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Leading Silks

Lesley Anderson QC - Kings ChambersLesley has the ability to cut through complex issues and to swiftly deliver strategic advice in a straightforward, down to earth manner. She is very approachable and a joy to work with because of this.
Paul Chaisty QC - Kings ChambersPaul is a superb trial counsel; his cross examination is razor sharp and on point. Always my trial Leading Counsel of choice.

Leading Juniors

Paul BurnsExchange ChambersExtremely well-prepared and thorough. Clear, logical and intelligent. A helpful and persuasive advocate with an excellent knowledge of law and procedure. A daunting but sensible and friendly opponent. Unfailingly polite, even in cross examination.
Nigel Clayton - Kings ChambersNigel is extremely clear in advice on paper, in person and in advocacy. Nigel is our first choice for all mortgage enforcement matters. Nigel also provides added value by way of helpful legal updates.
Richard Lander - Kings ChambersThoroughness and attention to detail, and intellectual rigour, combined with a practical approach, and ability to get a point across, whether persuasively to a Judge, or to the lay client. Can be relied on to express a careful and considered view, in an understated yet most effective way.
Lawrence McDonald - Exchange ChambersLawrence demonstrates clarity of thought in his written advice, submissions and work. He is able to communicate relatively complex legal argument into language that a lay client can readily understand.
Andrew WilliamsExchange ChambersAndrew is extremely knowledgeable and is very approachable. Excellent advocacy skills and also very thorough in all advices provided. All written work is done promptly and the detail is exceptional. Advocacy provided is always thoroughly researched and prepared and delivered with great skill.
Brynmor Adams - Exchange ChambersExcellent with technical arguments and great advocacy skills.
Kelly Pennifer - Kings ChambersKelly is a real asset to any legal team. Unassuming, but always two steps ahead of everyone else, she can cut through the most complex issues with ease and has a real skill for finding solutions. When she talks, people listen.
Brad Pomfret - 23 Essex StreetBrad is a robust advocate who exudes confidence in court. He has gone from strength to strength during his career. He is certainly one of the barristers at the top of my list when instructing Counsel. He gives straightforward, user friendly, commercial advice. He offers astute tactical advice which demonstrates his in-depth grasp of the law and significant experience in the Court.
Richard Price - 9 St John Street
Geraint Wheatley - Kings ChambersGeraint is incredibly capable and provides clear client friendly advice. He works as part of the team and is very user-friendly.
Simon Whitfield - Exchange ChambersSimon is very calm and collected - nothing ruffles him. He really knows his stuff and he's excellent with clients. He is a strong advocate where his calm, authoritative approach is very effective.

Property and construction in Regional Bar

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers is a 'first class' set and 'offers a great deal of strength'. The property team advises on the full spectrum of real estate litigation for a wide variety of clients development companies, insurers, public authorities, charities, trustees and insolvency practitioners. Areas of focus include disputes relating to the title of land, restrictive covenants, mortgage litigation, real estate-related advocacy and mediation. Lesley Anderson QC heads the business and property group, and Andrew Singer QC has a strong background in construction-related disputes. Nigel Clayton, who specialises in mortgage possession cases, is a notable junior.



‘A favourite chambers outside London, with barristers to suit a wide range of matters. ‘

‘Top set of Chambers in the region.’

‘I have used Kings Chambers for a number of years as they are able to offer a depth of expertise in property litigation that is not matched elsewhere. They are competitive on fees and will always go the extra mile in terms of client service.’

‘Fantastic set that has so much strength in depth.’

‘Kings Chambers have provided regular online training sessions and briefings during the pandemic.’

‘First-class chambers, which rival anything which London has to offer. Reliable counsel available at all levels from the most experienced QC to very junior counsel. Almost always able to offer an equally good alternative if first choice counsel happens to be unavailable.’

‘Excellent set of chambers with high quality across the board. London standards in the North.’


‘Responsive clerks. Brandon Singh is helpful and friendly.’

‘My main contacts are Gary Young and Harry Young, both of whom offer excellent client service and will respond promptly to queries even out of hours and at short notice will always do their best to assist.’

‘The clerks offer an excellent service and this has not been hindered at all during the pandemic. They continue to promptly respond to emails and calls, and go above an beyond in helping matters progress. ‘

‘Gary Young, the Chief Business and Property clerk is one of the best clerks to counsel whom I have come across. Realistic and flexible with regard to fees, and always ready to go the extra mile. Has come into his own during the pandemic times.’

‘Harry Young is personable, responsive and looking for solutions.’

Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers‘ property team has substantial expertise in areas registered land disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant, and boundaries, easements and rights of way, both public and private. Andrew Williams and Lawrence McDonald have substantial expertise in property litigation. Williams advised the claimant in Dowse v Bradford City Council , an adverse possession claim against the council. Neil Cadwallader was appointed as a civil circuit judge in October 2020.