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  1. Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks
  2. Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading silks

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    • Lesley Anderson QC - Kings Chambers β€˜She is an awe-inspiring advocate.’
    • David Berkley QC - St John's Buildings β€˜Noted for his expertise in directors’ disqualification matters.’
    • David Casement QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has a wonderful intellect.’
    • Mark Cawson QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜A tremendously bright silk.’
    • Paul Chaisty QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Devastating in cross-examination and on his feet.’
    • Mark Harper QC - Kings Chambers β€˜A superb advocate with a great court room presence.’
    • David Mohyuddin QC - Exchange Chambers β€˜A forceful advocate with a great client manner.’
    • Simon Myerson QC - Byrom Street Chambers β€˜An intellectual heavyweight.’

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

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9 St John Street has β€˜good strength in depth’ in its commercial, banking and Chancery team, which reports a recent uptick in contentious probate matters. Other key strengths include administration of wills, company and partnership disputes, and banking litigation.

18 St John Street Chambers’ commercial, banking and Chancery team have solid expertise in contractual disputes, estate administration, inheritance tax issues and partnership matters.

23 Essex Street has seen an increase in contested probate instructions, with other recent work including insolvency cases, professional negligence matters and company, partnership and shareholder disputes.

The team at Atlantic Chambers handles insolvency issues, landlord and tenant disputes and wills and probate matters, to name a few areas.

Byrom Street Chambers houses Simon Myerson QC, who has extensive experience in civil fraud cases.

Sebastian Clegg is a key name at Deans Court Chambers for commercial matters, including professional negligence cases against solicitors, partnership disputes and cases of company fraud.

For one solicitor, Exchange Chambers is β€˜the strongest insolvency set in Manchester’, with members acting in cases of bankruptcy, directors’ disqualification proceedings and asset recovery.

London-based commercial set Forum Chambers is linked to the Northern Circuit by the presence of commercial and financial litigation expert Susanne Muth, who is based in Manchester following her move from No5 Barristers Chambers in 2017.

Kings Chambers is β€˜very good for commercial and Chancery work’, and is noted for its expertise in personal and corporate insolvency cases. Recent highlights include David Casement QC acting for premier league footballer Wilfried Bony in claims for damages against his former agents for breaches of contractual and fiduciary duties.

Names to note for commercial work at Oriel Chambers are Richard Bradley and Paul Brant. Bradley’s main area of expertise is commercial disputes, while Brant is well known for handling financial litigation cases.

Contractual disputes are a core area of strength for the team at St John's Buildings, alongside banking litigation, intellectual property and Chancery cases (notably contentious wills and probate matters).

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