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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and measured in approach; he brings intelligence and gravitas to all his cases.
James Morgan QC - St Philips ChambersClear, effective and gets things done.
John Randall QC - St Philips ChambersHis intelligence, articulation and commercial mindset make him one of the most sought-after silks in the region.
Mohammed Zaman QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA persuasive and confident advocate with a practical and commercial approach.

Leading Juniors

Marc Brown - St Philips ChambersApproachable and down-to-earth, with an outstanding intellectual background.
Andrew Charman - St Philips ChambersA great strategist who is particularly experienced in shareholder disputes and quasi-partnership matters.
Amit Gupta - Enterprise ChambersBoth practical and thorough, with a straightforward communication style that endears him to clients.
Kate Rogers - Radcliffe ChambersShe combines excellent attention to detail with a very good grasp of technical insolvency matters.
Matthew Weaver - Radcliffe Chambers 'Matt is a preferred barrister for us and our clients.  He is truly experienced in the cases we have and can always bring his intellectual power and experience to the work we instruct on.  Judges are warm to him, he is quick thinking on his feet and has been strong on highly intellectual test cases we have worked on together.  He has the added quality of being very likeable and not pretentious which is a huge draw for our client base.'
Yasmin Yasseri - No5 Barristers ChambersVery commercially astute, with strong advocacy skills and great tactical awareness.
Paul Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersFocused on the details but avoids being drawn into the irrelevant aspects of cases.
Mark Grant - St Philips ChambersA safe pair of hands who understands the pressures solicitors face and takes on work beyond his year of call.
Robert Mundy - St Philips ChambersResourceful, clear and logical in advocacy and written work.
Shakil Najib - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm and assured in court, with a real eye for detail and technical skill.

Company and insolvency in Regional Bar

Enterprise Chambers

The 'personable, helpful and knowledgeableAmit Gupta is a key name at Enterprise Chambers for insolvency work. In one recent wrongful trading and misfeasance claim, he represented claimant liquidators in a case arising out of the sale of a company which could not avoid bankruptcy, a fact which the sellers allegedly failed to disclose.

Radcliffe Chambers

Kate Rogers remains a strong presence for insolvency work on the Midland circuit, having joined Radcliffe Chambers from St Philips Chambers in 2018. She specialises in insolvency work, but also undertakes shareholder dispute cases, recently appearing  on behalf of a minority shareholder in a £4m company bringing an unfair prejudice petition claim, as well as defending a counterclaim for conspiracy.

No5 Barristers Chambers

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a company and insolvency team with a strong presence in some of the region's most complex cases. Mohammed Zaman QC and Mark Anderson QC are highly recommended for complex shareholder and director disputes, with Zaman QC having recently defended the former chairman of Northampton Football Club in relation to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and preferential payments worth in excess of £4m, and Anderson QC representing a client asserting a beneficial interest in the shares of a series of property companies that had been sold off in a time of mental health difficulties. On the insolvency side, Yasmin Yasseri is highly recommended, along with Shakil Najib and Paul Dean.

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is praised by clients for its insolvency practice, which has the capacity to 'offer solicitors a range of options with good service at all levels' and is described by some as 'the leading set for insolvency work in Birmingham'. Senior members such as John Randall QC and James Morgan QC are highly active in the field of company law, with recent cases involving misfeasance claims and shareholder disputes. From the junior ranks, Marc Brown is a key name to note, with a practice that focuses primarily on both corporate and personal insolvencies, with recent work including the annulment of the bankrupcy, stretching back to 2013, of an individual with significant rural property assets.