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Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit > Family
Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury and clinical negligence
Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit
Parklane Plowden’s employment group includes the highly regarded Seamus Sweeney, who ‘exemplifies the best aspects of a barrister’; Andrew Webster, who is ‘always very well prepared, and a first-rate advocate’; Roger Quickfall, who is ‘excellent at making complex matters very simple’; and the ‘well-regarded and well-liked’ Kirti Jeram. Andrew Sugarman is ‘a tough advocate with excellent attention to detail’.
Parklane Plowden’s family team is led by Joanne Astbury, who is recommended for her experience in representing vulnerable clients. Julia Nelson is ‘sensible and incisive with a good eye for detail’, and Guy Swiffen is also recommended for his broad family practice.
Within Overview, Parklane Plowden (Andrew Axon) is a first tier set,
Broadway House Chambers adopts a ‘professional, reliable, honest and practicable approach to cases’, and Park Court Chambers provides an ‘outstanding’ service. Parklane Plowden has an excellent reputation for employment work, and Zenith Chambers is singled out for its ‘very well-organised’ service and ‘clerking that is of the highest order’. Chancery House Chambers remains a strong set for commercial and Chancery matters and recently formed an alliance with St Philips Chambers in Birmingham; No. 6 and St Paul’s Chambers are strong all-rounders; and Trinity Chambers’ ‘expertise, professionalism and empathy are second to none’. Broad Chare Chambers in Newcastle merged with York Chambers to form Dere Street Chambers, and Paradise Chambers merged with St Johns Buildings. KBW and Bank House Chambers are recommended for criminal matters.
At specialist personal injury set Parklane Plowden, Christopher Williams is ‘knowledgeable, pragmatic and commercially minded’, and James Murphy’s ‘ability to think on his feet is second to none’. Stuart Brown QC is ‘authoritative and hugely experienced’, and Stephen Friday’s ‘medical knowledge is exceptional’. Catherine Souter has ‘the expertise of someone who is many years above her call’, and Susan Shakespeare’s ‘client skills are second to none’. Jeremy Freedman, Andrew Axon, Elizabeth Hodgson, and Jonathan Godfrey are also recommended.
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