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Lamb Chambers (Chambers of Richard Power)
Lamb Chambers
LAMB BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AS
England

Mediators Tier 4

Stephen Shaw – Lamb Chambers  'A calming influence on clients and a good listener', Lamb Chambers' Stephen Shaw was accredited in 1999, and has focused exclusively on mediation since 2007. He practises as a mediator of a broad range of property and commercial disputes, as well as insurance-related personal injury and professional indemnity claims.

Located in Temple, the heart of London’s legal district, Lamb Chambers is a highly respected set with more than 50 barristers who can assist you with specialist advocacy and advice across the whole legal spectrum. We are committed to understanding your needs, offering advice and representation that is aimed at achieving the best possible outcome.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Commercial – We have a strong track record of success in major commercial litigation, acting for clients across a broad range of commercial matters. We offer specialist expertise in banking & finance, company law, consumer law, Intellectual property & media, partnerships, professional negligence, sale & carriage of goods and employment.

Property – Our leading  property team undertake both litigation and advisory work, and regularly appear before courts at all levels, and before all tribunals.  We have particularly expertise in handling commercial landlord and tenant; development and planning; housing (social and privately rented); leasehold and leasehold management and real property.

Construction – We advise in all aspects of domestic and international construction and engineering. The team are highly regarded for their approachability, practicality, high quality advice and excellent advocacy.

Our construction team boast considerable expertise in domestic and international litigation, arbitration, and ADR and are highly experienced in adjudication; advising and acting on issues that can arise during the life cycle of a construction project, from the initial brief and pre-construction phase through to complaints over delay, quality and performance during the construction phase, as well as issues on handover; and cases involving the professional liability of construction consultants and professionals.

Insolvency – We specialise in corporate and personal insolvency, construction and property insolvency; including administrations, liquidations, receiverships, CVLs, directors’ disqualification, IVAs, misfeasance claims, cross-border issues as well as civil fraud and asset tracing.

