Chambers of Richard Stead101 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6PU, ENGLAND
- Work 0117 923 4700
- Fax 0117 929 4821
- 743350 BRISTOL 36
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Regional Bar : Wales Circuit
Angel Chambers retains a strong family team despite the departure of Elizabeth Harris to St John’s Chambers. Matthew Rees is recommended.
Regional Bar : Western Circuit
At St John’s Chambers, Leslie Blohm QC is ‘calm and impressive in court’ and Alex Troup is a ‘formidable advocate’. John Sharples has particular experience in licensing matters, and Charles Auld is ‘articulate, approachable and provides good commercial advice’. Construction specialist Richard Stead is ‘phenomenally experienced’ and Guy Adams ‘gives good, considered advice’. James Pearce-Smith is ‘very bright’ and is ‘good with clients’, and Andrew Marsden is ‘extremely commercial and leaves no stone unturned’. John Dickinson’s ‘accountancy background sets him apart from the rest’. Martha Maher has an impressive insolvency practice, and Christopher Jones specialises in Chancery matters.
St John’s Chambers’ Peter Wadsley is ‘second to none when it comes to managing client expectations and providing down-to-earth advice’. Professor Roy Light is ‘at the forefront of licensing updates and legislation’, David Fletcher is recommended for planning instructions, and Richard Stead - is ‘an excellent and persistent advocate’.
St John’s Chambers’ Matthew White is noted for complex employment claims, and recently reepresented the claimant in McKie v Swindon College concerning the duty of care on employers concerning references.
St John’s Chambers’ ‘family team is among the best in the South West’. At silk level, Susan Jacklin QC’s ‘ability to put clients at ease is second to none’. Instructing solicitors praise Christopher Sharp QC’s ‘sheer hard work and integrity’, and Robin Tolson QC ‘towers head and shoulders above the competition’. At the junior end, Andrew Commins is ‘a go-to choice for ancillary relief’. Lucy Reed is ‘hardworking and a strong advocate’, and Nick Miller is ‘highly knowledgeable in dealing with high-net-worth ancillary relief cases’. Susan Hunter is recommended for finance matters.
St John’s Chambers’ Simon Morgan - is ‘accessible and widely experienced’, with ‘a great courtroom presence’.
Within Overview, St John’s Chambers (Richard Stead) is a first tier set,
Guildhall Chambers in Bristol now offers a full service following the recent addition of an employment team from Queen Square Chambers. St John’s Chambers is ‘an excellent modern set’ where ‘the quality of the barristers is excellent’. Albion Chambers houses excellent crime and family teams, and Queen Square Chambers continues to thrive. 12 College Place and College Chambers are the prominent Southampton-based sets, and Exeter-based Rougemont Chambers has a number of recommended practitioners. Annexes on the circuit include the highly regarded 3PB, No5 Chambers and Old Square Chambers.
At St John’s Chambers, Glyn Edwards - is ‘able to get to the heart of a case very quickly’, and Andrew McLaughlin is ‘an excellent trial lawyer’ with ‘a very commercial, sensible, no-nonsense approach’. Timothy Grice undertakes high-value catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and Richard Stead has particular expertise in Animals Act cases. Anna Symington has ‘superb attention to detail’.
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