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Chambers of Keith Rowley QC

11 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 0081
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Fax 020 7405 2560
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319 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.radcliffechambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Radcliffe Chambers remains β€˜the go-to set’ for contentious trust and probate work, as well as charity law, pensions, real estate, complex insolvency and commercial litigation work. β€˜An impressive array of contentious and non-contentious expertise means there is always someone available.’ The Chancery set has been bolstered by the arrival of members from St Philips Stone Chambers, and has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of chief executive Fiona Fitzgerald and β€˜first-rate’ senior clerks John Clark and Keith Nagle. The team offers β€˜a fantastic service’ and is β€˜willing to help out in times of a crisis’; β€˜you really notice the difference when you go elsewhere’. At practice manager level, the β€˜model of efficiency’ Lee Wright is β€˜particularly commercial when it comes to arranging brief fees’ and ably assisted by junior clerk Bradley Edwards in β€˜ensuring a practical solution to any problem that may arise’. Justin Allen and Nathan Ellingham both come highly recommended by solicitors for β€˜efficiency and responsiveness’. Second junior Vince Carter is also β€˜incredibly responsive and helpful’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜never short of a commercial or chancery practitioner that fits the job’. The set is especially strong on the consumer credit side, where it has some of the leading silks and juniors, as well as barristers well versed in broader banking disputes such as Rosserlane v Credit Suisse.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Malcolm Waters QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜The leading building society law expert in the country and a leading expert in retail banking.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Excellent advice, highly knowledgeable, and a strong commercial approach.’

Ranked: tier 5
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A heavyweight advocate, measured in her manner with clients and judges alike.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Fell - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very knowledgeable, responsive and diligent, particularly in retail banking law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Excellent at assessing the mood of the tribunal and able to adapt himself accordingly.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Charities
Charities – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers β€˜provide highly technical advice in a clear and concise way that clients can understand’. Work highlights include Mark Mullen’s instruction by the attorney general in Children’s Investment Fund Foundation v Attorney General, an application for approval of a $330m grant for a new charity to be established by a charity trustee before the Chancellor of the High Court.

Charities – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Good at coming up with creative solutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Crampin QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A sought after advocate, acting for a wide range of charity clients.’

Ranked: tier 2
Charities – Leading juniors

Francesca Quint - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Provides highly technical advice in a clear and concise way.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Mullen QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Calm and determined when building a case; very effective.’

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Dumont QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Good experience and very affable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joshua Winfield - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Clear pragmatic advice and the quick ability to absorb issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Josh Lewison - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Strong knowledge of subject area and attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Advises a range of charity clients including the Charity Commission and charitable trusts.’

Ranked: tier 3

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Rapier intellect – quickly gets to the heart of complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Confident in dealing with novel points of law and has an excellent depth of knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly praised for his forensic talents and ability to handle the most challenging clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate – very approachable, hardworking, thorough and focused.’

Ranked: tier 3

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate who has the ability to make incisive points at key moments.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A self-assured advocate with real courtroom presence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dov Ohrenstein - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜The complete package, his drafting and advocacy is excellent.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading juniors

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Powerful, authoritative and commanding.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

All members at Radcliffe Chambers are β€˜exceptionally approachable and willing to help, providing insightful, clear and robust advice’. Expertise includes handling trusts, drafting statutory wills and advising on personal welfare issues such as capacity to marry.

Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Justin Holmes - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A very experienced and wise CoP practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine McQuail - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is great at producing opinions that help clients who can’t see the wood from the trees.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Mullen - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An accomplished barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Education
Education – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgeable and authoritative.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading silks

Malcolm Waters QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is very approachable and technically excellent.’

Ranked: tier 2
Financial services – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Pragmatic, detailed and excellent at finding solutions.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Fell - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An excellent junior barrister – one to watch.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate, very intelligent and great at drafting.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

β€˜One of the go-to chambers for insolvency matters’, Radcliffe Chambers is noted for β€˜great strength in depth at the sub-QC level’ supporting β€˜leaders in their field aplenty’. The practice spans all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency litigation, and members provide advisory, drafting and advocacy services for creditors, debtors and officeholders. Tina Kyriakides acted for the liquidators in Re Exigo Brewing and Distilling Limited, successfully applying for specific statutory rights.

Insolvency – Leading juniors

Christopher Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A very clever and creative thinker.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Deacock - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has an eye for detail and deals well with technical matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Excellent in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dawn McCambley - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She has a deep reservoir of knowledge in insolvency law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Ouwehand - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is very practical and commercially focused.’

Ranked: tier 4

Catherine Doran - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She can pick up complex instructions and analyse evidence in a short space of time.’

Ranked: tier 5

Reuben Comiskey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Provides thoughtful, legally astute and commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading juniors

Marcus Flavin - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Instructed by leading firms in the Crown Dependencies.’

