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Chambers of Mark Howard KC and Helen Davies KC
Brick Court Chambers
7-8 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3LD
England

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 1

Brick Court Chambers ‘continues to field an extremely impressive bench, from senior silks down to junior juniors’ and is widely considered ‘one of the strongest commercial civil sets‘. The set’s members have a diverse range of expertise and are ‘excellent‘ for international disputes. The ongoing litigation, Privatbank v Kolomoisky and others, has involved several senior and junior members, including Mark Howard KC, Michael Bools KC, Alec Haydon KC and Geoffrey Kuehne , all defending the bank’s former owner, Igor Kolomoisky, against allegations that he misappropriated US$2.4bn by arranging fraudulent loans. Tim Lord KC is also leading Simon Birt KC, Craig Morrison ,  and Sophie Shaw on behalf of the respondent, Ingenious Media, in the high-profile test case launched by investors over the tax treatment of its film finance investment schemes.

Rising stars

Sophie ShawBrick Court ChambersShe is a tremendous asset to the counsel team, completely on top of her cases and gives sound and practice advice.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Helen Davies KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Probably the best barrister around for a difficult case. Incisive analysis, clear advice and respected by tribunals at every level.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Howard KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Mark has this amazing ability to cut through the fiendishly complex, making the fundamentals of a case seem almost childishly simple. And of course he has a matchless courtroom aura.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Lord KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Tim’s reputation as one of the leading silks at the commercial bar is fully justified. He is a masterful litigation strategist and second-to-none in terms of his ability to sniff out and exploit the weaknesses in the other side’s case. He is a first-rate advocate and his tenacious and effective cross-examination is particularly notable. He is also an effective leader of large counsel teams on the most complex matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Vernon Flynn KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Vernon is an excellent advocate and knows his audience extremely well. He is able to convey complex legal arguments in a clear and concise manner. He is also very responsive and industrious, quickly digesting large amounts of information and focusing on the pertinent factual and legal issues to provide timely advice.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Jowell KCBrick Court ChambersHe is an excellent all-round lawyer with strong analytical skills. Also a highly competent advocate, very fluent and quick on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court ChambersAn outstanding advocate with an outstanding brain: when he speaks the Supreme Court listens carefully.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Roger Masefield KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Described as a rockstar by a client. He is not precious about rolling his sleeves up and working as hard as his juniors. He is very client friendly and has a enthusiastic and smooth manner in court.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A great team-player, always willing to discuss and accommodate ideas, fantastic oral and written advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Adam KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He is one of the most impressive advocates at the top of his game.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Hollander KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Charles is a powerful advocate on his feet, and makes his voice heard amongst various other barristers where multiple parties are involved.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Slade KCBrick Court ChambersIncredibly strong allrounder. Very analytic and pragmatic in advising and persuasive and effective in court. Very good and down-to-earth with clients. My go-to leading counsel for complex cross-border disputes.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Bools KCBrick Court ChambersMike's geniality makes him a real pleasure to work with and he is a calm and charming advocate. But don't be fooled - he has a razor sharp intellect, deep knowledge of the law and a healthy appetite for success.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Jasbir Dhillon KCBrick Court Chambers ‘The courtroom master, Jasbir is one of the most powerful advocates at the English Bar. He has superb strategic skills and a remarkable ability to get the evidence he needs out of difficult witnesses in court.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon Birt KCBrick Court Chambers ‘The brightest and most effective commercial barrister of his call, bar none. He combines sharp forensic insight with commercial acumen, can digest vast quantities of information quickly, and has an instinct for the next right step in the most complex litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Alec Haydon KC - Brick Court Chambers 'Alec has a formidable intellect. He has excellent forensic skills and leaves no stone unturned in investigating and assessing a case. His advocacy skills are superb and he skilfully prosecutes his client's case.' 
Ranked: Tier 6
Stephen Midwinter KC - Brick Court Chambers 'Stephen's cross-examination is devastating. He effortlessly extracts winning points from witnesses without leaving them anywhere to hide. His low key manner hides a ruthlessly efficient fraud silk who is an equal to many of the great names at the bar.'
Ranked: Tier 6

2021 Silks

James McClelland KCBrick Court Chambers ‘James  has a first class legal mind, perfect for finding the strongest arguments in the most complex cases.’
Tony Singla KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He has moved seamlessly from being a top junior to being a go to silk. Very practical.'

Leading Juniors

Craig MorrisonBrick Court Chambers ‘Craig is a genuine superstar: monstrously clever and extremely hard-working while remaining very pleasant to deal with. He easily wins the trust of instructing solicitors and clients and is a go-to barrister for any complex commercial dispute. Always in demand.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard BlakeleyBrick Court Chambers ‘He dismantles the other side’s case before the judge in a merciless fashion leading to conclusive wins. His intellectual ability is first-rate and he has gravitas well beyond his years.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard EschwegeBrick Court Chambers ‘Richard should be on everyone's list as a senior junior of choice for commercial matters. He is able to digest vast amounts of material at short notice, produces excellent and comprehensive written arguments, and is the go-to person for the facts on any case in which he is involved.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Laura NewtonBrick Court Chambers ‘A superb young barrister. One of the best of her generation. Destined for greatness. A brilliant drafter and a confident persuasive advocate, whom judges respect. Even by the exceptionally high standards of Brick Court, Laura stands out. Simply superb.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward HarrisonBrick Court Chambers ‘Ed is bright, clever and stays calm under pressure.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward HoBrick Court ChambersExceptionally clever, and really knows how to pitch an argument so as to appeal to a particular judge. Exceptional written advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Fred HobsonBrick Court Chambers ‘Fred is an exceptionally strong technical barrister, with superb drafting skills and advocacy. He's also a pleasure to work with and is liked very much by the clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Geoffrey KuehneBrick Court Chambers ‘Geoff has a first-rate legal mind and his drafting is very good. His background working in a City law firm means he understands the solicitor-counsel relationship, which comes across in his pragmatic and user-friendly approach.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard RothschildBrick Court ChambersHe is very very intelligent and accessible. He turns work around very quickly and provides great written work. He is very succinct; very to the point.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Max SchaeferBrick Court ChambersMax is an absolutely top-notch barrister. He is technically superb, consistently producing the highest quality work, and is blessed with phenomenal productivity. Superbly bright and strategic.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Alan RoxburghBrick Court Chambers ‘Alan is very thorough and analytical, and shows real attention to detail. His legal analysis is very well considered and he is very nice to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Charlotte TanBrick Court Chambers ‘Charlotte is excellent at getting on top of the detail in a very short space of time and is great with clients in breaking down complex legal concepts so that clients understand.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael BoldingBrick Court Chambers ‘He’s an outstanding junior. He has a brilliant mind, and is always completely on top of both the facts and the law. He has an assurance and presence beyond his years.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Kyle Lawson  – Brick Court Chambers ‘Kyle is way beyond his years – he is head and shoulders above his peers at the Bar. He absorbs facts swiftly, and grasps the key legal principles with ease. His written work is fantastic – his pleadings are hard hitting and concisely undermine an opponent.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

 ‘Premier set for commercial disputes.’

 ‘Brick Court continues to field an extremely impressive bench, from senior silks down to junior juniors. They are capable of assembling large teams for the most complex cases and have a good roster of senior juniors and junior silks who can take on smaller matters by themselves.’

 ‘Brick Court are stand-out – they have real strength in depth, absolute quality and they are very visible.’

 ‘Brick Court are one of the strongest commercial civil sets.  They are a very powerful set, massive, always able to service work.’

 ‘Excellent set for international work.  Really good working relationships from silks to juniors.’

 Clerking

 ‘Paul Dennison is now the best clerk in the London market, and helps us and our clients wherever barristers happen to be and whenever we need them.’

