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4 Pump Court (Sean Brannigan KC and Rachel Ansell KC)
4 Pump Court
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LONDON
EC4Y 7AN
England

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts) Tier 1

Considered ‘the best set in the market for IT and telecoms disputes‘, the set at 4 Pump Court often acts in high-value matters, involving regulators, users, and providers of IT services. In BT v Tii Technologies Ltd, Alex Charlton KC led Matthew Lavy, acting jointly for the claimant in a dispute surrounding the supply of defective equipment, a claim originally estimated at £80m. Lavy was also instructed by Nigel Tozzi KC in multiple cases involving IBM, including Direct Line v IBM, a claim with respect to the design and construction of an enterprise data warehouse. In addition, Tozzi acted alongside Lavy and Iain Munro in CIS General Insurance v IBM, a dispute regarding the failed implementation of a new IT platform for The Co-operative Group's insurance business following the sale of The Co-operative Bank.

Leading Silks

Alex Charlton KC4 Pump CourtOne of the leading silks in this area of work. Incredibly skilful and knowledgeable, and of course great on his feet. Feels like you have one of the best on your side. Also very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Douglas KC4 Pump CourtMichael is an accomplished and skilled silk who gets into the detail quickly and spots new angles and solutions based on both the bigger picture and detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Tozzi KC4 Pump CourtFantastic legal mind, client friendly, thorough, strategic and a fabulous advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Terence Bergin KC4 Pump CourtTerry is an excellent advocate. In particular, he is quick on his feet dealing with a new legal arguments.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Matthew Lavy4 Pump CourtThe go-to barrister for any complex technology dispute. Matthew has a very in-depth knowledge of technology of all kinds (including new technologies); very good to work with and good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Henderson4 Pump Court 'Proactive, user friendly and focussed.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Osborne4 Pump Court 'Excellent lawyer and technician.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Iain Munro4 Pump CourtIain is clever, incredibly thorough and very thoughtful. He sees things from all angles and thinks ahead. Good and easy to deal with and often feels like he has experience beyond his years of call. Accessible, very hard working and responsive.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gideon Shirazi4 Pump CourtVery bright and articulate. Knows his stuff and gives clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

A great IT set – offering a full range of counsel for matters. Market leading.

The best set in the market for IT and telecoms disputes.

Very well run. The market leader for technology disputes.

4 Pump Court are a very strong set.

Many excellent members of chambers. A leading set in this area at all levels.

Clerking

Well clerked – approachable and understanding clients business and needs.

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 1

4 Pump Court is an established professional negligence set, covering all areas of professional negligence, with all barristers having broad commercial expertise. The Chambers are regularly instructed in cases involving accountants, auditors, solicitors, insurance brokers, financial advisers, asset managers, stockbrokers, surveyors, architects and valuers. Nigel Tozzi KC has a practice primarily focused on defendants, acting for against legal and financial professionals. Tozzi KC also had an active role in Persimmon v Osborne Clarke, which involved a major solicitors’ negligence action arising out of option agreement for purchase of land for housing in Oxfordshire. Fiona Sinclair KC‘s expertise lies in claims against construction professionals, as well as investment and tax advisors. Simon Goldstone , described as ‘bright and a pleasure to work with,’ has a thriving practice including defending financial and legal professionals.

Rising stars

Jennie Gillies – 4 Pump Court ‘Great attention to detail, quick to grasp the key issues and facts; good communicator and inspires confidence.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Douglas KC4 Pump CourtIntelligent, clear and easy to work with.' 
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell KC4 Pump Court ‘Forensic ability to get to the heart of issues. Not afraid of delivering unwelcome advice but does it in an empathetic way. Rachel is absolutely a team player who is not afraid to roll up her sleeves. As her instructing solicitor I always feel she has my back!'  
Ranked: Tier 2
Sean Brannigan KC4 Pump CourtSean combines a sharp intellect with practical insight.  His willingness to form part of the solicitor client team means total integration into the case and in turn confidence from the client.  His advocacy is incisive and penetrating without ever being disrespectful.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
James Cross KC - 4 Pump CourtHis understanding of the interaction between the construction and insurance markets is unrivalled. Charming and ruthless in equal measure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lynne McCafferty KC4 Pump CourtLynne's biggest strength is her ability to quickly analyse complex technical issues and then distil them into clear, concise terms.  This applies to both her written advice and pleadings/drafting, and her oral advocacy.  I have seen her present and win arguments in Court where all other Counsel in a multiparty dispute took the opposite view - this is a testament to her advocacy and ability to read the room.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jeremy Nicholson KC4 Pump CourtJeremy is excellent. He has the rare quality of maintaining great attention to detail and precise drafting with providing the strategic direction and leadership on claims you need from a silk. He is definitely a 'go to' KC for high value and technically complex construction negligence claims.'   
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
James Leabeater KC4 Pump CourtGreat analysis and clear and concise written advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Claire Packman KC - 4 Pump CourtClaire wins great confidence from the client, through a calm and understated manner which is underpinned by profound intelligence and adroit legal skills.

