Six Pump Court > London, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Stephen Hockman KC and Mark Watson KC
Six Pump Court

London Bar > Environment Tier 1

'Leading set in environmental law' Six Pump Court is well regarded for housing a team of 'specialists in environmental law'. In a prominent highlight for the set, a silk and two juniors - Stephen Hockman KC, Charles Morgan  and Nicholas Ostrowski respectively - appeared before the Supreme Court in The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Ltd, a case arising from longrunning litigation over alleged sewage discharges into the Manchester Ship Canal. The main issues in the case focus on the operation of the sewerage system in England and Wales, and the liability of undertakers for polluting discharges. In another matter, Christopher Badger is representing a waste recycling company in judicial review proceedings concerning the company's proposed exportation of hazardous waste to Norway.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman KCSix Pump Court ‘Stephen is a true expert – dedicated, accessible and hugely conscientious.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Watson KCSix Pump Court ‘A silk who has excellent environmental and regulatory legal knowledge, and delivers pragmatic advice well.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Christopher BadgerSix Pump Court ‘Christopher is a true environmental specialist.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark HarrisSix Pump Court ‘Mark is a very safe pair of hands on all manner of environmental matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon WignallSix Pump Court ‘Gordon is practical, robust and provides sterling advice.’   
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles MorganSix Pump CourtA pragmatic and very organised junior.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard BanwellSix Pump Court ‘Richard is adaptable, pragmatic and takes the bigger picture into account.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David HercockSix Pump Court ‘An extremely bright barrister, whose levelheaded manner helps to put clients at their ease.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Brendon Moorhouse Six Pump Court ‘Brendon is particularly excellent in cases of immense technical complexity. He presents them in a comprehensible narrative.’
Ranked: Tier 3


‘Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow engage and take active control of case management.’

‘Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow are excellent. They make a formidable team.’

‘The clerks are all fantastic but Ryan Barrow really stands out – he is a pleasure to deal with, nothing ever feels too much trouble and he’s very proactive.’

The clerks provide an excellent service.’

‘This set punches above its weight and have a number of counsel who are absolutely at the top of the game.’

‘The set’s regulatory and environmental work is particularly strong.’

‘The clerks are highly efficient and proactive.’

‘I always feel in safe hands with the clerks at Six Pump Court.’

South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Six Pump Court is an ‘excellent set with a wide range of talents and outstanding clerks’, with specific expertise in cases involving sexual offences and serious violent crime. The set, which is based in London and Maidstone, is particularly active in Kent. Danny Moore is defending a homeless woman charged with the murder of a homeless man, while Nina Ellin KC, who took silk in the 2023 round, successfully prosecuted a man who killed two and seriously injured three other members of the same family in a motor collision. Turning to the set's more junior names Emin Kandola secured the acquittal of two defendants alleged to have been involved in a prison mutiny.

Rising stars

Emin KandolaSix Pump Court 'Emin has a natural energy which brings life to her submissions, questions and speeches.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Richard Barraclough KC – Six Pump Court 'Richard has an incredible brain, able to grasp the complexities of forensic evidence, paediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry and pathology. He is always up to date on the law and researches every angle directly himself.'
Ranked: Tier 1

2023 Silks

Nina Ellin KC -Six Pump Court 'Nina is a hard-working, conscientious and thorough barrister. Her preparation for a case involves not only an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of her case, but she can effectively analyse the opposition's case. In court, she is calm and composed, with an ability to deal with any number of changing scenarios without hesitation.' 

