Set Profile > Maitland Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC
Maitland Chambers
7 STONE BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SZ
England

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Leading Juniors

Nigel Thomas - Maitland ChambersA master of his craft, his knowledge is encyclopaedic. He is impressive on his feet and has a good presentation and delivery.
Ranked: Tier 1

Charities Tier 2

Maitland Chambers has 'real strength and depth in the sector and is highly user-friendly.' As a result,  it is one of the leading sets for work involving charities with members regularly appearing in the Chancery Division and the appellate courts including all the way up to the Supreme Court on issues affecting charities. Recent highlights include Christopher H McCall QC acting on behalf of the Charity Commission in a five-day High Court hearing about whether various NHS Foundation Trusts had charitable status (Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Derby City Council). 'StandoutMatthew Smith and 'thorough, logical' Andrew Westwood are the juniors of note at the set.

Leading Silks

Christopher H McCall QC - Maitland ChambersExtremely bright. Maintains his reputation as a highly respected statesman of the charity law Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Matthew Smith - Maitland ChambersFrankly one of the most experienced and astute in the field of charity law; especially well versed in tribunal and court proceedings, with enough cases under his belt to be able to speak with real authority on law and process.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Westwood - Maitland ChambersIs thorough, logical, measured and persuasive. He had a fantastic manner with our client: he is calm and reassuring and very good at explaining both procedural and substantive matters.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation Tier 2

Maitland Chambers is a 'fabulous set' with 'a raft of excellent Counsel at all levels, but particularly mid to senior juniors'. Clients have appreciated how the chambers is 'good at keeping in touch with their instructing solicitors and they run a very good seminar (now webinar) programme' and overall 'the set has been fantastic, even during Covid'. Key cases include United Company Rusal PLC v Crispian Investments Limited and Whiteleave Holdings Limited in which a team of five members, including Christopher Pymont QC, David Mumford QC and Waston Pringle are representing United Company Rusal. Pymont is also leading Benjamin John in Tugushev v Orlov.

Rising stars

James Kinman - Maitland ChambersReally intelligent, calm under pressure, hard working, commercial, and always on top of the detail.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersFierce at cross examination with an ability to destroy expert and factual witnesses alike, sometimes without them even knowing it - a joy to behold.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersPhenonemal with the detail and his knowledge of the law, and an encyclopedia on injunctions.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersHighly recommended for commercial litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersAmazing advocate - can change the weather in a hearing.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Ayres QC - Maitland ChambersExtremely eloquent and one of the best advocates I've seen.
Ranked: Tier 5
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersExtremely clever giving him the ability to pull testing issues apart easily - he offers clear, succinct, pragmatic advice. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Ranked: Tier 5
Edmund Cullen QC - Maitland ChambersA notable practitioner.
Ranked: Tier 6
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersA highly cerebral, thoughtful advisor, and a real asset on any team.
Ranked: Tier 6
Andrew Twigger QC - Maitland ChambersUndoubtedly one of the top silks for commercial disputes - he is charming, forensic and brilliant in Court, and Judges trust his calm and measured advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Benjamin John - Maitland ChambersThorough and detailed in approach; intellectually rigorous and gets to grips with the detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersA brilliant mind, very thorough, fantastic advocate, personable and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivier Kalfon - Maitland ChambersA real pleasure to work with and refreshingly straight-forward and fuss-free in his approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laurie Scher - Maitland ChambersExceptionally intelligent with a real hunger and passion to do his best for clients - he is clear and honest in his advice, and not afraid to tell the client how it is.
Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas Munby - Maitland Chambers ‘Very smart and his written work is excellent, he is excellent on his feet, and often outperforms more senior advocates.

Ranked: Tier 5
Watson Pringle - Maitland ChambersAn excellent commercial barrister, who works hard, displays sound judgment and always delivers. He can always be relied upon to produce top quality work.
Ranked: Tier 5

Fraud: civil Tier 2

Maitland Chambers is 'one of the strongest commercial/Chancery sets, with substantial strength in depth'. For civil fraud work, the 'silks are leaders in their field and the juniors are also brilliant'. David Mumford QC has made a strong name for himself in this area and is part of a team, including Thomas Munby, that is representing the State of Qatar in State of Qatar v Banque Havilland. Other key cases include Convoy Collateral v Broad Idea, in which Richard Morgan QC is representing the BVI respondent, while Thomas Grant QC and Munby are representing the claimants in Adlesee ve Dentons LLP. In recent news, Siward Atkins took silk in March 2020.

