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Chambers of David Bradshaw

10 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 245 5438
Fax:
Fax 0113 242 3515
DX:
26412 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Fantastic’ set Zenith Chambers is well known for its strong offering in family law, with particular expertise in children law cases and matrimonial finance. In a testament to chambers’ strength in this area, John Hayes QC was appointed to the circuit bench in 2018. Housing, personal injury and crime are also prominent areas of instruction. The clerks are β€˜very helpful and accommodating’; key names in the team are senior family clerk Rebecca Hartley, β€˜extremely accommodating’ senior criminal clerk Karen Davis, and senior civil clerk Paul McNab, who is singled out for providing an β€˜exceptional clerking service’. Shelagh Kirkby took over as chief executive from Simon Coatsworth in 2018. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Fantastic’ set Zenith Chambers is well known for its strong offering in family law, with particular expertise in children law cases and matrimonial finance. In a testament to chambers’ strength in this area, John Hayes QC was appointed to the circuit bench in 2018. Housing, personal injury and crime are also prominent areas of instruction. The clerks are β€˜very helpful and accommodating’; key names in the team are senior family clerk Rebecca Hartley, β€˜extremely accommodating’ senior criminal clerk Karen Davis, and senior civil clerk Paul McNab, who is singled out for providing an β€˜exceptional clerking service’. Shelagh Kirkby took over as chief executive from Simon Coatsworth in 2018. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Nicola Phillipson at Zenith Chambers is a key name for Chancery matters and is well known for her expertise in Inheritance Act and probate cases.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Nicola Phillipson - Zenith Chambers β€˜A superb advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Members of Zenith Chambers’ crime team have been active in multi-handed drugs conspiracies, complex fraud, homicide and serious violence cases, among other areas.

Crime – Leading silks

Simon Kealey QC - Zenith Chambers β€˜His practice includes multi-defendant heavyweight criminal cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Geraldine Kelly - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very hardworking and an excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Worsley - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very experienced in multi-defendant fraud and drugs conspiracies.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Storey - Zenith Chambers β€˜Extremely intelligent, with a strong work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Zenith Chambers has β€˜strength in depth in the family team’, and reports a significant uptick in public law instructions. In February 2018 John Hayes QC was appointed to the circuit bench.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Aelred Hookway - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very experienced across the full range of family law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Hajimitsis - Zenith Chambers β€˜A standout performer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Clare Garnham - Zenith Chambers β€˜She has a fantastic work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dornier Whittaker - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very experienced in matrimonial finance cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Guy Swiffen - Zenith Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in children law cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jayne Pye - Zenith Chambers β€˜She has an incredible intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lewis Donnelly - Zenith Chambers β€˜A specialist in public law children work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louise McCallum - Zenith Chambers β€˜Approachable and client friendly.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marisa Allman - Zenith Chambers β€˜An impressive advocate with a serene demeanour.’

Ranked: tier 1

Roger Bickerdike - Zenith Chambers β€˜Pragmatic and focused on the key issues in a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
North Eastern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Zenith Chambers (Leeds)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Zenith Chambers’ β€˜very knowledgeable’ personal injury team reports a significant uptick in instructions from both claimants and defendants across a range of matters, including industrial disease, employers’ liability, serious/fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Andrew Wilson - Zenith Chambers β€˜Well-liked by his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gordon Exall - Zenith Chambers β€˜Noted for his experience in fatal accident cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Justin Crossley - Zenith Chambers β€˜He has a knack for explaining complex legal matters to clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Henley - Zenith Chambers β€˜He has a thorough and meticulous eye.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ruwena Khan - Zenith Chambers β€˜Highly experienced across a range of personal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Ross - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very experienced in industrial disease claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

Zenith Chambers’ property practice is made up of β€˜specialists in housing law’; members are frequently instructed in landlord and tenant disputes, homelessness and possession claims, disrepair matters and eviction cases.

Property – Leading juniors

Nicola Phillipson - Zenith Chambers β€˜Very conscientious and provides sound advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Marcus - Zenith Chambers β€˜He can easily build rapport with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Vilma Vodanovic - Zenith Chambers β€˜A robust barrister who relishes a challenge.’

Ranked: tier 1

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