Six Pump Court > London, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Stephen Hockman KC and Mark Watson KC
Six Pump Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AR
England

London Bar > Environment Tier 1

Six Pump Court is ‘a very good approachable environmental set with quality barristers giving a user-friendly service’. The set has numerous specialists in environmental law and planning, who have been involved in the most significant environmental enforcement cases undertaken by the Environment Agency, including acting for the principal corporate defendant in the largest prosecution ever undertaken by the EA, and advising on cutting-edge environmental issues such as the form and substance of the new Office for Environmental Protection. Stephen Hockman KC acted for the defendant in Environment Agency v European Metal Recycling Ltd, which centred on allegations of deliberately dumping waste and risking pollution of a nationally significant water supply. Among the juniors, Mark Harris, who represented the EA in a case against South West Water, and Gordon Wignall, who handled a group litigation case in the High Court concerning dust, odours and noise from a wood chip manufacturing plant, are highly regarded.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman KCSix Pump Court ‘He has gravitas in spades, and he argues points with insight and clarity at all times.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Watson KCSix Pump Court ‘He is very diligent and has an incredible grasp of detail, and his experience and knowledge really come through in his advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 3
William Upton KCSix Pump Court ‘Personable, hardworking, detail-orientated and ferociously bright, he is a quick thinker who is tough in cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Megan Thomas KCSix Pump Court ‘She adopts a very clever and considered approach to advocacy with a gentle and friendly approach that puts people at ease.’

Leading Juniors

Christopher BadgerSix Pump Court ‘Extremely versatile, very thorough and detailed, the leading junior environmental counsel in the country - a true star!’
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark HarrisSix Pump Court ‘A real heavyweight in court, she is an excellent tactician providing clear advocacy and excellent knowledge and court craft.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon WignallSix Pump Court ‘A pleasure to work with, he is the go-to barrister for complex environmental cases, with a detailed and careful approach to all he does.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard BanwellSix Pump Court ‘He provides an excellent service with thorough knowledge in environmental law and a huge amount of experience.’’
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles MorganSix Pump Court ‘He has encyclopaedic knowledge of water law, good judgement and is approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas OstrowskiSix Pump CourtVery easy to work with, he provides high-quality advice and puts forward points of view which had previously not been considered.’
Ranked: Tier 3
David HercockSix Pump Court ‘There is no detail or fact which escapes him and his ability to get to the heart of the issues is very impressive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart JessopSix Pump Court ‘Really engaging and passionate about the work and the client's case, he is a strong advocate who gets to the point.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Brendon Moorhouse - Six Pump Court ‘A first choice in any serious or technically complex case, his preparation is methodical and exemplary, and his advocacy is calm, persuasive and unruffled.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I have worked with other members at Chambers and they do have strength in depth in this area. 6PC should shout louder about how good they are!’

‘6 Pump Court is one of the leading specialist environmental sets in the country for criminal work. Their counsel are excellent, and chambers has real strength in depth.’

‘6 Pump Court is the leading set in environmental law.  I am happy to recommend them to friends and colleagues.’

‘6 Pump Court is a really strong set for environmental work, particularly regulatory matters, criminal defence, and permitting.’

‘A very good, approachable environmental set with quality barristers giving a user-friendly service.’

Clerking

‘Ryan Barrow is great – always helpful, easy to deal with, proactive. Ryan is who I deal with most but all members of the clerking team are good and pleasant to deal with.’

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

Six Pump Court has an ‘extremely experienced and skilled criminal team’ that is ‘versatile and prosecute and defend in the most serious cases’.. Nina Ellin prosecuted the parents of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who were convicted of the child’s murder, while rising star Emin Kandola prosecuted four defendants for the stabbing of a teenage girl. Prior to his appointment to the circuit bench in Maidstone in September 2022, Oliver Saxby KC (as was) acted for a man referred to in the press as the “Tonbridge Wells Bedsit Killer”, who pleaded guilty to murdering and then sexually assaulting two women, as well as acts of necrophilia carried out decades earlier.