Ranked: tier 1

Josh Lewison - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Responsive, commercial and to the point.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Pensions
Pensions – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜an increasingly strong contender in the pensions field’ with market leader Keith Rowley QC acting in Lloyds Bank Pension Trustee v Lloyds Bank and others, a test case relating to whether guaranteed minimum pensions are required to be equalised, and handling part 8 proceedings in FDR Ltd v Dutton.

Pensions – Leading silks

Keith Rowley QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He strides the pensions arena like no other.’

Ranked: tier 1
Pensions – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is unflappable, measured and attentive in her forensic grasp of the detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Frances Ratcliffe - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She shows a real grasp of technical pensions law and appears unflappable in court.’

Ranked: tier 4

Henry Day - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A rising junior who is carving out a real pensions following.’

Ranked: tier 4

Wendy Mathers - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A determined barrister who is not afraid of running creative arguments.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Private client: trusts and probate
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜very strong in private client generally, and is one of the leading Chancery sets, with great strength in depth; the set always has someone available to help’. In Farrow v Harris, Robert Pearce QC is representing the literary executor of a deceased Oxbridge professor; the executor is in dispute with the widow on issues relating to the deceased’s literary estate.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Has a tremendous command of his brief.’

Ranked: tier 2
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Thomas Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Always outstandingly prepared.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Totally reliable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine McQuail - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is extremely experienced and technically excellent.’

Ranked: tier 3

Daniel Burton - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An intelligent and incisive practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Hicks - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Has the ability to analyse complicated commercial situations and provide clear advice a lay client can understand.’

Ranked: tier 4

Justin Holmes - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He processes the key issues quickly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marcus Flavin - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is clear in his advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Mullis - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is extremely intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has outstanding drafting skills.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜efficient and well run’ and its expertise spans negligence cases involving lawyers, surveyors, valuers, financial professionals, actuaries and pension consultants. Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya is a key case highlight, with Jeremy Cousins QC and Peter Dodge appearing for Mishcon de Reya LLP in the high-profile dispute.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has in-depth experience.’

Ranked: tier 1

Keith Rowley QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Provides absolutely first-rate comprehensive advice.’

Ranked: tier 2
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Peter Dodge - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has good client skills; he is reassuring, calm and clear.’

Ranked: tier 3

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Produces very persuasive oral advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Provides sensible and robust advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for pensions-related work.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Great client rapport and empathy; he is good on paper and able on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dov Ohrenstein - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He thinks laterally and creatively to find solutions and achieve his clients’ objectives.’

Ranked: tier 5

Gary Lidington - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Has a real talent for challenging cases and is exceptional on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 5

Simon Williams - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is sound, clear and analytical.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers has a β€˜good spread of impressive property litigation practitioners’, who are β€˜adaptable, knowledgeable and happy to accommodate the client’s needs’. The set has expertise in β€˜commercial, insolvency and general Chancery private client work’ and is also well regarded for agriculture, Nathan Wells recently appeared in Pearson v Foster, a seven-day High Court trial relating to fishing rights over waters serving an ancient windmill.

Agriculture – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for agricultural land disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2
Property litigation – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Calm under pressure and provides excellent, clear advice.’

Ranked: tier 4
Agriculture – Leading juniors

Mark West - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has a sound tactical awareness.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nathan Wells - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He remains calm, articulate and unruffled in difficult circumstances.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Encourages cooperation between solicitor and counsel.’

Ranked: tier 3
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Mark West - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Hugely intelligent and a master of his subject.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gary Lidington - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He commands attention and is extremely organised in his thinking.’

Ranked: tier 4

Howard Smith - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Grapples complex bundles down to the key points of argument.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marie-Claire Bleasdale - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She has expertise in landlord and tenant, real property and conveyancing disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nathan Wells - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜His pleadings are brilliant and forensically constructed.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Williams - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Brilliant with clients, he never fails to deliver.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Reliable and considered, with a flair to go with it.’

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Hicks - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Thorough, great attention to detail and very bright.’

Ranked: tier 5

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is very engaging and helpfully talks through the position.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Radcliffe Chambers remains β€˜the go-to set’ for contentious trust and probate work, as well as charity law, pensions, real estate, complex insolvency and commercial litigation work. β€˜An impressive array of contentious and non-contentious expertise means there is always someone available.’ The Chancery set has been bolstered by the arrival of members from St Philips Stone Chambers, and has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of chief executive Fiona Fitzgerald and β€˜first-rate’ senior clerks John Clark and Keith Nagle. The team offers β€˜a fantastic service’ and is β€˜willing to help out in times of a crisis’; β€˜you really notice the difference when you go elsewhere’. At practice manager level, the β€˜model of efficiency’ Lee Wright is β€˜particularly commercial when it comes to arranging brief fees’ and ably assisted by junior clerk Bradley Edwards in β€˜ensuring a practical solution to any problem that may arise’. Justin Allen and Nathan Ellingham both come highly recommended by solicitors for β€˜efficiency and responsiveness’. Second junior Vince Carter is also β€˜incredibly responsive and helpful’. Offices in: London

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