Set Profile > Brick Court Chambers > London, England

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

London Bar > Financial services regulation

2021 Silks

James McClelland QC - Brick Court ChambersVery sharp, and completely on top of his brief in relation to financial services matters. He inspires confidence in the client and in the court.

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 1

Brick Court Chambers is a 'superb set' that offers 'almost universal quality' and is 'probably the set with the best black letter/technical lawyers in London'. The set boasts some of the market's undisputed super-silks, including Mark Howard QC who led a team of six members, including Michael Bools QC, Geoffrey Kuehne, and rising star Ben Woolgar,  for the first defendant Igor Kolomoisky in Privatbank v Kolomoisky and others, which is set for trial in 2022. Another major case has been Tugushev v Orlov, Roth and Petri, where Helen Davies QC, Richard Slade QC and Richard Blakeley are representing Alexander Tugushev. The arrival of Vernon Flynn QC from Essex Court Chambers adds further strength, particularly for international disputes.

Rising stars

Sophie Shaw - Brick Court ChambersFantastic - very able and responsive, a very able drafter and a very good all-round lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Woolgar - Brick Court ChambersDelightful to work with - super clever, highly knowledgeable and gets completely his client’s (and instructing solicitors’) needs.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersA market leader and top of the class for advocacy. Mark can turn trials with razor sharp advocacy and ability to make hugely complex facts and concepts persuasively simple to understand.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Davies QC - Brick Court ChambersA stellar advocate and a true leader in every respect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vernon Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has an excellent rapport with the judge and can break down very complex legal questions into a simple outcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court ChambersA very able, clever and reliable QC and who solicitors would not hesitate to instruct on a large piece of commercial litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent advocate. He works exceptionally hard and is always thoroughly prepared. His oral advocacy skills are impressive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Salzedo QCBrick Court Chambers 'Simon is incredibly bright, and whilst always polite, identifies the key points quickly and effectively. He is prepared to engage and debate whilst at the same time having clear views on the issues. He is very efficient in his work, as well as being very hard-working.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersVery clever and a nice advocacy style and good strategically. He’s developing into a real front rank silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court ChambersA fantastic advocate who distils the most complex issues into crisp and clear submissions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Charles Hollander QC - Brick Court ChambersVery clear and robust in his advice, but he is also an excellent listener who takes on board matters raised by other members of the team, regardless of seniority.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Slade QC - Brick Court ChambersRichard has a vast amount of experience in cross-border cases, gives confident and measured advice, is very good with clients, and persuasive in court. He remains a go-to leading counsel in this area.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Bools QC - Brick Court ChambersVery clever, good on his feet and lovely to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Jasbir Dhillon QC - Brick Court ChambersJasbir is a complete master of the courtroom. A superb legal mind who also knows how to fight in court.
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon Birt QC - Brick Court ChambersHis attention to detail and knowledge of the documents is first-rate. He is also a compelling advocate, who has a reassuring and effective style in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Colin West QC - Brick Court ChambersVery bright, very approachable and a real team player.

2021 Silks

James McClelland QC - Brick Court ChambersExtraordinarily hard-working, clever, with great attention to detail and calm under fire.
Tony Singla QC - Brick Court ChambersA well-deserved promotion to QC. A top-draw advocate, especially cross-examination.

Leading Juniors

Richard Blakeley - Brick Court ChambersRichard is a stellar Commercial Court junior with a wonderfully incisive mind.
Ranked: Tier 2
Craig Morrison - Brick Court ChambersAn exceptional junior - one of solicitors' all time favourites. He has a very rare mix of qualities in that he is extremely clever, but also understands the client's commercial reality and is a really fantastic team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersOne of the fastest and hardest workers at the commercial Bar, which is full of hard workers. Richard does not let commitment to the client's case cloud his judgement about where the merits lie.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Harrison - Brick Court ChambersAbsolutely brilliant – strategic, insightful and highly skilled in all respects well beyond his years. You want him on your team and in your corner. A true star and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Ho - Brick Court ChambersA superb draftsman and strategic thinker with a great commercial mind, and clearly very bright.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Newton - Brick Court ChambersExtremely talented and a huge pleasure to work with. Proactive and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fred Hobson - Brick Court ChambersFred is super-responsive and brings quality analysis to every case he works on.
Ranked: Tier 4
Geoffrey Kuehne - Brick Court ChambersGeoffrey has the perfect combination of technical brilliance plus the courtroom skills to fight as hard as it takes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alan Roxburgh - Brick Court ChambersAlan has a very thorough and forensic approach to legal issues. He is clearly very clever and he shows unwavering commitment to the case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Charlotte Tan - Brick Court ChambersVery thorough and user friendly, with great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Thomas - Brick Court ChambersVery approachable and gives straightforward, quick and effective advice. Good drafting and ability to distil complex factual matrices into efficient pleadings.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Bolding - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent team player, with encyclopaedic knowledge of the case and strong analytical skill.
Ranked: Tier 5
Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersCalm and collected so as to deliver a very polished and analytical service.
Ranked: Tier 5
Max Schaefer - Brick Court ChambersIncredibly quick and clever, a real team player, and with an astonishing work rate and output. also a forensic and effective advocate who inspires complete confidence when he is on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Brick Court Chambers has, over the last few years, really cemented its position as the very best commercial chambers in London. The set has incredible depth and breadth in terms of its practitioners and continues to get better (the recent addition of Vernon Flynn QC being one very good example).’

‘One of the top sets with a range of top calibre lawyers – approachable – not self-important. They run a good commercial law year in review seminar amongst many others.’

‘Powerful set with massive strength in depth and across disciplines.’

‘Brick Court is now rightly thought of as being as preeminent in commercial litigation as it has been for public law and EU law.’

‘Incredibly strong depth of knowledge. Willing to make resourcing work at short notice.’

Clerking

‘The service in Brick Court is good and perhaps a notch ahead of its competitors. The clerks are responsive and personable. Paul Dennison is particularly impressive.’

‘Jo Francis is very client focused and helpful, provides a very good and prompt service and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Philip Wilkes was incredibly helpful in both the initial selection of leading counsel and in arranging work throughout.’

‘Will Jackman is a very competent clerk, quick and effective communication and diary management and very fair/reasonable on fee estimates and fixed/capped fee proposals.’

‘Paul Dennison is extremely approachable and commercial – he makes life easy for us and I like working with him.’

London Bar > Competition Tier 1

Viewed by some as the ‘gold standard‘ for competition law, Brick Court Chambers ‘offers quality across the board at all levels of call‘, with expertise in follow-on damage claims, standalone cases, state aid and merger control. In a recent highlight, members acted on both sides of Merricks v Mastercard in the Supreme Court, one of the most significant cases of 2020 as the court clarified the standard for collective action certification. Marie Demetriou QC and Victoria Wakefield QC represented the claimants, while Mark Hoskins QC acted for Mastercard. Moreover, members of the set are active in all of the largest follow-on claims, with Sarah Ford QC leading a team acting for Volvo a claims relating to the trucks cartel which also includes Daniel Piccinin, Hugo Leith and Jennifer MacLeod. At a European level, members, many of whom have taken action to retain EU rights of audience post Brexit, are also instructed on cases in Luxembourg; Daniel Jowell QC is currently representing Facebook in its application to annul two Commission decisions in relation to the ongoing investigations into suspected infringements of competition law. When it comes to juniors, Sarah Abram is acting in relation to follow-on claims regarding the power cables, as well as roll-on roll-off shipping services.