Leading Silks

Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersOne of the top Chancery and fraud silks in the country.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersVery clever and hard working - covers all bases and ensures all cases are extremely well-prepared before trial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersSimply brilliant - he understood the client immediately and gave clear and practical advice from the outset.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Siward Atkins QC - Maitland ChambersHe is a consummate team player, and is flexible in his approach, very prepared to engage in debate and consider other points of view.

Leading Juniors

Benjamin John - Maitland ChambersVery clever and diligent - approachable and works well with different members of the team and of differing seniorities and experience.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Munby - Maitland ChambersA pleasure to deal with and a key member of the team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Watson Pringle - Maitland ChambersA most accomplished advocate who combines brains with astute judgement - a really safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 3

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Edmund Cullen QC - Maitland ChambersA superb barrister and a notable practitioner in this field. Great expertise and experience.
Ranked: Tier 2

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Michael Gibbon QC - Maitland ChambersAble to get to the heart of a case and focus upon key issues.
Ranked: Tier 2

Insolvency Tier 3

Insolvency and restructuring are key areas for members of Maitland Chambers, who handle both litigation and advisory work. Catherine Newman QC is often instructed on insolvency matters with offshore elements, recently representing the liquidator of a Japanese company and its trustee in bankruptcy in Sigma v Seto, a case seeking to identify and recover assets in jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands and Jersey. Catherine Joanne Addy QC is another insolvency powerhouse in the set, and is currently advising the administrators in Re Lehman Bros International (Europe), (in administration): Lomas & Ors v HMRC, in relation to an application concerning distributions to be made to creditors. Olivier Kalfon is a senior junior with an insolvency practice heavily weighted towards international work involving the Cayman Islands and BVI.

Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA leader in the insolvency field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersA go-to insolvency silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gregory Banner QC - Maitland ChambersA responsive silk who has an easy client-friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 5
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersAn experienced insolvency silk.
Ranked: Tier 5
Michael Gibbon QC - Maitland ChambersShows a good knowledge of case law and ability to research a somewhat novel area of law and provide constructive and authoritative advice.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Olivier Kalfon - Maitland ChambersIncredibly easy to work with while being very intelligent and effective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersA go-to junior willing to get into the details and who understands wide ranging, complex disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Smith - Maitland ChambersHe is very engaging and knows his subject very well.
Ranked: Tier 5
Tim Calland - Maitland ChambersSignificant, appropriate expertise and exceptional client skills.
Ranked: Tier 5

Pensions

Leading Juniors

James Clifford - Maitland ChambersAn impressive and formidable knowledge of pensions law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional negligence

Leading Silks

Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersHe is a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Offshore Tier 3

Maitland Chambers' members work with top offshore firms, providing both advocacy in the Caribbean and advising on complex Channel Islands cases. Richard Morgan QC represents the conflict director of the Infrastructure Growth Capital Fund in the Caymanian litigation concerning the collapse of Abraaj Group. Among the set's juniors, Thomas Fletcher was involved for Investec in the Tchenguiz litigation with issues concerning insolvent Guernsey trusts, and Andrew Westwood in the Eurochem v Rogalskiy Privy Council appealing concerning alleged bribes.

Leading Silks

Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersHe is a highly regarded silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersAn exceptional lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersAn amazing advocate who can change the weather in a hearing.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Thomas Fletcher - Maitland ChambersA standout junior who works in a collaborative manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Westwood - Maitland ChambersThorough, logical, measured and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Kalfon - Maitland ChambersHas all the qualities of an excellent silk while only being a junior.
Ranked: Tier 3

Private client: trusts and probate Tier 3

Members of Maitland Chambers are frequently involved in leading trust and estate cases particularly those with tax, company and civil fraud elements. Various members of the set are also qualified and regularly appear in the courts of a number of offshore jurisdictions. Christopher H McCall QC has been busy advising on numerous cases involving the reorganisation of substantial family trusts and on trust disputes. A 'highly effective advocate', Oliver Phillips climbs this year's rankings.

Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA very clever silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher McCall QC - Maitland ChambersAn immensely experienced silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersOne of the leading silks at the Chancery Bar.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Thomas Fletcher - Maitland ChambersA hardworking junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Oliver Phillips - Maitland ChambersA very diligent junior.
Ranked: Tier 4

Property litigation Tier 3

Clients of Maitland Chambers note its ‘very good reputation’ and praise it as ‘among the stronger property sets’. The set excels on a number of fronts including commercial property, development of land and insolvency-related disputes, possession hearings, as well as landlord and tenant litigation. A standout instruction from the recent workload saw John McGhee QC appear in Generator Development v Lidl, a Court of Appeal matter in which it was argued that, owing to a joint venture, a property company should own an equitable interest in land acquired for development by the well-known supermarket. In another highlight, Richard Fowler was engaged for Holyoake v Candy and others, a high-value Chancery Division claim in which the claimants sought damages for fraud and intimidation as a result of a failed luxury property development in London.

Leading Silks

John McGhee QC - Maitland ChambersExcels in respect of major development disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edwin Johnson QC - Maitland ChambersVastly experienced in development disputes, easements and restrictive covenants.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersWell-versed in proprietary estoppel, restrictive covenants and break clauses.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Walker QC - Maitland ChambersBrings company, commercial and professional negligence expertise to property disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Michael Pryor - Maitland ChambersSignificant, appropriate expertise and exceptional client skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Calland - Maitland ChambersExceptional client skills and relevant expertise in the field of property litigation.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Hanham - Maitland ChambersRecommended for development, sale of land, mortgage and rent review disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Fowler - Maitland ChambersHe has the ability to pull the strands of a case together.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laurie Scher - Maitland ChambersWith a quick intelligent mind, the market has only good things to say about and this fearsome advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Smith - Maitland ChambersHighly recommended, a fierce opponent.
Ranked: Tier 4

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 4

Maitland Chambers offers a selection of 'extremely hardworking and excellent barristers' who are 'very easy to work with and pragmatic'. Well known for its expertise in areas such as Chancery and fraud, several members are also highly active on the banking front. Notable case highlights include Red Kite Management Limited  v Barclays Bank plc in which Catherine Newman QC and Alec McCluskey represented the hedge fund, Red Kite. Members are also experienced in banking disputes with a property or offshore element.

Leading Silks

Andrew Ayres QC-Maitland Chambers 'Very precise in his written work and works well with the team.'

Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA strong leader and strategist.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Alec McCluskey - Maitland ChambersBrilliantly clever, personable and fantastic on his feet - he is excellent with lay clients and puts them at their ease.
Ranked: Tier 3

Mediators Tier 4

Beverley Vara - Maitland Chambers  Beverley Vara at Maitland Chambers has developed a robust mediation practice since leaving Allen & Overy LLP, where she was a litigation partner, in 2013. Vara mediates all types of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on property; she also accepts mediation appointments in relation to banking and finance, commercial contracts, professional negligence, and construction and engineering.

Company and partnership

A capable set of experts in company and partnership matters, Maitland Chambers' barristers continue to handle high-profile shareholder and offshore company disputes, in litigation and at arbitration. A key specialty, partnership instructions include disputes for professional firms and high-value family partnerships. A seasoned advocate, Catherine Newman QC represented the principal individual respondent in Destiny Investments Limited and Others v TH Holdings and Others, a £500m minority shareholders' petition. In Re Sprintroom; Potamianos v Prescott, Rebecca Page appeared unled before the Court of Appeal, representing an appellant in a case involving unfair prejudice claims.

Company - Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersGets to the heart of things quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersWell ordered, old-school court style goes down well with judges - taken seriously and trusted.
Ranked: Tier 2
Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersShe gives advice that is concise, clear and commercial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersA very good advocate for company matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Parker QC - Maitland ChambersA strong work ethic combined with an incredible intellect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gregory Banner QC - Maitland ChambersQuick to see the issues and work to an innovative and clever approach.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Gibbon QC - Maitland ChambersHas the ability to get to the heart of a case and focus upon key issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersHe offers clear, succinct, pragmatic advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersHighly cerebral, thoughtful advisor. A real asset on any team.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rebecca Stubbs QC - Maitland ChambersA really good company law barrister.
Ranked: Tier 4

Partnership - Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersGets to the heart of things quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Ayres QC - Maitland ChambersA delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Amanda Tipples QC - Maitland ChambersShe provides great direction on cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company - Leading juniors

Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersA brilliant mind, very thorough, fantastic advocate, personable and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin John - Maitland ChambersVery clever and diligent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Munby - Maitland ChambersHe is excellent on his feet and often out performs more senior advocates.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rosanna Foskett - Maitland ChambersShe is brilliant at getting to grips with the complexities of cases and presenting them lucidly and attractively.
Ranked: Tier 5

Set overviews: England and Wales

Maitland Chambers is well-respected for a range of Chancery work, covering traditional trusts and probate work, often with charity law and offshore elements, as well commercial litigation. Sir Nicholas Platten joined as a door tenant after his retirement from the Court of Appeal; moving in the other direction Amanda Tipples QC was appointed to the Chancery Division bench in December 2019. Siward Atkins QC is a 2020 silk. 

Testimonials

Clerks:

All clerks I deal with are very approachable and deal with matters swiftly and efficiently, particularly Robert Penson, Danny Wilkinson and Jason Windle who are all extremely helpful.

Brilliant clerks. Rob Penson is my favourite clerk in all of London.

Rob Penson – great guy. Good at sourcing counsel based on expertise and if we have to attend “x” hearing in “y timeframe” with a range of costs. The clerks have been exceptionally helpful and willing to accommodate.

Excellent clerks room. John Wiggs runs a tight ship. Jason Windle and Danny Wilkinson are always available and get results when needed.

Excellent service, in particular from John Wiggs and Danny Wilkinson. Excellent traditional clerking.

I generally liaise with Danny Wilkinson and have found him to be very helpful and quick to respond.

I have always found the clerks there are helpful and friendly.

Rob Penson and Danny Wilkinson are particularly helpful, as is Sam Dempsey.

Sam Dempsey is proactive and highly engaged, prompting solicitors for input where needed.

Set is great including the clerks who have been ever so efficient and polite. Fab crew.

The clerking is excellent and consistent which is important and no doubt in large part due to John Wiggs.

The clerks are helpful and friendly and prepared to go that bit further to deal with any issues. Oliver Thorpe and Rob Penson are particularly responsive and commercial.

The clerks have always been very helpful, on occasions making sure calls are returned at short notice when there has been urgent matters to deal with.

The clerks have been exceptionally helpful and willing to accommodate. I dealt with Robert Penson who was always on hand and pulled everything together.

The clerks have been well organised and easy to contact and deal with.

The clerks room service is excellent. Danny Wilkinson in particular is very approachable, commercial and easy to deal with. But the whole clerking team are excellent – no request too small or great!

The clerks with whom I have dealt have been professional and competent.

The deputy senior clerk, Rob Penson, is excellent at relationship building, getting added value like training provided and generally ensuring the smooth running of instructions and briefs.

Very sensible and helpful clerking. Commercial on pricing work and hyper-responsive.

Set:

Chambers has significant strength in depth ranging from Amanda Hadkiss and Maxim Cardew at the junior end, through Alec McCluskey to Tom Grant QC. I have not had any issues of availability, and members of chambers, and clerks, visit Cardiff (where I am based) to deliver training sessions and build the relationship.

Extremely hardworking and excellent barristers. Generally very easy to work with and pragmatic.

I have attended charity focused training at Maitland Chambers, which was interesting and practical. The set’s charity expertise is impressive – we have also previously engaged Christopher McCall QC who assisted us with interpreting a grant agreement in the context of an arbitration.

Maitland are one of my favourite sets. Excellent barristers of unrivalled quality. They are user friendly and happy to work as part of a team with the solicitors (as opposed to promoting an artificial separation and distance between counsel and solicitors).

Maitland are one of my go to chambers and the quality of work I receive is always excellent. Great strength in depth and quality throughout.

Maitland Chambers has an excellent array of silks and juniors. Chris Pymont QC as the head of chambers is a delight to work with and Tom Fletcher as a junior is incredibly knowledgeable.

Maitland Chambers is one of the strongest commercial/chancery sets with substantial strength in depth. Their silks are leaders in their field, and the juniors are also brilliant.

Maitland has an incredibly impressive team of commercial litigation barristers at all levels of experience, with one of the best-run clerking teams at the Bar.

Maitland have a raft of excellent Counsel at all levels but particularly mid to senior juniors. Chambers is good at keeping in touch with their instructing solicitors and they run a very good seminar (now webinar) programme with content that is very often presented in a far more interesting and accessible way than many other chambers/barristers.

