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Chambers of James Pickering Offices
9 OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
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The ‘original Northern Powerhouse’, Enterprise Chambers remain a ‘go-to set’ for commercial Chancery and property matters, and is regarded by some as ‘the best set in Leeds by some distance’, covering the range of commercial, property, and Chancery work, and is ‘exceptionally strong in regard to insolvency’, especially after its new-for-2018 Bristol annexe opened.‘They have excellent strength in depth in terms of juniors up to about 15 years’ call’ and members’ ‘detailed written advice and opinions are drafted with the client’s understanding of the law in mind and tackle the legal and practical options succinctly’. The set is also praised for offering ‘helpful training sessions for junior solicitors which are greatly appreciated’. In recent chambers news, James Pickering was appointed the new head of chambers; Richard Litter QC was a 2019 silk appointment; Hugo Page QC joined from Blackstone Chambers; Amit Gupta moved from St Philips Chambers; and the ‘perfect’ Mike Ireland has been appointed senior clerk, which is seen by the market as being ‘well-deserved despite the comparative seniority of his recent predecessors’ as he ‘makes life very easy for instructing solicitors’. The ‘user-friendly’ clerks’ room has ‘always been a strong point’ of chambers, according to instructing solicitors. Based in London, Raj Lamba ‘deserves particular mention for his efficiency and responsiveness’; practice manager Luke Clark has recently joined the team from South Square. Leeds-based Joanne Caunt is highly commended by solicitors: ‘She is friendly, professional, responsive, and delivers a first-class service’ and ‘one of the reasons why I choose to instruct Enterprise’. Bristol-based Justin Emmett is ‘brilliant, nothing is too much trouble; quotes are accurate and he is efficient at securing time in the court diary and enabling urgent applications where necessary’. Offices in: Bristol, London, Leeds, and Newcastle upon Tyne