London Bar > Competition Tier 1

Brick Court Chambers is a ‘top tier competition-focussed set‘, with specialist expertise across the range of competition matters including state aid, merger control, follow-on damage claims and standalone cases. Helen Davies KC is acting for the banking powerhouse in Allianz Global Investors v HSBC, a multi-million pound damages claim in respect of an alleged cartel affecting foreign exchange transactions over a decade. Fellow silk Marie Demetriou KC is involved in a standalone competition claim worth over £1bn in Phones4U v Orange & others, defending a claim brought by the administrators of the now defunct phone retailer, arguing that various mobile phone operators colluded to drive them out of business. Mark Hoskins KC is acting in one of the most widely reported media stories of the last year, representing some of Europe’s biggest football clubs in European Super League v UEFA and FIFA, with the proposed breakaway league alleging that the football bodies’ regulations on sanctioning cross-border competitions are anti-competitive. In Pfizer/Flynn v CMA, Daniel Jowell KC and Tom Pascoe  were successful in a competition appeal concerning the price of epilepsy drugs sold to the NHS, with the decision becoming the leading authority on excessive pricing under English competition law.

Rising stars

Matthew Kennedy Brick Court Chambers ‘Matt is a fantastic junior; good drafting, strong judgement and extremely hard working.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma MockfordBrick Court ChambersA fantastic barrister, Emma is hugely knowledgeable regarding competition law and possesses excellent judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Demetriou KCBrick Court ChambersMarie is outstanding and a star in the competition sky. Her advocacy makes everything sound extremely simple and straightforward. 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Jowell KCBrick Court ChambersDaniel is a star in his field, with a very strong grasp of the law but also particularly commercially minded.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Flynn KCBrick Court ChambersA silk with a very smooth delivery style, James is a master craftsman in the competition sphere and clearly highly respected by all.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Maya Lester KCBrick Court ChambersA highly impressive silk, Maya possesses superb intellect and gets to the heart of a matter quickly in both drafting and shaping her submissions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Aidan Robertson KCBrick Court ChambersAidan is a fantastic advocate who is highly experienced before UK and European Courts. He always sees the bigger picture and is refreshingly commercial in his approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert O’Donoghue KCBrick Court ChambersRobert has a highly-tuned ability to adapt an argument on his feet, a trait which distinguishes the great barristers from merely good ones. He has great attention to detail and is excellent with clients, overall providing a very high quality service.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Fergus Randolph KCBrick Court ChambersFergus is highly experienced, very knowledgeable and a responsive silk who provides advice quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jemima Stratford KCBrick Court ChambersJemima is incredibly bright and very hard working. 
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Wakefield KCBrick Court ChambersAn excellent advocate, Victoria is a true expert in competition collective proceedings and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Saunders KCBrick Court ChambersNicholas is both a terrifically persuasive advocate and extremely knowledgeable in his field.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

2022 Silks

Sarah Abram KCBrick Court ChambersSarah is a very skilled advocate and has a talent for distilling complex legal points down to a digestible format for her clients.

Leading Juniors

David BaileyBrick Court ChambersDavid has an encyclopaedic knowledge of competition law and impressive attention to detail, always pragmatic and commercially minded in his approach. He is very responsive and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel PiccininBrick Court ChambersTechnically the strongest junior at the Bar, Daniel drafts brilliantly and is very sharp on strategy. 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Hugo LeithBrick Court ChambersHugo is without doubt, one of a small handful of leading competition juniors. There are few juniors who are involved in so many competition law litigations; he is definitely one to watch in this space.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerard RothschildBrick Court ChambersUnstuffy and with no ego, Gerard is supremely commercial, understanding and explaining risks in a results-driven way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah LoveBrick Court ChambersSarah is calm and authoritative, incredibly clever and a fantastic strategic thinker.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jennifer MacLeodBrick Court ChambersJenny is an amazing asset to any competition team. Unlike many juniors, she has fought several significant competition trials, so her advice and the decisions she takes are grounded in real knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 3
David HeatonBrick Court ChambersA barrister operating at the highest level, David has an incredible capacity for hard work and great attention to detail. His written work is of an exceptional quality and he is the go-to Counsel for high stakes and value litigation 
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim JohnstonBrick Court ChambersTim has a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding competition barrister. His advocacy is clear and forceful and he is frequently instructed against silks.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emily MacKenzieBrick Court ChambersEmily is widely recognised as the best junior in competition law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom PascoeBrick Court ChambersTom is as sharp as a tack and has commercial and strategic acumen beyond his year of call. His drafting and responsiveness are both excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Brick Court are always a first port of call for competition litigation. The depth of talent at all levels of seniority is very impressive and I have never been disappointed. ’

‘Great expertise for competition litigation, the go-to set for this work.

‘A very good set that combines strength in depth in competition law with commercial expertise. ’

‘Top tier competition-focused set with many of the top competition law barristers.

Clerks 

‘The clerking team are always very helpful and efficient. Tony Burgess and Paul Dennison provide an excellent quality of service. ’

‘Luke Carvalho is always very helpful and responsive.

Work highlights

    London Bar > European Union law Tier 1

    A preeminent set for EU law‘, Brick Court Chambers boasts extensive expertise in both the silk and junior ranks, covering the spectrum of EU related matters and acting in the most high-profile cases before senior UK and European Courts. David Scannell KC possesses particular expertise in pharmaceutical and chemical related matters, which he utilised when acting for animal rights campaign group PETA in Symrise AG v European Chemicals Agency; an appeal against the European Chemicals Agency directing Symrise to conduct animal tests on their chemical substances under the REACH regulation. James Flynn KC represented the environmental NGO in ClientEarth v European Investment Bank, the case is of critical significance to the functioning of, and EU’s compliance with, international environmental conventions and is now pending appeal before the European Court of Justice.

    Rising stars

    Emma MockfordBrick Court ChambersEmma is the complete package and a fantastic barrister. She has a good grasp of the bigger picture, is a real team player and regularly punches above her weight, gaining the full confidence of her client in the process.
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Marie Demetriou KCBrick Court ChambersMarie is a brilliant courtroom advocate, particularly strong in appellate court. ’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Lord Anderson KCBrick Court ChambersA silk possessing incredible gravitas in court and conference, David is both very user-friendly and authoritative.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    James Flynn KCBrick Court ChambersExquisite analytical skills, James is a precise drafter and a persuasive advocate.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Maya Lester KCBrick Court ChambersMaya is a phenomenal drafter, amazingly responsive and is top of the tree for sanctions.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Daniel Jowell KCBrick Court ChambersDaniel is up there with the best in terms of strategy, legal reasoning and client service.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Aidan Robertson KCBrick Court ChambersWhen it comes to EU law, Aidan has immense knowledge of formalities, judges and court procedure.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    David Scannell KCBrick Court ChambersDavid has an excellent strategic mind, navigating the legal issues and client’s objectives with seeming ease. 
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Victoria Wakefield KC – Brick Court Chambers ‘Calmness personified, Victoria has complete mastery of the changes in this fast moving area at a particularly turbulent time.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Fergus Randolph KC – Brick Court Chambers ‘Fergus is extremely knowledgeable and addresses novel legal issues in a pragmatic manner. An incredibly versatile and accessible silk, his client is always highly satisfied with the depth and clarity of his legal opinions.
    Ranked: Tier 3

    2022 Silks

    Sarah Abram KCBrick Court ChambersSarah is a star of both the present and the future. She is always well-liked by clients and is exceptionally knowledgeable in this complex and fast paced area of law. Her advocacy style is always focussed and easy to follow whilst grappling with difficult technical issues.

    Leading Juniors

    Richard BlakeleyBrick Court ChambersRichard has an incisive mind and is excellent at breaking down complex problems. He is always happy to talk through an issue and consider creative solutions.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Tim JohnstonBrick Court ChambersTim is an excellent senior junior with very good written skills and a very accomplished advocacy style; he is a silk in waiting.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Hugo LeithBrick Court ChambersA very talented junior, Hugo is particularly clever and his versatility make him easy to work with.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Gerard RothschildBrick Court ChambersTechnically, Gerard is one of the best intellects at the Bar.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Charlotte ThomasBrick Court ChambersA very bright and knowledgeable junior, Charlotte is highly approachable and her clear and to the point drafting make her great to work with.
    Ranked: Tier 3

    Testimonials

    Set 

    ‘Preeminent Chambers for EU law.’

    ‘Brick Court Chambers are the go-to set for EU law matters.’

    ‘Brick Court is well-known for its top quality barristers practicing in the field of sanctions law, Especially the European sanctions regime.’

    ‘One of the best sets for EU matters; their practitioners in the field are usually available, even on short notice.’

