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2022 Silks

Lisa Linklater QC - Exchange ChambersLisa is meticulous, very, very sharp, and has a wealth of knowledge. Always well prepared and an excellent advocate.

Leading Juniors

Kelly Bond - Enterprise ChambersKelly is thorough in her approach and intellectually astute. An exceptional and persuasive advocate.
Steven Fennell - Exchange ChambersSteven has a real understanding of the practical aspects of insolvency work, and he has the ability to make complex technical insolvency issues understandable.
Hugo Groves - Enterprise ChambersHugo is a strong advocate, extremely quick on his feet with excellent cross-examination skills.
Matthew Maddison - Enterprise ChambersAn impressive advocate: very sharp, extremely hard working, and proactive.
Eleanor Temple - Kings ChambersEleanor is superb: a second-to-none junior. She is user friendly, impressive both in writing and on her feet, and clients appreciate and admire her commercial and sensible attitude.
Eleanor d’Arcy - Kings ChambersHer commercial understanding is first-rate, and her ability to cut through and see the end game is excellent.
Duncan Heath - Enterprise ChambersA very pragmatic junior with a commercial approach.

Company and insolvency in Regional Bar

Enterprise Chambers

'A good strong set for insolvency work', Enterprise Chambers' team is regularly instructed in complex large-scale insolvency cases, and is well versed in handling a broad spectrum of company-related issues. Matthew Maddison appeared in Re: Arlington Infrastructure Limited, involving a challenge to the validity of an out-of-court appointment of administrators, as well as determining whether a qualifying floating charge may be rendered “unenforceable” under Paragraph 16 of Schedule B1, which requires the charge to be enforceable before an administrator can be appointed. The 'confident' Kelly Bond appeared for the successful trustees in Re Lasytsyaa bankruptcy case where a bankrupt's attempt to set aside a search and seizure order made under section 365 of the Insolvency Act 1986 was dismissed. The case involved issues of implementing appropriate safeguards when drafting the mentioned orders at a without notice hearing, and the requirement for full and frank disclosure on applications made without notice.



Joanne Caunt is brilliant and goes above and beyond‘.

Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall are very good and always available to help‘.

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers attracts particular praise for its 'considerable strength in depth amongst its restructuring and insolvency barristers', on top of its company law expertise. Louis Doyle QC has established expertise handling a broad spectrum of complex insolvency and company cases.



Louise Barnes is always helpful and responsive‘.