Set Profile > Chambers of James Pickering > Bristol , South West
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Insolvency Tier 2
Enterprise Chambers has developed a strong group of insolvency practitioners, with members acting in a range of high-profile cases, including Niall McCulloch in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) and Linden Ife in various claims following the bankruptcy of Colin Poole. Ife has also developed a niche in acting for lenders, in addition to claims for recovering unlawful dividends paid pre-liquidations.
Property litigation Tier 4
Praised as ‘an excellent chambers’ with a ‘good range of expertise and seniority’, Enterprise Chambers is particularly reputed for landlord and tenant disputes, insolvency, and property-related professional negligence. Kavan Gunaratna is currently instructed on Re: Maitland House a.k.a. Lunar Office SARL v Broadway Estates Ltd, a case in the High Court concerning a dispute over a proposed development by a sub-tenant of 98 flats.
Mediators Tier 5
Enterprise Chambers' Jonathan Arkush has conducted over 300 mediations to date across a wide range of practice areas, including commercial agreements, fraud, insolvency, employment, professional negligence and real estate litigation.
Clients praise Enterprise Chambers for its 'strength in depth, flexibility, and good clerking' in relation to a variety of litigation and advisory work involving companies, directors, and shareholders. Linden Ife, who has substantial experience acting in shareholder disputes – often for major institutional investors and banks – was instructed in Penfold v Penfold, which raised issues about the breadth of remedies available under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 and the interaction between unfair prejudice and a just and equitable winding-up; the case settled shortly into the trial. In another highlight, Niall McCulloch represents the BVI-incorporated claimants in Monredon Limited and Futura Partners Limited v AIA Group LLC and ROK STARS plc, an English action over the ownership of shares in ROK Stars plc.
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Enterprise Chambers is a leading set of barristers, specialising in commercial, business and property related disputes.
The set: Enterprise Chambers is unique among commercial sets in offering a nationwide presence. It has established premises in London, Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne and fields barristers throughout England and Wales. The set values are robustly commercial. Members understand the needs of the solicitors who instruct them and their lay clients. They aim to meet those needs with rapidly delivered, high quality, commercially sound advice and representation. Members are familiar with and experienced in all courts and tribunals, including regulatory and property tribunals, and mediations and arbitrations.
Types of work undertaken: Members carry out work across a wide range of commercial, business and property problems encountered by private individuals, small- and medium-enterprises, large corporations and public authorities alike. The set can field individual barristers at any level or a team of barristers able to take on the largest and most complex litigation. The sets core specialisms are commercial chancery, including commercial, company, insolvency, banking & financial services, property/landlord and tenant both commercial and residential and professional negligence.
The sets expertise within insolvency and property uniquely places it to deal with disputes which involve both.
Insolvency covers international and cross-border insolvency and all matters appertaining to liquidations, receiverships, administrations, voluntary arrangements, schemes of arrangement and bankruptcies, with members frequently acting for and against insolvency practitioners engaged in the adjustment of prior transactions.
Commercial work covers all legal and strategic issues facing individuals, businesses and public authorities today. These include contract, restraint of trade, loans, guarantees and other securities, sale of goods, insurance, competition law, civil fraud and tax.
Company and partnership problems, including directors liabilities and disqualification, shareholder and partner disputes, unfair prejudice, derivative actions, dissolution claims and quasi-partnerships
Banking & Finance covers mortgages and charges, guarantees and indemnities, receivership and administration, negligent investment advice, product mis-selling, payment fraud and misdirected payments, project finance, hire-purchase and asset finance
Property/landlord and tenant covers all aspects of business, residential and agricultural tenancies, mortgages, conveyancing, easements, covenants, adverse possession, environmental law, housing, sale of land, legal and beneficial interests in land, and registration of land.
Members additionally cover professional negligence involving accountants, architects, barristers, insolvency practitioners, engineers, solicitors and surveyors. All aspects of licensing and regulation increasingly faced by individuals and businesses are addressed, including environmental, water and waste licensing, building regulation and remediation, as well as the licensing of alcohol, entertainment, betting, gaming, lotteries, firearms and taxis.
Many of the sets members are recognised in the major directories as leaders in their fields and all are known to their clients for their approachability, expertise and commercial acumen.
|Senior Clerk||Michael Ireland|
|Chambers Administrator||Tracey Collins|
|Members of Chambers||PICKERING, James (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||DAVIES QC, Stephen (1983, QC 2000)|
|Members of Chambers||PAGE QC, Hugo (1977, QC 2002)|
|Members of Chambers||COHEN, Edward (1972)|
|Members of Chambers||ARKUSH, Jonathan (1977)|
|Members of Chambers||IFE, Linden (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||ZELIN, Geoffrey (1984)|
|Members of Chambers||BARKER, James (1984)|
|Members of Chambers||BROCKMAN, Christopher (1985)|
|Members of Chambers||GROVES, Hugo (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||LEVY, Neil (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||KENNEDY-McGregor, Marilyn (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||BAMFORD, Jeremy (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||JARRON, Stephanie (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||WILLIAMSON, Bridget (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||WALKER, Bruce (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||FRANCIS, Edward (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||ILYAS, Shaiba (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||McCULLOCH, Niall (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||JOHNSON, Simon (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||FENTEM, Ross (2003)|
|Members of Chambers||GUNARATNA, Kavan (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||TOMAN, Cristin (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||GRIFFIN, Margaret (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||GUPTA, Amit (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||BROWN, Daisy (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||CROSSLEY, Dominic (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||READ, Emma (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||PEACHEY, David (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||BOND, Kelly (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||HEATH, Duncan (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||MEECH, Jennifer (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||GALE, Phillip (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||DAVIES, James (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||LINTNER, Anna (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||BUCKINGHAM, Christopher (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||ROYLE, Chris (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||MADDISON, Matthew (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||BOWMAKER, Louise (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||PAGE, Rowena (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||BROOKE, Jessica (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||DIXON, Madeline (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||BARDEN, Evie (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||THOMPSON, Claire (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||TODD, Fiona (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||DUNK, Chris (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||INNES, Mari (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||HODGE, Samuel (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||LANGAN QC, HH Peter*|
|Members of Chambers||KAYE QC, HH Roger|
|Members of Chambers||MARKANDYA, Susannah (2005)*|