Rising stars

Emin KandolaSix Pump Court  ‘Emin’s great strengths are charisma and charm. She commands the room with understated humour and humility.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Richard Barraclough KC - Six Pump Court 'Richard is a masterclass in his field, knowledgeable, calm and precise. He is always well-prepared and a master of advocacy.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Danny Moore   - Six Pump Court Chambers 'Danny is hard-working, persuasive and down to earth.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom DunnSix Pump Court ‘Tom provides a detailed analysis, good reasoning and clear advice. He provides a strong advocacy in the court room.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
John FitzGeraldSix Pump Court ‘John is a very able advocate. He has a robust approach to the preparation of cases, the way he deals with clients and indeed his conduct in court.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran BrandSix Pump Court ‘Kieran is always well prepared. He always ensures that proper court attendance notes, either in relation to trials or sentencing are made available to those instructing him and gives prompt advice about the next steps.’ 
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel StevensonSix Pump Court ‘Daniel works very hard, always has a complete grasp of the facts and relevant law in a case and is able to present that to the jury with ease. His cross-examination is highly skilled and always focused on the key issues. His closing addresses are powerful and persuasive. He is excellent counsel.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set 

‘An excellent set, with strong depth across the board.’ 

‘A very good set, with a wide range of abilities in varied types of work.’ 

‘The criminal team in chambers is extremely experienced and skilled. The team has consummate professionals who universally win the trust of the judiciary, solicitors, opponents and clients.’ 

‘The criminal barristers at Six Pump Court are versatile and prosecute and defend in the most serious cases. Set is highly regarded and well-respected and is known for providing an exceptional level of services.’

Clerking

‘The clerks’ room is modern and forward-thinking, ensures that work is properly allocated and always provides appropriate counsel for the case.’ 

‘The clerks are renowned as the most helpful clerks. They go the extra mile and do not leave clients hanging. If they cannot solve a problem, they will always find someone who will. They are friendly and down to earth.’ 

Work highlights

    South Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 1

    Six Pump Court’s Grace Cullen has an ‘attention to detail’ and provides ‘clear advice’ on several employment matters, including unfair dismissals, constructive dismissal, and discrimination claims. In a recent highlight, Cullen successfully represented the claimant in an unfair dismissal claim brought against London Underground. Gordon Menzies represents employers and employees before Employment Tribunals and EAT on discrimination matters along with restraint of trade injunctions and TUPE-related litigation.

    Leading Juniors

    Grace CullenSix Pump Court ‘She takes an intelligent and practical approach to cases, and has an excellent rapport with her clients.’ 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court ‘Gordon has good knowledge of the law and ability to apply it in practice. He has a good manner in dealing with the client and provides clear explanation of the issues and good ideas for case strategy.’
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Testimonials

    Set 

    ‘Good and personable counsel always available at cost-effective rates with excellent preparation of cases.’ 

    Clerking 

    ‘Ryan Barrow stands out, always willing to help and offer the best barrister for the case.’ 

    ‘Clerks are very helpful and quick to respond.’ 

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Consumer Tier 2

      A number of impressive individuals‘ at specialist regulatory set Six Pump Court act in some of the market’s key consumer law cases, with a focus on criminal matters. In the food sector, chambers has several pre-eminent specialists, including David Hercock, who acted for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers against the Food Standards Agency in proceedings before the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union; and Ian Thomas, whose broad practice in the area covers both contentious and pre-dispute advice. Pascal Bates has a particular specialism in consumer issues with environmental or safety concerns, whereas Stuart Jessop is the name to note for animal welfare-related consumer matters, as well as food law.