Leading Juniors

Danny Moore   – Six Pump Court Chambers 'Danny is thorough and straightforward in his dealings with the clients, and his preparation is strong.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter AlcockSix Pump Court 'Peter is an extremely competent barrister in his preparation and presentation of cases in court.'
Ranked: Tier 1
John FitzGeraldSix Pump Court 'John has an immense presence both in court and with clients. He is very reassuring and meticulous in his preparation. He responds swiftly with advice where required.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel StevensonSix Pump Court 'Daniel is a well-prepared court advocate with a commanding presence, excellent client care and the ability to explain complex matters in simple terms to clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Kieran BrandSix Pump Court 'Kieran is an extremely able and impressive advocate. He has a very charming manner in court that appeals to judges and juries alike. He is very efficient in his advocacy and deals persuasively with any point.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Irwin - Six Pump Court 'Ben is a very approachable man, easy to contact and discuss a case with. He is completely unflappable in difficult situations. He can assimilate complicated facts quickly and develop a case strategy in an extremely short period.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Tanya Robinson Six Pump Court 'Tanya is extremely thorough in her preparation and an excellent advocate. She is a "go-to" barrister for high-end work, whether privately funded or legally aided. She gives clients the utmost confidence that they will be well-represented and their cases well-prepared.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Amy Nicholson  – Six Pump Court 'Amy is a calm and unflappable advocate. Her preparation is meticulous, and establishes an excellent rapport with her lay client and instructing solicitor.'
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Six Pump Court provide an excellent high-quality service in all areas of criminal work.’

‘Good quality criminal set with a very high profile, particularly in Kent. Chambers has both breadth and depth in prosecution and defence work.’

‘Six Pump Court have high-quality barristers who are very approachable and user-friendly.’

‘Six Pump Court is inevitable in criminal defence work and can cover a case listed at short notice.’

‘Six Pump Court as a whole, extremely accommodating. Michael Hearn is always very helpful and honest.’

‘The clerks go the extra mile to provide excellent service. Graham Colloff excels at ensuring that the client’s needs are met.’

Work highlights

South Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 1

Six Pump Court chambers is praised for being ‘always on hand to provide expert advice and answer any questions that one has’ across the full spectrum of employment law, including on cases involving unfair dismissal, TUPE transfers, redundancy and deductions of wages. Grace Cullen handles work for claimants, including disability discrimination cases, and Gordon Menzies has been busy advising on cases involving allegations of race and disability discrimination.

Leading Juniors

Grace CullenSix Pump Court 'Grace has a calm, reassuring approach, excellent client rapport and delivers winning intelligent advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court 'Gordon has great attention to detail. He is able to put the client at ease and often finds the best approach to getting information. In court, he is unflappable.'
Ranked: Tier 1


‘Ryan Barrow and Daniel Jenkins are both very friendly and approachable and go the extra mile to help.’

‘Ryan Barrow is responsive and helpful.’

‘The clerks are friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable. They are always looking for a solution to a problem, even with last-minute instructions. Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow are a credit to Six Pump Court.’

‘The set is incredibly helpful and will offer assistance where they can. They also help at short notice and have always been a source of professional and reliable assistance for the firms.’

‘The chamber is really well run. The barristers and clerks are always willing to go the extra mile to assist when they can. They have a good selection of expertise and characters, which means they can cater for all types of matters and clients.’

‘The chamber is friendly and personable with available and supportive counsel.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Consumer Tier 2

Six Pump Court is well known for its expertise in handling regulatory matters, and fields a team with strength in advising on a broad range of consumer law issues. Mark Watson KC has a solid track record in prosecuting and defending in food safety cases, and Ian Thomas‘ ‘technical knowledge of the law on food safety and allergen labelling is excellent‘. Pascal Bates is a key name for environmental or safety-related consumer matters. David Hercock regularly defends national and multinational organisations against actions brought by regulatory bodies, such as the Food Standards Agency.

Leading Silks

Mark Watson KCSix Pump Court ‘Mark is particularly knowledgeable of consumer safety matters – one of the best in this area.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Ian ThomasSix Pump Court ‘He is very client-friendly and unbelievably responsive, with excellent attention to detail.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David HercockSix Pump Court ‘David is very good on the details and technical arguments.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3


‘Richard Constable, Ryan Barrow and Michael Hearn are stand-out names.’

‘Michael Hearn works incredibly hard to provide an excellent service to all clients of the chambers.’

‘Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow are excellent.’

‘The service was excellent.’

‘The set is very knowledgeable on all regulatory matters.’

