The Chancery team at No5 Barristers Chambers has ‘clerks that are quick, responsive, and helpful, and barristers that are very knowledgeable and reliable’. The set maintains a strong position across all areas with particular expertise in contentious probate, estate administration and trusts. Rising stars Imogen Halstead and Samir Amin continue to build expertise in within the inheritance and property spheres. Complex traditional chancery work in the Business and Property Courts is regularly done by senior members of chambers including Mark Anderson QC. Alexander Heylin contributes offshore expertise.
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‘Excellent set for this type of work. Good strength in depth, ranging from junior to senior and diversity in terms of style and skill set.’
‘No5 Chambers are the leading set in the Midlands. They have strength in depth in contentious trust and probate matters.’
‘Great strength in depth amongst the whole set, and they will always find counsel available to suit our needs.’
‘The clerks are very attentive and thorough, and really look after us.’
‘The clerks are quick, responsive and helpful. ‘
‘James Wackett is fantastic. He knows the industry very well and works closely with solicitors to ensure that clients are represented in court by the right barrister.’
St Philips Chambers’ chancery offering provides a number of highly-recommended individuals who are regularly instructed on Inheritance Act claims and other contentious matters. John Randall QC’s recent instructions include work in the Cayman Islands, a number of property owners in a dispute over land registration before the Financial Services Division. Andrew Charman’s recent work involves acting for a petitioner in a s994 unfair prejudice petition.
‘This set have offered significant support in the form of webinars over the pandemic period, which has proven invaluable to solicitors working from home such as myself. I have never experienced an issue with availability of Counsel.’
‘The clerks are responsive and act with a necessary degree of urgency when requested. I have never experienced an issue with the service as whole. ‘
3PB ’s Lydia Pemberton is a specialist in contentious probate matters, with significance experience in TLATA cases. Recent instructions include Inheritance Act 1975 claims, will validity challenges and claims arising in relation to the administration of estates. Rising star Oliver Ingham ’s practice specialises in traditional Chancery litigation, with an emphasis on Inheritance Act claims, with one recent highlight involving defending a claim based on acquiescence estoppel.
‘3PB is a good set with a broad range of expertise. They are always willing to deliver training and seminars.’
‘The clerks at 3PB are very good to work with and always willing to help. James Parks will always go that extra mile to assist.’