Set Profile > Fenners Chambers > Cambridge, England

Chambers of Mike Magee
Fenners Chambers
3 MADINGLEY ROAD
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 OEE
England

Property and construction

Leading Juniors

Liam Varnam - Fenners ChambersAn excellent advocate who is professional yet very down to earth, with a practical approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Iain Blain - Fenners ChambersHe has a meticulous eye. Pragmatic and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2

Chancery, probate, and tax

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Araba Taylor - Fenners ChambersAraba is a first-rate advocate: conscientious, pragmatic, and provides well-considered advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Employment Tier 2

Barristers at Fenners Chambers act for claimants and respondents across a broad range of employment matters, with whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, and unfair dismissal cases included in the group's workload. Liam Varnam successfully represented a claimant before the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a case involving a race and religious discrimination claim. Mike Magee is a key name in the practice for respondent-side work.

Leading Juniors

Liam Varnam - Fenners ChambersA great advocate with outstanding technical ability.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shahin Ismail - Fenners ChambersShahin's breadth of knowledge is amazing, and she takes into account the bigger picture when providing advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mike Magee - Fenners ChambersVery thorough and unafraid of a fight.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

Always helpful and respond quickly to any queries‘.

Clerks are always on the ball and get back to you quickly‘.

Clerks are always responsive and go above and beyond to help‘.

Paul Green is a top-class clerk‘.

Family and children law Tier 2

Fenners Chambers is 'an excellent set' with 'a very strong team of family law barristers'. Debra Gold, who leads the family team, has noted strength in handling international child care cases. Katharine Ferguson brings established expertise in private law children matters and complex financial remedies cases; Katharine Bundell, who is sought out for her experience in financial remedy claims, is 'bright, incredibly hard working, full of good ideas, and has an excellent bedside manner'. Daniel Messenger is adept at dealing with complex public children law cases.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Jodie Drummond - Fenners ChambersJodie is always impeccably prepared with fine attention to detail. Personable with clients yet equally tenacious on her feet when required. A skilled advocate who can compete with those many years her senior.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Katharine Ferguson - Fenners ChambersKatharine is always fully prepared and her attention to detail is absolutely spot on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Debra Gold - Fenners ChambersDebra is very clear sighted, and has an easeful mastery of all the skills required of a top class barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Katharine Ferguson - Fenners ChambersKatharine is always fully prepared and her attention to detail is absolutely spot on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katharine Bundell - Fenners ChambersShe is exceptionally bright and brings a fantastic energy to her work. Her thorough preparation is evident when in conference and court. She can relate to whomever she is acting for.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Fenners Chambers is a very reliable set. You know you are instructing quality counsel when working with the barristers. The set has a wide range of tenants, which means that it will always have someone who will be a good fit for your client‘.

Fenners Chambers has a very strong offering for family work‘.

A high quality set‘.

Clerking

The service is first class. The clerks are indispensable in ensuring that the barrister is aware of what and why the client seeks to instruct them. They are always polite, cordial and attentive. The clerks go above and beyond in providing assistance‘.

The clerks have a fantastic relationship with instructing solicitors. Courteous, prompt and transparent‘.

Senior clerk Paul Green is very switched on, has a commercial head on his shoulders, and is always accommodating‘.

Paul Green knows all the instructing solicitors very well, and is brilliant at suggesting counsel if you have an unusual case because he knows all the barristers’ strengths‘.

All the clerks are helpful, in particular Paul Green the senior clerk, who has always been able to resolve any issues should they arise, and Cathy Hugo, who is efficient and attentive‘.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

Leading Juniors

Liam Varnam - Fenners ChambersAn excellent advocate who is professional yet very down to earth, with a practical approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Iain Blain - Fenners ChambersHe has a meticulous eye. Pragmatic and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Araba Taylor - Fenners ChambersAraba is a first-rate advocate: conscientious, pragmatic, and provides well-considered advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 2

Barristers at Fenners Chambers act for claimants and respondents across a broad range of employment matters, with whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE, and unfair dismissal cases included in the group's workload. Liam Varnam successfully represented a claimant before the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a case involving a race and religious discrimination claim. Mike Magee is a key name in the practice for respondent-side work.

Leading Juniors

Liam Varnam - Fenners ChambersA great advocate with outstanding technical ability.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shahin Ismail - Fenners ChambersShahin's breadth of knowledge is amazing, and she takes into account the bigger picture when providing advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mike Magee - Fenners ChambersVery thorough and unafraid of a fight.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

Always helpful and respond quickly to any queries‘.

Clerks are always on the ball and get back to you quickly‘.

