Kings Chambers is 'a first class set with strength in depth'. Members of the professional negligence team advise on actions against tax advisors, IFAs, accountants and surveyors. Cases relating to tax mitigation claims have been a particular area of growth for the set. Lesley Anderson QC heads the business and property group, which includes Paul Chaisty QC, who specialises in handling claims against solicitors and accountants for individual and corporate clients and commercial lenders. Andrew Grantham acted as junior counsel in Halsall and others v Champion, a dispute over allegedly negligent tax advice.
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‘Best commercial set in Manchester.’
‘Kings Chambers are a first class set with strength in depth from inexperienced juniors up to well respected leading counsel. My firm has instructed Kings for in excess of twenty years and, as an individual solicitor, I have always referred to Kings a variety of commercial work.’
‘Great clerking service – Gary Young and Harry Young in particular – both always on hand when needed.’
‘The clerks are very personable and prompt in dealing with any queries. Gary Young is instrumental on the commercial side of the set in ensuring that commercial work is carried out by members efficiently and cost effectively. He is in that respect, ably assisted by Harry Young.’
Exchange Chambers is praised for being 'modern and forward-facing, a real force in the Manchester market'. The team displays expertise across a wide range of professional liability work. George Rowell is a professional negligence specialist with a strong background in tax law; he is praised for being 'meticulous in his attention to detail' and 'unrivalled' legal knowledge. James Malam has substantial experience acting for both claimants and defendants in professional negligence disputes for a range of professionals including those in the legal and financial services industries. Mark Cawson QC, as was, was appointed as civil circuit judge in November 2020.
‘Modern and forward-facing, a real force in the Manchester market. A pleasure to work with. Top management and clerks.’
‘Nick Buckley manages the commercial clerking and is very responsive and supportive to his instructing solicitors.’