Set Profile > 4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC) > London, England

4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC)
4 Pump Court

Financial services regulation Tier 1

Leading Silks

Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 Pump CourtA master strategist, he is brilliant with detail and people alike.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 Pump CourtA seasoned commercial court litigator with real expertise in financial services and insurance.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Temple - 4 Pump CourtA brilliant junior, extremely intelligent, fearsomely hardworking and insightful.
Ranked: Tier 2

Professional negligence Tier 1

4 PUMP COURT is an 'exceptionally friendly set' that 'understands the technical aspects of professional negligence cases'. Members handle claims involving a range of professionals, with expertise that covers technology, telecoms, construction, accountancy, auditors, financial, legal, surveyors and valuers negligence. The 'efficient' set has been involved in several  high-profile solicitors' negligence cases: Nigel Tozzi QC acted for the defendant solicitors in Evans v Brabners LLP, a claim brought by professional footballer Ched Evans against the law firm which defended him in his first rape trial; Tozzi QC also appeared for the defendant solicitors in Goddard-Watts v Bristol-based Independent UK Law Firm, which alleged the firm failed to ensure the claimant made full disclosure in matrimonial ancillary relief proceedings. Elsewhere, Michael Douglas QC, Aidan Christie QC, Benjamin Pilling QC and Lynne McCafferty QC are involved in The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, which examines the causes of the fire and the role numerous core participants may have played in the occurrence and spread of the blaze.

Leading Silks

Michael Douglas QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe has terrific judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a very energetic yet calming force.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 PUMP COURTAmazingly thorough on paper and is excellent in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aidan Christie QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is exceptionally good on insurance and finance-related cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Cross QC - 4 PUMP COURTExceptional on construction-related cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery strong on the detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fiona Sinclair QC - 4 PUMP COURTShe is a great advocate and is very clear and calm in her approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sean Brannigan QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a real star.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Neish QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is extremely experienced.
Ranked: Tier 4
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 PUMP COURTBrilliant on complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

2018 Silks

Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 PUMP COURTShe is great on the detail and is a very effective cross-examiner.

2019 Silks

James Leabeater QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is very effective.

Leading Juniors

Kate Livesey - 4 PUMP COURTShe is so clear in her thinking and in her advocacy; she is a standout junior.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Henderson - 4 PUMP COURTExceptional on complex professional negligence disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Hale - 4 PUMP COURTIntelligent, focused and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Kate Vaughan-Neil - 4 PUMP COURTShe is extremely thorough and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 4
Luke Wygas - 4 PUMP COURTHe is great at getting into the detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Goldstone - 4 PUMP COURTHe is excellent on paper and in court.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Bowling - 4 PUMP COURTExcellent for construction-related professional negligence.
Ranked: Tier 6
Claire Packman - 4 PUMP COURTVery hardworking and reliable.
Ranked: Tier 6
Adam Temple - 4 PUMP COURTVery efficient and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 6
Matthew Thorne - 4 PUMP COURTHe is super bright and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 6

Construction Tier 2

'One of the go-to sets for construction matters', 4 PUMP COURT's barristers are involved in a number of PFI projects and instructed to advise public authorities, funders, and contractors. The 'technically excellentSean Brannigan QC led Matthew Thorne in representing the successful contractor in both the High Court and Court of Appeal in Cyden Homes v North Midland Building, a case which highlighted a key issue relating to contracting parties' ability to agree how extensions of time should be handled in periods of concurrent delay. The 'swift and compelling' Duncan McCall QC led James Bowling in Clancy Docwra v EON Energy Solutions, a large dispute arising from declarations regarding the responsibility for underground obstructions encountered during the installation of a district heat network in central London.

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is technically excellent, a stunning advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery high calibre, perfect for complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 PUMP COURTSimply amazing on his feet and never leaves any stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fiona Sinclair QC - 4 PUMP COURTExtremely knowledgeable and professional, giving robust advice
Ranked: Tier 2
Duncan McCall QC - 4 PUMP COURTSwift and compelling, one of the unsung stars of the construction Bar
Ranked: Tier 3
Anthony Speaight QC - 4 PUMP COURTA legal brain of the highest order
Ranked: Tier 3
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn excellent barrister, firm and forceful
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicolas Vineall QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe has established a construction practice aided by his scientific background.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Cross QC - 4 PUMP COURTHis attention to detail is first rate, as is his strategic advice
Ranked: Tier 5

2018 Silks

Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn excellent silk, she is efficient and hands on.

