Chambers of Charles Gibson QC2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DB, ENGLAND
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- 1039 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
TOP tier recommendations
London Bar : Administrative and public law (including local government)
Within Administrative and public law (including local government), tier 4
Henderson Chambers is a ‘very strong set for this area of law’, and its clerks are ‘helpful and easy to deal with’. Richard Mawrey QC is ‘very impressive in all respects’; ‘he resolves issues rather than creating new ones’. Rhodri Williams QC has ‘a careful and measured approach, with very good attention to detail’ and ‘often covers points you had not anticipated’. Alan Dashwood CBE QC provides ‘clear and concise advice’, and junior Geraint Webb is ‘clear, to the point, and practical’. Adam Heppinstall is ‘very approachable’ and ‘performs well as an advocate’.
London Bar : Banking and finance (including consumer credit and financial regulation)
Henderson Chambers is one of the leading sets for consumer credit law. Of its leading silks, Richard Mawrey QC is ‘an excellent and experienced advocate’ and ‘rightfully a heavyweight in his field’. Julia Smith’s ‘technical knowledge is exceptional; she knows the Consumer Credit Act inside out, and can deal with anything that is thrown at her’. Nazeer Chowdhury provides ‘consistently excellent advice and service’ and ‘always manages to distil apparently intractable issues to a crisp simplicity’. The ‘extremely knowledgeable’ Dennis Rosenthal is ‘an acknowledged expert in consumer credit matters’.
London Bar : Clinical negligence and healthcare
London Bar : Commercial litigation
London Bar : Consumer
Within Consumer, Henderson Chambers (Charles Gibson QC) is a second tier set,
Henderson Chambers’ consumer law expertise spans the full breadth of domestic and European consumer protection legislation and product safety matters. Leading silks Richard Mawrey QC and Peter Susman QC have expertise in credit hire matters, and well-respected senior junior William Hibbert, who joined in 2011, has ‘an eye for detail and technical knowledge of the relevant legislation and case law that is second to none’. Julia Smith also joined in 2011, and ‘thinks fast on her feet’. Toby Riley-Smith, Andrew Davies and Andrew Kinnier are also recommended.
London Bar : EU and competition
London Bar : Environment
Within Environment, Henderson Chambers (Charles Gibson QC) is a third tier set,
Henderson Chambers’ environmental offering includes Charles Gibson QC, ‘an adept advocate whose performance in court always inspires confidence’; and Oliver Campbell, who has a ‘calm, unflappable manner’. Campbell continues to represent Ocensa in a group action brought by 100 Colombian farmers citing environmental damage due to the construction of an oil pipeline.
London Bar : Health and safety
Within Health and safety, Henderson Chambers (Charles Gibson QC) is a first tier set,
The ‘excellent clerking’ at Henderson Chambers ‘really rewards customer loyalty’. ‘Heavy hitter’ Prashant Popat QC is ‘rightly rated at the top level’; he is ‘an excellent leader in large cases’ and ‘head and shoulders above others’. Roger Henderson QC ‘remains a leading light at the health and safety Bar’. The ‘very experienced and thorough’ Oliver Campbell is ‘the pick of senior juniors for health and safety’, and is ‘destined to take silk very soon’. He recently defended contractor Styles & Wood in an asbestos contamination claim concerning several Marks & Spencer stores. Toby Riley-Smith is ‘hardworking’, ‘good with clients at all levels’, ‘responsive’, and a ‘skilful, eloquent advocate’.
London Bar : Information technology
Within Information technology, tier 4
Henderson Chambers’ Peter Susman QC has experience as an arbitrator, mediator and early neutral evaluator in IT disputes. Richard Mawrey QC offers ‘informed and insightful advice based on his substantial experience’; and Geraint Webb’s knowledge of IT is ‘first class’.
London Bar : Insurance and reinsurance
London Bar : International arbitration
London Bar : Personal injury
London Bar : Product liability
Within Product liability, Henderson Chambers (Charles Gibson QC) is a first tier set,
Henderson Chambers is widely regarded as the first port of call for group actions and substantial product liability matters. The set was involved in some of the biggest cases of 2011, including Re Seroxat and the OSENSA Pipeline group litigation. Charles Gibson QC is ‘the leading QC in product-related disputes and advice’; in 2011 he acted in Re Seroxat alongside Prashant Popat QC, who is ‘a stellar performer, truly in a class of his own’. Of the juniors, Oliver Campbell is ‘attuned to clients’ legal, commercial and reputational needs’, Toby Riley-Smith is ‘the go-to counsel for product liability’, and Malcolm Sheehan is ‘diligent and enthusiastic’. Noel Dilworth is ‘a solid junior who produces high-quality work and is totally at home across the full spectrum of product liability work’. Geraint Webb is also highly recommended.
London Bar : Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Within Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading Juniors
London Bar : Professional negligence
London Bar : Property litigation (including agriculture and housing)
Within Property litigation (including agriculture and housing), tier 4
Lead juniors at Henderson Chambers include the ‘tenacious’ and ‘pragmatic’ Jonathan Steinert and Andrew Davies, who has a ‘wealth of knowledge’, and is ‘very client focused’. Instructing solicitors hold Adam Heppinstall in ‘high regard’; and Malcolm Sheehan is noted for his ability to see the bigger picture, and ‘provides clear, straightforward guidance’.
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- Insurance and reinsurance : Insurance and reinsurance
- International arbitration : International arbitration
- Personal injury : Personal injury
- Product liability : Product liability
- Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) : Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
- Professional negligence : Professional negligence
- Property litigation (including agriculture and housing) : Property litigation (including agriculture and housing)