Set Profile > 42 Bedford Row > London, England

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe is excellent with clients and pragmatic in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford RowFirst-rate counsel for high-value personal injury claims.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Gregory - 42 Bedford RowExcellent communicator with sound practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford RowHe has an excellent manner with clients and is incredibly tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe gets fantastic results at joint settlement meetings and is superb on his feet at court.
Ranked: Tier 3

Social housing Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Naomi Hawkes - 42 Bedford RowHer advice is very well-received by clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Iris Ferber - 42 Bedford RowShe gets the point straightaway and moves directly to finding a solution.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford RowHe has a great manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Children law (including public and private law) Tier 4

With ‘many excellent and solid barristers42 Bedford Row is able to advise on the full range of private law issues as well as public law children matters. Areas of expertise for its members include advising on disputes over children’s schooling as well as LGBT+ co-parenting, fertility, and surrogacy issues. Damian Woodward-Carlton took silk in 2019.

Leading Silks

Tina Cook QC - 42 Bedford RowHas an extraordinarily forensic mind and is able to absorb a large volume of complex medical literature.
Ranked: Tier 2

2018 Silks

Gemma Taylor QC - 42 Bedford RowHighly recommended for serious injury cases.

2019 Silks

Damian Woodward-Carlton QC - 42 Bedford RowIs extremely personable and able to relay his vast knowledge of the law and the legal process to lay clients.

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Bennett - 42 Bedford RowHas a calm, considered and diligent approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Katie Phillips - 42 Bedford RowMasters her cases in moments, is extremely conscientious, and has a wonderful rapport with clients and judges.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Iris Ferber - 42 Bedford RowShe has an excellent breadth of legal knowledge which she applies in a practical and effective manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Orlando Holloway - 42 Bedford RowVery easy to work with, excellent with clients and robust in the tribunal setting.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jude Shepherd - 42 Bedford RowHer approach is very thorough, her cross-examination is always excellent, and her advice on tactics is always valuable.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

42 Bedford Row offers a wide range of ‘experienced and personable’ counsel across the employment, family, housing, and personal injury disciplines. The ‘efficient’ clerks’ room is ‘client-focused and will always try and make a member available’ for instructing solicitors. Chambers director Vincent Denham is assisted by senior practice manager Steve Sheridan and practice managers Stuart Ritchie and Chris Collinson. In recent news, the set’s family team has been strengthened after Damian Woodward-Carlton took silk in 2019, and the addition of former McMillan Williams partner Caroline Landes, who joins chambers after being called to the Bar, along with Marcia Hyde from Coram Chambers, Alison Pryor from Church Court Chambers, and Shelly Glaister-Young. Other new additions include Krishma Patel joining the set’s civil team from Atlantic Chambers; Jason Braier, (formerly Field Court Chambers) and Tim Welch (ex-36 Bedford Row) add to the set’s growing employment group; Arfan Khan brings his specialist appellate practice in Chancery, commercial, and public law to the set. Meanwhile, Timothy Adkin has been appointed a full-time salaried employment judge; Edward Bennion-Pedley has joined Selborne Chambers; while practice manager Clare Sabido and Natasha Southgate have both joined Serjeants' Inn Chambers. Offices in: London

42 Bedford Row is one of the leading multi-disciplinary sets of chambers with over 110 members specialising across the spectrum of civil law. The set is instructed across England and Wales and internationally on both complex and sensitive matters requiring the highest levels of skill, and on relatively more straightforward matters that require very efficient resolution.

The set: 42 Bedford Row represents a group of more than 100 barristers who work for law firms, corporate clients, local authorities, public institutions and private individuals. It has well-established practice groups in family, business & property, employment, housing, personal injury and clinical negligence, with increasing strength and depth in every field year on year. Further specialist teams have now been developed in the fields of coronial law, Court of Protection, disciplinary and professional regulatory matters. Building such a breadth of expertise under one roof has proved to be a compelling proposition for clients of all types.

