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Chambers of Angus Moon KC and Michael Horne KC
Serjeants' Inn Chambers
85 FLEET STREET
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England

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 1

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is 'simply awash with talent', fielding a team of 'great leaders and juniors who are instructed in many of the leading cases'. Following on from the recent success in the landmark Supreme Court case XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, the 'outstandingChristopher Johnston KC led Anthony Searle in Toombes v Mitchell, a high-profile wrongful life claim brought by a disabled woman who was allegedly born following negligent pre-conception advice. The case involved issues of causation, where the claimant alleged that her mother would have deferred conception if she had received appropriate advice. Michael Mylonas KC and Angus Moon KC are sought after for their established expertise in fertility issues and cases brought by killers against health trusts, respectively. Heidi Knight is 'fierce when she needs to be', 'tactically astute' and 'practically minded'. The junior end was reinforced by the arrival of the 'forensic' Christopher Hough from Doughty Street Chambers in May 2020.

Rising stars

Anthony Searle - Serjeants' Inn ChambersPunchy, quick, attentive to detail and robust. Instils confidence and gets results.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Christopher Johnston KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA truly outstanding silk at the top of his game.
Ranked: Tier 1
Angus Moon KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAngus is outstanding on his feet and in conference. He has authority and knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Mylonas KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHas a fantastic strategical mind. He will identify how best to present the case to a judge and ensure every evidential detail is addressed.
Ranked: Tier 1
John de Bono KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA brilliant strategic barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Hopkins KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe is the consummate QC: personable with a formidable intellect.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Watson KCSerjeants’ Inn ChambersHe is approachable and practical with sound technical legal knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Katie Gollop KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersKatie is exceptionally bright and incisive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Horne KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersMichael has meticulous attention to detail, there is nothing he would miss in a set of medical records. A skilled negotiator in the most difficult of clinical negligence cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Bridget Dolan KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHer knowledge is second to none and she is a brilliant counsel to have on your side.
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Fox KC - Serjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Simon is an exceptionally diligent barrister who is efficient, thorough and precise with an eye for detail. He has great client care skills, being sympathetic but also realistic and direct. Experts respect his breadth of experience and knowledge, and lay clients are absolutely impressed with his skills as an advocate and his commitment to their case. '
Ranked: Tier 4
Gerard Boyle KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersThey are a delight to work with, being extremely approachable but also a true expert in clinical negligence law.
Ranked: Tier 5
Debra Powell KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA fearless advocate, with laser-like forensic skills. Superb cross examiner of experts.
Ranked: Tier 5

2022 Silks

Claire Watson KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersClaire always has a grasp of the detail of the case and a clear focus on the arguments to deploy to achieve the very best outcome.

Leading Juniors

Ranald Davidson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersBeing a qualified doctor gives Ranald an edge and level of understanding which is invaluable - he is always on top of the intricacies of a case and handles experts and individuals alike beautifully.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Heidi Knight - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHeidi is an exceptional advocate - she is a force to be reckoned with in court and at JSM.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Partridge - Serjeants' Inn ChambersTenacious approach to each case, ensuring that every possible element is explored carefully with the experts. His extensive medical knowledge is a major benefit in these claims.
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline Hallissey - Serjeants' Inn ChambersCaroline has an extremely thorough understanding of the medical evidence combined with an enquiring mind.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Hough - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe has a forensic mind, and is able to cut through a vast amount of information in order to crystallise what the case is about
Ranked: Tier 3
Sebastian Naughton - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery analytical - he scrutinises the details of a case and ensures all the requisite evidence is in place.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Cridland - Serjeants' Inn ChambersSimon thinks outside the box and achieves excellent outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 4
Conrad Hallin - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe has a fine eye for detail and provides clear and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Hockton - Serjeants' Inn Chambers A unique advocacy style which effortlessly combines an eye for detail, an unflinching determination to fight his client’s corner and an approachability which wins over panels, judges and lay people alike.
Ranked: Tier 4
Eloise Power - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery clever, astute, with excellent attention to detail and a good practical grasp of the most technical and complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Walsh - Serjeants' Inn ChambersMichael's knowledge of HRA and mental health law in particular is really extensive and he excels in this area giving detailed advice and delivering meticulous pleadings.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Extremely strong set for clinical cases of all types – great leaders and juniors who are instructed in many of the leading cases.

A really skilled chambers, with excellent practitioners able to support at the right level depending on the complexities of the case.

Outstanding in clinical negligence work.

Excellent set in all respects – range of work, quality of individuals, approach, training, service, accessibility.