      Leading Silks

      Mark Watson KCSix Pump Court ‘Mark has been involved in many of the most significant food safety cases and is knowledge in this area is second to none.’
      Ranked: Tier 2

      Leading Juniors

      Ranked: Tier 2
      Pascal BatesSix Pump Court 'He has an excellent grasp of detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and gives straightforward and helpful assistance to those instructing.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Lee BennettSix Pump Court - 'Strategic, thoughtful and very astute.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      David HercockSix Pump Court ‘He is a technical genius and his ability to ferret out discrete legal points is second to none.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Stuart JessopSix Pump Court ‘Stuart has a deep understanding of this area, which coupled with great strategic planning, skilled advocacy, and great client care makes him a go-to counsel.'
      Ranked: Tier 3

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘Very good set with a number of impressive individuals.’

      ‘Impressive strength in depth and access to counsel.’

      ‘The set is very good and specialist in regulatory matters.’

      Clerking

      ‘Michael Hearn is friendly, helpful and prompt in responding.’

      ‘Ryan Barrow and Richard Constable are excellent – commercial, straight talking and a pleasure to deal with.’

      ‘Richard Constable is superb – very approachable and efficient.’

      Work highlights

        London Bar > Health and safety Tier 2

        Six Pump Court is ‘a great set‘ which is ‘always dedicated to clients‘. Mark Watson KC, who is considered a ‘tactical genius‘, acted on behalf of the CPS in a corporate manslaughter prosecution arising from a transport failure at a waste company.

        Leading Silks

        Stephen Hockman KCSix Pump CourtWhen he speaks in court, people listen. A top pick by most instructing solicitors for the most difficult cases.
        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

        Ranked: Tier 2
        Lee BennettSix Pump Court 'Lee is strategic, thoughtful and very astute. He is also hardworking and dedicated to getting the right result for our clients.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Ranked: Tier 2
        David HercockSix Pump CourtDavid is an extremely hard working individual, who is deeply knowledgeable in the field of health and safety. He is a skilled advocate who plans meticulously for every hearing.
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtHe has an incredible memory for detail and brilliant organisational skills – he remembers every fact about a case.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Nicholas OstrowskiSix Pump CourtNick provides high quality advice. He has the ability to put forward points of view which had previously not been considered.
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

        Chambers is clearly very strong in H&S.’

        The chambers offers a wide range of experience and expertise and the barristers are user friendly and accessible.

        The set has a great reputation. Training sessions are run in a helpful and lively manner.

        An excellent set. It always goes the extra mile.’

        As a set, Six Pump Court is second to none in this area of law. If the barrister of choice is not available then the strength of the team is such that the clerks can always find someone with sufficient skill and experience to deal with the matter in hand.

        Clerking

        The most personal service. They care deeply about going the extra mile. Pragmatic and professional but totally personable and human. Utterly charming to deal with. Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow in particular could make a living giving masterclasses in clerking.

        London Bar > Crime Tier 4

        ‘Offering a first-rate service across the sphere of serious crime’, members of Six Pump Court defend and prosecute in a range of cases involving serious violent and sexual offences. Oliver Saxby KC defended a factory worker convicted of the high-profile rape and murder of university student Libby Squire in Hull in 2019. Nina Ellin prosecuted in served as junior prosecution counsel the widely-publicised trial stemming from the killing of 6-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. In another case, Richard Barraclough KC defended a man accused of the dissemination of terrorist publications which described methods for carrying out terrorist attacks and murders. In August and September 2022 Simon Taylor KC and Oliver Saxby KC respectively were appointed to the circuit bench.

        Leading Juniors

        Danny Moore – Six Pump Court 'Danny is an amazing and brilliant defence advocate. He is highly tactically-aware.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘Excellent set. Large number of very able juniors in the field of crime.’

        ‘Six Pump Court is an ambitious and modern chambers.’

        ‘A fantastic set, offering a first-rate service across the sphere of serious crime, particularly in the South East.’

        Clerking

        ‘The Clerks have a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude.’