London Bar > Health and safety Tier 2

Six Pump Court is sought out by high profile clients, including multinational organisations, across a broad range of industries, such as manufacturing, rail, nuclear, maritime, construction and retail. Mark Watson KC prosecuted a manslaughter prosecution arising from a worker being fatally injured as a result of being run over by a reversing lorry. Mark Harris represented the Environment Agency in an inquest arising from the death of an employee of the organisation whilst felling trees near Shepperton Lock.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman KCSix Pump CourtStephen has the innate ability to factor in his experience on environmental and administrative cases and provide good solutions to the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Watson KCSix Pump CourtMark has excellent interpersonal and social skills, commitment and good judgement. However, it is his attention to detail that is most impressive.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Pascal BatesSix Pump Court 'Exceedingly thorough and on top of the detail.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee BennettSix Pump CourtLee has the ability to take in vast quantities of complex evidence and with consistent accuracy get to the heart of the matter. He is a very well measured and succinct advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
David HercockSix Pump Court ‘He is very much obsessed with the detail, without losing sight of the overall strategy. His written work is extremely strong and he is able to duplicate this on his feet in person.‘
Ranked: Tier 2
Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court ‘He is a skilful jury advocate. Softly spoken, no theatrics, just good old-fashioned presentation of evidence and persuasive advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas OstrowskiSix Pump Court 'Nick is a very composed and persuasive advocate. He is able to identify the important issues in a case and convey points in a very calm but forceful manner.‘
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow in the clerks room are excellent at what they do. Not least, they make their work seem effortless, which is the sign of a very able clerk.’

‘The clerks provide the exact service you require, prompt and friendly, easy to communicate with.’

‘The clerks are always willing to go the extra mile and find a solution to a problem. The clerks are a credit to the set. They are approachable and friendly.’

‘The clerks are very good, proactive, personable and accommodating. Very prompt and contactable and always willing to help.’

‘The senior clerk Richard is extremely knowledgable and helpful. He is proactive in dealing with the crown court list offices and assists our paralegals immensely in ensuring the smooth progress of the case.’

‘Michael Hearn at 6 Pump Court is the best clerk I have worked with. He responds quickly to emails, is always willing to negotiate on fees and is friendly and approachable. ‘

‘6 Pump Court is a brilliant set. It has a large portfolio of health and safety lawyers, all of whom are dedicated and talented.’

‘I have always been extremely happy with the set as a whole. A decent bunch of people from the clerks all the way up to KC’s’

Work highlights

London Bar > Planning Tier 4

Six Pump Court is a ‘very capable set with a strong expertise in planning‘, bolstered by the chambers’ regulatory and environment teams. The set’s ‘wealth of planning barristers‘ acts for a wide range of clients, from private sector parties, such as landowners, developers, infrastructure providers and interested third parties, to local authority clients across England and Wales. William Upton KC represented the Mears Group in the high-profile case of East Riding of Yorkshire Council v Mears Group and others concerning the accommodation of asylum seekers in local hotels and the distinction between hotels and hostels under planning law. Megan Thomas KC has promoted several plans for local planning authorities, appearing at the examinations of the local plans for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells – examples of the set’s strengths in the South East of England outside London.

Rising stars

Mark Davies   – Six Pump Court  ‘Mark is very personable and works well with both solicitors and the lay clients. He is able to put lay clients at ease and get to the heart of matters quickly. Mark’s advocacy is good.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Megan Thomas KC - Six Pump Court  ‘Grasps matters quickly and is able to advise corporately in a timely manner.’
Ranked: Tier 4
William Upton KC – Six Pump Court  ‘Will’s written work is second to none. He reads judges very well, and judges appreciate that he focuses his advocacy on the main points of a case.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Mark Beard  – Six Pump Court ‘Mark is an acute advocate who is able to distill the heart of a case. He is a good team player, personable and good with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Anne Williams  – Six Pump Court  ‘Anne is very personable with clients and sets out clearly the process and the areas she wants them to answer questions on. Her advocacy is effective and probing without any aggression or rudeness. She seeks to get a full understanding of the subject.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Giles Atkinson  – Six Pump Court ‘Giles gives exceptionally good counsel and is not influenced by the level of the opposition. He is an excellent advocate in all planning matters. His main strength is that he is prepared to advise a methodology prior to being formally instructed.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Banwell  – Six Pump Court ‘Responsive, approachable and commercial. Very flexible and user-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Strachan  –Six Pump Court  ‘An excellent barrister, knowledgeable, approachable and extremely robust.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Noémi ByrdSix Pump Court  ‘Noémi is able to understand the issues at hand quickly to provide the most appropriate advice. She has excellent knowledge of the planning law field and provides clear and concise advice to councils. Her advice is always detailed and has no problem in answering any follow-up questions which may arise. She can easily pick up on details which may be problematic in the future.’
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Michael Hearn is a top-drawer clerk, highly likable and very professional.’

