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Chambers of Keith Rowley QC

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

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Renowned Chancery set’ Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜the chambers of choice’ for areas such as contentious trusts and probate, charity law, pensions, real estate, insolvency and general commercial litigation. Clients note that the set has had β€˜a very successful year’ and β€˜the presence of Fiona Fitzgerald as chief executive has taken it up to another level’. β€˜She is measured and, as a former practitioner, understands the challenges of solicitors.’ In the clerking team, individuals provide a β€˜first-rate’ service, β€˜genuinely care about their clients’, and adopt β€˜a sensible and commercial attitude to cost budgeting’. It is β€˜one of the most responsive clerks’ rooms’, which is β€˜extremely helpful, accommodating and proactive’. In particular, joint senior clerks Keith Nagle and John Clarke are β€˜a pleasure to work with’. Practice managers Justin Allen, Lee Wright and Nathan Ellingham have β€˜a great grasp of what their teams are up to’ and β€˜really look after instructing solicitors’. 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 has a β€˜great set of barristers’, including those who continue to β€˜make a name for themselves’ after joining from the now-defunct 11 Stone Buildings. Members handle a range of contentious and non-contentious commercial and regulatory matters on behalf of banks, building societies, hedge funds, investors and customers.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Malcolm Waters QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He shows excellent depth of understanding and appreciation of context.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A friendly and confident silk with outstanding knowledge.’

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

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate in the higher courts.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Fell - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜His work is thoroughly researched and of a consistently high standard.’

Ranked: tier 3

Chris Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A problem solver, who is user-friendly and impressive on his feet,.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Charities
Charities – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜a very strong and able set, with a range of respected and capable counsel at all levels’. Work highlights saw Robert Pearce QC instructed by the trustees of a Sikh temple regarding a disputed election in Tarsem Singh Sandhu v The Charity Commission and others, and Joshua Winfield defending a businessman who converted two property companies into charities to avoid paying tax in Charity Commission of Northern Ireland v Tughan.

Charities – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is exceptionally clever and demonstrates meticulous preparation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Crampin QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Particularly recommended for offshore charities litigation.’

Ranked: tier 2
Charities – Leading juniors

Francesca Quint - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She has wide and deep knowledge of charity law and a genuine interest in the subject.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Mullen - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is very good with clients and very good on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has a particular flair for the high-value and complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joshua Winfield - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly rated for appellate work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Josh Lewison - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He knows his subject very well and is a good strategist.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is very engaging and encourages cooperation between solicitor and counsel.’

Ranked: tier 3

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is highly recommended for his advocacy skills and reading the room.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very clever and unflappable, and a very reassuring presence during complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A highly intelligent lawyer, who is excellent in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He takes a very precise and considered approach to complex litigation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Good tactically and completely unflappable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dov Ohrenstein - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Exceedingly bright, always approachable, a master tactician and a tough negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Relates well to the client and their expectations.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading juniors

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of company law and is therefore fantastic.’

Ranked: tier 2

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

Radcliffe Chambers

β€˜First-rate chancery set’ Radcliffe Chambers is recommended for cases at the intersection of inheritance and trusts law and Court of Protection work. Expertise includes drafting statutory wills, handling variation of trusts and granting authority to deputies to conduct litigation.

Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Justin Holmes - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An expert and a real safe pair of hands; you can trust him with any matter.’

Ranked: tier 2

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for his intelligence, advocacy and sense of humour.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine McQuail - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Not afraid to roll up her sleeves to help out; clients love her.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Mullen - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is user-friendly, helpful and sensible.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Education
Education – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Tenacious and determined.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading silks

Malcolm Waters QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is very thorough and shows exceptional depth of understanding.’

Ranked: tier 2
Financial services – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is intelligent and has a detailed grasp of the relevant law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Fell - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An excellent financial services and regulatory barrister.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He works tirelessly for his clients and never leaves a stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers has β€˜a growing recognition as a leading insolvency set with a very good spread of able practitioners’. Members are typically instructed in cases involving bankruptcy petitions, wrongful trading claims, director’s disqualifications and corporate voluntary arrangements.

Insolvency – Leading juniors

Christopher Boardman - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A problem-solver, who is impressive on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Deacock - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tina Kyriakides - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A fantastic person to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dawn McCambley - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Her drafting is sublime.’

Ranked: tier 4

Reuben Comiskey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very effective and commercial.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading juniors

Marcus Flavin - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜His experience working in Jersey gives him an edge.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Pensions
Pensions – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Radcliffe Chambers

Members of Radcliffe Chambers acts for trustees, employers, insurers, administrators and regulatory bodies, among others. Leading light Keith Rowley QC appeared in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others, and acted for the defendant trustees in British Airways v Spencer and others.

