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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 leading chambers for traditional Chancery work’; β€˜for a pure will or trust dispute, the barristers are the best’. It is also β€˜a go-to set for Court of Protection matters and probate cases’ with β€˜high-quality people at every level’. The β€˜very commercial’ clerks’ room is β€˜always on hand to assist, and does so in a friendly manner’. β€˜Excellent’ senior clerk Paul Jennings provides β€˜a first-class service’; β€˜he works hard to maintain client relationships’, β€˜goes the extra mile’ and β€˜understands the issues that solicitors have to consider when instructing counsel’. He is also β€˜good at providing fee information and breakdowns’. β€˜Responsive’ first junior Dan Coote is also praised as β€˜a nice guy to deal with’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Charities
Charities – Leading silks

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Outstanding people skills, very commercial and solution-oriented, and a real pleasure to work with.’

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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Pensions
Pensions – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Stone Buildings

At 5 Stone Buildings, Andrew Simmonds QC acted in Buckinghamshire and others v Barnado’s and others and in IBM UK Holdings v Dalgleish. The clerking is β€˜efficient and helpful’.

Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is meticulous in his preparation, clear, concise and immensely bright.’

Ranked: tier 1
Pensions – Leading juniors

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Noted for his work for trustees and administrators.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Private client: personal tax
Private client: personal tax – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Stone Buildings

Chancery set 5 Stone Buildings handles advisory tax work including inheritance planning and other capital tax matters, as well as issues regarding charities and stamp duty land tax.

Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Mark Herbert QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Adept at finding helpful and constructive solutions.’

Ranked: tier 2
Private client: personal tax – Leading juniors

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Well regarded for inheritance tax issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is committed to using plain English in his drafting.’

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€˜a responsive and straightforward chambers with a nice set of clerks’. The members are highly regarded for Court of Protection work and this is β€˜increasingly seen as one of the best sets for traditional Chancery work’. Four members of 3 Stone Buildings (as it was then known) joined in March 2016.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Mark Herbert QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has a tremendous grasp of trust issues and case law.’

Ranked: tier 1

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Outstanding people skills, very commercial and solution-oriented.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A thoughtful and strategic silk, who is good with clients and inspires confidence and respect.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Direct and concise in her opinion while putting sensitive clients at immediate ease.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He adopts a no-nonsense approach and makes technical issues seem simple.’

Ranked: tier 3

Norman Palmer QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜The pre-eminent silk for art and cultural property matters.’

Ranked: tier 3
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Very strong on Court of Protection matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Rees - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is very effective and impressive in front of a judge in complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael O’Sullivan - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Highly recommended for Court of Protection work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He provides exceptional technical advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Recommended for cases involving mental incapacity issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜The main man when it comes to dealing with tricky, knotty estate matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Strong for forgery claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Patrick Rolfe - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is highly knowledgeable in landlord and tenant work, and is the sort of barrister you can have the utmost trust in.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings is β€˜the leading chambers for traditional Chancery work’; β€˜for a pure will or trust dispute, the barristers are the best’. It is also β€˜a go-to set for Court of Protection matters and probate cases’ with β€˜high-quality people at every level’. The β€˜very commercial’ clerks’ room is β€˜always on hand to assist, and does so in a friendly manner’. β€˜Excellent’ senior clerk Paul Jennings provides β€˜a first-class service’; β€˜he works hard to maintain client relationships’, β€˜goes the extra mile’ and β€˜understands the issues that solicitors have to consider when instructing counsel’. He is also β€˜good at providing fee information and breakdowns’. β€˜Responsive’ first junior Dan Coote is also praised as β€˜a nice guy to deal with’. Offices in: London

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