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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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The commercial, banking and Chancery team at 9 St John Street has ‘a wide and deep range of expertise’, and the Chancery group, in particular, ‘punches above its weight’. Members are experienced in contentious probate and trusts matters, administration of wills, and partnership disputes, among other issues.

18 St John Street Chambers has a ‘good commercial and Chancery team’, where members are instructed in partnership cases, estate administration, contractual disputes and inheritance tax matters.

Members of 23 Essex Street are well versed in commercial Chancery matters such as insolvency, professional negligence, and company and partnership cases.

Atlantic Chambers’ team has expertise in wills and probate matters, among other areas. Graham Sellers, for example, is noted for his insolvency practice. In January 2017, Charlotte Hughes-Deane was appointed to the circuit bench.

At Byrom Street Chambers, Simon Myerson QC is a key name for commercial matters, particularly civil fraud cases.

Names to note for commercial work at Cobden House Chambers are Lucy Wilson-Barnes and Robert Sterling; both are instructed in a variety of cases including company, insolvency and professional negligence matters.

Sebastian Clegg heads up the commercial and Chancery team at Deans Court Chambers, where expertise includes insolvency litigation and professional negligence cases against solicitors.

Exchange Chambers has ‘strength in depth’, particularly in matters involving asset recovery, directors’ disqualification proceedings and bankruptcy.

Kings Chambers is ‘an excellent set’ for commercial litigation as well as personal and corporate insolvency cases. Recent highlights saw Ben Harding defending Manchester City Football Club in a ticket refund claim; the club suspects the claimant to be a ticket tout.

Although No5 Barristers Chambers does not have an office on the Northern Circuit, the set houses Susanne Muth, who has her main base in Manchester and is well known for her expertise in commercial and financial litigation.

Richard Bradley and Paul Brant are key contacts at Oriel Chambers. Bradley is known for commercial disputes, while Brant’s main area of expertise is financial litigation.

Banking litigation is a growing practice area for St John’s Buildings, with David Berkley QC recently acting in a high-profile mis-selling case and Steven McGarry known for his practice in consumer banking. The set is also known for contractual disputes, intellectual property and Chancery law.

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