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Fax 020 7421 5333
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46 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A top property set’, which was historically better known as a β€˜tour de force for leasehold enfranchisement’, landlord and tenant, and service charges work, Tanfield Chambers’ commercial real estate experience is β€˜considerable and growing’, and the set is now β€˜used extensively by City firms for a broad range of property litigation’ matters. Solicitors also note that the set is β€˜making a name for themselves in the right to light arena’. And when it comes to residential property instructions, β€˜from silks down to the juniors, the fact they deal with residential work on a regularly basis really shows’.The β€˜very collegiate set’ has members with β€˜high technical standards’. β€˜Their strength in depth is a real asset as they have a vast range of counsel from the junior to senior end. There is always someone that is available to take on matters.’ In recent news, Nicholas Isaac took silk in 2019. Eamonn Kelly is the set’s CEO. The senior practice managers are Alex Southern, the β€˜personable and likeable’ Billy Forecast (β€˜has an uncanny ability to choose the right counsel for each piece of work both from a technical and budget perspective’), and Richard Powell, who β€˜is a great addition to clerks’ room’. Senior practice manager Zoe Bluck has moved to The 36 Group. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Agriculture
Leading Juniors

Rebecca Cattermole - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Committed, practical and exceptionally easy to work with. ’

Ranked: tier 2

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Clinical negligence
Leading Juniors

Kerstin Boyd - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ She has an eye for detail but is also able to cut through that to get to the crux of an argument.Β  ’

Ranked: tier 3

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Family (including divorce and financial remedy)
Leading Juniors

Gerald Wilson - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Has huge insight and intellect. ’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Tanfield Chambers

At Tanfield Chambers, members provide β€˜leading expertise in residential property’, including landlord and tenant, enfranchisement, and service charge disputes. Noted for its β€˜good strength at the junior level’, the set is also home to a number of β€˜excellent silks’ with Andrew Butler, in particular, demonstrating a particularly strong year. He recently appeared in the Supreme Court in Wells v Devani which concerned section 18 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 and also acted in the Court of Appeal case of Jones and another v Oven and another which pertained to a covenant dispute between adjoining landowners. In a boost to the set, Nicholas Isaac QCΒ recently took silk.

Leading Silks

Philip Rainey QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Excellent, particularly on complex real property issues. ’

Ranked: tier 1

Kerry Bretherton QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ She has an incredible ability to be able to review large documents and pick out key information at breakneck speed. ’

Ranked: tier 4

Christopher Heather QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ He will make himself available whenever he possibly can to assist on new or ongoing matters. ’

Ranked: tier 5
2018 Silks

Andrew Butler QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Embarrassingly good on his feet and great with clients. ’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Polli QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ A very hard worker who is focused on both detail and the whole picture. ’

Ranked: tier 1
2019 Silks

Nicholas Isaac QC - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ He has an ability to handle the most challenging and difficult of clients. ’

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

James Fieldsend - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Adopts a thorough, belt and braces, gold-plated approach to litigation. ’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Buckpitt - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ A brilliant technical thinker who is also great with clients. ’

Ranked: tier 2

Amanda Gourlay - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ She has encyclopaedic knowledge of residential leasehold issues. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Carl Fain - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Bright, thinks on his feet and is a team player. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Dovar - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Very down to earth, responsive and commercial in his advice. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Upton - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ A specialist in residential service charge law. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Marc Glover - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Gives focused, commercial advice and always gets to the crux of a dispute. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicola Muir - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ A leading player in residential disputes. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Rebecca Cattermole - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Extremely incisive and tenacious, but also user-friendly. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Ellodie Gibbons - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Highly experienced and shrewd when dealing with judges. ’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Walsh - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ A robust advocate, user-friendly and extremely helpful. ’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Loveday - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ He is a very reliable junior. ’

Ranked: tier 4

Piers Harrison - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Exceptionally able, approachable and user-friendly. ’

Ranked: tier 4

Niraj Modha - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Whilst always meticulously prepared, he is also extremely good on his feet. ’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜A top property set’, which was historically better known as a β€˜tour de force for leasehold enfranchisement’, landlord and tenant, and service charges work, Tanfield Chambers’ commercial real estate experience is β€˜considerable and growing’, and the set is now β€˜used extensively by City firms for a broad range of property litigation’ matters. Solicitors also note that the set is β€˜making a name for themselves in the right to light arena’. And when it comes to residential property instructions, β€˜from silks down to the juniors, the fact they deal with residential work on a regularly basis really shows’.The β€˜very collegiate set’ has members with β€˜high technical standards’. β€˜Their strength in depth is a real asset as they have a vast range of counsel from the junior to senior end. There is always someone that is available to take on matters.’ In recent news, Nicholas Isaac took silk in 2019. Eamonn Kelly is the set’s CEO. The senior practice managers are Alex Southern, the β€˜personable and likeable’ Billy Forecast (β€˜has an uncanny ability to choose the right counsel for each piece of work both from a technical and budget perspective’), and Richard Powell, who β€˜is a great addition to clerks’ room’. Senior practice manager Zoe Bluck has moved to The 36 Group. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Leading Juniors

Rebecca Cattermole - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Knowledgeable about the interplay between social housing and human rights, and also has an understanding of the property aspects of social housing. ’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Madge-Wyld - Tanfield Chambers β€˜ Very good and very reliable. ’

Ranked: tier 4

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