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Chambers of Jacob Levy QC

LONDON, EC4A 3DG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 0500
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1344
DX:
439 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9goughsquare.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜fantastic’ 9 Gough Square β€˜stands alone as a set of well-rounded, talented and hardworking, committed individuals, who collectively never fail to impress’. The chambers boasts β€˜a wide skill set’ and an β€˜array of knowledge, approachability and professionalism’ from β€˜many excellent barristers’ makes it an obvious go-to chambers for catastrophic and serious personal injury and clinical negligence matters. It also offers β€˜a good range of criminal practitioners, all of whom are excellent and passionate about what they do’. The family practice is described as β€˜small but perfectly formed’. The overall ethos of the set β€˜extends into the most proficient clerking team in the business’ that goes β€˜above and beyond to provide alternatives if first-choice counsel is unavailable’. Senior clerk Michael Goodridge β€˜expertly’ leads the clerks’ room β€˜from the front to ensure the best client care possible’; he is described as a β€˜moderniser’, who β€˜appreciates the commercial realities facing firms’. Senior criminal clerk David Landa is β€˜a no nonsense, thoroughly reliable criminal clerk’, who is ably assisted by Matthew Shepherd. Meanwhile, on the family team, β€˜nothing is too big or too small’ for β€˜brilliant clerks’ Jaime Brooks and Charlotte Abbott. John Irving is director of operations. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

9 Gough Square

9 Gough Square is β€˜small but perfectly formed when it comes to family law. It has some very good counsel for child care work’ from radicalisation through to sexual abuse cases. It also routinely represents parents in disputes over arrangements for their children.

Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Tim Parker - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is the whole package, a fantastic advocate and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Esther MacLachlan - 9 Gough Square β€˜Gets the right results time and again.’

Ranked: tier 4

Oliver Millington - 9 Gough Square β€˜Has excellent cross-examination skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tara Vindis - 9 Gough Square β€˜An excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

9 Gough Square

Members of 9 Gough Square are β€˜always reliable when it comes to providing good, sound advice in the area of clinical negligence’. The growing practice includes Andrew Ritchie QC, newly appointed silk Stuart McKechnie QC and leading junior Laura Begley. Typical cases include high-value birth injuries and severe disability, dental treatment, and failed cosmetic surgery.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Ritchie QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is one of the best barristers around for clinical negligence. He gives clear robust advice and has a no-nonsense approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

Grahame Aldous QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜A powerful advocate who is recommended to anyone who has a complex issue.’

Ranked: tier 5

Jacob Levy QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is exceptionally thorough and outstandingly good on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 5
Clinical negligence – 2018 silks

Stuart McKechnie QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He has a very sharp mind and possesses excellent judgement on liability and causation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – 2019 silks

Giles Mooney QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is the go-to barrister and an all-rounder who is thorough, diligent and firm in his views.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Laura Begley - 9 Gough Square β€˜She is empathetic with clients and a robust advocate – incisive, quick and effective.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Stephenson - 9 Gough Square β€˜He really is a safe pairs of hands.’

Ranked: tier 4

Perrin Gibbons - 9 Gough Square β€˜She can be tough when she needs to but she can be very sympathetic with clients in tragic cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Edward Lamb - 9 Gough Square β€˜A well prepared and articulate advocate who is clearly on top of his papers.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Tom Little QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜The man to go to for criminal-related legal argument in the Court of Appeal and divisional court.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Claire Harden-Frost - 9 Gough Square β€˜A great communicator who is tenacious, composed and passionate for successful outcomes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Emily Verity - 9 Gough Square β€˜She prosecutes for CPS in rape and serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Thacker - 9 Gough Square β€˜He combines a good intellect and a calm approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: crime
Fraud: crime – 2018 silks

Tom Little QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He has a truly encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and the ability to apply that to the most complicated factual situations.’

Ranked: tier 1
Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

James Thacker - 9 Gough Square β€˜A skilful advocate who demonstrates attention to detail in every instruction.’

Ranked: tier 3

Eleanor Mawrey - 9 Gough Square β€˜Comfortable with the legal concepts and completely unfazed by mountains of evidence and unused material.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Claire Harden-Frost - 9 Gough Square β€˜A meticulous, knowledgeable and very persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Andrew Ritchie QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜A really effective advocate; he has a glint in his eye as he carefully takes a witness apart.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

9 Gough Square

9 Gough Square is β€˜rightly occupying a top-tier spot for its PI practice’ because its β€˜truly approachable’ barristers are β€˜at the top of their game’. Members are β€˜well-rounded, talented, hardworking, committed’ and β€˜never fail to impress’. Claimant work is β€˜the core of chambers’ and specialisms include catastrophic injury and industrial disease, the latter is described as β€˜one of the best teams in the country’.