Clerking 

Lee Johnson doesn’t even need to give his name on the phone, his reputation precedes him.

An approachable and helpful set of clerks.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 1

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is a ‘go-to set for Court of Protection matters‘, and has an excellent reputation for being ‘the gold standard for complex COP work with a medical aspect. Any barrister instructed from this set will be of an exceptionally high standard‘. Michael Mylonas KC garners praise as ‘a master practitioner‘ who ‘deals with high profile cases with composure, sensitivity and care. Judges are always impressed by him‘. In An NHS Foundation Trust v MC, the ‘incredibly brightBridget Dolan KC was instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of an individual who lacked capacity. The case involved the issue of whether it was in the best interests of a person lacking capacity to donate peripheral blood stem cells to a relative who was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Rising stars

Jamie Mathieson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersJamie’s preparation is meticulous. A smiling assassin in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Bridget Dolan KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHer court presence is calm, yet she commands attention. She has a good and quick eye for the salient points of a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Mylonas KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersMichael is an exceptionally talented silk, with a phenomenal breadth of practice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nageena Khalique KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersShe has superb attention to detail, combined with practicality and directness.
Ranked: Tier 2
Angus Moon KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe is very powerful in court, and he provides huge reassurance to his clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Debra Powell KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA silk who combines quiet confidence with sound judgement. Clients appreciate her advice; judges listen to her.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Katie Gollop KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA very responsive silk. She is considered and sensitive to the very difficult emotive issues in a case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Sophia Roper KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA class act: wise, clever and a formidable advocate.

Leading Juniors

Rhys Hadden - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA stand-out advocate. His manner is approachable yet conscientious. Opponents and judges alike respect him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emma Sutton - Serjeants' Inn ChambersEmma is masterful at case management. A meticulous and reliable barrister, who has an excellent manner with all parties in proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Anna Tkaczynska - Serjeants' Inn ChambersPractical, extremely approachable, and her preparation is meticulous - she doesn’t miss a detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Conrad Hallin - Serjeants' Inn ChambersConrad demonstrates an excellent grasp of the technical complexities of the Mental Capacity Act, and the surrounding secondary legislation. As an advocate, his approach is calm and composed.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Lawson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersDavid is an incredibly dedicated barrister. He always looks at the issues from every possible angle, finding innovative ways to resolve what can appear to be intractable disputes. He is calm and thorough, inspiring confidence in instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

A set that really goes the extra mile, and it is always a pleasure to work with it.’

It has a broad range of high-quality barristers across a range of specialisms.’

‘Super impressive set.

‘This set leads the way on medical treatment cases, and is the go to set for all of the reported cases in this area.

Clerking

‘Simply second to none when it comes to Court of Protection work. Lee Johnson is the man for the job when the bullets start flying.’

They always provide a good service. Lee Johnson in particular is always very helpful and proactive.’

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Serjeants' Inn Chambers houses 'a broad range of high-quality barristers'. In recent high-profile work, John Beggs KC represented Kent Police before the Deputy Chief Coroner in the inquest into the death of William Smith, who was shot dead by firearms officers in 2016 while on the run for the suspected murder of a pensioner during a burglary. Bridget Dolan KC is regularly appointed as counsel to the judge or coroner in inquests and inquiries, including the inquests into the eleven deaths in the Shoreham air show crash. Among the the set' spool of impressive juniors, Cecily White is experienced in high-profile judge-led inquests, having acted for Surrey Police in all three Deepcut inquests; and Jamie Mathieson remains the set's rising star for this area.

Rising stars

Jamie Mathieson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery approachable and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

John Beggs KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA tenacious advocate, whose meticulous preparation enables them to be the leading orator in court. Considered the authority in policing law. Not only in-depth knowledge of relevant case law but often appeared in the judgments of the authorities. This depth of understanding combined with years of contextual understanding of policing, makes their opinion the opinion of note.
Ranked: Tier 1
Bridget Dolan KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery knowledgeable on all aspects of medical law with a practical approach to inquests, and gets the participants working together sensibly. Coroners like this about her as she is a good combination of approachable and pragmatic, but can be tough when needed.
Ranked: Tier 2
Debra Powell KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA high-quality advocate, who is always measured and sensible.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard Boyle KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe delivers superb presentation of nuanced arguments in challenging cases - solicitors are always extremely impressed.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Clarke KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn absolutely outstanding advocate who will always do an excellent job.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Katie Gollop KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA very bright advocate who covers every point very well in inquests.
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Claire Watson KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersThorough, diligent and empathetic with vulnerable clients.