2019 Silks

James Leabeater QC - 4 PUMP COURTExcellent technical lawyer, very good advocate.
Jessica Stephens QC - 4 PUMP COURTA highly intelligent and persuasive advocate

Leading Juniors

James Bowling - 4 PUMP COURTProvides high-quality, commercially focused advice
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Henderson - 4 PUMP COURTA heavyweight performer
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Livesey - 4 PUMP COURTHighly recommended, a silk in the making.
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Wygas - 4 PUMP COURTHardworking, knowledgeable and will go the extra mile
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Crangle - 4 PUMP COURTQuickly gets a handle on complex legal issues
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Hale - 4 PUMP COURTHighly perceptive, intelligent and focused.
Ranked: Tier 3
Claire Packman - 4 PUMP COURTA first-class junior, very approachable and professional
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Crowley - 4 PUMP COURTProdigious work ethic with a brilliant legal mind
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Lewis - 4 PUMP COURTA senior junior regularly instructed in construction disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Osborne - 4 PUMP COURTA hardworking and responsive junior, who is very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Thorne - 4 PUMP COURTA very impressive grasp of technically complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Energy Tier 2

4 PUMP COURT provides 'excellent service – it sets the standard for commercial sets' and one client remarks that 'the clerks really feel like part of the team'. The set brings commercial, construction and maritime expertise to bear on a broad spectrum of disputes in the energy sector, including those involving highly technical issues. Its barristers frequently act in matters in the oil and gas, renewables and power sectors. Leading light Sean Brannigan QC focuses predominantly on high-value disputes arising from energy and offshore infrastructure projects. He secured more than £35m in damages in Fluor v ZPMC, a prolonged dispute that arose from the construction of a windfarm in the North Sea. Sean O’Sullivan QC's recent work includes high-value LCIA arbitrations relating to rights to oil and gas discoveries in Europe, and the construction of offshore vessels in Asia. In CIECO v DanaNigel Tozzi QC represented E&P company CIECO in an application for an urgent injunction prohibiting Dana from commencing the drilling of a well off the coast of Scotland. Prominent junior Kate Livesey is involved in high-value LMAA arbitrations.

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn excellent advocate and real street fighter who will employ all his advocacy and legal skills in winning cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is thorough in his legal analysis and able to grasp the most complex issues and make them simple.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Cogley QC - 4 PUMP COURTThe perfect silk for legally complex and challenging cases that require quick working in difficult circumstances.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 PUMP COURTA popular choice for high-value energy disputes, notably in the Middle East.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Hickey QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe provides strong representation in difficult situations and has keen antennae for the points on which a court will likely focus.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery knowledgeable about the industry; his written submissions are clear and punchy and he is very good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 PUMP COURTSkilled in commercial and construction matters, with vast experience in international arbitration.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

James Leabeater QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is bright, down to earth and personable, and his career will continue to go from strength to strength.

Leading Juniors

Thomas Crangle - 4 PUMP COURTHardworking and known for excellent written submissions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate Livesey - 4 PUMP COURTBrilliant, collaborative and always on top of the issues – a “go-to” junior for complex construction cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander Wright - 4 PUMP COURTA real star in the making; wise beyond his years and very hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 3

International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

Christopher Moger QC - 4 Pump CourtWell-prepared, intelligent and thorough in his case analysis – he has a fantastic reputation in Asia.

Defamation and privacy Tier 2

Leading Silks

Lord Edward Garnier - 4 Pump CourtAn astute strategist thanks to wider experience of public life and politics.
Ranked: Tier 2

Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

4 PUMP COURT is a 'fantastic set for insurance and reinsurance disputes' where it fields a 'raft of top-quality barristers' often instructed in cross-border litigation. Andrew Neish QC is representing ADNEC in the Commercial Court proceedings relating to the enforcement of an UAE arbitration award against various layers of London market insurers under the Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930. Also of note, Cultural Foundation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company v Beazley FurlongeAldridge & others v Liberty Mutual Insurance and Arch Insurance was a key case for Aidan Christie QC in which he acted for the insurers.

