The Legal 500

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 a ‘one of the strongest Chancery chambers at the Bar’, with silks and juniors who are ‘at the top of their game’. They have ‘deep knowledge’, and ‘there are no airs or graces about them’. Members handle work on a domestic and international level, with notable expertise in personal tax, trusts, probate, pensions, charities, Court of Protection and property law. ‘Nothing is too much trouble’ for the clerks, who are ‘proactive’ and ‘make sure things run smoothly’. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is ‘calm and unfailingly helpful’, and ‘values his clients’. First junior clerk Dan Coote is ‘responsive and good with fees’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Charities
Charities – Leading silks

Shân Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone BuildingsShe has an unparalleled wealth of experience in her field.’

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

5 Stone Buildings has a small pensions team that sits within its Chancery practice. Work highlights included IBM UK Holdings v Dalgleish and Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees v Stena Line.

Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone BuildingsA top-class pensions silk.’

Ranked: tier 1
Pensions – Leading juniors

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone BuildingsRecommended for acting for trustees and administrators.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

5 Stone Buildings

Among the members of ‘strong Chancery set5 Stone Buildings, a handful regularly litigate and advise on tax matters that span, among others, agriculture property relief, business property relief, offshore trusts and estate planning.

Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone BuildingsA pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Herbert QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHis mastery of the subject is superb; it is hugely reassuring to have him arguing on your side at trial.’

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

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone BuildingsProvides exceptional technical and practical advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone BuildingsAn excellent private client practitioner whose advice is clear, concise, thorough and well-researched.’

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

One of the ‘go-to’ chambers for contested trusts and probate work, 5 Stone Buildings has a selection of ‘top-quality’ counsel and ‘helpful and accommodating’ clerks. Members have international expertise in Hong Kong, the BVI, Cayman, the US and elsewhere. Shân Warnock-Smith QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in Re Huge Surplus Trust, relating to the interpretation of a trust which held a substantial Hong Kong business.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone BuildingsWidely experienced.’

Ranked: tier 3

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHugely bright, has a fantastic brain, and gets the detail in very complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Herbert QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHe is penetratingly intelligent, decisive, and hugely experienced.’

Ranked: tier 1

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone BuildingsHer grasp of complex probate issues is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Shân Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone BuildingsShe leads the field in offshore trust disputes.’

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

Anna Clarke - 5 Stone BuildingsExtremely good with clients, very knowledgeable and very easy to deal with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone BuildingsA standout individual.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone BuildingsA private client taxation specialist.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Rees - 5 Stone BuildingsCommands huge respect among competitors, peers and the judiciary.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone BuildingsVery knowledgeable in the field of pensions law and Inheritance Act claims.’

Ranked: tier 4

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone BuildingsVastly experienced.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael O’Sullivan - 5 Stone BuildingsHe responds promptly to queries and turns around paperwork efficiently.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone BuildingsIncredibly bright and really has a handle on the more difficult issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Patrick Rolfe - 5 Stone BuildingsResponsive, pragmatic and very knowledgeable on both commercial and residential landlord and tenant issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings is a ‘one of the strongest Chancery chambers at the Bar’, with silks and juniors who are ‘at the top of their game’. They have ‘deep knowledge’, and ‘there are no airs or graces about them’. Members handle work on a domestic and international level, with notable expertise in personal tax, trusts, probate, pensions, charities, Court of Protection and property law. ‘Nothing is too much trouble’ for the clerks, who are ‘proactive’ and ‘make sure things run smoothly’. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is ‘calm and unfailingly helpful’, and ‘values his clients’. First junior clerk Dan Coote is ‘responsive and good with fees’. Offices in: London

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