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Leading Juniors

Sofia AshrafSt Philips Chambers ‘Sofia is technically sound, especially concerning costs.’  
Georgina CurshamRopewalk Chambers ‘Georgina is a very strong all-round barrister. She is very thorough in her review and preparation of a case. In court or an inquest, she is not fazed by the complexity of a matter and stays calm even in difficult and challenging circumstances.’  
Richard GrimshawNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard is a very sharp advocate and an inscrutably fair opponent. He is an all-around impressive lawyer.’  
Thomas HerbertRopewalk Chambers ‘Thomas is exceptionally bright and very knowledgeable about the inquest process. He has a very professional and compassionate manner with clients.’  
Edward JamesRopewalk Chambers ‘Edward can address the concerns of the family sympathetically and takes on board their concerns and position. He is able to use his advocacy skills to address those key points using tenacious and succinct questions.’ 
Andrew McNamara – Ropewalk Chambers ‘Andrew has a very good grasp of the matters and issues.’  
Alexandra Pountney  - Ropewalk Chambers 'Alexandra has the ability to put families at ease and guide them through difficult times with empathy, compassion and sound legal advice. She is calm, collected and concise whilst ensuring that the necessary information is elicited from the witness.'
Shilpa Shah – Ropewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa is extremely meticulous in her preparation and goes the extra mile for clients.'
Bernard ThorogoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Bernard's preparation is peerless, and he will put the hard yards into preparing the case. He has a smooth but extremely rigorous style and usually gets what he wants from judges and coroners.’ 
Elizabeth Tremayne - Lex Novus 'Elizabeth is immensely bright and a razor-sharp strategist. She is brilliant at anticipating the next moves of judges and opponents in very complex, difficult cases. Her advocacy is second to none - silk-level quality. She reads the room expertly and is very skilled at tailoring her style to the particular judicial audience.'

Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar

Ropewalk Chambers

Ropewalk Chambers is a ‘go-to chambers in Nottingham’ whose members provide a ‘very high standard of service’ in inquests and inquiries relating to deaths in custody, psychiatric institutions and medical care. Georgina Cursham acted for the family in an inquest into the death of a severely disabled young man, who drowned in a reservoir while under the supervision of a day centre care worker, while Edward James represented a family in an inquest into the death of a man, who took his own life using a pneumatic drill while receiving outpatient psychological care. Thomas Herbert is praised as ‘well-prepared and thoughtful in his questioning of witnesses’.


‘Tony Hill cannot do enough to help – he goes above and beyond.’

‘Clerks provide excellent backup to counsel. The clerks are well led by Tony Hill, who is very personable and responsive.’

‘Every barrister is helpful, reliable and strong in their advice and advocacy.’

‘Ropewalk Chambers is of an excellent standard, and the level of their service is consistently high.’