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Leading Juniors

Amy BerryNew Square Chambers ‘Amy is practical, knowledgeable, gets to the crux of the problem quickly and has an excellent client manner. Her advice is clear, robust and pragmatic.’
Carol Davies - College ChambersA strong negotiator. She is very knowledgeable on the law, but has a practical approach. A very user-friendly junior.'
John Dickinson - St John's ChambersJohn is very thorough, and can marshal complex facts to provide clear legal advice. He is efficient and good with clients.'
Natasha Dzameh - St John's Chambers 'Natasha digests the tricky elements of a case and plans out a robust, yet practical, strategy for resolving issues. She brings clarity and direction to a matter. Her advice is very astute.'
Alex Troup - St John's ChambersAlex is extremely astute and robust. He commands respect in the courtroom.'
Andrew Willetts - KBG ChambersAn extremely efficient, clear and concise barrister. Andrew has an astounding depth of knowledge and technical expertise in this specialist area. An excellent analyst who gives dependable advice.'
Oliver Wooding - St John's ChambersAn excellent problem solver with a forensic eye for detail. His reassuring and calming style is a real asset.'
Michael Clarke - St John's Chambers 'A barrister with a sharp intellect, who is also pragmatic and great with clients.'
Tahina Akther - College Chambers 'Tahina is thorough in her preparations and has an exceptional ability to deal with cross-border and high-value cases. She quickly builds up a rapport with clients, enabling her to instill confidence in them and to advise on complex and difficult issues.'
Adam Boyle - St John's ChambersAdam is extremely user-friendly; methodical, clever and highly personable. Very responsive.'
Cheryl Jones3PB 'An expert in the field. She has a planet-sized intellect and is very supportive and approachable.'
Christopher Jones - St John's Chambers 'An excellent trial advocate who is unafraid to fight his corner.'
Joss Knight - St John's ChambersJoss provides a clear strategy in each case. He is confident in court and able to effectively put forward his client's position.'
Derek Marshall - College Chambers 'Derek has incredible knowledge and experience. He is a great advocate who understands what the key facts and best points are.'
Oliver Mitchell - Guildhall ChambersA junior who provides very thorough and detailed advice. He builds a good rapport with the client.'
Michael SelwayGuildhall ChambersMichael is incredibly intelligent and very good on his feet. He has a very analytical eye.’ 
Robert Trevis - Queen Square Chambers 'An articulate and very approachable barrister. He is confident without being arrogant.'

Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

With a reputation as ‘a leading regional heavy-weight‘, St John’s Chambers is ‘very strong in contentious probate‘ and ‘the leading set for trusts and estates work in the South West‘, according to instructing solicitors. Prior to his October 2022 appointment to the Circuit bench, Leslie Blohm KC (as was) acted in Sofer v Swissindependent Trustees, involving a breach of trust claim brought against the trustees following the payment of unsecured loans to the settlor. Alex Troup is ‘excellent on his feet‘ and successfully represented the defendants in a case involved a dispute over a farmer’s will. Joss Knight is well-versed in handling cases involving Inheritance Act claims and disputed wills.

Testimonials

Set

St John’s Chambers is a very strong and friendly set. It is a go-to in the South West for all Chancery disputes, particularly those involving inheritance and trust disputes.’

A thoroughly modern set.’

A strong set of barristers with vast expertise in Chancery work, with a good range of experience and seniority.’

Excellent service across the board.’

Very reliable set.’

Clerking

The clerks’ team is really outstanding. They go out of their way to make it easy. Always contactable and understand the pressures for solicitors.’

Simon Lyons is excellent to deal with and extremely helpful.’

Simon Lyons and Paul Bennett are particularly strong and often go the extra mile to make sure matters are dealt with effectively.’

The clerks are excellent and very responsive, particularly Rob Bocock.’

Elizabeth Champion is very efficient and deals promptly with queries.’