Industrial disease – Leading silks

John Foy QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is an excellent counsel and has deep legal knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading silks

Andrew Ritchie QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜Fantastically astute and on the top of his field; he is set apart by his forward thinking.’

Ranked: tier 1

Grahame Aldous QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜First-class silk, provides exceptionally clear advice and has a wonderful way with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jacob Levy QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is without question the most complete package you might hope for in a barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Foy QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is super bright, completely unflappable and incredibly experienced.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – 2018 silks

Stuart McKechnie QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is a complete superstar, a true expert in catastrophic injury cases and the best quantum advocate in the country.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – 2019 silks

Giles Mooney QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is unflappable, a future silk material and will take a witness apart in cross examination in minutes.’

Ranked: tier 1
Industrial disease – Leading juniors

Jeremy Crowther - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is an impressive advocate and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Glynn - 9 Gough Square β€˜His pleadings are lucid and to the point, and he is technically very astute.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Laura Begley - 9 Gough Square β€˜One of the best juniors in her field – technically brilliant but also incredibly empathic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicolas Hillier - 9 Gough Square β€˜The hardest working senior junior at the Bar, he is always accurate and extremely good at cutting through the issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Glynn - 9 Gough Square β€˜Very thorough and supremely well prepared, he is a very experienced advocate who sees the issues before his opponent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Ford - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is strong in every aspect, excellent on his feet and delivers sensible advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Perrin Gibbons - 9 Gough Square β€˜A fierce intellect, great negotiator and perfect for guiding clients through the process.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Stephenson - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is truly excellent – always well prepared, thorough and the safest pair of hands at the junior Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Hiorns - 9 Gough Square β€˜He has particular expertise in fatal accidents and disease claims including asbestos, WRULDs, deafness and HAVS.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Brindle - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is incredibly thorough, very good with clients and excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

Shahram Sharghy - 9 Gough Square β€˜Meticulous and extremely professional.’

Ranked: tier 4

Adam Dawson - 9 Gough Square β€˜He’s brilliant with clients and technically astute.’

Ranked: tier 5

Johnathan Payne - 9 Gough Square β€˜A barrister who goes the extra mile in relation to client care and service.’

Ranked: tier 5

Jeremy Crowther - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is pragmatic, sensible and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 5

Linda Nelson - 9 Gough Square β€˜She is very personable and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

Robert Horner - 9 Gough Square β€˜He puts clients at ease and is very responsive to those instructing.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Police law (defendant)
Police law (defendant) – Leading juniors

Edwin Buckett - 9 Gough Square β€˜He defends forces in civil claims.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜fantastic’ 9 Gough Square β€˜stands alone as a set of well-rounded, talented and hardworking, committed individuals, who collectively never fail to impress’. The chambers boasts β€˜a wide skill set’ and an β€˜array of knowledge, approachability and professionalism’ from β€˜many excellent barristers’ makes it an obvious go-to chambers for catastrophic and serious personal injury and clinical negligence matters. It also offers β€˜a good range of criminal practitioners, all of whom are excellent and passionate about what they do’. The family practice is described as β€˜small but perfectly formed’. The overall ethos of the set β€˜extends into the most proficient clerking team in the business’ that goes β€˜above and beyond to provide alternatives if first-choice counsel is unavailable’. Senior clerk Michael Goodridge β€˜expertly’ leads the clerks’ room β€˜from the front to ensure the best client care possible’; he is described as a β€˜moderniser’, who β€˜appreciates the commercial realities facing firms’. Senior criminal clerk David Landa is β€˜a no nonsense, thoroughly reliable criminal clerk’, who is ably assisted by Matthew Shepherd. Meanwhile, on the family team, β€˜nothing is too big or too small’ for β€˜brilliant clerks’ Jaime Brooks and Charlotte Abbott. John Irving is director of operations. Offices in: London

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading silks

Grahame Aldous QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He has good a knowledgebase and shaped the law in a number of cases.’

Ranked: tier 2
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2019 silks

Giles Mooney QC - 9 Gough Square β€˜He is a first-rate advocate and is fantastic with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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