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Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn
WC1X 8BS
England

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

Gatehouse Chambers covers a wide spread of professional negligence work, covering solicitors, construction and financial professionals. Within these areas, the Chambers have dealt with a wide range of issues, including solicitor negligence and matters concerning investment schemes. Paul Reed KC‘s expertise spans construction, insurance and reinsurance. Reed’s highlight cases include RFU & RSA v FM Conway and Others, which involved damage to RFU’s Twickenham stadium caused during construction of additional infrastructure for the Rugby World Cup. John de Waal KC is in demand by claimant solicitors in relation to complex claims coming from property transactions. Sara Ibrahim has recently joined the set from 3 Hare Court.

Leading Silks

Nigel Jones KCGatehouse ChambersExtremely hard working. Available 24/7 more or less. Very bright. Client friendly. Tribunal friendly.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Reed KCGatehouse ChambersPaul Reed KC is a leader in his field.'
Ranked: Tier 2
John de Waal KCGatehouse Chambers 'John is very practical, pragmatic and user friendly.  John demonstrates good in-depth knowledge of professional negligence in the property sector.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
David PlienerGatehouse ChambersProfessional negligence cases, particularly against multiple construction parties which are David Pliener's specialty, require a specific skill set that includes an ability to get on top of complex technical detail, to evaluate the different and overlapping roles of the various construction parties involved in a project and weigh up their respective contribution to the design and workmanship defects in play - often working from incomplete project documentation and conflicting expert evidence.  Complex legal issues are often in play, particularly around limitation, discovery, and pure economic loss. David Pliener is in his element in this arena: well-versed in the law; not afraid of the technical detail; and able to bring his forensic and analytical approach to even the most labyrinthian of construction puzzles.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael WheaterGatehouse ChambersExcellent on this area of law. He knows everything there is to know about the law and the contracts. Great on his feet, better in writing and approachable. Understands the vagaries of suing a professional too.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine PiercyGatehouse ChambersShe rolls up her sleeves and has good attention to detail. Approachable and incredibly intelligent. A good advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan TitmussGatehouse ChambersJon is very approachable and easy to work with. He gets to the central issues quickly thereby enabling a determination of the best course of action to follow in each particular matter. He is determined advocate who is unflappable.' 
Ranked: Tier 4
Ebony AlleyneGatehouse ChambersFearsomely bright and incredibly capable, Ebony is a tour de force.  Her depth of legal knowledge, powers of analysis, and work ethic put her way ahead of the pack. In professional negligence matters relating to construction professionals, an ability to get to the heart of technical details is an absolute prerequisite. Ebony is patient, thorough and methodical at working through the detail of the alleged defects to ascertain the extent of the issue and its non-compliance with relevant standards, at teasing out whether the problem is one of design and workmanship, and in what way each of the various professionals involved in the design and construction of the project can properly be held to account.  As a firm, we trust her judgment, value her strategic input and welcome her guidance on commercial issues.  Clear and authoritative in manner, she is good with clients, and exacting with experts. A star in the making.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Bell - Gatehouse ChambersHe has an instinctive grasp of the issues, and is good at thinking on his feet in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sara IbrahimGatehouse Chambers ‘Sara is extremely meticulous and precise in her work and advice. She is totally on the ball and a phenomenal Barrister. She has the ability to easily digest complex and extensive information in a short period of time, from both perspectives and put in place a strategic plan to allow the client to get to their desired objective.  Sara can breakdown complex legal issues into small portions of information that clients can easily understand and is aware of a clients main objectives at all times. As an Advocate, Sara is highly articulate and professional.'      
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

‘Friendly and professional.’

‘The team is friendly and professional, and ultimately the set is led with great vision and purpose by CEO Amanda Illing’

‘Chambers have a range of specialists in this area, who work well together, which has proven useful on the small number of occasions when availability has been an issue. They also provide a plentiful supply of good quality seminars.’ 

‘Very good set of chambers, which is the first port of call for commercial, property and insolvency matters.’ 

‘Always consistently good with juniors to seniors.’

Clerking

‘Clerks are really helpful and always assist with new matters. Training is regular and helpful.’

London Bar > Property litigation Tier 2

Gatehouse Chambers is a progressive and growing set, offering a broad range of property expertise including commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, real property, lease renewals, dilapidation claims and cladding related work. John de Waal KC acted in Prime London Holdings 11 Ltd v Thurloe Lodge Ltd, the first application for an access order under the Neighbouring Land Act to be tried before the High Court. Brie Stevens-Hoare KC successfully represented the respondents in White v Amirtharaja before the Court of Appeal, a significant case regarding issues of adverse posession and the evidence required to prove various contentions. Junior Lina Mattsson was successful in West India Quay Ltd v East Tower Apartments, with the Court of Appeal handing down a landmark judgment for the interpretation of the Landlord and Tenant Act as it relates to utilities charges; with the landlord subsequently seeking permission to appeal from the Supreme Court. Steven Woolf has been at the forefront of the development of the law around preventative “persons unknown” injunctions, acting in LB Richmond-upon-Thames & Others v Persons Unknown & Others; a follow-on from LJ Nicklin pooling around 38 unlawful occupancy cases concerning traveller encampments.

