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Doughty Street Chambers

PALL MALL COURT, 61-67 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 618 1066
Email:
Web:
www.doughtystreet.co.uk
Bristol, London, Manchester

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

An β€˜amazing set of committed and talented barristers’, Doughty Street Chambers has β€˜a great reputation, are leaders in their field’ and is β€˜easy to work with’. Chambers has experts in public law and human rights, civil and international law matters, is β€˜the go-to set for inquest work’, and β€˜covers everything under the crime umbrella’ in London. On the Northern and Western Circuits, chambers houses barristers predominantly in employment and personal injury law. Recent barrister moves include Sarah Vine and Adam Wagner joining the London set from 187 Fleet Street Chambers and 1 Crown Office Row, respectively, while Paras Gorasia joined in Manchester from Kings Chambers. The clerking β€˜is peerless’, β€˜irreproachable’ and solicitors appreciate how the clerks β€˜often go above and beyond what they need to do’. The β€˜superb’ senior practice manager Sian Wilkins is the β€˜consummate professional’ and brilliantly leads a committed and friendly civil clerking team that β€˜makes you feel very valued’ and whose work is β€˜unerringly accurate and - most importantly these days - prompt’; Richard Bayliss and Anthony Ward are also recommended for their efficiency; Rachel Finch and Emily Norman are β€˜always helpful and very responsive’. Key contacts on the crime team include the β€˜professional and helpful’ practice leaders Tom Street and Richard Vile. Maurice MacSweeney is the set’s development director and Mark Dembovsky is chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London, Manchester, Bristol

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

An β€˜amazing set of committed and talented barristers’, Doughty Street Chambers has β€˜a great reputation, are leaders in their field’ and is β€˜easy to work with’. Chambers has experts in public law and human rights, civil and international law matters, is β€˜the go-to set for inquest work’, and β€˜covers everything under the crime umbrella’ in London. On the Northern and Western Circuits, chambers houses barristers predominantly in employment and personal injury law. Recent barrister moves include Sarah Vine and Adam Wagner joining the London set from 187 Fleet Street Chambers and 1 Crown Office Row, respectively, while Paras Gorasia joined in Manchester from Kings Chambers. The clerking β€˜is peerless’, β€˜irreproachable’ and solicitors appreciate how the clerks β€˜often go above and beyond what they need to do’. The β€˜superb’ senior practice manager Sian Wilkins is the β€˜consummate professional’ and brilliantly leads a committed and friendly civil clerking team that β€˜makes you feel very valued’ and whose work is β€˜unerringly accurate and - most importantly these days - prompt’; Richard Bayliss and Anthony Ward are also recommended for their efficiency; Rachel Finch and Emily Norman are β€˜always helpful and very responsive’. Key contacts on the crime team include the β€˜professional and helpful’ practice leaders Tom Street and Richard Vile. Maurice MacSweeney is the set’s development director and Mark Dembovsky is chambers’ chief executive. Offices in: London, Manchester, Bristol

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Employment

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has an active practice on the Northern Circuit; he acts for claimants in whistleblowing and unfair dismissal cases, among other areas. In July 2018 Paras Gorasia joined from Kings Chambers.

Employment – Leading juniors

Paras Gorasia - Doughty Street Chambers β€˜He instantly puts clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Draycott - Doughty Street Chambers β€˜A fantastic advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Leading sets
Western Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Doughty Street Chambers (Bristol)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Doughty Street Chambers houses personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners Daniel Bennett and David Haines; Bennett is acting in a case involving a carpenter who received severe hand injuries after falling from a roof on the film set for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Daniel Bennett - Doughty Street Chambers β€˜Recommended for employment-related personal injury claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Haines - Doughty Street Chambers β€˜He builds good rapport with clients and experts alike.’

Ranked: tier 1

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