Clerks are always responsive and go above and beyond to help‘.

Paul Green is a top-class clerk‘.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

Fenners Chambers is 'an excellent set' with 'a very strong team of family law barristers'. Debra Gold, who leads the family team, has noted strength in handling international child care cases. Katharine Ferguson brings established expertise in private law children matters and complex financial remedies cases; Katharine Bundell, who is sought out for her experience in financial remedy claims, is 'bright, incredibly hard working, full of good ideas, and has an excellent bedside manner'. Daniel Messenger is adept at dealing with complex public children law cases.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Jodie Drummond - Fenners ChambersJodie is always impeccably prepared with fine attention to detail. Personable with clients yet equally tenacious on her feet when required. A skilled advocate who can compete with those many years her senior.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Katharine Ferguson - Fenners ChambersKatharine is always fully prepared and her attention to detail is absolutely spot on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Debra Gold - Fenners ChambersDebra is very clear sighted, and has an easeful mastery of all the skills required of a top class barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Katharine Ferguson - Fenners ChambersKatharine is always fully prepared and her attention to detail is absolutely spot on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katharine Bundell - Fenners ChambersShe is exceptionally bright and brings a fantastic energy to her work. Her thorough preparation is evident when in conference and court. She can relate to whomever she is acting for.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Fenners Chambers is a very reliable set. You know you are instructing quality counsel when working with the barristers. The set has a wide range of tenants, which means that it will always have someone who will be a good fit for your client‘.

Fenners Chambers has a very strong offering for family work‘.

A high quality set‘.

Clerking

The service is first class. The clerks are indispensable in ensuring that the barrister is aware of what and why the client seeks to instruct them. They are always polite, cordial and attentive. The clerks go above and beyond in providing assistance‘.

The clerks have a fantastic relationship with instructing solicitors. Courteous, prompt and transparent‘.

Senior clerk Paul Green is very switched on, has a commercial head on his shoulders, and is always accommodating‘.

Paul Green knows all the instructing solicitors very well, and is brilliant at suggesting counsel if you have an unusual case because he knows all the barristers’ strengths‘.

All the clerks are helpful, in particular Paul Green the senior clerk, who has always been able to resolve any issues should they arise, and Cathy Hugo, who is efficient and attentive‘.