        London Bar > Planning Tier 4

        Six Pump Court provides a ‘personal standard of care’ and hosts ‘excellent advocates at all levels’ who advise on a full spectrum of planning matters, complemented by additional regulatory and criminal expertise. Over the past year, Robert Griffiths KC acted in Appeal by Island Gas Ltd, Ellesmere Port, a significant public inquiry which examined the interconnection between climate change and shale gas development. Anne Williams  appeared at an planning inquiry on behalf of Christ Hospital School concerning a multi-million pound project which is supported by Sports England.

        Rising stars

        Mark Davies   - Six Pump Court  'Mark is focussed and extremely thorough with a reasonable and rapidly increasing depth of knowledge in the area of environment and planning, including regulatory and enforcement matters, covering some complex and difficult areas of law. He is confident in his advocacy skills and is a skilful negotiator in seeking an acceptable outcome for his clients, being very pragmatic in his approach. He is very approachable and also easily relatable.'
        Ranked: Tier 0

        Leading Silks

        Robert Griffiths KC –Six Pump CourtRobert is a powerful and confident advocate in court and expert in his field.’
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Stephen Hockman KC –Six Pump Court ‘Stephen is a heavy weight KC who has always come out on top. His advisory work is excellent and he has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Stephen is a go-to leading counsel’
        Ranked: Tier 4
        William Upton KC – Six Pump Court  ‘There is probably no issue or problem in planning law for which William cannot give you a clear, cogent, helpful and client focused answer. He is a formidable intellect, but nevertheless approachable and personable. He always gets swiftly to the root of the matter at hand.’
        Ranked: Tier 4

        2021 Silks

        Megan Thomas KCSix Pump Court ‘Megan is extremely personable, listens to the clients and makes them feel their points are valued. She sees the strategic picture but does not miss the smaller points. Megan is approachable, attentive and offers clear advice on complex matters.’

        Leading Juniors

        Mark Beard  – Six Pump Court 'Mark's hand on the tiller is a reassurance to clients, as is his manner.  His advocacy is incisive and gets to the root of the case.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Anne Williams  – Six Pump Court  ‘Anne is very personable and thorough.  She puts lay clients at ease from the outset, explaining the processes and intricacies of appeal and inquiry procedures. She is a skilled cross examiner who can be incisive, whilst being polite. She also produces well researched and prepared legal opinions.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Nicola Strachan  –Six Pump Court  ‘Nichola provides very clear advice, helpful guidance on the appeal process, and is reliable.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Giles Atkinson  – Six Pump Court 'Giles has strong technical knowledge and provides sound advice. He works very well with clients.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Noémi ByrdSix Pump Court  ‘She grasps the main problems in a case extremely quickly and advises accordingly – she can pick up cases extremely well coping with all the curve balls thrown at her in inquiry.
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

        ‘Six Pump Court has a real strength and depth of quality counsel for planning and public law matters, from top silks to new pupils, there are excellent advocates at all levels.’

        ‘Six Pump Court is small enough to give a personal standard of care, and large enough to offer a range of advocates to suit your case.’

        ‘This is a very friendly chambers with outstanding members who are always willing to help.’

        Clerking

        ‘The clerking at this set is very good. In terms of timeliness of responses and assistance to those instructing they are as good as it gets.’

        ‘The clerks at 6 Pump Court are very responsive and helpful.’

        ‘The clerks should be regarded as a particular strength of these chambers, they are always dealing with matters promptly and professionally, and with great client care.’

        Work highlights

          Western Circuit > Planning and environment

          London Bar > Licensing

          Leading Juniors

          Stuart JessopSix Pump CourtStuart is exceptionally good on his feet and on the papers. He always keeps in mind the commercial realities of the client’s business and the context in which the law operates. Stuart is able to put clients at ease and inspire confidence.
          Ranked: Tier 2

          London Bar > Costs

          Leading Juniors

          Gordon Wignall - Six Pump CourtUnderstands the complexity of multi-party claims and is particularly knowledgeable on CFAs.
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Employment

