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Leading Silks

Paul Chaisty KC – Kings Chambers ‘A devastatingly effective silk with a ferocious work ethic.'
Mark Harper KC – Kings Chambers ‘Mark is a lateral thinker, who provides astute and intelligible advice.'
Richard Chapman KC18 St John Street Chambers ‘A silk who provides sagacious and commercial advice with the client's objectives foremost in mind.'
Andrew Grantham KC – Kings Chambers ‘Andrew is a heavyweight practitioner on the circuit. His presence on high-value and complex cases is greatly reassuring.'

Leading Juniors

James Malam – Exchange Chambers ‘James is calm under pressure. His advocacy is strategic and poised.'
George Rowell – Exchange Chambers ‘George has great knowledge of professional negligence law, and he can be relied upon to provide detailed and carefully considered advice.'

Professional negligence in Regional Bar

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers stands out for its 'extremely wide level of expertise' in professional negligence matters. The team has extensive experience in advising on actions brought against architects, accountants, surveyors, solicitors and insurance brokers. Lesley Anderson KC's practice includes handling claims brought against solicitors, and Andrew Grantham KC has a solid track record in advising on claims brought against tax advisers concerning allegations of negligent tax advice. Among the juniors, Neil Berragan is very experienced in handling property-related negligence claims.


‘Kings Chambers is one of the premier commercial sets in Manchester.’

‘Kings Chambers is undoubtedly the go-to commercial set in Manchester.’

‘Kings Chambers is approachable, knowledgeable, and always responsive to enquiries.’

‘Kings Chambers offers an extremely wide level of expertise and has strength in depth from the highest quality silks to emerging stars. It is always possible to find the right level of advice at the right price for the client.’

‘Gary Young is a great clerk. He is highly responsive and reliable, and you know you are in safe hands with him.’

‘First-class service from Kings Chambers. Gary Young in particular stands out as being client focused and always responsive.’

‘The clerks are uniformly excellent.’

Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers has strength in advising on professional negligence claims brought against a wide range of individuals, including medical professionals, solicitors, surveyors, auditors and accountants. James Malam is instructed on behalf of insurers, claimants and defendants in disputes, and has an excellent reputation for his strength in acting for members of niche professions in claims. George Rowell is 'uniquely placed to advise on tax-related professional negligence claims', and has been kept busy advising on claims arising from complex, failed tax avoidance schemes.


‘Exchange Chambers is an excellent set with a number of high-quality juniors.’

‘The set is very welcoming.’

‘Exchange Chambers is a very well-run and well-clerked set.’

‘Nick Buckley is one of the best clerks in Manchester.’

‘The service is very good and Nick Buckley is great to deal with.’

‘Ian Spencer is very affable and efficient.’

‘Joe Mawson provides an excellent service. He is always prompt to deal with any enquiries or requests for assistance, he is friendly and approachable, and he is always willing to go the extra mile.’