‘Michael Hearn at 6 Pump Court is the best clerk I have worked with. It is clear that Michael works incredibly hard to provide an excellent service to all the clients of the chambers, treating solicitors as valued customers. Daniel Jenkins, although very junior, is showing promise of becoming an excellent clerk.’

‘I regularly deal with Ryan Barrow who is my main point of contact. However, over time I have dealt with all the clerks who are all very accessible and helpful.’

‘The clerks at 6 Pump Court are excellent. Ryan Barrow in particular is always very quick to respond.’

‘6 Pump Court have a wealth of planning barristers; each barrister I have worked with has been friendly as well as extremely knowledgeable within their field. They run regular training events which are always excellent and very informative.’

‘Very capable set with a strong expertise in planning and members who will go the extra mile.’

‘All counsels that I have worked with have in-depth knowledge of planning law and they are able to explain in a clear manner any complexities that may arise. ‘

‘6 Pump Court is a set that is small by modern standards, but it does offer a breadth of experience and personal service.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Crime

Western Circuit > Planning and environment

Leading Juniors

Brendon MoorhouseSix Pump Court ‘Brendon understand complex incidents and infrastructure quickly and handles with ease difficult and voluminous cases. He has excellent people skills as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of environmental law, especially waste and large water company cases. In court he is calm but incisive and tenacious – a future silk.’ 
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Costs

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court 'An attentive barrister who always provides realistic advice.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

This is one of the leading common law sets in London and the south east, with particular specialist expertise in civil and commercial, criminal, employment, family, inquests and inquiries, licensing personal injury, public, planning and environmental, and regulatory law.

The set: Chambers was founded in the 1920s and whilst originally recognised as a specialist criminal, civil and family set, has evolved to become one of the strongest sets in environmental, local government, planning, health and safety and all forms of regulatory law as well.

The profile of chambers and the quality of work continues to be maintained at a very high level. Six Pump Court has an ethos of approachability and friendliness, as well as strong administration that delivers solutions. It offers a first-class team of advocates and advisers.

Types of work undertaken
Regulatory and competition law: chambers prosecutes and defends regulatory criminal offences particularly health and safety (including the construction, energy and transport sectors), food, consumer protection/trading standards, licensing, intellectual property protection, environmental protection, and planning enforcement. All financial litigation including fraud, confiscation, corporate governance and financial conduct.

Public: members undertake a full range of judicial review and related advisory work, often with a planning/environmental or regulatory subject matter.

Planning and environmental: members appear for and against regulators and public authorities. Proceedings include public inquiries and regulatory criminal proceedings. The team has established a particular niche in relation to work on the interface between environmental, planning and human rights law.

Personal injury: chambers covers all aspects of personal injury for both claimants and defendants. Cases include employers’ liability, RTA, clinical negligence and professional negligence arising out of the conduct of claims. Claims at all levels of value are conducted from the earliest stages through to trial including settlement through ADR.

Inquests: members appear for the full range of interested persons (including regulators, employers, site operators and families) at inquests and inquiries, tackling the wider issues raised by Article 2 inquests and reports to prevent future deaths.

Family: members of the family team advise and appear in the private and public law arenas. In private cases dealing with financial and child care applications, including removal from the jurisdiction. The expertise in matrimonial finance extends to corporate, agricultural and high-value matters, including overseas trusts.

Employment: the team covers all aspects of employment law and provide a service that is available from advising on the formation of company disciplinary and grievance procedures through to representing at Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Criminal: the team has a proven track record in the whole range of criminal work from pre-charge advice onwards, both for the prosecution and the defence. It undertakes publicly and privately funded work. Members represent individuals and corporations (and officers thereof) in proceedings brought against them; and also undertakes private prosecutions brought by business and local authorities, as well as by the orthodox prosecuting agencies.