Leading Juniors

Edward Pleeth - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA thoroughly charming opponent. Bright, engaging and devastatingly clever, and excellent at examining professional witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Paul Spencer - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn excellent advocate with a robust approach to cases that achieves results. 
Ranked: Tier 2
Sebastian Naughton - Serjeants' Inn ChambersFocused, fierce intellect, quickly wins the confidence of clients, puts witnesses at ease, strikes the right note in court, impressive on his feet and brings encyclopaedic knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aaron Rathmell - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA leading junior in inquests who is able to offer pragmatic, concise advice with a strong advocacy presence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah SimcockSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Sarah is easy to work with and grasps the issues very quickly. She has a good command of detail and is user-friendly.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Walsh - Serjeants' Inn ChambersMichael provides incisive, practical advice that is really helpful to both instructing solicitors and clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Cecily White - Serjeants' Inn ChambersCecily is a very bright and able counsel. She is very approachable and provides sound legal advice in a way that is easily understood by non-lawyers.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Berry - Serjeants' Inn ChambersGreat attention to detail and an impressive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Oliver Williamson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersExcellent, pragmatic advice with a great eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Holdcroft - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe provides clear, tactical advice and is calm under pressure. Clients are always impressed with him and like his confident and engaging manner.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

All of their barristers are friendly and accommodating, and go the extra mile for clients.

A broad range of high-quality barristers across a range of specialisms.

A skilled practice, always available when you need them, and open to feedback.

A broad selection of high-quality barristers in this area.

Reliable set of chambers with a full range of legal expertise. As a set of chambers they are always at the forefront of new initiatives and ideas, while having an eye on what their clients need.

Clerking

The clerks at this set are very easy to work with.

London Bar > Police law (forces and constables) Tier 1

Serjeants' Inn Chambers houses 'an unmatched arsenal of counsel' specialising in civil claims, inquests, disciplinary proceedings and judicial reviews. John Beggs KC is 'one of the top police barristers in the country', and successfully represented the National Police Chiefs’ Council in R (officer W80) v IOPC, a case concerning the shooting of an escorted prisoner by the Met Police and the appropriate test for self-defence in police misconduct proceedings; the IOPC sought to replace the criminal test in misconduct proceedings with a civil one. At the junior end of chambers, Mark Ley-Morgan represented Devon & Cornwall Police in an employment tribunal case brought by a constable who, citing a number of health conditions rendering her disabled under the Equality Act, alleged that the force failed to make reasonable adjustments such as home working and attending tai chi classes during working hours.

Leading Silks

John Beggs KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersPerhaps the leading professional discipline silk in the jurisdiction. His intellect is matched only by his formidable advocacy skill. He advises to the highest standards on paper and in conference.
Ranked: Tier 1
Dijen Basu KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersDijen is our go-to details man for technical issues involving complex issues of law, especially where they involve medical or Human Rights Act issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerard Boyle KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersGerry is strong all round. He has excellent client care skills, both with his professional clients and his lay clients. He is also a stand-out in his field for cases involving police misconduct.
Ranked: Tier 2

2022 Silks

Claire Watson KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHighly regarded for her astute tactical approach to cases.

Leading Juniors

Elliot Gold - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn astounding understanding of the legal principles and case law. Unbeatable drafting skills. Great with clients and always commands the respect of the court or tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Ley-Morgan - Serjeants' Inn ChambersDedicated to providing nothing but the best service. Superb at cross examining claimants.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Berry - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHighly intelligent, the advice he provides is always well thought out and detailed. Excellent case preparation and research skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
George Thomas - Serjeants' Inn ChambersGeorge is fantastic. He is a silk in waiting. He is incredibly modest but handles some of the most high profile claims in the country. Hugely in demand, I cannot recommend him more highly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Cecily White - Serjeants' Inn ChambersShe is able to quickly get to the root of the issues in the claim and provide both detailed and reassuring advice to clients and witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Holdcroft - Serjeants' Inn ChambersExtremely good at grasping complex issues in judicial review cases and formulating convincing submissions on the issues raised.
Ranked: Tier 3
Frances McClenaghan - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery experienced and trusted by coroners. Thorough, charming and very easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Morley - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe is extremely patient and careful in his explanation of complex legal issues, and is hard-working and diligent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Pleeth - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery good at written and oral submissions and when cross examining witnesses. Lay clients are very impressed with him and speak highly of him after the hearing.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aaron Rathmell - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe has an outstanding command of legislation and case law. An unmatched ability to analyse vast amounts of documents in the most complex of cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Skelt - Serjeants' Inn ChambersIan is approachable, grounded and detailed in his approach. Both clients and witnesses feel at ease in his presence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Oliver Williamson - Serjeants' Inn ChambersExcellent written and oral advisory skills. Very clear and accurate advice. Excellent knowledge of Police Regulatory law and public law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Serjeants Inn is a very strong set for police law. It has strength in depth and always finds available and suitable counsel to assist.’

