The Legal 500

Chambers of Frank Feehan QC

LONDON, WC1R 4LL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 0222
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 2239
DX:
201 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.42br.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Recommended for its ‘strength in depth and barrister availability’, 42 Bedford Row is a common law set, with notable expertise in family and children law, personal injury and clinical negligence. In 2015, ‘particularly helpful and hardworking’ senior clerk Alan Brewer became chambers’ consultant, and Neil May was hired as chief executive from Hogan Lovells International LLP, where he was executive manager. The practice managers are ‘exceptionally helpful and accommodating, and always prepared to go the extra mile’. In particular, Steve Sheridan is ‘extremely efficient’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

42 Bedford Row

42 Bedford Row’s members have been involved in a range of high-profile children cases recently, with Frank Feehan QC notably involved in the Re LC Supreme Court case, and a High Court case concerning child trafficking and sexual exploitation. Senior clerk Alan Brewer ‘works particularly hard to assist solicitors with bookings’.

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Frank Feehan QC - 42 Bedford RowAn excellent barrister who has expertise in non-accidental injury matters and complex care proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tina Cook QC - 42 Bedford RowShe has an impressive forensic legal brain, and her document preparation is outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 3
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Damian Woodward-Carlton - 42 Bedford RowHe is clear, fair-minded, temperate and non-judgemental.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jeremy Rosenblatt - 42 Bedford RowCommended for his international children law expertise.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Bennett - 42 Bedford RowHe has excellent drafting skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katie Phillips - 42 Bedford RowShe is good on her feet, taking difficult matters in her stride.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

42 Bedford Row

42 Bedford Row has ‘strength and depth’ in this area, as well as an ‘efficient, friendly and commercially aware’ clerking team.

Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Charles Utley - 42 Bedford RowHe can be instructed across the board in clinical negligence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe is meticulous in his preparation, a strong advocate and a tenacious negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 2

Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford RowGood at identifying the key issues in complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Susan Chan - 42 Bedford RowRecommended for discrimination claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe has the stamina to ensure that he is consistent in his approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe has an acute legal mind and always thinks on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Gregory - 42 Bedford RowHighly regarded by solicitors.’

Ranked: tier 5

Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford RowThe first port of call in unusual or difficult cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Recommended for its ‘strength in depth and barrister availability’, 42 Bedford Row is a common law set, with notable expertise in family and children law, personal injury and clinical negligence. In 2015, ‘particularly helpful and hardworking’ senior clerk Alan Brewer became chambers’ consultant, and Neil May was hired as chief executive from Hogan Lovells International LLP, where he was executive manager. The practice managers are ‘exceptionally helpful and accommodating, and always prepared to go the extra mile’. In particular, Steve Sheridan is ‘extremely efficient’. Offices in: London

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