          Leading Juniors

          Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtGordon is always very thoroughly prepared, and he is never anything but courteous to all parties in court.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Grace CullenSix Pump CourtStrong written advocacy, approachable, and good with clients.
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

          Six Pump Court has an ‘extremely experienced and skilled criminal team’ that is ‘versatile and prosecute and defend in the most serious cases’.. Nina Ellin prosecuted the parents of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who were convicted of the child’s murder, while rising star Emin Kandola prosecuted four defendants for the stabbing of a teenage girl. Prior to his appointment to the circuit bench in Maidstone in September 2022, Oliver Saxby KC (as was) acted for a man referred to in the press as the “Tonbridge Wells Bedsit Killer”, who pleaded guilty to murdering and then sexually assaulting two women, as well as acts of necrophilia carried out decades earlier.

          Rising stars

          Emin KandolaSix Pump Court  ‘Emin’s great strengths are charisma and charm. She commands the room with understated humour and humility.’
          Ranked: Tier 1

          Leading Silks

          Richard Barraclough KC - Six Pump Court 'Richard is a masterclass in his field, knowledgeable, calm and precise. He is always well-prepared and a master of advocacy.'
          Ranked: Tier 1

          Leading Juniors

          Danny Moore   - Six Pump Court Chambers 'Danny is hard-working, persuasive and down to earth.'
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Tom DunnSix Pump Court ‘Tom provides a detailed analysis, good reasoning and clear advice. He provides a strong advocacy in the court room.’
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Ranked: Tier 2
          John FitzGeraldSix Pump Court ‘John is a very able advocate. He has a robust approach to the preparation of cases, the way he deals with clients and indeed his conduct in court.’
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Kieran BrandSix Pump Court ‘Kieran is always well prepared. He always ensures that proper court attendance notes, either in relation to trials or sentencing are made available to those instructing him and gives prompt advice about the next steps.’ 
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Daniel StevensonSix Pump Court ‘Daniel works very hard, always has a complete grasp of the facts and relevant law in a case and is able to present that to the jury with ease. His cross-examination is highly skilled and always focused on the key issues. His closing addresses are powerful and persuasive. He is excellent counsel.’
          Ranked: Tier 3

          Testimonials

          Set 

          ‘An excellent set, with strong depth across the board.’ 

          ‘A very good set, with a wide range of abilities in varied types of work.’ 

          ‘The criminal team in chambers is extremely experienced and skilled. The team has consummate professionals who universally win the trust of the judiciary, solicitors, opponents and clients.’ 

          ‘The criminal barristers at Six Pump Court are versatile and prosecute and defend in the most serious cases. Set is highly regarded and well-respected and is known for providing an exceptional level of services.’

          Clerking

          ‘The clerks’ room is modern and forward-thinking, ensures that work is properly allocated and always provides appropriate counsel for the case.’ 

          ‘The clerks are renowned as the most helpful clerks. They go the extra mile and do not leave clients hanging. If they cannot solve a problem, they will always find someone who will. They are friendly and down to earth.’ 

          Work highlights

            Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

            Six Pump Court’s Grace Cullen has an ‘attention to detail’ and provides ‘clear advice’ on several employment matters, including unfair dismissals, constructive dismissal, and discrimination claims. In a recent highlight, Cullen successfully represented the claimant in an unfair dismissal claim brought against London Underground. Gordon Menzies represents employers and employees before Employment Tribunals and EAT on discrimination matters along with restraint of trade injunctions and TUPE-related litigation.

            Leading Juniors

            Grace CullenSix Pump Court ‘She takes an intelligent and practical approach to cases, and has an excellent rapport with her clients.’ 
            Ranked: Tier 1
            Gordon MenziesSix Pump Court ‘Gordon has good knowledge of the law and ability to apply it in practice. He has a good manner in dealing with the client and provides clear explanation of the issues and good ideas for case strategy.’
            Ranked: Tier 1

            Testimonials

            Set 

            ‘Good and personable counsel always available at cost-effective rates with excellent preparation of cases.’ 

