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

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London Bar

Charities
Charities – Leading silks

Shân Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone BuildingsOutstanding 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 BuildingsUnquestionably 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 ‘efficient and helpful’.

Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHe is meticulous in his preparation, clear, concise and immensely bright.’

Ranked: tier 1
Pensions – Leading juniors

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone BuildingsNoted 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 BuildingsAdept at finding helpful and constructive solutions.’

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

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone BuildingsWell regarded for inheritance tax issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone BuildingsHe 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 ‘a responsive and straightforward chambers with a nice set of clerks’. The members are highly regarded for Court of Protection work and this is ‘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 BuildingsHe has a tremendous grasp of trust issues and case law.

Ranked: tier 1

Shân Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone BuildingsOutstanding people skills, very commercial and solution-oriented.’

Ranked: tier 1

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone BuildingsA thoughtful and strategic silk, who is good with clients and inspires confidence and respect.

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone BuildingsDirect and concise in her opinion while putting sensitive clients at immediate ease.

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHe adopts a no-nonsense approach and makes technical issues seem simple.

Ranked: tier 3

Norman Palmer QC - 5 Stone BuildingsThe pre-eminent silk for art and cultural property matters.’

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

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone BuildingsVery strong on Court of Protection matters.

Ranked: tier 2

David Rees - 5 Stone BuildingsHe is very effective and impressive in front of a judge in complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael O’Sullivan - 5 Stone BuildingsHighly recommended for Court of Protection work.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone BuildingsHe provides exceptional technical advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone BuildingsRecommended for cases involving mental incapacity issues.

Ranked: tier 4

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone BuildingsThe main man when it comes to dealing with tricky, knotty estate matters.

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone BuildingsStrong for forgery claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation – Leading juniors

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

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