Civil and commercial: commercial disputes (including arbitration), professional negligence, and landlord and tenant work. The work is split between claimants and defendants and undertaken, inter alia, on behalf of a range of substantial insurers, public companies, local authorities and government departments.

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Languages spoken: French, German, Russian and Japanese.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Richard Constable
Members of Chambers HOCKMAN KC, Stephen (1970)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS KC, Robert (1974)
Members of Chambers BARRACLOUGH KC, Richard (1980)
Members of Chambers THOMAS KC, Megan (1987)
Members of Chambers UPTON KC, William
Members of Chambers WATSON KC, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT KC, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers ARMSTRONG, Grant (1978)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Charles (1978)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Mark (1980)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Anne (1980)
Members of Chambers BALDOCK, Nicholas (1983)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Paul (1985)
Members of Chambers WIGNALL, Gordon (1987)
Members of Chambers FORBES, Peter (1990)
Members of Chambers MOORHOUSE, Brendon (1992)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Ian (1993)
Members of Chambers HOGBEN, Paul (1993)
Members of Chambers ELLIN, Nina (1994)
Members of Chambers MOORE, Danny (1994)
Members of Chambers BATES, Pascal (1994)
Members of Chambers ALCOCK, Peter (1995)
Members of Chambers STERN, Thomas (1995)
Members of Chambers BEARD, Mark (1996)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Tanya (1997)
Members of Chambers BANWELL, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers MENZIES, Gordon William (1998)
Members of Chambers FITZGERALD, John (1998)
Members of Chambers BENNETT, Lee (1998)
Members of Chambers DUNN, Tom (1998)
Members of Chambers NICHOLSON, Amy (1999)
Members of Chambers LUTTMAN, Lucy (2001)
Members of Chambers HERCOCK, David (2001)
Members of Chambers ATKINSON, Giles (2002)
Members of Chambers JESSOP, Stuart (2002)
Members of Chambers STEVENSON, Daniel (2002)
Members of Chambers BADGER, Christopher (2002)
Members of Chambers BYRD, Noémi (2004)
Members of Chambers CULLEN, Grace (2005)
Members of Chambers NICHOLSON, Amy (1999)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Thaiza (2006)
Members of Chambers IRWIN, Ben (2006)
Members of Chambers STRACHAN, Nicola (2006)
Members of Chambers CROWDY, Isabella (2007)
Members of Chambers BRAND, Kieran (2007)
Members of Chambers REES PHILLIPS, Ian (2009)
Members of Chambers OSTROWSKI, Nicholas (2009)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Fiona (2009)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Craig (2010)
Members of Chambers ROKAD, Angelica (2014)
Members of Chambers KANDOLA, Emin (2015)
Members of Chambers HAUSDORFF, Natasha (2016)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Mark (2017)
Members of Chambers McBARNET, William (2017)
Members of Chambers FOXWELL, Jessica (2019)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, James (2021)
Members of Chambers DOBBIE, Alice (2007)*
Members of Chambers HOTHAM, William (2009)*
Members of Chambers McGRENERA KC, Noelle (1978)*
Members of Chambers WALKER KC, STEVEN (2008)*
Members of Chambers WOOD, Simon (2001)*
Members of Chambers REED, Kristiina (2013)*
Members of Chambers MORAN KC, Andrew (1976)*
Members of Chambers HUMPHREYS KC, Richard (1986)*
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Peter Alcock photo Peter Alcock His extensive criminal practice covers the entire spectrum of crime including murder,…
Grant Armstrong photo Grant Armstrong Barrister specialising in family law (particularly ancillary relief and Inheritance Act), general…
Giles Atkinson photo Giles Atkinson Advocacy and advisory work in all areas of planning in public inquiries,…
Christopher Badger photo Christopher Badger Practice Areas: Environmental Regulation and Enforcement; Business Crime and Corporate Defence. Specialist…
Nicholas Baldock photo Nicholas Baldock Barrister specialising in general common law; personal injury; property damage; professional negligence;…
Richard Banwell photo Richard Banwell Practising planning and environmental law since being called to the Bar, following…
Richard Barraclough photo Richard Barraclough Richard Barraclough QC has a broad practice developed after qualifying as a…
Pascal Bates photo Pascal Bates Prosecuting and defending regulatory prosecutions brought by national and local enforcement agencies,…
Mark Beard photo Mark Beard Barrister specialising in planning, environment and local government law and regulatory.
Lee Bennett photo Lee Bennett Lee Bennett is a specialist regulatory barrister practising primarily in the areas…