Leading Juniors

Kate Livesey4 Pump CourtKate gets intensely into the detail of claims, and that results in effective persuasive advocacy precisely when it is needed.'  
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Hale4 Pump Court ‘There are not enough superlatives to describe Simon's strengths. He is exceptional with gravitas far beyond his level of call. His ability to distill the issues in complex, technical cases is second to none. Clients love him and hang on to his every word.' 
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Wygas4 Pump CourtA calm and steady adviser.  Clear and digestible advice. Responsive and always open to new angles.  Relishes a challenge. An absolute pleasure to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Kate Vaughan-Neil4 Pump Court ‘Kate is technically proficient, user friendly and helpful throughout.'
Ranked: Tier 4
James Purchas4 Pump CourtJames is an excellent barrister: extremely bright; an engaging manner with both clients and judges; calm and assured on his feet. He is always immaculately prepared; very responsive and self-assured in the run-up to hearings, and unflustered by changing/unexpected developments; and someone in whom the clients and solicitors had complete confidence.  A barrister who excels at – and seems to love – every aspect of the job.’ 
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5
Martyn Naylor4 Pump CourtExcellent attention to detail, and willing to go the extra mile in terms of his drafting and time spent discussing his work / opinion. The same detailed preparation too in respect of court hearings, such that he is able to punch way above his weight.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon Goldstone  – 4 Pump Court ‘Very bright and a pleasure to work with.  His advocacy in the Court of Appeal is excellent.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court is an excellent chambers, full of consistently strong barristers.’

‘An impressive set with stellar counsel.’

Really excellent set – quality individuals.

Chambers are of the highest quality.’

Very strong set for construction work, including construction professional indemnity work.’

Clerking

‘Excellent clerks – in particular Bill Griffiths and Sam Penny.’

London Bar > Construction Tier 2

4 Pump Court offers a ‘breadth of expertise’ in construction and engineering disputes, with its barristers acting on a wide range of significant construction litigation matters both domestically and internationally. Fiona Sinclair KC is leading for Rydon Construction Ltd in London Borough of Camden v Rydon, the largest civil case to follow the Grenfell Fire regarding a dispute about cladding on five London tower blocks, acting on the design and build contractor, which also worked on the Grenfell Tower project, as defendants. Across chambers, members are also involved in other high-profile cladding claims, with five silks acting for various core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Rachel Ansell KC is involved in Prudential and Pets at Home v Halcrow Group Limited, defending the monitoring engineer, Halcrow, concerning settlement of a warehouse floor. Sean Brannigan KC is leading on Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust v Balfour Beatty, acting for the claimant in the PFI dispute concerning defects at the hospital, as well as having a notable international practice. Duncan McCall KC has retired.

Rising stars

Kajetan Wandowicz 4 Pump Court ‘Fantastic attention to detail and insight, and yet still able to clearly see the bigger picture. He has a natural aptitude for complex construction cases. An outstandingly talented junior who is destined for big things.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Sean Brannigan KC4 Pump Court ‘Sean combines a sharp intellect with practical insight. His willingness to form part of the solicitor client team means total integration into the case and in turn confidence from the client, and his advocacy is incisive and penetrating without ever being disrespectful.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Sinclair KC4 Pump Court ‘Fiona is dedicated, client focused, has flawless and prolific memory retention, and is quick thinking on her feet, especially on cross-examination. She is integrated with the legal team, and investigates every detail to its proper conclusion.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Rachel Ansell KC4 Pump Court ‘Rachel is an impressive operator. She immerses herself in the detail and thinks strategically. She is a persuasive advocate, and this gets results.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Jeremy Nicholson KC4 Pump Court ‘Jeremy provides a reassuring presence with his evident depth of expertise. He is approachable, highly responsive, and has an unerring ability to identify key elements and respond accordingly.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Benjamin Pilling KC4 Pump Court 'Benjamin is truly exceptional. He has a way with tribunals that is disarming, but persuasive. He can get across a lot of information quickly, and his cross-examination is some of the best.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Vineall KC4 Pump Court 'Nick is a highly experienced and intelligent advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Hickey KC4 Pump Court 'Alex combines incisive advocacy with an unrivalled ability to grasp the bigger picture and navigate a strategic path through highly complex disputes. An excellent cross-examiner and advocate with an innate sense of what will resonate with a tribunal.'
Ranked: Tier 4
James Cross KC4 Pump Court 'James is an exceptional silk with a stellar intellect. He has an ability to make the most complex construction insurance issues readily comprehendible, always thinks ahead, and leads his cases with clockwork precision.'
Ranked: Tier 5
James Leabeater KC4 Pump Court 'James has exceptional skill in relation to complex cross-border construction disputes, and is particularly good at unravelling complex disputes.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Lynne McCafferty KC4 Pump Court 'Lynne is an extremely bright barrister, and is a calm, forthright advocate who is not easily phased. She gets to the point quickly and can articulate complex commercial points to the benefit of the case.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Jessica Stephens KC4 Pump Court 'Jessica is a superb advocate; she has a highly persuasive and engaging style, and is very effective in exposing the weaknesses in an opponent's case, both through cross-examination and submission.'
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Claire Packman KC4 Pump Court ‘Claire’s advocacy skills are exceptional, ensuring her complex point is made succinctly, reasonably, and persuasively. She is extremely thorough, commercial and a very good cross-examiner.’
Claire Packman KC - 4 Pump Court 'Claire is extremely thorough, commercial and a very good cross-examiner.'

