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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC

FALCON COURT, LONDON, EC4Y 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 2484
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1261
DX:
408 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.falcon-chambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜pre-eminent property litigation set’, Falcon Chambers has β€˜a counsel to suit every type of client’, including β€˜a particularly strong array of juniors’ who are β€˜very reliable and easy to work with’. Having such a β€˜formidable reputation’ in the property disputes space means it is β€˜able to attract the best talent, which shows in the quality of its membership’ and β€˜the exceptional results that it achieves’. β€˜Remarkably efficient’ senior clerk John Stannard is β€˜the high watermark of professionalism in clerking’; β€˜goes out of his way to assist and cares about the level of service and client experience’; and β€˜somehow manages to be all over everything happening with everyone in chambers at exactly the same time. Quite a feat, but he delivers time and time again’. Following Mark Ball’s move to Landmark Chambers, the β€˜go getting’ Joanne Meah, who has been β€˜a fantastic addition to the team’ since joining from Tanfield Chambers, has been promoted to first junior. Meah is β€˜highly responsible, organised and walks the delicate tightrope of giving her barristers what they want, while giving her instructing solicitors what they want, with ease’. The recruitment of second junior James Clarke from Selborne Chambers is β€˜undoubtedly a positive’ for a clerks’ room that has undergone a number of changes of late. Edith Robertson is chambers director. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Construction
Construction – Leading juniors

Paul Letman - Falcon Chambers β€˜He is a brilliant advocate, an intellectual heavyweight, and delivers great service and results.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Planning
Planning – Leading silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very good at distilling down a huge amount of information and arguments into a clear and concise approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon Chambers β€˜Great on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Falcon Chambers

Falcon Chambers β€˜operates in a league of its own’ as the β€˜preeminent property litigation set’. Members are known for handling enfranchisement work, compulsory purchase matters and Land Registry issues. Agriculture is also a core focus and the set β€˜continues to be the leader for agricultural property work’. Notable instructions included Crown Estate Commissioners v Whitehall Court London and Ineos Upstream Ltd v Persons Unknown.

Agriculture – Leading silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Extremely diligent in his preparation and his advice is very direct.’

Ranked: tier 1

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Clients love her as someone they really feel is on their side.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Exceptionally able and knowledgeable, approachable and user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Gaunt QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜A real heavyweight in the market, prepared to get stuck into cases.’

Ranked: tier 3
Property litigation – Leading silks

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Always excellent and great to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜A massively clever senior counsel who is at the forefront of the property litigation Bar.’

Ranked: tier 1

Janet Bignell QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very methodical in her approach and has a great ability to pick up and retain details.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Gaunt QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜An excellent barrister and very much a leader in his field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Extremely tenacious and carries out implacable, text book cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 2

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Decisive, technically impressive and pugnacious in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Small QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has expertise in restrictive covenants and rights of way.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kirk Reynolds QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜A leading thinker.’

Ranked: tier 3
Property litigation – 2018 silks

Charles Harpum QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Particularly recommended for conveyancing issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Sefton QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜He provides excellent advice in a thoroughly understandable and practical way.’

Ranked: tier 1
Property litigation – 2019 silks

Stephanie Tozer QC - Falcon Chambers β€˜Gets stuck into the detail straightaway and gives sound advice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Agriculture – Leading juniors

Edward Peters - Falcon Chambers β€˜He is a superb advocate with no known weakness.’

Ranked: tier 1

Catherine Taskis - Falcon Chambers β€˜Clients appreciate her technical ability and her cross-examination skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Emily Windsor - Falcon Chambers β€˜A true expert in the area of agricultural property litigation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Joanne Moss - Falcon Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for agricultural matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon Chambers β€˜A very robust barrister, keeps the client focused on the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 3
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Anthony Radevsky - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very responsive and quick to turn things around.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emily Windsor - Falcon Chambers β€˜A true expert, extremely knowledgeable, experienced and thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Clark - Falcon Chambers β€˜Super bright, approachable with superb attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Rosenthal - Falcon Chambers β€˜Excellent analytical skills and very strong at both written and oral advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

Martin Dray - Falcon Chambers β€˜An excellent all-round senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon Chambers β€˜Impressive in court with the ability to identify the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Letman - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very thorough in his preparation and consideration of the papers.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anthony Tanney - Falcon Chambers β€˜His areas of expertise include conveyancing disputes, trusts and development contracts.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Peters - Falcon Chambers β€˜Exceptionally bright, responsive and very easy to deal with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gary Cowen - Falcon Chambers β€˜He has calmness, advocacy skills, friendliness and an intelligence that goes without saying.’

Ranked: tier 3

Greville Healey - Falcon Chambers β€˜A strong advocate who gets great results in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nathaniel Duckworth - Falcon Chambers β€˜Excels at conveyancing, boundary disputes and adverse possession.’

Ranked: tier 3

Phil Sissons - Falcon Chambers β€˜Very user friendly with clear and well-considered advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tamsin Cox - Falcon Chambers β€˜She excels in the courtroom with devastating controls of the facts and law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Barry Denyer-Green - Falcon Chambers β€˜Recommended for compulsory purchase and compensation.’

Ranked: tier 4

Catherine Taskis - Falcon Chambers β€˜Great with clients and really understands their commercial requirements.’

Ranked: tier 4

Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Falcon Chambers β€˜A first-rate, tenacious advocate and is incredibly user friendly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Joseph Ollech - Falcon Chambers β€˜Just rolls up his sleeves and gets on with it; excellent to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon Chambers β€˜Her advocacy is slick, flawless, strong and persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 5

Kester Lees - Falcon Chambers β€˜Bright and approachable with a good client manner.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜pre-eminent property litigation set’, Falcon Chambers has β€˜a counsel to suit every type of client’, including β€˜a particularly strong array of juniors’ who are β€˜very reliable and easy to work with’. Having such a β€˜formidable reputation’ in the property disputes space means it is β€˜able to attract the best talent, which shows in the quality of its membership’ and β€˜the exceptional results that it achieves’. β€˜Remarkably efficient’ senior clerk John Stannard is β€˜the high watermark of professionalism in clerking’; β€˜goes out of his way to assist and cares about the level of service and client experience’; and β€˜somehow manages to be all over everything happening with everyone in chambers at exactly the same time. Quite a feat, but he delivers time and time again’. Following Mark Ball’s move to Landmark Chambers, the β€˜go getting’ Joanne Meah, who has been β€˜a fantastic addition to the team’ since joining from Tanfield Chambers, has been promoted to first junior. Meah is β€˜highly responsible, organised and walks the delicate tightrope of giving her barristers what they want, while giving her instructing solicitors what they want, with ease’. The recruitment of second junior James Clarke from Selborne Chambers is β€˜undoubtedly a positive’ for a clerks’ room that has undergone a number of changes of late. Edith Robertson is chambers director. Offices in: London

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