Kieran Brand photo Kieran Brand Kieran Brand has established himself as a busy practitioner on the South…
Noémi Byrd photo Noémi Byrd
Isabella Crowdy photo Isabella Crowdy Called to the Bar 2007, Middle Temple. Her practice is a mixed…
Grace Cullen photo Grace Cullen Grace is recommended in the Legal 500 for her work in employment…
Mark Davies photo Mark Davies ArbitrationCivil & CommercialCriminal LawLicensingPersonal InjuryPlanning & EnvironmentalPublic LawRegulatory & Competition
Tom Dunn photo Tom Dunn Called to the Bar 1998.
Nina Ellin KC photo Nina Ellin KC Nina Ellin is an experienced specialist criminal practitioner who undertakes both prosecution…
Craig Evans photo Craig Evans Craig has developed a busy criminal practice, and regularly appears before the…
John Fitzgerald photo Mr John Fitzgerald John FitzGerald is an established and busy practitioner on the South Eastern…
Peter Forbes photo Peter Forbes Barrister specialising in crime.
Jessica Foxwell photo Ms Jessica Foxwell
Robert Griffiths photo Robert Griffiths Fellow of the Erasmus Foundation 2018President of the London Chamber of Arbitration…
Mark Harris photo Mark Harris Mark has a prominent reputation in his almost exclusively regulatory practice. Mark…
James Harrison photo Mr James Harrison
Natasha Hausdorff photo Natasha Hausdorff ArbitrationCivil & CommercialCriminal LawEmployment LawLicensingPersonal InjuryPlanning & EnvironmentalPublic LawRegulatory & Competition
David Hercock photo David Hercock David Hercock specialises in regulatory and administrative law. He has experience across…
Stephen Hockman photo Stephen Hockman Practice Areas Principal areas of practice are regulatory, health and safety, environmental,…
Paul Hogben photo Paul Hogben Paul Hogben is a specialist defence advocate. He was called to the…
Ben Irwin photo Ben Irwin Ben is an experienced and highly regarded barrister specialising exclusively in criminal…
Emin Kandola photo Ms Emin Kandola Emin was called to the Bar in 2015. Emin’s practice encompasses all…
Thaiza Khan photo Thaiza Khan Called to the Bar 2006.
Lucy Luttman photo Lucy Luttman Specialises in criminal and regulatory law.
William McBarnet photo Mr William McBarnet Planning, Environmental Law, Crime
Gordon William Menzies photo Gordon William Menzies Gordon’s practice principally focuses on regulatory work, in particular health and safety.…
Danny Moore photo Danny Moore Danny Moore was called to the Bar in 1994 by the Middle…
Brendon Moorhouse photo Mr Brendon Moorhouse
Charles Morgan photo Mr Charles Morgan Charles Morgan’s principal areas of practice are environmental law and commercial property…
Amy Nicholson photo Ms Amy Nicholson Amy’s practice is split equally between defence and prosecution work. She is…
John O'Higgins photo John O'Higgins Admitted as a solicitor 1986 following articles at TV Edwards. Practised as…
Nicholas Ostrowski photo Nicholas Ostrowski Nicholas Ostrowski’s practice covers the whole range of civil and criminal matters…
Ian Rees Phillips photo Ian Rees Phillips Common and civil law; employment law; criminal law; housing law.
Tanya Robinson photo Tanya Robinson Tanya Robinson specialises in criminal cases, coroner’s inquests and regulatory work. She…
Angelica Rokad photo Angelica Rokad Angelica is a barrister at Six Pump Court with a broad common…
Oliver Saxby photo Oliver Saxby Oliver Saxby QC was called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed…
Thomas Stern photo Thomas Stern Thomas was born in Kent and his early intention was to join…
Daniel Stevenson photo Daniel Stevenson Criminal; Regulatory
Nicola Strachan photo Nicola Strachan ArbitrationCivil & CommercialEmployment LawPlanning & EnvironmentalPublic LawRegulatory & Competition
Paul Taylor photo Paul Taylor Specialises in criminal law. Recent cases include: R v Zardad (the first…
Megan Thomas photo Megan Thomas Specialising in town and country planning, environmental, local government, judicial review, highways…
Ian Thomas photo Ian Thomas Practice Areas Barrister specialising in consumer product regulation with a particular focus…
William Upton photo William Upton Barrister specialising in town and country planning, environmental, local government, judicial review,…
Mark Watson photo Mark Watson Regulatory law, particularly health and safety, environmental and planning enforcement, consumer law…
Mark Watson photo Mark Watson Regulatory law, particularly health and safety, environmental and planning enforcement, consumer law…
Gordon Wignall photo Gordon Wignall Gordon Wignall is an experienced environmental / property, regulatory and dispute-resolution practitioner.…
Anne Williams photo Ms Anne Williams Anne specialises in planning and environment work. She advises developers on pre-application…
Fiona Williams photo Fiona Williams Fiona has a thriving practice which includes all aspects of family law.…

