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  1. Company – Leading sets
  2. Company – Leading silks
  3. Company – 2016 silks
  4. Company – 2017 silks
  5. Company – Leading juniors
  6. Partnership – Leading sets
  7. Partnership – Leading silks
  8. Partnership – Leading juniors

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Partnership – Leading silks

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At 4 Stone Buildings β€˜one never comes across a member of chambers who is anything other than very clever, hardworking and a team player’. The set has a track record of appearing in high-profile and complex company litigation, and recently demonstrated its capabilities through multiple members’ involvement in Autonomy v Dr Michael Lynch and Peak Hotels and Resorts v Tarek Investments and others.George Bompas QC was also successful for the respondent in Re MF Global UK.

Considered as a β€˜go-to’ set, Enterprise Chambers β€˜has a great range of counsel available, both in terms of year of call and expertise’. Members continue to be instructed on headline company cases, with recent notable experience including Lemma Europe Insurance Co v Trusselle and others in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, and Blindley Heath Investments Ltd v Bass and others.

Erskine Chambers is β€˜the clear leader in company law with a first-rate clerking team’. Members continue to appear in the market’s headline cases year on year and are also adept at advising on corporate transactions. Mezhprombank v Pugachev is a particular litigation highlight, involving multiple members of the set.

Maitland Chambers is β€˜a reliable set with an excellent reputation for commercial Chancery work’. Members appeared on both sides in FHR v Mankarious, in which Christopher Pymont QC was successful in a breach of trust claim against Matthew Collings QC, and Christopher Parker QC led Rebecca Page in the Supreme Court case of Bilta v Jetivia (Michael Gibbon QC acted for HMRC as an intervener).

New Square Chambers is β€˜a stellar set, well-known to the commercial Chancery world, especially in the offshore context’. Barristers regularly appear for directors and shareholders in unfair prejudice, directors’ disqualification and breach of duty claims, and also advise on capital reduction and schemes of arrangement.

Partnership Counsel is the β€˜pre-eminent partnership set’ with a β€˜brilliant service culture’. Standout recent cases include Benge v Benge, where Roderick I’Anson Banks is representing the claimant in a family partnership dispute.

Serle Court is β€˜head and shoulders above its peers for commercial Chancery work; from juniors to silks, the set fields first-rate advisers, who also pull their weight as part of a team’. With strengths across company and partnership matters, members have been involved in high-profile cases including Re Burberry Group, Griffith v Gourgey and Re Spartan Capital.

South Square is β€˜an undoubtedly strong set’ with clerks who are β€˜an asset to chambers’. Members have substantial experience in the UK and offshore, and notable case examples include the Nortel administration and Jinpeng v Peak Hotels.

Ten Old Square is β€˜an excellent all-round Chancery set, with clerks who take a sensible approach.’ Members regularly advise managing partners of law firms and accountancy firms and consistently appear in high-profile partnership disputes.

Wilberforce Chambers is a set that β€˜continues to go from strength to strength’. Recent case highlights include Gulf Hibiscus v Lime Petroleum, a hostile minority shareholder derivative application, which was the first of its kind to be heard in the Isle of Man.

β€˜The quality of counsel at all levels is outstanding’ at XXIV Old Buildings. Members are particularly well known for their expertise in company disputes with an international dimension, and four were recently involved in the Carlyle Capital Corporation litigation arising from the failure of a US hedge fund incorporated in Guernsey.

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