My go to set. I have been using Maitland since 2004. Great Counsel, fantastic set of clerks, solid client service, good training programmes and recent great adaption to zoom training during covid.

My preferred set as they are of sufficient size to have barristers with expertise to cover most issues.

One of the few genuinely committed to the not for profit sector, with class and experience at all levels.

One of the foremost Commercial and Chancery sets in the country with an unrivalled reputation

The set has been fantastic even during Covid – the set has been able to produce some fabulous interesting webinars to keep us all updated. Well done to them.

They are a good chambers to deal with – they are a quality set with a good reputation, assisted in charity law terms by its association with Christopher McCall QC, who maintains his reputation as a highly respected elder statesman of the charity law bar.

We have instructed a number of barristers from Maitland over the years, ranging from new juniors to QCs. I have always found the set to be responsive, incisive, commercial and able to get to grips with matters quickly.

 

Maitland Chambers is ranked as a pre-eminent commercial Chancery barristers’ chambers in the UK. With 24 Silks and 46 juniors, its reputation for excellence and the high calibre of its barristers extends throughout the commercial and Chancery spheres.

The set: Maitland Chambers handles a very wide range of cases from major litigation involving multinational companies to property disputes in the county courts. Much of its work is done in London, although it frequently advises and appears for clients in other parts of the UK and overseas. Many of its barristers are full members of overseas Bars, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cyprus, the Channel Islands and the US. Its barristers sit as arbitrators (in arbitrations involving both domestic and international subject-matter) and are instructed as mediators and legal assessors. The size and breadth of chambers expertise means that it can provide teams of barristers to deal rapidly and thoroughly with complex cases that raise a broad range of issues. Its barristers and staff are committed to providing exceptional service and its barristers are committed to giving advice and representation at a level that is recognised in the directories and by clients, year after year, for its exceptional quality, comprehensiveness and practicality.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and financial disputes: supply/purchase of investment services and products; regulatory and enforcement issues; the operation of unauthorised collective investment schemes; compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.

Charities: across the NGO sector, registration of innovative charitable objects, resolving issues as to tax liabilities and fundraising, and helping charities seeking schemes to enhance or modernise their workings.

Commercial law and contractual disputes: private equity, funds and investment management; real estate; oil and gas; telecommunications, media and technology; transport and logistics; sale of goods transactions; large-scale, multi-party litigation having as its subject-matter for example investment schemes, business sales and joint ventures.

Company: directors’ duties; shareholder disputes; takeovers, M&As; corporate reconstructions; loan capital and banking securities; schemes of arrangement and reductions of capital; insurance schemes.

Fraud and asset recovery: freezing and search order relief, through to trial and the tracing and recovery of assets in the UK and internationally. Civil claims based on dishonesty; asset recovery.

Insolvency and restructuring: corporate and personal insolvency, including international and cross-border insolvency.

Intellectual property, media and entertainment: licensing and contractual disputes and issues arising out of co-productions and joint ventures and grants of media and broadcasting rights; intellectual property rights.

International and offshore: corporate and contentious trusts and taxation advice; international commercial litigation and arbitration, in local overseas jurisdictions and in the Privy Council.

Partnership and LLPs: partnership accounts disputes and restrictive covenants; the formation, terms, operation and dissolution of partnerships; fiduciary and other partnership duties; liability to third parties; the winding-up of partnerships; unfair prejudice; insolvent partnerships and insolvent/bankrupt partners.

Pensions: occupational and personal pension schemes and other pension arrangements.

Professional negligence: claims against accountants and auditors, other financial professionals and intermediaries; architecture and building design, art valuation, estate agency, commercial agency, IT consultancy, corporate and personal taxation, and pension fund valuation.

Real estate: residential and commercial landlord and tenant; land purchase, development and adverse rights and remedies; land registration; lending transactions and security; professional negligence; mines, minerals, natural resources; energy, telecommunications and utilities; rural land use; joint venture and fiduciary disputes.

Trusts and settlements: foreign trustees and trusteeship; variation of trusts; duties and potential liabilities of trustees of potentially insolvent estates.