42 Bedford Row is well-known for the quality of its advice and advocacy and for its high levels of client service and it is especially proud of the fact that it works for clients from all parts of the UK and internationally. On any given day, members will be working for clients in courts and tribunals across England and Wales and in countries across the world.

Types of work undertaken: Members are organised into specialist practice areas that share expertise with each other and organise workshops for clients. With over 100 members the set is particularly known for its family work (child protection and growing financial remedy work); clinical negligence and personal injury; employment and rapidly growing business & property, housing, inquest, and professional regulatory and disciplinary practices. Many barristers accept direct public access work.

20 members are listed individually as leaders in their fields in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Past members include Rose LJ, Janet Smith LJ, Leveson LJ, David Clarke J and Caroline Swift J.

In the last year 42 Bedford Row has maintained or won places on over 20 client panels, often for multiple practice areas. The set continues to be a strong destination for barristers coming from other chambers looking to develop their careers and join a progressive, commercially managed set with a very strong client focus.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Vincent Denham 020 7831 0222
Member of Chambers COOK QC, Tina (1988)
Member of Chambers FURNISS, Richard (1991)
Member of Chambers TAYLOR QC, Gemma (1988)
Member of Chambers WOODWARD-CARLTON QC, Damian (1995)
Member of Chambers BATCHELOR, Mark (1971)
Member of Chambers DAICHES, Michael (1977)
Member of Chambers NEWMAN, Philip (1977)
Member of Chambers LEDERMAN, Howard (1982)
Member of Chambers POTE, Andrew (1983)
Member of Chambers AZIM, Rehna (1984)
Member of Chambers DABBS, David (1984)
Member of Chambers FORD, Monica (1984)
Member of Chambers BENNETT, Jonathan (1985)
Member of Chambers VICKERY, Neil (1985)
Member of Chambers KING, Fawzia (1985)
Member of Chambers MAITLAND-JONES, Mark (1986)
Member of Chambers BRAITHWAITE, Garfield (1987)
Member of Chambers HALL, Jeremy (1988)
Member of Chambers PHIL-EBOSIE, Sheila (1988)
Member of Chambers CRAMSIE, Sinclair (1988)
Member of Chambers HAUKELAND, Martin (1989)
Member of Chambers COSTER, Ronald (1989)
Member of Chambers KILCOYNE, Desmond (1990)
Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Adrian (1990)
Member of Chambers WALTERS, Edmund (1991)
Member of Chambers TODMAN, Deborah (1991)
Member of Chambers OTWAL, Mukhtiar (1991)
Member of Chambers UDUJE, Ben (1992)
Member of Chambers HYDE, Marcia (1992)
Member of Chambers BUTTIMORE, Gabriel (1993)
Member of Chambers BALDWIN, Marcus (1994)
Member of Chambers HAWKES, Naomi (1994)
Member of Chambers McCORMACK, Philip (1994)
Member of Chambers CHAN, Susan (1994)
Member of Chambers FARRINGTON, Gemma (1994)
Member of Chambers FELDMAN, Matthew (1995)
Member of Chambers CHOUDHURY, Fareha (1995)
Member of Chambers MATTHEWSON, Scott (1996)
Member of Chambers SHEPHERD, Jude (1996)
Member of Chambers AHMAD, Aysha (1996)
Member of Chambers GARDNER, Eilidh (1997)
Members of Chambers HAYFORD, Jane (1997)