Rising stars

Emma Mockford - Brick Court ChambersEmma is a rising star and destined for great things. She is decisive, takes control and grapples with complex, cutting edge legal issues and provides a routemap through the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Helen Davies QC - Brick Court ChambersSharp, tactically astute and a great leading counsel on the most challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersSuper clever, excellent advocate, commercial and user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Hoskins QC - Brick Court ChambersAn intellectual powerhouse but at the same time delivers clear, down-to-earth advice for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court ChambersHe gives the clearest and best strategic advice of anyone at the competition Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has a long-standing court experience and a good knowledge of precedents.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Maya Lester QC - Brick Court ChambersA fabulous leader and team player. She is a terrific strategic thinker, has unparalleled excellence in drafting. She is a meticulous preparer of cases and a gifted advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Robert O’Donoghue QCBrick Court ChambersRobert is a tenacious and creative advocate, he is robust and pragmatic in his advice and extremely client-friendly. His deep experience before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in challenging CMA decisions is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 2
Aidan Robertson QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has encyclopaedic knowledge and the ability to explain difficult concepts clearly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fergus Randolph QC - Brick Court ChambersHe possesses deep competition knowledge and is a fantastic team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Saunders QCBrick Court ChambersA team player, really good to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court ChambersJemima is very bright, experienced, proactive and clear in her advice. She is an excellent choice for all competition matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Wakefield QC - Brick Court ChambersVictoria is a very strong junior silk, with excellent legal knowledge and commercial acumen, as well as being approachable, easy to work with etc. Basically all you would want for someone in her position.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

David Scannell QC - Brick Court ChambersVery bright, with exceptional attention-to-detail, he can really do a number on the other side.

2021 Silks

Tony Singla QCBrick Court ChambersEfficient, insightful and direct. A junior to watch.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Abram - Brick Court ChambersSarah is without a doubt a star of her generation. Now a senior junior, she is a stand-out for her depth of knowledge and range of experience.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Bailey - Brick Court ChambersDavid has an exceptional ability to analyse complex issues and provide advice which is both accessible to a wide (non-expert) audience and highly practical.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hugo Leith - Brick Court ChambersHe demonstrates dedication to detail and an excellent knowledge of the facts and the law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Piccinin - Brick Court ChambersDaniel is as close as it gets to a competition law junior genius. His penetrative depth of thought is second to none and he is shaping up as a formidable advocate for the future.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersGerard is an incredibly precise black-letter lawyer who knows the law backwards.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Heaton - Brick Court ChambersWonderfully hard working, and a real team player. He has a razor-sharp intellect, but carries it lightly which makes him an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Johnston - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent communicator and advocate. Tim has an engaging and down to earth manner, and a vivid turn of phrase.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Love - Brick Court ChambersWhat particularly marks Sarah out is that she was a prize-winning economist at Oxford and then in practice, before turning to the law and so has an understanding of economics way beyond most barristers practising competition law. Fantastically intelligent and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emily MacKenzie - Brick Court ChambersA brilliant legal talent who cuts to the chase and gets the work done with speed and superb quality. A great junior to instruct.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jennifer MacLeodBrick Court ChambersJennifer is razor-sharp and focussed. She is super committed to her clients and will go above and beyond to ensure that they get the best possible representation. Her submissions are always a cut above.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Pascoe - Brick Court ChambersVery responsive to clients. Excellent engagement with the substantive issues. Very good drafting in tight time frames.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Thomas - Brick Court ChambersVery thorough and diligent; extremely hard-working and conscientious; thinks through problems fully.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Brick Court has fantastic strength in depth for competition work

Great quality advocates with very efficient clerking service.

The pre-eminent set at the moment. I work with them on nearly all my commercial and antitrust cases.

Brick Court are a real powerhouse in the competition sector. They are involved in all the big ticket competition litigation.’

A stand-out set and go-to for instructions for competition matters.’

Clerking

The clerks are great. In particular, I am a big fan of Paul Dennison. Tony Burgess and Philip Wilkes are also great.

The clerks’ service at Brick Court is excellent. Jo Francis in particular is a star – responsive, candid about availability and strengths of the legal practitioners, and reasonable in brief fee negotiations. That latter point really sets Brick Court apart for me – other chambers can take an unreasonable initial stance in negotiating.’

Brick Court’s clerks room is, in my experience, the most effective at the commercial Bar.’

Jo Francis is a great clerk. She is professional and extremely helpful all the time.’

London Bar > European Union law Tier 1

When it comes to EU law, ‘there is no one to beat Brick Court Chambers for depth and level of expertise‘, as the set has an extensive pool of barristers of various levels of experience with expertise in a diverse range of areas. The set is instructed on numerous innovative cases in Luxembourg; James Flynn QC (leading Emma Mockford) is acting on behalf of the claimant before the CJEU in Sharpston v Council of the European Union and Representatives of the Governments of Member States, which concerns whether a British Advocate General of that court’s mandate was automatically terminated as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Marie Demetriou QC  is also acting in ongoing CJEU cases, including in PTC Therapeutics v European Medicines Agency, in which the court will rule on the relationship between commercial confidentiality and the public interest in disclosure of clinical trial data. Also in the CJEU, David Anderson QC represented former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family in a successful appeal against the imposition of EU economic sanctions. David Scannell QC, having taken silk in 2020, focuses on pharmaceutical and life science disputes.

Rising stars

Emma Mockford - Brick Court ChambersShe has penetrating intellectual ability, drafts beautifully and is a strong team player, always delivering what is promised within the time set. She punches well above her weight in terms of call and gains client confidence immediately.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court ChambersJemima is a very strong EU lawyer who knows the relevant principles and case law inside out. She strikes me as having real strength in seeing the bigger picture and has very good judgement as to which arguments are likely to find favour with the court and achieve the client's commercial objectives.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Anderson QCBrick Court ChambersDavid is very accurate in his advice; he expresses advice in a very user-friendly way. He also has amazing gravitas before the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Marie Demetriou QCBrick Court ChambersMarie is simply excellent – one of the best barristers for her areas of expertise.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has very wide knowledge and a real understanding of how EU law bolts together.
Ranked: Tier 1
Maya Lester QC - Brick Court ChambersFabulous leader and team player. Terrific strategic thinker. Unparalleled excellence in drafting. Meticulous preparer of cases and gifted advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court ChambersA very high level of expertise in EU law, combined with an ability to come up with new arguments and thoughts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aidan Robertson QC - Brick Court ChambersAttention to detail and pragmatism - you always know that Aidan knows every bit of the law, but more importantly what it all means in practice and how to use it procedurally and tactically.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

David Scannell QC - Brick Court ChambersVery personable, easily approachable and excellent at rigorous analysis of the legislation.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Abram - Brick Court ChambersWithout a doubt a star of her generation. Now a senior junior, she is stand-out for her depth of knowledge and range of experience in EU law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Blakeley - Brick Court ChambersHe must be one of the most experienced EU sanctions juniors around.
Ranked: Tier 2
Zahra Al-Rikabi - Brick Court ChambersGreat attention to detail. Very calm.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Johnston - Brick Court ChambersTim is an out-of-the-box thinker, dependable and experienced in EU law matters. He presents superbly to both his instructors and our clients - his advice and delivery are always commercial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hugo Leith - Brick Court ChambersUnquestionably destined for great things.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emily MacKenzie - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent legal mind and a great team player, diligent and efficient and great at written advocacy. She is a future superstar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersVery strong at expert work, very conscientious, very crisp and clear submissions; an extremely strong senior junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Thomas - Brick Court ChambersIncredibly easy to work with; a team player who takes on board comments from across the team and works incredibly hard.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Very formal set. Superb across all levels for commercial, competition and public law.’