Leading Juniors

James Bowling 4 Pump Court 'James is extremely personable and good at thinking outside the box to try and approach issues from all angles.  He is smart and quick at understanding the real issues in any matter, and is a confident and polished advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Henderson 4 Pump Court 'Very thorough and careful. On analysis of documents or the law, Simon is the equivalent of a KC.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Lewis 4 Pump Court ‘Jonathan gives clear, concise, and commercial advice. He produces excellent, and very persuasive, written submissions. He is undoubtedly one of the leading construction juniors at the bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Livesey 4 Pump Court 'Kate is an outstanding junior; very bright, extremely hard-working and great with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Luke Wygas 4 Pump Court 'Luke is a very good, accomplished advocate. He is diligent, a clear communicator, and is prepared to roll up his sleeves.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Thomas Crangle 4 Pump Court 'Thomas is assured, assertive and commands the respect of others. He is able to get to grips with mountains of material in short order and yet stay on top of the strategic direction of a case. He is a star junior.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon Hale 4 Pump Court 'Simon is extremely quick on his feet, and is quick to grasp complex legal issues. His advocacy is impressive, and he is great at turning complicated legal issues into clear and logical submissions. He is an all-rounder who can be relied upon.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Jennie Gillies 4 Pump Court 'Jennie is extremely bright, fantastic on the detail, and great on her feet. She slots in seamlessly and works brilliantly with any team. An outstanding junior and a go-to for many years now.' 
Ranked: Tier 3
Sanjay Patel 4 Pump Court ‘Sanjay is the perfect combination of boundless enthusiasm and ferocious intellect. He has the ability to get to grips with intricate and technical matters, while also managing to be pragmatic and commercial. The quality of his advocacy is far beyond his call.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Thorne 4 Pump Court 'Matthew is incredibly bright and all over the detail.  The advice he produces is clear, succinct, and deals with each point with clarity and brevity.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Laurence Page – 4 Pump Court ‘Extremely commercially astute. He grasps the technical points very quickly, as well as the legal points.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Churcher 4 Pump Court ‘Up and coming, very bright and enthusiastic.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Goodkin  – 4 Pump Court ‘A fine eye for detail. Daniel can always be relied upon to not buckle under pressure or unexpected case developments but instead to devise a responsive strategy with a very cool head.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ed Jones 4 Pump Court 'Ed is very well prepared and detail orientated. His oral advocacy is eloquent, and he performs well under pressure.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Osborne 4 Pump Court ‘Richard gets to grips with complex cases with ease, and revels in difficult and technical points that others would run from. He is a great asset to have on your team.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Gideon Shirazi 4 Pump Court 'Intellectually brilliant, Gideon is able to grasp difficult and complicated points and distil them to their essence quickly.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘4 Pump Court are a solid set for complex construction matters.’

‘4 Pump Court have always impressed with the calibre of counsel and expertise provided.’

‘4 Pump Court are a great set and always find suitable counsel, even on very tight deadlines. They are considerate of what matters are being instructed and what counsel will suit the role.’

‘A high quality of counsel from a well-managed and commercially minded set. A valuable resource when looking for a safe pair of hands.’

‘Outstanding strength and depth of experience backed up by first-class clerking.’

Clerking

‘Very experienced and user-friendly clerks. Stewart Gibbs is one of the best clerks of the construction-focused sets.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > Energy Tier 2

    4 Pump Court is ‘user-friendly and unpretentious, with a strong energy team, especially for upstream work and in the offshore arena’. The set has ‘a high reputation in this area and has lots of members with wide expertise’. It has particularly strong expertise in energy infrastructure matters, drawing on vast experience in related areas such as construction and engineering, shipping, insurance and professional negligence. Its members, among them standout silk Sean Brannigan KC, act for energy companies, engineers, funders, governments, operators and sub-contractors in an advisory capacity and as advocates in all forms of dispute resolution in the UK and internationally. Brannigan represented a large construction management firm in claims and counterclaims with a value in excess of $650m arising from the design and construction of the world’s largest single-phase petrochemical plant in the Middle East. Prominent silk Sean O'Sullivan KC handled the hard fought dispute BP v Galtrade, concerning the consequences of a delivery of off-spec fuel oil in the context of complex blending operations. Outstanding junior Thomas Crangle acted in a TCC dispute between Seflam and Nigerstar relating to the upgrade of a major oil pipeline on the Nigerian coast.