    ‘Widely regarded as the best in this field.’

    Clerks 

    ‘Luke Carvalho is easy to deal with and flexible.’

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

      Brick Court Chambers is ‘top-of-the-list for commercial civil fraud work, commended for being ‘very businesslike in its approach to matter management, and extremely user-friendly‘. The set has plenty of bench strength to provide the largest teams for the largest cases, such as Privatbank v Kolomoisky and others, in which Mark Howard KC, supported by six further silks and juniors, led the defence for Igor Kolomoisky, one of the former owners of a nationalised Ukrainian bank who is fighting claims that he misappropriated US$2.4bn by arranging fraudulent loans. Another major case is Rowe v Ingenious Media entities and Others, a litigation arising from the highly publicised film finance investment schemes, in which Tim Lord KC is leading for Ingenious Media, supported by Simon Birt KC, Craig Morrison  and Sophie Shaw.

      Rising stars

      Sophie Shaw - Brick Court Chambers 'Easy going as part of a team but expresses her views with real conviction - a great person to have on your side in a big case.'   
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Leading Silks

      Mark Howard KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Undoubtedly in the top handful of advocates currently operating at the bar. Tenacious cross-examiner with a clear strategic focus.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Tim Lord KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Tim is a vastly experienced senior silk with an excellent track-record in hard-fought fraud cases. An excellent choice for such cases.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Vernon Flynn KCBrick Court Chambers ‘One of the few who can effectively marshall a large barrister team and gets results in an international commercial litigation context.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Stephen Midwinter KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Stephen's cross-examination is devastating. He effortlessly extracts winning points from witnesses without leaving them anywhere to hide. His low key manner hides a ruthlessly efficient fraud silk who is an equal to many of the great names at the bar.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Daniel Jowell KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Phenomenally bright and user friendly.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Roger Masefield KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Gets on top of the detail, very good on his feet, persuasive advocate who makes sure judges understand even the most complex cases.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Simon's approach to advocacy is well-tempered and he oozes gravitas. He is very efficient with his time and gives robust, considered, advice.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Simon Birt KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Simon has heavyweight analytical skills. He displays a razor-sharp ability to analyse facts into logical advice and legal argument. A great asset in complex and multifaceted litigation.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Thomas Plewman KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Clarity and speed of advice. He thinks laterally. Critically he is very good to work with in a team.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Harry Matovu KC - Brick Court Chambers 'A great team-player, always willing to discuss and accommodate ideas, fantastic oral and written advocacy.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Leading Juniors

      Richard BlakeleyBrick Court Chambers ‘Mega bright with tremendous written skills and a huge asset to any high charged litigation team.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Richard EschwegeBrick Court Chambers ‘Top level commercial junior. Hugely intelligent; unparalleled drafting skills; able to assimilate vast quantities of complex material and produce outstanding skeleton arguments.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Edward HarrisonBrick Court Chambers ‘Ed's drafting is excellent. He deals with complex points with impressive clarity and is always concise. His advocacy style is similar. He is measured, clear and precise.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Laura NewtonBrick Court Chambers ‘One of the rising stars at the junior Bar, with exceptional talent. She has a huge capacity for absorbing detail on the most complex fraud matters.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Craig Morrison  - Brick Court Chambers 'A legendary work ethic combined with a real joy and passion for the law - the perfect combination.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Edward HoBrick Court Chambers ‘He is diligent and bright and a great team player. Warmly recommended in this field.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Fred HobsonBrick Court Chambers ‘Fred is always available to provide measured insight and counsel; he is never ruffled.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Joanne Box   –Brick Court Chambers 'Great client skills. Hard worker with real intellect and strategically astute. Good team player and an asset to any serious legal team.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

       ‘Brick Court is top-of-the-list for commercial civil fraud work.’

       ‘Excellent commercial set; very businesslike in its approach to matter management, and extremely user-friendly. The training is almost always of a high calibre, and it has a broad range of counsel for commercial disputes.’

       ‘Very much a premium set offering a premium service.  They probably have the greatest concentration of top-level silks within the commercial bar.’

       ‘Very strong for fraud claims.’

       ‘Brick Court is the model chambers. My go to set.’

       Clerking

       ‘A strong clerking team, very responsive and user-friendly. Paul Dennison is a name to note.’

      Work highlights

        Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 1

        Stephen Ruttle KC – Brick Court Chambers  Brick Court ChambersStephen Ruttle KC 'goes above and beyond in terms of making the clients comfortable, and inspiring confidence and trust. Stephen is fully prepared; invests considerable time and energy in understanding the issues and the case; and is not afraid to give an honest and frank opinion so that each party sees the other's point of view'. By January 2022, Ruttle had mediated approximately 1,800 cases, most of which have involved large values. He practises predominantly in London, but also mediates regularly in other parts of the UK and Ireland, as well as in several overseas jurisdictions.William Wood KC – Brick Court Chambers  The 'highly personable and easy-to deal-with' William Wood KC at Brick Court Chambers is 'a tenacious, persistent mediator, who brings to his craft a stellar level of legal scholarship, an acute understanding of the law, and highly-developed mediation skills. He is always scrupulously well-prepared and, as a result, is able win the confidence of all mediating parties'. Wood conducts approximately 70 disputes each year, with his international mediation practice incorporating business disputes of all kinds, including insurance, banking, oil and gas, construction, engineering, product liability, Pharma and professional negligence matters. He is also increasingly active in human rights-related claims.Tony Willis – Brick Court Chambers  Brick Court Chambers' Tony Willis, the former head of litigation at Clifford Chance LLP is an independent mediator who is routinely instructed on commercial, business and regulatory matters. Willis' experience includes handling over a thousand mediations, with the parties ranging from multinationals and individuals, to governments and government departments.

        London Bar > Administrative law and human rights Tier 2

        ‘Stacked full of talented barristers’ one of Brick Court Chambers‘ key strengths is its strength in depth and array of at both silk and junior level. The set is known for public law work in a more commercial context, as well as representation of highly-respected NGOs as claimants. ‘Very strategic’ silk Paul Bowen KC has appeared in the High Court many times and recently represented the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in a challenge to the Home Office’s failure to monitor applications to the EU Settlement Scheme by Equality Act protected characteristics. Another barrister of note with a varied practice is James McClelland KC, a standout mandate of whose in 2021 was R (Donegan) v Financial Services Compensation, a judicial review against the FSCS’s decision to refuse compensation to victims of the collapse of London Capital & Finance – he led Tim Johnston and Charlotte Thomas.

        Rising stars

        Ranked: Tier 1
        Emma MockfordBrick Court Chambers 'Goes above and beyond for her clients. Very well prepared, and judges warm well to her. Very easy to work with.' 
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Leading Silks

        Lord Anderson KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A superb advocate. David's ability to learn and then distil and communicate complicated facts from a case he has not been involved in since the final appeal stage is exemplary.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Paul Bowen KCBrick Court Chambers 'One of the most innovative thinkers in public law cases. Very strategic and able to boil down complex legal arguments to clear propositions - very effective advocate and good with clients.'    
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Jemima Stratford KCBrick Court Chambers 'Jemima gives very sensible and practical advice. She has natural leadership qualities and inspires confidence.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Marie Demetriou KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Very thoughtful and considered approach.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Maya Lester KCBrick Court Chambers 'Maya is a noted expert in sanctions. She is extremely responsive and user-friendly. She has worked on some of the most high-profile domestic and EU sanctions cases.'    
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Margaret Gray KC - Brick Court ChambersFantastic choice for an expert silk; ranges with ease across EU, English and Irish law
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Victoria Wakefield KCBrick Court ChambersVery personable and responsive. Astute on the law and commercially focused.
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Sarah Ford KCBrick Court Chambers 'Very clever and very user friendly. Offers insights beyond her years and contributes strongly to strategy discussions.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        2021 Silks

        James McClelland KCBrick Court ChambersJames has a cool head under pressure and his submissions are rapier sharp. He is calm, forensic and puts the client’s case forcefully.’