One of the three market leading EU sets, with a strong roster in both silks and juniors.

Very good strength in depth and a consistently strong quality of barrister.’

I find for EU work there is no one to beat Brick court chambers for depth and level of expertise.

Brick Court continues to be first rate, with counsel able to advise on a huge range of issues.

Clerking

The best clerking team around. Work hard to assist.’

Very professional and effective. Jo Francis particularly stands out.’

I have a lot of time for Tony Burgess, who I find particularly good to deal with and pragmatic.’

Tony Burgess and Luke Cavahlo are the clerks/practice managers with whom I communicate most at Brick Court. They are responsive and a pleasure to deal with. This level of client service is difficult to come by!

Great service. Jo Francis is amazing and always helpful.

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

Brick Court Chambers is 'one of the top sets for civil fraud with very strong bench from juniors to top preforming QCs'. The set's members are regularly involved on a broad range of fraud disputes, including major cross-border matters. A particularly high profile matter were Federal Republic of Nigeria v JPMorgan; and Federal Republic of Nigeria v Shell plc, Eni SPA and others, arising from an allegedly fraudulent schem to sell the rights to a Nigerian oil block to a Shell/Eni consortium in 2011, in which Roger Masefield QC is leading Richard Blakeley and Ben Woolgar for the Nigerian government. Meanwhile, Tim Lord QC and Fred Hobson act for three of the defendants, Guenther Klar, Europa LLP and Khajuraho, in SKAT v Solo Capital Partners and 160 Others. Neil Calver QC's departure to the bench was offset by the arrival of Vernon Flynn QC from Essex Court Chambers.

Rising stars

Ben Woolgar - Brick Court ChambersA very confident and aggressive junior barrister who presses home winning points with tenacity. A pleasure to work with and one to watch for the future.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has incredible presence, authority and ability to condense the law into digestible submissions. Probably now the most authoritative and respected commercial silk at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is an excellent leader and very effective cross examiner. He commands real client confidence and has strong courtroom presence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Vernon Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersAn incisive advocate who distills complex issues to their essential principles and is never shaken by questions from even the most challenging judges and arbitrators.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersVery clever and a nice advocacy style and good strategically. He’s developing into a real front rank silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersExceptional with clients. He has a truly wonderful way of bringing things to life or making them simple or getting the client to understand why they are wrong - essentially whatever is needed to move the matter forward and ensure that the client has truly understood the advice that is being given.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Birt QC - Brick Court ChambersIncredibly diligent and detail-oriented, while always remaining alive to the big picture. An urbane courtroom presence, Simon has a steely core and will never be pushed about.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersStephen has an exceptionally forensic mind and cuts through cases to identify the real issues with frightening speed and efficiency. A very strong cross-examiner who extracts winning points from witnesses without them even realising it.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Plewman QC - Brick Court ChambersIncisive and unflappable under pressure - a cool head.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Richard Blakeley - Brick Court ChambersA very strong junior and enormously client friendly. Good on his feet and works hard to ensure the clients aims are met.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersThe mighty Eschwege is absolutely brilliant. Solicitors have never known anyone with his ability to absorb the material, analyse it and present it in a way that is clearly understood by the courts and the legal team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward Harrison - Brick Court ChambersAbsolutely brilliant – strategic, insightful and highly skilled in all respects well beyond his years. You want him on your team and in your client's corner. A true star and an absolute pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Laura Newton - Brick Court ChambersFirst rate - very easy to work with and extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward Ho - Brick Court ChambersHe has a really first class brain and gets to the crux of an issue very quickly. He gives you solutions. He is very articulate and presents well before judges.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fred Hobson - Brick Court ChambersApproachable and pragmatic in his outlook. He is also responsive and prepared to listen. A really good senior junior to have on a case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joanne Box   –Brick Court ChambersA rising star of the Bar. Super bright, excellent drafting and a natural instinct for exploiting weaknesses in the other side’s case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Very commercial and reliable set, user-friendly and keen to assist with getting the right people in place on the right matters.’

‘Excellent set with real strength in depth.’

‘One of the top sets for civil fraud with very strong bench from juniors to top preforming QCs.’

‘Powerful set with massive strength in depth and across disciplines.’

‘Excellent set of chambers, I consider them a real go-to set for civil fraud and commercial litigation work.’

Clerking

‘Jo Francis is very good.’

‘Always excellent and Tony Burgess a standout.’

‘Excellent service.’

‘Always very professional and easy to deal with. Will Jackman is a real standout – very proactive and commercial.’

‘Tony Burgess is a good relationship-builder.’

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 1

Stephen Ruttle QC – Brick Court Chambers  'Easily the best mediator on the circuit', Brick Court Chambers' Stephen Ruttle QC 'brings to bear a unique combination of skills - formidable technical expertise, a deep understanding of people and business motivations, and a genuine passion for finding creative ways of resolving disputes'.  He ceased practising as a barrister and silk in 2002, and has since worked full time as a commercial mediator. By January 2021, Ruttle had mediated approximately 1,700 cases of nearly every legal type, from both the public and private sectors; and even during the pandemic, he completed over 70 virtual mediations.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Sarah Love - Brick Court ChambersExcellent written work and oral advocacy and always gets to the heart of the issue.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections) Tier 2

Brick Court Chambers impresses with its ‘exceptional quality of barristers at all levels‘ and its ‘strong reputation in the public law market‘. David Anderson QC led Malcolm Birdling as counsel for Heathrow Airport in its Supreme Court appeal against the Court of Appeal’s finding that the Government’s decision to favour a third runway at Heathrow was unlawful, on the grounds of ministers’ failure to take into account the UK’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. In another matter, Maya Lester QC and Birdling acted for the NFU, which challenged the government’s decision to reverse course on a proposed badger cull; the claimants alleged that the decision came after an intervention by the Prime Minister’s now-wife Carrie Symonds. As sole counsel, James McClelland QC – a 2021 silk appointment –  represented a food importer whose quota security was forfeited by DEFRA, after a collapse in imports due to unprecedented biosecurity testing of Asian food imports for pathogens.

Rising stars

Jennifer MacLeod - Brick Court ChambersJennifer is simply brilliant. She combines hard work, detailed knowledge of her case and the law, positivity and sheer talent, she generates respect from lay and professional clients, her colleagues and the Court. She has outstanding judgement and tactical nous.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Mockford - Brick Court ChambersEmma is absolutely brilliant; ferociously intelligent, a keen analytical mind and turns work around exceptionally quickly. The dream junior.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte Thomas - Brick Court ChambersA brilliant intellect brimming with ideas.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Jemima Stratford QC - Brick Court ChambersAn excellent analytical lawyer, careful and methodical, particularly persuasive on paper and trusted by the court. A sensible choice for any judicial review with a strong EU component, particularly pharma work.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Anderson QCBrick Court ChambersFantastic attention to detail and an instinct for what arguments will play well in court
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Bowen QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has a first-class brain with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, coupled with enormous attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersA forceful and persuasive advocate able to fend off fierce opposition and persuade a sceptical court of difficult points.
Ranked: Tier 3
Maya Lester QC - Brick Court ChambersCalm, clear and incisive. A punchy, non-nonsense advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Victoria Wakefield QC - Brick Court ChambersAn outstandingly able lawyer who in an absolute delight to work with, and superb judgment.
Ranked: Tier 4
Margaret Gray QC - Brick Court ChambersFantastic choice for an expert silk; ranges with ease across EU, English and Irish law
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah Ford QC - Brick Court ChambersAn able and accessible barrister who performs work to a high standard and very efficiently.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

James McClelland QCBrick 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 Johnston - Brick Court ChambersAn obvious leader in the public law field, Tim is clever and able to juggle a remarkable workload. He is a go to junior in this field.
Ranked: Tier 2
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 Love - Brick Court ChambersShe is a formidable drafter, tactically very astute and incredibly hard-working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersGerard is able to convey complex legal arguments both on paper, with a lucid drafting style, and in conference with clients. He is always mindful of the underlying commercial aspects of a case and has a good strategic approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Zahra Al-Rikabi - Brick Court ChambersA great team player and a fine drafter with sound judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emily MacKenzie - Brick Court ChambersVery good lawyer, strong on the facts, strong on the law, quick, easy to deal with, a fast-learner and flexible in her thought.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Brick Court is my preferred set for public and administrative law. The quality of counsel is exceptional at all levels.’