Rising stars

Bryoni KleopaGatehouse Chambers ‘Byroni is commercial, practical and provides advice to suit a particular clients needs, it is what sets her apart from other counsel.
Ranked: Tier 1
Cameron Stocks – Gatehouse Chambers ‘Cameron is very accessible, well considered and speaks in a manner which is completely accessible to his clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katrina MatherGatehouse ChambersKatrina has a calm and persuasive advocacy style, possessing a brilliant ability to grasp complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Brie Stevens-Hoare KCGatehouse ChambersBrie is an awesome advocate and someone you definitely want on your side. She grasps issues with lightning speed and not only can she advise on the law, but also on the commercial risks and alternative ways for her clients to proceed. She has a commanding presence yet remains respectful to the views of everyone.
Ranked: Tier 1
John de Waal KCGatehouse ChambersA silk who is great to have on your team; John is personable, commercial and insightful. At trial-time, he is completely focused on how he can win the case. His advocacy style is tailored to appeal to whichever judge is in front of him, adopting a psychological approach which gives him an edge.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Jamal DemachkieGatehouse ChambersHis knowledge of the law is second to none, along with his advocacy skills. Jamal is a master at adapting his style depending on the client, inspiring confidence by maintaining a down to earth and professional manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel GattyGatehouse ChambersA ferocious intellect and command of the law, Daniel inspires confidence in his clients. He is very strong on detail and provides silk level advice. His style at trial is excellent, remaining calm and focused to eloquently put forward his case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Emily BettsGatehouse ChambersEmily offers assistance on a different level to other barristers and shows forensic attention to detail. She has a great manner in court and can hold her own against the most aggressive of opponents.
Ranked: Tier 3
John ClargoGatehouse ChambersVery well prepared and compelling in court, John is an exceptionally good advocate. He is candid in his advice while still remaining very approachable for clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura TweedyGatehouse ChambersLaura is totally committed to her clients and fights her cases robustly. She is particularly thorough in her work and considers matters from every angle. 
Ranked: Tier 4
Lina MattssonGatehouse ChambersShe is extremely commercially aware and looks laterally at not just the legal issues but the practical and commercial ones as well. Lina provides detailed and focused advice and will really delve into the heart of the case. Highly approachable, she is excellent with her clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Faisel SadiqGatehouse ChambersFaisel’s recall of the law and practice is remarkable. He is a formidable advocate who exudes confidence without displaying a hint of arrogance. Solicitors have the utmost faith that he will do everything within his power to achieve the client’s desired result.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Clare AnslowGatehouse ChambersClare is wonderful to work with. She has a fantastic ability to grasp complex matters very quickly, providing sound and honest commercial advice in a pragmatic manner.
Ranked: Tier 5
Carl BrewinGatehouse ChambersCarl is a calm and collected individual who does not seem to be phased by anything. He is a particularly articulate and persuasive advocate, being able to pursue his arguments in a well presented and logical manner.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Morayo Fagborun BennettGatehouse ChambersMorayo is very accessible and her clients appreciate her down to earth approach. She is technically strong and well organised.
Ranked: Tier 5
Monty PalfreyGatehouse ChambersMonty is incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of property litigation and excellent technically. The thoroughness he applies to his advocacy is a great strength, putting his points across in a clear and balanced manner, gaining the respect of the tribunal in the process.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
David PeacheyGatehouse Chambers ‘Meticulous in his advice and preparation for trial, David’s advocacy is fantastic.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
John Beresford – Gatehouse Chambers ‘John has a calm authority and a wealth of knowledge, making him a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Sets 

‘I work a lot with Gatehouse Chambers and I find their service to be exceptional. ’

‘Gatehouse have very good strength in depth in property litigation and a range of options. They are the most user friendly set I work with and counsel are happy to work flexibly and in a more modern fashion.

‘Gatehouse offers a service which is second to none at the property bar.

‘They are a set which is ever growing and changing. They adapted quickly to the changing landscape over the last few years, with their move to new offices and change of name brining upon a new ethos and showing their willingness to evolve.

‘Gatehouse is very good in terms of availability of counsel and being able to offer a wide array of experiences. They offer a junior webinar programme as well as regular “Brews”, which have been very well received during the pandemic. ’

Clerks 

‘The clerks are responsive and knowledgable. James Duncan-Hartill and Claire Gallacher are particularly strong. ’

London Bar > Insolvency Tier 3

This has been an area of growth for Gatehouse Chambers over recent years and the set now has ‘a breadth of talent in insolvency‘ that it employs in a variety of claims. Jonathan Titmuss has a substantial international practice and a niche in a plethora of cases coming out of failed hotel room schemes. Wendy Parker acted in a number of multi-million pound trials over the last year, and Sarah Clarke continued to hold her own in key insolvency cases against silks.

Leading Juniors

Sarah ClarkeGatehouse Chambers 'Sarah has a very good eye for detail, and provides thorough and insightful written advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan TitmussGatehouse Chambers ‘Jon is a supremely talented member of the Bar whose insolvency expertise is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Phillip PattersonGatehouse Chambers 'Phil can spot the issues early on and can think a few steps ahead.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Charles RaffinGatehouse Chambers 'Charles is very eloquent and extremely knowledgeable on the law and in particular insolvency.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Wendy ParkerGatehouse Chambers 'Wendy is unpretentious and hard talking. She fights hard in court even with the most difficult of cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Alaric WatsonGatehouse Chambers 'Excellent ability to give comprehensive and robust advice. Alaric is a calm and persuasive advocate. He engages well with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Oliver HyamsGatehouse Chambers 'Clear advice. Very responsive and user-friendly. Extremely knowledgeable on insolvency law.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘The depth of this chambers’ counsel is impressive, providing a wide array of choices and experience.’

‘A good range of specialities, particularly helpful in matters that cross areas.’

‘They have a breadth of talent in insolvency and are equally able in related areas such as commercial litigation and property.’

‘Very good strength in depth for insolvency.’

‘Gatehouse has an established offering of commercial and insolvency counsel.’

Clerking

‘Very efficient, easy to contact and flexible. Adam Blades in particular stands out.’

London Bar > Social housing Tier 3

With expertise spanning housing and commercial law, Gatehouse Chambers is frequently instructed by social housing providers for advice and representation in social housing and related matters. The ‘strong‘ team also represents individuals in cases relating to possession, disrepair and more. In Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association Limited v Rayon Newby, D’Angelo Thomas and Abdoulaye Toure, Morayo Fagborun Bennett managed to secure anti-social behaviour injunction orders, including exclusion orders, as well as committal orders for Poplar HARCA despite the lack of lay witnesses. Laura Tweedy represented Peabody Housing Association in Nelson v Peabody Housing Association, a long-running claim against a landlord for £14 million in damages for disrepair.

Leading Juniors

Alison MeacherGatehouse ChambersAlison is well-prepared and presents a well-articulated argument in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura TweedyGatehouse ChambersLaura is incredibly helpful, often going above and beyond.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Morayo Fagborun BennettGatehouse ChambersMorayo is extremely thorough, providing detailed and clearly presented pleadings and advice. She is a skilled and experienced advocate who is able to communicate well with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Gatehouse continues to be the preferred chambers for my team. The clerks are proactive and responsive and the barristers are, without exception, user-friendly and very capable. They also offer regular excellent training.’

‘Gatehouse is a strong set.’

‘Their webinars have been great and their “J2J” seminars are popular with junior team members.’

Clerks

‘The clerks were easy to contact, and helpful in ensuring the smooth running of the case.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 4

Leading Silks

Nigel Jones KCGatehouse Chambers ‘Excellent technical skills, great advocate very pragmatic and easy to deal with. Clients love him, opponents respect him.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Emily BettsGatehouse Chambers ‘Emily has a great manner in court and can hold her own against the most aggressive of opponents. She is super bright, always helpful and hugely effective.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles RaffinGatehouse Chambers ‘Charles is extremely eloquent both in advocacy and written advice/drafting.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Sarah McCannGatehouse Chambers ‘An exceptional barrister, who knows the law extremely well.'
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Construction Tier 4

Gatehouse Chambers covers a range of work relating to construction disputes, including niche areas such as construction all risks insurance, insolvency in the industry and property damage and professional negligence claims. Paul Reed KC and David Pliener acted on The Lancasters case on behalf of over 70 leaseholders on a multi-million pound claim relating to defective redevelopment works which resulted in an important decision on the scope of the Defective Premises Act. Juniors at the set are often involved in high-profile disputes, including Michael Wheater who is acting for the architects, Carter Jonas LLP, in Standard Life v Gleeds, a matter which relates to alleged negligence concerning large mixed-use development. Catherine Piercy is acting for JE Hall as defendants in the Morrisons v Lorien and JE Hall case, which concerns defects in Morrisons’ abattoir and is likely to be significant in relation to scope of duty and the test for determining foreseeable losses.