    Leading Silks

    Sean Brannigan KC4 Pump Court ‘Very thorough and user-friendly, he knows exactly what needs to be done and gives robust and solution-focused advice.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Sean O'Sullivan KC4 Pump Court ‘Extremely bright but also pragmatic and approachable, he has an uncanny ability of keeping Tribunals on-side and keeping the bigger picture in mind.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Nigel Tozzi KC4 Pump Court ‘Despite his seniority, he is very matter of fact and approachable, and he is willing to be challenged and take on board others' views.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Rachel Ansell KC4 Pump Court ‘She is a persuasive advocate and an impressive operator who immerses herself in the detail and thinks strategically.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Stephen Cogley KC – 4 Pump Court ‘A vigorous advocate who fights exceptionally hard for the client, assimilates huge volumes of information and processes it effectively to deliver the necessary results.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Alexander Hickey KC4 Pump Court ‘He is quick on his feet and combines incisive advocacy with an unrivalled ability to grasp the bigger picture.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    James Leabeater KC4 Pump Court ‘He has exceptional skill in relation to complex cross-border construction disputes, and is particularly good at unravelling complex matters.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Lynne McCafferty KC4 Pump Court ‘Her biggest strength is her ability to quickly analyse complex technical issues and then distil them into clear, concise terms, both in her written advice and her oral advocacy.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Nicholas Vineall KC4 Pump Court ‘Excellent on his feet and very thorough in his preparation, he is calm, wise and a stellar advocate.’
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2022 Silks

    Alexander Wright KC4 Pump Court ‘Self-confident and robust, he is very effective in arbitration and has no problem advancing a weaker case, putting it with force and vigour.’

    Leading Juniors

    Thomas Crangle4 Pump Court ‘A reasoned and compelling advocate, both in his written work and when on his feet, he has a calm and measured approach which inspires confidence.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Kate Livesey4 Pump Court ‘A first-choice junior who is very clever, very hardworking, thinks carefully about her cases and wants to win!’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Sanjay Patel4 Pump Court ‘A good advocate who is very energetic, excellent on the law and great with clients.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Andrew Stevens4 Pump Court ‘Andrew is very personable, efficient and knowledgeable, and he is able to get up to speed with the matter quickly.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Daniel Goodkin 4 Pump Court ‘Daniel can always be relied upon to not buckle under pressure or unexpected case developments but instead to devise a responsive strategy with a very cool head.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Daniel Khoo - 4 Pump Court 'A brilliant junior whose work is tireless and he is completely committed.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Robert Scrivener4 Pump Court ‘Very bright, commercial and user-friendly, he takes little time to develop a great command of the detail.’
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘Good – lots of members with wide expertise.  Good for IT, construction and energy.’

    ‘They have a great track record in energy cases and have some of the leading counsel in this area.’

    ‘Many good construction and engineering counsel are at these chambers.’

    ‘A sound commercial set with a broad range of expertise.’

    ‘A great set, good offering for construction and energy at all levels.’

    Clerking

    ‘Good, especially Stewart Gibbs.’

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

      4 Pump Court has ‘good depth and strength in a wide range of insurance areas‘. The set routinely acts for insured parties, insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers in disputes in London’s Commercial Court, as well as international arbitrations (including Bermuda Form arbitrations) across the world. Following Rachel Ansell KC‘s appearance in the FCA business interruption test case, she continues to act in matters involving COVID-19 cover, including defending a Lloyd’s Syndicate Managing Agency against a high-profile £60m claim in the Commercial Court, which was brought by Parkdean Resorts for cover allegedly provided by a business interruption policy. At the senior-junior end, Simon Goldstone is noted for his specialism in high-value construction all risks insurance disputes; and Alice Carse is a May 2022 arrival from Devereux.

      Leading Silks

      Ranked: Tier 1
      Aidan Christie KC4 Pump CourtUser friendly, sound judgement, and unlike many others he will give a clear view on difficult issues.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Sean O'Sullivan KC4 Pump CourtCalm and assured.
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Leading Juniors

      James Purchas4 Pump CourtApproachable and provides clear advice.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Martyn Naylor - 4 Pump CourtThe classic up-and-coming junior - not only good on his feet and on paper, but tremendously helpful and hardworking and a really great team player.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Alice Carse4 Pump Court ‘Alice is an excellent insurance lawyer.  She is very tenacious and her written advocacy is of the highest quality.
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      Chambers has a good, strong team for insurance work.

      A real leading Chambers, especially in insurance and reinsurance.

      4PC has good depth and strength in a wide range of insurance areas.

      Clerking

      Excellent – helpful, accommodating and good communicators.

      The clerks are generally very helpful, particularly Stewart Gibbs.  Stewart is very personable, and reaches out to understand us as the instructing solicitors and how best they can help us, both on a particular matter and more generally in the future.

      Always a pleasure.

      London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

      4 Pump Court is a ‘very strong set of barristers for complex document heavy arbitrations‘  and is commended for its ‘good strength in depth, in both the Silk and junior stables’. The set stands out for its versatility, with members offering excellent expertise in a range of key industries, including construction and engineering, IT, shipping and insurance. Members regularly work in teams or appear on opposite sides. Recently Sean Brannigan KC has faced off against Rachel Ansell KC in a major multibillion-dollar infrastructure dispute in the Middle East. Sean O'Sullivan KC is also leading Andrew Stevens in a significant cross-border shipping claim involving Chinese and Indian parties.