‘One of the best sets in the country.’

‘Great quality advocates with very efficient clerking service.’

Clerking

The clerking team at Brick Court have been superlative both in terms of agreeing fees in advance and managing diaries.’

‘Paul Dennison is always helpful and responsive and the accounts team work very effectively behind the scenes.’

‘Professional, approachable and easy to deal with. Among the best at the Bar.’

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

Brick Court Chambers is praised for its 'stable of super-bright and hardworking barristers' and is 'at the very top of its game' when it comes to banking and finance disputes. The set's members stand out for their ability to handle technically heavy, complex cases. Tim Lord QC remains a leading figure for claims against the banks and led Fred Hobson in Loreley Financing 30 v Credit Suisse, one of the last 2008 crisis disputes involving the sale and structuring of RMBS CDOs. The chambers had members on both sides of Allianz Global Investors v HSBC, a damages claim concerning Forex transactions, with Helen Davies QC leading Sarah Abram for HSBC. Another highlight has been Burford Capital Ltd v London Stock Exchange Group PLC, a Financial List dispute involving allegations of unlawful short selling, with Jasbir Dhillon QC and Jonathan Dawid representing Burford.

Rising stars

Ben Woolgar - Brick Court ChambersCarries the most extraordinary case load and is constantly available providing high-quality advice under pressure and when the stakes are high.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersAt the height of his powers: probably the best all round silk currently operating at the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersTim is a very robust and tough trial opponent and a real fighter. He is also very effective in disclosure applications.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Davies QC - Brick Court ChambersThere is no one solicitors would rather go to on a difficult case - a superb tactician, stellar in court, and easily the best around on difficult or novel points of legal principle.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jasbir Dhillon QC - Brick Court ChambersAn absolute expert in derivatives, with superb skills in running international and multijurisdictional cases. A true master of the courtroom who knows how to persuade the toughest judges.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersA superb advocate: hugely intelligent, amongst the heavyweights at the commercial Bar, he has the ear of the court even amongst the most prestigious co-defendants and opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Birt QC - Brick Court ChambersHe may be the calmest person in the world which is an incredible strength for a heavy piece of litigation. The judges really trust him and he is very good at clearing away the noise.
Ranked: Tier 3
Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersWilling to roll up his sleeves and get stuck into the detail but also has the ability to keep in mind the key strategic points. Roger is exceptionally bright and has a high EQ.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Slade QC - Brick Court ChambersRichard has a vast amount of experience in cross-border cases, gives confident and measured advice, is very good with clients, and persuasive in court. He remains a go-to leading counsel in this area.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

James McClelland QC - Brick Court ChambersAn absolute star: razor-sharp, totally devoted to his cases and clients, covers every single detail of the case - and comes up with creative solutions to the hardest problems.
Tony Singla QC - Brick Court ChambersGets to the heart of an issue quickly and has very good judgement. He is confident in forming his own views and is very accomplished and capable.

Leading Juniors

Fred Hobson - Brick Court ChambersHighly intelligent and excellent at strategy as well as a robust cross-examiner, clients love him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Craig Morrison - Brick Court ChambersCraig is super clever and on top of that he is an absolute delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersFantastically forensic, a great jurist and hugely dynamic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Abram - Brick Court ChambersShe provides clear concise advice, is extremely pragmatic, a real team player and a joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Geoffrey Kuehne - Brick Court ChambersA true expert in derivatives litigation. Geoff has the perfect combination of technical brilliance plus the courtroom skills to fight as hard as it takes.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alan Roxburgh - Brick Court ChambersHe has a genuinely exceptional mind, and can spot critical legal points invisible to most other practitioners, and often ones which are critical to tactical decisions or to the outcome of the entire case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Thomas - Brick Court ChambersCalmness personified - great written work, always approachable and willing to assist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Blakeley - Brick Court ChambersExcellent and one of the top juniors around. He’s got a really strong strategic sense and will go far when he eventually takes silk.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Dawid - Brick Court ChambersQuickly grasps even the most difficult issues.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Fantastic counsel. Very hands-on and friendly team. Extremely responsive and excellent juniors.’

‘Brick Court is one of our go to sets. Deep talent pool.’

‘Brick Court is one of the stellar sets. It has a stable of super-bright hard working counsel and a very good clerking team. ‘

‘Brick Court is of course excellent. Their barristers are the very best at what they do. At the same time, they are very accessible.’

‘Powerful set with massive strength in depth and across disciplines.’

Clerking

‘Always very helpful and responsive.’

‘The clerks at Brick Court are responsive and helpful. Paul Dennison is particularly impressive.’

‘Tony Burgess is commercial and responsive.’

‘Always excellent and Tony Burgess a standout.’

‘The service in Brick Court is good and perhaps a notch ahead of its competitors. The clerks are responsive and personable. Paul Dennison is particularly impressive.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 2

Brick Court Chambers is ‘one of the top London commercial sets’, according to clients, who add that it has ‘a stable of super-bright and hardworking barristers who are personable and easy to work with’. The set handles a broad range of commercial cases and energy is a key strand in its workload, with its members frequently involved in high-profile contractual disputes on behalf of large oil and gas and mining companies, energy traders, governments and state-owned entities. Among its key members are Mark Howard QC, who handles disputes ranging from offshore construction to oil and gas supply disputes. He recently acted for Arcadia Group and other oil traders in Arcadia Group v Bosworth in the Supreme Court. Helen Davies QC acted for the defendant in Blue Power Group & Ors v Eni Norge & Ors, which concerns damages of £500m concerning new technology for the compression and transportation of gas from a large oil and gas field being developed in the Barents Sea.