Rising stars

George Eyre Gatehouse Chambers 'Gravitas, knowledge, and confidence way beyond his years.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Louis Zvesper Gatehouse Chambers 'Louis has a great eye for detail and has great technical skills. He is also very commercial in his application and good with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Levenstein Gatehouse Chambers ‘Astonishing attention to detail, very good on the law and excellent written work. He is easy to deal with and very obliging.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Reed KCGatehouse Chambers 'Paul continues to stand out as the leading expert in construction all risks insurance policies. He is an effective and impressive oral advocate, and can be quite formidable when conducting cross-examinations.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Jones KCGatehouse Chambers 'Excellent technical skills, great advocate, very pragmatic and easy to deal with.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

David Pliener Gatehouse Chambers ‘David is unquestionably one of the leading juniors at the Bar for construction matters. He combines depth of legal knowledge with accessibility, clarity of expression, and an unparalleled ability to make the complex seem simple. He is a very strong and convincing advocate and is on the top of his game.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Wheater Gatehouse Chambers 'Michael is an exceptional advocate with the ability to digest huge volumes of information, distil the key points and strategic implications, and produce laser-focussed submissions. A real team player for whom no task is too big or too small.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Piercy Gatehouse Chambers ‘Catherine has a sensible commercial outlook, understands the goals of the client, and is a good advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ebony Alleyne Gatehouse Chambers 'Bright, incisive, and determined; Ebony is a force to be reckoned with. The combination of the depth of her analysis and breadth of her knowledge in this field marks her out as a future star.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah McCann Gatehouse Chambers 'Sarah is an exceptional barrister who knows the law extremely well. Her written work is excellent, and she is a gifted advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Helena White Gatehouse Chambers ‘Helena is commended for her technical prowess. She is creative in her approach, an excellent team player, and very personable. Her advocacy style is calm and measured, but robust when it needs to be.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Katie Lee Gatehouse Chambers 'Excellent communication skills and an eye for detail. Katie also has a very good grasp of construction jargon.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Very impressive set. The training programmes are excellent and there are generally no difficulties in obtaining counsel requested.’

‘For construction insurance, Gatehouse Chambers has real strength in depth.’

‘Good set with consistent quality.’

‘Gatehouse is a very solid set not just in construction and professional negligence, but also in property, insurance, insolvency and commercial areas too. They have great strength in depth and are always able to offer a range of counsel.’

‘Gatehouse Chambers is very strong, particularly at the junior end – it has some excellent senior juniors.’

Clerking

‘James Duncan Hartill is a great clerk and works hard to promote the set.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > Costs Tier 4

    With ‘a good selection of counsel available at all levels‘, Gatehouse Chambers has in recent years developed a small but strong costs litigation offering. Standout silk PJ Kirby KC led Robin Dunne in Belsner v CAM Legal Services, acting for the former party in what is an important test case concerning the provisions of s.74(3) of the Solicitors Act and was seen at the Court of Appeal in February 2022. Martyn Griffiths regularly appears at the Senior Courts Costs Office and the County Courts on detailed assessments as well as interim applications in costs proceedings. Alaric Watson is one to watch in the costs arena as his insolvency practice has leaned heavily into costs work recently.

    Leading Silks

    PJ Kirby KCGatehouse Chambers ‘One of the stand out cost silks, his narration through complex legislation is superb.'
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Juniors

    Robin DunneGatehouse ChambersHis advocacy is strong, regularly punching above his weight, often deployed against senior counsel. Highly recommended.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Martyn GriffithsGatehouse ChambersMartyn has an extremely solid background and knowledge base in the area of legal costs. His preparation is extremely thorough and his skills as an advocate are exceptional.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Alaric Watson - 'Alaric is extremely thorough and thoughtful. Clients like his calm approach.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘A first choice chambers, particularly for more complicated and high value cases. There is a good selection of counsel available at all levels.’

    ‘An exceptional set as a whole with a wide variety of legal areas of practice.’

    ‘Good strength in depth.’

    ‘Gatehouse are progressive and approachable.’

    Clerking

    ‘Adam Blades is always responsive, their facilities are good when visiting London and in between hearings.’

    ‘Always very helpful.’

    London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 4

    Gatehouse Chambers is ‘a very strong set, particularly at the junior end‘, with insurance work a major area of practice for the chambers, and being in alignment with its expertise in construction, property damage, commercial dispute resolution and professional liability, along with personal injury and clinical negligence. Paul Reed KC is a renowned expert in construction insurance matters; and with pub-related work a longstanding specialism of the set, senior junior David Pliener is acting for pub company Stonegate in the largest case to consider further lockdown business interruption insurance issues, following the recent FCA Test Case in the Supreme Court.

    Rising stars

    Louis Zvesper – Gatehouse ChambersDespite being one of the more junior members of the team, senior solicitors are impressed impressed by his ability to hold his own – phased neither by his illustrious colleagues nor daunted by the workload. He has, instead, thrived on the challenge and been an integral and well-respected team member, always ready to offer a view and lend a hand. His sound judgement and reasoned analysis make him a valuable asset to the team; and he shows an enviable ability to think creatively and come up with alternative solutions and workarounds. One to watch.
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Nigel Jones KCGatehouse ChambersNigel is highly unusual in being as pragmatic a lawyer as he is a fabulous intellect. Nigel answers the questions we have not even thought of and is incredibly reassuring to work with. His accessibility and willingness to help is fantastic – he really is one of the best silks around.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Paul Reed KCGatehouse ChambersPaul continues to stand out as the leading expert in construction all risks insurance policies. He is an effective and impressive oral advocate, and can be quite formidable when conducting cross-examinations.  He is also sensitive to the various commercial and cultural considerations of international clients.
    Ranked: Tier 2

    Leading Juniors

    David PlienerGatehouse ChambersSolicitors are running out of superlatives to describe David. One of the most talented barristers of his generation and a breath of fresh air for the profession. Perhaps his key skill is turning the complex and convoluted into something that is clear, accessible and practical.  A golden thread runs through his advice, guiding the reader through the maze, step by step. The interpretation of insurance policies, in particular, can be a challenge for even the most analytical of minds, but his thorough and methodological approach to problem solving makes light work of the task.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Michael WheaterGatehouse ChambersMichael is extremely approachable and user friendly, while also technically excellent. He more than holds his own against opposing silks and is a very persuasive and capable advocate.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Tom Bell  - Gatehouse Chambers 'Very accessible, user friendly and bright. Tom is good at being commercial, is responsive, and provides clear, well-written advice - follow-up queries are always addressed promptly.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    Gatehouse has a market-leading team for construction-related insurance disputes.