      Leading Silks

      Sean Brannigan KC4 Pump CourtSean is absolutely outstanding - the leading construction silk. He is fantastic to work with and a real client favourite. He is excellent on strategy and his advocacy is a joy to behold.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Nigel Tozzi KC4 Pump Court ‘Very user friendly, upbeat, very good punchy oral and written submissions and good cross examination.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Rachel Ansell KC4 Pump Court ‘An impressive operator. She immerses herself in the detail and thinks strategically. She is a persuasive advocate, and this gets results.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Sean O'Sullivan KC4 Pump Court ‘He is highly responsive, incredibly diligent and well-prepared. He is happy to roll his sleeves up and get onboard. His advocacy is excellent, he strikes just the right tone, is persuasive and enjoyable to watch.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Alex Charlton KC4 Pump Court ‘Alex is bullish and a master at developing a strong case strategy. He is very robust in advocacy and cross-examination, and knows how to get a tribunal on his side. He has a lot of gravitas and impressed the client.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Nicolas Vineall KC4 Pump Court ‘A highly experienced and intelligent advocate.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Alexander Hickey KC4 Pump Court ‘Alex is a phenomenal advocate. His cross-examination skills are outstanding. He was able to demolish the credibility of the other sides' witnesses with ease and grace. He also has incredible instincts as to areas to press to reveal flaws in the other side's case’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Lynne McCafferty KC4 Pump Court ‘Lynne's biggest strength is her ability to quickly analyse complex technical issues and then distil them into clear, concise terms. This applies to both her written advice and pleadings/drafting, and her oral advocacy.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ranked: Tier 4
      James Leabeater KC - 4 Pump Court 'James is always prepared and responsive. His advocacy is considered and precise and cross examines in an effective but non-aggressive style that produces results.' 
      Ranked: Tier 4

      2022 Silks

      Alexander Wright KC4 Pump Court ‘Alex is a skilled arbitration advocate, with that confidence and poise which convinces tribunals. He is able to deal with parties and arbitrators from different legal systems.'

      Leading Juniors

      Andrew Stevens4 Pump Court ‘Very personable, efficient, knowledgeable and able to get up to speed with the matter quickly and assist the team.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      James Bowling  – 4 Pump Court ‘Easy to work with and provides very commercial advice. His advocacy is great and holds his own against opposing silks.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Rani Noakes4 Pump Court ‘Rani is a fantastic barrister. She is commercial, diligent and an absolute pleasure to work with. She builds rapport very easily with arbitrators (as well as clients and instructing solicitors) and her advocacy is direct, to the point, and always perfectly delivered. A real star.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Sanjay Patel4 Pump Court ‘Sanjay is the perfect combination of boundless enthusiasm and ferocious intellect. He has the ability to get to grips with intricate and technical matters of engineering while also managing to be pragmatic and commercial. The quality of his advocacy is far beyond his call and is defined by rationality and reason with the capacity to deploy more aggressive interrogation when the need arises.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘Excellent set for construction disputes. Far more client friendly than other sets.’

       ‘One of the pre-eminent sets in this area and very good strength in depth, in both the Silk and Junior stables.’

       ‘A very strong set of barristers for complex document heavy arbitrations.’

       ‘Increasingly prominent in the field of international arbitration.’

       ‘4 Pump Court  is, for me, the go-to construction set. There is a real strength in depth – I have worked with numerous silks and juniors over the years and they have consistently been excellent and very good to work with.’

       Clerking

       ‘The most user-friendly clerk team I have dealt with a refreshingly commercial approach.  Stewart Gibbs and Carl Wall are stand-outs.’ 

      London Bar > Shipping Tier 3

      With a deep bench of practitioners, 4 Pump Court remains a go-to set for clients in the shipping sector and handles disputes in the Commercial and High Court as well as in arbitration. . James Leabeater KC and Rani Noakes acted on behalf of the appellant disponent owners and Alexander Wright KC, who took silk in 2022, was instructed by the respondent voyage charterers in The Tai Prize, where the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision that voyage charterers are not liable towards owners for losses caused by an inaccurate bill of lading. Whether a marina as a whole could be defined as a dock for the purposes of limitation was the central question in Holyhead Marina Ltd v Farrer and Others, in which James Watthey acted on behalf of insurers and owners of damaged vessels. Sean O'Sullivan KC continues his involvement in a number of high-profile cases, including CV Stealth about a vessel that was detained in Venezuela after an attempt to export oil from the country, which the government alleges was a breach of local law. Thomas Steward, whose practice encompasses international arbitration and commercial litigation in shipping and shipbuilding, joined the set from The 36 Group in 2022, while Neil Henderson left for an in-house position at Gard AS the same year.

      Leading Silks

      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 3
      James Leabeater KC4 Pump Court  ‘His principal strength is his written advocacy, which is clear, concise and persuasive. His oral advocacy is similarly clear, and he is very good at obtaining information from witnesses in cross-examination.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 5

      2022 Silks

      Alexander Wright KC - 4 Pump CourtA very bright and committed barrister, with good knowledge of the area and great attention to detail.