Rising stars

Charlotte Thomas - Brick Court ChambersExtremely thorough, yet very user-friendly, she is knowledgeable yet approachable, and always available.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersPerhaps the best cross-examiner of his generation, he has incredible presence, authority and the ability to condense the law into digestible submissions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Davies QC - Brick Court ChambersA stellar advocate and a true leader in every respect, she knows how to run an arbitration with great efficiency.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Jowell QC - Brick Court ChambersDanny is a superb lawyer, very sensible and excellent with clients, he is equally confident and expert on energy regulation as on commercial contracts.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersOne of the leading silks at the Bar, he has an excellent strategic grip on his cases, is an adept and agile court performer, and a magnificent cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Birt QC - Brick Court ChambersSimon is exceptionally bright and a great advocate with a very calm but forceful manner in the courtroom, and he is capable of demolishing opposing arguments.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Bools QC - Brick Court ChambersIt might not be immediately obvious from his relaxed manner, but he is an outstanding lawyer, with a real depth of knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alec Haydon QC - Brick Court ChambersVery intelligent and robust, a good team-player and a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court ChambersHarry is the best and most capable QC you will find, and he is a fun person to work with, which means a lot in lengthy proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersUtterly unflappable, calm and capable of dealing with the slings and arrows of litigation and arbitration in a way that immediately instils confidence.
Ranked: Tier 4
Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersFionn is a terrific advocate, an orator of the first class, and he is a pleasure to watch and learn from.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Richard Eschwege - Brick Court ChambersOne of the fastest and hardest workers at the commercial Bar, he is creative and resourceful, and does not let commitment to the client's case cloud his judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Edward Ho - Brick Court ChambersEd is a first-rate lawyer, who combines a great strategic mindset with hard work and thorough research.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersGerard is incredibly bright, hardworking and efficient with a lucid drafting style and clients love him for being astonishingly diligent and reliable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Woolgar - Brick Court ChambersBen may easily be the best barrister of his generation, and he has strong analytical, legal and advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 4
Joanne Box - Brick Court ChambersJo is a dream to work with – super-smart, practical and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Pascoe - Brick Court ChambersTom is in high demand for a reason, he is extremely detailed-orientated and brings a positive attitude to even the most serious of cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘The set has great strength in depth and has recently run two excellent online training programmes on competition law and arbitration – free of charge. The set against which all others are measured.’

‘Brick Court is one of the stellar sets. It has a stable of super-bright and hardworking barristers who, on the whole, are personable and easy to work with.’

‘One of the top London commercial sets.’

‘The set as a whole is excellent – excellent breadth of expertise.’

‘Brick Court is probably the leading commercial set. They have excellent strength in depth, with a strong collection of big hitters at the mid to senior silk level.’

Clerks

‘The clerking team at Brick Court has been superlative both in terms of agreeing fees in advance and managing diaries.’

‘Efficient, helpful and pragmatic – Phil Wilkes in particular shines and Paul Dennison is a great head clerk.’

‘Paul Dennison is always helpful and responsive and the accounts team works very effectively behind the scenes.’

‘The service in Brick Court is good and perhaps a notch ahead of its competitors. The clerks are responsive and personable. Paul Dennison is particularly impressive.’

‘Always very professional and easy to deal with. Will Jackman is a real standout – very proactive and commercial.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 2

Brick Court Chambers 'has quality oozing from every pore'. In recent highlights, Mark Howard QC represented QBE in an unprecedented test case, in which the FCA sought declarations against eight insurers concerning the extent to which various non-damage business interruption policies respond to loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In other developments for the set, Tony Singla QC, who acted for a number of insureds in substantial pandemic-related disputes and business interruption cover, took silk in March 2021. and Neil Calver QC departed chambers for the High Court bench in October 2020.

Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has great presence and ability to condense the law into digestible submissions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersA superb advocate and highly intelligent insurance lawyer, who is very responsive and has a down-to-earth manner with both clients and courts - very good at distilling and explaining complex concepts, and has the ear of the court even among highly prestigious co-defendants and opponent counsels.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersRichard has a fine intellect married to a charming manner. He is sharp and responsive, and his advice is very thoughtful, well structured and practical. He is one of the very few I would immediately think of when seeking advice on insurance and reinsurance matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court ChambersVery commercial and extremely thorough.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersA go-to choice for anything big, technical or complicated. Stephen has an exceptional ability to see the wood for the trees, and always delivers pithy, practical, usable advice in a straightforward way that clients can follow.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersPerennially brilliant - solicitors cannot express in words just how good he is.
Ranked: Tier 4
Roger Masefield QC - Brick Court ChambersExceptionally bright and with very good client-handling skills.
Ranked: Tier 5
Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersFionn is razor-sharp, easy to get along with, and he fights hard but is wholly fair - a joy to see him in action. It has always been clear to me that Fionn commands the respect of the highest profile practitioners at the Bar - he's a star.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Tony Singla QC - Brick Court ChambersVery clever, excellent paper work and a terrific advocate - very calm, persuasive and authoritative. Thinks on his feet quickly and proactively. 

Testimonials

Set

Brick Court are obviously a heavyweight set and have some enormously experienced counsel.

Brick Court Chambers is absolutely first rate.

Brick Court needs little introduction- this set has quality oozing from every pore.

Excellent strength in depth in insurance and reinsurance.

Resurgence of reinsurance work is bringing out the skills of a number of Brick Court counsels.

Clerking

Good across the board and prepared to be flexible to accommodate clients’ budgets and timescales.

Brick Court’s clerks are open and easy to deal with in relation to availability and fees.

The service is excellent.

Practice manager Will Jackman and joint senior clerk Paul Dennison are both excellent, likeable and responsive.

Paul Dennison is a fabulous clerk – great with clients, very commercial and someone I trust.

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

Brick Court Chambers is ‘one of the very best in London‘ and its commanding commercial litigation presence is increasingly extending to the arbitrator space. The set boasts a strong stable of ex-barristers, judges and members who divide their time between acting as counsel and sitting on the tribunal. Among the former judges, Lord Hoffmann retains a superb reputation for chairing major international arbitrations. Specialist arbitration barristers, who now sit full-time as arbitrators, including Hilary Heilbron QC and  Klaus Reichert SC, also have established extremely good names in the market. Harry Matovu QC‘s credentials as arbitration counsel also extends to the arbitrator side, particularly for Africa-related disputes.

London Bar > Public international law

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Maya Lester QC - Brick Court ChambersAn absolute delight to work with. Unstuffy, accessible and always delivers.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Robert McCorquodale - Brick Court ChambersA brilliant lead counsel and his international law analysis is second to none. He is expert and academic in international law, but brings a practical approach to the law and advises clients in a very accessible way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward Ho - Brick Court ChambersHis intellect is razor sharp; cuts to the heart of the dispute; very client-friendly and proactive.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Aviation

Leading Silks

Marie Demetriou QC - Brick Court ChambersMarie is absolutely my top choice in this area. A subject matter specialist and a considered and effective advocate. She is good at delivering difficult messages.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Malcolm Birdling - Brick Court ChambersMalcolm has an absolutely first-rate understanding of public law. He also drafts pleadings really really well in a precise but persuasive style.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Data protection

Leading Silks

Victoria Wakefield QC - Brick Court ChambersAn absolute expert in this area. Knows all the issues and is involved in all the leading cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Shipping

Leading Silks

Richard Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersOpen minded and ready to listen, he provides excellent pleadings written and oral advocacy. A very safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Tan - Brick Court ChambersVery thorough and accessible, with great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

Brick Court Chambers' professional negligence practice stands out for its 'incredibly strong depth of knowledge', and houses 'several go-to silks and senior juniors for big-ticket professional negligence work'. Simon Salzedo QC and Sophie Shaw acted for the defendant accountants in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, a Supreme Court case stemming from advice which caused the society to have to close out negatively-valued interest rate swaps it had purchased. In another matter, Mark Howard QC, Edward Harrison and Kyle Lawson are representing the defendant in the long-running ENRC v Dechert case, one of the most high-profile solicitor-client disputes of recent years. Tony Singla QC took silk in March 2021.