TESTIMONIAL: The clerks are simply brilliant. The clerks, led by Richard Constable, are very responsive and, more importantly, very honest. If they haven’t got the right person for the job they will tell you.

TESTIMONIAL: The clerks are delightful to work with and will move heaven and earth to ensure the clients get an excellent service. They are real team players and are interested in what clients need.

TESTIMONIAL: Led by the ‘excellent’ Richard Constable, the clerks ‘combine enthusiasm, wit and ability to great effect’. All clerks are ‘extremely knowledgeable about their barristers’ strengths’ and ‘value their instructing solicitors.

TESTIMONIAL: a rich pool of very experienced and committed advocates and probably the best clerks in the Temple and beyond… chambers are traditional and friendly, lacking the corporate and impersonal feel of some chambers.

TESTIMONIAL: …the set is filled with outstanding barristers from top to bottom.

TESTIMONIAL: A deserved reputation for being a go to set for health and safety environmental and planning matters. That they also still do real crime is a real asset to their all-round skill set.


Chambers is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity without discrimination.

We are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion (‘EDI’) amongst all our members and staff.

In relation to all our recruitment exercises, we encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.

Our EDI policies and procedures are intended to support and facilitate our underlying commitment on a day to day basis. A copy of Chambers’ overarching Equality and Diversity Policy may be viewed here

An Equality and Diversity Officer and a Diversity Data Officer are appointed in Chambers. Lee Bennett is our Equality and Diversity Officer and Grace Cullen is our Diversity Data Officer.

We also have a Steering Group set up to further consider and review EDI matters including, amongst others, race and the position of women at the Bar and in Chambers.

We recognise that to ensure the effective implementation of our policies and to realise an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace in Chambers we must all work to that end.

We also recognise that the Bar needs to make better progress in encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to enter the profession. Members of Chambers accept this as a responsibility we can all commit to.

Regularly monitoring diversity data is one tool we use. In accordance with the Bar Standards Board Handbook, we collect and publish the results of our diversity data monitoring exercises. The results of this and more detail on our policies can be viewed here


“Pro bono” work is legal advice and representation provided free of charge, for clients of limited financial means, in the public interest. Clients can be individuals or groups – for example community campaign or interest groups.

Our members regularly accept pro bono instructions, usually through other organisations like Advocate, the Environmental Law Foundation, and Planning Aid, in all areas of chambers’ work but particularly Public and Administrative Law, Planning, and Environment.

For example, Grace Cullen is an honorary legal assistant providing regular advice and drafting for clients at Citizen’s Advice. Nicholas Ostrowski has successfully represented an asylum-seeker in judicial review proceedings, a local authority tenant in a dispute about water charges (securing a pro bono costs order for several thousand pounds), and has also advised an environmental water charity on changes to the Environment Bill as it travelled through Parliament, to protect watercourses from discharges from combined sewer overflows. Noémi Byrd and James Harrison have also worked pro bono in environmental cases, on planning judicial review and noise nuisance respectively.