Leading Silks

Andrew Neish QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is an exceptionally talented advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Aidan Christie QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a very able silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is very user-friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 PUMP COURTShe is a very capable silk.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Jeremy Nicholson QC - 4 PUMP COURTSuperb technical and subtle thinker combined with a user-friendly attitude and humour, makes him a go-to barrister when faced with challenging and complex disputes.
Ranked: Tier 5
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a well-established silk for marine and non-marine insurance matters.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 PUMP COURTHe is highly rated for insurance disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2

International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

4 PUMP COURT is home to a versatile group of highly rated barristers with strong expertise across a range of areas, including infrastructure, shipping, insurance, and general commercial. Members are very active in Asia and the Middle East, where several members, including Sean Brannigan QC and Rachel Ansell QC, are facing each other in a significant airport-relate dispute.

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTA very good arbitration silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sean Brannigan QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn excellent advocate and real street fighter who will employ all his advocacy and legal skills in winning a case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Ansell QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery hardworking and one of the go-to junior silks who specialise in construction, she definitely goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sean O'Sullivan - 4 PUMP COURTSubtle and analytical, but with a real talent for putting things simply and memorably.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Charlton QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe has great gravitas with the Tribunal and is respected and trusted by the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Neish QC - 4 PUMP COURTA very good advocate who gets to grips with cases early on.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Andrew Stevens - 4 PUMP COURTA first-class young advocate who shows great attention to detail and has good cross-examination skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alex Wright - 4 PUMP COURTHe is tremendous – clever, hardworking, and above all, really nice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Offshore Tier 3

Leading Juniors

James Purchas - 4 Pump CourtA litigator with bags of experience and plenty of fight.
Ranked: Tier 3

Commodities Tier 3

Leading Silks

Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump CourtA good tactician, subtle, analytical and charming, he is one of the very best in the field.
Ranked: Tier 3

Shipping Tier 3

4 PUMP COURT offers 'in-depth expertise for shipping disputes'; the set is noted for its' members experience across dry shipping, shipbuilding, marine insurance admiralty and other maritime disputes. Manchester Shipping v Sochin and Balfour Shipping was a key case for Nicholas Vineall QC, a $10m claim for damages for the unlawful diversion of charter hire. The set is particularly praised for its experience in working for a number of Chinese clients; Nicholas Vineall QC and Neil Henderson acted on behalf of a Chinese trading corporation in Sinocore v RBRG, which involved the enforcement of an arbitration award.

Leading Silks

Nicholas Vineall QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is exceptionally skilled.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe has relaxed and calm style of advocacy which makes him very persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a standout barrister.
Ranked: Tier 5

2019 Silks

James Leabeater QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn excellent new silk

Leading Juniors

Alexander Wright - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a star junior for shipping work.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Watthey - 4 PUMP COURTHe is simply brilliant.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hatt - 4 PUMP COURTA superb junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Henderson - 4 PUMP COURTHe is very highly rated.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Stevens - 4 PUMP COURTHe is very dedicated to his work and is immensely approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rani Noakes - 4 PUMP COURTShe is very able and is also extremely personable.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation Tier 4

4 PUMP COURT is 'very good value' with 'some very good silks and juniors', so say instructing solicitors. The versatile chambers has barristers with a good spread of expertise, from acting on high-end commercial, banking, and insurance claims, to international commodities, shipping, and trade disputes. Nigel Tozzi QC recently represented Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia in a dispute with Motortrak before the Commercial Court.