    Very good set – always someone available to assist and they run very useful training sessions.

    A very strong set, particularly at the junior end – and it has some excellent senior juniors.‘

    Strength in depth in the construction insurance field.

    Gatehouse is a good set and has a strong insurance practice. I’ve never had an issue with availability of barristers and find that their training programmes have been consistently good over the Covid period.

    Clerking

    Always friendly, professional, and responsive.‘

    London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 4

    Gatehouse Chambers has a strong reputation as a ‘fantastic set’ in personal injury with a ‘good range of barristers.’ Charles Bagot KC, described as ‘doing his utmost with every instruction’, continues to work on high-profile, high-value and often cross-border cases, including Hoff v Langley Design & Multiple Defendants, in which he is acting for the furniture company, one of multiple defendants in the case wherein furniture collapsed onto a six-year-old school child causing catastrophic brain injury. In addition, junior Colm Nugent continues to excel in the set, acting on cross-border, high-profile cases, which this year have included such complex matters as catastrophic brain injury, amputation and multiple fatalities, many of which he has acted on unled.

    Leading Silks

    Charles Bagot KCGatehouse ChambersThe complete barrister; technical and legal capabilities not in question.’
    Ranked: Tier 2

    Personal injury - Leading Juniors

    Colm NugentGatehouse Chambers ‘Colm is a future silk. He is commanding, persuasive and a great communicator.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Jasmine MurphyGatehouse Chambers ‘Great preparation and organisation, alongside good drafting and attention-to-detail.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Henry SlackGatehouse ChambersHenry is efficient and always produces work quickly and to a high standard.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘This is a good and well-known set with a number of experienced advocates who also have part-time judicial office.’      

    ‘Gatehouse always offer appropriate Counsel when requested, even at short notice, which is hugely appreciated. They also host a good range of webinars on relevant and current topics of interest. All in all, Gatehouse are a great set of people to work with.’      

    ‘The set have a good range of barristers; counsel always tend to be available and reply quickly to questions and instructions.’ 

    ‘Gatehouse is a fantastic set. It is ambitious but also holds personal relationships dear in what might be considered by some, an old-fashioned way, nonetheless crucial to those instructing their Counsel.’

    ‘A hard act to beat.’      

    Clerking

    ‘Very strong indeed for personal injury. Natasha Devlin-Clingham is the stand out clerk for the department; she’s knowledgeable, listens to what is needed and she is a problem solver. Full marks!’      

    Work highlights

      Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 5

      John de Waal KC – Gatehouse Chambers  Gatehouse ChambersJohn de Waal KC has acted as lead mediator in over 100 cases to date. Recent work includes a substantial claim for dilapidations where the property was held by a pension fund.

      London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

      Rising stars

      Cameron StocksGatehouse ChambersCameron has an excellent technical capabilities, an eye for detail and is a safe pair of hands.
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Leading Silks

      Brie Stevens-Hoare KCGatehouse ChambersBrie is a powerful advocate who is particularly client-focused. She has a knack for spotting angles and innovative arguments which others might not, and presenting them attractively.'
      Ranked: Tier 3

      Leading Juniors

      Charlotte JohnGatehouse Chambers ‘Charlotte is technically among the best, her knowledge of the law is really impressive and second to none. She offers the perfect balance of sensitivity and empathy but pragmatic and realistic advice.’
      Ranked: Tier 4

      London Bar > Company

      Leading Silks

      Nigel Jones KCGatehouse Chambers 'As pragmatic a lawyer as he is a fabulous intellect.'
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Leading Juniors

      Sarah ClarkeGatehouse Chambers ‘Sarah is wonderful and composed in the court room knowing when to use her tone and language to emphasise to the judge the real issues.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

      Leading Silks

      Charles Bagot KCGatehouse ChambersCharles has a strong niche practice dealing with complex cross border disputes and applying local quantum factors outside of jurisdiction to UK cases.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Clinical negligence

      Leading Silks

      Charles Bagot KCGatehouse Chambers ‘Charles shows fantastic attention-to-detail and provides very practical advice, particularly on making difficult calls with respect to interlocutory applications and settlement decisions.’
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Leading Juniors

      Vanessa McKinlayGatehouse Chambers ‘Vanessa is a go-to barrister in the field of clinical negligence- she really knows the law inside out, is empathetic and understanding. She is exceptionally good tactically.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Aneurin Moloney Gatehouse Chambers ‘Aneurin is one of my go-to barristers for complex cases. He bats significantly above his call and has an enviable ability to be able to cut straight through to the key issues.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Emma Zeb  – Gatehouse Chambers ‘Emma has an excellent, methodical, patient and detail-based advocacy style. Her manner of questioning is collaborative and warm, which gives her a particular knack of getting even tricky witnesses, coroners and co-counsel on side.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Henry SlackGatehouse Chambers ‘Henry is efficient and always produces work quickly and to a high standard. He is an excellent advocate who gives sensible advice to both instructing solicitors and clients.’
      Ranked: Tier 4

      London Bar > Fraud: civil

      Leading Silks

      Nigel Jones KCGatehouse Chambers ‘Nigel is a truly exceptional advocate. A rare breed. He quickly identifies the winning point and often dismantles an opponent with embarrassing ease.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

      Leading Juniors

      Alison MeacherGatehouse Chambers 'Alison is thorough and great eye for detail. She is very responsive and thinking outside the box.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Ranked: Tier 5

      South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

      Leading Juniors

      Lauren GodfreyGatehouse Chambers ‘Quick to get to the nub of the case and the relevant issues. Clear and succinct in communication. A very smooth and easy manner with solicitors and clients – comes across as calm even under difficult circumstances.’
      Ranked: Tier 1

      South Eastern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

      South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

      Leading Juniors

      John ClargoGatehouse Chambers ‘John has an excellent cross-examination style, good means of explaining matters in simple terms to clients. He provides a prompt and succinct advice.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Charlotte JohnGatehouse Chambers ‘Charlotte is down to earth, personable, and approachable for both instructing solicitors and clients alike. She has a pragmatic approach and is client and solution focused.’
      Ranked: Tier 1

