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12 King's Bench Walk

Chambers of Paul Russell QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7EL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 0811
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 7228
DX:
1037 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.12kbw.co.uk
Bristol, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

From silks to juniors, the β€˜impressive’ 12 King's Bench Walk offers β€˜strong individuals at all levels’ for personal injury matters and travel litigation. Overseeing a β€˜responsive, friendly and accessible’ clerks’ room that β€˜knows its barristers really well’, client-focused director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse β€˜continues to bring chambers on leaps and bounds’. Meanwhile, β€˜top-draw’ senior clerk Graham Johnson is β€˜very on his game’ and β€˜always willing to go the extra mile and make time for urgent work’. Practice team leader Lexie Johnson is β€˜unfailingly reliable’; Tristan Whigham is β€˜a credit to the set’ and β€˜particularly good at matching the right barrister to the client’. At practice manager level, Philip Austin is β€˜one of the best clerks around’; senior practice manager Kevin McCourt is β€˜particularly efficient and helpful’; junior practice manager Harry Gamble is β€˜well organised’ and β€˜responds quickly to queries’. Collectively, chambers’ staff were described by one lawyer as being β€˜very attentive to deliver a positive client experience’. Praise is also given to the set’s front of house receptionist, Tracey Oliver, who is described as β€˜a superstar’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Aviation
Aviation – Leading silks

Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has the ability to condense significantly complicated material into bite-size and digestible chunks for the lay client.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – 2017 silks

Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is keen and able to please clients and solicitors with his dedication to his cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a strong and attractive advocate who has a first-class work ethic, takes a thorough, careful and diligent approach to cases and is a top notch in the field.’

Ranked: tier 4

John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a very solid barrister who has a good eye for detail, calming influence and enormous commitment and energy.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has a quiet confidence which coroners respect and are persuaded by.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

12 King's Bench Walk

β€˜A first-choice chambers’, 12 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜leading injury set for defendant work’. It has β€˜great strength in depth’, β€˜covers every area of personal injury’ and is at β€˜the forefront of industrial disease litigation’. The set has β€˜a good spread of expertise’ and is β€˜incredibly strong at silk and junior levels’ providing β€˜a sense of identity and consistency’.

Industrial disease – Leading silks

Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very thorough and has a keen mind that is goal driven.’

Ranked: tier 1

Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has extensive experience in asbestos related work.’

Ranked: tier 1
Insurance fraud – Leading silks

William Featherby QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Undoubted leader in the field.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading silks

Paul Russell QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a superb silk who always gets to the heart of a case quickly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Worthington QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Stephen is righty recognised as a leader for claims of utmost severity as he is technically exceptional, to the point and focused.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is an undoubted leader and his strengths are attention to detail and a practical approach.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Precision and clarity of paperwork and calculation of losses are particular strengths.’

Ranked: tier 4

Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Good on paperwork.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Methuen QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very bright, professional and is able to cut through the unnecessary points.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Featherby QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Particularly excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4
Industrial disease – 2017 silks

Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a skilled barrister and understands that strategy and tactics are as equally important as the legal analysis.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – 2017 silks

Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Provides calm and considered advocacy in catastrophic injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Industrial disease – Leading juniors

Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is potentially a rising star in industrial disease matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Brace - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a skilled and tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is highly experienced, knowing all the ins and outs of advancing tricky cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Patrick Kerr - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a safe and dependable junior.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Levene - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He demonstrates excellent knowledge of the law in the field of industrial disease.’

Ranked: tier 1
Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He delivers clear objective advice and represents clients’ interests fiercely.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lewers - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very approachable, has great attention to detail and is a very effective negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Patrick Kerr - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Highly intelligent, careful, thorough, always well prepared, approachable and robust.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is an extremely bright, knowledgeable and approachable lawyer with an outstanding ability to turn round work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lewers - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very user friendly, technically excellent and equally good with insurers and lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Roy - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Undoubtedly a leading junior, he is a great strategist with an eye for the big picture at all times.’

Ranked: tier 2

Catherine Brown - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is an accomplished and dogged trial advocate – her approach is always fair but no quarter is given.’

Ranked: tier 2

Hugh Hamill - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is regarded for his knowledge of complex chronic pain matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Patrick Vincent - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He brings a wonderful mix of first-class technical expertise, knowledge of the law and an eye for detail, together with down to earth common sense.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Sanderson - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is gentle with clients but a real fighter in negotiations, and his analysis of evidence in road traffic liability cases is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Tobin - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has an excellent knowledge of Highways Act and a feel for injured cyclists.’

Ranked: tier 3

David White - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a no-nonsense, proactive barrister – efficient, conscientious and clear.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Incredibly calm and intelligent lawyer who relates well to clients and produces work of the highest quality.’

Ranked: tier 3

Marcus Dignum - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜A formidable advocate whose cross-examination skills are second to none.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Levene - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very reliable with an expertise in quantum and a great approach with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Philip Mead - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜An absolute all-rounder; an intellectual with a very approachable and engaging manner.’

Ranked: tier 4

Arun Katyar - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very safe pair of hands with immense experience in all types of personal injury.’

Ranked: tier 5

Catherine Peck - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜She thinks outside the box and is determined, passionate, tenacious and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 5

Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has a good practical outlook and provides sensible advice.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Viney - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is extremely personable and good with numbers and indemnity issues.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

From silks to juniors, the β€˜impressive’ 12 King's Bench Walk offers β€˜strong individuals at all levels’ for personal injury matters and travel litigation. Overseeing a β€˜responsive, friendly and accessible’ clerks’ room that β€˜knows its barristers really well’, client-focused director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse β€˜continues to bring chambers on leaps and bounds’. Meanwhile, β€˜top-draw’ senior clerk Graham Johnson is β€˜very on his game’ and β€˜always willing to go the extra mile and make time for urgent work’. Practice team leader Lexie Johnson is β€˜unfailingly reliable’; Tristan Whigham is β€˜a credit to the set’ and β€˜particularly good at matching the right barrister to the client’. At practice manager level, Philip Austin is β€˜one of the best clerks around’; senior practice manager Kevin McCourt is β€˜particularly efficient and helpful’; junior practice manager Harry Gamble is β€˜well organised’ and β€˜responds quickly to queries’. Collectively, chambers’ staff were described by one lawyer as being β€˜very attentive to deliver a positive client experience’. Praise is also given to the set’s front of house receptionist, Tracey Oliver, who is described as β€˜a superstar’. Offices in: London

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

12 King's Bench Walk

12 King's Bench Walk has established itself as β€˜one of the leading chambers for international injury work’ and its barristers offer β€˜leading expertise’ in jurisdiction and applicable law, package travel, aviation and multi-party litigation. Much of the set’s improvement is credited to its marketing efforts and new leadership, as well as the β€˜enthusiasm and expertise’ of William Audland QC. The set has also worked to develop its juniors which has led to β€˜probably the greatest depth of talent in this area of law.’

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is incredibly knowledgeable, unflappable and able to get to the heart of complex matters very quickly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜A brilliant advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Methuen QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He has an excellent reputation in travel law and impresses with his technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 2
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

Philip Mead - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is outstanding with jurisdiction issues where he is quick to the point, explaining it easily to clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Sullivan - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is very organised, extremely thorough and does not miss a thing.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Candlin - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is praised for his attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜His expertise is in private international law matters specifically claims involving the Rome II, Athens and Montreal Conventions.’

Ranked: tier 3

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