Member of Chambers WOODHOUSE, Nigel (1997)
Member of Chambers O'BRIEN, Niamh (1998)
Member of Chambers BHACHU, Sharan (1999)
Member of Chambers THOMAS, Rebecca (1999)
Member of Chambers LITTLE, Richard (2000)
Member of Chambers GREGORY, Richard (2000)
Member of Chambers CASSIDY, Francis (2000)
Member of Chambers PIEARS, Angela (2001)
Member of Chambers KHAN, Arfan (2001)
Member of Chambers PHILLIPS, Katie (2002)
Member of Chambers CHALONER, Mark (2002)
Member of Chambers WOOD, Thomas (2002)
Member of Chambers BRAIER, Jason (2002)
Member of Chambers CAMERON, Robert (2003)
Member of Chambers DILLON, Anne (2003)
Member of Chambers WALKER, Maria-Amália (2003)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Siân (2003)
Member of Chambers BUTLER, George (2004)
Member of Chambers THAROO, Safia (2004)
Member of Chambers HOLLOWAY, Orlando (2004)
Member of Chambers CHAN, Rachel (2004)
Member of Chambers GLAISTER - YOUNG, Shelly (2004)
Member of Chambers FERBER, Iris (2005)
Member of Chambers ROBERTSON, Mary (2005)
Member of Chambers JEPSON, Amanda (2005)
Member of Chambers SINGER, Nick (2006)
Member of Chambers ATKINSON, Jessica (2006)
Member of Chambers WEBBER, Ruth (2006)
Member of Chambers KOHANZAD, Rad (2007)
Member of Chambers CLARK, Neil (2007)
Member of Chambers IRVINE, Celeste (2007)
Member of Chambers McDERMOTT, Mathew (2008)
Member of Chambers NETTLESHIP, Helen (2009)
Member of Chambers STIMMLER, Ben (2009)
Member of Chambers BERTHELSEN, Eleonore (2009)
Member of Chambers GIACHARDI, Laura (2009)
Member of Chambers ARLIDGE, Heather (2009)
Member of Chambers GRANT, Michael (2009)
Member of Chambers WELCH, Tim (2009)
Member of Chambers ZOVIDAVI, Hamed (2010)
Member of Chambers KHOSHDEL, Martin (2010)
Member of Chambers MACKENZIE, Charlotte (2011)
Member of Chambers TROY, Pauline (2011)
Member of Chambers BIDNELL-EDWARDS, Nicholas (2012)
Members of Chambers SCARBOROUGH, Christi (2012)
Member of Chambers LLOYD-JONES, Edward (2012)
Member of Chambers PEARCE, Jonathan (2012)
Member of Chambers PATEL, Krishma (2012)
Member of Chambers LIBERADZKI, Stefan (2013)
Member of Chambers SHARPE, James Arthur (2014)
Member of Chambers JOLLEY, Peter (2014)
Member of Chambers WHEELER, Eleanor (2014)
Member of Chambers BARKER, Chantelle (2014)
Member of Chambers PHIPPS, Vondez (2014)
Member of Chambers YOUNGS, Jennifer (2016)
Member of Chambers GORDON, Max (2016)
Member of Chambers WHITTINGTON, Louise (2016)
Member of Chambers FIREMAN, Jamie (2016)
Member of Chambers LANDES, Caroline (2019)
Member of Chambers CLAXTON, Kate (2019)
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Timothy  Adkin  photo Mr Timothy  Adkin
Mr Jonathan Bennett  photo Mr Jonathan Bennett
Miss Susan Chan  photo Miss Susan Chan
Miss Tina Cook QC photo Miss Tina Cook QC
Miss Iris Ferber  photo Miss Iris Ferber
Mr Richard  Furniss  photo Mr Richard  Furniss
Mr Richard  Gregory  photo Mr Richard  Gregory
Miss Naomi Hawkes  photo Miss Naomi Hawkes
Mr Orlando Holloway  photo Mr Orlando Holloway
Mr Scott Matthewson  photo Mr Scott Matthewson
Miss Katie Phillips  photo Miss Katie Phillips
Miss Jude Shepherd  photo Miss Jude Shepherd
Miss Gemma Taylor QC photo Miss Gemma Taylor QC
Mr Damian Woodward-Carlton  photo Mr Damian Woodward-Carlton