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Ms Caroline Allison  photo Ms Caroline Allison Crime: general crime. Grade 3 prosecutor and on CPS Rape and Serious…
Mr Iain Bain  photo Mr Iain Bain Commercial litigation: recent cases have included success at trial in a claim…
Ms Suhayla Bewley  photo Ms Suhayla Bewley Employment: Acts for both Claimants and Respondents in Tribunals and Employment Appeal…
Mr Tim Brown  photo Mr Tim Brown Leading the Criminal Team at Fenners Chambers, Tim Brown combines his aptitude…
Ms Savannah Bullen-Manson  photo Ms Savannah Bullen-Manson Family law: with a focus on public children care cases. She also…
Ms Katharine Bundell photo Ms Katharine Bundell Katharine takes on heavyweight financial remedy work involving various company structures, trusts,…
Ms Eve Chowdhury  photo Ms Eve Chowdhury Family Law: accepts instructions on the full range of private law children…
Mr Carlo Coccaro  photo Mr Carlo Coccaro Carlo joined Fenners Chambers in 2011 following the successful completion of his…
Mr Martin Collier  photo Mr Martin Collier Property: freehold property; formal and informal trusts, including claims between cohabitants; boundaries…
Ms Laura Cooke  photo Ms Laura Cooke Laura joined Fenners in September 2012 having successfully completed her pupillage in…
Mr Davide Corbino  photo Mr Davide Corbino Davide joined Chambers in 2017 after working as in-house counsel for a…
Mr Nick Davies  photo Mr Nick Davies Complex matrimonial finance cases: particularly cases that utilise his background as an…
Mr Jeff Deegan  photo Mr Jeff Deegan Jeff is an experienced lawyer specialising in family law and personal injury.…
Ms Jodie Drummond  photo Ms Jodie Drummond Family Law: private children applications, financial remedy proceedings, Court of Protection proceedings,…
Mr James Earle  photo Mr James Earle Jim has specialised in criminal, regulatory, personal injury and related matters. He…
Ms Katharine Ferguson  photo Ms Katharine Ferguson Katharine Ferguson has specialised in family law for many years. She deals…
Ms Ellena Forman  photo Ms Ellena Forman Crime: Ellena regularly receives instructions to prosecute in the Magistrates’ Court; is…
Ms Sarah Giles  photo Ms Sarah Giles Sarah specialises in family law relating to children.Her specialisms in Family Law…
Ms Debra Gold photo Ms Debra Gold A very experienced child care lawyer, who joined Fenners in 2008 having…
Mr Andrew Gore  photo Mr Andrew Gore Freehold property; commercial leaseholds; contentious trusts and probate; agricultural and rural law;…
Ms Sally Gore  photo Ms Sally Gore Family and matrimonial/public law with particular interest in judicial review proceedings relating…
Ms Clare Gould  photo Ms Clare Gould Clare joined Fenners in 2017 having successfully completed her pupillage in Chambers.…
Ms Penelope Grewcock  photo Ms Penelope Grewcock Family law: acting for a parent of a child who sustained severe…
Ms Caroline Horton  photo Ms Caroline Horton Family law specialist. Financial relief disputes and private law arrangements for children.
Mr Robin Howard  photo Mr Robin Howard Commercial Law: Robin undertakes work in all aspects of business and property.…
Ms Meryl Hughes  photo Ms Meryl Hughes A senior member of the Family Team, Meryl Hughes is a highly…
Ms Shahin Ismail  photo Ms Shahin Ismail Specialist in public law, notably education, planning and employment. Regularly appears in…
Mr Anthony Kefford photo Mr Anthony Kefford Tony was educated at City of London School and Queen Mary College,…
Ms Polly Low  photo Ms Polly Low Polly is a very experienced child care specialist. She joined Fenners in…
Mr Mike Magee  photo Mr Mike Magee Employment: restrictive covenants, discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissalPublic law: road transport,…
Mr Jonathan Masters  photo Mr Jonathan Masters Crime: Prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court;…
Mr Joe McKenna  photo Mr Joe McKenna Joe McKenna has a wealth of experience in criminal practice, personal injury…
Mr Daniel Messenger  photo Mr Daniel Messenger Public family law – Daniel has developed a substantial care practice representing…
Mr Bruce Monnington  photo Mr Bruce Monnington Real property, including residential and commercial landlord and tenant, easements, boundary disputes,…
Ms Diane Mundill  photo Ms Diane Mundill Specialising in criminal law, Diane joined Fenners Chambers in the summer of…
Mr Ian Newport  photo Mr Ian Newport Care and adoption (care proceedings): all types of hearing in the Family…
Mr Daniel Owen  photo Mr Daniel Owen Daniel Owen specialises in marine public law, ie the law that governs…
Mr Benjamin Phillips  photo Mr Benjamin Phillips Since joining Fenners Chambers in 2016, Benjamin has quickly developed a busy…
Ms Abigail Pilkington  photo Ms Abigail Pilkington Since joining Fenners Chambers in 2010, Abigail has developed a busy family…
Mr Clive Pithers  photo Mr Clive Pithers Clive’s practice is concentrated on the following areas: Property: freehold property; residential…
Mr Michael Procter photo Mr Michael Procter A member of Fenners Chambers since 2002 Michael is a Grade 3…
Ms Emma Rance  photo Ms Emma Rance Emma has specialised in criminal law throughout her career. She has vast…
Mr Nicholas Saunders  photo Mr Nicholas Saunders Shipping and aviation law, including: fatal accident and personal injury claims arising…
Ms Suzy Shackleford  photo Ms Suzy Shackleford Suzy Shackleford was called to the Bar in 1980 as a member…
Mr Charles Snelling  photo Mr Charles Snelling Areas of practice:Property Law: matters including possession hearings, ASBO injunctions and other…
Ms Gemma Stokes  photo Ms Gemma Stokes Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2005, a duty solicitor in 2006…
Ms Araba Taylor  photo Ms Araba Taylor Araba Taylor is a general Chancery practitioner. The focus of her practice…
Ms Alicia Theaker  photo Ms Alicia Theaker Alicia joined Fenners Chambers in September 2019, having successfully completed her pupillage…
Mr Liam Varnam  photo Mr Liam Varnam Liam offers comprehensive legal knowledge, practical advice, and robust advocacy.His areas of…
Mr Terence Vaughan  photo Mr Terence Vaughan Areas of practice:Commercial & construction law: non-litigious and contentious work, particularly in…
Mr Joshua Walters  photo Mr Joshua Walters Areas of practice:Personal Injury: all areas of personal injury litigation including advising…
Ms Elizabeth White  photo Ms Elizabeth White Areas of practice:Property: landlord and tenant (private and social landlords), anti-social behaviour…
Mr Alasdair Wilson  photo Mr Alasdair Wilson Alasdair specialises in property law. His practice covers:Freehold property: all aspects including…