Rising stars

Sophie Shaw - Brick Court ChambersSophie has a rare talent for finding the key point on which the case turns, and then serving it up in the most persuasive manner imaginable. Real star quality.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersAn outstanding and unflappable advocate, who is very experienced in accountants' negligence claims.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersA combative cross-examiner with an enthusiastic manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersFionn is an extremely intelligent and articulate barrister who is a master of his brief and an authoritative and compelling presence in court. Enviably talented.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Tony Singla QC - 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 Harrison - Brick Court ChambersA master of detail provides clear and concise advice in a user-friendly format.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Dawid - Brick Court ChambersHe is highly responsive and a creative thinker who can spot the way through a difficult legal argument.
Ranked: Tier 5
Kyle Lawson - Brick Court ChambersHe is fiercely bright, highly industrious and with strategic vision far in advance of his years. He writes beautifully and has a charismatic presence.
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

Brick Court Chambers is a first-class operation‘.

Clerking

An excellent service‘.

Paul Dennison always strives to provide excellent service‘.

Very professional and easy to deal with‘.

James Knapp is always very responsive‘.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 3

Brick Court Chambers handles the full gamut of EU law, public law and human rights cases at all levels of the domestic and international courts. The team is particularly well-versed in handling claimant work. Paul Bowen QC represented the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in a judicial review concerning its failure to produce diversity statistics for the EU Settlement Scheme, while Maya Lester QC is representing a number of British residents in a race discrimination claim against Metrobank, which is alleged to have racially discriminated against customers with familial connections to Iran by suspending their accounts without notices or explanation.

Rising stars

Jennifer MacLeodBrick Court ChambersCombining hard work, detailed knowledge of her case and the law, positivity and sheer talent, she generates respect from lay and professional clients, her colleagues and the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Mockford - Brick Court ChambersEmma has razor sharp intellect, is incredibly thorough and diligent and also very good to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Bowen QC - Brick Court ChambersHard-working and gets to grips with matters very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Maya Lester QC - Brick Court ChambersFabulous leader and team player. Terrific strategic thinker. Unparallelled excellence in drafting. Meticulous preparer of cases and gifted advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Victoria Wakefield QC - Brick Court ChambersVery personable and responsive. Astute on the law and commercially focused.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Solid choice for commercial human rights cases.’

‘Superb across all levels for commercial, competition and public law.’

Clerking

‘The clerks were very helpful (particularly Luke Carvalho), and they never promised something they could not deliver.’

‘Very strong clerk team’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

Brick Court Chambers is building an increasingly strong reputation international arbitration work. The set will miss former top tier silk Neil Calver QC, who left for the High Court bench, but any loss to the overall offering has been mitigated by the arrival of the hugely respected Vernon Flynn QC from Essex Court Chambers. Other members cover a broad range of key sectors, including infrastructure, energy and insurance.  Flynn QC led highly-rated junior Edward Ho in The Republic of Kazakhstan v World Wide Minerals Ltd in a Commercial Court challenge to a BIT award. Other key juniors include Zahra Al-Rikabi, who had a prominent role representing the Qatari broadcaster in the BIT dispute Al Jazeera Media Network v Egypt, a case concerning issues such as the arrest of three Al Jazeera journalists against a backdrop of greatly soured diplomatic relations between Qatar and other Arab nations. Mark Howard QC acted for the claimant in Standard Life Aberdeen v Lloyds Banking Group before the LCIA.

Rising stars

Ben Woolgar - Brick Court ChambersHe could easily be the best barrister of his generation. He has strong analytical skills, legal skills and advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Vernon Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has a wealth of experience.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersBrilliant, brilliant, brilliant. When Mark is at crease it’s like watching Ben Stokes destroy the bowling attack. He has all the shots and no hesitation in playing them.
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Davies QC - Brick Court ChambersA stellar advocate and a true leader in every respect.
Ranked: Tier 2
Harry Matovu QC - Brick Court ChambersA highly intelligent and capable lawyer, an attractive advocate and a pleasure to listen to. He is calm , measured and has good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 2
Salim Moollan QC  – Brick Court Chambers  ‘Very competent in the area of bilateral treaty arbitration.
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersIncredibly bright, and whilst always polite, identifies the key points quickly and effectively.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Lord QC - Brick Court ChambersA very-effective cross-examiner who commands strong client confidence. Excellent nose for detecting where a trail goes in the evidence. Very strong tactician.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Edward Ho - Brick Court ChambersA first-rate lawyer, who combines a great strategic mindset with hard work and thorough research. He is also great to work with too.
Ranked: Tier 1
Zahra Al-Rikabi - Brick Court ChambersExcellent at digesting complex materials and reducing them to very digestible content.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Heaton - Brick Court ChambersDown-to-earth, super-bright and a joy to work with. A huge asset on the most complex and demanding cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Obviously great set of Chambers with strength across the board.’

‘Brick Court is one of the foremost commercial sets, involved in much international arbitration either as practitioners or as arbitrators. It is not surprising that a high proportion of its members have gone on to be judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and following that have sat as judges in other courts or as arbitrators.’

‘The best set for commercial litigation and with a rapidly growing presence in commercial arbitration.’

‘Brick Court are first class.’

‘The client insisted he want to be represented by Brick Court as “They are the best.’

Clerking

‘They are all at the top of their game. My experience of them is very positive.’

‘Tony Burgess and Paul Dennison are both impressive clerks.’

‘Philip Wilkes has been helpful throughout.’

‘Good clerking service.’

‘Very efficient and commercial.’

London Bar > Offshore

Leading Silks

Paul Bowen QC - Brick Court ChambersHas a first-class brain with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, coupled with enormous attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Vernon Flynn QC - Brick Court ChambersThoughtful, excellent in court, extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersAbsolutely at the top of the game for large disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Midwinter QC - Brick Court ChambersStephen is outstanding and provides excellent, swift, focused and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersAn incredibly bright barrister with the ability to slice through complexity quickly and easily.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

At Brick Court ChambersSimon Salzedo QC - who, prior his career at the Bar, was an accountant - represented KPMG and two of its individual partners at a trial before a FRC panel concerning allegedly deficient auditing of the reserves of a Lloyd’s Motor Syndicate. Elsewhere in chambers, Tom Adam QC is heading up a five-barrister team working to support the Financial Reporting Council in its regulatory investigations into the collapse of outsourcing and construction firm Carillion. James McClelland QC and Tony Singla QC took silk in March 2021.

Rising stars

Sarah Bousfield - Brick Court ChambersSarah is an exceptional barrister, who is hard-working, enthusiastic and passionate.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersTom is one of the cleverest and most forceful silks. He is a delight to work with and has very considerable experience.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Salzedo QC - Brick Court ChambersSimon probably has the best practice at the Bar in accountancy negligence (regulatory and negligence actions) and his practice stretches across all forms of professional discipline and regulatory proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

James McClelland QCBrick Court ChambersHe is rapidly becoming a leader in the sector – a hugely forensic approach, client-friendly but focussed on the tribunal, and providing sure-footed direction on difficult judgement calls.
Tony Singla QC - Brick Court ChambersTony has phenomenal depth of knowledge about auditing, combined with a real lightness of touch and brilliant attention to detail.

London Bar > Public procurement Tier 3

At Brick Court Chambers, ‘out-of-the-box thinkerTim Johnston is representing AEG Presents in the High Court case Live Nation v The Royal Parks and AEG Presents, a substantial procurement challenge brought by Live Nation against a decision of The Royal Parks to award the contract for the Hyde Park Music Festival to AEG. Margaret Gray QC‘s dual silk status in England and Ireland puts her at the forefront for advice on procurement procedures and court proceedings in the EU, UK and Ireland. She is particularly active in infrastructure, construction and pharmaceutical sector public contract matters. Sarah Love is a name to note at the junior end of chambers for competition, regulatory and administrative law.

