Set Profile > Chambers of Tim Amos QC > London, England

Chambers of Tim Amos QC
Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)

Family (including divorce and financial remedy) Tier 1

Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB) has 'unparalleled strength in depth at all levels, from heavyweight silks, a handful of much-sought-after recently appointed QCs, several of the go-to senior juniors, and many up-and-coming juniors who are destined for great things,’ eulogised one source. The set's members are particularly well known for dealing with the financial consequences of relationship breakdown (‘the strongest sets for financial work. It is great from top to bottom with outstanding talent and no weak links’) but they are also 'immensely experienced' in all aspects of family law, according to clients. Stewart Leech QC is acting for the crown estate in Princess Tessy v Prince Louis of Luxembourg, a high-profile royal divorce that has been attracting a lot of publicity.

Leading Juniors

Duncan Brooks - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Measured, calm and all over the detail – he is fearless and unflappable against any level of opponent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Elizabeth Clarke - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Has the most outstanding judgement, immense emotional intelligence, the most passionate advocate who is head and shoulders intellectually above everyone else.
Ranked: Tier 1
Marina Faggionato - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is already the complete package and surely on track to be one of the youngest family law silks.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Phipps - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Simply perfect: great in conference, perfect on strategy and great on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Amy Kisser - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Very, very clever, very hardworking, can rely on her to have everything covered but still be able to see the wood from the trees.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Bentham - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is one of the best senior juniors at the family Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Firth - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is a fierce advocate who can process and then present a large amount of information within a short period of time.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marcus Lazarides - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)An experienced advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Samantha Singer - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is diligent in the preparation of her cases and passionate in her representation of her clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Morgan Sirikanda - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Has a total and comprehensive mastery of the factual issues in the case – however complex and extensive – and an incisive identification of the issues which will determine the ultimate outcome.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charanjit Batt - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is terrific and a real fighter.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rosemary Budden - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is a calm and reassuring presence – she is realistic with her clients but takes the gloves off in court for the fight.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Silks

Tim Amos QC - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Is one of the greatest tacticians at the family Bar – he covers every angle and is a master of negotiation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lewis Marks QC - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)One of the most respected silks at the family Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Stone QC - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Her ability to absorb information and detail in a very short space of time is legendary as are her advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stewart Leech QC - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)Very clever, and a very calm but firm manner which disarms even the most entrenched of opponents (or indeed clients).
Ranked: Tier 2
James Ewins QC - Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)His written advocacy is elegant and precise and is exceeded only by his persuasive and measured oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Regarded as ‘one of the more cerebral chambers in London’, Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB), is the ‘go-to chambers for complex financial applications’ thanks to ‘unparalleled strength in depth at all levels, from heavyweight silks, a handful of much-sought-after recently appointed QCs, several of the leading senior juniors, and many up-and-comers destined for great things’. Solicitors note how the transition from Lewis Marks QC to Tim Amos QC as head of chambers was ‘seamless’ and welcome the set’s ability to accommodate private FDRs. In recent news, Catherine Cowton took silk in 2019. Offering ‘exemplary service’ QEB’s clerks’ room ‘shows all other sets how it should be done’. The team is full of ‘consummate professionals who work hard for their members and the solicitors who instruct them’, and has become ‘more user-friendly and supportive’ under the leadership of ‘star’ senior clerk Howard Rayner. Guiding the chambers operation ‘with charm and diplomacy’, Rayner ‘maintains a great balance between commerciality and flexibility,’ said one source, ‘it is easy to tell him what a client needs – be it a good price or advice in a hurry (or both!).’ First junior Jon Bartlett is also highly regarded by instructing solicitors. Offices in: London

Photo Name Position Profile
 Charanjit Batt  photo Charanjit Batt
 Daniel Bentham  photo Daniel Bentham
 Duncan Brooks  photo Duncan Brooks
 Thomas Brudenell  photo Thomas Brudenell
 Rosemary Budden  photo Rosemary Budden
 Andrew Campbell  photo Andrew Campbell
 Elizabeth Clarke  photo Elizabeth Clarke
 Catherine Cowton  photo Catherine Cowton
 Sarah Edwards  photo Sarah Edwards
 James Ewins QC photo James Ewins QC
 Marina Faggionato  photo Marina Faggionato
 Matthew Firth  photo Matthew Firth
 Thomas Haggie  photo Thomas Haggie
 Fitzrene Headley  photo Fitzrene Headley
 Michael Hosford-tanner  photo Michael Hosford-tanner
 Amy Kisser  photo Amy Kisser
 Marcus Lazarides  photo Marcus Lazarides
 Stewart Leech QC photo Stewart Leech QC
 Lewis Marks QC photo Lewis Marks QC
 Janine McGuigan  photo Janine McGuigan
 Sarah Phipps  photo Sarah Phipps
 Joseph Rainer  photo Joseph Rainer
 Samantha Singer  photo Samantha Singer
 Morgan Sirikanda  photo Morgan Sirikanda
 Lucy Stone QC photo Lucy Stone QC
 Alexander Thorpe  photo Alexander Thorpe
 Andrew Tidbury  photo Andrew Tidbury
 William Tyzack  photo William Tyzack
 Sophie Wellings  photo Sophie Wellings
 Oliver Wise  photo Oliver Wise
 Saima Younis  photo Saima Younis