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Chambers of Lawrence Power
Whitestone Chambers
1 Essex Street

Whitestone Chambers is a leading commercial set of barristers’ chambers. Members provide specialist advice and support with expertise in aviation and travel, banking and finance, commercial and chancery and insolvency laws.
The majority of our Barristers are public access qualified. Commercial practice is at the heart of the Chambers’ offering and the barristers appear before courts and tribunals at every level. The Chambers is user-friendly and client-centric with an eye for meticulous details.

The Chambers provides the skills and expertise of the highest standards and all provided my members who have been uniquely and scrupulously trained from the very early stages of their careers.
Chambers is regularly instructed by some of the prominent law firms in London. Barristers at Whitestone Chambers understand the pressures that solicitors, in-house lawyers and clients have to face and the need to work together as a team. The set takes time to invest in clients and strives towards meeting deadlines at all times.
Pupillage at Whitestone Chambers attracts some of the best candidates coming to a commercial set ensuring high standards and continuous growth. Pupils benefit from the work taught through their pupil supervisors and other barristers in the Chambers and from an high number of court instructions.

The administrative team, led by Mr. Robert Pidgeon, who is the Head of Legal Operations, is recognized for being highly responsive and client-centric, commercially aware and efficient. They are very professional, all hold law degrees and are able to tailor recommended counsel to satisfy the requirements of all clients.

Work undertaken at Whitestone has a particular focus on the following areas:

Aviation and Travel: Members of Whitestone Chambers advise in both contentious and non-contentious mattes. They regularly advice, draft pleadings and appear in Courts in and out of London on a variety of Aviation and Travel Law Disputes. Chambers’ expertise covers a range of specialist areas, including but not limited to the EU Regulations including the EU Passenger Rights Legislation, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions and U.K. Drone Law.
They additionally provide services relating to claims management and resolution related to denied boarding, delay and cancellation, baggage claims; insurance claims including claims related to vessels and vehicles; negligence claims, including personal injury, in an aviation and employment context; package travel regulations, commercial contracts and financial protection; local and international regulatory obligations/ requirements; small claims to high value, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation; advising on the sale, purchase and leasing of new and used aircraft; commercial arrangements pertaining to aircraft operations (maintenance agreements, agreements for the supply of fuel, catering and ground handling services); cargo and product liability disputes.

Insolvency: Members of Chambers are experienced in acting for creditors and appear regularly in the Chancery Division and Companies Court of the Royal Courts of Justice. Chambers’ expertise includes administration, liquidation, asset tracing and recovery, bankruptcy, cross border insolvency, winding up petitions and company and individual voluntary arrangements.
Banking and Finance: Members of chambers are regularly instructed to act both for and against banks in a wide variety of matters. They regularly represent and advise in relation to claims brought by banks, particularly against small to medium sized business (those with an annual turnover of up to £50 million) where facilities are secured with guarantees and/or legal charges over the personal property of directors or shareholders. Chambers has acted against almost every bank in the U.K. including Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Halifax, Nat West and many others.

Commercial and Chancery: Members of Chambers undertake a full range of Commercial and Chancery disputes. Members advise and appear regularly in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and various County Courts in and out of London. Chambers’ highly recommended banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, fraud, intellectual property and professional negligence team are instructed on numerous significant events affecting the London commercial market.

Head of Chambers POWER, Lawrence (1995)law@whitestonechambers.com0207 760 7611
Head of Legal Operations PIDGEON, Robertrp@whitestonechambers.com0207 760 7611
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