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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson KC – No5 Barristers’ ChambersMark’s presence in the court room, his rapport with judges, and stature as a legal heavyweight is quickly and clearly evident.

Leading Juniors

John Brennan - St Philips ChambersStrong in every respect. Only downside is that his skill means his services are in high demand.
Ian Bridge – No5 Barristers’ ChambersIan’s great strength is his ability to empathise with his clients and make them feel that he is absolutely on their side.
Angus Burden – No5 Barristers’ ChambersAngus is extremely skilled in analysing and advising on complex matters while also excelling in his advocacy. He is that rare breed of barrister who delivers great advice and is superb on his feet.
Andrew Charman - St Philips ChambersCounsel out of the top draw. Excellent written work and strong advocate; very responsive; real expertise and knowledge of his area.
Louise Corfield – No5 Barristers’ ChambersLouise has all of the primary attributes (technical knowledge, accomplished advocacy and superb drafting skills) but what sets her apart is her strategic focus and ability to connect with clients.
Gavin McLeod - St Philips ChambersGood on his feet and with a disarming advocacy style. Excellent with lay clients, especially when dealing with difficult or emotive issues arising in the course of Chancery work.
David Mitchell – No5 Barristers’ ChambersDavid is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to contentious probate work. His written pleadings are technically excellent and persuasive.
Lydia Pemberton - 3PBLydia is very clever and driven and exceptionally hardworking. She leaves no stone unturned in her research and is always going the extra mile to try to find an additional, or improved argument for her clients.
Alexander HeylinNo5 Barristers’ ChambersAlex is very likeable and delightful to work with. He has a broad experience, but really excels in complex disputes involving fraud or breach of duty. His knowledge of the offshore financial industry and US financial industry is a real asset.

Rising Stars

Samir Amin – No5 Barristers’ ChambersSamir gets to grips with matters promptly and provides very clear and thorough advice upon the options that may be able to obtain a resolution.
Imogen Halstead – No5 Barristers’ ChambersRobust, dependable and pragmatic advice. Excellent with clients in conference.
Oliver Ingham3PBOliver is very conscientious; he knows his subject area backwards. He always makes himself available when you need him. We have a lot of trust for him and he operates at a far higher level than his relatively modest number of years call would indicate.

Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

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 KC. Alexander Heylin contributes offshore expertise.



‘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

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 KC’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.’