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Chambers of Charles Gibson QC

2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DB, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 9020
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Fax 020 7583 2686
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1039 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Without any doubt, the leading product liability defence set in the UK’, and β€˜a top-notch chambers for commercial disputes’, Henderson Chambers benefits from an β€˜in-depth range of juniors and seniors who can deal with anything you throw at them’. The recent refurbishment of chambers has not gone unnoticed, with solicitors commenting on the β€˜impressive accommodation’ and β€˜excellent facilities’. Under the leadership of β€˜simply the best’ chief clerk John White, the β€˜down-to-earth’ clerks’ room β€˜takes a commercial approach to fees’. Senior practice managers Daniel Kemp and Nick Bryant come highly recommended and are β€˜always a pleasure to deal with’. Assistant practice manager Joseph Sutton is β€˜a rising star’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – 2018 silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Known for his local government and procurement practice.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers has a broad range of β€˜intellectually capable’ barristers. The set has a strong reputation for β€˜commercially sensible advice’, particularly in the contentious and advisory consumer credit space where it acts for the UK’s largest banks, as well as other finance houses and lenders.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Richard Mawrey QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Unquestionably a leading name in consumer credit.’

Ranked: tier 4
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Julia Smith - Henderson Chambers β€˜A strong recommendation for banking matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Hibbert - Henderson Chambers β€˜Vastly experienced in the consumer credit field and provides QC-level experience.’

Ranked: tier 2

Henry Warwick - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very commercial and a good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Dennis Rosenthal - Henderson Chambers β€˜Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of consumer credit law and is an exceptionally able draftsman.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nazeer Chowdhury - Henderson Chambers β€˜Well regarded for consumer finance.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Charles Gibson QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Rightly recognised as a big beast in product liability cases.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Henry Warwick - Henderson Chambers β€˜A first-rate junior who is diligent, hardworking and reliable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers is β€˜a strong product liability and professional discipline set’. Chambers is historically known for its work on consumer credit cases and other aspects of consumer protection. Toby Riley-Smith QC is representing Whirlpool Corporation in the public inquiry for the Grenfell Tower fire and Nazeer Chowdhury acted in the group action for the prosecution of Volkswagen for the misleading information it provided for vehicle omissions in 2015.

Consumer – Leading silks

Richard Mawrey QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Recommended for consumer credit cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Toby Riley-Smith QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Expert in mass consumer group litigations.’

Ranked: tier 2
Consumer – Leading juniors

Julia Smith - Henderson Chambers β€˜Recognised expert in consumer credit cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Hibbert - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very detailed orientated with a strong technical knowledge of the law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nazeer Chowdhury - Henderson Chambers β€˜Recommended for consumer credit cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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EU law
EU law – Leading silks

Prof Sir Alan Dashwood QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜His ability to navigate the complex interrelationship between EU and UK law makes him a real expert.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Employment
Employment – Leading silks

Patrick Green QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜A smooth silk who is perfect for the most challenging and demanding of clients.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – Leading juniors

David Brook - Henderson Chambers β€˜He has bundles of dynamic energy and is passionately committed to his clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kathleen Donnelly - Henderson Chambers β€˜She is very detail focused and always well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Environment
Environment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Henderson Chambers

Members of Henderson Chambers specialise in large-scale environmental group actions, including acting on both sides of the Volkswagen emissions litigation. Geraint Webb QC was instructed in Lungowe v Verdanta, a major environmental pollution claim arising from mining activities in Zambia; Charles Gibson QC and Oliver Campbell QC successfully defended BP in oil pipe nuisance, environmental and property damage claims in the Colombian Farmers/OCENSA Pipeline litigation.

Environment – Leading silks

Charles Gibson QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜An environmental group actions expert.’

Ranked: tier 1

Geraint Webb QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very smooth operator, great strategic thinker, with a very measured and courteous style that wins judges over.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lawrence West QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Has extensive experience of product liability cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Campbell QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He brings particular experience of major environmental group actions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Offers extensive experience in environmental litigation, from regulatory prosecutions to civil and commercial actions.’

Ranked: tier 4
Environment – 2018 silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He gets to the heart of the matter straight away and clients adore his practical approach.’

Ranked: tier 1
Environment – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson Chambers β€˜Bullish counsel: hardworking, incisive, and gives clients enormous confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Purnell - Henderson Chambers β€˜Good on his feet, with a clear and concise manner; he sees the wood for the trees.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kathleen Donnelly - Henderson Chambers β€˜Enormously client friendly and always provides practical commercial solutions to multifaceted legal issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers is another top consumer credit set that is also noted for the financial regulatory expertise of its members. Barristers regularly advise on FCA authorisations as well as investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as related consumer credit issues.

Financial services – Leading silks

Richard Mawrey QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Authoritative without being overbearing, with excellent grasp of the facts.’

Ranked: tier 2

Toby Riley-Smith QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Has enormous intellectual ability, commercial acumen and sensible resolution advice.’

Ranked: tier 3
Financial services – Leading juniors

William Hibbert - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very good – he is responsive, commercial and exceptionally capable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dennis Rosenthal - Henderson Chambers β€˜Pragmatic in his approach and quick in his responses, which is an exceptional combination.’

Ranked: tier 3

Henry Warwick - Henderson Chambers β€˜Immediately grasps the important issues and has a particular understanding of the commercial realities.’

