Leading Juniors

Margaret Griffin - Enterprise ChambersMargaret is a strong advocate and a tough negotiator, and combines these skills with an excellent client manner which instills great confidence.
Sarah Harrison - Parklane PlowdenSarah is brilliant - great to work with, very reassuring to have on your side, practical and commercial. A real expert.
Sean Kelly - Parklane PlowdenHe has detailed knowledge of the law and analyses the facts thoroughly and quickly. His advice to clients is strong and practical.
Nicola Phillipson - Parklane PlowdenNicola is extremely pragmatic in her advice. A master in developing a clear strategy from the outset with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law in this area. She will go the extra mile.
David Rose - Park Square Barristers Ltd.David is a strong negotiator with a formidable knowledge of contentious probate, trusts and Chancery matters. He is as comfortable on his feet as he is providing written advice.
Dominic Crossley - Enterprise ChambersDominic's calm and measured manner is always well received. He is excellent on his feet and never flustered. He is always very well prepared.
Elizabeth Darlington - Parklane PlowdenElizabeth is very knowledgeable on cohabitation disputes and TOLATA cases, and very measured in the advice she gives. Her client manner is very good and her presentation skills are a real strength.
Chris Dunk - Enterprise ChambersA well organised and thorough barrister with the ability to liaise well with clients.
Simon Goldberg - Trinity ChambersA standout performer. Very personable and supportive.
Stephanie Jarron - Enterprise ChambersShe has an encyclopedic knowledge of disputed probate matters. An accomplished advocate with a very talented eye for detail. She is not to be underestimated.
Marisa Lloyd - Parklane PlowdenMarisa's advocacy skills are incredible. She understands and gets to the root of issues quickly.
Anna Metcalfe - Parklane PlowdenA safe pair of hands. She is very thorough and responsive, and provides good pragmatic advice.
Jonathan Rodger - Trinity ChambersHe is approachable and has a keen eye for detail which always has the client’s best interests in mind. Very reliable and good on his feet.
Cait Sweeney - Parklane PlowdenCait is something of a smiling assassin who gets results not by being aggressive and difficult but by building trust with the court as a result of sensible, clear and concise submissions. As a consequence opponents may not see her coming, which is a great advantage to her clients. Very practical and commercial outlook.

Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden's Chancery, probate and tax team has 'good strength in depth, with specialist barristers at all levels', and is noted for its 'particular and growing strength in the area of probate and trust work'. The 'formidable' Sarah Harrison is regularly instructed in Inheritance Act claims, and recently acted in a case involving contested deputyship proceedings between a solicitor and a trust corporation, which was a subsidiary of the charity listed as the residuary beneficiary in the will. Nicola Phillipson is 'well-respected by the judiciary and a tenacious and persuasive advocate'. In a recent highlight, Phillipson successfully defended a client in a case where the validity of a will was challenged on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence on the side of the client, who was a beneficiary of the will.

Testimonials

Set

A well organised set‘.

Parklane Plowden always has quality counsel available even at very short notice‘.

The quality of the barristers, across all levels of seniority, is excellent‘.

Clerking

The clerks have everything under control. They know their barristers well‘.

Stephen Render is an outstanding clerk. He is responsive, helpful and organised‘.

Stephen Render relishes the opportunity to get to know every solicitor personally. Very approachable and down-to-earth‘.

Enterprise Chambers

Enterprise Chambers is an 'excellent set giving a specialist commercial and Chancery service to the North Eastern Circuit'. The team has established strength in handling Inheritance Act claims and probate and trusts work; the 'absolutely excellent' Stephanie Jarron and the 'fearless' Margaret Griffin have noted expertise in contentious probate matters. Griffin is acting in a ongoing case involving a dispute over the validity of a will. Dominic Crossley is singled out for 'his superb technical knowledge in relation to trust law'. Chris Dunk is another key practitioner to note.

Testimonials

Set

Enterprise Chambers has a good number of barristers in this field who undertake this work with skill and care‘.

Brilliant, effective and efficient‘.

A grounded set‘.

Clerking

The clerks are of the highest calibre. Responsive and solution driven‘.

The clerks are so friendly and lovely to deal with‘.

Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall are first rate: very quick to respond, nothing is a problem and they always find a solution‘.

Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall will always go the extra mile‘.

Joanne Caunt is always helpful and will sort out any enquiries within a matter of minutes. She is reliable, efficient and friendly‘.