        Leading Juniors

        Malcolm Birdling - Brick Court ChambersSuperb drafting in complex legal cases and identifying the strongest points to run with.
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Tim JohnstonBrick Court Chambers 'Tim's knowledge of the law in this area is excellent and is complemented by his highly industrious work ethic and crisp, clear drafting. He is also a formidable advocate who clearly has the ear of judges with his succinct submissions. Surely a star of the future.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Zahra Al-Rikabi - Brick Court ChambersA great team player and a fine drafter with sound judgement.
        Ranked: Tier 3
        David Heaton - Brick Court ChambersImpressively hard-working with a gimlet eye for the detail in a case; a real team-player, capable of producing a mass of impressive work and argument in a short space of time.
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Sarah LoveBrick Court Chambers ‘Very clever and very user friendly. Offers insights beyond her years and contributes strongly to strategy discussions.'  
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Gerard RothschildBrick Court Chambers 'Gerard is very bright he has a first class brain, is very good with clients. His written work is excellent.'    
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Emily MacKenzieBrick Court Chambers ‘Emily is exceptionally bright, practical and hard working. A pleasure to work with.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Jennifer MacLeodBrick Court Chambers 'Superlative, both in written submissions and when on her feet. Excellent tactical approach.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘Outstanding public law team – stacked full of talented barristers. Would be a go to chambers for commercial judicial review.’    

        ‘Extremely strong on public law.’    

        ‘They are a very well regarded set.’    

        Clerking

        ‘They are cooperative and helpful.’

        ‘Efficient and courteous.’   

        ‘Jo Francis is brilliant and she has been a joy to work.’

        London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 2

        Brick Court Chambers is ‘undoubtedly a go-to set for banking‘,  and ‘packed with stars of the present and future who are also a pleasure to deal with and loved by clients’. Members regularly act for and against the banks on major claims. In Privatbank v Kolomoisky and others, Mark Howard KC is leading a team of six members, including Geoffrey Kuehne, on behalf of Igor Kolomoisky, one of the former owners of a nationalised Ukrainian bank who has been accused of misappropriating US$2.4bn by arranging fraudulent loans. Tim Lord KC, who has an excellent reputation for taking on banks, is leading Kyle Lawson in Leeds City Council and Others v Barclays Bank PLC, in which seven city councils are seeking rescission of multi-million pounds of long-dated loans with Barclays on the grounds of the bank’s allegedly fraudulent misrepresentations of the LIBOR benchmark.

        Rising stars

        Tom Wood  - Brick Court Chambers 'Tom is a rising star for Brick Court. He is exceptionally hard working and diligent, plus an astute litigation strategist.'
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Leading Silks

        Mark Howard KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Simply his name can strike fear into opposition - a titan of the Bar.'
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Tim Lord KCBrick Court ChambersA titan in this area.
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court Chambers ‘His advice is clear and he is very creative, looking for solutions and not problems.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Helen Davies KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Very strong advocate. Very user friendly and responsive. Among the most respected and sought after counsel around.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Jasbir Dhillon KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Jasbir is one of the elite Silks at the English Bar for investment banking disputes. He is a formidable courtroom performer with exceptional skills in cross examination. Jasbir has deep expertise in strategising multi-jurisdiction litigation.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Simon Birt KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Simon is, quite simply, brilliant. Incredibly detail-oriented, he never cuts corners and prepares for hearings assiduously. His urbane courtroom demeanour has a steely core – he won’t be pushed around and is the intellectual equal of anyone at the Bar.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Roger Masefield KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He’s very calm and took everything in his stride in a way that some people won’t. He just got on with it. He’s proving to be a very effective silk.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Thomas Plewman KC - Brick Court Chambers 'Incredibly hard-work and diligent. Gets on top of all of the detail very very quickly. An, xtremely polished advocate, both written and orally.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Richard Slade KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Richard is an excellent barrister, he is not just intellectual and knowledgeable as would be expected, but pragmatic and commercial. A pleasure to work with too.'
        Ranked: Tier 5

        2021 Silks

        James McClelland KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Jamie has a razor-sharp mind; a cool head; compelling manner; and eye for detail - the perfect junior silk. He inspires confidence in his clients, his peers, and the bench.'
        Tony Singla KCBrick Court ChambersA natural leader, Tony is not afraid to make the big calls. Confident, calm and highly responsive. Continues to be a star in commercial circles.'

        2022 Silks

        Sarah Abram KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Incredible knack of being on top of everything all of the time, from the high level strategy to the finer detail. Loved by clients, instructing solicitors and co-counsel alike. Very proactive, will drive a case forward and has the ability to herd cats when necessary in multi-party litigation.'

        Leading Juniors

        Fred HobsonBrick Court Chambers ‘Fred is a next generation Silk in the making. A real star of the junior Bar, Fred is a talented advocate in his own right who also adds serious intellectual firepower to a multi-barrister team supporting a KC.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Richard EschwegeBrick Court Chambers ‘Exceptionally hard-working and fast to produce very high-quality written work product. Very experienced in long trials as well as in interlocutory applications. Frequently appears unled in matters where a Silk is instructed on the other side.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Craig MorrisonBrick Court Chambers ‘From pupillage onwards, Craig has been on a stellar trajectory. A leading junior will surely be a leading silk soon.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Geoffrey KuehneBrick Court Chambers ‘Geoff is a Silk for the future. He is very bright, hard working and insightful. Totally reliable as a junior where the case also needs a Silk, but really effective as an advocate in court for cases without a KC. Clients appreciate his thoughtful and effective manner.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Alan RoxburghBrick Court Chambers ‘He is a huge asset to any team; and if you knew the analysis on the other side was coming from him, you would tell your client to give up or settle.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Richard BlakeleyBrick Court Chambers ‘Richard has a great deal of grit and resilience. He is calm, measured and thoughtful.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Jonathan DawidBrick Court Chambers ‘Very intelligent, fights his corner well, strong advocate and sense of humour.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Kyle Lawson  – Brick Court Chambers ‘Kyle is way beyond his years – he is head and shoulders above his peers at the Bar. He absorbs facts swiftly, and grasps the key legal principles with ease. His written work is fantastic – his pleadings are hard-hitting and concisely undermine an opponent ‘
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

         ‘Second-to-none.  Packed with stars of the present and future who are also a pleasure to deal with and loved by clients.‘

         ‘Undoubtedly a go to set for banking.’

         ‘Approachable, good strength in depth, broad range of expertise – one of the top sets.’

         ‘Brick Court is obviously a top set and offers a Rolls-Royce service.’

         ‘Excellent set.’

         Clerking

        ‘They are brilliant, and they rightly focus heavily on building relationships with the key firms in which they can be relied upon to find solutions.’

        London Bar > Energy Tier 2

        Brick Court Chambers is ‘a top-tier all-round commercial set and its strength in depth is unrivalled’ that ‘has a wealth of experience in the energy sector and in judicial review and administrative law matters’. Prominent silk Mark Howard KC‘s busy energy and natural resources practice spans offshore construction disputes as well as contentious oil and gas supply matters. In Arcadia Group v Bosworth, he is representing claimants – oil trading companies owned by shipping billionaire John Fredriksen – who allege that they have been defrauded by former management and traders and are seeking $400m in damages. Helen Davies KC is another star performer and her work in Blue Power Group & Ors v Eni Norge & Ors saw her act for the defendant in a $500m damages claim for alleged breach of contract concerning the development and supply of a new technology for the compression and transportation of gas from a large field in the Barents Sea. Standout junior Richard Eschwege’s caseload ranges from ranges from complex energy frauds to difficult questions of interpretation in oil and gas contracts. He is acting unled for the two principal defendants in Alta Trading v Bosworth, a $330m civil fraud claim involving oil trading in West Africa.