      South Eastern Circuit > Employment

      Leading Juniors

      Lauren GodfreyGatehouse Chambers  ‘Very particular in respect of legal analysis, conscientious, and shows good commercial acumen. Grasps the issues extremely quickly.’
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Western Circuit > Clinical negligence

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb – Gatehouse Chambers 'Emma is a formidable advocate, with a sharp intellect and charmingly unflappable nature.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Vanessa McKinlayGatehouse ChambersVanessa is extremely hard working and gets on top of complex issues very quickly. She knows her field of clinical negligence law in depth. Vanessa is extremely good in conference with clients and experts, making clients feel reassured and at ease.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Western Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb Gatehouse ChambersEmma is an authority on Article 2 inquests involving the state. She has an unmatched work ethic and an unflappable style that puts those instructing her at ease. An excellent barrister with a very calm and methodical manner, and a very confident and robust advocate who is willing to ask the difficult questions - and does so in the right way. An iron fist in a velvet glove.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Western Circuit > Personal injury

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb Gatehouse Chambers 'Emma is an outstanding advocate and legal heavyweight, with the ability to untangle the legal issues while leaving no stone unturned, and then present them in an understandable and logical framework for the clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

      Leading Juniors

      Alison MeacherGatehouse Chambers 'Alison is incredibly thorough, hard-working and plain-speaking. She is quick to respond and listens carefully to her clients needs.'    
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Employment

      Leading Juniors

      Matthew Hodson - Gatehouse ChambersMatthew is very intelligent and his knowledge and knowhow are impressive - he is on the ball and great with clients and even better in court. His cross-examination probes are forensic and he is a most impressive advocate - he makes it look easy.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Mark Stephens - Gatehouse ChambersExtremely high levels of emotional intelligence, and understands not just what questions are relevant to proving the legal case, but the way to ask and what to ask witnesses to get the most from them. He also applies this skill in reading the judge and the courtroom - an indispensable member of a client's team.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Paul StrelitzGatehouse ChambersAlways willing to help, makes himself available, and great to work with - a strong advocate with a forensic approach.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Rajiv Bhatt - Gatehouse ChambersStrong advocate, forensic in his analysis, and great with clients.
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Sara IbrahimGatehouse ChambersSara is an incredibly talented barrister – her attention to detail is second to none, and she produces consistently high-quality written work, translating complex matters of fact and law into practical advice. Sara quickly puts clients at ease and fosters a collaborative, team approach.
      Ranked: Tier 5

      London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

      Leading Juniors

      Frederico SingarajahGatehouse Chambers ‘Very prepared to work for non-English clients, especially Brazilian clients. He is very professional and he always is available to assist or support in all the advocacy activities.'
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Education

      London Bar > Intellectual property

      Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

      Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

      Leading Juniors

      Lauren GodfreyGatehouse Chambers ‘Quick to get to the nub of the case and the relevant issues. Clear and succinct in communication. A very smooth and easy manner with solicitors and clients – comes across as calm even under difficult circumstances.’
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

      Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

      Leading Juniors

      John ClargoGatehouse Chambers ‘John has an excellent cross-examination style, good means of explaining matters in simple terms to clients. He provides a prompt and succinct advice.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Charlotte JohnGatehouse Chambers ‘Charlotte is down to earth, personable, and approachable for both instructing solicitors and clients alike. She has a pragmatic approach and is client and solution focused.’
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

      Leading Juniors

      Lauren GodfreyGatehouse Chambers  ‘Very particular in respect of legal analysis, conscientious, and shows good commercial acumen. Grasps the issues extremely quickly.’
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Clinical negligence

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb – Gatehouse Chambers 'Emma is a formidable advocate, with a sharp intellect and charmingly unflappable nature.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Vanessa McKinlayGatehouse ChambersVanessa is extremely hard working and gets on top of complex issues very quickly. She knows her field of clinical negligence law in depth. Vanessa is extremely good in conference with clients and experts, making clients feel reassured and at ease.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb Gatehouse ChambersEmma is an authority on Article 2 inquests involving the state. She has an unmatched work ethic and an unflappable style that puts those instructing her at ease. An excellent barrister with a very calm and methodical manner, and a very confident and robust advocate who is willing to ask the difficult questions - and does so in the right way. An iron fist in a velvet glove.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Personal injury

      Leading Juniors

      Emma Zeb Gatehouse Chambers 'Emma is an outstanding advocate and legal heavyweight, with the ability to untangle the legal issues while leaving no stone unturned, and then present them in an understandable and logical framework for the clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

      Gatehouse Chambers specialises in commercial dispute resolution, construction, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, personal injury and clinical negligence, private client, professional liability and property.  It is one of the most innovative and modern sets at the Bar.  Known for its friendly atmosphere and progressive outlook, it is run as a commercial business with a strong focus on client service.  Its business culture is reinforced by an active CSR and equality and diversity programme.

      WORK UNDERTAKEN

      Commercial Dispute Resolution: Gatehouse Chambers has a strong commercial litigation and arbitration team who also offer specialist expertise in banking and finance; companies, joint ventures and partnerships; executive and employment disputes; franchising; intellectual property and private international law.  Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin are the authors of the market leading text: Edisclosure – Law & Practice.

      Construction & Engineering: Gatehouse Chambers is a leading construction set whose members deal in both construction litigation and arbitration; construction insolvency; energy and renewables; the professional negligence of construction professionals and property damage.  Under the editorship of Paul Reed KC, the team has produced two leading texts: Construction All Risks Insurance and Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance.

      Insolvency & Restructuring: the team specialise in corporate and personal insolvency; construction and property insolvency; directors’ disqualification as well as civil fraud and asset tracing.  The team edits Atkins Corporate Insolvency.

      Insurance: Gatehouse Chambers covers construction, professional indemnity insurance and litigation insurance as well as general coverage disputes and insurance funded litigation.  The team contributes to Insurance Broking Practice & the Law.

      Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence with specialist expertise in disease, fraud, inquests, inquiries and product liability.   Charles Bagot KC and Jasmine Murphy help write Kemp & Kemp .

      Private Client: the team handle contentious probate and Inheritance Act cases as well as those involving the Court of Protection and trusts including TOLATA, community care, social welfare and benefits.

      Professional Liability: Gatehouse Chambers is a leading set handling professional negligence claims across the construction and property, financial, insolvency, insurance and legal sectors.

      Property: Gatehouse Chambers is a premier property set handling commercial landlord and tenant; development and planning; housing (social and privately rented); leasehold and leasehold management, real property and mortgages as well as TOLATA claims.  John de Waal KC assisted by a Hardwicke team edits Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions.  Daniel Gatty has produced A Practical Guide to Rights over Airspace & Subsoil.

      DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
      Member of Chambers JONES KC, Nigel (1976)nigel.jones@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ANDERSON KC, Lesley (1989)lesley.anderson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers REED KC, Paul (1988)paul.reed@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Joint Head of Chambers STEVENS-HOARE KC, Brie (1986)brie@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers KIRBY KC, Peter (1989)pj.kirby@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers de WAAL KC, John (1992)john.dewaalqc@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Joint Head of Chambers BAGOT KC, Charles (1997)charles.bagotqc@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers LEWIS KC, David (1997)david.lewis@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers LAUGHTON SC, Greg (1982)greg.laughton@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers STOW KC, Tim (1965)tim.stow@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PARKER, Wendy (1978)wparker@gatehouselawco.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers KING, Karl (1985)karl.king@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PALFREY, Monty (1985)monty.palfrey@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers WOOLF, Steven (1989)steven.woolf@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers GATTY, Daniel (1990)daniel.gatty@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers EILLEDGE, Amanda (1991)amanda.eilledge@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Rupert (1991)rupert.higgins@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Members of Chambers NUGENT, Colm (1992)colm.nugent@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers CLARGO, John (1994)john.clargo@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SKELLY, Andrew (1994)andrew.skelly@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PLIENER, David (1996)david.pliener@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ROWNTREE, Edward (1996)edward.rowntree@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SILCOCK, Ian (1997)ian.silcock@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers WATSON, Alaric (1997)alaric.watson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers MEACHER, Alison (1998)alison.meacher@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PETTS, Peter (1998)peter.petts@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers STEPHENS, Mark (1998)mark.stephens@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ZEB, Emma (1998)emma.zeb@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SLACK, Henry (1999)henry.slack@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HALL, James (2000)james.hall@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SADIQ, Faisel (2000)faisel.sadiq@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)20 7242 2523
      Member of Chambers McKINLAY, Vanessa (2000)vanessa.mckinlay@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)20 7242 2523
      Member of Chambers AKHTAR, Shazia (2001)shazia.akhtar@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers McCANN, Sarah (2001)sarah.mccann@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers TITMUSS, Jonathan (2001)jonathan.titmuss@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers DUNNE, Robin (2002)robin.dunne@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers MURPHY, Jasmine (2002)jasmine.murphy@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers CLARKE, Sarah (2003)sarah.clarke@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers WHEATER, Michael (2003)michael.wheater@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers DEMACHKIE, Jamal (2004)jamal.demachkie@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers FAGBORUN-BENNETT, Morayo (2004)morayo.fagborunbennett@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HODSON, Matthew (2004)matthew.hodson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SIMON, Philipp (2004)philipp.simon@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers CREER, Andy (2005)andy.creer@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers RAFFIN, Charles (2005)charles.raffin@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers STRELITZ, Paul (2005)paul.strelitz@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers BELL, Thomas (2006)thomas.bell@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers BREWIN, Carl (2006)carl.brewin@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers GODFREY, Lauren (2007)lauren.godfrey@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PIERCY, Catherine (2007)catherine.piercy@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers TWEEDY, Laura (2007)laura.tweedy@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers WHITE, Helena (2007)helena.white@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PEACHEY, David (2007)david.peachey@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers JOHN, Charlotte (2008)charlotte.john@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PATTERSON, Phillip (2008)phillip.patterson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ALLEYNE, Ebony (2009)ebony.alleyne@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers BETTS, Emily (2009)emily.betts@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SINGARAJAH, Frederico (2009)frederico.singarajah@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers MATTSON, Lina (2010)lina.mattsson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers PAGE, Laurence (2010)laurence.page@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ANSLOW, Clare (2011)clare.anslow@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Martyn (2011)martyn.griffiths@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers McERLEAN, Aileen (2011)aileen.mcerlean@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers BERESFORD, John (2012)john.beresford@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers CARMICHAEL, Sri (2012)sri.carmichael@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers DILLON, Jack (2012)jack.dillon@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HYAMS, Oliver (2012)oliver.hyams@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers KERRY, Simon (2012)simon.kerry@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers LEE, Katie (2012)katie.lee@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers TETSTALL, Michael (2012)michael.tetstall@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HYNES, Emma (2013)emma.hynes@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers MALONEY, Aneurin (2013)aneurin.maloney@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers BHATT, Rajiv (2014)rajiv.bhatt@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HOCKING, Ryan (2014)ryan.hocking@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers MATHER, Katrina (2014)katrina.hocking@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers GOPAL, Priya (2014)priya.gopal@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HUSAIN, Emily (2014)emily.husain@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers LEVENSTEIN, Michael (2015)michael.levenstein@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers STOCKS, Cameron (2015)cameron.stocks@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ZVESPER, Louis (2015)louis.zvesper@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers DRAGE, Helena (2015)helena.drage@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers ROOHANI, USMAN (2016)usman.roohani@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers O'GRADY, MARK (2016)mark.ogrady@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers EYRE, George (2017)george.eyre@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers KLEOPA, Byroni (2017)byroni.kleopa@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers SHAW, James (2017)james.shaw@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers EGAN, Kort (2017)kort.egan@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers WOODS, Emma (2017)emma.woods@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)20 7242 2523
      Member of Chambers MARIS, Michael (2017)michael.maris@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers GRIFFIN, Joshua (2018)joshua.griffin@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Member of Chambers HAMMOND, Rob (2018)rob.hammond@gatehouselaw.co.uk00 44 (0)20 7242 2523
      Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Miguel (2018)miguel.henderson@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)20 7242 2523
      Member of Chambers SMITH-ROBERTS, Adam (2019)adam.smith-roberts@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)20 7242 2523
      Consultant GALLAGHER, John (1974)john.gallagher@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant CUNNINGHAM, Graham (1976)graham.cunningham@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant LENNARD, Stephen (1976)stephen.lennard@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant BUSWELL, Richard (1985)richard.buswell@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant BENBOW, Sara (1990)sara.benbow@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant EXALL, Gordon (1991)gordon.exall@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant MOORE, Arthur (1992)arthur.moore@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Consultant REDPATH-STEVENS, Alastair (1998)ayrs@hardwigatehouselawke.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
      Chief Executive ILLING, Amandaamanda.illing@gatehouselaw.co.uk0044 (0)207 242 2523
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      Shazia Akhtar photo Shazia AkhtarShazia practises in public and administrative law – including education law, discrimination,…
      Ebony Alleyne photo Ebony AlleyneEbony specialises in construction and engineering, insurance, commercial, property damage and professional…
      Lesley Anderson photo Lesley AndersonLesley Anderson QC is a senior silk who practises in all aspects…
      Clare Anslow photo Clare AnslowClare is a specialist in all areas of Property and Housing Law,…
      Charles Bagot photo Charles BagotFor more than a dozen years, Charles has been recommended in the…
      Tom Bell photo Tom BellTom is a highly experienced junior, specialising in commercial, professional negligence and…
