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Chambers of Edward Cohen

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Within Commercial litigation, 11 Stone Buildings (Edward Cohen) is a third tier set,

11 Stone BuildingsJeremy Cousins QC attracts praise for his ‘encyclopaedic wealth of knowledge, and fabulously calm demeanour’. ‘Always a delight to work with’, Lexa Hilliard QC is ‘extremely good with clients, efficient with paperwork, and a persuasive advocate’. Tina Kyriakides is ‘a complete professional’ whose ‘tenacity under pressure is both phenomenal and rare’. Tim Penny is ‘tremendous on analysis of heavyweight facts, and good on strategy, both in court and with clients’. Christopher Boardman is ‘completely unflappable’, and is noted for his ‘superb cross-examination and advocacy skills’.

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Within Company and partnership, tier 4

11 Stone Buildings is ‘excellent for all-round Chancery work’; ‘there is not much it cannot handle’. Lexa Hilliard QC is ‘excellent in court’, and is praised for her ‘combination of a mature and sensible approach with a meticulous eye for detail’. The ‘approachable, friendly, and highly responsiveTina Kyriakidesalways exceeds expectations’. Marcia Shekerdemian is ‘an asset on any team’, thanks to her ‘strong negotiating/oratory skills’. Max Mallin is ‘a pleasure to work with’.

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Within Defamation and privacy Defamation and privacy - Leading Juniors

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Within Fraud: civil, 11 Stone Buildings (Edward Cohen) is a third tier set,

At 11 Stone Buildings, Alan Gourgey QC exhibits ‘very good knowledge of this area’, and Tim Penny is ‘prepared to think outside the box to find solutions to difficult issues’. Also recommended are Max Mallin, Iain Pester, who is praised for his analytical approach, and Ian Smith, who is noted for his ‘willingness to get involved in tricky situations in order to find a result’.

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Within Insolvency, 11 Stone Buildings (Edward Cohen) is a second tier set,

A very modern set with a client-friendly approach’, 11 Stone Buildings effectively combines expertise in insolvency with related areas such as property and pensions. Although Raquel Agnello QC moved to Erskine Chambers, clients are still able to call upon the services of Lexa Hilliard QC, who ‘provides thorough and well-thought-through commercial advice. Recommended juniors include the ‘user-friendly and commercialChristopher Boardman ; Adam Deacock, who is noted for his ‘uncanny ability to assimilate information quicker than most’; the ‘tenaciousTina Kyriakides ; the ‘mercurialJonathan Lopian ; and the ‘very technicalJamie Riley . The ‘calmingMarcia Shekerdemian is ‘reassuring to have in your corner’, and Thomas Robinson is ‘clearly someone to watch for the future’.

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Within Intellectual property,

Other recommended individuals include Michael Bloch QC* at Wilberforce Chambers, who is ‘receptive to which way the judge is moving and very quick to adapt’; Michael Edenborough QC of Serle Court, who is ‘a safe pair of hands’; Blackstone ChambersTom Weisselberg and Ian Mill QC, who demonstrates ‘a good grasp of key issues in a case’; Tim Penny and the ‘commercially awareRobert Deacon at 11 Stone Buildings; Thirteen Old Square Chambers’ Jonathan DC Turner, who is ‘a mine of information on IP law’; New Square ChambersMalcolm Chapple and Madeleine Heal, who win plaudits for their ‘client-friendly’ approach; Nicholas Saunders at Brick Court Chambers; and Mark Engelman and Ian Silcock at Hardwicke.*Michael Bloch QC is now at Blackstone Chambers

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Within International arbitration International arbitration - Leading Silks

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Within IT and telecoms (except regulatory),

Other recommended practitioners include Quadrant ChambersSimon Croall QC ; Alan Gourgey QC at 11 Stone Buildings; Graham Read QC at Devereux, who is ‘a favourite for IT instructions’; One Essex Court’s Geoffrey Hobbs QC, who acted for Microsoft in the Acamar Films v Microsoft trade mark dispute; and Zoë O’Sullivan, who appeared in the British Sky Broadcasting v EDS litigation; and 4 New Square’s Thomas Ogden, for his ‘wonderful drafting style, and superb attention to detail’.

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Within Media, entertainment and sport, 11 Stone Buildings (Edward Cohen) is a second tier set,

At 11 Stone Buildings, ‘methodical advocate Robert Deacon handles privacy-related media cases, and acted in the Horrid Henry case. Jamie Riley represented the Rugby Football Union against Viagogo.

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Within Pensions,

Other noteworthy individuals include Devereux’s Nicholas Randall QC, who took silk in 2013; Maitland ChambersJames Clifford, who is ‘one of the best when it comes to technical issues’; 3 Stone BuildingsFenner Moeran, who is ‘unremittingly enthusiastic and always ready to find an answer’; Nigel Burroughs at 4 New Square, who is ‘held in high regard’, especially in relation to matters arising from attempts to amend scheme documentation; the ‘very responsive and hardworkingThomas Robinson at 11 Stone Buildings, who is recognised for his work for the Pensions Regulator; and ‘first-class advocateRaquel Agnello QC, who moved to Erskine Chambers in 2013 from 11 Stone Buildings.

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Within Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) Professional discipline and regulatory law - Leading Juniors

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Within Professional negligence, tier 5

Key individuals at the ‘very commercially focused11 Stone Buildings include Jeremy Cousins QC, whose ‘quality of advice and written work is always excellent’, and Lexa Hilliard QC .

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Within Property litigation,

Other recommended practitioners include the ‘unstuffyDavid Halpern QC at 4 New Square, for his ‘excellent combination of professional negligence and property law expertise’; 9 Stone Buildings’ ‘formidableVivian Chapman QC ; Jeremy Cousins QC at 11 Stone Buildings; Patrick Rolfe at 5 Stone Buildings; 3PB’s John Clargo ; and the ‘calm and technically excellentKaren Shuman at 1 Chancery Lane.

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London Bar: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within Banking and finance Banking and finance - Leading Juniors

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