        Rising stars

        Charlotte ThomasBrick Court Chambers ‘She has very strong analytical ability, never misses a trick, and provides with practical and commercial advice.’
        Ranked: Tier 1

        Leading Silks

        Mark Howard KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He has this amazing ability to cut through the fiendishly complex, making the fundamentals of a case seem almost childishly simple.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Helen Davies KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A very strong advocate, very user-friendly and responsive, she is among the most respected and sought-after counsel around.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Vernon Flynn KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Responsive and industrious, he his audience extremely well and is able to convey complex legal arguments in a clear and concise manner.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Simon Birt KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Incredibly authoritative and persuasive, he has a knack for taking the judge with him when presenting submissions.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He lives and breathes the cases, with a superb legal and analytical mind, and his advocacy skills are through the roof.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Daniel Jowell KCBrick Court Chambers ‘One of the leading lights of the energy Bar, especially on the regulatory and competition side, he has a first-class intellect, is very good with clients and is is superb in court.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Tim Lord KCBrick Court Chambers ‘With justifiable status as a legend of the Bar, he is a brilliant advocate and a supreme strategist.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Michael Bools KCBrick Court Chambers ‘His geniality makes him a real pleasure to work with and he is a calm and charming advocate, but he has a razor-sharp intellect, deep knowledge of the law and a healthy appetite for success.’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Alec Haydon KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He is very thorough, leaving no stone unturned to give clear and practical commercial recommendations.’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Stephen Midwinter KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He has great judgment and intellect, and he is a very strong writer and a savvy advocate.’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Fionn Pilbrow KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A charismatic performer, in and out of court, he has an elegant and expressive oral style with very sound judgment.’
        Ranked: Tier 4

        2021 Silks

        James McClelland KC - Brick Court Chambers ‘James has great ability to distil and analyse arguments, and he inspires great confidence that no stone is being left unturned for the client's case.’

        Leading Juniors

        Richard EschwegeBrick Court Chambers 'He should be on everyone’s list as a senior junior of choice because he is able to digest vast amounts of material at short notice and produce excellent and comprehensive arguments.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Gerard RothschildBrick Court Chambers ‘A brilliant draftsman and a model junior counsel, he has enormous experience and expertise in energy disputes, particular those in the regulatory and competition law arenas.’
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Edward HoBrick Court Chambers ‘He has a keen eye for detail and he has the formidable advocacy skills to poke significant holes in the other side’s case.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Ben WoolgarBrick Court Chambers ‘He bears all the hallmarks of becoming one of the great barristers of his time – he is analytical, commercial when needed and his advocacy skills are second to none.’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Joanne BoxBrick Court Chambers ‘Jo should not be underestimated, she is fiercely intelligent and a great advocate.’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Tom PascoeBrick Court Chambers ‘He grapples with the technical and legal issues, tackling each task with enthusiasm and consistently delivering work of the highest standard.’
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘Very much a premium set offering a premium service.  They probably have the greatest concentration of top-level silks within the commercial bar.’

        ‘An extremely strong set in all core areas.’

        ‘I hold Brick Court in high regard. Service-minded like a 5 star hotel. Excellent availability and although I do not know the details of their training programme it bears all the signs of a first-rate one.’

        ‘A top-tier all-round commercial set. I have instructed several barristers from this chambers on recent significant mandates.’

        ‘Brick Court definitely deserve their reputation as a top-flight chambers.’

        Clerking

        ‘Tony Burgess is an industry leader and strong contact for the firm – he knows all instructions large and small are crucial to the client and always wants to ensure we get the right people on the right cases.  He will happily volunteer if other sets have better options for a case, which helps build trust.’

        Work highlights

          London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

          A leading set for insurance and reinsurance‘, Brick Court Chambers‘ members are consistently instructed in major cases, their recent experience greatly involving COVID-19-related matters. Significant examples include Simon Salzedo KC‘s representation of an insurer that joined in the late 2020 FCA Test Case, which concerned business interruption (BI) insurance in context of lockdowns. In other areas, Mark Howard KC advised insurance group QBE on potential litigation regarding coverage of Canary Islands’ businesses concerning a 2020 sandstorm. Within the senior junior pool, Richard Eschwege‘s recent caseload includes acting in COVID-19-related coverage disputes under catastrophe reinsurance policies, as well as reinsurance matters under the Bermuda Form policy; and at rising star level, junior Tom Wood acted, along with 2021-appointed silk Tony Singla KC, for several art galleries and museums, which are claiming for pandemic-related business interruptions.

          Rising stars

          Tom WoodBrick Court ChambersTom is a superb junior.  He provides clear and commercially valuable advice, and he is someone who quickly cuts to the heart of a matter. He is one for the difficult cases.
          Ranked: Tier 1

          Leading Silks

          Ranked: Tier 2
          Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court ChambersAn outstanding advocate with an outstanding brain: when he speaks the Supreme Court listens carefully.
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Stephen Midwinter KCBrick Court ChambersStephen is incredibly quick to assimilate material and form a clear view.  He is pragmatic and gets to the heart of the issues. Tremendous insurance knowledge and the first barrister we seek out for difficult claims.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Richard Lord KCBrick Court ChambersHe is very responsive and produces well thought-out and expressed advice. He is first class.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Harry Matovu KCBrick Court ChambersCalm, measured and great with clients. His advocacy is firm, polite, accurate and meticulous; and he knows when to move on (either because the point is won or it is not being well received). An absolute pleasure to deal with and engages fully with those instructing him and their clients. Tells it how it is.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Fionn Pilbrow KCBrick Court ChambersAn excellent all-round barrister and advocate; very able and extremely user friendly.
          Ranked: Tier 5

          2021 Silks

          Tony Singla KCBrick Court ChambersExtremely intelligent and exudes confidence. Quick to grasp very complex insurance issues and navigate to the heart of the matter as soon as he becomes involved. An extremely accomplished and formidable advocate, which is recognised and remarked on by insurer clients.

          Leading Juniors

          Richard EschwegeBrick Court ChambersRichard has a prodigious intellect, but also an unbelievable capacity for sheer hard work.  He has a complete mastery of the technical aspects of the insurance and reinsurance industry, and is a pleasure to work with.
          Ranked: Tier 4

          Testimonials

          Set

          Good strength in depth.

          Brick Court has always been (and remains) a leading set for insurance and reinsurance.

          Brick Court has an A-list of intellects who are good to work with.

          Brick Court remains the best commercial set in my view, and attracts (academically) the best pupils.

          Brick Court has a blue-chip reputation.

          Clerking

          The clerks are always available and easy to deal with.

          London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

          Brick Court Chambers is ‘a great set‘ with ‘a good reputation for arbitration work‘. The set’s strong bench of arbitration counsel is complemented by an equally impressive selection of part-time and full-time arbitrators. Former judge Lord Hoffmann remains an esteemed figure, with experience of a wide range of international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Hilary Heilbron KC and Klaus Reichert SC are also in-demand full-time arbitrators who are regularly favoured as chair on investor-state and commercial tribunals. Highly-rated counsel Harry Matovu KC has also established an extremely good reputations for his arbitrator work.

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Brick Court Chambers has a good reputation for arbitration work.’

          ‘A great set.’

           

          London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

          The ‘excellent’ Brick Court Chambers have been instructed in a number of complex and high profile professional negligence cases. This includes cases such as McClean & Others v Thornhill QC, whereby the claimants, a large group of wealthy individuals entered allege the promoters of a tax scheme was provided negligent advice by a tax silk. The Chambers is particularly strong in financial professional negligence cases, with barristers well versed within tax law. Tom Adam KC is a well-regarded barrister, who is regularly instructed by the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms. Mark Howard KC has a practice focused on defending major accountants and international law firms.

          Leading Silks

          Tom Adam KCBrick Court ChambersTom is a brilliant lawyer and sees the issues in the case with great clarity. This is invaluable in setting strategy. He is a delight to work with and never fails to let you know precisely what he is thinking. A real star of his generation.'
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court ChambersSimon Salzedo KC is a serious player in the market.'
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Tim Lord KCBrick Court ChambersTim has an excellent sense for the wider strategy on any case: his massive courtroom experience gives him an invaluable insight into how the bench is likely to respond to a particular point and allows the case to be adapted accordingly. His advocacy is among the best at the Bar: he is very light on his feet and can respond to questions and pick up on indications from the bench with a deft touch that very few can match.' 
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Fionn Pilbrow KCBrick Court ChambersFionn is an extremely accomplished and skillful barrister, coruscatingly intelligent and a sparkling advocate.  He has the ear of the Court, and his submissions are typically treated as both authoritative and persuasive.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Ranked: Tier 4

          2021 Silks

          Tony Singla KC - Brick Court ChambersTony is a natural leader, with a formidable intellect, and is an exceptional advocate. His cross-examination skills, and the thoroughness with which he approaches trial preparation are excellent.

