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

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London Bar > Charities Tier 2

Maitland Chambers stands out for its 'strength in depth', with a ‘decent pipeline of juniors as well as eminent seniors.’ Members are regularly instructed in the most high-profile charity law cases, and frequently appear in the Chancery Division as well as the Supreme Court. Recently Christopher McCall QC represented Oxfordshire County Council before the Supreme Court in an appeal concerning whether a title to land, which the Council was gifted for use as a school under the School Sites Act 1841, reverted back to the donor’s estate when the school ceased to operate from the gifted land; the Supreme Court allowed the appeal. Matthew Smith garners praise for his ‘pre-eminent experience in the Charity Tribunal and the Courts, so he provides advice that comes with an authority and insight that is reliable and can be deployed effectively'.

Leading Silks

Christopher McCall QC - Maitland ChambersHe is a statesman in charity law matters.
Ranked: Tier 1

2022 Silks

Andrew Westwood QC - Maitland ChambersAndrew has a great intellect and is very easy to work with. He has in-depth knowledge of the law and is an excellent advocate.

Leading Juniors

Matthew Smith - Maitland ChambersMatthew demonstrates excellent strategic and analytic thinking, and his advocacy is persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Maxim Cardew - Maitland ChambersMaxim is incredibly diligent and precise. His knowledge of charity law matters is formidable.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘It is a quality set with a good reputation.’

‘It is an excellent chambers with breadth of expertise in charity law.’

‘It is a very strong set with excellent expertise in charity law. ‘

‘It is a good chambers to deal with and one of the main ones which offers expertise in charity law’.

Clerking

Efficient, tactful and helpful.’

Responsive and helpful clerks, particularly Rio-Louise Sully.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 2

Maitland Chambers is 'a very good set with exceptional barristers' where the 'members are all formidable written and oral advocates with tremendous technical expertise'. A particular sweet spot is the overlap between big ticket commercial and chancery cases, including fraud, insolvency and offshore. Recent highlight matters include Tugushev v Orlov - in the words of Mrs Justice Carr 'a bitter and high-profile between two Russian businessmen in relation to the Norebo Group' - which is set for trial in 2022, with Christopher Pymont QC leading a five member team, including Benjamin John. Other highlight cases include Blue Power Group SARL v ENI Norge SA, where Andrew Twigger QC is leading for the claimant, and Melford Capital v Wingfield Digby, where Thomas Grant QC and Thomas Munby QC acted for the defendant.

Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QCMaitland Chambers 'Not afraid to mix it up, which is important in hard-fought litigation.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersThe complete barrister. Incredibly clever, responsive, a lateral thinker who understands the points that will play best with the Court, and a great strategist. He is a phenomenally hard worker and a fantastic team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersA very good advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersOne of the most tenacious and imaginative operators at the Bar. A go-to for clients in a tight spot, as he has performed miracles.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersA highly compelling advocate and brilliant with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersAn exceptionally measured and impressive advocate who commands the respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 5
Andrew Twigger QC - Maitland ChambersVery easy to deal with. Excellent with clients. A first-rate advocate - particularly at appellate level.
Ranked: Tier 5
Edmund Cullen QCMaitland ChambersEdmund has an outstanding intellect and excellent judgement. He is easy to work with, extremely responsive and brilliant in court.
Ranked: Tier 6

2022 Silks

Thomas Munby QC - Maitland ChambersExceptional on his feet. A really powerful advocate with an authority in court well beyond his year of call. His written work is excellent and his judgment is sound. All in all hugely impressive.

Leading Juniors

Benjamin John - Maitland ChambersHe is the whole package - very clever, excellent on paper and in oral advocacy, charming, good-humoured and client-friendly. A really superb barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersA sharp and analytical junior who is not afraid to get stuck into difficult drafting and advice issues. Very hard working and a real team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Olivier Kalfon - Maitland ChambersA sublime tactician. Very easy to work with and client-friendly. A truly modern practitioner of the Bar who is down to earth but with razor-sharp legal skills and subtle but deft advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Watson Pringle - Maitland ChambersWatson has an unerring ability to find the killer points and then deliver the winning blows. A top advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laurie Scher - Maitland ChambersExtremely hardworking, intelligent and sharp, Laurie is an innovative yet pragmatic thinker, which enables navigation of the most complex of issues without losing sight of commercial perspective.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rosanna Foskett - Maitland ChambersVery bright, commercially minded and extremely hard working. She is creative and will always go the extra mile for clients; she is absolutely a go-to commercial junior.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Maitland are my ‘go to’ set for general commercial litigation. I have used their silks and their senior juniors (as well as some junior juniors) throughout my career and the quality of advocate, and service generally, is hard to beat.’

