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Old Square Chambers

Chambers of Mark Sutton QC

10-11 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7269 0300
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 1387
DX:
1046 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oldsquare.co.uk
Bristol, London

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Old Square Chambers is β€˜a go-to set for employment matters’, with β€˜excellent counsel at all levels’. For some, chambers offers the best counsel around β€˜in terms of value for money, availability and high-quality barristers’. While the set is well respected for its work on employment issues, it also houses β€˜a decent roster’ of β€˜talented’, β€˜extremely knowledgeable’ personal injury counsel, and has β€˜great set with depth’ in clinical negligence work; β€˜they have someone who is right for each case’. Members are ably assisted by a group of β€˜responsive clerks with very good knowledge of clients and practice areas. They offer the right barrister up for the right client’. β€˜Nothing is ever too much trouble’ for the β€˜fantastic, professional and slick’ clerking team led by β€˜friendly, approachable and client-focused’ senior clerk William Meade; β€˜he always listens to what you want and provides super service’. Deputy senior clerk Graham Smith is β€˜highly regarded’; Jack Wheeler and Joe Kallas are both β€˜excellent clerks’ who β€˜always respond very quickly and provide an outstanding service’. Olivia Moliterno is singled out for praise and consultant Nick Salt is also a name to note. Chambers premises are β€˜widely admired’ as a venue for conferences and settlement meetings. Offices in: London, Bristol

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Nadia Motraghi - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is very user friendly and is always on top of the papers.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Aviation
Aviation – Leading juniors

Katherine Howells - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is persistent and not afraid to argue a point.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers is β€˜a strong set’ with β€˜a good reputation’ in the clinical negligence field. The chambers has β€˜enough strength in depth’ that clients feel β€˜confident that excellent representation will be given’. Mary O’Rourke QCacted for the defendant hospital in Tesheira v Gulf View Medical Centre, a Trinidad fatal accident claim brought by the former minister of finance after her high-profile husband (former captain of the 1974 Trinidad and Tobago football team) died during a prostate operation.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜His strengths are liability, grasp of medicine and his advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Wilby QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Very tough negotiator who gets excellent results.’

Ranked: tier 5

Mary O’Rourke QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Her advocacy is second to none and she has a fantastic memory.’

Ranked: tier 5
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Charles Woodhouse - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is one of the best juniors.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers is β€˜incredibly professional and slick’ and has β€˜high-quality barristers who offer practical and commercial legal advice that draws on substantial knowledge and excellent technical experience’. Recent highlights include Oliver Segal QC and Katharine Newton acting in the Supreme Court in Hartley and others v King Edward VI College, which related to deducted pay during strike action.

Employment – Leading silks

John Hendy QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Combines exceptional powers of reasoning with compassion and humanity.’

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Segal QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is absolutely brilliant with unquestionable legal ability.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jane McNeill QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Her meticulous approach produces incredible results.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Sutton QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Highly experienced and a key name in the field.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Collins QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is excellent with clients and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – 2017 silks

Ben Cooper QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜A complete star who goes beyond the call of duty for every client.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – 2018 silks

Simon Cheetham QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Meticulous, calm and always goes the extra mile.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – Leading juniors

Melanie Tether - Old Square Chambers β€˜She has forensic cross-examination technique and an incredible grasp of the details.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stuart Brittenden - Old Square Chambers β€˜A first-choice barrister who is superb with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Deshpal Panesar - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is incredibly personable and gives well-thought-out and sensible advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Eleena Misra - Old Square Chambers β€˜Her attitude and passion for the law shines through.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ijeoma Omambala - Old Square Chambers β€˜Her research and written advocacy are of the highest quality.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katharine Newton - Old Square Chambers β€˜She comes up with excellent and innovative ideas and expresses them powerfully.’

Ranked: tier 3

Louise Chudleigh - Old Square Chambers β€˜A confident, tenacious and formidable barrister with indefatigable advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nadia Motraghi - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is incisive, clear and quickly gets to the root of the matter.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rebecca Tuck - Old Square Chambers β€˜She grabs the case by the scruff of the neck and leaves no stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 3

Spencer Keen - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is a top-drawer senior junior.’