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTA super star who is one of the most gifted advocates available.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Cogley QC - 4 PUMP COURTAn incredibly user-friendly silk – completely on top of his brief and his advocacy skills are first rate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Aidan Christie QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is superb in court, a really class act.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Alex Wright - 4 PUMP COURTAn outstanding commercial junior – he has good judgement, and is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5

Aviation Tier 4

Leading Silks

Stephen Cogley QC - 4 Pump CourtVery easy to work with, tenacious, very commercial and strategically savvy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 5

4 PUMP COURT is praised for helping 'make the whole solicitor-counsel-firm-chambers dynamic feel like a proper team'. The set has made strong inroads into the banking arena, and has a talented cadre of juniors coming through to support the more well-established silks. Members have been involved in several major cases, including Golden Belt v BNP Paribas and Fortress Securities v BNP Paribas, in which Nigel Tozzi QC represented the claimants in the consolidated claims.

Leading Silks

Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery easy to work with but remains a formidable advocate at any hearing.
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 PUMP COURTVery easy to work with and banks like instructing him.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Adam Temple - 4 PUMP COURTGreat at spotting killer points, and developing and testing arguments at a technical level.
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms

4 PUMP COURT ‘combines IP and tech expertise’ with experience in a broad range of IT and telecoms disputes including those relating to licensing, royalties, outsourcing, infrastructure and cybersecurity. The set’s ’fantastic juniors are the cream of the crop’ and are complemented by ‘impressive silks’. In a recent high profile instruction Alex Charlton QC and Matthew Lavy are representing British Airways in a £70m dispute against CBRE Ltd, whose alleged breach of contract and negligence damaged and brought down its IT systems in May 2017 forcing the cancellation of many flights.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Silks

Alex Charlton QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a leader in this field and an extremely knowledgeable and tactically astute barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Douglas QC - 4 PUMP COURTWith an excellent understanding of IT, he offers practical and innovative guidance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Duncan McCall QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a highly experienced and highly effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Pilling QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe is a highly skilled silk with a very sharp mind.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nigel Tozzi QC - 4 PUMP COURTHe provides great analysis and is excellent with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - 2018 Silks

Lynne McCafferty QC - 4 PUMP COURTShe has a fierce cross-examination skills and provides good commercial advice.

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Simon Henderson - 4 PUMP COURTWith deep knowledge of IT systems, he is a calm hand in difficult circumstances.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Lavy - 4 PUMP COURTHe uses his technical knowledge of the IT world to complement his very sharp and focused legal mind.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Osborne - 4 PUMP COURTHe is technically savvy and practical, commercial and proactive in his thinking.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

4 PUMP COURT offers ‘some very good silks and juniors who are very good value’ across the commercial, construction, and insurance/reinsurance sectors, as well as shipping, IT, arbitration, and professional negligence. Solicitors note how the set is very adept at ‘running very successful campaigns to corner a particular market’. Since the publication of our last guide, Sean Brannigan QC joins Nick Vineall QC as joint head of chambers; Rachel Ansell QC has been appointed chair of the Technology and Construction Bar Association; and James Watthey has been appointed to the council of the London Shipping Law Centre. James Leabeater QC and Jessica Stephens QC took silk in 2019, and chambers was further strengthen by the arrival of Lord Edward Garnier QC, Stephen Cogley QC, and Jennie Gillies from One Brick Court, XXIV OLD BUILDINGS, and in-house at Arup respectively, while Alexander Gunning QC joined One Essex Court. In the clerks’ room, Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs are joint senior clerks of a ‘responsive, helpful and accommodating’ team that is ‘very easy to work with, and help make the whole solicitor/counsel firm/chambers dynamic feel like a proper team’. Also of note, Lucy Burrows, formerly of 3 Verulam Buildings, has joined chambers as a new deputy senior clerk, and former chambers chief executive Carolyn McCombe is now head of ADR and professional standards at the set. Offices in: London and Hong Kong

The Chambers 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set of barristers’ chambers. Members provide specialist advice, support and advocacy, with expertise in arbitration, dispute resolution, litigation and regulation for UK and international clients worldwide.

The set Chambers comprises 71 barristers, including 27 Queen’s Counsel. Commercial advocacy is central to the set’s offering and practitioners appear before tribunals at every level. This is combined with a user-friendly, client-centric house style. A distinguishing feature is commercial work with complex technical and factual detail, a theme that runs through all sectors.

Members provide commercial, innovative and practical advice. Professional service is provided efficiently and thoroughly, with the highest standards. This is completed by some of the most experienced, persuasive and skilled advocacy available, uniquely honed from the earliest stage.

