Set Profile > Chambers of Timothy Straker QC and Satinder Hunjan QC > London, England

Chambers of Timothy Straker QC and Satinder Hunjan QC
4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Administrative and public law (including local government) Tier 2

Leading Silks

Timothy Straker QC - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHe possesses a grand and analytical brain.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Vivienne Sedgley - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareShe is carving out a niche in the very specialist area of election law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Mediators Tier 2

4-5 Gray's Inn Square's Colin Manning has been an accredited mediator since 1997. His practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes, including contractual issues, professional negligence, company and shareholder disputes, partnership and construction. Manning is also experienced in mediating employment, property, landlord and tenant, trusts and probate, copyright and international trade claims.

Social housing Tier 2

4-5 Gray's Inn Square inherited a sizeable social housing team when it merged with Arden Chambers in October 2018. The group has expertise in the full range of issues, including homelessness, housing benefit, rent arrears, and anti-social behaviour. Reflective of the footprint of the amalgamated set in the sector, a number of members are playing a key role in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. In addition, numerous individuals have appeared at the Supreme Court recently; in one example, Jonathan Manning represented the local authority respondent in Samuels v Birmingham CC; this was a homelessness appeal, which concerned whether or not the appellant had lawfully been found to be intentionally homeless, on the basis that the accommodation she left was affordable. In the Court of Appeal, Toby Vanhegan represented the tenant in Powell v Dacorum BC; this is the leading case on compliance with the public sector equality duty in possession cases.

Leading Juniors

Christopher Baker - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHe has superb intellect, is considered and has immense knowledge from 30 years of practice
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Manning - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHis recent work has included challenges to landlord licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004, service charge disputes and homelessness appeals
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Peacock - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHe has an unsurpassed understanding of the practicalities of local government litigation
Ranked: Tier 2
Toby Vanhegan - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHe is very approachable and pleasant to work with
Ranked: Tier 2
Iain Colville - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareHis expertise includes homelessness appeals and judicial reviews, housing allocation, possession claims and anti-social behaviour'
Ranked: Tier 3
Annette Cafferkey - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square'She has appeared in every level of court and tribunal on housing matters, all the way up to the Supreme Court,
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephanie Lovegrove - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareShe is active in complex possession claims, homelessness and leasehold disputes
Ranked: Tier 4
Anneli Robins - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareStrong in housing-related appeals and matters involving children and vulnerable adults
Ranked: Tier 4

Property litigation Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Christopher Baker - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareClearly an expert and gets across complex issues in a straightforward and client-friendly way.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Dymond - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareExperienced in representing private and public sector clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Commercial litigation Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Karishma Vora - 4-5 Gray's Inn SquareA forceful advocate who fights hard for her clients’ interests.
Ranked: Tier 5

Set overviews: England and Wales

4-5 Gray's Inn Square is ‘a great team offering a good mix of old school QC experience and fresh energetic juniors’. Chambers is ‘very strong on property disputes and public law issues relating to the rented sector’, particularly following its merger with Arden Chambers in October 2018. In recent chambers news, US lawyers Elisabeth Mason and Denise Gomez DelSignore, as well as Edwin Cameron (former judge of South Africa's Constitutional Court) joined the set, strengthening its international team, while Selena Jones and Philippa Seal join the property team; Iain Christie has been appointed vice chair of the Independent Decision-making body (IDB) of the Bar Standards Board; Garrett Thomas Byrne has been appointed a circuit judge. The set’s clerking and administration teams are led by chief executive Vicky Thompson. The ‘excellent’ clerks are collectively ‘helpful, practical, and knowledgeable’. Senior clerk Tom Grove is ‘brilliant to work with’, and he is ably assisted by senior practice managers David Penson and Emily Martin, who is ‘very responsive and practical’. David Wright is the set’s director of business development. Offices in: London and Birmingham

Commercial & Chancery

Our barristers offer specialist advice and advocacy across Commercial and chancery areas of practice and industry sectors – from contract-commercial disputes, to company law, insolvency, intellectual property and trusts. Chambers offers expertise in the areas of media & IP, commercial debt recovery, employment law, and international commercial practice. Members appear in courts and tribunals in England & Wales and in overseas jurisdictions, acting for both domestic and foreign clients, including individuals, corporations, and public bodies.

Planning & Environment

Our Planning Barristers specialise in the processes of planning applications for the development, construction or change of use of a building or buildings; compulsory purchase orders (CPO); and s106 agreements. Our members are experts in contentious judicial reviews, inquiries and appeals; and non-contentious planning and CPO strategies relating to development projects and urban regeneration schemes. Our members also undertake large infrastructure schemes.

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Our Regulatory and Disciplinary team has the expertise and experience to provide specialist advice and representation in all areas of regulatory and disciplinary law including financial services, public safety, environmental, tax, licensing, the medical professions, lawyers, accountants, architects, police, clergy and sports.

Members of Chambers regularly appear for regulators and defendants in front of a wide range of tribunals and other professional bodies and sit as tribunal members.