            Clerking 

            ‘Ryan Barrow stands out, always willing to help and offer the best barrister for the case.’ 

            ‘Clerks are very helpful and quick to respond.’ 

            Work highlights

              Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Planning and environment

              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.

              For more information visit www.6pumpcourt.co.uk.

              Languages spoken: French, German, Russian and Japanese.

              DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
              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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              Ben Irwin photo Ben IrwinBen is an experienced and highly regarded barrister specialising exclusively in criminal…
              Stuart Jessop photoMr Stuart JessopPractice Areas A public and regulatory law specialist with particular expertise in…
              Emin Kandola photoMs Emin KandolaEmin was called to the Bar in 2015. Emin’s practice encompasses all…
              Thaiza Khan photo Thaiza KhanCalled to the Bar 2006.
              Lucy Luttman photo Lucy LuttmanSpecialises in criminal and regulatory law.
              William McBarnet photoMr William McBarnetPlanning, Environmental Law, Crime
              Gordon William Menzies photo Gordon William MenziesGordon’s practice principally focuses on regulatory work, in particular health and safety.…
              Danny Moore photo Danny MooreDanny Moore was called to the Bar in 1994 by the Middle…
              Brendon Moorhouse photoMr Brendon Moorhouse
              Charles Morgan photoMr Charles MorganCharles Morgan’s principal areas of practice are environmental law and commercial property…
              Amy Nicholson photoMs Amy NicholsonAmy’s practice is split equally between defence and prosecution work. She is…
              John O'Higgins photo John O'HigginsAdmitted as a solicitor 1986 following articles at TV Edwards. Practised as…
              Nicholas Ostrowski photo Nicholas OstrowskiNicholas Ostrowski’s practice covers the whole range of civil and criminal matters…
              Ian Rees Phillips photo Ian Rees PhillipsCommon and civil law; employment law; criminal law; housing law.
              Tanya Robinson photo Tanya RobinsonTanya Robinson specialises in criminal cases, coroner’s inquests and regulatory work. She…
              Angelica Rokad photo Angelica RokadAngelica is a barrister at Six Pump Court with a broad common…
              Oliver Saxby photo Oliver SaxbyOliver Saxby QC was called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed…
              Thomas Stern photo Thomas SternThomas was born in Kent and his early intention was to join…
              Daniel Stevenson photo Daniel StevensonCriminal; Regulatory
              Nicola Strachan photo Nicola StrachanArbitrationCivil & CommercialEmployment LawPlanning & EnvironmentalPublic LawRegulatory & Competition
              Paul Taylor photo Paul TaylorSpecialises in criminal law. Recent cases include: R v Zardad (the first…
              Megan Thomas photo Megan ThomasSpecialising in town and country planning, environmental, local government, judicial review, highways…
              Ian Thomas photo Ian ThomasPractice Areas Barrister specialising in consumer product regulation with a particular focus…
              William Upton photo William UptonBarrister specialising in town and country planning, environmental, local government, judicial review,…
              Mark Watson photo Mark WatsonRegulatory law, particularly health and safety, environmental and planning enforcement, consumer law…
              Mark Watson photo Mark WatsonRegulatory law, particularly health and safety, environmental and planning enforcement, consumer law…
              Gordon Wignall photo Gordon WignallGordon Wignall is an experienced environmental / property, regulatory and dispute-resolution practitioner.…
              Anne Williams photoMs Anne WilliamsAnne specialises in planning and environment work. She advises developers on pre-application…
              Fiona Williams photo Fiona WilliamsFiona has a thriving practice which includes all aspects of family law.…

              CLIENT:
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              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.


              CLIENT:
              COMPANY/FIRM:
              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.


              CLIENT:
              COMPANY/FIRM:
              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.


              CLIENT:
              COMPANY/FIRM:
              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.


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


              CLIENT:
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              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.


              EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

              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

              “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.