Leading Silks

Margaret Gray QC - Brick Court ChambersFantastic advocate, very quick to get to the heart of the issue and deliver completely on-point advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Tim JohnstonBrick Court ChambersTim's advice and delivery are always commercial.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Brick Court is my go-to set for competition and public law work.’

‘Brick Court offer numerous public law, EU law and commercial law seminars, all of which I have found really helpful for developing and updating my knowledge in these areas.’

Clerking

‘The clerks at Brick Court are in my experience the best at the bar. Responsive, helpful and easy to deal with. Individuals I would single out in this regard are Tony Burgess and Sam Jones.’

‘Luke Carvalho and Tony Burgess are the clerks / practice managers with whom I communicate most at Brick Court. The clerking team is super responsive and a pleasure to deal with. This level of client service is difficult to come by!’

London Bar > Commodities

Leading Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersConfident, articulate and very bright, he has extensive knowledge of the law in this area. The man you want when you're in a pickle.
Ranked: Tier 4

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

Heads of Chambers: Mark Howard QC, Helen Davies QC
Senior Clerks: Tony Burgess, Paul Dennison
Tenants: 92

The set: There are 100 members who practise full-time, including 46 QCs. 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 QC, HH Nicholas (1966),  Forwood QC, Sir Nicholas (1970), Ma, the Hon Geoffrey (1978), Kentridge QC, Sir Sydney (1977), Webb QC, Robert (1971), Thorley QC, Simon (1972), Gordon QC, Richard (1972), Cran QC, Mark (1973), Sturrock QC, John (1986), Sutton, Alastair (1972), Muchlinski, Prof Peter (1981), Andenas QC (Hon), Dr Mads (1997), Sharp, Geoff (1999), Jones, Oliver (2009), McCorquodale, Prof Robert (2011).