      Sara Benbow photo Sara BenbowSara is a property and commercial specialist who is equally at home…
      John Beresford photo John BeresfordJohn specialises in commercial and property law. John has appeared in levels of…
      Emily Betts photo Emily BettsEmily’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial and property law. She acts…
      Rajiv Bhatt photo Rajiv BhattRajiv is a specialist commercial, employment and construction law barrister.  He has…
      Carl Brewin photo Carl BrewinCarl Brewin is a specialist property barrister with a particular focus on…
      Richard Buswell photo Richard BuswellRichard specialises in family law, professional negligence, trusts and inheritance law. He…
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      Graham Cunningham photo Graham CunninghamGraham is an unregistered barrister.  He is also part of the Gatehouse…
      Jamal Demachkie photo Jamal DemachkieJamal is a very experienced commercial barrister who specialises in property related…
      Jack Dillon photo Jack DillonJack is a commercial, property and professional negligence barrister.  He is recommended as…
      Helena Drage photo Helena DrageHelena accepts instructions in all areas of our work and has a…
      Robin Dunne photo Robin DunneRobin is a specialist in costs and litigation funding. He has focused…
      Kort Egan photo Kort EganKort specialises in domestic and international commercial disputes with particular expertise in…
      Amanda Eilledge photo Amanda EilledgeAmanda is an experienced commercial chancery litigator with a thorough understanding of…
      George Eyre photo George EyreGeorge specialises in commercial and construction litigation and arbitration. He is frequently…
      Morayo Fagborun Bennett photo Morayo Fagborun BennettMorayo is a specialist landlord and tenant and real property barrister, with…
      John Gallagher photo John GallagherJohn Gallagher has an extensive practice with experience in professional indemnity and…
      Daniel Gatty photo Daniel GattyDaniel specialises in disputes about property, the emphasis being on real property…
      Lauren Godfrey photo Lauren GodfreyLauren’s practice covers commercial, corporate, chancery, discrimination, employment and engages issues of…
      William Golightly photo William Golightly
      Priya Gopal photo Priya GopalPriya’s practice encompasses all aspects of Property Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Professional…
      Joshua Griffin photo Joshua GriffinJosh specialises in commercial dispute resolution, property and professional liability work. You…
      Martyn Griffiths photo Martyn GriffithsMartyn specialises in costs, professional liability and commercial disputes. He is already…
      James Hall photo James HallJames specialises in professional negligence, commercial litigation and property disputes.  His professional…
      Miguel Henderson photo Miguel HendersonMiguel specialises in construction, insurance and commercial work. His work focusses chiefly…
      Rupert Higgins photo Rupert HigginsRupert Higgins is a specialist commercial and property practitioner who deals with…
      Ryan Hocking photo Ryan HockingRyan has a busy, broad-based commercial practice with a particular emphasis on…
      Matthew Hodson photo Matthew HodsonMatthew is recognised for his expertise in commercial, private client and employment…
      Emily Husain photo Emily HusainEmily specialises in commercial litigation and construction disputes and has considerable experience…
      Oliver Hyams photo Oliver HyamsOliver is an experienced commercial barrister who specialises in civil fraud and…
      Emma Hynes photo Emma HynesEmma specialises in construction and commercial matters including professional negligence claims. Within…
      Sara Ibrahim photo Sara IbrahimSara is recognised as a leading junior for professional negligence and employment…
      Charlotte John photo Charlotte JohnCharlotte’s practice focuses on Chancery and property litigation and encompasses both traditional…
      Nigel Jones photo Nigel JonesNigel Jones KC is a highly experienced courtroom and advisory leader who…
      Sam Karim photo Sam KarimSheikh Mohammed Samiul Karim KC (Sam Karim KC) is dynamic silk who…
      Simon Kerry photo Simon KerrySimon is a specialist commercial, construction and insolvency barrister. He regularly acts…
      Karl King photo Karl KingKarl is a property practitioner with extensive experience dealing with both commercial…
      PJ Kirby photo PJ KirbyPJ has enjoyed a long and successful career at the Bar having…
      Byroni Kleopa photo Byroni KleopaByroni specialises in all areas of Property and Planning Law.  Byroni frequently…
      Greg Laughton (SC) photo Greg Laughton (SC)With chambers in Sydney and London, Greg is a leading Australian Silk…
      Katie Lee photo Katie Lee“Professional and knowledgeable with a keen grasp of the legal issues, and…
      Stephen Lennard photo Stephen LennardStephen’s practice is firmly focused on business, his clients more often –…
      Michael Levenstein photo Michael LevensteinMichael specialises in construction and engineering disputes and general commercial litigation. Michael’s…
      David Lewis photo David LewisDavid has very substantial experience in commercial disputes. His broad-based commercial practice…
      Katrina Mather photo Katrina MatherKatrina specialises in insolvency, property and commercial law and is particularly sought…
      Lina Mattsson photo Lina MattssonLina is a specialist property practitioner who is widely recognised as an…
      Sarah McCann photo Sarah McCannSarah is a specialist Commercial and Insurance practitioner with particular expertise in…
      Aileen McErlean photo Aileen McErleanAileen is regarded as a go-to junior for both commercial and insolvency…
      Vanessa McKinlay photo Vanessa McKinlay
      Alison Meacher photo Alison MeacherAlison’s practice is focussed on vulnerable and elderly clients and she has…
      Thomas Mitty photo Thomas MittyThomas is interested in all of Gatehouse Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular…
      Aneurin Moloney photo Aneurin MoloneyAneurin specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. His clinical negligence…
      Arthur Moore photo Arthur MooreArthur came to the bar after studying physics at Oxford University, and…
      Jasmine Murphy photo Jasmine MurphyJasmine specialises in personal injury and professional negligence cases involving solicitors. Representing…
      Colm Nugent photo Colm NugentColm is a specialist barrister in the fields of personal injury and…
      Mark O'Grady photo Mark O'GradyMark has a busy commercial practice covering not only commercial disputes of…
      Monty Palfrey photo Monty PalfreyMonty is a very experienced barrister who has an established successful “Court…
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      Phillip Patterson photo Phillip PattersonPhillip has a wide-ranging commercial dispute resolution and insolvency practice with experience…
      David Peachey photo David PeacheyDavid specialises in property work including commercial landlord and tenant, residential housing…
      Peter Petts photo Peter PettsPeter is ranked as a leading junior in Property Litigation. He regularly…
      Catherine Piercy photo Catherine PiercyCatherine is a successful commercial and insurance specialist with a particular focus…
      David Pliener photo David PlienerDavid is an expert in Construction and Engineering, Insurance and Commercial work. …
      Charles Raffin photo Charles RaffinCharles is a highly regarded commercial barrister specialising in the resolution of…
      Alastair Redpath-Stevens photo Alastair Redpath-StevensAlastair Redpath-Stevens is a specialist in property and housing law with a…
      Paul Reed photo Paul ReedPaul is a leading international commercial practitioner specialising in construction, engineering disputes,…
      Edward Rowntree photo Edward RowntreeEdward combines academic excellence with an acute sensitivity to the commercial needs…
      Faisel Sadiq photo Faisel SadiqFaisel’s practice focuses on property and Chancery litigation. In particular: All aspects…
      Rahim Shamji photo Rahim ShamjiRahim is a qualified barrister who now practices as a mediator (please…
      Jaysen Sharpe photo Jaysen SharpeJaysen is a commercial barrister with expertise in property, commercial dispute resolution,…
      James Shaw photo James ShawJames is a specialist commercial litigator. His work encompasses all manner of…
      Ian Silcock photo Ian SilcockIan began his career as a barrister specialising in IP litigation in…
      Philipp Simon photo Philipp SimonPhilipp is a commercial barrister who draws on experience as a legal…
      Frederico Singarajah photo Frederico SingarajahFrederico has developed a successful practice in international dispute resolution that encompasses…
      Andrew Skelly photo Andrew SkellyAndrew’s practice encompasses all areas of real property law, with a particular…
      Henry Slack photo Henry SlackHenry is a specialist practitioner in the fields of personal injury, clinical…
      Adam Smith-Roberts photo Adam Smith-RobertsAdam is experienced in property, private client, chancery, commercial and insolvency work.…
      Mark Stephens photo Mark StephensMark is a commercial practitioner who specialises in employment and executive disputes,…
      Brie Stevens-hoare photo Brie Stevens-hoareBrie is recommended as a leading silk in the latest editions of The…
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      Helena White photo Helena WhiteHelena is an insurance and commercial practitioner, with a particular focus on…
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      Amanda Illing has been Chief Executive of Gatehouse for the last eight years, having joined initially as Chambers Director.  Her role is to take a lead in the strategic development and management of chambers and to implement its business plan. She takes a key role with colleagues in developing business and long-lasting relationships with clients. She also takes responsibility for the recruitment of and career development of the barristers at Gatehouse, and her staff team.

