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2020 Silks

Jacqui Thomas QC - Spire BarristersUnflappable; she is calm under pressure and is respected by practitioners and judges alike.

Leading Juniors

Francesca Gardner - 39 Essex ChambersMs Gardner is undoubtedly considered to be one stalwarts of practitioners in this area. She is extremely bright, hard-working and a formidable opponent in court.
Natalia Levine - Parklane PlowdenProfessional and lay clients adore her; she has a fantastic ability to manage challenging clients.
Joseph O’Brien - St John's BuildingsThe barrister that you love to have on your side and you hate to see acting on the other side. His advocacy, particularly cross examination, is unsurpassed by any other barrister but his written work, knowledge of the law and ability to see the picture are also key strengths.
Ella Anderson - Spire BarristersAn excellent advocate and a pleasure to work with.
Jonathan Bellamy - St John's BuildingsHis main strength is his calm manner whatever the situation. He also has the ability to cut through to the main issues and deal with what is important.
Fay Collinson - Kings ChambersExtremely knowledgeable and provides timely practical advice.
Laura Twist - Spire BarristersAn exceptional junior barrister and far beyond her years in the field of Court of Protection work.
Simon Wilkinson - Parklane PlowdenVery easy to work with, responsive and good quality written work.

Rising Stars

Tom Hughes - St John's BuildingsTom is a very calm advocate and never appears ruffled. He is very personable and approachable and I have been involved in cases where he has struck up an instant rapport with other parties, including litigants in person. I know that by instructing Tom the case is in a safe pair of hands as he is very measured, controlled and highly pragmatic in how he handles cases.

Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar

Kings Chambers

Members at Kings Chambers are recognised nationally for their Court of Protection work and provide a 'wealth of experience' in this field of law. Fay Collinson is a name to note for her expertise in property affairs.

Parklane Plowden

The team at Parklane Plowden comprises of 14 barristers and specialises in cases relating to welfare, serious medical treatment decisions and inquests, to name a few. Natalia Levine is a well-known practitioner who is 'extremely well-respected' in the field of Court of Protection. Simon Wilkinson specialises in health and welfare applications and represents clients involving physical assault and capacity to marry.

Spire Barristers

The 'dynamic and forward-thinking' Spire Barristers Court of Protection team is particularly notable for its work in serious injury and welfare cases. New silk Jacqui Thomas recently completed the case NELC v P, representing a local authority in a challenge to their package of care for a disabled 19-year-old who lacks capacity. Ella Anderson is noted for her pragmatic approach and unrivalled ability to develop effective relationships with clients. The 'approachable' Laura Twist is another key name to note.