          Leading Juniors

          Edward HarrisonBrick Court ChambersHis strength is his exceptional grasp of the highly technical field of audit liability.  He's very bright indeed, and his mind works in the right way.  He works well with the solicitor team as well.  Would use again!
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Sophie ShawBrick Court ChambersSheer class.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Kyle LawsonBrick Court ChambersKyle is a great all-round junior: really personable and produces lovely documents. He also has a healthy does of realism/objectivity (and doesn't get caught up in group-speak - essential when you are working in a large team).' 
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Jonathan DawidBrick Court ChambersBrilliant on paper and in oral submissions. A team player and silk in the making.' 
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Brick Court Chambers is an excellent set, and has some of the leading barristers in the area of professional negligence, e.g. Simon Salzedo KC.’

          ‘Generally very strong; eclectic mix of talents.’

          ‘Stellar set on professional negligence matters.’ 

          ‘An excellent alternative to 4 New Square for prof neg.’

          ‘A first-rate professional negligence, commercial and public law set.’

          Clerking

          ‘Very good clerking team.  Phil Wilkes in particular is stand out’

          London Bar > Public international law Tier 2

          Brick Court Chambers has ‘an impressive reputation in commercial law and public law‘ which it is combining to good effect in the public international law arena.  The set fields a strong selection of commercial juniors with good experience of investment treaty disputes, state v state claims and the overlap with EU and human rights law. Notable recent cases include Maya Lester KC‘s advice to Meta before the ECHR in Meta v Russian Federation, concerning rights to free expression with regard to posts by Facebook’s users supporting Alexei Navalny. Emilie Gonin and Edward Ho  are advising the claimant in the $150m investment treaty claim Patel Engineering v Mozambique concerning a major railway and harbour development project. Zahra Al-Rikabi  is also making a strong name for herself and is representing the Qatari state-owned broadcaster Al-Jazeera in Al-Jazeera v Egypt, a BIT dispute concerning the cancellation of its broadcasting licence and compulsory closure of its local branch.

          Leading Silks

          Maya Lester KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Phenomenal drafter, strong work ethic, amazingly responsive, top of the tree of sanctions.’
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Leading Juniors

          Robert McCorquodaleBrick Court Chambers ‘Robert is very personable and smooth on his feet. He has an impressive background in all aspects of public international law, with particular expertise in business and human rights.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Emilie Gonin – Brick Court Chambers ‘Emilie is a tremendous advocate and very knowledgeable, particularly on investment treaty arbitration.'
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Edward HoBrick Court Chambers ‘Up and coming international lawyer with particular skill in investment treaty matters. He will go far.’
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Zahra Al-Rikabi – Brick Court Chambers ‘Zahra is an elite barrister, who is able to manage extremely difficult and complex cases with aplomb.’
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Testimonials

          Set 

           ‘Excellent set.’

          ‘Brick Court Chambers occupies the very top of food chain for international law, no question’

          ‘Brick Court has an impressive reputation in commercial law and public law.’

          Clerking

          ‘Very helpful clerks.’ 

          ‘Truly excellent service.’

          ‘Tony Burgess is excellent ‘

          London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

          Service minded like a ficw-star hotel,’ Brick Court Chambers is ‘undoubtedly one of the top sets at the commercial bar‘, with ‘ extraordinary breadth of talent at the silk level‘. The versatile set covers a range of areas and has built an increasingly strong crossover into public international law. Challenges to arbitration awards feature prominently on the agenda, including Betamax v State Trading Corporation, a Privy Council appeal from Mauritius in which Mark Howard KC and Salim Moollan KC both represented Betamax concerning the annulment of a US$120m arbitral award which raised questions about the scope of a public policy challenge to an award. On the BIT side, Vernon Flynn KC and Edward Ho  represented World Wide Minerals in the Republic of Kazakhstan v World Wide Minerals, where the state challenged findings made by the ad hoc UNCITRAL Tribunal.

          Rising stars

          Tom Wood  - Brick Court Chambers 'Tom is a true star. He has immense technical knowledge, as well as being very easy to work with. His experience as a solicitor also means he is incredibly well versed in the procedural aspects of arbitration and knows his way round the arbitration rules.'
          Ranked: Tier 1

          Leading Silks

          Vernon Flynn KCBrick Court Chambers ‘One of the leading lights at the arbitration Bar. He is universally well-known and respected. Clients love him for his hands-on approach and arbitrators respect him.’
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Mark Howard KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Mark has this amazing ability to cut through the fiendishly complex, making the fundamentals of a case seem almost childishly simple.’
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Salim Moollan KC  – Brick Court Chambers  ‘He is extremely strategic and insightful, finding arguments that others miss. Most of all, he is an astoundingly capable and powerful advocate, forceful, tactful, disarming.’
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Helen Davies KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Very strong advocate. Very user friendly and responsive. Among the most respected and sought after counsel around.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Harry Matovu KCBrick Court Chambers ‘He lives and breathes the cases, with a superb legal and analytical mind. He writes like a bestselling author and his advocacy skills are through the roof.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Tim Lord KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Tim is an absolute star. He is one of the most persuasive and intelligent advocates at the commercial Bar. He is adept at thinking on his feet and reading his audience.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Simon Salzedo KCBrick Court ChambersHis advocacy is a delight to listen to. He is fluent, persuasive, amusing and altogether very impressive indeed.’
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Fionn Pilbrow KC  - Brick Court Chambers 'Now a real leader in terms of having the confidence, stamina and client manner to take on the biggest and most complex cases. Quick, fluent and with an eye to what is likely to appeal to the tribunal he has excellent judgment and instils confidence in those around him.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Stephen Midwinter KC – Brick Court Chambers ‘He is unflustered and a problem solver, always on hand to give a clear and unflustered view. As an advocate he is measured, prepared and personable – he attacks by forensic analysis rather than forceful aggression and is all the more appealing to a tribunal as a result.’
          Ranked: Tier 4

          Leading Juniors

          Edward HoBrick Court Chambers ‘Ed is very detail-oriented, quickly able to formulate a forensic understanding of the most complex of legal and technical issues. This allows him to act as a formidable advocate for his clients, able to pick holes in both key witness testimony and the densest of expert reports.’
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Zahra Al-RikabiBrick Court Chambers ‘Zahra really impresses with her mastery of the commercial priorities and understanding of the history of the matter.’
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Emilie Gonin - Brick Court Chambers ‘Emilie is a rising super-star. She is strong across the board. Her written advocacy is always clear and compelling, and reflects very deep thought and insight into the core issues. Emilie's oral advocacy is truly superb. She is extremely poised, sharp, witty, flexible, charming and impassioned. ’
          Ranked: Tier 3
          David HeatonBrick Court Chambers ‘David is very clever indeed, with a remarkable memory, and an astonishing work ethic. You're really getting two barristers for the price of one. He is also charming and very easy to work with.’
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Testimonials

          Set  

          ‘Brick Court are undoubtedly one of the top sets at the commercial bar. Their barristers are always in very high demand, but still offer a top rate service.’

          ‘I hold Brick Court in high regard. Service minded like a 5-star hotel. Excellent availability.’

          ‘Brick Court chambers is probably the number one set when it comes to international disputes, international law and human rights law.’ 

          ‘Superb set, extraordinary breadth of talent at the KC level.’

           ‘Brick Court is a top set in the City. Very reliable brand.’

           Clerking

           ‘Impeccable – Philip Wilkes is incredibly helpful and proactive.’

          London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

          With a range of practitioners, the set at Brick Court Chambers features Simon Salzedo KC – a chartered accountant previous to his career at the Bar – advised the respondent of an FRC claim for misleading conduct during an investigation into the Carillion audit. Heading up a five-person team in efforts of supporting the FRC in the Carillion investigation is Tom Adam KC, another key figure in chambers. Taking silk in 2021, James McClelland KC acted for the SRA in relation to a solicitors’ alleged dishonesty when providing evidence in court, while Tony Singla KC represented Deloitte in FRC v Deloitte, a regulatory matter touching on the dispute over Hewlett-Packard's takeover of Autonomy.