‘Maitland is a pleasure to deal with. Whenever I recommend a barrister from Maitland to a client, I know that they will be absolutely first rate. ‘

‘The best set for complex commercial claims. Brilliant in civil fraud.’

‘Maitland’s client service is excellent and have really top-flight silks matched with great juniors.’

‘A top notch practice with a skilled and vastly experienced team always on stand-by to help with the most complex commercial disputes. The provision of in house training has been very helpful and well received. Counsel make themselves available and when that cannot be achieved, work as a team to bring in a replacement.’

Clerking

‘The clerks room is second to none. Responsive, commercial, good humoured and genuinely understand the cases and people they are dealing with. Danny Wilkinson is always available and a real star.’

London Bar > Company and partnership

On the company law side of Maitland Chambers’ 'simply outstanding' practice group, members handle the breadth of shareholder disputes, schemes of arrangement advice on the finer company law points of M&A deals. In an ongoing headline piece of litigation, David Mumford QC continues to act for Tesco in the defense of civil actions filed by various shareholders arising from a high-profile accounting imbroglio. The bulk of mandates for Catherine Addy QC concern unfair prejudice petitions, commonly incorporating Cayman and BVI jurisdictional elements. Certain barristers including Catherine Newman QC, Rosanna Foskett, Alec McCluskey and Matthew Collings act on a mix of company and partnership disputes arising from the asset management industry, while Oliver Phillips handles similar work in the insolvency space.

Company - Leading Silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersVery good cross-examiner with steely nerve in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Pymont QC - Maitland ChambersChristopher's courtroom skills are legendary.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersA dream to work with: hard working, responsive and alive to commercial considerations of lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersHe has real knowledge and expertise in shareholder disputes and Companies Court work. He can find novel winning arguments where necessary.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gregory Banner QC - Maitland ChambersA pleasure to work with; accessible, easy to use, quick to turn around work.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Gibbon QC - Maitland ChambersHe gets straight to the issue but has a deep understanding of the underlying commercial imperatives.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersA very forceful courtroom advocate, easily gains the confidence of the client, and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersExtremely calm and methodical in approach, David considers all aspects of a case at the outset.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Partnership - Leading silks

Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersVery good cross-examiner with steely nerve in court.
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Thomas Munby QC - Maitland ChambersKnows the law inside out and is most eloquent in front of the appellate courts.

Company - Leading Juniors

Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersAlways pleasure to work with, personable, unfazed by complex legal issues and a persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Rosanna Foskett - Maitland ChambersA very confident and astute junior.
Ranked: Tier 5
Alec McCluskey - Maitland ChambersGood on detail and on his feet, user friendly and explains things very clearly to clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

Stuffed full of talented barristers who are accessible and easy to engage with.

Quite simply outstanding.

A good commercial set with very bright people.

All round excellence from each member of chambers I have used.

A go-to set for commercial chancery work.

Clerking

Robert Penson is always quick to respond and will go out of his way to find a solution to any issue.

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 2

Maitland Chambers has an excellent reputation for civil fraud, built upon its impressive Chancery foundations. The talent is especially strong at the mid-career level, with several first rate junior and mid-level silks, backed up by an impressive roster of juniors. High profile cases include Addlesee v Dentons LLP, where Thomas Grant QC led Thomas Munby QC on behalf of the claimant group in a large group action before the Court of Appeal involving claims of  fraud, negligence and questions of legal professional privilege against the law firm over losses from a gold dust investment scheme. David Mumford QC is also building a superb reputation and is representing the defendant against freezing order proceedings in Convoy Collateral Ltd v Cho, with Richard Morgan QC on the opposing side. George Hayman QC and Benjamin John are on a team of five members representing Vitaly Orlov in Tugushev v Orlov and Others, the long-running saga concerning the ownership of fishing company Norebo.

Leading Silks

Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersHe is a phenomenally hard worker and a fantastic team player. Solicitors would instruct him on any major cross-border fraud case, particularly one with offshore elements.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersA very considered and knowledgeable silk who knows how to run and win complex cases at trial.
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersA powerful and persuasive advocate, and popular with clients, for whom he routinely goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 3
George Hayman QC - Maitland ChambersGeorge lives and breathes civil fraud. He has a phenomenal knowledge of the area, having been involved in most of the largest recent cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Siward Atkins QC - Maitland ChambersCommercially astute, he provides sound strategic advice and is able to think outside of the box. He is great with clients. Go to counsel for heavyweight disputes..

