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Leading Silks

Kate Brunner KC - Albion Chambers 'The master of detail in any case she is instructed in. Kate is meticulous in her preparation and has judged the best tactics to use before any evidence is presented. She has a calm and authoritative manner in court.'
Andrew Langdon KCGuildhall ChambersA brilliant advocate – authoritative, eloquent and persuasive. He has an extraordinary ability to seamlessly transcend from complex legal arguments in front of senior judges to jury advocacy at its best.’

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Cotter3PBNicholas is an exceptional advocate and a superb tactician. He immediately puts clients at ease with his calm manner and quickly gets to grips with the key issues in large and complex cases.'
Alistair HaggartyGuildhall Chambers 'Alistair is highly intelligent, thoughtful and dedicated. His attention to detail is second to none. His advocacy inspires confidence, built as it is on a solid foundation of thorough preparation.'
Samuel Jones - Guildhall Chambers 'A talented and fearless advocate. His case preparation is superb, and he has a fine ability to unravel complex issues and communicate them in a clearly understandable manner. He has a no-nonsense approach and his court advocacy is clear, direct and tenacious.'
Richard Tutt – Pump Court Chambers 'Richard has the ear of the judiciary. He fights his corner with charm and intelligence. Always well prepared and very hard working.'
Oliver Wilmott - Queen Square Chambers 'Oliver is a master of the detail and he very quickly understands the nature of the case and the priorities of the client. He truly wants to understand the intricacies of a case. He is personable, precise and efficient.'
Alan Fuller - Albion Chambers 'Alan has vast experience and knowledge in regulatory cases. He always delivers the best possible advice and advocacy in a calm and likeable manner.'
Tom Horder3PBTom is very conscientious, hard working, and a top class lawyer. He is gentle and considerate with clients and a very good team player. Judges trust him, and his advocacy is highly persuasive.'
David Richards3PB 'David is exceptionally personable, and is very good at giving the clients details and explaining the law to them in a clear and concise manner.'
Mark Ruffell - Pump Court Chambers 'A strong, charismatic advocate who has a great courtroom presence. Mark has acute attention to detail and can swiftly see the heart of a matter, which fills clients with confidence.'
David Sapiecha - Albion Chambers 'A reliably brilliant barrister.'
Alexander West - Albion Chambers 'Alexander has a thorough knowledge of CQC regulatory work. He is measured and calm, and his advocacy style is very professional and effective. He is well-prepared for hearings and unflappable when an unexpected issue arises. He inspires confidence.'

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) in Regional Bar

Albion Chambers

Strong setAlbion Chambers is home to a team of barristers with an excellent track record in providing ‘quality advice‘ on health and safety matters. Other key areas of expertise for the group include prosecuting and defending in cases involving environmental law, care homes, and food and fire safety issues. Kate Brunner KC‘s ‘combination of regulatory crime and healthcare law expertise means she is particularly well-placed to advise in this area‘. Regulatory law specialist Alan Fuller is regularly instructed in cases concerning fatal accidents. Alexander West appeared in a case involving a prosecution brought under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, concerning damage done to a badger sett as part of a fox hunt. David Sapiecha is another key name in the practice.



Good regulatory team.’

Very strong expertise across the set.’

Friendly and approachable barristers.’


Albion Chambers’ clerks are always approachable, always organised, always positive and will bend over backwards to help their instructing solicitors.’

Always helpful and very good communication.’

Nick Jeanes is always responsive and helpful.’

Nick Jeanes frequently goes out of his way to provide the appropriate counsel at short notice.’

Guildhall Chambers

At Guildhall Chambers, Andrew Langdon KC garners praise as ‘the best jury advocate in regulatory cases‘, in the words of instructing solicitors, and is highly regarded for his established track record in handling defence and prosecution work for the Health and Safety Executive. Alistair Haggarty acted for the defendant company in a prosecution brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act after a teenage employee lost two fingers in a mincer at a butcher’s shop. Samuel Jones  ‘has acknowledged and particular expertise in fire safety cases‘.



Guildhall Chambers has excellent strength in depth in the business and regulatory field.’

Guildhall Chambers has a wealth of talent at every level.’

A consistently solid set.’


The Guildhall clerks are exceptional: knowledgeable, reliable, approachable and efficient.’

Very helpful. Excellent and efficient communication.’

Grant Bidwell has always been extremely accommodating and efficient.’

Led by Lucy Northeast, the clerking team never fail to deliver an excellent, consistent service. They are a high quality, professional and committed team.’


Members of 3PB have been kept especially busy over the past year handling a range of health and safety cases. Nicholas Cotter is ‘very calm under pressure and conveys an air of authority which clients find very reassuring in circumstances when they are in crisis. He is extremely knowledgeable in matters of health and safety‘. David Richards regularly handles cases involving fatalities in the maritime sector, and the ‘thorough and methodicalTom Horder fields expertise in cases involving food safety, environmental and health and safety issues.



A broad range of expertise and strength in depth.’


Clerks are impressive and responsive.’

All of the clerks are personable and organised. They can always be relied upon to provide an excellent service.’

Chris Mitchell is a real asset and incredibly hard working.’

Chris Mitchell offers exceptional client care.’