Wills, estates and family provision: advice, drafting and representation in relation to wills, probate and estates matters.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Richard Khaldi
Senior Clerk John Wiggs
Members of Chambers PYMONT QC, Christopher (1979)
Members of Chambers McCALL QC, Christopher (1966)
Members of Chambers NEWMAN QC, Catherine (1979)
Members of Chambers CUNNINGHAM QC, Mark (1980)
Members of Chambers McGHEE QC, John (1984)
Members of Chambers COLLINGS QC, Matthew (1985)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON QC, Edwin (1987)
Members of Chambers PARKER QC, Christopher R (1984)
Members of Chambers CHAMBERS QC, Dominic (1987)
Members of Chambers PEACOCK QC, Nicholas (1989)
Members of Chambers MORGAN QC, Richard (1988)
Members of Chambers WALKER QC, Andrew (1991)
Members of Chambers GIBBON QC, Michael (1993)
Members of Chambers TWIGGER QC, Andrew (1994)
Members of Chambers CULLEN QC, Edmund (1990)
Members of Chambers STUBBS QC, Rebecca (1994)
Members of Chambers DUTTON QC, Timothy (1985)
Members of Chambers GRANT QC, Thomas (1993)
Members of Chambers ALDRIDGE QC, James (1994)
Members of Chambers MUMFORD QC, David (2000)
Members of Chambers ADDY QC, Catherine (1998)
Members of Chambers BANNER QC, Gregory (1988)
Members of Chambers HAYMAN QC, George (1998)
Members of Chambers ATKINS QC, Siward (1995)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Nigel (1976)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Timothy (1979)
Members of Chambers HARRY, Timothy (1983)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Philomena (1985)
Members of Chambers PRYOR, Michael (1992)
Members of Chambers WESTWOOD, Andrew (1994)
Members of Chambers HANHAM, James (1996)
Members of Chambers CLARKE, Paul (1997)
Members of Chambers CALLAND, Tim (1999)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Matthew (2001)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Adam (2001)
Members of Chambers PAGE, Rebecca (2001)
Members of Chambers JOHN, Benjamin (2002)
Members of Chambers FOWLER, Richard (2003)
Members of Chambers KALFON, Olivier (2003)
Members of Chambers MCCLUSKEY, Alec (2005)
Members of Chambers DEWAR, Fiona (2005)
Members of Chambers PRINGLE, Watson (2005)
Members of Chambers MUNBY. Thomas (2006)
Members of Chambers ALLCOCK, Jonathan (2007)
Members of Chambers FOSKETT, Rosanna (2008)
Members of Chambers SCHER, Laurie (2008)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Caley (2008)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS, Oliver (2009)
Members of Chambers BALLANCE, James (2009)
Members of Chambers FLETCHER, Thomas (2009)
Members of Chambers JHITTAY, Narinder (2010)
Members of Chambers ILETT, Hannah (2011)
Members of Chambers PERSELLI, Francesca (2011)
Members of Chambers MCCOMBE, Duncan (2012)
Members of Chambers CARDEW, Maxim (2012)
Members of Chambers PAGE, Rowena (2012)
Members of Chambers BROCK, Laurie (2013)
Members of Chambers KINMAN, James (2013)
Members of Chambers MCNICHOLAS, Gabriella (2013)
Members of Chambers GRANGER, Edward (2013)
Members of Chambers MEULI, Edward (2014)
Members of Chambers HADKISS, Amanda (2014)
Members of Chambers LOVEDAY, Ted (2016)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Ryan (2017)
Members of Chambers MCLEOD, Andrew (2017)
Members of Chambers GAILEY, Emily (2017)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL, James (2018)
Members of Chambers KING, Charles (2019)
Members of Chambers BUNTING, Joseph (2019)
Members of Chambers ARMITAGE, Edward (2019)
Associate Member NESBITT QC, Simon (1996)
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 Michael Gibbon QC photo Michael Gibbon QC
 Paul Girolami QC photo Paul Girolami QC Paul is a deputy High Court judge and his practice includes: Chancery…
 Edward Granger  photo Edward Granger Barrister specialising in commercial chancery litigation.
 Thomas Grant QC photo Thomas Grant QC Barrister specialising in commercial chancery, professional negligence and real estate litigation. Recently…
 Amanda Hadkiss  photo Amanda Hadkiss Barrister specialising in most areas of commercial and Chancery litigation.
The Hon James Charles Ferguson Hanham  photo The Hon James Charles Ferguson Hanham Real estate litigation and advice (including property related professional negligence and insolvency).
 Philomena Harrison  photo Philomena Harrison Barrister specialising in property and property-related litigation; all aspects of real property…
 George Hayman QC photo George Hayman QC Barrister specialising in chancery commercial disputes, in particular commercial fraud, asset tracing,…
 Hannah Ilett  photo Hannah Ilett Hannah is developing a broad commercial chancery practice encompassing litigation and advisory…