Ranked: tier 3

Betsan Criddle - Old Square Chambers β€˜Provides pivotal tactical advice and knows the law inside out.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jack Mitchell - Old Square Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate and first-class strategist.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Chegwidden - Old Square Chambers β€˜He performs to a consistently high standard.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Environment
Environment – Leading juniors

John Bates - Old Square Chambers β€˜An expert on everything aqueous: from drainage to sewage to fishing rights.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers is β€˜a strong set, particularly at junior level’, meaning it β€˜pretty much has someone who is right for each case’. Indeed, at junior level the team β€˜provides a quality of advice well beyond their experience’. The set is β€˜very well respected’, thanks to β€˜a good supply of highly regarded, specialist and experienced barristers’.

Personal injury – Leading silks

Paul Rose QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Pugnacious and steely with his opponent, meticulous in his preparation.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ben Collins QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜He has a breadth of knowledge, both technical and general, and gets to the heart of every matter.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jane McNeill QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Jane’s meticulous approach to the evidence results in the best outcome for the client.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Katherine Howells - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is intelligent and thorough, very good with clients and with an eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Walker - Old Square Chambers β€˜He has a light touch when drilling down on difficult issues with clients, and a fantastic ability to persuade opponents to his version of events.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charlie Woodhouse - Old Square Chambers β€˜The fact he works both sides of the PI fence gives him an insight into where to draw the line and assists those who instruct him.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Rivers - Old Square Chambers β€˜Excellent grasp of detail, inspires confidence in his clients, not afraid of a fight.’

Ranked: tier 4

Brian Cummins - Old Square Chambers β€˜He can cut through the legal issues for the client.’

Ranked: tier 5

Bella Webb - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is terrific with clients, her attention to detail is impeccable and she is a skilled negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 5

Christopher Edwards - Old Square Chambers β€˜He is an excellent advocate who deals with paperwork efficiently and has good all-round knowledge of the law.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers’s Mary O’Rourke QC successfully defended a transgender paramedic for driving at high speeds in a work vehicle, but not on blue lights; the case was made that her condition, prior to her transition to a female identity, had caused her to become reckless and at times suicidal.

Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Mary O’Rourke QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Instructed in challenging medical cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Sutton QC - Old Square Chambers β€˜Very au fait with this area, and a great team player too.’

Ranked: tier 3
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Giles Powell - Old Square Chambers β€˜A tenacious and effective advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nadia Motraghi - Old Square Chambers β€˜At ease when shifting gear in to tackling technical issues very well.’

Ranked: tier 3

Betsan Criddle - Old Square Chambers β€˜Instructed in GMC cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eleena Misra - Old Square Chambers β€˜Reliable and supportive with extraordinary attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicola Newbegin - Old Square Chambers β€˜She defends doctors, dentists and nurses.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Old Square Chambers is β€˜a go-to set for employment matters’, with β€˜excellent counsel at all levels’. For some, chambers offers the best counsel around β€˜in terms of value for money, availability and high-quality barristers’. While the set is well respected for its work on employment issues, it also houses β€˜a decent roster’ of β€˜talented’, β€˜extremely knowledgeable’ personal injury counsel, and has β€˜great set with depth’ in clinical negligence work; β€˜they have someone who is right for each case’. Members are ably assisted by a group of β€˜responsive clerks with very good knowledge of clients and practice areas. They offer the right barrister up for the right client’. β€˜Nothing is ever too much trouble’ for the β€˜fantastic, professional and slick’ clerking team led by β€˜friendly, approachable and client-focused’ senior clerk William Meade; β€˜he always listens to what you want and provides super service’. Deputy senior clerk Graham Smith is β€˜highly regarded’; Jack Wheeler and Joe Kallas are both β€˜excellent clerks’ who β€˜always respond very quickly and provide an outstanding service’. Olivia Moliterno is singled out for praise and consultant Nick Salt is also a name to note. Chambers premises are β€˜widely admired’ as a venue for conferences and settlement meetings. Offices in: London, Bristol

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)
Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – Leading juniors

Katherine Howells - Old Square Chambers β€˜She is a formidably good lawyer with great experience.’

Ranked: tier 2

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