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Leading Juniors

Stephen Goodfellow – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Stephen is very approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He is a very good advocate and thinks on his feet. His drafting work is also very good.’ 
Paul JosephNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is an exceptionally good advocate and has a great ability to cut through the fog and quickly identify the important issues in a case. He gives good advice, and his written work is always of a high standard.’  
Andrew LyonsRopewalk Chambers ‘Andrew is a highly tenacious yet fair advocate. He is very fair in dealings with opponents.’ 
Shilpa ShahRopewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa always keeps a cool head and provides clear and detailed advice. Her advocacy is second to none, and her quick thinking allows her to cross-examine new points raised during hearings to protect her client’s interests. She communicates well and keeps everyone informed. She goes above and beyond.’ 

Costs in Regional Bar

Ropewalk Chambers

The costs team at Ropewalk Chambers offers services across the broad spectrum of costs work, including funding arrangements, inter-parties’ disputes, regulatory issues, budgeting, and other advisory work. Andrew Lyons is currently representing a claimant in a dispute of whether an insured party can recover a solicitor’s cost in full if the solicitor instructed is off-panel. Shilpa Shah successfully acted for a defendant in an immigration case where a minor was found to have been mistreated and wrongly assessed by the Home Department.



‘Ropewalk has good strength in depth in costs litigation and advocacy.’ 

‘Ropewalk is a fine set.’ 


‘Clerks are good, efficient, and unobtrusive.’