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Leading Silks

Leslie Blohm QC - St John's ChambersHe is a first-class silk.

Leading Juniors

Julian Allsop - Guildhall ChambersRecommended for construction litigation.
Charles Auld - St John's ChambersCharles is very, very knowledgeable and drills down into the detail. He has vast experience in this area. Good at strategic practical solutions that are commercially sensible. Clients trust him. He exudes authority.
William Batstone - Guildhall ChambersVery user friendly. Thorough. Well respected.
Rawdon Crozier - KBG ChambersRawdon has an exceptional eye for detail and an ability effectively to analyse the more complicated and unusual property litigation cases. He produces comprehensive advices, is good with clients and is a pleasure to work alongside.
Christopher Jones - St John's ChambersA clinical, first-class advocate.
Ewan Paton - Guildhall ChambersVery clear, detailed and decisive advice.
John Sharples - St John's ChambersQuality of advice and down to earth people skills; John is without a doubt one of the leading property litigation counsel in the country, who just happens to be based in Bristol.
Rebecca Taylor - St John's ChambersRebecca is technically very able but also gives practical advice in terms of different approaches and strategies in a dispute. Her commerciality has found favour with clients. She is very measured and organised and you always feel in safe hands with Rebecca.
Matthew Wales - Guildhall ChambersDynamic and intelligent, inspires confidence in clients.
Natasha Bellinger - Magdalen ChambersAlways very thoughtful and responsive. Pragmatic, thorough, and great with clients. Friendly and approachable and always willing to look into matters early on. Great on her feet.
Matthew Cannings - 3PBA strong trial advocate with a concise and approachable style.
Natasha Dzameh - St John's ChambersAn excellent and compelling advocate. Natasha is insightful, personable and very intelligent.
Antonietta Grasso - 3PBAn excellent advocate, both well prepared and able to deal with issues as they arise.
Russell James - Magdalen ChambersRussell is our first choice for complex housing work.
Stephen Jones - Pump Court ChambersA calm and considered, professional approach to work. Highly responsive. A barrister who is always my first choice for property litigation work.
Oliver Mitchell - Guildhall ChambersVery detailed and thorough advice. Very approachable when working on cases together.
Paul Newman - 3PBHe is able to answer complex issues quickly and succinctly, with sound reason, judgment and wit. His wisdom stands out in a loud regional crowd, as does his willingness to stand up and be counted. He is one who can be counted on to support your position with all the law has to offer.
Michael Selway - Guildhall ChambersHe provides extremely in-depth advice and leaves no stone unturned.
Alex Troup - St John's ChambersHe has great soft skills which mean not only do the solicitors love to use him the clients do, too.
Robert Weatherley - 3PBRobert will always create an excellent working relationship at court with both clients and witnesses and make them feel at ease. I believe this is what makes him stand out from other barristers. Robert has an extensive background of housing law and clients often have fed back that they are impressed with how he handles cases and his work at court.
Oliver Wooding - St John's ChambersVery sound understanding of law and is good advocate; very friendly, realistic in his advice and good service.

Rising Stars

Brittany Pearce - Guildhall ChambersBrittany provides expert advice, is professional in her manner and approachable. Her advice is detailed yet practical. Brittany gains a very quick understanding of complex matters and provides realistic advice of the litigation.

Property and construction in Regional Bar

KBG Chambers

Exeter-based KBG Chambers' members advise and appear in tribunals and courts, supplemented by the family team in trusts of land work. The set handles niche local matters, such as homelessness, manorial law and the Cornish stannary law which regulates tin mining, as well as mainstream areas of litigation that provide instructions from across the country. 'An imaginative and creative barrister who looks beyond the obvious to identify compelling argument', Rawdon Crozier leads the civil group and has particular experience in service charge litigation.

Magdalen Chambers

Magdalen Chambers' commercial, property, and Chancery team handles national cases as well as those on the Western Circuit. Russell James specialises in housing and homelessness work, acting often for clients with disabilities, as well as taking on landlord and tenant, as well as boundaries and easements work. Natasha Bellinger has particular expertise in social housing, specialising in possession claims, injunctions, and committals. She uses her practice in personal injury and environmental law to take on cross-discipline matters, such as occupier's liability. Also of note, the set recently introduced a direct access platform.

Pump Court Chambers

Members of Pump Court Chambers advise and represent clients in litigation before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and Adjudicator to the Land Registry. Cases include possession proceedings, conveyancing disputes and village green inquiries. Stephen Jones heads the property team and is experienced in commercial lease cases. He is also frequently instructed in tenancy matters and edits the landlord and tenant section of The Green Book and Butterworths Civil Court Precedents.

St John's Chambers

St John's Chambers members appear in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the new Property and Business Courts in Bristol. Leslie Blohm QC acted for the respondents in Toms v Rubery, a forfeiture action against a public house, and Haddock v Churston Golf Club, on whether a burdensome obligation is compulsory. Charles Auld ran a successful appeal against the Church of England's claim to adverse possession of a burial vault. John Sharples appeared in a case on an informal alteration of boundaries and rights of way. Christopher Jones handles litigation and landlord and tenant disputes, with expertise in agricultural issues. Rebecca Taylor has wide experience of construction disputes.

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall ChambersEwan Paton sits as a part-time judge and takes on litigation from easements to disputes over multimillion-pound developments. Deputy district judge William Batstone handles agricultural and rural property disputes, such as representing a farmer's widow who had been served notice to quit. A fellow deputy district judge, Matthew Wales leads the team and appears in neighbour disputes on rights of way and construction of developments. Michael Selway has expertise in adverse possession, tenancy, and Chancery work, acting in a rare case on the Housing (Wales) Act. George Newsom has retired.


3PB offers a specialist construction team, which comprises of FIDIC adjudicators and members qualified in the construction profession. The set also provides private client expertise for matters such as insolvency where LPA receivers are instructed. Clients include developers, insurers and individuals instructing through direct access. Matthew Cannings heads the property and estates team and undertakes landlord and tenant work and neighbour disputes, often involving time in court. Antonietta Grasso acts for landlords and tenants, including vulnerable clients, in judicial reviews, handling boundary, trespass, and property damage disputes. Paul Newman is well known for undertaking a wide range of construction disputes across the region. Robert Weatherley is considered a go-to for various property-related commercial disputes.