2022 Silks

Thomas Munby QC - Maitland ChambersHe is highly in demand having become a prominent figure in his field. Extremely bright, works brilliantly within a team. His advocacy is also first class.

Leading Juniors

Benjamin John - Maitland ChambersSimply one of the cleverest barristers. He's also great fun as part of a team. One of the best.
Ranked: Tier 1
Watson Pringle - Maitland ChambersRare talent for hunting down the dishonesty and fraud in even the most labyrinthine dispute. A disentangler of complex thickets par excellence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caley Wright - Maitland ChambersUnflappable: he resolves complicated issues with a calm and professional manner. Clients trust him with good reason.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Maitland are great to deal with. I have no hesitation in placing them right at the top of my list whenever I am looking for counsel.’

‘Maitland are an excellent chambers in civil fraud. ‘

‘Maitland remains a leading set for Chancery and commercial work. Barristers at all levels are able and great to work with.’

‘The set is brimming with the very best barristers – they are knowledgeable, hard-working and very experienced.’

‘Maitland Chambers are extremely capable and are my go to for assistance.

Clerking

‘Clerks are very responsive and commercial – Danny Wilkinson will do whatever can be done to get the job done.’

London Bar > Insolvency Tier 2

Maitland Chambers has continued to establish itself as a leading set for insolvencies and related matters, housing a mix of experienced juniors, highly-regarded silks and up-and-coming young barristers. Catherine Addy QC is representing Carillion, acting by the official receiver, in a high-profile case against the Financial Conduct Authority. Matthew Collings QC is acting for joint administrators Smith & Williamson in the notorious £237m London Capital & Finance insolvency. It was also another significant year for the chambers' juniors, with Oliver Phillips acting in the Motion Picture Capital Ltd v Clarance bankruptcy proceedings, and Rosanna Foskett advising in ongoing Lehmann Brothers fallout cases, as well as being sole counsel to various entities in the CPBE Group in a dispute against a a doctor over the private equity house’s investment in a UK fertility clinic.

Leading Silks

Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersUndoubtedly someone to have on your side in any complex insolvency case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA very good cross-examiner with steely nerve in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Collings QC - Maitland ChambersOne of the most tenacious and imaginative operators.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Gibbon QC - Maitland ChambersIntellectually sharp, calm, hardworking, commercial, a delight to work with, invariably adds a new worthwhile dimension to any topic instructed on.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Olivier Kalfon - Maitland ChambersOlivier is thorough and has an exceptional understanding of insolvency law and practice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Page - Maitland ChambersShe has a fantastic ability to simultaneously grasp all the detail whilst being able to step back, see the bigger picture and advise on strategy more broadly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rosanna Foskett - Maitland ChambersShe provides practical and high quality advice and is clearly trusted by leading counsel in complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Calland - Maitland ChambersCalm, caring and happy to deal with any difficult situation even when tight for time.
Ranked: Tier 5
Maxim Cardew - Maitland ChambersMaxim has demonstrated the ability to pick up complex instructions and analyse very significant volumes of evidence in a short space of time.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rowena Page - Maitland ChambersShe combines her excellent technical knowledge and unflappable manner with superb tactical and advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Phillips - Maitland ChambersAn impressive and responsive advocate with great intellect.
Ranked: Tier 5
Matthew Smith - Maitland ChambersExcellent technical knowledge, commercial experience and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

Maitland has become my default set for both straightforward and highly complex advice and applications.

We do an increasing amount of work with Maitland and find them to be of consistent quality and highly responsive.

Excellent strength in depth.

I always know that when I work with Maitland the technical quality of the advice will be of market leading standard.

Maitland is a premier set and I thoroughly enjoy working with their counsel and clerks.

Clerking

The clerks give us a first class service, special mention for the wonderful Danny Wilkinson.

London Bar > Offshore Tier 3

With long-standing experience in litigation and advisory work that covers the business, financial and property sectors, Maitland Chambers has developed notable strength in offshore jurisdictions at both silk and junior level. A recent highlight at chambers has seen Richard Morgan QC representing Broad Idea International against Convoy Collateral in an expedited Privy Council appeal concerning the court’s power to grant freezing injunctions against third parties and in support of foreign proceedings. Thomas Fletcher has been acting in Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd v Glenalla Properties Ltd – another Guernsey case in the Tchenguiz saga – in further Guernsey and Privy Council proceedings, while Andrew Westwood QC continues to have a diverse practice in various jurisdictions including the BVI, Cayman Islands and Guernsey.

