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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Mark is exceptionally sharp, calm, and rational. He is able to devise very good strategies and gives clients a real reassuring presence.’
John Randall KCSt Philips Chambers ‘John is the go-to silk for heavy corporate litigation in both Birmingham and London. He is a real polymath across many areas of law. He is peerless, fearless and is always the right choice for big cases.’  

Leading Juniors

Christopher BuckinghamSt Philips Chambers ‘Christopher is highly knowledgeable and good with clients.’ 
John BrennanSt Philips Chambers ‘John has a keen intellectual grasp of the subject and is thorough in his advice and paperwork. He puts forward his client's case effectively in court and is sharp on cross-examination.’  
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Ian is a very capable advocate and possesses a wealth of experience in complex and heavy fraud cases as well as other disciplines. He is excellent with clients and always very approachable to solicitors. He is a very capable leading junior, who can go head-to-head with Queen's counsel. He has a broad level of expertise - civil commercial, regulatory, and complex crime.’
Angus Burden – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Angus is a superb intellect, very strong on detail and technical issues and a skilled advocate. He is able to explain complex issues to clients in a very straightforward manner. He is undoubtedly one of the best contentious trust and probate barristers in the regions.’
Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is a counsel of exceptional ability and experience. His ability to handle complex matters inspires great confidence and ensures that his clients receive the very best service. In matters of high value and complexity his instruction is essential to a successful outcome.’ 
Louise Corfield – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise is very savvy, clever, tactical, and insightful. She is good on her feet and gives reliable and succinct advice.’  
Gavin McLeodSt Philips Chambers ‘Gavin is extremely diligent, and he will properly consider everything and do a thorough and well-considered job. He is also very bright and wonderfully personable. He is an excellent and user-friendly barrister all round.’ 
Lydia PembertonSelborne Chambers ‘Lydia is very user friendly and accessible. She is very focused on the practicalities and commercial aspects of a dispute.’
Rebecca Keeves – Cornwall Street Barristers ‘Rebecca is always thoroughly prepared and grasps the important issues of the most complex cases with ease. She is a persuasive and skilled advocate who never fails to impress.’  
Imogen Halstead – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Imogen provides robust advice, has excellent advocacy and communication with clients.’  

Rising Stars

Samir Amin – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir provides clear and pragmatic advice. He is very good with clients. He has an ability to drill down to the issues in question and provide solutions.' 
Oliver Ingham3PB ‘Oliver is hard-working, diligent, and thorough as well as being sympathetic to clients in difficult circumstances. He is responsive and approachable.’
Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jason is very intelligent, and his written work is very accurate. He seems to have a very good rapport with judges who like the logical approach he takes. He is not afraid to 'tell it straight' either to client or instructing solicitor.’ 

Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers Chambers is an ‘excellent set’ with ‘super-wide coverage’ of all contentious and non-contentious matters, including probate, estate administration, trusts, and taxation. Mark Anderson KC recently handled a shareholder dispute concerning the ownership and management of a business empire worth over £50m and is known for his ‘patient style of advocacy’. Alexander Heylin successfully represented a claimant, a Russian company, in a claim above £3m against an English LLP. Experts in inheritance and property matters, Samir Amin and Jason Perrin are notable names at the junior end of chambers.

Testimonials

Set

‘The set as a whole has very experienced barristers.’

‘No 5 Chambers the best set in Birmingham.’

‘No 5 Chambers is particularly strong in this area, with a very good group of senior counsel. It is also able to offer experience at a more junior level that equals that of junior London counsel.’

‘The chambers has a great strength in depth. It is able to offer counsel specific to client’s requirements.’

‘A good set with a growing Chancery reputation.’

Clerking

‘Good fast service. James Wackett, in particular, is extremely helpful.’

‘They are excellent and good out of their way to be helpful.’

‘Very accommodating, understanding and accessible.’

‘Very quick to respond. Friendly and approachable and try and find the right barrister for the right case.’

‘The clerks at No5 are fantastic. Mitchell Nash is superb, very friendly, responsive and provides an excellent service.’

‘The clerks are great. James Wackett is especially helpful.’

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is ‘a tremendous commercial set with a number of talented barristers and a strong clerking team’. John Randall KC, who is ‘extremely hard-working’ with an ‘excellent tactical brain,’ recently represented several property owners from the Cayman Islands in a land registry dispute. Andrew Charman successfully represented the estate of a deceased sole shareholder of a private company to obtain rectification of the register of shareholders for the appointment of a new director.

Testimonials

Set 

‘A strong set- with a range of counsel of varying levels of seniority.’ 

‘Chambers as a whole are well organised.’ 

‘St Philips Chambers is a strong regional set.’ 

‘St Philips Chambers is consistently operating at the top of the profession.  It is diverse and inclusive in all respects.’ 

‘St Philips is the best set in Birmingham.’ 

Clerking  

‘Clerks are excellent, particularly Arron Snipe, who is always efficient and diligent in his engagements.’ 

‘Responsive and effective.’ 

‘Justin Luckman is always exceptionally helpful.’  

‘The clerks are a real asset to St Philips, especially Arron Snipe, is a key to building relationships between solicitors and barristers. He will often go out of his way to ensure counsel is available and has no hesitation in suggesting alternative counsel if time is of the essence for a particular brief. He is calm and proactive, especially when an urgent matter needs to be listed in Court and will ensure matters are listed within 72 hours (sometimes sooner) if necessary.’ 

‘Justin Luckman is very responsive and is the driving force behind St Philips’ success.’ 

‘The clerks’ room is a well-oiled machine that always finds the right person for the job at the right price. Arron Snipe is a real credit to chambers. He gets things organised at court as well as in chambers.’ 

3PB

3PB’s rising star Oliver Ingham is praised for his ‘good judgment and the ability to argue difficult cases’ and successfully acted for a disabled adult child concerning an estate worth £1m.

Testimonials

Set 

‘3PB barristers have a number of good practitioners, particularly in land and land related matters.’ 

‘3PB delivers a high-quality service across a broad range of areas of law.’ 

‘Chambers has strong practice in probate matters and a range of able barristers working in that field who are able, professional and trustworthy.’ 

Clerking 

‘Clerks are very efficient and provide good service.’ 

‘All clerksare very helpful and friendly.’

‘Clerks at 3PB are the best in the industry. All are very friendly and contactable.’