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Leading Silks

Leslie Blohm KC - St John's Chambers 'A brilliant communicator who puts his clients at ease.'
Hugh Sims KC - Guildhall Chambers 'Hugh is a comprehensible, thoughtful and timely silk. A pleasure to work with.'

Leading Juniors

Ross Fentem - Enterprise Chambers 'Ross has incredible attention to detail and good tactical awareness. He can think laterally, and communicates well with clients.'
William Hopkin - New Square Chambers 'William is intellectually outstanding. He is strategically perceptive, assimilates facts and complex law quickly, and provides high level advice. A personable barrister who can relate to clients.'
Jay Jagasia - Guildhall Chambers 'Jay provides very solid technical advice and he is good on his feet.'
Neil Levy - Enterprise Chambers 'Neil is an extremely knowledgeable barrister and an expert in the field of banking litigation. He provides succinct, accessible advice and is effective in court.'
Charlie Newington-Bridges - St John's Chambers 'Charlie is commercially minded and extremely able. He is good at quickly getting to grips with the crux of a complicated factual matrix. He offers commercial solutions to intractable problems.'
James Pearce-Smith - St John's Chambers 'James is a very effective advocate. He has a thorough grasp of details and presents the issues in a comprehensive but extremely clear order.'
Stefan RamelGuildhall Chambers 'Stefan is very receptive, and he provides astute advice. He easily cuts through complex issues to get to the nub of a problem.'
John Virgo - Guildhall Chambers 'John is very conscientious, always meticulously well-prepared, and pragmatic. He has a great courtroom presence.'
Lucy Walker - Guildhall Chambers 'Lucy is very strong in providing razor-sharp, commercial advice focused on the issues of a case.'
Alexander Whatley3PB 'Alexander is a strong and persuasive advocate, with an excellent grasp of the facts and an ability to cut through to the heart of a matter. Exceptionally well prepared with a calm, analytical approach. He delivers clear, concise advice in a client-friendly manner.'
James Wibberley - Guildhall Chambers 'James is the complete package: he gives clear, concise, insightful and client friendly advice, and is superb on his feet. You definitely want him on your side.'
Richard Ascroft - Guildhall Chambers 'He has a good technical and practical grasp of the issues in a case. An approachable barrister.'
John Dickinson - St John's Chambers 'He gets to the heart of the matter swiftly, and his analysis is crystal-clear. He also has a firm and reassuring manner with clients.'
Natasha Dzameh - St John's Chambers 'Natasha has forensic attention to detail and is very analytical. She provides clear-headed, focussed advice which is understandable to clients. A very efficient barrister.'
James Hannant - Guildhall Chambers 'James is extremely smart and very straightforward in his advice. He is determined to fight a case to its fullest and willing to explore every angle in order to achieve a positive result for clients.'
Christopher Jones - St John's Chambers 'A junior who is very good on his feet in court, and has an excellent manner with clients.'
Oliver Manley - Guildhall Chambers 'A personable and engaging junior. He provides incisive and user-friendly advice.'
Matthew O'Regan - St John's Chambers 'Matthew has a strong understanding of competition law. He communicates very clearly and easily for commercial clients in such a way that they quickly understand the complex issues at hand.'
Richard Whitehouse - 3PB 'He is concise and clear, and has an excellent ability to distil complex scenarios. Richard's good demeanour with clients inspires confidence.'

Rising Stars

John Churchill - Guildhall Chambers 'John is a great trial advocate whose advice is direct, concise and detailed. He can see the wood for the trees.'
Samuel Parsons - Erskine Chambers  'An impressive communicator at every level. Samuel possesses great skill in the art of persuasion, and he has a relaxed yet authoritative style.' 

Commercial litigation in Regional Bar

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambers stands out as an ‘excellent go-to chambers for commercial disputes‘ and houses ‘specialists in financial services regulatory litigation‘. In a recent case highlight Hugh Sims KC, who heads up the practice, is leading James Wibberley in URE Energy Limited v Notting Hill Genesis, involving a £4m damages claim regarding the alleged wrongful repudiation of an electricity supply contract. Jay Jagasia provides ‘quick, efficient and commercial advice‘ on a broad range of contentious banking work. In May 2022 Samuel Parsons moved to Erskine Chambers.

Testimonials

Set

A good breadth of call from junior to silks.’

Extremely good value for the quality of service.’

A set of high quality barristers.’

Solid strength and depth within chambers.’

Clerking

The clerks always respond promptly. Nothing is too much trouble for Stephen Arnold.’

Very good, personable and responsive.’

Jordan Yandell has been extremely helpful, always available and commercially minded.’

Joe Stayte is a star!

The clerks are very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.’

St John's Chambers

Led by James Pearce-Smith, the ‘very experienced‘ team at St John’s Chambers is regularly instructed by individuals and large companies in a wide range of contentious work. Contractual disputes are a core area of expertise for Leslie Blohm KC. Charlie Newington-Bridges is ‘very user-friendly and able to engage very positively with judges in court, helping to turn round difficult cases‘. Natasha Dzameh has ‘excellent understanding of the issues and laws‘, and has a solid track record in representing financial institutions and international companies in cases involving alleged breaches of contract and restraint of trade. Nicholas Pointon is now a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter.

Testimonials

Set

A good set with great depth.’

User-friendly barristers.’

The barristers have all been of top quality.’

Clerking

Simon Lyons is very friendly and will always try to fit in any piece of work I send across. He responds promptly.’

Paul Bennett and Simon Lyons always respond quickly and are clear on fee estimates.’

Simon Lyons and Elizabeth Champion are helpful and responsive.’