Leading Silks

Richard Morgan QC - Maitland ChambersA great first choice for a range of BVI work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Newman QC - Maitland ChambersA very good cross-examiner with steely nerve in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Mumford QC - Maitland ChambersAn incredibly knowledgeable team player, he rolls up his sleeves to get into the meat and details and leads from the front.
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Andrew Westwood QC - Maitland ChambersVery reliable, excellent lawyer and takes a practical and sensible approach.

Leading Juniors

Thomas Fletcher - Maitland ChambersAn extremely knowledgeable, conscientious and intelligent junior whose command of his area of expertise is always apparent from the clear and focussed advice that he gives.
Ranked: Tier 1
Olivier Kalfon – Maitland ChambersA truly modern practitioner of the bar who is down to earth but with razor sharp legal skills and subtle but deft advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

One of the best sets for BVI work. Excellent strength in depth.

Maitland chambers are extremely capable and are my go to for assistance.

Broadly a strong set for chancery commercial and offshore work, with many good quality counsel at all levels.

A great set with a good range of excellent barristers at all levels.

They know the offshore legal industry very well and they are regularly big players in this area.

Clerking

The clerking is excellent and they genuinely understand the nuances of disputes being run in this jurisdiction and do not seek to shoehorn everything into the English approach.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate Tier 3

Maitland Chambers is an ‘excellent’ set, members of which are regularly involved in a broad array of trust and estate cases especially those with a tax, company or civil fraud component. It has a number of skilled practitioners who frequently appear in the courts of a number of offshore jurisdictions. At a senior level Christopher McCall and Catherine Newman QC are highly accomplished and at the junior end  the 'incredibly committed' Thomas Fletcher ascended the junior rankings.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher McCall QC - Maitland ChambersHe has an outstanding depth of knowledge on issues of trust law, very often spotting points that others miss and finding consensual resolutions to highly vexed family disputes. His advice tends to be highly practical. Rare amongst lawyers, he is highly numerate and able to assess quite complicated financial issues with acuity.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Thomas Fletcher - Maitland ChambersReally superb technically with fantastic knowledge of the area, very user-friendly and adaptable and always gives great advice. Always an asset on any matter.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

‘Maitland Chambers is extremely capable and is my ‘go to’ for assistance.’

‘Efficient and knowledgeable.’

Clerking

Perfectly effective and responsive.’

London Bar > Property litigation Tier 3

Maitland Chambers has an 'outstanding' offering across commercial and residential property litigation, handling cases ranging from residential enfranchisement to property investment disputes on behalf of private individuals and multinational companies. The set is particularly known for its capabilities in high-value cases. John McGhee QC has been involved in two high-profile cases, leading Tim Calland in 89 Holland Park Management Ltd v Hicks, in which he represented the successful appellant in a significant restrictive covenants case, as well as successfully representing the defendant in EMI Group Ltd v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd alongside Maxim Cardew, which was a high-value commercial lease dispute. The set has also seen an increase in telecoms work, with Christopher Pymont QC representing AP Wireless in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v Ashloch Limited  and AP Wireless II, a case relating to land rights under Part 4 of the Electronic Communications Code and the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act.

Leading Silks

John McGhee QC - Maitland ChambersJohn is probably one of the best property litigators at the Bar at the moment. Really clear and commercial advice. Strong on his feet and very user and client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Walker QC - Maitland ChambersAndrew is bright and has a clear analytical approach - clients respond well - he sets out their options clearly with good commercial advice. He works well with the instructing team and is very responsive. Persuasive advocate, doesn't waste time on the bad points.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersSuperb advocate - eloquent, persuasive, razor-sharp and in complete control of the court room. Clearly liked by judges. Clients love him - exactly who they want on their side.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Calland - Maitland ChambersTim is good at thinking around a problem and discussing tactics and commercial realities to formulate a strategy. He has a calm and authoritative manner with clients and can handle very difficult personalities with ease. Tim's written work is well crafted and succinct. Tim is excellent in court - up there with the best.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hanham - Maitland ChambersJames is very thorough and technically astute. His advocacy is brilliant and the best I've seen. James is also very approachable - you know you can pick up the phone and ask a question - as well as being very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Fowler - Maitland ChambersRichard is thorough and displays an empathy with clients seldom seen.
Ranked: Tier 4
Philomena Harrison - Maitland ChambersPhilomena is a pleasure to work with. She is calm, reassuring and extremely thorough in her preparation. She has taken the initiative in terms of liaising with other counsel and inventive in her thinking. She is responsive and has been extremely helpful.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laurie Scher - Maitland ChambersDetailed knowledge of property litigation and practice, very approachable and provides pragmatic solutions to client problems.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Smith - Maitland ChambersVery thoughtful, thorough and commercial and strategic in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

I have used a few barristers at Maitland over the 5 or so years I have worked with them and always been impressed. I think they have excellent strength in depth, counsel have always been available when needed (or shortly thereafter).

