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Chambers of Simon Davenport QC and Jeffrey Golden

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7415 7800
Fax:
Fax 020 7415 7811
DX:
212 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3harecourt.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜One of the foremost sets in travel law’, and with β€˜a seemingly endless depth of well-trained, able juniors added every year’, the β€˜standout’ 3 Hare Court also offers β€˜quality and depth of experience’ in relation to commercial litigation, fraud and insolvency cases, and places β€˜an extremely important emphasis on delivering client service’. Members β€˜routinely feature in notable and important cases, breaking new ground and setting precedents’, and β€˜conduct complex and heavyweight litigation’. The β€˜superb’ clerks’ room is headed up by the β€˜delightful’ and β€˜charming’ senior clerk James Donovan, who β€˜knows his barristers - their strengths and weaknesses - inside out’ and β€˜is interested in building lasting working relationships rather than short-term profits’. Chambers β€˜really seems to be going places’ under Donovan’s guidance, and he is ably assisted by β€˜commendable’ first junior Toby Eales, whose service to solicitors β€˜cannot be faulted’. Second juniors clerks Duane Hitchman and Simon Hamilton β€˜are always happy to assist in tight corners’. Junior clerk Bradley Patterson is singled out for his professionalism and for his β€˜work with the listing office’. Offices in: London

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Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

James Guthrie QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜Charming with a razor sharp intellect and particularly good on matters from the Caribbean.’

Ranked: tier 4
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Rowan Pennington-Benton - 3 Hare Court β€˜He has a brilliant and versatile legal mind and a real passion for his cases and his clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Tom Poole - 3 Hare Court β€˜He offers sound and practical advice and always gets to know his brief really well.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Aviation
Aviation – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜She is a phenomenal advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

James Guthrie QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜Takes an incisive, analytical approach to complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Peter Knox QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜Without exaggeration, the best advocate I’ve ever seen.’

Ranked: tier 5

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜A very good advocate who is an extremely fast thinker.’

Ranked: tier 6

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Construction
Construction – 2017 silks

William Godwin QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜Very intelligent with an eagerness to understand the client’s business.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Tom Poole - 3 Hare Court β€˜A very bright junior who’s easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜Remains unfazed and is able to take everything in his stride.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Tom Poole - 3 Hare Court β€˜The speed at which he grasps the facts and documents is incredible.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading juniors

Tom Poole - 3 Hare Court β€˜A strong advocate who understands complex immigration and public law cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading silks

Simon Davenport QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is straight talking and very effective.’

Ranked: tier 4
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Clara Johnson - 3 Hare Court β€˜Good attention to detail and a calm manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

Daniel Lewis - 3 Hare Court β€˜A charming and forceful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

3 Hare Court

3 Hare Court offers β€˜expertise in the full range of personal injury actions’, including road traffic accidents, industrial disease, abuse cases, sports accidents and military claims. Members act in all levels of cases for both claimants and defendants.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Howard Stevens QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is a very intelligent silk and provides very clear, thorough and realistic advice.’

Ranked: tier 3
Personal injury – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜She is robust and good with difficult clients, you want her on your side.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is very experienced, calm and knowledgeable in relation to mediation.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dan Saxby - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is extremely bright and very personable.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare Court β€˜Very good at analysing large amounts of information and narrowing down the salient legal issues.’

Ranked: tier 5

Sebastian Neville-Clarke - 3 Hare Court β€˜Has a vast amount of experience.’

Ranked: tier 5

Helen Pugh - 3 Hare Court β€˜Has a commercially minded approach.’

Ranked: tier 6

Sara Ibrahim - 3 Hare Court β€˜Remains calm under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 6

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜One of the foremost sets in travel law’, and with β€˜a seemingly endless depth of well-trained, able juniors added every year’, the β€˜standout’ 3 Hare Court also offers β€˜quality and depth of experience’ in relation to commercial litigation, fraud and insolvency cases, and places β€˜an extremely important emphasis on delivering client service’. Members β€˜routinely feature in notable and important cases, breaking new ground and setting precedents’, and β€˜conduct complex and heavyweight litigation’. The β€˜superb’ clerks’ room is headed up by the β€˜delightful’ and β€˜charming’ senior clerk James Donovan, who β€˜knows his barristers - their strengths and weaknesses - inside out’ and β€˜is interested in building lasting working relationships rather than short-term profits’. Chambers β€˜really seems to be going places’ under Donovan’s guidance, and he is ably assisted by β€˜commendable’ first junior Toby Eales, whose service to solicitors β€˜cannot be faulted’. Second juniors clerks Duane Hitchman and Simon Hamilton β€˜are always happy to assist in tight corners’. Junior clerk Bradley Patterson is singled out for his professionalism and for his β€˜work with the listing office’. Offices in: London

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

3 Hare Court

3 Hare Court is β€˜the go-to set for travel insurance work’. The chambers is β€˜small, but that is part of its charm’ and members’ β€˜knowledge of this area of law is exceptional’. The set offers β€˜a first-rate service for travel, accidents abroad and cross-border jurisdiction matters’. Its barristers, which include Howard Stevens QC (β€˜an eye for detail’) and Katherine Deal (β€˜excellent and extremely hardworking’), act for both claimants and defendants; some of the set’s biggest clients include tour operators such as TUI and Thomas Cook. Typical claims involve Package Travel Regulations and concern interested parties at inquests resulting from deaths abroad.

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading silks

Howard Stevens QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜He leaves no stone unturned and provides a calm and measured approach in a field where passions can run high.’

Ranked: tier 1
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2019 silks

Katherine Deal QC - 3 Hare Court β€˜She is a very capable advocate and the go-to person for anything involving travel insurance.’

Ranked: tier 1
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

Andrew Young - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is very experienced, calm, and knowledgeable in relation to mediation and Middle Eastern court settlements.’

Ranked: tier 2

Asela Wijeyaratne - 3 Hare Court β€˜He is an exceptional junior who understands complex issues with ease and gives sound advice on liability which makes him a joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dan Saxby - 3 Hare Court β€˜His ability to get under the skin of the technical arguments and present a client’s position in a clear and articulate way is excellent.’

Ranked: tier 2

Helen Pugh - 3 Hare Court β€˜She advises on package travel, foreign law issues, cruise and air claims including the Montreal and Athens Conventions.’

Ranked: tier 3

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