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Leading Silks

John Randall KCSt Philips Chambers ‘John is a powerful and persuasive advocate who is well-respected by opponents and judges alike. He is a good person to have in your corner.’

Leading Juniors

Michelle Caney –St Philips Chambers ‘Michelle is very clear in her advice and is great at cutting to the heart of matters and dealing with emotional clients.’ 
Tom CarterRopewalk Chambers 'Tom is very experienced and knowledgeable.'
Louise Corfield  – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Louise has excellent knowledge of the law and is approachable and helpful. She is incredibly methodical in the way she handles her cases, but she is practical too.’ 
David TaylorNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘David is thorough and meticulous, and provides sound and reasoned advice. His knowledge of the law is second-to-none and his strategic and commercial acumen is very strong.’ 
Anthony VerduynSt Philips Chambers ‘Anthony has excellent knowledge of a range of legal issues. A real team player.'
Tony Watkin - No5 Barristers' Chambers ‘Tony has unsurpassed attention to detail. He knows every aspect of the case but maintains the overall view needed to make smart tactical decisions.'
Christopher BuckinghamSt Philips Chambers ‘Christopher is technically very strong, does great paperwork and provides clear advice. He has the ear of the court.’ 
John Campbell – New Square Chambers ‘John provides effective, clear and concise advice. He follows that through to trial and is always ready for combat in the courtroom.’ 
Imogen HalsteadNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Imogen is extremely approachable and helpful and finds practical solutions to cases wherever possible. She has an excellent knowledge of the law and is prepared to find the settlement in cases that appear as unable to be settled.’ 
Gavin McLeodSt Philips Chambers ‘Gavin is meticulous in his attention to detail. His advice is well-thought-out and substantiated by the most up-to-date authorities, whilst being clear and readily understandable to the client. He is extremely well-prepared when approaching trial and presents each case with clarity and persuasion.’ 
Anya NewmanSt Philips Chambers ‘Anya has excellent technical knowledge and attention to detail. She can explain complicated technical issues to clients in such a way that they understand the key points and considerations in a case.’  
David Nuttall – St Philips Chambers ‘David is an extremely bright individual who grasps points quickly and who can cut straight to the point. He can produce advice which is clear and concise.’ 
Emma WilliamsNo5 Barristers’ Chambers 'Emma is knowledgeable and will take the time to research case law and legislation as well as focus on the practical matter at hand. She is well-spoken, approachable and helpful.'

Rising Stars

John Aldis – St Philips Chambers ‘John is very thorough and well-reasoned. He is a careful and effective advocate with in-depth knowledge of the relevant evidence and applicable law.’ 
Harry MarriottSt Philips Chambers ‘Harry has an excellent manner with clients and puts them at ease. He is quick to respond to queries and excellent at identifying the key issues in a case.’

Property and construction in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is praised for its ‘great strength in depth’ when it comes to advising on the full spectrum of property law, including both commercial and residential sites. Mark Anderson KC has longstanding experience of handling property disputes and is currently acting in a high-value dispute, Loveridge v Loveridge, related to the ownership and management of caravan sites, in the Court of Appeal. Louise Corfield is praised for her ‘concise and direct advice’ and secured a successful settlement in Bradshaw v Bradshaw, a complex land ownership case. The ‘calm and brilliant’ advocate David Taylor has significant expertise in handling landlord and tenant-related matters. Tony Watkin has joined the team.


‘Daniel Griffiths is always responsive and courteous.’

‘Great service of clerks, James Wackett and Jordan Zaza in particular.’

‘No5 has a broad range of barristers.’

‘No5 Barristers Chambers has a strong level of expertise & availability of good quality counsel.’

‘No5 is a go-to chambers. The set offers expertise in all aspects of contentious legal work and has counsel available at a range of differing experience and knowledge levels.’


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St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers is ‘an excellent set with very capable counsel’ who advise domestic and international clients on a range of property law. John Randall KC has ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of property law’ and is currently acting in Cayman Shores Development Ltd v Registrar of Lands, a high-profile property rights dispute in the Cayman Islands, while John Brennan successfully acted on behalf of a commercial development owner in GHC Global Holdings Ltd v MK Builders Merchants Ltd, a land recovery claim. The ‘thorough and authoritative’ advocate Anthony Verduyn has extensive experience of property litigation, and John Aldis specialises in boundaries disputes and adverse possession cases. Michelle Caney joined the team in August 2023.


‘Service from the clerks is excellent, particularly Arron Snipe.’

‘Arron Snipe provides a very good clerking service.’

‘St Philips Chambers’ barristers are exceptional at what they do.’

‘St Philips Chambers is one of the best sets in the Midlands.’

‘The clerks are extremely helpful, friendly and proactive. They answer the phone and quickly react to queries.’

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Ropewalk Chambers

Ropewalk Chambers is instructed in property law-related matters by a broad range of clients, ranging from individuals and small businesses and big multinational corporations. Key areas of strength include land transactions, agricultural law, mortgages, conveyancing disputes, boundary disputes, and applications to the land registry. Tom Carter is well known for his experience in handling high-profile and complex Japanese knotweed cases. John Campbell moved to New Square Chambers in August 2023.


‘Ropewalk Chambers offers a very good service covering Nottingham and the Midlands, and is a go-to set.’


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St Ives Chambers

St Ives Chambers‘ team is known for its ability to advise on ‘all disciplines of property law, with a particular strength in property litigation’Harry Marriott is praised for his ‘excellent drafting and advocacy skills’.


‘Ross Hands and the rest of the team are always on hand to help and provide solutions, particularly at short-notice.’

‘Ross Hands is unparalleled in his client care.’

‘St Ives Chambers is a go-to chambers, particularly relating to claims in the West Midlands.’

‘St Ives Chambers is a first choice for local chambers. It offers very experienced counsel and juniors.’

‘St Ives Chambers always provides a fantastic service and is a go-to set. Their property litigation expertise is significant and they provide excellent training opportunities.’

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