Commercial litigation in Regional Bar

1 Crown Office Row, Brighton

Paul Ashwell and Stuart Wright of 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton continue to have a strong foothold in the South East, dealing with the full spectrum of commercial law, covering contractual matters as well as shareholder disputes. Solicitors continue to praise the set as being 'a good and strong general set with very able counsel at all levels'. According to one solicitor, Wright 'always works with difficult clients professionally and ensures that the advice given is accurate, even if it isn't what the client wanted to hear'.


Joseph Giret QC of 3PB is recognised for his expertise in a wide range of high-value commercial disputes, many of which with international and offshore elements. Solicitors continue to instruct the set because of its ability to 'provide specialist advice, the range of experience its barristers are able to offer and its geographical reach'.

East Anglian Chambers

East Anglian Chambers' Marcus Croskell advises on a wide range of commercial matters. On a broader level, the set is 'always accessible and friendly'.

Fenners Chambers

Undertaking commercial work at all levels, Nicholas Saunders of Fenners Chambers has, among other things, a particular emphasis on shipping and aviation law.

Hardwicke Chambers Limited

Lauren Godfrey joined Hardwicke in 2019 from 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton, bringing with him a significant South Eastern commercial litigation practice, acting for a range of clients including banks, finance companies, directors, shareholders, local authorities and non-for-profit organisations.

Pallant Chambers

Pallant Chambers' Justin Perring is recommended for commercial and business disputes, but also advises high turnover businesses on non-contentious commercial and corporate documents.