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Chambers of Henry Harrod

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 6201
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8102
DX:
304 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5sblaw.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings is β€˜the go-to chambers for all private client matters’, where β€˜there is breadth of experience across the board from silks to juniors’ and β€˜the quality of counsel at all stages of seniority is outstanding’. β€˜The big advantage of the set is that you are always able to instruct counsel at the right level.’ For example, senior clerk Paul Jennings is able β€˜to match complexity of matter and resources of funds to a suitable barrister every time’. β€˜He takes time to get to know instructing solicitors’ and is β€˜always able to get things done, even in the trickiest of situations’. First junior Dan Coote also reaps praise: β€˜he always ensures a rapid response and if a barrister is not available, he provides a replacement – not just someone who is available but someone who is suitable for the matter at hand’. As a team, all the clerks are β€˜top-notch’ and β€˜ready to go the extra mile for clients’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Charities
Charities – Leading silks

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Her legal analysis is incisive and she has a great courtroom manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Company and partnership
Partnership – Leading juniors

Mark Blackett-Ord - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Unquestionably one of the leading juniors specialising in partnership work.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings houses a β€˜fabulous set of experts, who can be relied upon for impeccable service and understanding’. Chambers is known for its traditional Chancery practice and strong focus on property and affairs, but it also has an up-and-coming health and welfare practice. David Rees QC was instructed by the Official Solicitor in a test case that considered the use of personal injury trusts as an alternative to deputyship under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Excellent at managing nervous clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is very thorough and likes to know all the details of the case inside out.’

Ranked: tier 2
Court of Protection and community care – 2017 silks

David Rees QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is a polished, effective, and – above all – authoritative figure.’

Ranked: tier 1
Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She has an abundance of energy, her stamina is huge and her brain power is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 1

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Incisive and always a pleasure to deal with, he impresses beyond his relatively modest years of experience.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Art and cultural property – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings has notable experience in art and cultural property law, and particular expertise in cases involving trusts, estates, pension schemes and chattel disputes. The set also handles a number of cross-jurisdictional disputes in this area.

Art and cultural property – Leading silks

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Formidably experienced in the art and cultural property world.’

Ranked: tier 1
Art and cultural property – Leading juniors

Jordan Holland - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A knowledgeable and commercial advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Luke Harris - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He provides pragmatic advice on high-value cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading silks

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜The doyenne of the London offshore cohort.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Pensions
Pensions – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Stone Buildings

At 5 Stone Buildings, Andrew Simmonds QC continues to act in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others and represent BT/Openreach in the Ofcom investigation into the BT Pension Scheme.

Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Simply superb.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Considered and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: personal tax
Private client: personal tax – Leading juniors

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A solid junior in the tax space.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He delivers clear and pragmatic advice that one can completely trust.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: trusts and probate
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings is β€˜extremely strong in the area of contentious trusts and probate and has a good range of available barristers’. Work highlights saw Penelope Reed QC appearing in the Supreme Court for the appellants in the headline case of Illot v The Blue Cross and others, and demonstrating the set’s offshore expertise, ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC appeared in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in Scotiabank v Brossard and in the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in Basdeo v Governor of Prisons.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is the perfect combination of utterly charming and totally persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Clients find him a reassuring presence and he clearly has the confidence of the court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Absolutely excellent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A delight to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is very thorough and likes to know all the details of the case inside out.’

Ranked: tier 3
Private client: trusts and probate – 2017 silks

David Rees QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜The first choice for complex and high-value matters.’

Ranked: tier 1
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Her stamina is huge and her brain power second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has an exceptional understanding of trusts, particularly relating to settled land.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael O’Sullivan - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Thoughtful and wise.’

Ranked: tier 3

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Highly rated.’

Ranked: tier 4

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Meticulous in his analysis and very sound on issues of trust law.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is proactive, gives pragmatic advice, and is a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Patrick Rolfe - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has a high level of technical ability and is extremely tenacious in court.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings is β€˜the go-to chambers for all private client matters’, where β€˜there is breadth of experience across the board from silks to juniors’ and β€˜the quality of counsel at all stages of seniority is outstanding’. β€˜The big advantage of the set is that you are always able to instruct counsel at the right level.’ For example, senior clerk Paul Jennings is able β€˜to match complexity of matter and resources of funds to a suitable barrister every time’. β€˜He takes time to get to know instructing solicitors’ and is β€˜always able to get things done, even in the trickiest of situations’. First junior Dan Coote also reaps praise: β€˜he always ensures a rapid response and if a barrister is not available, he provides a replacement – not just someone who is available but someone who is suitable for the matter at hand’. As a team, all the clerks are β€˜top-notch’ and β€˜ready to go the extra mile for clients’. Offices in: London

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