I really enjoy working with Maitland and have done throughout my career. All of the barristers are first rate and easy to deal with, as are the clerks.

Excellent set. My first choice. User friendly with a strong stable of counsel at all levels.

Maitland is quite simply outstanding. We work with all different levels of call and are never disappointed.

Clerking

The clerks give us a first class service. They are responsive and very user friendly. Special mention for the wonderful Danny Wilkinson.

We get a good service from the clerks, quick to respond, straight forward. Recently dealt with Jason Windle who was easy to deal with.

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 3

Beverley Vara – Maitland Chambers Beverley Vara at Maitland Chambers is 'great at absorbing all the key information, listens to all parties' concerns, and is very adept at helping negotiations to successful conclusions'. Vara has developed a successful mediation practice since transferring to the Bar in 2013 from Allen & Overy LLP, where she was real estate litigation head. A significant part of Vara’s mediation practice concerns property disputes, although she increasingly mediates a broader range of commercial matters.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

London Bar > Professional negligence

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Silks

Thomas Grant QC - Maitland ChambersAn excellent QC and valuable member of any team.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Alec McCluskey - Maitland ChambersA banking and finance expert with particular subject matter specialisms in retail and commercial mortgage litigation. Understands the interplay of risk and reputation management in litigation strategy. A superb advocate who is second to none in conference.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Agriculture

Maitland Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading sets at the English Bar practising primarily in the fields of business and property litigation. Its multi-disciplinary expertise across a broad range of both chancery and commercial disciplines has proved crucial to clients where cases span a number of areas, and provides an advantage in terms of the service offered when traditional specialisms overlap. Maitland Chambers is one of the largest commercial chancery sets, with over 60 members, including 24 silks.

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

Civil 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.

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.

