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KCH Garden Square
KCH Garden Square
96a New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7EA
England

Social housing Tier 2

KCH Garden Square’s social housing team primarily act on behalf of private clients and local authorities both in advisory and litigation capacities. Oliver Nunn specialises in disputes and claims relating to possession and anti-social behaviour, regularly appearing in County Court. Ben Chapman is noted for his new presence on circuit and ability to find innovative and bespoke solutions to client needs.

Leading Juniors

Oliver Nunn - KCH Garden SquareOliver is approachable, knowledgeable, and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘KCH always have someone available and they are always at a very high standard.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for Stuart and his team and their fees are very competitive.’

Family and children law Tier 3

KCH Garden Square is one of the largest chambers in the East Midlands with a strong family and child contingent. Moira Ashton-Walsh regularly represents parents in a wide range of child law cases, including ones regarding international relocations. Zoe Henry is also a name to note, developing a specialism in cases involving parents with personality disorders, learning difficulties and mental health conditions. In September 2021 Karen Kabweru-Namulemu moved to 1GC.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ben Chapman - KCH Garden SquareExtremely good with clients, understands their concerns and ensures they understand even the most complicated of circumstances. Excellent attention to detail in a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Frida Dahlqvist - KCH Garden SquareFrida has a calm, unflappable and approachable manner that is a strength when working with both professional and lay clients. Frida has a keen eye for detail which has been an asset in complex care proceedings cases concerning factitious illness and allegations of sexual abuse.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Moira Ashton-Walsh - KCH Garden SquareShe is very thorough and engaging. She is very articulate and a highly persuasive advocate who fights fearlessly for her lay client but is also very skilled at negotiation.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Cleary - KCH Garden SquareExceptional ability to explain complexities to a client with learning difficulties and who required the use of an intermediary.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Louise Sapstead - KCH Garden SquareLouise is very good with the clients. She is extremely knowledgeable, has a lovely approach and provides clear feedback after hearings in a timely way. She is very accommodating.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Samuel Coe - KCH Garden SquareSam’s attention to detail is second to none. He has a very professional and sympathetic approach with clients and his advocacy is highly skilled. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers are always efficient and professional. They will always do whatever they can to assist us in securing representation for clients, even at very short notice.’

‘The chambers are very highly recommended as they are easy to contact and response accordingly. If counsel is booked and they are part heard, chambers will ensure that instructing solicitors are contacted with alternate counsel.’

Clerking

‘The service is exceptional and the clerks are very efficient. Most notably, Stuart Walker, has been of great assistance on a number of cases, finding counsel at late notice and liaising well with us.’

‘KCH have very efficient clerks, they offer a good service.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Social housing Tier 2

KCH Garden Square’s social housing team primarily act on behalf of private clients and local authorities both in advisory and litigation capacities. Oliver Nunn specialises in disputes and claims relating to possession and anti-social behaviour, regularly appearing in County Court. Ben Chapman is noted for his new presence on circuit and ability to find innovative and bespoke solutions to client needs.

Leading Juniors

Oliver Nunn - KCH Garden SquareOliver is approachable, knowledgeable, and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘KCH always have someone available and they are always at a very high standard.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for Stuart and his team and their fees are very competitive.’

KCH Garden Square are a multi disciplinary set that offer a specialist service with the areas of Crime, Civil and Family Law. With offices located at Nottingham and Leicester it is suitably based to serve court centres throughout the Midlands and often beyond.

Client wise, chambers still continues to support a vast array of customers. These include the CPS, local authorities in respect of childcare/public law work as well as within civil law matters and private client work. Chambers retains a proud loyalty towards local firms who have instructed for many years and can boast an impressive instruction retention rate in this respect. This awareness of strong client relationships is fundamental to how it operates, meeting clients’ needs and providing consistent excellence, from initial instruction until the completion of the case and beyond. In recent times chambers has seen a rise in instruction for more complex and led cases. In addition, many members of chambers are direct access qualified meaning that chambers can also expand services and offer access to counsel to members of the public directly.

Chambers are proud of its reputation for outstanding service and excellence in all areas of advocacy and stands by its motto of ‘Clear, Compelling and Approachable’ With over 70 tenants, chambers can boast some of the most reputable and experienced advocates throughout the Midlands and includes Recorders and Deputy District Judges within its ranks.

Members are actively involved in writing academic articles and some members have had publications. Furthermore, some members are involved in lecturing law at a local university and this remains of significant value to chambers whilst also enhancing its links to the local law community. In more recent times, in addition to being one of the first chambers to develop bespoke remote hearing hubs, chambers has invested in its education of future barristers by successfully piloting a ‘virtual mini pupillage scheme’ which takes place over the course of one day where potential future counsel can attended virtually and go through various workshops and ask questions of the panel. Additionally, chambers continues to put forward lectures, articles, workshops and other training events, both in-house as well as externally. Chambers remains committed to training it’s junior members,  offers CPD sessions and has recently been successful in becoming a registered AETO provider. Chambers remains active on circuit, and has regularly been successful in having members appointed to the  post of Assistant Circuit Junior (Family)

On the staffing front, Chambers is ran in a  unique fashion, in that it has two Practice Directors, one for crime and one for civil & family, who form part of a management team that incorporates a general manager who then report into the board members. That structure is very well supported by two bespoke practice management teams with years of experience in their relevant fields. This is a modern and progressive approach that has served chambers well for a number of years in what has been an ever changing and challenging legal landscape.

Department Name Email Telephone
General Manager Hannah Scothern hscothern@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 8532304
Practice Director - Crime Anthony Krogulec akrogulec@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 8532308
Practice Director - Civil & Family Stuart Walker swalker@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 8532312
Head of Chambers Jonathon Dee jdee@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 941 8851
Head of Crime Ian Way iway@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 941 8851
Head of Civil & Family Thomas Russell trussell@kchgardensquare.co.uk 0115 941 8851