ‘very on the ball’ and ‘manages the delightful team brilliantly’ to delivery ‘unrivalled, exceptional’ service. First junior Toby Eales ‘does everything he can to help instructing solicitors’ and is ‘knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of his barristers’. Senior second junior Darren Whitbread ‘makes sourcing counsel easy. He is able to immediately grasp the context of a case and identify multiple counsel that would be appropriate dependent upon the seniority desired’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Leading Silks

James Guthrie QC - 3 Hare CourtMasterful at dealing with sensitive matters and difficult clients.

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Roe QC - 3 Hare CourtHe turns cases around.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Robert Strang - 3 Hare CourtWhen you instruct him you will instruct him again.

Ranked: tier 4

Rowan Pennington-Benton - 3 Hare CourtVery familiar with the workings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Ranked: tier 4

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Aviation
2019 Silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtShe is diligent, methodical, approachable and demonstrates great empathy towards the claimant’s needs.

Ranked: tier 1

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

James Guthrie QC - 3 Hare Court A supremely calm and magisterial leader, willing to take to on the most difficult and sensitive cases.

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Leading Silks

Peter Knox QC - 3 Hare CourtPossibly the best advocate I have ever had the pleasure to see on his feet.

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare CourtFearless and effective at cross-examination.

Ranked: tier 6

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Construction
Leading Silks

William Godwin QC - 3 Hare CourtVery bright and experienced, providing detailed analysis of issues.

Ranked: tier 5

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Fraud: civil
Leading Silks

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare CourtA tenacious advocate with a key understanding of how business actually works.

Ranked: tier 3

Aidan Casey QC - 3 Hare CourtA go-to barrister on fraud cases and a good team player.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Tom Poole - 3 Hare CourtAbsorbs huge amounts of information whilst remaining calm at all times.

Ranked: tier 4

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Leading Juniors

Tom Poole - 3 Hare CourtHe has unparalleled experience in respect of points-based system disputes and evidential flexibility.

Ranked: tier 4

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Insolvency
Leading Silks

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare CourtEasy to work with; robust and good on his feet and commands the courtroom.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Clara Johnson - 3 Hare CourtShe is excellent on her feet and her document work is superb.

Ranked: tier 4

Daniel Lewis - 3 Hare CourtHis pleadings are persuasive and thorough, and his advice is clear and concise.

Ranked: tier 5

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Offshore
Leading Silks

James Guthrie QC - 3 Hare CourtMasterful at dealing with sensitive matters and difficult clients.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Robert Strang - 3 Hare CourtOnce you instruct him, you will instruct him again.

Ranked: tier 3

Rowan Pennington-Benton - 3 Hare CourtHe has extensive knowledge of the legal systems of various overseas territories.

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

3 Hare Court

3 Hare Court is 'an excellent set' which covers the full gamut of personal injury matters from fast track cases to the most complex disputes. Serious head and spinal injuries, fatal claims, and catastrophic accidents are among the areas of expertise for members, who are renowned for their strong track record in travel-related litigation. Katherine Deal QC is a recent silk appointment, strengthening the set's PI team.

Personal Injury - Leading Silks

Howard Stevens QC - 3 Hare CourtHe has great eye for detail on particularly complex matters.

Ranked: tier 3
Personal injury - 2019 Silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtQuick thinker and excellent advocate on her feet.

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare CourtHe has good grasp of the detail of the case, pragmatic and commercial approach.

Ranked: tier 4

Dan Saxby - 3 Hare CourtHis ability to get under the skin of the technical arguments is excellent.

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Leading Silks

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare CourtHe is extremely knowledgeable.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare CourtHe is good at getting to the centre of an issue.

Ranked: tier 5

Sebastian Neville-Clarke - 3 Hare CourtHe is very thorough and has a wealth of experience.

Ranked: tier 5

Helen Pugh - 3 Hare CourtShe is extremely able and highly regarded.

Ranked: tier 6

Sara Ibrahim - 3 Hare CourtGreat on the detail.

Ranked: tier 6

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Set overviews: England and Wales

3 Hare Court offers an 'impressive line-up of top-quality counsel’ across a wide range of specialisms, including commercial litigation, fraud, and insolvency, amongst others, and ‘never fails to impress’, particularly in travel law where it is highly regarded. The set has ‘maintained a balance with affordability when it comes to fees and its ability to provide a high quality of service’. Katherine Deal QC took silk in 2019, former solicitor and personal injury and travel law specialist Michael Nkrumah joined chambers, while commercial litigation junior Alexander Halban left for Littleton Chambers. All the clerks are ‘realistic, proactive, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their clients are happy’. ‘You always feel like their first priority and they respond quickly and when then say they will.’ Their willingness to look at alternative funding arrangements is also well received by clients. Senior clerk James Donovan is ‘very on the ball’ and ‘manages the delightful team brilliantly’ to delivery ‘unrivalled, exceptional’ service. First junior Toby Eales ‘does everything he can to help instructing solicitors’ and is ‘knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of his barristers’. Senior second junior Darren Whitbread ‘makes sourcing counsel easy. He is able to immediately grasp the context of a case and identify multiple counsel that would be appropriate dependent upon the seniority desired’. Offices in: London

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

3 Hare Court

3 Hare Court is an 'exceptional set of chambers in relation to cross-border claims'. Its members are regularly engaged on complex and high-profile claims involving accidents or illness abroad; Howard Stevens QC is involved in Whitehead & Whitehead v Co-Op Group Travel, Thomas Cook Tour Operations and Others, which involved claims by a couple who suffered severe injuries following a minibus crash in Mexico. Katherine Deal QC is acting for the claimant in ES v Groupama, which involves the death of a successful energy trader in a road accident. Here, the assessment is taking place under principles of French law.

Leading Silks

Howard Stevens QC - 3 Hare CourtCalm, clever, pensive and incisive in equal measure.

Ranked: tier 1
2019 Silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare CourtA fountain of knowledge concerning jurisdictional issues, cross-border claims and package travel claims.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare CourtHe litigates without fear on behalf of his clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Asela Wijeyaratne - 3 Hare CourtHe is thoughtful, insightful and thorough in his approach to litigation.

Ranked: tier 2

Dan Saxby - 3 Hare CourtHe is a good advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Helen Pugh - 3 Hare CourtShe is very bright and able.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Campbell - 3 Hare CourtHe is outstanding on travel and personal injury claims.

Ranked: tier 3

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