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Chambers of Jonathan Gaunt QC and Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC

FALCON COURT, LONDON, EC4Y 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 2484
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1261
DX:
408 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.falcon-chambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Falcon Chambers is β€˜the best property set in the country’, meaning clients β€˜never have cause to doubt members’ legal knowledge, delivery or opinion’. It contains a number of β€˜leading lights’ and the β€˜technical advice provided is second to none’. On the support side, some say that β€˜the clerks’ room has improved immeasurably in recent times’; it is a β€˜first-class’ operation – β€˜accessible, flexible and commercial’, and β€˜a pleasure to deal with’. Although former senior clerk Steven Francis will be missed, Johnathan Stannard β€˜seems to be stepping up to the plate well as he takes over’ and solicitors have β€˜welcomed the arrival’ of β€˜excellent’ second junior clerk Joanna Meah from Tanfield Chambers. Also noted are first junior Mark Ball, who is β€˜a superstar’ – β€˜always extremely helpful, very responsive and accommodating’, and second junior Robert Frankish. Chambers director Edith Robertson is β€˜pragmatic and good to deal with’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Planning
Planning – Leading silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Absolutely formidable – if he sees a good point he won’t be deflected.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon Chambers β€˜A tough and tenacious advocate who always fights her corner.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Falcon Chambers

Falcon Chambers is β€˜number one when it comes to pure property and landlord and tenant work, where the barristers are a veritable β€œwho’s who” of the leading authorities in these areas’. Three were involved in the Supreme Court case of Loose v Lynn Shellfish, concerning prescriptive property rights, and two were successful in the property and human rights case, McDonald v McDonald. The set is also very highly regarded for its agriculture practice.

Agriculture – Leading silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Superb at cross-examination; his delivery and timing are exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Gaunt QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very impressive – at the top of his game.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for family farming partnership disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2
Property litigation – Leading silks

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has incredibly sound judgement, tactical nous and hugely persuasive advocacy skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜His preparation is rigorous and he is someone you turn to when pulling out all the stops.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Fancourt QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜A consistent top performer and a brilliant tactical thinker.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has a brain the size of a small planet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Gaunt QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very thorough, but also cuts to the chase.’

Ranked: tier 2

Janet Bignell QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜She is unflappable and adept at pouring oil on very troubled waters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Small QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜A highly rated advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kirk Reynolds QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has in-depth knowledge of dilapidation cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Agriculture – 2016 silks

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Extremely client-friendly and approachable, while also thorough and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 1
Property litigation – 2016 silks

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜She is the perfect illustration of the iron fist in the velvet glove.’

Ranked: tier 1
Agriculture – Leading juniors

Catherine Taskis - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very good at getting into the detail of a case.’

Ranked: tier 2

Edward Peters - Falcon Chambers β€˜Reads a judge well.’

Ranked: tier 2

Emily Windsor - Falcon Chambers β€˜She is great with clients, excellent at anticipating what the other side may do, and a thorough and committed advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joanne Moss - Falcon Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for agricultural tenancy issues.’

Ranked: tier 2
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Anthony Radevsky - Falcon Chambers β€˜He is one of the best enfranchisement specialists.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emily Windsor - Falcon Chambers β€˜An outstanding junior, who is particularly adept at advising tricky clients in conference.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Sefton - Falcon Chambers β€˜He is bright and determined, and displays great clarity of vision.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephanie Tozer - Falcon Chambers β€˜She is energetic and pays total attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Clark - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has the skill-set of a silk and an outstanding command of landlord and tenant law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Rosenthal - Falcon Chambers β€˜He rolls up his sleeves and gets on with it, and balances respect and firmness in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Martin Dray - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has an excellent grasp of his subject matter and is at the top of his game.’

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very persuasive and convincing on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anthony Tanney - Falcon Chambers β€˜He is easy to work with and provides excellent advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Harpum - Falcon Chambers β€˜Well-known for high-profile appellate work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Peters - Falcon Chambers β€˜Good on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Greville Healey - Falcon Chambers β€˜A leading barrister for telecoms-related property litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nathaniel Duckworth - Falcon Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for residential and commercial landlord and tenant work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Phil Sissons - Falcon Chambers β€˜Extremely bright and thorough, and his pleadings are exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tamsin Cox - Falcon Chambers β€˜Her work is thorough and well-reasoned, and she instils confidence from the beginning.’

Ranked: tier 3

Barry Denyer-Green - Falcon Chambers β€˜Recommended for CPO and compensation cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Catherine Taskis - Falcon Chambers β€˜Able to get a good handle on technical expert matters and unafraid to explore interesting options.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gary Cowen - Falcon Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in appellate cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Joseph Ollech - Falcon Chambers β€˜Stands out for his willingness to make bold decisions and recommend a clear course of action.’

Ranked: tier 4

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon Chambers β€˜An excellent junior, who is more than prepared to go to lengths to fight the client’s case.’

Ranked: tier 5

Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Falcon Chambers β€˜She prepares thoroughly and is on top of her subject.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Falcon Chambers is β€˜the best property set in the country’, meaning clients β€˜never have cause to doubt members’ legal knowledge, delivery or opinion’. It contains a number of β€˜leading lights’ and the β€˜technical advice provided is second to none’. On the support side, some say that β€˜the clerks’ room has improved immeasurably in recent times’; it is a β€˜first-class’ operation – β€˜accessible, flexible and commercial’, and β€˜a pleasure to deal with’. Although former senior clerk Steven Francis will be missed, Johnathan Stannard β€˜seems to be stepping up to the plate well as he takes over’ and solicitors have β€˜welcomed the arrival’ of β€˜excellent’ second junior clerk Joanna Meah from Tanfield Chambers. Also noted are first junior Mark Ball, who is β€˜a superstar’ – β€˜always extremely helpful, very responsive and accommodating’, and second junior Robert Frankish. Chambers director Edith Robertson is β€˜pragmatic and good to deal with’. Offices in: London

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