          2021 Silks

          Tony Singla KCBrick Court ChambersA really impressive barrister making the transition into Silk. Has an excellent grasp of the principles of audit work and a brilliant mind.'
          James McClelland KCBrick Court ChambersJamie is super bright but also very user friendly; he wears his learning lightly and is always a pleasure to work with. His ability to get to the point and demystify the complex serve him well in the Court room.'

          Leading Juniors

          Sarah BousfieldBrick Court ChambersSuperb intellect; hard-working; practically-minded; responsive; operating beyond her years.'
          Ranked: Tier 4

          Testimonials

          Clerking

          High quality.

          Luke Carvalho could not be more helpful.

          London Bar > Public procurement Tier 3

          Solid and reliable‘ junior Tim Johnston is a key name to note as Brick Court Chambers, and he often assists public authorities and claimants with procurement matters. Public procurement is also becoming more and more of a significant part of Sarah Love’s practice - she represented the claimant in R (Bluebird Boats Ltd) v The Royal Parks Ltd and The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a judicial review against the Royal Parks regarding its refusal to grant Bluebird Boats an interim contract and permission to trade following the expiry of the previous concession contract.

          Leading Silks

          Margaret Gray KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Margaret is an undisputed leader in her areas of practice. She is able to grasp complex issues quickly and thinks outside the box.'
          Ranked: Tier 2

          Leading Juniors

          Ranked: Tier 3
          Tim JohnstonBrick Court Chambers ‘Tim is a solid and reliable junior.’   
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘They have a really broad range of counsel at all levels covering all material areas of public law.’    

          Clerking

          ‘They are really good. They are always very flexible in finding the right expert.’    

          London Bar > Group litigation Tier 3

          Brick Court Chambers prowess in group litigation is heavily tied to its standout competition law practice, members being active in a host of the foremost cases that cross the two areas. In Merricks v Mastercard, the first collective action certified by the CAT, in which the Supreme Court laid down the principles to be applied in all collective proceedings, Marie Demetriou KC led a counsel team that also included Victoria Wakefield KC, acting for Walter Merricks on behalf of a wide class of UK consumers concerning credit and debit card transaction fees. Joint head of chambers Helen Davies KC has extensive experience of collective actions, particularly in banking and finance cases, and 2022 and 2021 appointments Sarah Abram KC and Tony Singla KC are notable junior silks.

          Leading Silks

          Victoria Wakefield KCBrick Court Chambers 'Determined and effective, very hard-working, very approachable.'
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Marie Demetriou KCBrick Court Chambers 'Tremendous advocacy. Really persuasive and engaging, and makes everything sound very simple.'
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Helen Davies KCBrick Court Chambers 'Very strong advocate, user friendly and responsive. Among the most respected and sought after counsel around.'
          Ranked: Tier 3

          2021 Silks

          Tony Singla KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Tony’s promotion to silk so quickly is testament to his brilliance. He is one of the future stars at the commercial Bar.’

          2022 Silks

          Sarah Abram KCBrick Court Chambers 'Sarah is technically excellent, extremely user-friendly, and her written and oral advocacy stands up very well.'
          Sarah Abram KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Sarah is technically excellent, extremely user-friendly, and her written and oral advocacy stands up very well.’
          Sarah Abram KCBrick Court Chambers 'Sarah is technically excellent, extremely user-friendly, and her written and oral advocacy stands up very well.'

          Leading Juniors

          Joanne BoxBrick Court Chambers 'Simply brilliant. She is fiercely intelligent, diligent and gets the job done.'
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Brick Court has a strong bench for group litigation.’

          ‘Good strength in this area at silk and junior level.’

          ‘Exceptionally good bench strength and depth across all levels of seniority.’

          ‘Very strong in competition law and group actions.’

          ‘Excellent strength at silk and junior level.’

          Clerking

          ‘The best clerks in town.’

          London Bar > Aviation

          Leading Silks

          Marie Demetriou KCBrick Court Chambers ‘Unrivalled knowledge of the public law aspects of Aviation regulation, slots trading and insolvency matters.'
          Ranked: Tier 2

          Leading Juniors

          Malcolm BirdlingBrick Court Chambers ‘With an encyclopedic knowledge of administrative law, Malcolm is one of the top juniors in the field. His precise and effective drafting is so powerful that cases can be won before even getting to court. A great strategic brain.’
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Data protection

          Leading Silks

          Victoria Wakefield KCBrick Court ChambersVictoria is an exceptionally talented barrister. Judges trust her and are persuaded by her.'
          Ranked: Tier 2

          London Bar > Shipping

          Leading Silks

          Richard Lord KCBrick Court Chambers 'Very good at giving quick advice 'off the cuff' and exceptionally strong knowledge of case law.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Simon Birt KCBrick Court Chambers 'Simon is very calm under pressure, and gets into the detail of matters, providing well-considered advice.'
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Leading Juniors

          Charlotte TanBrick Court Chambers 'Charlotte has a sharp intellect, is very client-centred, and prepared to put in a huge amount of work on a case.'
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

          Leading Silks

          Ranked: Tier 3
          Robert O’Donoghue KCBrick Court ChambersRobert is an absolute star. For complex IT and telecoms work, no one is better than him. He is extremely knowledgeable, user-friendly and a great writer. He’s very clear and goes straight to the point.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Nicholas Saunders KCBrick Court ChambersOne of the best KCs for commercial litigation in the technology sector, especially where there is an overlap with IP law. He analyses cases very well but always with the clients overarching strategic objectives in mind.
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Commodities

          Leading Silks

          Fionn Pilbrow KC - Brick Court Chambers ‘Now a real leader in terms of having the confidence, stamina and client manner to take on the biggest and most complex cases, he is quick, fluent and with an eye to what is likely to appeal to the Tribunal.’
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Intellectual property

          London Bar > Financial services regulation

          2021 Silks

          James McClelland KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A superstar. Great with clients, great in court, cuts through to the key points with a superb sense of what the court wants. A first rate advocate. Jamie is going places.’

          London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

          Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors

          Sarah LoveBrick Court Chambers 'Excellent written work and strong, persuasive oral advocacy.'
          Ranked: Tier 1

          London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

          Leading Juniors

          Jennifer MacLeod – Brick Court ChambersAn outstanding lawyer. She excels in complex cases, managing the responsibility of her role with hard work, detailed knowledge of her case and the law, exceptional written and oral advocacy, positivity and sheer talent.
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

          Leading Silks

          Charles Hollander QCBrick Court ChambersExceptional on his feet.
          Ranked: Tier 2

          The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

          Brick Court Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers chambers in the UK.

          Heads of chambers: Mark Howard KC, Helen Davies KC
          Senior clerks: Tony Burgess, Paul Dennison
          Tenants: 104

          The set: There are over 100 members who practise full-time, including 47 KCs. Chambers specialises in commercial, competition, international/EU and public law, maintaining a strong reputation in all areas.

          Types of work undertaken:  Commercial work includes all aspects of international trade, finance and commerce, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance, reinsurance, shipping and City work, and on private international law. Members of chambers also specialise in fields as diverse as professional negligence, media and entertainment law, defamation, takeovers and mergers, employment law, sports law and public international law. The majority of chambers work consists of High Court litigation and commercial arbitrations, together with appeals to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council and associated advisory work. Junior members of chambers also undertake more varied common law work in the County Court and in employment tribunals.

          Brick Court Chambers has an outstanding team of EU lawyers who are specialists in all aspects of EU and competition litigation. EU law practitioners appear in the full range of English courts and tribunals, before the CMA and Competition Appeals Tribunal, as well as in the Court of Justice and General Court in Luxembourg and a wide range of other international courts and arbitral tribunals. Members of chambers have considerable expertise in human rights and in commercial and regulatory judicial review, a field which enables chambers to combine its strengths in public, commercial and EU law.

          Members of Brick Court Chambers are clearly recognised as leaders in their fields evidenced by their presence in the most important and high-profile cases within those fields.  Members of chambers have been involved in the following recent key cases: TGTL v CATS; Sharp and ors v Blank and ors (HBOS); KeyMed Ltd v Hillman and Woodford; Avonwick Holdings Limited v Azitio Holdings Limited and ors; The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan Chase; AssetCo Plc v Grant Thornton UK; Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK; Trucks damages litigation (individual and collective proceedings); FX damages litigation; Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited v Visa and ors/Mastercard and ors; CMA v Flynn Pharma Limited and Pfizer; Micula and others v Romania; Miller v Prime Minister/Cherry and others v Advocate General for Scotland.

