Set Profile > Six Pump Court > London, England

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC
Six Pump Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AR
England

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

Six Pump Court is 'an excellent set' with a notable presence in Kent, where members of the team prosecute and defend in a range of high-profile criminal cases. In the Court of Appeal, Oliver Saxby QC acted for Carl Page, a former subpostmaster who was convicted of fraud as part of the Horizon scandal. Elsewhere, Danny Moore successfully defended a man in a murder case, where it was alleged that the victim identified the defendant as the killer. In a separate case, rising star Emin Kandola prosecuted a woman who was convicted of glassing a professional golfer and Miss England finalist, who was left with vision damage after the attack.

Rising stars

Emin Kandola - Six Pump CourtHer industrious approach combined with an easygoing charm proves to be a winner with judges and juries alike.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Peter Alcock - Six Pump CourtA passionate, thorough barrister with an endless wealth of knowledge. An excellent communicator of complex issues to defendants and juries alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Dunn - Six Pump CourtA compelling advocate with a sharp, analytical mind. He is exceptional with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nina Ellin - Six Pump CourtA committed and conscientious advocate. She is robust in legal arguments.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Stevenson - Six Pump CourtDaniel has a very jury-friendly manner and commands respect from judges. He communicates with clients in a straightforward way, leaving them confident that they have been listened to. His cross-examination skills are a combination of measured ferocity combined with charm.
Ranked: Tier 3
Kieran Brand - Six Pump CourtKieran is extremely personable and knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law. An exceptional advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

An excellent set‘.

Clerking

The clerks are always available and responsive, in particular Graham Colloff and Michael Hearn. Outstanding organisational and people skills. Nothing is ever too much trouble‘.

Graham Colloff is an extremely helpful clerk who is happy to help wherever possible‘.

South Eastern Circuit > Employment Tier 1

At Six Pump Court, Gordon Menzies is instructed on behalf of claimants and respondents in complex employment cases, with particular strength in discrimination cases. Grace Cullen regularly acts for employers and employees across a range of employment matters, including unfair dismissals, discrimination claims and constructive dismissal cases. In a recent highlight, Cullen successfully represented the claimant in an age discrimination and unfair dismissal claim brought against Oxford University by one of its senior academics.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtGordon is meticulous, measured and has a steely grip on the issues at hand. A barrister you want in your corner in a legal fight.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Consumer Tier 2

Six Pump Court is a specialist regulatory set, praised for its ‘strength in depth of the team, the breadth of their expertise and their ability to see the wider picture without losing sight of the detail‘. Pascal Bates has a particular specialism in consumer issues with environmental or safety concerns and he has acted for the Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority in several importation cases, most recently involving a consignment of honey. In food law, David Hercock is a key contact, advising in the majority of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases in that field, including acting for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) against the FSA in proceedings that have been before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court.

Leading Silks

Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtExtremely knowledgeable in relation to regulatory cases and a fantastically strong advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Thomas - Six Pump CourtHe has considerable knowledge of the food hygiene legal landscape.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
David Hercock - Six Pump CourtExtremely hardworking and has a keen eye for spotting even the most technical of arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart JessopSix Pump Court 'A very experienced barrister. He knows his area inside out. He is great to work with and very client friendly. One of my go-to counsel.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtGordon has an impeccable grasp of detail and turns all instructions around very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

There is counsel at all levels from very junior to QC and there is always someone suitable to deal with any particular case.

The strength in depth of the team, the breadth of their expertise and their ability to see the wider picture without losing sight of the detail is second to none.

The best regulatory set in the country, without a doubt!

I have used many barristers over the years and found them all to be high calibre and accomplished advocates.

The set offers a broad range of specialisms, with knowledgeable clerks, high-quality pupils, experienced and expert juniors and highly regarded QCs.

Clerking

Excellent. I deal mostly with Michael Hearn who is an asset to Chambers. Nothing is too much trouble.

A fantastic team – always available, realistic and keep everyone informed.

I have always found Richard Constable and Ryan Barrow to be good, professional and easy to deal with.

Richard Constable is one of the hardest working and diligent people I have ever met. He is also very wise.

Whenever I need to speak to counsel or have an urgent matter, they can be relied on to provide options of junior/ senior junior and leading counsel who could assist.