Advocates appear in domestic and international cases, with members receiving instructions heard in local courts, to major international or cross-border disputes. Barristers act on matters arising in the UK, Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. In particular 4 Pump Court has an established presence in the Middle East, and Far East assisted by its office in Hong Kong.

Barristers at 4 Pump Court appreciate the pressures that solicitors, in-house lawyers and clients operate in and the need to work together as a team. The set takes the time to invest in client relationships and understand their business needs.

Pupillage 4 Pump Court attracts some of the best calibre candidates coming to the Commercial Bar, ensuring high standards and continued growth. Pupils benefit from an unusual number of court instructions, providing vital experience that continues through Chambers.

The clerks’ room, led by senior clerks Carl Wall and Stewart Gibbs, is recognised and renowned for being responsive, commercially aware and efficient, with extremely high standards. They consistently deliver an exceptional professional service, with an experienced and knowledgeable team able to tailor recommended counsel, teams and financial options for clients.

Work Undertaken 4 Pump Court have a particular focus on the following areas:

Arbitration: Members act in a broad range of domestic and international arbitrations covering all areas, including institutions such as CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL.

Commercial Dispute Resolution: 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set, providing practical, effective advice across the full spectrum of commercial practice areas.

Construction: Covering all aspects of construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes, both domestic and international, across all forums including adjudication, dispute boards and expert determination.

Energy: Uniquely combining the strongest elements of commercial, construction and maritime expertise. Work includes on and offshore, renewable and pipeline, and is often cross-border.

Financial Services & Banking: Work comprises both financial regulation and investment / retail banking litigation. Members frequently act for regulators and have in-depth knowledge of a variety of financial products, collective investment schemes, SIPPSs, perimeter policing, enforcement and FSMA. They regularly receive instructions involving ISDA, the GRMA, the GMSLA, cyber fraud, FOREX trading, LIBOR manipulation, IRHP / swaps mis-selling, PPI and various other complex instruments.

Insurance: Chambers’ highly recommended insurance and reinsurance group are instructed on numerous significant events affecting the London insurance market. Members act on behalf of UK and international insurance / reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates and brokers. Barristers appear in domestic and international arbitrations (including Bermuda Form), and all tiers of domestic courts.

Professional Negligence: The professional negligence team at 4 Pump Court is one of the most formidable and largest at the Bar. Members have experience in claims for and against professionals across the whole spectrum of liability, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. Chambers has particular expertise in disputes concerning architects and engineers, IT consultants, solicitors and barristers, accountants and auditors, financial advisers, insurance brokers and underwriting agents, and surveyors and valuers.

Shipping: 4 Pump Court has an outstanding reputation for marine related disputes, including wet and dry shipping and shipbuilding. Members are instructed by international law firms and P&I clubs on behalf of ship owners, charterers, shipyards, drilling contractors, cargo interests and banks. Barristers have expertise in charterparty and bill of lading disputes, ship sale and purchase, ship mortgages, liens, admiralty matters including collision, towage and pilotage, and also commercial shipbuilding, super / mega yacht disputes, including brokers commission claims and disputes concerning refund guarantees.

Technology & Telecoms: 4 Pump Court is recognised both domestically and internationally as the leading set for technology disputes. Barristers are uniquely positioned to deal with commercial, technical and intellectual property disputes now challenging the world’s top lawyers and businesses in a complex and rapidly-changing technological environment. The set has been involved in the majority of leading cases, where work on data and cyber security disputes ensures they retain their presence at the forefront of this constantly developing commercial area.