International / Offshore – We have extensive expertise in advising on all types of disputes across a diverse range of industry sectors and geographical regions. We pride ourselves on the breadth of our international group and the experience and quality of our barristers, which means we are well-placed to respond to any dispute resolution issues you may face.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – Our specialist team has the expert knowledge required to represent claimants and defendants in the most complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases. We have particular expertise in industrial disease, civil fraud and product liability.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Managers Cliff Alderson, Senior Practice Manager cliff@lambchambers.co.uk 020 7797 8303
Commercial James Stuart
Construction Dr Tim Sampson
Offshore Tim Frith
Insolvency Clive Blackwood
International Dr Natalia Perova
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Napier Miles
Property Barbara Zeitler
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cliff Alderson  photo Cliff Alderson Senior Practice Manager
 Clive Blackwood  photo Clive Blackwood Barrister: Educated in Scotland and at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Clive…
 Dominic Bright  photo Dominic Bright Barrister: Dominic has a broad commercial, property and personal injury practice.  He…
 Simon Brilliant  photo Simon Brilliant Simon is a well established practitioner in a range of real property…
 James Browne  photo James Browne Barrister: James is the head of the property group and is a…
 Antonio Bueno photo Antonio Bueno Barrister:  Antonio Bueno`s principal areas of practice, in which he is widely…
 Colin Challenger  photo Colin Challenger Barrister: Colin has a broad commercial and property practice with an emphasis…
 Guy Coleman  photo Guy Coleman Barrister: Guy is an established personal injury specialist and costs practitioner. He…
Mr James Culverwell photo Mr James Culverwell James joined Lamb Chambers at the start of 2020 having commenced his…
 Alex Cunliffe  photo Alex Cunliffe Barrister: Alex practises in a wide range of commercial and chancery work…
 Emily Davies  photo Emily Davies Barrister: Emily’s practice divides between personal injury and property work. She undertakes…
 Oscar Davies  photo Oscar Davies
 John Ditchburn  photo John Ditchburn Barrister: John has a commercial practice encompassing commercial litigation, property, landlord and…
 Ben Doyle  photo Ben Doyle Barrister: Since joining Chambers in May 2018, Ben has developed a busy…
 Timothy Frith  photo Timothy Frith Barrister: Tim is a highly experienced barrister who acts in domestic, international…
 Matthew Gillett  photo Matthew Gillett Barrister: Matthew joined Lamb Chambers in June 2018 after starting his practice…
 Antonia Halker  photo Antonia Halker Antonia is an extremely able and dedicated advocate who has a strong…
 Harriet Ho  photo Harriet Ho Harriet joined Lamb Chambers in May 2021 after commencing her practice at…
 Winston Jacob  photo Winston Jacob Barrister: Winston specialises in property, commercial and insolvency litigation. He provides advice,…
 Morgan John  photo Morgan John Barrister: Morgan’s practice covers both Claimant and Defendant work, ranging from RTAs…
Dr Joanna Kerr  photo Dr Joanna Kerr Barrister: Joanna is an Employment and Personal Injury law specialist.  She represents…
 Derek Kerr  photo Derek Kerr Barrister: Derek has a wealth of experience in all aspects of property…
 Mark King  photo Mark King
 Graeme Kirk  photo Graeme Kirk Barrister: Graeme is an experienced practitioner specialising in commercial and property law,…
 Hannah Laithwaite  photo Hannah Laithwaite Barrister: Hannah undertakes a broad range of civil and commercial work, with…
 David Mayall  photo David Mayall Barrister: David has vast experience in all the fields of civil law…
 Richard Menzies  photo Richard Menzies Barrister: Richard is a specialist personal injury practitioner whose practice spans the…
 Napier Miles  photo Napier Miles Barrister: Napier is a specialist personal injury practitioner and listed as a…
 Chris Pearson  photo Chris Pearson Barrister: Chris Pearson is a specialist in intellectual property, media and entertainment…
Dr Natalia Perova  photo Dr Natalia Perova Barrister: Natalia is a Russian-speaking English barrister and Head of International Dispute…
 Richard Power  photo Richard Power Barrister: Richard was elected Head of Lamb Chambers in May 2016. Richard…
 Bernard Pressman  photo Bernard Pressman Barrister: Bernard is a specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner. He…
 Cheryl Reid  photo Cheryl Reid Barrister: Cheryl specialises in property and commercial litigation. She regularly appears in…
 Mark Rowlands  photo Mark Rowlands Chief Executive: Mark became our Chief Executive in September 2017. In his…
 Graeme Sampson  photo Graeme Sampson Barrister:   Called to the Bar in 1981 Graeme has gained a…
Dr Timothy Sampson  photo Dr Timothy Sampson Barrister: Tim regularly acts in complex construction disputes often with significant technical…
 William Skjøtt  photo William Skjøtt Barrister: William Skjøtt is experienced in all aspects of commercial and chancery disputes,…
 James Stuart  photo James Stuart Barrister: James specialises in commercial relationship and employment litigation, focussing upon more…
 Adam Swirsky  photo Adam Swirsky Barrister:   Adam has experience dealing with all aspects of commercial and private…
 Erol Topal  photo Erol Topal Barrister: Erol is a specialist in property and commercial litigation and dispute…
 James Tunley  photo James Tunley Barrister: James’s practice and experience spans a range of civil and commercial…
 David Willink  photo David Willink Barrister: David maintains a broad practice across chambers’ practice areas.  He is…
 Matthew Winn-Smith  photo Matthew Winn-Smith Barrister: Matthew has a broad general commercial and common law practice covering…
 Dr Barbara Zeitler  photo Dr Barbara Zeitler Barrister:  Barbara came to the Bar after a career as a university…
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Case 1

Gosvenor London Ltd. v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited

Lamb Chambers (Dr Tim Sampson and David Sawtell) was involved in one of the most notable construction cases of the year in which it acted in the Court of Appeal in upholding the successful stay of an adjudication enforcement relying, for the first time, on the risk of asset dissipation and allegations fraud that could have been raised in the adjudication.