      Amanda was previously the Private Secretary to the Director of Public Prosecutions and a caseworker in the Crown Prosecution Service, handling cases such as the appeal of the Birmingham Six, and the first corporate manslaughter prosecution following the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise.

      Amanda is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a trustee of the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) and an accredited ADR mediator.

      Innovation is a key objective for both Amanda personally and Gatehouse as a chambers.  The latest project to be completed was delivery of a new website in late 2018 showcasing Gatehouse’s expertise and giving viewers the ability to reach the information in which they are interested quickly and in a variety of formats to suit their requirements.

      Corporate social responsibility and EDI is another area in which Gatehouse leads the Bar and Amanda takes a personal interest.  In this regard, she supports FreeBar, a forum focused on LGBT+ people and their allies working at and for the Bar.  She is a signatory to the ERA Pledge, a gender diversity initiative to promote equal representation in arbitration.

       


      I am delighted to prepare a testimonial for Gatehouse, who have been my “go to” chambers for over 15 years. During that time it has been a pleasure to see their chambers grow in strength both by way of the barristers they have and the support staff behind them. There is a genuine sense of seeking to help you, as a solicitor, and to serve your client, whilst preserving a strong independence to ensure the client is at the heart of the issue/service provided. Amanda Illing is a stand out CEO who have taken chambers to the next level and her team reflect her values and accessibility. Special mention goes to Natasha Devlin-Clingham in the clerks room on whom total reliance can be depended to ensure counsel is aware of your requests and updates if counsel is unavailable of some reason. Stand out barristers include Jasmine Murphy, who will rightly ensure the client is best served by their solicitor and Colm Nugent, who has a calm, friendly but authoritative manner. It is a great team to have on your side. (A client).


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      Gatehouse’s members and staff are committed to equal opportunities at work and at the Bar. This commitment manifests itself in our policies and procedures, in our strategic objectives, and in our recruitment processes. Chambers has an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee to promote our policies and objectives and help improve and monitor our compliance.

      Chambers supports a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting greater diversity:

      Gender

      • Our people belong to numerous gender equality groups and industry organisations promoting gender equality.
      • Our Parental Leave Policy makes it as easy, transparent and financially beneficial for both parents to take leave as it would be for one parent to do so.
      • We have a Transgender Policy which has involved both a review of all policies and our constitution to ensure they are gender neutral and a review of signage throughout chambers.
      • Chambers is also committed to ensuring diversity and equality on the chambers management committee.
      • We aim to include a woman wherever possible in our speaking and business development activities. · We are signatories to the ERA Pledge: http://www.arbitrationpledge.com/

      LGBT+

      • Gatehouse collaborated with other chambers to create FreeBar, a network for everyone at the Bar who believes in equality for LGBT+ individuals and their allies.
      • Chambers is working with other colleagues at FreeBar to set up the FreeBar Charter: best practice in barristers’ chambers (due to be launched in 2020).
      • We are also members of Free Hold which is a LGBT organisation aimed at professionals working in the property sector.
      • Chambers is a Stonewall Diversity champion and has been for many years.

      Social diversity and mobility

      • We have for the last 8 years run a university placement scheme aimed at non-Russell Group universities to give an undergraduate the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of chambers in the marketing and IT support teams in their industry year.
      • We have also run a massively over-subscribed work experience programme for over 10 years aimed at those from backgrounds that are under-represented at the Bar and those who work in chambers.

      Racial diversity

      • Gatehouse’s members and staff have worked with Herbert Smith Freehills on their RBS First Step programme insight day. RBS Legal First Step is an intensive one week programme developed to give A Level students that are people of colour and/or from socially disadvantaged backgrounds greater opportunities, experience and contacts to help them consider and pursue a career in law or business.
      • One of our senior barristers is a Founding member of the Women’s Network of the British Nigeria Law Forum.
      • Members and staff mentor black students and people of colour informally and through their own networks and speak at state schools and mosques.

      We are the only chambers to allocate a specific part of member and staff profiles on our website to describing, celebrating and promoting CSR.