London Bar > Environment Tier 2

Six Pump Court is ‘a go-to set for regulatory work’, remarks a client, who notes that it has ‘real strength in depth and is good at suggesting an appropriate counsel for any given matter’. Many members specialise in environmental law, while bringing to bear accompanying skills in areas such as planning, health and safety, energy and natural resources to provide comprehensive advice on regulatory matters. Members frequently act in leading cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court, while also representing industry and regulators at public inquiries and statutory appeals, and representing major developers and waste companies in the criminal courts. Stephen Hockman QC, who is defending a prosecution by Natural Resources Wales in respect of breaches of waste recovery permit, is a leading silk with more than 30 years’ experience in environmental law. Specialist environmental regulatory junior Christopher Badger frequently handles high-profile cases against and on behalf of the Environment Agency.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtEverything one hopes for in a barrister: extremely knowledgeable of the black letter law, a clear and persuasive advocate, but also incisive and strategic.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtHe has quickly made his mark and has an ability to quickly identify and understand the key issues in complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
William Upton QC - Six Pump CourtA strong advocate and a genuine expert in environmental law, he has excellent client skills, well-honed judgement and remarkable analytical skills.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Megan Thomas QC - Six Pump CourtShe provides very calm and expert advice on complex planning issues and has a very pleasant and thoughtful manner.

Leading Juniors

Christopher Badger - Six Pump CourtA rising star and a true environmental specialist who demonstrates precision in his analysis and delivery but at the same time is commercially-minded.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Harris - Six Pump CourtHe shows attention to detail and deep knowledge of environmental and health & safety law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon Wignall - Six Pump CourtHe has real depth of expertise in law of nuisance and he takes a genuine interest in the matters he advises upon, and the area of law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Banwell - Six Pump CourtHe has detailed knowledge of environmental legislation and can look more widely than criminal proceedings to consider any civil proceedings or judicial review traps.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Morgan - Six Pump CourtHis knowledge and experience of environmental law is unsurpassed, he is energetic and productive, and he has great charm.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Hercock - Six Pump CourtExtremely hardworking, diligent and reliable, he has a keen eye for spotting even the most technical of arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump CourtHe has a very practical and pragmatic approach, as well as amazing people skills, and he has a great deal of technical expertise in this difficult area of law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart Jessop - Six Pump CourtHe is excellent both on his feet and in written submissions, and he can drill down into the evidence and draw out the exact points needed for a legal argument.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘One of the top Chambers for environmental law.  Chris Badger deserves a special mention as a stand-out barrister.’

‘Six Pump Court are the only chambers I would consider instructing counsel from for regulatory work. Every counsel instructed has been excellent and the clerks are very helpful and quick to reply.’

‘Six Pump Court is one of our go-to sets for regulatory work. They do have a real strength in depth and are good at suggesting an appropriate counsel for any given matter. They’re also very good at providing training events, which are always well pitched and on point.’

‘Six 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.’

‘I certainly consider them to be a leading environmental law set and I benefit greatly from the podcasts and other updates they produce.’

Clerks

‘The clerks at Six Pump Court are excellent. Of particular note is Michael Hearn. He is always helpful and is able to get answers from courts far easier and quicker than I can manage! If there is ever any confusion with fees and payment, Michael is always able to sort it.’

‘Excellent clerking.  Ryan Barrow is very user-friendly.’

‘The clerks at this chambers are a pleasure to work with, they are also helpful and are accessible. Michael Hearn is amazing, always willing to offer assistance when we are up against it. Ryan Barrow is also extremely helpful and they are always polite and courteous.’

‘The clerks provide an excellent service.  Richard Constable and Ryan Barrows engage and take active control of case management.  I always feel in safe hands with the clerks at Six Pump Court.’

‘The clerks are excellent. Ryan Barrow in particular is always helpful, sensible and open.’

London Bar > Health and safety Tier 2

The ‘phenomenal set’ at Six Pump Court exudes ‘charm, discretion, and confidence’ whilst representing clients involved in health and safety matters, aiding with food and environmental issues. The set also acts for both regulated defendants and local authorities across sectors including maritime, retail, construction, hospitality, and nuclear. In R (Dacorum Borough Borough Council) v Tesco Stores Limited Stephen Hockman QC acted for Tesco against a prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, stemming from a 2015 incident in which a customer slipped and fell on water leaking from a drain. In London Borough of Lambeth v. Schindler Limited and various others, which involved an accident where the arm of a lift engineer had to be amputated, Pascal Bates represented the local authority and was opposed by Mark Watson QC. Bennett Lee acted for Kent County Council in HSE v Kent County Council, a case involving asbestos exposure in schools.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtA very good technical lawyer and particularly good on appeals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtMark really is a tactical genius and not afraid of hard graft in order to provide the best possible advice and representation to a client.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Pascal Bates - Six Pump CourtPascal's grasp of the detail and the implications of this on the case strategy is unparalleled.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee Bennett - Six Pump CourtHe is incisive, practical and good with clients. He is particularly good on cases in the retail sector.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Harris - Six Pump CourtA very good advocate and a particularly impressive prosecutor.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtGordon is meticulous, patient and principled. He makes dealing with complex, process and paper heavy cases appear effortless at times. His dedication and preparation breeds confidence. Gordon is often our first choice when it comes to complicated matters requiring a precise eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump CourtNicholas has the perfect combination of skills which is what makes him a go-to barrister of this level - he has an exceptional legal mind, is fantastic with clients and always goes the extra mile.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I regard the set as one of the best for environmental and health and safety work. On the occasions that leading counsel has been unavailable to cover preliminary hearings, the chambers have been able to cover these with senior juniors who have steered the ship in leading counsel’s absence.’

