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Leading Juniors

Michelle Caney –St Philips Chambers ‘Michelle is an excellent all-round barrister. Her advocacy skills are second-to-none.’ 
Annabel Heath – 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square ‘Annabel is a dedicated barrister, impressively knowledgeable and a strong advocate. Her written work and spoken advocacy is always thoroughly prepared and excellently researched.’
Tom Lawal - St Ives Chambers 'Tom is intelligent, articulate and has great people skills. He is enthusiastic about any case he is instructed on and instantly becomes part of the team. He is a star on his feet and commands the courtroom.'
Jonathan Manning - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square 'Jonathan is very experienced and a very good advocate. He presents a case intelligently, clearly and confidently. '
Anya Newman - St Philips Chambers ‘Anya is a strong and tenacious advocate. She is an excellent technical lawyer and an outstanding trial advocate; meticulously prepared, determined in cross-examination, she can read the room and tailor her approach accordingly.’
Oliver NunnKCH Garden Square ‘Oliver has excellent attention to detail and can be relied upon to give clear, concise and sound advice. He is a competent advocate who strives to achieve the best possible outcome.’ 
Tom Russell – KCH Garden Square ‘Tom is a commercially astute barrister who takes a very practical approach to litigation. His advice is clear and concise.’ 
Michael SingletonSt Ives Chambers ‘Michael is extremely knowledgeable and has vast experience in the social housing sector. He is technically excellent.’ 
Jane TalbotSt Ives Chambers ‘Jane is knowledgeable and composed. She is confident and assured with her cases and submissions. She is always on hand to provide advice and assistance where she can, and always offers practical advice and solutions.’ 

Rising Stars

Aadhithya AnbahanSt Ives ChambersAadhithya always goes the extra mile to help clients. She is approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, and robust in her advice. Her practical approach to cases provides invaluable aid to clients.’
Ben ChapmanKCH Garden Square ‘Ben has excellent communication skills. He is prompt, clear, accurate and helpful. He has a lovely, calm and reassuring manner with clients. He inspires the utmost confidence that he has read everything and is on top of their case.’

Social housing in Regional Bar

St Ives Chambers

St Ives Chambers has ‘great quality and depth of knowledge on social housing issues’ and advises on anti-social behaviour, homelessness applications and unlawful eviction. Practice head Michael Singleton is ‘very knowledgeable and thoroughly prepared’.


‘Ross Hands and the team are excellent. The team is approachable and always helpful.’

‘The civil clerks are wonderful. Accommodating and very open about any reasons as to why counsel may not be available.’

‘St Ives Chambers offers a fantastic approachable service with exceptional barristers in their set.’

‘St Ives Chambers is a strong set with great barristers.’

‘St Ives Chambers is a highly reputable set with a variety of training programmes available and highly skilled advocates who all hold themselves to a very high standard.’

KCH Garden Square

KCH Garden Square is home to a ‘wide range of knowledgeable and approachable’ barristers. Oliver Nunn is ‘extremely knowledgeable in this area’ and specialises in injunctions, committals and closure orders on behalf of local authorities. Tom Russell has a ‘very pragmatic approach’ and regularly appears in property litigation cases before the High Court and County Courts. Rising star Ben Chapman is ‘always well-prepared with great attention to detail’, and successfully secured an anti-social behaviour injunction for a housing group.


‘The clerks are extremely helpful and responsive both via email and telephone. In particular, Stuart Walker will go out of his way to assist in any way he can.’

‘Stuart Walker is brilliant – always responsive and helpful.’

‘KCH Garden Square is a strong set with very helpful clerks who go above and beyond.’

‘KCH Garden Square offers a wide variety of skilled barristers across all levels of seniority. All counsel are approachable.’

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