Pensions – Leading silks

Keith Rowley QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Immensely experienced and able to master complex issues quickly.’

Ranked: tier 1
Pensions – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She responds brilliantly under pressure, while working under incredibly tight timescales.’

Ranked: tier 2

Frances Ratcliffe - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Coming up through the ranks as a real star in the field.’

Ranked: tier 4

Wendy Mathers - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She has a prodigious memory and appetite for work, as well as a good tactical sense.’

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€˜a first-class Chancery set that never fails to impress’. The set has a strong trusts practice, handling matters surrounding validity and interpretation of trusts, and claims for breach of trust, civil fraud and asset recovery.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

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

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

Piers Feltham - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is highly rated for his intelligence and ability to think outside the box.’

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has a particular flair for high-value and complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine McQuail - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and clients love her.’

Ranked: tier 3

Justin Holmes - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Sharp, knowledgeable and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Clients love her; she is positive and upbeat.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marcus Flavin - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has a fine academic brain and an eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger Mullis - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Incredibly insightful and clever.’

Ranked: tier 4

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

Radcliffe Chambers

With β€˜considerable depth’ for professional negligence cases, Radcliffe Chambers houses β€˜intelligent and knowledgeable’ barristers, and delivers a β€˜highly efficient’ service. It handles claims arising from mortgage lending and other property transactions, as well as cases involving trusts, financial services transactions or the administration of pension funds. Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya LLP and another is a notable case.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜First class.’

Ranked: tier 1

Keith Rowley QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has an authoritative and impressive courtroom manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very well respected.’

Ranked: tier 3

Thomas Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Elizabeth Ovey - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very experienced.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Dodge - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He has proven himself to be a tenacious advocate, who will work diligently and tirelessly for the cause.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dov Ohrenstein - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A master tactician and a tough negotiator, delivering speedy turnaround of paperwork.’

Ranked: tier 5

Gary Lidington - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜He is able to communicate effectively; he β€œgets” his clients and understands what makes them tick.’

Ranked: tier 5

Simon Williams - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Impressive.’

Ranked: tier 5

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

Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜a cost-effective set with a real estate specialism’, where the clerks are β€˜always helpful and approachable, and can provide counsel even at the last minute’. Members have niche expertise in agricultural estates, which complements the set’s broader property and private client practices.

Agriculture – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Exceptionally clever but with a light touch.’

Ranked: tier 1
Property litigation – Leading silks

Robert Pearce QC - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A very approachable silk with an impressive mastery of the law.’

Ranked: tier 4
Agriculture – Leading juniors

Mark West - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A first port of call.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nathan Wells - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Exceptional; his advocacy is first-rate, but undramatic, as befits the Chancery Division.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Clients love her.’

Ranked: tier 2
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€˜A brilliant all-rounder, whose ability to find a workable commercial solution is amazing.’

Ranked: tier 4

Howard Smith - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜An expert in party wall matters, he is fully on top of all of the subtleties and intricacies of this challenging area.’

Ranked: tier 4

Marie-Claire Bleasdale - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Tenacious, pragmatic, straight-talking and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nathan Wells - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜A highly intelligent and conscientious barrister, who is unflappable and invariably good humoured.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Williams - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Very approachable and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

William Moffett - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Nothing fazes him, he is a tenacious advocate who works diligently and tirelessly for the cause.’

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Hicks - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜Diligent, conscientious, experienced and a very impressive advocate, who always goes the extra mile.’

Ranked: tier 5

Kate Selway - Radcliffe Chambers β€˜She is very engaging, positive and upbeat, and talks through her advice clearly.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Renowned Chancery set’ Radcliffe Chambers is β€˜the chambers of choice’ for areas such as contentious trusts and probate, charity law, pensions, real estate, insolvency and general commercial litigation. Clients note that the set has had β€˜a very successful year’ and β€˜the presence of Fiona Fitzgerald as chief executive has taken it up to another level’. β€˜She is measured and, as a former practitioner, understands the challenges of solicitors.’ In the clerking team, individuals provide a β€˜first-rate’ service, β€˜genuinely care about their clients’, and adopt β€˜a sensible and commercial attitude to cost budgeting’. It is β€˜one of the most responsive clerks’ rooms’, which is β€˜extremely helpful, accommodating and proactive’. In particular, joint senior clerks Keith Nagle and John Clarke are β€˜a pleasure to work with’. Practice managers Justin Allen, Lee Wright and Nathan Ellingham have β€˜a great grasp of what their teams are up to’ and β€˜really look after instructing solicitors’. Offices in: London

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