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2020 Silks

Louis Doyle QC - Kings ChambersA highly recommended new silk.

Leading Juniors

Hugo Groves - Enterprise ChambersA go-to for business, partnership and commercial disputes.
Charles Holland - Trinity ChambersHe is very thorough, his attention to details is great and goes the extra mile. He is very reliable and his knowledge is outstanding.
Andrew Latimer - Kings ChambersAndrew is very much a star and someone we would highly recommend. He is very good on paperwork and a first-class advocate.
Jamie Morgan - Trinity ChambersJamie is very thorough and well-prepared. His paperwork is always very clear and phrased in ways which are easily understood by our clients. He is also a very strong advocate and not afraid to tell clients if their claim has any weaknesses. His ability to relate to clients in conference and when acting for them is also a particular strength.
David Went - Exchange ChambersVery proactive with a commercial approach to cases, backed-up with a thorough knowledge of the law. Very analytical approach to issues and a problem solver. Very pleasant to work with and a very keen analytical mind.
Kelly Bond - Enterprise ChambersKelly is particularly observant and organised. It is clear that she always prepares thoroughly before meeting with any client. She is friendly and approachable – our clients often feel at ease being with her. She is caring but confident and this often shines through. It is clear she always has the clients best interests in mind and this is shown through the work she produces.
Eleanor D'Arcy - Kings ChambersShe is excellent in court, on paper, and in conference.
Helen Gardiner - Kings ChambersI am always impressed with the way in which Helen can marshal the relevant facts and communicate her advice in an accessible manner. Helen is brilliant with clients and can instantly build up a rapport which puts the client at ease.
Simon Goldberg - Trinity ChambersSimon is very accomplished both on paper and on his feet and is very "user-friendly" with clients. His advice is always very clear and to the point and he is not afraid to be forthright and direct with clients when needed.
Margaret Griffin - Enterprise ChambersMargaret finds answers where others wouldn't. She is tenacious beyond expectation and always goes above and beyond. She is simply the best.
Duncan Heath - Enterprise ChambersDuncan is first class and a pleasure to deal with; he is both extremely approachable and technically excellent. He also has a particularly calm and measured manner which clients find very reassuring, whether in Court or in a mediation setting.
Sean Kelly - Parklane Plowden A calm and measured approach to instructions. Advice is always clear and straight to the point. Unflappable. Delivers excellent pleadings and documents which are concise and strike to the heart of the issues.
James Kemp - Trinity ChambersJames is a meticulous barrister providing advice clearly and constructively. He has a way with clients making them feel comfortable and confident in his ability to deal with the case head on. His strengths in matters concerning costs in civil proceedings and evidence to provide to the court to advance the case is very thorough.
Matthew Maddison - Enterprise ChambersExcellent bedside manner. Calm, unflappable, very broad expertise, fantastic intellect, very quick to pick up points, excellent draftsman. He is knowledgeable, meticulous, considered, prepared, and effective.
Stuart Roberts - Parklane PlowdenPersonable, practical and confident.
Jonathan Rodger - Trinity ChambersJonathan is very good at articulating the situation and responding with ease. He has a good relationship with both the solicitor and the clients. He is approachable and has a keen eye for detail which always has the client’s best interests in mind. He is very reliable and we would often use him as our go to barrister.
Richard Stubbs - Trinity ChambersRichard has an excellent range of knowledge on all civil disputes and the clients feel very at ease as to how he delivers his advice and assistance. Very diligent and thorough. Excellent manner with clients and in terms of the delivery of his advice. Client focused and user friendly. Very good advocate.
Eleanor Temple - Kings ChambersEleanor is very capable - good at what she does and advocacy (with great charm) but also a good presenter and networker. Nothing seems to phase her.
Antoine Tinnion - Trinity ChambersHe is concise, a superb draftsman, and a very able Advocate. He will go the extra mile with clients directly, inevitably puts them at ease, and is very effective at managing expectations.
Cristín Toman - Enterprise ChambersShe is approachable and flexible. Cristin makes herself available to her instructing solicitors from the outset and immerses herself fully in the case.
Alfred Weiss - Exchange ChambersAlfred is a very clear and concise barrister. Some Barristers will often tell you what you want to hear but Alfie does not do that. I have obtained written advice from him on commercial litigation matters which is exceptional.

Commercial litigation in Regional Bar

Exchange Chambers

At Exchange ChambersDavid Went has a practice across the gamut of competition law, including merger control, cartels, dominance, and State Aid. He is instructed in Road Haulage Association Limited v MAN SE and Others, a collective proceeding valued at over £1bn before the Competition Appeal Tribunal against the major European truck manufacturers who engaged in a price-fixing cartel over a 14-year period. Alfred Weiss is an experienced junior with a broad commercial disputes practice, instructed in litigation and arbitration proceedings, and he is particularly known for his expertise in shareholder and partnership disputes.

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden's members have broad experience in commercial disputes, including contract disputes, guarantee and warranty claims, insurance claims, shareholders disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, injunctions, and fraud, among others. In recent instructions of note, Sean Kelly is acting for the claimant, a solicitors' firm, in the recovery of money allegedly mis-appropriated by its former directors. Stuart Roberts is defending a £450,000 claim based on breach of warranty in a business sale agreement, for a hotel and restaurant business.

Enterprise Chambers

Enterprise Chambers has 'very high-quality practitioners' who cover the breadth of commercial dispute resolution, including shareholder disputes, banking, breach of warranty, and restraint of trade, as well as litigation concerning the sale, supply, and carriage of goods. In recent instructions of note, Cristín Toman acts for the Bank of Scotland in its claim to recover a sum in excess of £425,000, and for possession of a commercial property in Leeds. Duncan Heath acted for the defendant, a commercial agent, in Project Lower Ltd v Contract Natural Gas Limited, a multi-million-pound claim brought against it for unpaid commission, damages, compensation, and indemnity. Matthew Maddison is acting for a building services company against a company established by three of its former employees in an unjust enrichment claim. In the High Court, Margaret Griffin is being led in a complex unfair prejudice petition which follows over a decade of litigation between the parties.

Kings Chambers

With considerable strength in depth, Kings Chambers' members are instructed in commercial disputes nationwide, including claims involving commercial and civil fraud, freezing injunctions, shareholder disputes, and contractual warranties. Louis Doyle QC was elevated to silk in 2020; the juniors to note are Andrew Latimer ('a first-class advocate'), Eleanor D’Arcy ('excellent in court'), Helen Gardiner ('brilliant with clients'), and Eleanor Temple ('nothing phases her').

Trinity Chambers

Trinity Chambers is seen as 'a go-to set for commercial disputes', 'particularly since they recruited Jonathan Rodger from Enterprise Chambers'. On Rodgers, clients say: 'He is strong in court and in mediation and can use his skills efficiently in both.' Direct access qualified, Antoine Tinnion is considered a 'tenacious and robust advocate' who provides 'pragmatic and straightforward advice' and is a 'great communicator with the clients'. A 'very good advocate' who is 'diligent and thorough', Richard Stubbs is instructed in commercial and consumer disputes, sale of goods, restraint of trade, and commercial fraud, among other areas. His 'ability to put clients at ease and to connect with them in conference' is a particular draw for those instructing Simon Goldberg, who regularly appears in both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench divisions of the High Court. Recent instructions include acting for the claimant in action involving a claim for injunctive relief, specific performance, and damages against a company and one of its directors which arose from the taking of a confidential customer list. Chambers has several qualified mediators and is also able to be instructed in arbitrations.