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Leading Silks

Richard Clayton QC - Kings ChambersAn internationally respected advocate, Richard is easily one of the most brilliant minds in this area. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law and is easy to work with. He has a charming style of advocacy and is extremely witty and is an effective and skilled advocate.
Sam Karim QC - Kings ChambersHe is an articulate, persuasive advocate and has the ability to charm litigation friends.

Leading Juniors

Simon Burrows - Kings ChambersHe is a favourite with our team.
Francesca Gardner - Kings ChambersShe is able to take a complex case and find a way to navigate through it with what seems like ease. She is methodical in her approach to advocacy, making this barrister a safe pair of hands.
Hannah Lynch - St Paul's ChambersSpecialises in special educational needs cases.
Manisha Marwaha - KBWManisha is extremely professional and prompt. She has an excellent manner with clients and is well liked by clients who she represents.
Eliza Sharron  - 39 Essex ChambersEliza is a fantastically safe pair of hands. She knows her stuff, procedurally, practically, legally and she has a calm and sensible court manner than instills confidence and aids negotiation and compromise.

Rising Stars

Arianna Kelly - Kings ChambersExcellent attention to detail. Outstanding knowledge of the Care Act. Pragmatic in approach. Very quick at picking up the key issues and facts. Sensitive to the clients needs.
Alice Richardson - Trinity Chambers 'Very creative and excellent at spotting a new point, Alice is very thorough in her work and has strong advocacy skills.'

Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights) in Regional Bar


KBW's Manisha Marwaha is an experienced practitioner in the fields of human rights, family law, and immigration, acting for both individuals and the state where claims for judicial review are brought. On the latter, instructing solicitors say Marwaha 'approaches matters with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the immigration system, and a straightforward approach with clients'.

St Paul's Chambers

St Paul's Chambers is home to Hannah Lynch, who specialises in education law matters, particularly in relation to special educational needs.

Trinity Chambers

'Extremely knowledgeable about Administrative and equality law', Trinity Chambers' rising star Alice Richardson  specialises in public law and judicial review across the housing, social welfare, community care, and prison law spaces. In recent work of note, she successfully represented the Secretary of State for Justice in a claim for judicial review concerning the release dates of prisoners repatriated to their home countries. Richardson is described as 'relaxed and calm and with a very good paper presentation of a case' and also 'knowledgeable about funding possibilities which can appear as an adjunct to many other areas'.

Kings Chambers

The public law team at Kings Chambers represents local authorities and other public bodies in judicial reviews and inquests, as well as litigating and advising on local government matters. Richard Clayton QC takes on community care, data protection and human rights work both for and against public bodies, including local government issues such as constitutional issues and elections. The 'very experiencedSimon Burrows is a 'favourite' among some instructing solicitors.