          Door tenants: Phillips, Lord (1962), Hoffmann, Lord (1964), Hope, Lord (1965),  Clarke, Sir Christopher (1969), Aikens, Sir Richard (1973), Simon, Sir Peregrine (1974), Popplewell, Sir Oliver (1951), Buckley, Sir Roger (1962), Barling, Sir Gerald (1972), Walker, Sir Paul (1979), Chambers KC, HH Nicholas (1966),  Forwood KC, Sir Nicholas (1970), Ma, the Hon Geoffrey (1978), Kentridge KC, Sir Sydney (1977), Webb KC, Robert (1971), Thorley KC, Simon (1972), Gordon KC, Richard (1972), Cran KC, Mark (1973), Sturrock KC, John (1986), Wolffe KC, James (1992), Sutton, Alastair (1972), Muchlinski, Prof Peter (1981), Andenas KC (Hon), Dr Mads (1986), Sharp, Geoff (1999), Jones, Oliver (2009), McCorquodale, Prof Robert (2011).

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Senior Clerk Tony Burgesstony.burgess@brickcourt.co.uk020 7520 9816
          Senior Clerk Paul Dennisonpaul.dennison@brickcourt.co.uk020 7520 9808
          Member of Chambers HOWARD KC, Mark (1980)
          Member of Chambers DAVIES KC, Helen (1991)
          Member of Chambers HEILBRON KC, Hilary (1971)
          Member of Chambers RUTTLE KC, Stephen (1976)
          Member of Chambers WOOD KC, William (1980)
          Member of Chambers HOLLANDER KC, Charles (1978)
          Member of Chambers LORD ANDERSON KBE KC (1985)
          Member of Chambers PREVEZER KC, Sue (2000)
          Member of Chambers OTTON-GOULDER KC, Catharine (1983)
          Member of Chambers LORD KC, Richard (1981)
          Member of Chambers SWAINSTON KC, Michael (1985)
          Member of Chambers FLYNN KC, James (1978)
          Member of Chambers ADAM KC, Tom (1991)
          Member of Chambers LORD KC, Tim (1992)
          Member of Chambers FLYNN KC, Vernon (1991)
          Member of Chambers RANDOLPH KC, Fergus (1985)
          Member of Chambers HOSKINS KC, Mark (1991)
          Member of Chambers ROBERTSON KC, Aidan (1995)
          Member of Chambers SLADE KC, Richard (1987)
          Member of Chambers MATOVU KC, Harry (1988)
          Member of Chambers STRATFORD KC, Jemima (1993)
          Member of Chambers JOWELL KC, Daniel (1995)
          Member of Chambers SALZEDO KC, Simon (1995)
          Member of Chambers BOOLS KC, Michael (1991)
          Member of Chambers BOWEN KC, Paul (1993)
          Member of Chambers DEMETRIOU KC, Marie (1995)
          Member of Chambers DHILLON KC, Jasbir (1996)
          Member of Chambers MASEFIELD KC, Roger (1994)
          Member of Chambers BIRT KC, Simon (1998)
          Member of Chambers LEE KC, Sarah (1990)
          Member of Chambers MOOLLAN KC, Salim (1998)
          Member of Chambers LESTER KC, Maya (2000)
          Member of Chambers PLEWMAN KC, Thomas (2009)
          Member of Chambers GAUNTLETT KC, Jeremy (1993)
          Member of Chambers O'DONOGHUE KC, Robert (1996)
          Member of Chambers MIDWINTER KC, Stephen (2002)
          Member of Chambers FORD KC, Sarah (2002)
          Member of Chambers SAUNDERS KC, Nicholas (2001)
          Member of Chambers HAYDON KC, Alec (1993)
          Member of Chambers GRAY KC, Margaret (1998)
          Member of Chambers PILBROW KC, Fionn (2001)
          Member of Chambers WAKEFIELD KC, Victoria (2003)
          Member of Chambers WEST KC, Colin (1999)
          Member of Chambers SCANNELL KC, David (2003)
          Member of Chambers McCLELLAND KC, James (2004)
          Member of Chambers SINGLA KC, Tony (2007)
          ABRAM KC, Sarah (2006)
          Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Paul (1990)
          Member of Chambers ROXBURGH, Alan (1992)
          Member of Chambers THOMAS, Andrew (1996)
          Member of Chambers REICHERT SC, Klaus (1996)
          Member of Chambers WILLIS, Tony (2004)
          Member of Chambers ROTHSCHILD, Gerard (2005)
          Member of Chambers DAWID, Jonathan (2005)
          Member of Chambers HOBSON, Fred (2005)
          Member of Chambers LOVE, Sarah (2006)
          Member of Chambers BLAKELEY, Richard (2007)
          Member of Chambers ESCHWEGE, Richard (2008)
          Member of Chambers HARRISON, Edward (2008)
          Member of Chambers MORRISON, Craig (2008)
          Member of Chambers NEWTON, Laura (2009)
          Member of Chambers TAN, Charlotte (2008)
          Member of Chambers HO, Edward (2009)
          Member of Chambers PICCININ, Daniel (2010)
          Member of Chambers SCHAEFER, Max (2010)
          Member of Chambers BOLDING, Michael (2010)
          Member of Chambers JOHNSTON, Tim (2011)
          Member of Chambers BIRDLING, Malcolm (2011)
          Member of Chambers BAILEY, David (2012)
          Member of Chambers KUEHNE, Geoffrey (2012)
          Member of Chambers McINTYRE, Andrew (2011)
          Member of Chambers PETROVA, Georgina (2011)
          Member of Chambers MacKENZIE, Emily (2012)
          Member of Chambers BOX, Joanne (2012)
          Member of Chambers LAWSON, Kyle (2012)
          Member of Chambers AL-RIKABI, Zara (2012)
          Member of Chambers LEITH, Hugo (2013)
          Member of Chambers MacLEOD, Jennifer (2013)
          Member of Chambers THOMAS, Charlotte (2013)
          Member of Chambers KENNEDY, Matthew (2013)
          Member of Chambers PASCOE, Tom (2013)
          Member of Chambers BOUSFIELD, Sarah (2013)
          Member of Chambers WOOLGAR, Ben (2014)
          Member of Chambers HOOPER, William (2014)
          Member of Chambers SHAW, Sophie (2015)
          Member of Chambers HEATON, David (2015)
          Member of Chambers MOCKFORD, Emma (2016)
          Member of Chambers WOOD, Tom (2017)
          Member of Chambers SCOTT, Jonathan (2017)
          Member of Chambers LAWRENCE, Jon (2018)
          Member of Chambers WILMOT-SMITH, Frederick (2018)
          Member of Chambers HOWELL, Richard (2018)
          Member of Chambers RABINOWITZ, Jacob (2018)
          Member of Chambers CERIM, Allan (2018)
          Member of Chambers INGLE, Jessie (2019)
          Member of Chambers RUDZITIS, Andris (2019)
          Member of Chambers SAHORE, Aarushi (2020)
          Member of Chambers JAMIESON, Crawford (2020)
          Member of Chambers CHANDRACHUD, Chintan (2021)
          Member of Chambers BIRD, Sophie (2021)
          Member of Chambers PEMBERTON Joshua (2021)
          Member of Chambers HAFEEZ-BAIG Jaamae (2021)
          Member of Chambers KLIMOWICZ Jagoda (2021)
          Member of Chambers RICHARDSON Alastair (2021)
          Member of Chambers O’KEEFFE Sarah (2021)
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          Brick Court Chambers is a committed advocate of equality and diversity at the Bar. It is our unequivocal policy to treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, identity or expression, marital or civil partnership status, political persuasion, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or gender, sexual orientation or social background.

          Some of our initiatives and the projects we are proud to support are here. < link is http://www.brickcourt.co.uk/csr/equality-diversity>

          In addition to these, Brick Court Chambers is one of six commercial sets that have jointly created a mentoring scheme to support and encourage individuals from all underrepresented groups to pursue a career as a barrister. Further details of the scheme are here.  https://www.brickcourt.co.uk/join-us/pupillage