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Leading Juniors

Judith Constable - Devon ChambersJudith is exceptionally thorough and drills down into the details. She is always calm and measured. She understands the needs of local authority clients, and meets those needs in a clear and accessible manner. A great communicator.
Nicholas Cotter3PBNicholas has a measured approach to his cases and provides deliberate and carefully considered advice. He builds excellent rapport with clients and instructing solicitors. He has excellent knowledge and understanding of health and safety law.
Alistair HaggartyGuildhall ChambersHe is congenial, and takes a collaborative approach to cases.
Samuel Jones - Guildhall ChambersHe is bright and sharp, with a mature court presence way beyond his call. Respected by judges and opponents alike due to his in-depth preparation. He has an incisive grasp on the issues in each case he deals with.
David Sapiecha - Albion ChambersUser-friendly, hardworking, prompt, and extremely thorough and prepared.
Richard Tutt – Pump Court ChambersA good team player.
Oliver Wilmott - Queen Square ChambersOliver speaks eloquently and precisely, and can read a courtroom very well. His approach to prosecution is a combination of scholastic research, attention to minute detail, and an excellent understanding of the commercial implications of a case.
Alan Fuller - Albion ChambersHe is a formidable advocate, demonstrating dogged determination while always maintaining a pragmatic approach to cases.
Tom Horder3PBTom is a very able barrister. He is an excellent, very persuasive advocate. His cross-examination is always well-considered and appropriate to the witness he is dealing with. He is hard-working and always well prepared.
David Richards3PBDavid has the ability to understand any request for advice and deliver his advice with authority and confidence.
Alexander West - Albion ChambersVery thorough and extremely easy to work with.

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

3PB

3PB is ‘a strong set for regulatory work‘ with ‘real strength in depth‘, in the words of instructing solicitors. Nicholas Cotter‘s ‘razor-sharp legal mind‘ and ‘highly persuasive and effective court room technique make him the first choice for complex regulatory matters‘. Tom Horder is regularly instructed in cases involving food safety issues and health and safety matters, while David Richards is well versed in acting for the prosecution and the defence in maritime regulatory cases.

Testimonials

Set

A fabulous set‘.

3PB is very easy to work with‘.

Clerking

The clerks are excellent. Regulatory practice head Chris Mitchell is responsive, smart and understands what needs to be done to ensure the client is well represented and receives a high level of service‘.

Chris Mitchell is a stand-out clerk at 3PB. In simple terms, he just gets it. He understands the needs of a regulatory solicitor and how to ensure the best service is provided‘.

Stuart Pringle and Chris Mitchell offer an excellent customer experience‘.

Albion Chambers

Health and safety work forms the backbone of Albion Chambers' regulatory practice, however members are also recognised for their expertise in prosecution and defence work in cases involving care homes, fire safety issues, consumer protection regulations and food safety, an area in which Kate Brunner QC is active. The 'very approachable' Alan Fuller, noted for his 'excellent cross-examination skills', is acting for the Health and Safety Executive in the prosecution of a Welsh coal mine for multiple health and safety breaches after an employee was injured by an underground rock fall. David Sapiecha and Alexander West are also key figures in the team.

Testimonials

Set

Albion Chambers provides a first class service, with excellent counsel at all levels‘.

Clerking

Excellent service‘.

Albion’s clerks never fail to provide a good service. Senior regulatory clerk, Nick Jeanes, deserves special mention as being unfailingly helpful‘.

Guildhall Chambers

Members of Guildhall Chambers have been kept especially busy over the past year handling complex environmental and health and safety cases. Andrew Langdon QC has an excellent reputation for his expertise in prosecuting and defending high-profile cases – often including fatalities – brought by the HSE. Samuel Jones, ‘an all-round excellent performer‘, is acting for the Avon Fire Authority in prosecuting the owner of a tower block for fire safety breaches following a fire at the property. Alistair Haggarty is another key name in the team, with a regulatory practice that predominantly focuses on health and safety matters.

Testimonials

Set

Guildhall Chambers has great strength and depth in terms of its regulatory offering‘.

A class regional set‘.

Clerking

The clerks at Guildhall Chambers consistently deliver the very highest levels of support. Led by Lucy Northeast, they are highly knowledgeable and proactive in understanding and delivering on the client’s requirements from both a financial perspective and personality “fit”‘.

Lucy Northeast is a strong leader‘.