‘6 Pump Court are a phenomenal set. Their lawyers and support team exude charm, discretion, and confidence. Clients are immediately reassured by their wisdom, commercial pragmatism, and superlative case strategies. They go the extra mile developing a strong solicitor/ barrister partnering culture.’

‘6 Pump Court is a strong set for health, safety, and environmental work. The chambers is led by the almost legendary Stephen Hockman QC and has great strength in depth.’

‘Very strong all-round set in the regulatory field.’

‘One of my go-to sets for inquests, safety and environmental.’

Clerking

‘Clerking is excellent. Richard Constable is particularly helpful.’

‘The clerks are second to none, helpful, available, knowledgeable, and affable. We are kept informed, given notice of changes and they are always prepared to take the lead in relation to listings, conferences, and availability. They provide assistance with everything you would expect to be given assistance on. We predominately deal with Richard Constable, Ryan Barrow, and Dan Jenkins but we have always found others happy to assist where necessary.’

‘A very strong clerks room led by Richard Constable benefits from his great wisdom and experience and his striking commitment to doing the best for clients old and new.’

‘The clerking is led by Richard Constable, who is exceptional – a modest and charming man who leads a team of matchless clerks. Whenever I need to speak to counsel or have an urgent matter, they can be relied on to provide options of junior/ senior junior and leading counsel who could assist. It’s always good to know that they have your back.’

‘Richard Constable is a complete star, accommodating, thoughtful. and always ready to find a solution. If I was a barrister, I’d want Richard to clerk for me!’

London Bar > Licensing

Leading Juniors

Stuart Jessop - Six Pump CourtStuart is extremely knowledgeable in his field and extremely thorough in his preparation. He is an astute tactician with client's best interest at heart.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Crime Tier 4

Members of Six Pump Court have solid expertise in handling prosecution and defence work, often concerning cases of serious sexual offences and murder. In a recent highlight for the set, Oliver Saxby QC successfully prosecuted a husband and wife who were charged with the murder of their live-in landlord by deliberate starvation after forging his will; the wife was convicted of murder, and the husband was convicted of allowing his death. In 2021 Simon Taylor QC took silk, while Catherine Donnelly moved to 2 Harcourt Buildings.

Leading Silks

Oliver Saxby QC - Six Pump CourtOliver is a brilliant cross-examiner and a real jury advocate. A class act.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Simon Taylor QC - Six Pump CourtAn outstanding court performer. He has a particular talent for making complex topics accessible to juries. His fearless advocacy attracts admiration from opponents, clients and judges.

Leading Juniors

Danny Moore - Six Pump CourtDanny is a fantastic criminal defence advocate. Juries absolutely love him. He has an assured presence before the judge.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

They have a good array of middle to senior level criminal barristers and I get a great service from them.’

The set as a whole are experienced in crime and provide good advice as well as excellent advocacy skills.’

The criminal team at Six Pump Court has great strength-in-depth. There are no weak links. There is good communication and team spirit amongst the members and if cases have to be covered by others, there is always a good hand-over. All high quality advocates.’

Clerking

The clerks have excellent contacts with the Crown Courts and can assist in any listing difficulties. Michael Hearn and Graham Colloff always try to help.’

The clerks room are very helpful and proactive.’

They are my go-to chambers because of the level of service I get from the clerks. Alternative cover is always proactively arranged if necessary.’

London Bar > Employment

Leading Juniors

Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtHis strengths are attention to detail and depth of knowledge and experience, coupled with a steely but pragmatic approach to employment disputes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 5

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 > Planning Tier 4

‘Excellent, friendly’ Six Pump Court provides ‘first rate’ advice on a range of planning matters, with criminal and regulatory expertise to complement its strengths in planning. Megan Thomas QC, a 2021 silk appointment, successfully represented Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in a judicial review of its decision to grant planning permission for retirement living apartments near a busy crossroads. Amongst the juniors, Giles Atkinson represented the local council in R (oao Patricia Shave) v Maidstone Borough Council, which explored the design or appearance of caravans, whose siting and retention would be authorised by permitting the change of use of land.