      Leading Juniors

      James Watthey4 Pump Court 'He is personable and a stickler for detail - in a good way. He is also very good with clients in that he engages with them. That also translates to his advocacy.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Rani Noakes4 Pump Court ‘She is responsive, articulate and highly intelligent.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      James Hatt4 Pump Court 'He is very calm, thorough and user friendly.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Andrew Stevens4 Pump CourtVery clever and extremely detailed in his work. Also prepared to be commercial when necessary. A good advocate.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Thomas Steward –4 Pump Court 'He has a practical, approachable style, and really embeds himself in a team. He is a relaxed advocate.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ed Jones4 Pump Court 'Ed is articulate, an excellent critical thinker and brilliant on his feet.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Gideon Shirazi4 Pump Court 'An effective advocate under pressure, always very well prepared and on top of the details.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘4 Pump Court have some first-class leading silks and junior counsel. With an excellent mix of counsel with wet and dry shipping experience they always have excellent quality on hand to assist with a range of shipping matters.’

      ‘4 Pump Court is the set of choice for shipping related work. The barristers are always very much part of the team. The strength and breadth of experience is up there with the best.’

      ‘Top-rate shipping set.’

      ‘Very talented bunch of juniors, especially the recent crop. The chambers has a very bright future.’

      Clerks

      ‘The clerks are generally efficient and friendly, particularly Carl Wall.’

      ‘The clerks are first class and represent chambers superbly. James Tanner and Paul Bloxham are always on hand to recommend members of chambers for any case.’

      London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 4

      4 Pump Court is ‘an excellent set to work with across a range of areas’ and ‘punches well above its  weight in terms of quality and breadth of experience‘. Nigel Tozzi KC remains a leading figure in the market and represented Kestrel Coal in Quartz Assets LLC (and others) v KestrelCoal Midco Pty, a US$172m dispute concerning the acquisition financing of ming assets from Rio Tinto. Nicholas Vineall KC is also leading the Maduro team in  in Central Bank of Venezuela: Maduro Board v Guaido Board, concerning who controls gold bullion at the Bank of England belonging to the Central Bank of Venezuela. At the junior end, Matthew Thorne  regularly acts as sole counsel on prominent claims. The set was also boosted by the arrival of  the up-and-coming Laurence Page from Gatehouse Chambers.

      Leading Silks

      Nigel Tozzi KC4 Pump Court ‘Nigel is always thoroughly prepared, an excellent cross examiner and one of the best advocates in the country.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Stephen Cogley KC4 Pump Court ‘Vigorous advocate who fights exceptionally hard for the client. Assimilates huge volumes of information and processes it effectively to deliver the necessary results. Client friendly approach.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Aidan Christie KC4 Pump Court ‘Aidan is an outstanding leading counsel, with excellent technical and strategic knowledge. He is able to absorb highly technical subject matter and convert it to advice which is easily digestible to clients. Lay clients have been universally impressed.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Nicholas Vineall KC4 Pump Court ‘Nick is excellent on his feet and very thorough in his preparation.’
      Ranked: Tier 4

      2022 Silks

      Alexander Wright KC4 Pump Court ‘ Can prevail in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.'

      Leading Juniors

      Laurence Page  – 4 Pump Court ‘Very responsive, highly intelligent and great fun to work with. A legal polymath who seems to have an expert grip on many different areas of law.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Matthew Thorne  – 4 Pump Court ‘Matthew gets to grips with the issues quickly and is incisive. Clients like his friendly manner and pragmatic approach. His willingness to go the extra mile and his attention to detail make him a delight to work with. Always a go-to junior.’ 
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘4 Pump Court, whilst smaller than its major competitors, punches well above its  weight in terms of quality and breadth of experience. They have a stable of advocates who can turn their minds to any major, complex dispute.’

      ‘Pump Court are an impressive set with barristers of the highest calibre.’

      ‘4 Pump Court – very good set. Strength in depth.’

      ‘An excellent set to work with across a range of areas.’

      ‘Good commercial set.’

      Clerking

      ‘The clerks, most recently Richard Sumarno, are helpful and user friendly.’

      London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

      London Bar > Consumer

      London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

      Leading Silks

      Nigel Tozzi KC4 Pump Court ‘Nigel is great to work with, he is able to explain complex legal issues very simply while not losing sight of the commercial arguments. He is also a very effective advocate, solicitors are always pleased he is on their side.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Benjamin Pilling KC4 Pump Court 'Ben's preparation and command of detail, no matter how complex the facts or legal issues in dispute, are second to none. He has a clear and highly effective style of advocacy that inspires confidence in the tribunal whom he is addressing and quietly but forcefully dismantles his opponents.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      London Bar > Commodities

      Leading Silks

      Sean O'Sullivan KC4 Pump Court ‘His advice is strategically sophisticated but lucidly explained to clients, and his advocacy gains respect from judges and counsel alike.’
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Leading Juniors

      James Watthey 4 Pump Court ‘He is personable, a stickler for detail, and he always seems to get the judge on-side.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Financial services regulation

      Leading Silks

      Nicholas Vineall KC4 Pump Court ‘A highly experienced and intelligent advocate who taps into, and deals very well with, the concerns of the Court .
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Leading Juniors

      James Purchas4 Pump Court ‘Brilliant with any form of really difficult FCA case.’
      Ranked: Tier 1