Ranked: tier 3

Julia Smith - Henderson Chambers β€˜Has extensive depth and knowledge of these areas.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers is a β€˜heavyweight for health and safety cases’ that is β€˜strong at silk and junior levels’ thanks to a β€˜team of incredibly talented barristers’ including Prashant Popat QC, Charles Gibson QC and Oliver Campbell QC. Noteworthy instructions include handling the Hanover Square window frame collapse manslaughter prosecution, advising on the Star Wars prosecution relating to on-set injuries, and advising on the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Health and safety – Leading silks

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜His first-rate reputation is thoroughly deserved.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charles Gibson QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He has an outstanding manner and is on top of all the key issues in a case.’

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Campbell QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate and talented tactician.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – New silks 2018

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He has his finger on the pulse of the court’s approach.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Angus Withington - Henderson Chambers β€˜Pragmatic, highly knowledgeable and always fully prepared.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Purnell - Henderson Chambers β€˜He is excellent across investigations and prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Abigail Cohen - Henderson Chambers β€˜She is commercial, practical and excellent with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kathleen Donnelly - Henderson Chambers β€˜An incredible able advocate who is a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)
IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) – Leading silks

Peter Susman QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for IT disputes.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Oliver Campbell QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He is very thorough, approachable, focused and client friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He is unrivalled in this field.’

Ranked: tier 2
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

James Purnell - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very measured, strategically sound and very client friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers is β€˜an outstanding set’ with β€˜top barristers in the product liability field’. The set has a β€˜deep and wide spread of talent’ and provides β€˜very high-quality’ representation in a range of matters, including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and continued litigation surrounding the Volkswagen emissions scandal, which involves multiple members of chambers acting for various parties.

Product liability – Leading silks

Charles Gibson QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Tenacious in defence of his client. He cannot be faulted.’

Ranked: tier 1

Geraint Webb QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜A good brain, very straightforward.’

Ranked: tier 1

Prashant Popat QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Excellent product liability lawyer and advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Malcolm Sheehan QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Reassuring with clients, robust with opponents.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lawrence West QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜An imposing and dynamic advocate with a commercial approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Campbell QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜An excellent trial advocate, persuasive in court.’

Ranked: tier 3
Product liability – 2018 silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜He is brilliant in getting to the crux of the case and highly intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 1
Product liability – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson Chambers β€˜A go-to senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Noel Dilworth - Henderson Chambers β€˜Gives sensible commercial advice and is hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Purnell - Henderson Chambers β€˜A truly expert and experienced junior practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Adam Heppinstall - Henderson Chambers β€˜He has a good legal mind.’

Ranked: tier 4

Henry Warwick - Henderson Chambers β€˜Instructed in financial advice and accountancy cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Palmer - Henderson Chambers β€˜Instructed in accountancy cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Kenneth Hamer - Henderson Chambers β€˜He has a long track record in professional discipline.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading silks

Geraint Webb QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very bright, thorough and very forensic in his approach to expert evidence.’

Ranked: tier 4

Peter Susman QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Bright and able.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – leading juniors

Jonathan Steinert - Henderson Chambers β€˜Professional approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers’ members are of β€˜high quality, both in expertise and discipline’. Members are β€˜engaging and friendly, as well as knowledgeable’ in areas of law related to commercial property, real property, residential landlord and tenant, as well as co-ownership and trusts of land.

Property litigation – Leading silks

Malcolm Sheehan QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Bright, tremendously hardworking and a very good advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3
Agriculture – Leading juniors

Lucy McCormick - Henderson Chambers β€˜She has an acute sensitivity to strategising.’

Ranked: tier 2
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Jonathan Steinert - Henderson Chambers β€˜A highly rated advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lucy McCormick - Henderson Chambers β€˜Great determination and an understanding of the nuances of complex areas.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Public procurement
Public procurement – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers which is β€˜a very good set, especially for public sector-related work’, offers a comprehensive range of procurement expertise including the EU procurement regime. Its members service a range of central and local government departments as well as claimants. Rhodri Williams QC is acting on a claim for breach of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in Damira Dental Services v NHS Commissioning, which concerns the award of an NHS contract for the provision of dental services. In other work Prof Sir Alan Dashwood QC is acting for the claimant in Invicta Aviation v Secretary of State for Defence in a dispute over the award of a contract for the provision of aviation services.

Public procurement – Leading silks

Rhodri Williams QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜A heavyweight barrister for procurement disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Prof Sir Alan Dashwood QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜A real expert in this field.’

Ranked: tier 2
Public procurement – 2018 silks

Andrew Kinnier QC - Henderson Chambers β€˜Very able with a strategic insight into cases developed out of a great knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Without any doubt, the leading product liability defence set in the UK’, and β€˜a top-notch chambers for commercial disputes’, Henderson Chambers benefits from an β€˜in-depth range of juniors and seniors who can deal with anything you throw at them’. The recent refurbishment of chambers has not gone unnoticed, with solicitors commenting on the β€˜impressive accommodation’ and β€˜excellent facilities’. Under the leadership of β€˜simply the best’ chief clerk John White, the β€˜down-to-earth’ clerks’ room β€˜takes a commercial approach to fees’. Senior practice managers Daniel Kemp and Nick Bryant come highly recommended and are β€˜always a pleasure to deal with’. Assistant practice manager Joseph Sutton is β€˜a rising star’. Offices in: London

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