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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

A common law chambers with β€˜a can-do attitude’, 42 Bedford Row is β€˜very strong’ across employment and family law issues. Chambers offers β€˜a range of styles which are suitable for all case types’ and is β€˜particularly skilled with complex public law matters’. Junior counsel are β€˜solid and reliable’, and more senior practitioners are β€˜highly respected and easy to work with’. The β€˜well-organised’ clerks’ room is β€˜efficient and accommodating’ and β€˜willing to go the extra mile’. At senior practice manager level, Steve Sheridan β€˜bends over backwards to help’ and James Tidnam β€˜goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction’. Practice manager Clare Sabido is β€˜a cut above other clerks’ and the β€˜fantastic’ Stuart Ritchie β€˜ensures that top-quality service is provided at all times’. Vincent Denham is chambers director. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

42 Bedford Row

42 Bedford Row β€˜offers a range of styles which are suitable for all cases. Members are particularly skilled in complex public law matters’. The set also advises on the full spectrum of private law children issues. Tina Cook QC acted for the first intervenor in a case that looked at the efficiency of hair strand testing for metabolites of cocaine and other street drugs in family proceedings.

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Tina Cook QC - 42 Bedford Row β€˜A silk who involves the client at every stage.’

Ranked: tier 2
Children law (including public and private law) – 2018 silks

Gemma Taylor QC - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Recommended for complex medical evidence and serious injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Damian Woodward-Carlton - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Damian excels at managing clients’ anxieties when cases are stressful.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Bennett - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He is always willing to go that extra mile.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katie Phillips - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Experienced in complicated sexual abuse cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

42 Bedford Row

42 Bedford Row is β€˜a strong set’ with a β€˜can do attitude’. It predominantly acts for claimants in high-value catastrophic injury claims. Recognised individuals are Richard Furniss who focuses on complex liability and causation cases and Scott Matthewson who specialises in birth injury claims.

Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He has excellent analytical skills and robust approach and is very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He takes a practical view of cases and is very personable.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

Iris Ferber - 42 Bedford Row β€˜She is well prepared, clear in her arguments and compelling to watch.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jude Shepherd - 42 Bedford Row β€˜She inspires confidence and has an excellent manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Orlando Holloway - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He is very commercial and easy to get along with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Susan Chan - 42 Bedford Row β€˜She is very calm and adopts a measured approach.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Adkin - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He is highly regarded for his whistleblowing and discrimination work.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Excellent for inquests and judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 2

Susan Chan - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Always very amenable and quick to respond.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Richard Furniss - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He has a brilliant brain and an ability to absorb massive amounts of complex information while producing sensible and realistic advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford Row β€˜He is charming when needed and firm when required which makes him a truly excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Gregory - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Attention to detail is second to none; drafting skills are superb; knowledge of brain injury in particular is excellent; very client friendly and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

A common law chambers with β€˜a can-do attitude’, 42 Bedford Row is β€˜very strong’ across employment and family law issues. Chambers offers β€˜a range of styles which are suitable for all case types’ and is β€˜particularly skilled with complex public law matters’. Junior counsel are β€˜solid and reliable’, and more senior practitioners are β€˜highly respected and easy to work with’. The β€˜well-organised’ clerks’ room is β€˜efficient and accommodating’ and β€˜willing to go the extra mile’. At senior practice manager level, Steve Sheridan β€˜bends over backwards to help’ and James Tidnam β€˜goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction’. Practice manager Clare Sabido is β€˜a cut above other clerks’ and the β€˜fantastic’ Stuart Ritchie β€˜ensures that top-quality service is provided at all times’. Vincent Denham is chambers director. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading juniors

Naomi Hawkes - 42 Bedford Row β€˜A clear and concise advocate, who is very courteous and always well-prepared.’

Ranked: tier 3

Iris Ferber - 42 Bedford Row β€˜Provides down-to-earth, practical legal advice in local government litigation.’

Ranked: tier 4

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