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Chambers of Nicholas Grundy QC

FIVE PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7815 3200
Fax:
Fax 020 7815 3201
DX:
415 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.fivepaper.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Five Paper is β€˜a very strong set with extremely knowledgeable barristers able to assist at short notice’. β€˜There is a very good range of counsel, particularly at the junior end, and so there is almost always someone of good quality available for instruction.’ The fees are also β€˜reasonable’ and in that respect, β€˜chambers has positioned itself ideally in the market’. It is often best known for social housing work, where members demonstrate significant β€˜understanding of client needs’, but it is also experienced in commercial, property, employment and family law. The β€˜particularly helpful’ David Portch leads the clerking team, which is β€˜very friendly and always very willing to assist’. Everyone in the support team is β€˜great, from the telephone handler to the clerks’; β€˜they always put themselves out to assist you and to get the right person for your matter’. At first junior level, Gemma Lewis β€˜makes solicitors’ jobs a lot easier – her work ethic and client service are exceptional’, and Rachel Dewing is β€˜interested, polite and β€œswitched-on”, and she does what she says she will do’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Simon Mills - Five Paper β€˜He has an eye for detail and a fantastic understanding of how judges look at things.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Jake Davies - Five Paper β€˜He is great on his feet and achieves good outcomes for his clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Ian Wright - Five Paper β€˜An informed strategist and tenacious advocate with a personable court manner.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading juniors

Satinder Gill - Five Paper β€˜Highly recommended for applications under the points-based system.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Five Paper is β€˜a very strong set with extremely knowledgeable barristers able to assist at short notice’. β€˜There is a very good range of counsel, particularly at the junior end, and so there is almost always someone of good quality available for instruction.’ The fees are also β€˜reasonable’ and in that respect, β€˜chambers has positioned itself ideally in the market’. It is often best known for social housing work, where members demonstrate significant β€˜understanding of client needs’, but it is also experienced in commercial, property, employment and family law. The β€˜particularly helpful’ David Portch leads the clerking team, which is β€˜very friendly and always very willing to assist’. Everyone in the support team is β€˜great, from the telephone handler to the clerks’; β€˜they always put themselves out to assist you and to get the right person for your matter’. At first junior level, Gemma Lewis β€˜makes solicitors’ jobs a lot easier – her work ethic and client service are exceptional’, and Rachel Dewing is β€˜interested, polite and β€œswitched-on”, and she does what she says she will do’. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Five Paper

Five Paper is a β€˜very strong set with extremely knowledgeable barristers, who are able to assist at short notice’. Nicholas Grundy QC successfully defended Islington Council against an Environmental Protection Act 1990 prosecution regarding the condition of a premises and resisted the prosecutor’s application for costs. Victoria Osler is acting in a homelessness case concerning the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Nzolameso v Westminster City Council on a local authority’s ability to house homeless people out of the authority’s geographical area.

Social housing – 2016 silks

Nicholas Grundy QC - Five Paper β€˜One of the country’s best, without a shadow of doubt.’

Ranked: tier 1
Social housing – Leading juniors

Terry Gallivan - Five Paper β€˜An authority in the field.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joanna Brownhill - Five Paper β€˜Very detailed and thorough in her paperwork and case preparation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Evans - Five Paper β€˜An excellent advocate, who is very knowledgeable on the law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Sara Beecham - Five Paper β€˜Highly experienced in human rights and discrimination-related cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Victoria Osler - Five Paper β€˜She gives straightforward advice, which clients appreciate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Angela Hall - Five Paper β€˜She is a tenacious advocate, who will fight hard to get the best outcome for the client every time.’

Ranked: tier 4

Ben Maltz - Five Paper β€˜Recommended for service charge disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

Brynmor Adams - Five Paper β€˜A very astute, confident advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tina Conlan - Five Paper β€˜Clients appreciate her clear explanations and pragmatic advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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