Private client: foreign trustees and trusteeship; variation of trusts; duties and potential liabilities of trustees of potentially insolvent estates; advice, drafting and representation in relation to wills, probate and estates matters.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Clerk John Wiggs
Chambers Director Richard Khaldi
Head 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 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 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 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)
Members of Chambers LIVESEY, Edlyn (2020)
Members of Chambers FORSYTH, Rory (2020)
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Catherine Joanne Addy photo Catherine Joanne AddyAll types of chancery and commercial litigation including: banking and financial services,…
James Hugh Aldridge photo James Hugh AldridgeBarrister specialising in corporate/commercial litigation with an emphasis on contractual and fiduciary…
Jonathan Allcock  photo Jonathan Allcock Commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration, including in particular civil fraud, tracing…
Siward Atkins  photo Siward Atkins Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, involving any kind of dispute…
James Ballance  photo James Ballance James Ballance has a busy advocacy and advisory practice, encompassing a wide…
Gregory Banner photo Gregory BannerBarrister specialising in corporate, insolvency and commercial work and related areas, including…
Tim Calland photo Tim CallandTim has more than twenty years’ experience providing advice and advocacy across…
Maxim Cardew  photo Maxim Cardew Barrister specialising in chancery and commercial chancery litigation.
Dominic Chambers photo Dominic ChambersPrincipal area of practice is commercial law litigation and arbitration, including banking,…
Paul Clarke  photo Paul Clarke Barrister specialising in property litigation, landlord and tenant, and professional indemnity.
Matthew Collings photo Matthew CollingsOver 150 reported cases establish the breadth of Matthew’s expertise in his…
Edmund Cullen photo Edmund CullenHas broad expertise in chancery and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on…
Mark Cunningham photo Mark CunninghamLitigator specialising in: company/corporate insolvency (UKLI v Chohan [2013]; SBIS v Potiwal…
Fiona Dewar  photo Fiona Dewar Chancery, commercial, property, company and insolvency litigation.
Timothy C Dutton photo Timothy C DuttonBarrister and specialist in property-related litigation, with strong emphasis on landlord and…
Timothy Evans  photo Timothy Evans Barrister specialising in company and commercial litigation, including insolvency; professional negligence; pensions…
Thomas Fletcher  photo Thomas Fletcher Thomas Fletcher specialises in trusts law and related private client work, which…
Rory Forsyth  photo Rory Forsyth
Rosanna Foskett  photo Rosanna Foskett Commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration (domestic and international), including business agreements…
Richard Fowler  photo Richard Fowler Barrister specialising in commercial Chancery litigation, in particular contractual disputes, individual and…
Michael Gibbon photo Michael GibbonCommercial chancery practice, in particular for what is now the Department of…
Edward Granger  photo Edward Granger Barrister specialising in commercial chancery litigation.
Thomas Grant photo Thomas GrantBarrister specialising in commercial chancery, professional negligence and real estate litigation.
Amanda Hadkiss  photo Amanda Hadkiss Amanda specialises in commercial chancery litigation. She acts for corporate clients and…
James Charles Ferguson Hanham  photo James Charles Ferguson Hanham Principal areas of practice is real estate related litigation and advice concerning…
Philomena Harrison  photo Philomena Harrison Barrister specialising in property and property-related litigation; all aspects of real property…
George Hayman photo George HaymanCommercial litigation and arbitration. George’s practice covers heavy commercial disputes of all…
Hannah Ilett  photo Hannah Ilett Hannah is developing a broad commercial chancery practice encompassing litigation and advisory…
Narinder Jhittay  photo Narinder Jhittay Narinder Jhittay has a varied commercial and chancery practice encompassing both litigation…
Benjamin John  photo Benjamin John Commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration, often with major international or jurisdictional…
Olivier Kalfon  photo Olivier Kalfon Olivier specialises in commercial chancery litigation with a strong emphasis on business…
James Kinman  photo James Kinman Barrister specialising in chancery and commercial chancery litigation.
Edlyn Livesey  photo Edlyn Livesey
Christopher H McCall photo Christopher H McCallBarrister practising at the Chancery Bar, specialising in trusts; charity.
Alec McCluskey  photo Alec McCluskey Alec’s practice spans the whole range of commercial and chancery work, with…
Duncan McCombe  photo Duncan McCombe Barrister specialising in commercial and commercial chancery disputes. He has also been…
John McGhee photo John McGheeJohn McGhee has wide experience in a broad range of chancery and…
Edward Meuli  photo Edward Meuli Barrister specialising in all areas of Chancery and commercial litigation.
Richard Morgan photo Richard MorganQC specialising in civil fraud and jurisdiction issues, insolvency, Chancery and commercial…
David Mumford photo David MumfordBarrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, including business agreements and general…
Thomas Munby QC photo Thomas Munby QCCommercial litigation and arbitration, with a strong Chancery background. Thomas is best…
Catherine Newman photo Catherine NewmanBarrister specialising in trial and appellate advocacy in Chancery, Commercial and offshore…
Rebecca Page  photo Rebecca Page Rebecca’s practice covers commercial chancery litigation and arbitration, with a strong emphasis…
Rowena Page  photo Rowena Page Rowena specialises in commercial chancery litigation, with a strong emphasis on insolvency,…
Christopher Parker photo Christopher ParkerChris specialises in commercial chancery and business disputes with a particular emphasis…
Nicholas Peacock photo Nicholas PeacockThe mainstays of Nicholas’ work are financial services litigation and advice (particularly…
Oliver Phillips  photo Oliver Phillips Barrister specialising in commercial, chancery, company, property, insolvency litigation and advisory work,…
Watson Pringle  photo Watson Pringle Watson specialises 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 photo Christopher PymontBarrister 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 Commercial chancery litigation, including company and insolvency questions, contractual and trust-related disputes.…
Adam Smith  photo Adam Smith Barrister specialising in all areas of commercial Chancery work, with particular experience…
Rebecca Stubbs photo Rebecca StubbsBarrister specialising in company law, insolvency and corporate reconstruction and financial services.
Ryan Turner  photo Ryan Turner Barrister specialising in commercial chancery and general commercial litigation with a particular…
Andrew Twigger photo Andrew TwiggerAndrew Twigger QC has extensive experience of High Court litigation and regularly…
Beverley Vara  photo Beverley Vara Experienced mediator who has successfully mediated a wide range of commercial disputes…
Andrew Walker photo Andrew WalkerAndrew Walker QC is a litigator, adviser and legal expert. He also…
Andrew Westwood QC photo Andrew Westwood QCBarrister 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…