      London Bar > Defamation and privacy

      Leading Silks

      Edward Garnier KC4 Pump CourtEdward is an outstandingly good advocate. Judges like him and listen to his submissions, and he has always been effective. He is very easy to work with, and his charm and courtesy make him popular with clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Employment

      Leading Juniors

      Alice Carse - 4 Pump Court  ‘Alice’s preparation for trial is meticulous and forensic, and her advocacy is measured and focused. She is approachable, and explains matters to client in a user-friendly and engaging manner, inspiring their confidence and reliance in her and her abilities.
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Fraud: civil

      Leading Juniors

      Laurence Page  – 4 Pump Court ‘Knowledgeable, self-motivated, with excellent client relationship skills; a very good all-round senior junior in commercial and fraud matters.’
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Middle East: The English Bar > Construction Tier 1

      4 Pump Court is instructed by local and regional firms as well as in-house teams on wide variety of construction projects with transportation projects being a key area of focus. Other areas of expertise include construction related work involving shipbuilding, telecoms and offshore construction. Sean Brannigan QC co-heads the chambers and advises some of the leading EPC contractors and government bodies in the region. Rachel Ansell QC is another standout silk with a broad range of expertise that spans from hydropower to natural gas. Other key names to mention include Lynne McCafferty QC, James Leabeater QC and Claire Packman QC.

      Leading silks

      Rachel Ansell QC4 Pump CourtRachel is a fine advocate. She puts her points firmly, clearly and persuasively. Rachel is a star of the construction Bar.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Sean Brannigan QC4 Pump CourtSean is an excellent legal strategist and tactician. An absolute force of nature in relation to cross examination of witnesses. Sean commands the hearing room and is very skilled at gaining the trust and the ears of the tribunal members.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Alexander Hickey QC4 Pump CourtHis strengths are his advocacy and ability to get up to speed very quickly.' 
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Benjamin Pilling QC4 Pump CourtBen is quite simply brilliant. Exactly who you need in your corner when it comes to major arbitration.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      James Leabeater QC4 Pump CourtJames is technically brilliant and his drafting is nuanced. He works well with the legal team, experts and clients alike. He is very responsive and always available to discuss the case.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Lord Marks QC4 Pump CourtJonathan is incredibly intelligent, able to pick up a matter and the last minute and get into the minutiae with ease, without missing a beat.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Lynne McCafferty QC4 Pump CourtIt is impressive how quickly she can get up to speed and across the details of a complex dispute. Her cross-examination is very impressive and strikes a good balance and she is expertly able to keep a rogue witness in line.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2

      2021 Silks

      Claire Packman QC4 Pump CourtClaire is an incredibly bright and hard working barrister and brings a legal knowhow and a keen legal eye to spot strategies and issues.  Claire cross examines incredibly well and is a fantastic edition to the Silk community.' 

      Leading juniors

      Thomas Crangle - 4 Pump Court 'Tom is personable and easy to work with. Our team enjoys working with Tom on international matters. Tom is also a very good advocate and can deal with complex legal issues very quickly.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Sanjay Patel4 Pump CourtSanjay is accessible, commercial, legally astute and a joy to work with.  His drafting and advocacy skills are both top drawer.  He is client friendly and an absolute joy to work with.  Sanjay really does set the benchmark for senior junior barristers in construction law in the market.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Simon Hale4 Pump CourtSimon is very thorough and hard working. His advocacy is top notch and drafting is excellent. He is delight to work with and clients love him.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Testimonials

      Set

      We regularly instruct 4 Pump Court and they are our preferred set for both UK and international construction and engineering disputes.’

      4 Pump Court is a forward looking chambers and innovative in its resourcing, pricing and approach. One of the leading chambers in the field of construction and energy disputes at this time. Availability is excellent and willingness to undertake joint marketing very refreshing.’

      4 Pump Court are a good set whose reputation for big ticket construction disputes has justifiably grown in the last few years. They are able to field an impressive range of talented barristers.’

      Clerking

      A very helpful and professional clerking team. Stewart Gibbs is an incredible pleasure to work with. He always makes himself available and is incredibly helpful.’

      I tend to deal mainly with Carl Wall. He is excellent and very easy to do business with. He appreciates the pressures we work under and is prepared to go the extra distance to ensure we jointly deliver excellent service to our mutual clients.’

      The clerks are excellent and led well by Stewart Gibbs and Carl Wall. Carl has excellent client management skills and is driven by finding solutions. Excellent to deal with.’

      Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitrators

      Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

      4 Pump Court is a leading construction, energy and engineering set within the Asia Pacific region, with members having experience in all forms of energy and can deal with construction issues resulting from projects such as mining, drilling and exploration. Member of chambers can handle international disputes from all major arbitral centres and against bodies such as the ICC and LCIA. Sean Brannigan KC continues to be a first choice of counsel for many complex and high quantum construction cases. Alexander Wright KC was made silk in March 2022.

      2022 Silks

      Leading Juniors

      Andrew Stevens – 4 Pump CourtAndrew's strengths are attention to detail, drafting and prior experience with jurisdiction applications.’  
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Testimonials

      Submission

      ‘4 Pump Court is a “go to” set for the field of construction. There barristers also have a very strong sense of commerciality which overlays their work which is greatly appreciated by clients.’