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Tony Burgess tony.burgess@brickcourt.co.uk 020 7520 9816
Senior Clerk Paul Dennison paul.dennison@brickcourt.co.uk 020 7520 9808
Member of Chambers HOWARD QC, Mark (1980)
Member of Chambers DAVIES QC, Helen (1991)
Member of Chambers HEILBRON QC, Hilary (1971)
Member of Chambers RUTTLE QC, Stephen (1976)
Member of Chambers WOOD QC, William (1980)
Member of Chambers HOLLANDER QC, Charles (1978)
Member of Chambers LORD ANDERSON KBE QC (1985)
Member of Chambers PREVEZER QC, Sue (2000)
Member of Chambers OTTON-GOULDER QC, Catharine (1983)
Member of Chambers LORD QC, Richard (1981)
Member of Chambers SWAINSTON QC, Michael (1985)
Member of Chambers FLYNN QC, James (1978)
Member of Chambers ADAM QC, Tom (1991)
Member of Chambers LORD QC, Tim (1992)
Member of Chambers FLYNN QC, Vernon (1991)
Member of Chambers RANDOLPH QC, Fergus (1985)
Member of Chambers HOSKINS QC, Mark (1991)
Member of Chambers ROBERTSON QC, Aidan (1995)
Member of Chambers SLADE QC, Richard (1987)
Member of Chambers MATOVU QC, Harry (1988)
Member of Chambers STRATFORD QC, Jemima (1993)
Member of Chambers JOWELL QC, Daniel (1995)
Member of Chambers SALZEDO QC, Simon (1995)
Member of Chambers BOOLS QC, Michael (1991)
Member of Chambers BOWEN QC, Paul (1993)
Member of Chambers DEMETRIOU QC, Marie (1995)
Member of Chambers DHILLON QC, Jasbir (1996)
Member of Chambers MASEFIELD QC, Roger (1994)
Member of Chambers BIRT QC, Simon (1998)
Member of Chambers LEE QC, Sarah (1990)
Member of Chambers MOOLLAN QC, Salim (1998)
Member of Chambers LESTER QC, Maya (2000)
Member of Chambers PLEWMAN QC, Thomas (2009)
Member of Chambers GAUNTLETT QC, Jeremy (1993)
Member of Chambers O'DONOGHUE QC, Robert (1996)
Member of Chambers MIDWINTER QC, Stephen (2002)
Member of Chambers FORD QC, Sarah (2002)
Member of Chambers SAUNDERS QC, Nicholas (2001)
Member of Chambers HAYDON QC, Alec (1993)
Member of Chambers GRAY QC, Margaret (1998)
Member of Chambers PILBROW QC, Fionn (2001)
Member of Chambers WAKEFIELD QC, Victoria (2003)
Member of Chambers WEST QC, Colin (1999)
Member of Chambers SCANNELL QC, David (2003)
Member of Chambers McCLELLAND QC, James (2004)
Member of Chambers SINGLA QC, Tony (2007)
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 ABRAM, Sarah (2006)
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 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 FOXTON, Tom (2019)
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)
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 Sarah Abram  photo Sarah Abram Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, EU/competition and public law, with…
 Tom Adam photo Tom Adam Tom Adam QC is well-known as a leading advocate and adviser in…
 Zahra Al-Rikabi  photo Zahra Al-Rikabi Zahra has a broad practice encompassing commercial litigation, private and public international…
 David Bailey  photo David Bailey Barrister specialising in EU and UK competition law, public and administrative law,…
 Malcolm Birdling  photo Malcolm Birdling Malcolm is a junior barrister with a litigation practice specialising in all…
 Simon Birt photo Simon Birt Simon’s practice covers all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, including banking…
 Richard Blakeley  photo Richard Blakeley Richard has a broad practice that covers all aspects of Chambers’ work…
 Michael Bolding  photo Michael Bolding Michael has a broad, predominantly commercial, practice. He appears regularly in the…
 Michael Bools photo Michael Bools Michael Bools’s practice covers all areas of commercial law and advocacy. He…
 Sarah Bousfield  photo Sarah Bousfield Sarah has an expansive practice covering all aspects of commercial dispute resolution,…
 Paul Bowen photo Paul Bowen Paul Bowen QC practises across the spectrum of public and administrative law,…
 Joanne Box  photo Joanne Box Jo practises in all areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular emphasis…
 Helen Davies photo Helen Davies Helen Davies is the joint Head of Brick Court Chambers. She has…
 Jonathan Dawid  photo Jonathan Dawid Jonathan Dawid has a broad commercial practice, including banking, private equity, financial…
 Marie Demetriou photo Marie Demetriou Marie Demetriou QC has a broad practice specialising in competition law, EU…
 Jasbir Dhillon photo Jasbir Dhillon Jasbir is an advocate with over 25 years’ experience specialising in complex…
 Richard Eschwege  photo Richard Eschwege Richard Eschwege has a broad, predominantly commercial, practice. He has advised on…
 James Flynn photo James Flynn James Flynn QC is a leading competition law litigator at the London…
Mr Vernon Flynn QC photo Mr Vernon Flynn QC Vernon has a global and diverse practice in “big ticket” multi-jurisdictional disputes.…
 Sarah Ford photo Sarah Ford Versatile QC specialising in EU, competition and regulatory law, commercial law and…
 Jeremy Gauntlett photo Jeremy Gauntlett Arbitrations, public law (particularly constitutional, administrative and regulatory – including competition and…
 Margaret Gray  photo Margaret Gray Barrister specialising in competition law, EU law, public and administrative law and…
 Edward Harrison photo Edward Harrison Edward Harrison has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice encompassing civil…
 Alec Haydon  photo Alec Haydon Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, advice, drafting…
 David Heaton  photo David Heaton David practises in commercial, public, EU and competition law and international arbitration. He…
 Hilary Heilbron photo Hilary Heilbron Hilary Heilbron QC now focuses principally on international arbitration, sitting frequently as…
 Edward Ho photo Edward Ho Barrister advising on commercial disputes of all kinds and has appeared as…
 Fred Hobson  photo Fred Hobson Barrister undertaking general commercial work, with focus on fraud and banking and financial…
 Charles Hollander photo Charles Hollander Charles Hollander has long experience practising as an advocate. The breadth of his…
 Mark Hoskins photo Mark Hoskins Mark Hoskins was called to the Bar of England and Wales in…
 Mark Howard photo Mark Howard Mark Howard is the joint Head of Brick Court Chambers.  He is widely regarded…
 Tim Johnston photo Tim Johnston Tim has a thriving public law practice. His current and recent public…
 Daniel Jowell photo Daniel Jowell Daniel Jowell QC has been described by Chambers & Partners (2016) as…
 Matthew Kennedy  photo Matthew Kennedy Before coming to the Bar, Matthew worked in the international arbitration group…
 Geoffrey Kuehne  photo Geoffrey Kuehne Geoffrey practises in all areas of chambers’ work, with particular emphasis on…
 Jon Lawrence  photo Jon Lawrence Before being called to the Bar in 2018, Jon was a partner…
 Kyle Lawson  photo Kyle Lawson Kyle practises in all areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular emphasis…
 Sarah Lee photo Sarah Lee Sarah Lee QC practises in the fields of EU Law, Public Law and Competition/Regulatory…
 Hugo Leith  photo Hugo Leith Hugo practises in all areas of Chambers’ work, with an emphasis on…
 Maya Lester photo Maya Lester Maya Lester QC is recommended as a leading silk by the legal…
 Richard Lord photo Richard Lord The core of Richard Lord’s practice for over 25 years has been…
 Tim Lord photo Tim Lord Tim Lord QC took Silk after 16 years at the Bar, on the…
 Sarah Love  photo Sarah Love Barrister specialising in competition and regulatory law, public and administrative law, European…
 Emily MacKenzie  photo Emily MacKenzie Emily takes instructions in commercial, administrative and competition/European law. She regularly appears…
 Jennifer MacLeod  photo Jennifer MacLeod Barrister specialising in public law and human rights, EU and competition law,…
 Roger Masefield photo Roger Masefield Roger Masefield has over 20 years’ litigation experience of all aspects of…
 Harry Matovu photo Harry Matovu Harry Matovu is a noted advocate, “a consummate cross-examiner, who’s great on…
 James McClelland  photo James McClelland James has a wide-ranging practice in commercial litigation and arbitration, public law (including…
 Andrew McIntyre  photo Andrew McIntyre Andrew practises in public, administrative, European and commercial law. He has broad…
 Stephen Midwinter photo Stephen Midwinter Commercial law (currently engaged in major international civil fraud claim); insurance and…
 Emma Mockford  photo Emma Mockford Emma joined Chambers as a tenant in July 2017 following successful completion…
Mr Salim Moollan QC photo Mr Salim Moollan QC Member of Chambers
 Craig Morrison  photo Craig Morrison Craig practises in all areas of chambers’ work, with a particular focus…
 Laura Newton  photo Laura Newton Laura Newton is a leading junior barrister with a commercial practice which…
 Robert O’Donoghue QC photo Robert O’Donoghue QC Mr O’Donoghue’s practice focuses on all aspects of EU and UK competition…
 Catharine Otton-Goulder photo Catharine Otton-Goulder Catharine works in general commercial and common law. She handles very large,…
 Tom Pascoe  photo Tom Pascoe Tom’s practice covers Commercial, EU/Competition and Public Law. He has worked on…
 Daniel Piccinin  photo Daniel Piccinin Daniel Piccinin practises in all areas of chambers’ work and has particular…
 Fionn Pilbrow  photo Fionn Pilbrow Practises in all areas of commercial law (including banking and finance, energy…
 Thomas Plewman photo Thomas Plewman A highly regarded South African silk who moved to London in 2010. …
 Sue Prevezer photo Sue Prevezer Sue Prevezer is a senior barrister with over 30 years of experience…
 Fergus Randolph photo Fergus Randolph Fergus Randolph QC is at the forefront of EU and competition law…
 Klaus Reichert SC  photo Klaus Reichert SC Senior counsel specialising in international arbitration. Has undertaken in excess of two…
 Aidan Robertson photo Aidan Robertson Aidan Robertson QC specialises in competition, EU and public law. He has…
 Gerard Rothschild  photo Gerard Rothschild Barrister specialising in commercial, competition and public law. Notable commercial law cases have included:…
 Alan Roxburgh  photo Alan Roxburgh Barrister specialising in general commercial and common law, including banking, insurance and…
 Stephen Ruttle photo Stephen Ruttle Stephen has been in practice at Brick Court Chambers since 1978.  He…
 Simon Salzedo photo Simon Salzedo Simon Salzedo QC is a leading advocate who is accessible and commercial.…
 Nicholas Saunders photo Nicholas Saunders Nicholas practises in all areas of intellectual property law (including trade marks,…
 David Scannell  photo David Scannell Barrister, specialising in EU and competition and commercial law. Acted for Sky…
 Max Schaefer  photo Max Schaefer Max has been instructed in some of the most significant commercial disputes of…
 Jonathan Scott  photo Jonathan Scott Before coming to the Bar, Jonathan worked for two years at an…
 Sophie Shaw  photo Sophie Shaw Sophie has a broad practice across the range of work undertaken in…
 Tony Singla  photo Tony Singla Tony Singla QC took silk in 2021 at only 14 years’ call. …
 Richard Slade photo Richard Slade Richard Slade QC is a versatile silk with a wide commercial practice,…
 Jemima Stratford photo Jemima Stratford Jemima Stratford QC is widely recognised as a leading litigator in EU,…
 Michael Swainston photo Michael Swainston Michael Swainston QC has a broad litigation and advisory practice in England…
 Charlotte Tan  photo Charlotte Tan Charlotte has a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on civil…
 Charlotte Thomas  photo Charlotte Thomas Charlotte has a broad practice which covers all areas of chambers’ work,…
 Andrew Thomas  photo Andrew Thomas Barrister specialising in general commercial litigation. Cases: Bancomext v ETECSA (recognition of…
 Victoria Wakefield  photo Victoria Wakefield Barrister specialising in commercial, public and European and competition law, instructed in…
 Colin West  photo Colin West Barrister, cases include:  iiyama UK Limited v Samsung Electronics Ltd. [2018] EWCA…
 Tony Willis  photo Tony Willis Areas of practice include mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution, process design and negotiation.…
 William Wood photo William Wood Bill Wood QC is one of the UK’s leading commercial mediators. Bill…
 Tom Wood  photo Tom Wood Tom has a broad practice spanning all areas of chambers’ work including…
 Ben Woolgar  photo Ben Woolgar Ben’s practice is focussed on heavy-duty commercial litigation and arbitration (including civil fraud,…
 Paul Wright  photo Paul Wright Barrister specialising in general commercial litigation and administrative law.
 Anderson of  Ipswich  KBE QC photo Anderson of  Ipswich  KBE QC David’s practice is built on his knowledge of European Union, human rights…

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