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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜unparalleled strength in depth’, Hailsham Chambers is well regarded across the fields of costs, professional negligence, clinical negligence and personal injury. While losing Martin Spencer QC to the High Court was seen as β€˜a bit of a blow’, the set has β€˜plenty of heavyweights and rising stars to fill the gap’. Leading an β€˜exemplary clerking team’ that is β€˜second to none’, senior clerk Stephen Smith is β€˜a wonder’, and β€˜so helpful and ably assisted’ by deputy senior clerk Michael Kilbey, first junior Stuart Paley and second junior Jack Crowhurst. The clerks are careful to β€˜identify appropriate counsel to provide expertise tailored to the individual client and matter needs’. The team is β€˜very good at creating the illusion you are the only client they have’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Hailsham Chambers

Hailsham Chambers β€˜is first rate when it comes to clinical negligence’ work. The set offers β€˜very skilled, knowledgeable, high-calibre barristers at all levels of call’ and the β€˜expertise is tailored to the individual client and matter needs’. Alexander Hutton QCand Andrew Post QC have β€˜real appetite’ for complex and high-value cases. Hutton successfully represented the defendant in Gabriele Shaw v Dr Kovac, an important Court of Appeal decision on a potential new head of damages and new cause of action for breach of informed consent to treatment.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Dominic Nolan QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He masters issues of great complexity, providing measured and objective advice and advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Hutton QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is extremely bright and has strong grasp on the technical issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Pittaway QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is an excellent advocate who is very good at rising above the detail to see the wider picture.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Post QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is a great counsel with a keen eye for detail, fantastic number work and excellent manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Julian Picton QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Excellent leading counsel in the field.’

Ranked: tier 4
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Fiona Neale - Hailsham Chambers β€˜A leader in the field with a formidable intellectual prowess.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Tracy Forster - Hailsham Chambers β€˜A very experienced junior, approachable and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Ellis - Hailsham Chambers β€˜His work as a deputy coroner, and previous role as doctor, means he is outstanding when it comes to inquest cases and understanding complex medical issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tejina Mangat - Hailsham Chambers β€˜The hardest working junior, attention to detail is second to none, can get to grips with the most complex medical issues, first rate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Mishcon - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Jackson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He has an ability to see and drive through novel solutions.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nicholas Peacock - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Inspires confidence and gets to grips with difficult concepts quickly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Clare Price - Hailsham Chambers β€˜She is instructed in high-value and complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Catherine Ewins - Hailsham Chambers β€˜She has a great eye for detail and is a highly accomplished negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Gilberthorpe - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Forensic with an excellent eye to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lucy MacKinnon - Hailsham Chambers β€˜She has an ability to digest vast amounts of complex medical information and to communicate clearly and take control.’

Ranked: tier 3

Derek Holwill - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He specialises in professional and clinical negligence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eva Ferguson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Her incisive intellect means that she is the obvious choice to navigate complex claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Costs
Costs – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Hailsham Chambers

Hailsham Chambers is β€˜an excellent set, particularly in relation to costs litigation’. Alexander Hutton QC acted for the defendant in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry, which detailed the effect of costs budgeting on future detailed assessments. Andrew Post QC represented claimants on a cost budget regarding a defective metal hip replacement claim which was budgeted at Β£2.2m less than was sought.

Costs – Leading silks

Alexander Hutton QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Has an extremely agile and quite brilliant legal brain.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Post QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Recommended for costs litigation.’

Ranked: tier 2
Costs – Leading juniors

Dan Stacey - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Very knowledgable of costs law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jamie Carpenter - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Extremely thorough in his preparation for trial.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joshua Munro - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Consistently wins on costs matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Imran Benson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Excellent on the law and knows how to convince clients to accept sensible commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

David Pittaway QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He has a very authoritative, smooth manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading silks

Dominic Nolan QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is a go-to leader for complex cases as he cuts to the chase to get the best deal for the client.’

Ranked: tier 2

Julian Picton QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is one of the best known and respected silks at the PI Bar; he gets the right result while being calm, user friendly and supportive.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Hailsham Chambers

Hailsham Chambers’s Nicholas Peacock represented Boots before the General Optical Council in the wake of a finding by the Advertising Standards Agency that its advertising for blue-light filtering lenses was misleading, the company was fined only Β£40,000. Nursing regulation is another area of expertise.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

David Pittaway QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜His precise and effective questioning helps enormously in achieving the clients’ objectives.’

Ranked: tier 2
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Nicholas Peacock - Hailsham Chambers β€˜At the top of his game – corporate and professional clients love him.’

Ranked: tier 2

Fiona Neale - Hailsham Chambers β€˜She defends in dental and medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Justin Meiland - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Instructed by the RCN.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Hailsham Chambers

Hailsham Chambers is noted for its β€˜very clear and commercial attitude to litigation’ and houses an array of β€˜strong barristers’ for professional negligence disputes. William Flenley QC acted for the defendants in Group Seven v Nasir & Notable which involved an €100m fraud and a claim for €12m. He also led Jamie Carpenter in defending the solicitors in a Court of Appeal case, which involved a managed group of 100 claims, brought by claimants who had bought holiday homes in southern Italy. Michael Pooles QC acted for the defendant solicitors in Thomas v Hugh James , leading Matthew Jackson.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Michael Pooles QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Excellent advocacy and client service.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Flenley QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is fabulously persuasive in court and his advice is clear, concise and utterly reliable.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional negligence – 2018 silks

Nicola Rushton QC - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Very impressive.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Derek Holwill - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is remarkably astute, gives thoughtful and well-reasoned advice and is a persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Francis Bacon - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has an excellent strategic approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Spike Charlwood - Hailsham Chambers β€˜An excellent senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Wilton - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is astute, concise and strategic, he has gravitas in court, an exceptional knowledge of the law and is very commercial in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jamie Carpenter - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is an exceptional barrister; so cerebral yet approachable, he is great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Howarth - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is both clever and commercial.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joshua Munro - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Excellent.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Jackson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Very strong.’

Ranked: tier 3

Dan Stacey - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Impressive.’

Ranked: tier 5

Eva Ferguson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜First rate.’

Ranked: tier 5

Henry Bankes-Jones - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Good in court and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 5

Imran Benson - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Brilliant.’

Ranked: tier 5

Niamh O’Reilly - Hailsham Chambers β€˜Gets to grips with novel subject matters very quickly.’

Ranked: tier 6

Nicholas Pilsbury - Hailsham Chambers β€˜He is good at explaining complex issues in a clear and concise matter.’

Ranked: tier 6

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜unparalleled strength in depth’, Hailsham Chambers is well regarded across the fields of costs, professional negligence, clinical negligence and personal injury. While losing Martin Spencer QC to the High Court was seen as β€˜a bit of a blow’, the set has β€˜plenty of heavyweights and rising stars to fill the gap’. Leading an β€˜exemplary clerking team’ that is β€˜second to none’, senior clerk Stephen Smith is β€˜a wonder’, and β€˜so helpful and ably assisted’ by deputy senior clerk Michael Kilbey, first junior Stuart Paley and second junior Jack Crowhurst. The clerks are careful to β€˜identify appropriate counsel to provide expertise tailored to the individual client and matter needs’. The team is β€˜very good at creating the illusion you are the only client they have’. Offices in: London

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