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4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Chambers of Timothy Straker QC and Satinder Hunjan QC

LONDON, WC1R 5AH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 5252
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 7803
DX:
1029 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.4-5.co.uk
Birmingham, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Having spent a few years rebuilding, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square merged with Arden Chambers on 1 October 2018. The new combined set β€˜has some truly excellent juniors coming through’ its ranks and is well regarded for planning, property, public, commercial, regulatory, media, IP and sport law matters. Following the merger it is also set to become the β€˜first port of call’ for those looking for β€˜the very best expertise in social housing law’. The clerks are β€˜easy to deal with and provide a good all-round service’. β€˜Excellent’ senior practice manager Emily Martin is β€˜very personable and professional’. Head of Arden Chambers Andrew Arden QC is now practicing as a sole practitioner at the Chambers of Andrew Arden QC. Offices in: London and Birmingham

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Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

4-5 Gray's Inn Square

At 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Tim Straker QC has a well-established elections and constitutional law practice and is referred to as β€˜a go-to counsel on any difficult local government problem’. He continues to act on a challenge to Transport for London concerning the East-West Cycle Super-Highways and is also advising on election petitions in Trinidad and Tobago. The set is noted for having β€˜some excellent juniors coming through’ and has been bolstered by the arrival of Christopher Baker after the merger with Arden Chambers

Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Timothy Straker QC - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜He has superb subject knowledge, gravitas, and an enviable intellect.’

Ranked: tier 3
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Christopher Baker - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜He has strong technical expertise, and a firm grasp of procedural challenges.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Aviation
Aviation – Leading silks

John Steel QC - 39 Essex Chambers β€˜Has experience of the aviation industry as well as wider industry knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Following its merger with Arden Chambers, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square now has β€˜a range of barristers suitable for all matters’. Core strengths for the set include leaseholds and service charge disputes.

Property litigation – Leading juniors

Christopher Baker - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜An expert in housing, landlord and tenant, and local government matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Dymond - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Lightning fast and unflappable in the courtroom.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Having spent a few years rebuilding, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square merged with Arden Chambers on 1 October 2018. The new combined set β€˜has some truly excellent juniors coming through’ its ranks and is well regarded for planning, property, public, commercial, regulatory, media, IP and sport law matters. Following the merger it is also set to become the β€˜first port of call’ for those looking for β€˜the very best expertise in social housing law’. The clerks are β€˜easy to deal with and provide a good all-round service’. β€˜Excellent’ senior practice manager Emily Martin is β€˜very personable and professional’. Head of Arden Chambers Andrew Arden QC is now practicing as a sole practitioner at the Chambers of Andrew Arden QC. Offices in: London and Birmingham

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

4-5 Gray's Inn Square

4-5 Gray's Inn Square now finds itself β€˜at the forefront of social housing law’ following its merger with Arden Chambers. In light of recent tragedy and legislative initiatives affecting the field, members of the new combined set have been increasingly involved in political advisory mandates. Annette Cafferkey is representing Nottingham City Council in a forthcoming Supreme Court appeal concerning the authority’s power to impose licence restrictions on HMO properties.

Social housing – Leading juniors

Christopher Baker - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜One of the few barristers with real in-depth knowledge of housing and local authority law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Ian Peacock - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜A go-to counsel for homelessness cases; his work ethic and responsiveness are second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Manning - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Brilliant policy advice and experienced advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

Toby Vanhegan - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Very good at simplifying complex matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Iain Colville - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜A proven winner in difficult appellate cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Annette Cafferkey - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Tremendous experience at all levels of court and tribunals.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephanie Lovegrove - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Extremely knowledgeable and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Sport
Sport – Leading juniors

Rupert Beloff - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square β€˜Strong in the interface between sport and the media.’

Ranked: tier 4

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