In the sports arena members have particular expertise in disciplinary proceedings brought by various governing bodies, including doping and misconduct cases, and regulatory matters involving selection, funding, safeguarding, licensing, sponsorship and FA Rule K arbitrations.

Public & Administrative

Our Barristers cover judicial reviews, statutory appeals, inquiries, disciplinary proceedings and non-contentious advice on the powers of administrative functions of central and local government and other public and regulatory bodies. 4-5 Barristers work on a whole spectrum of local government activities, including planning, environmental, education, community care, highways, housing, health, compulsory purchase, public procurement, freedom of information, rating, licensing and elections, issues relating to local government powers, structure and finance.

Housing & Property

Our barristers are noted experts in housing, landlord/tenant and residential & commercial property disputes; many are recommended in the legal directories and engage in wider policy work for government, MPs, pressure/trade groups and devolved governments. We cover everything from possession proceedings to leasehold enfranchisement; HMO and other licensing and homelessness; housing procurement to restrictive covenants.



Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Vicky Thompson
Director of Business Development David Wright
Senior Clerk Tom Grove
Senior Practice Manager Emily Martin
Members of Chambers STRAKER QC, Timothy (1977)
Members of Chambers HUNJAN QC, Satinder (1984)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Richard OBE QC (1969)
Members of Chambers SAPSFORD QC, Philip (1974)
Members of Chambers BRIDGEMAN SC, James (1989)
Members of Chambers SINGER QC, Andrew (1990)
Members of Chambers MANNING, Colin (1970)
Members of Chambers CONNERTY, Anthony (1974)
Members of Chambers ROBSON, John (1974)
Members of Chambers JEFFERIS, Michael (1976)
Members of Chambers LAMBERT, Jane (1977)
Members of Chambers DAVEY, Toby (1977)
Members of Chambers HORSINGTON, Simon (1978)
Members of Chambers BARRETT, John (1982)
Members of Chambers RANDLE, Simon (1982)
Members of Chambers DIAS, Sappho (1982)
Members of Chambers STEPHENS, Michael (1983)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Christoper (1984)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Jonathan (1984)
Members of Chambers ROSE, Jonathan (1986)
Members of Chambers MANNING, Jonathan (1989)
Members of Chambers COLVILLE, Iain (1989)
Members of Chambers OKOYA, William (1989)
Members of Chambers BARKER, Stephen (1989)
Members of Chambers PEACOCK, Ian (1990)
Members of Chambers DYMOND, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers CAFFERKEY, Annette (1994)
Members of Chambers VANHEGAN, Toby (1996)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Patrick (1996)
Members of Chambers GREATOREX, Helen (1997)
Members of Chambers MCCAFFERTY, John (2000)
Members of Chambers AGNIHOTRI, Naveen (2001)
Members of Chambers BELOFF, Rupert (2001)
Members of Chambers CARR, Nikki (2002)
Members of Chambers BATES, Justin (2003)
Members of Chambers LOVEGROVE, Stephanie (2004)
Members of Chambers VORA, Karishma (2006)
Members of Chambers MCATEER, Helen (2008)
Members of Chambers PANAYI, Christian (2009)
Members of Chambers LARKIN, Christopher ( 2010)
Members of Chambers JUST, Amy (2011)
Members of Chambers ROBINS, Anneli (2011)
Members of Chambers SEDGLEY, Vivienne (2011)
Members of Chambers ZANG, Clara (2012)
Members of Chambers DUNCAN, Salma (2012)
Members of Chambers OMAR, Ayesha (2012)
Members of Chambers FORD, Olivia (2013)
Members of Chambers SHEPHARD, Max (2013)
Members of Chambers IMAM, Rayan (2013)
Members of Chambers MURRAY, Rea (2015)
Members of Chambers FRANCIS, Thomas (2015)
Members of Chambers COLVILE, Raoul (2016)
Members of Chambers LYNE, Brooke (2016)
Members of Chambers ELLIOT, Katharine (2016)
Members of Chambers GARDINER, Hannah (2016)
Members of Chambers HASSANALLY, Salmaan (2017)
Members of Chambers HARMS HON JUSTICE, Louis*
Members of Chambers CARDUCCI, Prof. Dr. G*
Members of Chambers KENNY QC, Caroline (2010)*
Members of Chambers STUTZER, Dr Hansjörg*
Members of Chambers BYRNE, Garrett (1986)*
Members of Chambers BARAV, Ami (1993)*
Members of Chambers PETER, Natasha (2001)*
Members of Chambers DHANOA, Dilpreet K (2009)*
Members of Chambers COHEN, Paul H (2011)*
Members of Chambers FORSYTH, Prof. C (1987)**
Members of Chambers STAFFORD, Paul (1987)**
Members of Chambers CHRISTIE, Iain (1989)**
Members of Chambers CONNOLLY, Fionnuala (1996)**
Members of Chambers HOFFMAN, David (1997)**
Members of Chambers *International Tenants
Members of Chambers **Associate Tenants
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