The definitive Court of Appeal Case divides into two phases:

  1. TCC enforcement: Successfully obtained a stay on enforcement of the adjudication award of £650,000, and Fraser J. made a significant change to the Wimbledon v Vago principles governing enforcement of adjudication awards by adding new principle “g” – dealing with situations where there is the likelihood of the dissipation of the award based on the recipient’s financial conduct and that a stay could be granted on evidence of fraud not put forward in the adjudication. [2018] EWHC 227 (TCC); [2018] Bus. L.R. 1439; [2018] 3 WLUK 696; [2018] B.L.R. 353; 177 Con. L.R. 127
  2. Court of Appeal: refused Gosvenor’s Appeal. Confirmed the right of Fraser J. to add new principle “g” to the Wimbledon v Vago, for the reasons given by Fraser J. and that the court was also right to draw adverse inferences from the failure by Gosvenor to serve evidence in the Summary Judgment proceedings and the unsatisfactory nature of its statutory accounts. Unconditional stay maintained. [2018] EWCA Civ 2695

The case has been reported in the Business Law Reports. It has been commented on several times in the Practical Law Construction blog and on numerous law firm websites and news feeds.

http://constructionblog.practicallaw.com/fraud-stays-and-adjudication-enforcement-following-gosvenor-v-aygun/

https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/content/Gosvenor-London-Ltd-v-Aygun-Aluminium-UK-Ltd


CLIENT: Ridgemont
COMPANY/FIRM: Law firm
TESTIMONIAL: Mark Rowlands, the Chief Executive at Lamb Chambers is very business savvy. Understands the services levels that law firms need and goes out of his way to help us.

Graeme Sampson is very technical, experienced and great on his feet. We have used Graeme on countless matters and he has the useful habit of getting great results.

We have started to use Ryan Turner this year (2019). Ryan is very bright, extremely helpful and produces terrific work. He’s one of the “one’s to watch” in the construction junior bar.


CLIENT: Trethowans
COMPANY/FIRM: Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: I have been lucky enough to work with Lamb Chambers on a number occasions over the last two years. I was introduced to Lamb and was immediately impressed with the commercial and collaborative approach taken by their CEO, Mark Rowlands.

Through Mark’s introduction our Commercial Litigation department has worked with various barristers, all of whom have proven to be both technically excellent and commercially astute. Particular note goes to Tim Frith (Commercial/International), Matthew Winn-Smith (Commercial), and Ryan Turner (Construction).


CLIENT: FTSE 250 Client
COMPANY/FIRM: Company
TESTIMONIAL: Alex Cunliffe has been a pleasure to work and engage with. Whether it be swift response times or a willingness to think outside the box and provide added value.

From a technical perspective, his in-depth knowledge for regulatory consumer credit matters enable him to identify the fundamental issues without delay. He is then able to provide pro-active commercial advice in conjunction with effective practical solutions to meet the needs of his client.

Whilst Chief Executive, Mark Rowlands demonstrates great commercial awareness coupled with the ability to deliver on the service levels our business and clients expect.


CLIENT: Royds Withy King
COMPANY/FIRM: Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: I have been using Lamb Chambers on a number of occasions over the last two years on various matters. I met their CEO, Mark Rowlands at a networking function two years ago and was immediately impressed with his commercial and business savvy approach; he is really forward thinking and looks to go the extra mile for his clients.

Through Mark’s introduction I have instructed the brilliant James Stuart and the very technical Clive Blackwood. Lamb Chambers have very strong insolvency juniors including Hannah Laithwaite, Will Skjøtt and Mark O’Grady.


CLIENT: Coltman Warner Cranston
COMPANY/FIRM: Law Firm
TESTIMONIAL: As a firm we have used Lamb Chambers for a few years now. Principally John Ditchburn and Hannah Laithwaite. Both of who are very approachable, but commercial and have an eye for detail. They are two of our go to barristers.

We have found Lamb Chambers as a whole very approachable, and Joe Grimmer, John’s and Hannah’s clerk is always helpful, and happy to be flexible on fees.