      ‘Excellent set – always someone good available who can assist.’

      Clerks

      ‘The clerks room is personable, user friendly and very responsive.’

      ‘Very good and commercial when needed/requested.’

      Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

      The ‘great4 Pump Court is a leading set in maritime dispute resolution, with members bringing their expertise to shipping and commodities cases which are often high value, complex disputes. Members are frequently instructed in regions such as China, Hong Kong and Singapore. One of the chambers’ leading cases is the ongoing Noble Chartering v Priminds Shipping Hong Kong Co – also known as The Tai Prize - in which James Leabeater and Rani Noakes  acted for the appellant and Alexander Wright KC acted for the respondent in a case which raised issues of general importance to the shipping industry concerning whether a voyage charterer warrants the accuracy of statements, such as in bills of lading, made as to the apparent order and condition of cargo - the matter went in to the England and Wales Court of Appeal in 2021.

      2022 Silks

      Alexander Wright KC –4 Pump CourtHis key strengths are a stellar combination of hard work and intelligence.

      Leading Juniors

      Andrew Stevens4 Pump Court ‘Andrew is excellent - very conscientious and on top of the detail of matters very quickly. Very good drafting skills and easy to work with - will always make himself available.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘4 Pump Court is a great English barrister chambers and there are several KCs and junior barristers who have a lot of dealings with the Great China region.  When there comes with thorny and sophisticated English law issues and demand for excellent advocacy, we always bear in mind this set.’  

      Clerking

      ‘They are quick and professional.  I am used to work with Carl Wall and he is a professional clerk.’ 

      ‘Carl Wall is fantastic and very experienced. He is always available and very user-friendly. I would highly recommend Carl.’ 

      Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

      Leading juniors

      Laurence Page  - 4 Pump Court  ‘Very pro-active, user-friendly, understands the legal framework in the UAE and the interplay between onshore and offshore regimes. He is very friendly and willing to attend preliminary meetings or provide preliminary advice, which is often well received by clients.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Gideon Shirazi  - 4 Pump Court 'Gideon is absolutely all over the detail. Able to digest enormous amounts of information and represent it in a persuasive and convincing manner. Clearly a rising star and one destined for the top. Clients respect his detailed and careful manner.'
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

      The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

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

      The set Chambers comprises 75 barristers, including 26 King’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, practical and innovative 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 the Far East, assisted by its office in Hong Kong.

      Barristers at 4 Pump Court understand the pressures that solicitors, in-house lawyers and clients operate under 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 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 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: 4 Pump Court has a reputation as one of the leading construction sets, 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 global insurance markets. Members act on behalf of UK and international insurance / reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates, brokers and insureds. 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, 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, shipbuilding and marine insurance. 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. Barristers also specialise in commercial shipbuilding and 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 aviation, 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.

      DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
      Senior Clerk Carl Wallcwall@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Senior Clerk Stewart Gibbssgibbs@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Head of Business Operations Jon Robinsonjrobinson@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Head of Business Operations Neil Dougallndougall@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Communications and Marketing Executive Jade Rawlinsonjrawlinson@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Marketing Executive Robyn Laceyrlacey@4pumpcourt.com+44 (0) 20 7842 5555
      Joint Head of Chambers BRANNIGAN KC, Sean (1994)
      Joint Head of Chambers ANSELL KC, Rachel (1995)
      Member of Chambers MOGER KC, Christopher (1972)
      Member of Chambers MARKS KC, Jonathan (1975)
      Member of Chambers GARNIER KC, Edward (1976)
      Member of Chambers ROWLAND KC, John (1979)
      Member of Chambers DOUGLAS KC, Michael (1974)
      Member of Chambers NICHOLSON KC, Jeremy (1977)
      Member of Chambers TOZZI KC, Nigel (1980)
      Member of Chambers CROSS KC, James (1985)
      Member of Chambers CHARLTON KC, Alex (1983)
      Member of Chambers CHRISTIE KC, Aidan (1988)
      Member of Chambers NEISH KC, Andrew (1988)
      Member of Chambers DAVIE KC, Michael (1993)
      Member of Chambers DUNLOP KC, Roddy (1998)
      Member of Chambers COGLEY KC, Stephen (1984)
      Member of Chambers SINCLAIR KC, Fiona (1989)
      Member of Chambers O'SULLIVAN KC, Sean (1997)
      Member of Chambers PILLING KC, Benjamin (1997)
      Member of Chambers BERGIN KC, Terence (1985)
      Member of Chambers HICKEY KC, Alexander (1995)
      Member of Chambers McCAFFERTY KC, Lynne (1997)
      Member of Chambers LEABEATER KC, James (1999)
      Member of Chambers STEPHENS KC, 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 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 MESFIN, Mek (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)
      Member of Chambers COOK, Elliott (2019)
      Member of Chambers O'BRIEN O'REILLY, Samantha (2019)
      Member of Chambers TAYLOR, Alex (2020)
      Member of Chambers MAKOWER, Clementine (2020)
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