Leading Silks

Robert Griffiths QC - Six Pump CourtAn extremely experienced QC who provides firm guidance and a good working relationship with solicitors at all times.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtStephen masters a very substantial amount of material within a very short time and dealt with extremely difficult clients in an exemplary fashion.
Ranked: Tier 4
William Upton QC - Six Pump CourtWilliam has an excellent knowledge of case law and its application. He is very personable and will listen to and engage with those of far less legal experience, treating them with great respect and genuine interest in their ideas and suggestions. William is thorough and well organised.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Megan Thomas QC - Six Pump CourtMegan has a vast knowledge of planning law. She provides very calm and expert advice on complex planning issues. She has a very pleasant and thoughtful manner in conference and is excellent at listening attentively and patiently to the client before giving her always clear and helpful advice. She has very good drafting skills and is excellent in court.

Leading Juniors

Anne Williams - Six Pump CourtAnne is very approachable, client friendly and easy to work with. She puts lay clients minds at rest with her quick analysis and her explanations of exoteric points of law and procedure. She is thorough in her preparation and gets to the heart of the matter with politeness and without aggression.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Giles Atkinson - Six Pump CourtGiles grasps the matters in hand fast and is seldom wrong in his analysis. He is not intimidated by the strength of opposition.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Banwell - Six Pump CourtVery approachable, practical and a good team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicola Strachan - Six Pump CourtShe always provides a good working relationship. Firm in her legal opinions and does not refrain from providing advice that clients do not want to hear.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I have found working with this Chambers most successful and pleasant.’

‘I have worked with other Counsel in this Chambers and always been guided to Counsel with the specialist knowledge and advice/assistance sought.’

‘Good strength in depth and they hold interesting seminars.’

‘This is an excellent, friendly set who are always keen to assist where possible, and to offer alternative counsel where a preferred barrister is unavailable. The advice has always been first rate.’

Clerking

‘The clerk’s room service is first class, always pleasant and willing to help.’

‘The service provided by the clerk’s room has always been of a high standard – prompt, polite and helpful in the extreme’

‘Ryan Barrow is very good and deals with issues in a timely expeditious fashion.’

‘All clerks are through and very personable.’

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon MenziesSix Pump CourtGordon is meticulous, measured and has a steely grip on the issues at hand. A barrister you want in your corner in a legal fight.
Ranked: Tier 1

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Richard Constable
Members of Chambers HOCKMAN QC, Stephen (1970)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS QC, Robert (1974)
Members of Chambers BARRACLOUGH QC, Richard (1980)
Members of Chambers TRAVERS QC, David (1981)
Members of Chambers THOMAS QC, Megan (1987)
Members of Chambers UPTON QC, William
Members of Chambers SAXBY QC, Oliver (1992)
Members of Chambers WATSON QC, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR QC, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT QC, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers CONNERTY, Anthony (1974)
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 O'HIGGINS, John (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 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 PHILLIPS, Laura (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 McBARNETT, William (2017)
Members of Chambers DOBBIE, Alice (2007)*
Members of Chambers HOTHAM, William (2009)*
Members of Chambers McGRENERA QC, Noelle (1978)*
Members of Chambers WALKER QC, STEVEN (2008)*
Members of Chambers WOOD, Simon (2001)*
Members of Chambers REED, Kristiina (2013)*
Members of Chambers MORAN QC, Andrew (1976)*
Members of Chambers HUMPHREYS QC, Richard (1986)*
Photo Name Position Profile
 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…
 Anthony Connerty  photo Anthony Connerty Anthony Connerty is a barrister practising in the field of commercial dispute…
 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  photo Nina Ellin 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…
Mr 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.
 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…
 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…
Mr Stuart Jessop  photo Mr Stuart Jessop Practice Areas A public and regulatory law specialist with particular expertise in…
Ms 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.
Mr 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 Brendon Moorhouse
Mr Charles Morgan  photo Mr Charles Morgan Charles Morgan’s principal areas of practice are environmental law and commercial property…
 Amy Nicholson  photo 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 QC photo Oliver Saxby QC 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…
 Simon Taylor  photo Simon Taylor Practice Areas Simon Taylor has an established practice as Leading Counsel in…
 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…
 Gordon Wignall  photo Gordon Wignall Experienced advocate who has appeared in many Civil (and also Criminal) Courts…
Ms 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.…

CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
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:
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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.


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


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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.