Set Profile > Chambers of Timothy Bishop QC > London, England

Chambers of Timothy Bishop QC
1 Hare Court

Family (including divorce and financial remedy) Tier 1

With 'a fantastic stable of silks and junior barristers’, 1 Hare Court is ‘one of the strongest London chambers for financial remedy work'. The set enjoys a regular flow of instructions from domestic clients but is increasingly receiving instructions from overseas clients for ‘top drawer, big money work’, as evidenced by Martin Pointer QC acting in the largest divorce case in Hong Kong.

Leading Silks

Nigel Dyer QC - 1 Hare CourtHis clarity of thought means his advocacy hits the precise mark every time – he is at the height of his game and a truly star performer.
Ranked: Tier 1
Martin Pointer QC - 1 Hare CourtHas a pleasant courtroom manner and judges and clients like him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Todd QC - 1 Hare CourtAn exceptional barrister for matters where the annals of justice have to be researched for the exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 1
Deborah Bangay QC - 1 Hare CourtReally cares about her cases and obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Cusworth QC - 1 Hare CourtCan achieve remarkable results for clients who on the face of it do not appear to have promising cases – he can close a case with respectability and with conviction.
Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Bishop QC - 1 Hare CourtHas an uncanny ability to get to the heart of the case, and then plot and implement a winning strategy – judges listen to and trust him, opponents like and fear him, and his clients adore him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Warshaw QC - 1 Hare CourtCan absolutely see the wood from the trees and create a semblance of order in even the most chaotic of cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ann Hussey QC - 1 Hare CourtHas a cross-examination style designed to leave opponents wishing they had settled.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Trowell QC - 1 Hare CourtIncredibly bright with an astonishingly good memory for details.
Ranked: Tier 4

2018 Silks

Nicholas Yates QC - 1 Hare CourtIs a serious, heavyweight star of the financial remedy Bar – he is numerate, erudite and quick to get to the point whilst never losing sight of the client's objectives.

Leading Juniors

Nichola Gray - 1 Hare CourtA first choice in virtually any case – she gives very practical and clear advice, and has an instinct for outcomes which is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Sear - 1 Hare CourtA silk in all but name; immaculate and ice cool judgement, he has a herculean intellect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Webster - 1 Hare CourtIs articulate, always masters the detail and is very well prepared – his paperwork is excellent and he has the judge’s ear.
Ranked: Tier 1
Phillip Blatchly - 1 Hare CourtA charming yet ferocious advocate – he quickly and easily charms his client, opponent and judge with his emotional intelligence and wit.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Carew-Pole - 1 Hare CourtIs an excellent advocate who is strong of voice and clear on advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Sumner - 1 Hare CourtHas a charm and warmth which makes clients feel completely at ease, and it is backed by a fierce intellect and drive to get the best result.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Bailey-Harri - 1 Hare CourtIs an impressive advocate who enjoys challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

The best set for financial remedy work’, 1 Hare Court houses ‘excellent’ members at all levels ‘guaranteeing you quality of service’. According to one solicitor: ‘I always take my complex cases to 1HC as they really do have a certain fine quality about all their barristers.’ The clerks are ‘in a league of their own’, ‘unrivalled in terms of friendliness, organisation, and generally getting things sorted’. Solicitors praise the team for being ‘very professional, friendly, courteous; very helpful in finding suitable alternatives if your first choice can’t make a hearing at short notice’; ‘you feel confident instructing another member on their recommendation’ to run a case. ‘The best clerks in the business’ is led by Steve McCrone, ‘the most exceptional senior clerk in the industry’, who is ably assisted by first junior Michael Lay and second junior Daniel Barnett; ‘they bend over backwards to help, providing a service that is second to none and outshine all other clerking teams.’ Offices in: London

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 Timothy Bishop QC photo Timothy Bishop QC
 Bruce Blair QC photo Bruce Blair QC
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 Nicholas Carden  photo Nicholas Carden
 Rebecca Carew Pole  photo Rebecca Carew Pole
 Tom Carter  photo Tom Carter
 Katherine Cook  photo Katherine Cook
 Kyra Cornwall  photo Kyra Cornwall
 Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth QC photo Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth QC
 Katharine Davidson QC photo Katharine Davidson QC
 Nigel Dyer QC photo Nigel Dyer QC
 Nichola Jayne Gray  photo Nichola Jayne Gray
 Eleanor Harris  photo Eleanor Harris
 Ann Hussey QC photo Ann Hussey QC
 Madhavi Kabra  photo Madhavi Kabra
 Christian Edward Mackenzie Kenny  photo Christian Edward Mackenzie Kenny
 Geoffrey Kingscote  photo Geoffrey Kingscote
 Valentine Le Grice QC photo Valentine Le Grice QC
 Lily Mottahedan  photo Lily Mottahedan
 Rachel Platts  photo Rachel Platts
 Martin Pointer QC photo Martin Pointer QC
 Richard Sear  photo Richard Sear
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 Rachel Spicer  photo Rachel Spicer
 Amelia Sugden  photo Amelia Sugden
 Emma Sumner  photo Emma Sumner
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 Nicholas Wilkinson  photo Nicholas Wilkinson
 John Wilson QC photo John Wilson QC
 Christopher Wood  photo Christopher Wood
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