Other: Additional areas of expertise include corporate advisory, defamation and privacy, financial crime including fraud, and offshore work. Non-UK jurisdictions in addition to those above include the Channels Islands, the Isle of Man, the Caribbean, Bermuda and beyond.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Carl Wall +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Senior Clerk Stewart Gibbs +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Deputy Senior Clerk Oliver Miney +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Deputy Senior Clerk Lucy Burrows +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Head of Business Operations Jon Robinson +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Head of Business Operations Neil Dougall +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Marketing Executive Isobel Holland +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Marketing Executive Kate Guckian +44 (0) 20 7842 5555
Joint Head of Chambers VINEALL QC, Nicholas (1988)
Joint Head of Chambers BRANNIGAN QC, Sean (1994)
Member of Chambers FRIEDMAN QC, David (1967)
Member of Chambers MOGER QC, Christopher (1972)
Member of Chambers MARKS QC, Jonathan (1975)
Member of Chambers SPEAIGHT QC, Anthony (1973)
Member of Chambers GARNIER QC, Edward (1976)
Member of Chambers ROWLAND QC, John (1979)
Member of Chambers DOUGLAS QC, Michael (1974)
Member of Chambers NICHOLSON QC, Jeremy (1977)
Member of Chambers TOZZI QC, Nigel (1980)
Member of Chambers CROSS QC, James (1985)
Member of Chambers CHARLTON QC, Alex (1983)
Member of Chambers McCALL QC, Duncan (1988)
Member of Chambers CHRISTIE QC, Aidan (1988)
Member of Chambers NEISH QC, Andrew (1988)
Member of Chambers COGLEY QC, Stephen (1984)
Member of Chambers SINCLAIR QC, Fiona (1989)
Member of Chambers DAVIE QC, Michael (1993)
Member of Chambers DUNLOP QC, Roddy (1998)
Member of Chambers ANSELL QC, Rachel (1995)
Member of Chambers O'SULLIVAN QC, Sean (1997)
Member of Chambers PILLING QC, Benjamin (1997)
Member of Chambers BERGIN QC, Terence (1985)
Member of Chambers HICKEY QC, Alexander (1995)
Member of Chambers McCAFFERTY QC, Lynne (1997)
Member of Chambers LEABEATER QC, James (1999)
Member of Chambers STEPHENS QC, Jessica (2001)
Member of Chambers DYER, Allen (1976)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Simon (1993)
Member of Chambers VAUGHAN-NEIL, Kate (1994)
Member of Chambers PACKMAN, Claire (1996)
Member of Chambers LEWIS, Jonathan (1996)
Member of Chambers PURCHAS, James (1997)
Member of Chambers POTTER, Alison (1987)
Member of Chambers BOWLING, James (1999)
Member of Chambers GILLIES, Jennie (2000)
Member of Chambers WATTHEY, James (2000)
Member of Chambers LIVESEY, Kate (2001)
Member of Chambers OLIVER, Peter (2002)
Member of Chambers CRANGLE, Thomas (2002)
Member of Chambers WOODS, George (2003)
Member of Chambers HATT, James (2003)
Member of Chambers CHATTERJEE, Rangan (2004)
Member of Chambers LAVY, Matthew (2004)
Member of Chambers GOLDSTONE, Simon (2004)
Member of Chambers WYGAS, Luke (2004)
Member of Chambers HENDERSON, Neil (2004)
Member of Chambers CROWLEY, Laura (2005)
Member of Chambers OSBORNE, Richard (2005)
Member of Chambers HALE, Simon (2006)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Alexander (2007)
Member of Chambers STEVENS, Andrew (2007)
Member of Chambers TEMPLE, Adam (2008)
Member of Chambers GOODKIN, Daniel (2008)
Member of Chambers MUNRO, Iain (2009)
Member of Chambers NAYLOR, Martyn (2009)
Member of Chambers PATEL, Sanjay (2010)
Member of Chambers NOAKES, Rani (2010)
Member of Chambers THORNE, Matthew (2011)
Member of Chambers SHIRAZI, Gideon (2012)
Member of Chambers JONES, Ed (2012)
Member of Chambers CHURCHER, Daniel (2012)
Member of Chambers SCRIVENER, Robert (2013)
Member of Chambers DENNIS, Helen (2013)
Member of Chambers KHOO, Daniel (2014)
Member of Chambers TANNOCK, Quentin (2016)
Member of Chambers WRIGHT, Laura (2014)
Member of Chambers DOWERS, Neil (2016)
Member of Chambers KEATING, Rebecca (2017)
Member of Chambers SCHAFFER-GODDARD, Jonathan (2017)
Member of Chambers HOFFMANN, Anna (2018)
Member of Chambers WANDOWICZ, Kajetan (2018)
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