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Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC

LONDON, EC4V 6AU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1900
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1901
DX:
162 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.15nbs.com

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Set overviews: England and Wales

‘A progressive chambers for the modern era’, crime specialists 15 New Bridge Street is a solid and reliable set with good performers at all levels, enhanced by the presence of a few genuine stars’. Chambers has expanded of late following the arrival of new senior clerk Glenn Matthews, who arrived from 3 TEMPLE GARDENS with juniors Alexander Williams, Rupert Hallowes , Sarah Read, and Simon Smith. More recently, dual-qualified Kerry Moore has joined from 9 King's Bench Walk. New senior clerk Matthews is ‘one of the most known figures in the criminal professional’ and his appointment at 15NBS ‘has further strengthen the team’. The clerks’ room provides ‘a good honest approach and you can rely on what you are told by them; there is no sales patter or bluster, simply an open, honest, and helpful approach’. ‘Amazing’ practice manager Joe Wheeler is ‘always calm and makes you feel like you are the most important firm’ and solicitors have ‘a high regard for his ability and initiative. If I task him with finding me counsel, he will and it will be somebody who is suitable to my client’s needs’. Fellow practice manager Tom Parker is described as ‘a cheeky chap that will bend over backwards to accommodate your requests. Extremely friendly and really does know his stuff’. Offices in: London

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Crime
Leading Silks

Martin Rutherford QC - 15 New Bridge StreetHis ability to spot a point others might have missed and deploy it to maximum effect is compelling.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Charles Evans - 15 New Bridge StreetHis closing speeches are something to behold.

Ranked: tier 2

Ruby Selva - 15 New Bridge StreetShe can make unattractive defence suggestions credible and palatable for the jury.

Ranked: tier 2

Dominic Benthall - 15 New Bridge StreetHis understated and calm style gains the trust of the judge and jury.

Ranked: tier 3

Justin McClintock - 15 New Bridge StreetHe has a lovely, calm manner with judges and juries alike.

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Hardyman - 15 New Bridge StreetA strong and fearless advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Hallowes - 15 New Bridge StreetHe cross-examines with tenacity and precision.

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Ward - 15 New Bridge StreetHis extremely intelligent advocacy sets him out from the crowd.

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Read - 15 New Bridge StreetAn excellent advocate, good at detail and tactics.

Ranked: tier 3

Sophie Shotton - 15 New Bridge StreetShe has a calm and authoritative manner that is highly effective with juries.'

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

‘A progressive chambers for the modern era’, crime specialists 15 New Bridge Street is a solid and reliable set with good performers at all levels, enhanced by the presence of a few genuine stars’. Chambers has expanded of late following the arrival of new senior clerk Glenn Matthews, who arrived from 3 TEMPLE GARDENS with juniors Alexander Williams, Rupert Hallowes , Sarah Read, and Simon Smith. More recently, dual-qualified Kerry Moore has joined from 9 King's Bench Walk. New senior clerk Matthews is ‘one of the most known figures in the criminal professional’ and his appointment at 15NBS ‘has further strengthen the team’. The clerks’ room provides ‘a good honest approach and you can rely on what you are told by them; there is no sales patter or bluster, simply an open, honest, and helpful approach’. ‘Amazing’ practice manager Joe Wheeler is ‘always calm and makes you feel like you are the most important firm’ and solicitors have ‘a high regard for his ability and initiative. If I task him with finding me counsel, he will and it will be somebody who is suitable to my client’s needs’. Fellow practice manager Tom Parker is described as ‘a cheeky chap that will bend over backwards to accommodate your requests. Extremely friendly and really does know his stuff’. Offices in: London

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