 Narinder Jhittay  photo Narinder Jhittay Narinder has a broad commercial chancery practice (encompassing litigation, arbitration and advisory…
 Benjamin John  photo Benjamin John All aspects of commercial and commercial chancery litigation and arbitration, including general…
 Edwin Johnson QC photo Edwin Johnson QC Edwin was called to the Bar in 1987 and joined 9 Old…
 Olivier Kalfon  photo Olivier Kalfon Barrister specialising in commercial chancery litigation with a strong emphasis on business disputes…
 James Kinman  photo James Kinman Barrister specialising in chancery and commercial chancery litigation.
 Christopher H McCall QC photo Christopher H McCall QC Barrister practising at the Chancery Bar, specialising in trusts; charity.
 Alec McCluskey  photo Alec McCluskey Practice spans the whole range of commercial and chancery work, with a…
 Duncan McCombe  photo Duncan McCombe Barrister specialising in commercial and commercial chancery disputes. Duncan appeared in the…
 John McGhee QC photo John McGhee QC John McGhee has wide experience in a broad range of chancery and…
 Andrew McLeod  photo Andrew McLeod Barrister specialising in commercial and commercial chancery litigation, arbitration and advisory work.…
 Edward Meuli  photo Edward Meuli Barrister specialising in all areas of Chancery and commercial litigation.
 Richard Morgan QC photo Richard Morgan QC QC specialising in civil fraud and jurisdiction issues, insolvency, Chancery and commercial…
 David Mumford QC photo David Mumford QC Barrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, including business agreements and general…
 Thomas Munby  photo Thomas Munby Commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer, with a strong Chancery background. Best known…
 Simon Nesbitt QC photo Simon Nesbitt QC Simon Nesbitt practises in the field of international arbitration. He accepts appointments…
 Catherine Newman QC photo Catherine Newman QC Barrister specialising in trial and appellate advocacy in Chancery, Commercial and offshore…
 Rebecca Page  photo Rebecca Page Barrister specialising in Commercial / Chancery litigation with an emphasis on Insolvency…
 Christopher Parker QC photo Christopher Parker QC Chris specialises in commercial chancery and business disputes with a particular emphasis…
 Nicholas Peacock QC photo Nicholas Peacock QC A) Financial services: he has acted for the financial services authority involving…
 Oliver Phillips  photo Oliver Phillips Barrister specialising in commercial, chancery, company, property, insolvency litigation and advisory work,…
 Waston Pringle  photo Waston Pringle Barrister specialising in commercial and civil fraud litigation with a particular emphasis…
 Michael Pryor  photo Michael Pryor Barrister specialising in property and general commercial chancery litigation, including real property…
 Christopher Pymont QC photo Christopher Pymont QC Barrister specialising in commercial Chancery, property (especially landlord and tenant), professional negligence,…
 Laurie Scher  photo Laurie Scher Specialises in many areas of business and property litigation. His recent workload…
 Matthew Smith  photo Matthew Smith Barrister specializing in commercial chancery litigation, including company and insolvency questions, contractual…
 Adam Smith  photo Adam Smith Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial Chancery work, with particular experience…
 Rebecca Stubbs QC photo Rebecca Stubbs QC Barrister specialising in company law, insolvency and corporate reconstruction and financial services.
 Nigel Thomas  photo Nigel Thomas Barrister specialising in general Chancery, property and property litigation, agriculture, land law,…
 Amanda Tipples QC photo Amanda Tipples QC Barrister experienced in general Chancery and Commercial litigation.  Areas of specialisation include…
 Ryan Turner  photo Ryan Turner Barrister specialising in commercial chancery and general commercial litigation with a particular…
 Andrew Twigger QC  photo Andrew Twigger QC Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, with a particular interest in…
 Beverley Vara  photo Beverley Vara Experienced mediator who has successfully mediated a wide range of commercial disputes…
 Andrew Walker QC photo Andrew Walker QC Andrew is a real estate and commercial chancery specialist.  His practice focuses…
 Andrew Westwood  photo Andrew Westwood Barrister specialising in commercial and Chancery, including company law, insolvency and charities;…
 Caley Wright  photo Caley Wright Barrister specialising in commercial chancery disputes with a particular emphasis on civil…