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Chambers of James Thom QC

12 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7419 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7419 8050
DX:
1056 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.newsquarechambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

New Square Chambers has β€˜strength in depth for commercial work’ and is β€˜a first port of call for contentious trusts and probate matters’. The set fields β€˜specialists in all areas of Chancery law’, as well as expertise in media, intellectual property and public law, and provides β€˜a friendly, pragmatic service’. Following some departures on the administrative side, including chief executive Simon Pizzey and senior practice manager Neil Garrett, the clerks’ room has recently restructured. According to some, β€˜the promotion of Phil Reeves to head of clerking should prove to be a significant step forward for a set which appears to be moving forward with determination’. Gary Collins also joined as practice manager from the now-defunct 11 Stone Buildings, working alongside Michelle Greene and Ben Rippengale, who β€˜go the extra mile to assist’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

New Square Chambers

New Square Chambers is recognised for its expertise in the public law aspects of property issues.

Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

George Laurence QC - New Square Chambers β€˜Extremely personable with huge technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Ross Crail - New Square Chambers β€˜She is very intellectual and practical, and provides high-class advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Simon Adamyk - New Square Chambers β€˜His legal analysis is of the highest quality and he is a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Eaton Turner - New Square Chambers β€˜An exceptional junior, whose grasp of complex cases is very impressive.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nigel Hood - New Square Chambers β€˜A brilliant barrister with very solid strategic decision making.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Bailey - Wilberforce Chambers β€˜An advocate of significant mettle with an exceptional clarity of thought.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Company and partnership
Company – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

New Square Chambers

At New Square Chambers, the β€˜efficient and pragmatic’ members are particularly well known for their international expertise spanning the Caribbean, the Channel Islands and Hong Kong.

Company – Leading silks

Robin Hollington QC - New Square Chambers β€˜An exemplary Chancery silk.’

Ranked: tier 2
Company – Leading juniors

David Eaton Turner - New Square Chambers β€˜He provides wise judgement.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sebastian Prentis - New Square Chambers β€˜A phenomenal and effective junior, who manages expectations in a charming manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Adamyk - New Square Chambers β€˜His legal analysis is of the highest quality and he turns work around in tight timeframes.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Nigel Hood - New Square Chambers β€˜The full package – an absolute delight to work with and a truly outstanding lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Adamyk - New Square Chambers β€˜Very responsive and prompt.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Hubbard - New Square Chambers β€˜He digests information quickly.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

New Square Chambers

At New Square Chambers, members are β€˜dedicated to achieving the best result for their clients’. The set is praised as β€˜forward-thinking’ and growing its insolvency work is a key part of this drive.

Insolvency – Leading silks

Robin Hollington QC - New Square Chambers β€˜Renowned for his knowledge of shareholders’ rights, directors’ duties and unfair prejudice petitions.’

Ranked: tier 3
Insolvency – Leading juniors

David Eaton Turner - New Square Chambers β€˜He has an excellent courtroom manner, and works well under pressure and with difficult clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Bailey - Wilberforce Chambers β€˜A formidable advocate, who is able to dominate a courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 3

Conn MacEvilly - New Square Chambers β€˜Impresses with his energy and commitment to clients’ desired outcomes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jonathan Lopian - New Square Chambers β€˜A forceful and effective advocate, who is very quick-thinking on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sebastian Prentis - New Square Chambers β€˜He has a personable manner which resonates well with judges and clients alike.’

Ranked: tier 4

Mark Hubbard - New Square Chambers β€˜Assured and quick to grasp the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property – Leading juniors

Madeleine Heal - New Square Chambers β€˜Good with details and always well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 4

Malcolm Chapple - New Square Chambers β€˜Excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

Madeleine Heal - New Square Chambers β€˜She relates to and gets on well with the clients, inspiring confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

New Square Chambers

New Square Chambers is highly recommended for contentious trusts and probate barristers. Nicholas Le Poidevin QC led Alexander Learmonth in the Supreme Court case of Marley v Rawlings.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC - New Square Chambers β€˜Given his notable intellect and wide experience, he is someone you very much want on your side.’

Ranked: tier 1
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Lynton Tucker - New Square Chambers β€˜Simply brilliant – very competent and crystal clear in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Learmonth - New Square Chambers β€˜A proactive and constructive barrister, who is not afraid to stick to his guns.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Hubbard - New Square Chambers β€˜He comes up with commercial, practical and creative solutions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charles Holbech - New Square Chambers β€˜Superb on detail and particularly technical points of law.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Eidinow - New Square Chambers β€˜Practical and pragmatic.’

Ranked: tier 4

Rodney Stewart Smith - New Square Chambers β€˜An expert on trust administration.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Schaw Miller - New Square Chambers β€˜An incredibly hardworking individual, who is rated very highly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Fletcher - New Square Chambers β€˜Very able and a rising star.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

New Square Chambers

The Chancery practice is β€˜first class’ at New Square Chambers. Notable recent cases include boundary dispute Parmar v Upton and Marley v Rawlings, which was heard in the Supreme Court.

Property litigation – Leading silks

George Laurence QC - New Square Chambers β€˜The doyen of rights of way law.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Thom QC - New Square Chambers β€˜Extremely clever, commercially astute and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 5
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Adrian Pay - New Square Chambers β€˜Able to present complex intellectual arguments in a very clear manner, both on paper and in court.’

Ranked: tier 4

Alexander Learmonth - New Square Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright, very accessible and charming.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Warner - New Square Chambers β€˜He is technically competent and has a good manner in court.’

Ranked: tier 5

Ross Crail - New Square Chambers β€˜She has a first-rate intellect and a very thorough approach, and is a leader in town and village green and highways work.’

Ranked: tier 5

Stephen Schaw Miller - New Square Chambers β€˜An incredibly hardworking individual.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

New Square Chambers has β€˜strength in depth for commercial work’ and is β€˜a first port of call for contentious trusts and probate matters’. The set fields β€˜specialists in all areas of Chancery law’, as well as expertise in media, intellectual property and public law, and provides β€˜a friendly, pragmatic service’. Following some departures on the administrative side, including chief executive Simon Pizzey and senior practice manager Neil Garrett, the clerks’ room has recently restructured. According to some, β€˜the promotion of Phil Reeves to head of clerking should prove to be a significant step forward for a set which appears to be moving forward with determination’. Gary Collins also joined as practice manager from the now-defunct 11 Stone Buildings, working alongside Michelle Greene and Ben Rippengale, who β€˜go the extra mile to assist’. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading juniors

Ian Peacock - New Square Chambers β€˜Always well prepared and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 2

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