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Leading Silks

James Morgan KCSt Philips Chambers ‘James is cool, calm, collected and extremely persuasive in the court room. His attention to detail is second to none. He is an advocate who prepares meticulously and delivers consistently high levels of service.’ 
John Randall KCSt Philips Chambers ‘John's towering strength is his ability to absorb the whole landscape of a document, pinpoint the issues and analyze them with surgical precision. He never looks down on his clients, even if they have made mistakes.’ 
Mohammed Zaman KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Mohammed is the complete package. His legal and technical skills are of the absolute highest standard, combined with great negotiation and interpersonal skills.'  

Leading Juniors

Robert MundySt Philips Chambers ‘Robert’s style is to be calm and measured. His arguments (oral and written) are extremely well-structured, thorough, and effective. He delivers all the work to deadlines and consistently produce excellent written documents and robust oral advocacy. He is a go-to candidate for all commercial litigation work.’  
Ali TabariSt Philips Chambers ‘Ali is extremely user-friendly. He is very strategic and thinks well on his feet.’  
Marc BrownSt Philips Chambers ‘Marc is able to explain complex issues in accessible detail and has attention to detail.’ 
John CampbellRopewalk Chambers ‘John is personable, presentable and a thoroughly good counsel. His advice is always very good and straight. He is a great barrister.’ 
Simon CleggSt Philips Chambers ‘Simon is excellent at assessing the commercial considerations of a case and identifying the core legal arguments. His judgement is excellent, and his drafting skills are very good.’ 
Nicholas CobillNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Nicholas is incredibly pragmatic, approachable and practical in his application of the law and his interaction with the clients.'  
Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Paul pays great attention to detail and has an impressive memory of the facts and is able to make points in simple ways with many examples. He has always been approachable and gives clear instructions. He is highly reliable and offers great support in times of difficulty.'
Mark GrantSt Philips Chambers ‘Mark is technically a very good lawyer. His approach is always clear, concise and on point, whether that is in relation to written advice, skeleton arguments, or oral submissions in court. He is good with clients.’     
Alexander HeylinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Alexander is an excellent advocate.'
Jonathan OwenRopewalk Chambers ‘Jonathan has a wealth of legal knowledge. He has always provided extremely thorough advice to clients. He has a great rapport with the clients and is a very talented advocate. His style of advocacy is very calm and considered and ultimately very effective.’  
Yasmin Yasseri – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Yamin is incredibly reliable and approachable, with meticulous attention to detail. Her quality of work is excellent, well presented and clearly well thought through. She will go the extra mile to offer guidance and assistance with new and ongoing cases. She is intelligent and very capable.'  
Olivia Chaffin-LairdNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Olivia is thorough and ensures no page is unturned. Clients trust her as a reliable barrister. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in insolvency and director disputes.'  
Andrew CharmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is incredibly bright, and one immediately feels that one has an advantage over one's opponent when he is instructed. He is also very sensible in his approach to cases, and he consistently sees the pragmatic route to resolving the case. His paperwork is excellent, and he is very responsive and approachable. He is very much my "go to" barrister.’  
Amit GuptaEnterprise Chambers 'Amit's broad experience in a number of areas has proved useful for tackling challenging client matters. His knowledge in these areas is invaluable. He quickly achieves a client's confidence and is prompt and efficient in dealing with his solicitor's queries.' 

Rising Stars

Samir AminNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Samir has the ability to grasp the facts of a matter very quickly. He is a quick thinker and is excellent on his feet. He is also very good with the clients.'  
Thomas HerbertRopewalk Chambers ‘Thomas is incredibly robust, knowledgeable, and approachable. He is always available to talk matters through and provide advice and expertise. His work is always of a very high standard and his advocacy skills are unparalleled.’  
Jason PerrinNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Jason is meticulous in his preparation and has a keen eye for detail. His advice is always pragmatic, and drafting is thorough. He is very approachable, and clients like his bedside manner.' 

Commercial litigation in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is ‘an approachable and go-to chambers’. The team has ‘numerous commercial barristers at different levels’ who regularly instruct in all types of business disputes. Mark Anderson KC was recently instructed on a matter related to government funds for apprenticeship training. Mohammed Zaman KC is currently representing a petitioner in shareholders unfair prejudice petitions involving shareholding property exceeding £20m. In July 2022 Shakil Najib was appointed to the circuit bench.

Testimonials

Set 

‘A great set.’

‘The set as a whole is friendly and sociable. It regularly provides seminars.’

‘No 5 chambers is right to the top in the Midlands.’

‘No 5 Chambers provides the best quality advice, advocacy and representation and delivers it as part of an overall service that places the client at the heart of everything they do. They are committed to providing high-level client service to the lay client and professional client.’

‘No.5 chambers is a solid and generalist set.’

‘Chambers has been responsive and professional.’   

‘A well-known, well-regarded regional set.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are excellent, professional and quick at getting back to you.’

‘Clerks are easy to deal with and will show a genuine willingness to help and recommend the right counsel, not just who is available.’

‘Prompt and always available to assist.’

‘Clerks are always available and manage diaries and expectations perfectly.’

‘The clerks are professional, speedy, and efficient. Daniel Griffiths is fantastic at dealing with matters efficiently and effectively. He knows what the lay and professional client requires and undertakes work in line with those requirements.’

‘The clerks have been responsive and professional.’  

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is a ‘strong regional commercial set for commercial disputes’ that regularly gets instructed by clients from small to multinational companies. The set handles complex and high-profile cases in the business and property courts to the highest court. James Morgan KC  get praised for his ‘excellent drafting and forensic focus on the key points in dispute’ and recently acted for a claimant seeking £4.9m damages for breach of a warranty in a share sale agreement and resisting a counterclaim for unpaid purchase. Ali Tabari successfully represented the claimant in the recovery of three loans matter which the claimant had given to the defendants during their mutual dealings in international commodities.

Testimonials

Set 

‘Good strength in depth and excellent service, very commercial in relation to fees.’ 

‘St Philips Chambers provides fantastic training sessions, and the business and property barristers are highly Knowledgeable and experienced in commercial areas.’ 

‘Very strong at all levels of seniority.’ 

‘St Philips is an excellent chamber for commercial disputes. The juniors are of extremely high quality (especially senior juniors).’ 

‘Chambers are always available to help for example when counsel is needed at short notice.’ 

Clerking 

‘Justin Luckman is an excellent senior clerk – best in business and looks after us extremely well.’ 

‘Justin Luckman is a standout commercial clerk.’ 

‘The clerks at St Philips are attentive, available, and always able to offer appropriate counsel at competitive fees. Particular praise goes to Arron Snipe, for his high level of service.’ 

‘The clerk’s room is a well-oiled machine that always manages to find the right person for the job at the right price. Arron Snipe in particular is a real credit to chambers. “Above and beyond” is Arron’s default position and he gets things organised at court as well as in chambers.’ 

‘Aaron Snipe is truly excellent. He is immensely responsive, fair and efficient.’