‘They are the best set in the country for police misconduct work. They have an embarrassment of riches at both silk and senior junior level. It is a fairly regular feature of police misconduct work to have the set acting on both sides.’

‘In my view it is the top chambers for police law. The barristers I instruct have a good understanding of police law, and provide detailed and helpful advice that applies the law in a practical, common sense way.’

‘An unmatched arsenal of counsel with a guarantee of quality throughout. Great support from clerks who do all they can to help.’

Clerking

‘The clerks know their barristers and understand the clients. Lee Johnson, Joe Ralph, Natasha Southgate and Tom O’Connor stand out as approachable, knowledgeable and reliable. Meelis Malgand is also really helpful in arranging IT solutions.’

‘I think it is well run and efficient. Lee Johnson is particular is organised, friendly and helpful.’

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 1

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is ‘a powerhouse in professional misconduct work‘, with a strong record in handling healthcare-related cases. Jonathan Holl-Allen KC defended a consultant cardiologist, who allegedly had when on call given the wrong drug to a young woman suffering from tachycardia, who had then later suffered a heart attack. The ‘outstanding advocateSarah Clarke KC is sought after for her expertise in prosecuting and defending in healthcare disciplinary matters.

Leading Silks

John Beggs KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'He is highly respected and his commitment to his clients is unwavering. John is an excellent tactician who provides pragmatic and careful advice.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Sarah Clarke KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'An absolutely outstanding advocate with a brilliant analytical mind. A force to be reckoned with. She is a joy to work with, and you know she will always do an excellent job for the client.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Holl-Allen KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'He has a very shrewd mind and advises on novel areas of law with confidence and enthusiasm. He is fantastic with clients, judges and panels.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerard Boyle KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'An excellent tactician, a doughty fighter, and an outstanding advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Claire Watson KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Claire is an exceptional advocate - powerful on her feet, excellent at tactics and considerate but firm with clients.'

Leading Juniors

Alan JenkinsSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Alan is an extremely able barrister. He has a particular skill in managing even the most difficult of clients, putting them at ease and gaining their confidence. He deals with instructions promptly and is impressively thorough in his preparations. He is hardworking, knowledgeable and a very capable advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Anthony HaycroftSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'His attention to detail and the quality of his legal knowledge is exceptional. Anthony has an impressive ability to quickly cut through to the essentials of a case and to advise on strategy and tactics accordingly.'
Ranked: Tier 2
David MorrisSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'David is very user-friendly and approachable, and is always on top of the details.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew HocktonSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Andrew is vastly experienced and the definition of a safe pair of hands. A barrister who has gravitas before the Tribunal.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon CridlandSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'A meticulous barrister who is unflappable in a crisis.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranald DavidsonSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Ranald is exceptionally bright and extremely personable. He is always a calming presence, and has a great ability to cut through to the key issues. I can always count on him to give sensible and intelligent advice.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Malcolm FortuneSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'He is a hard worker, knowledgeable, experienced and well-prepared.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Clare HennessySerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'She has a great analytical mind.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard PartridgeSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Richard's calm, methodical approach makes him exceptionally easy to work with.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Oliver WilliamsonSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'He has a thoroughly professional approach, and delivers advice in a manner which is effective but not overly complicated, which really benefits lay clients.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has a great depth of counsel in the regulatory field. You would always have confidence that anyone they propose for a case has the requisite expertise to assist.’

‘One the foremost chambers in healthcare regulation.’

Clerking

‘Uniformly excellent service from Lee Johnson and his clerking team.’

‘The clerks are friendly, prompt and professional. Clare Sabido stands out as an exceptional clerk who never disappoints.’

Jennifer Pooler is a stand out clerk at this set. She is always very approachable and very capable, managing the demands of instructing solicitors, often knowing the right barrister to match them to and ensuring a seamless level of service is provided.

‘I think it is well run and efficient. Lee Johnson is particular is organised, friendly and helpful.’

London Bar > Product liability Tier 4

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is regularly active in cases involving injury caused by medical or pharmaceutical products and devices. Its members further deal with litigation arising out of alleged defects in products as diverse as consumer electronics and fireworks. Heidi Knight can showcase involvement in several class actions relating to metal-on-metal hip implants, while Eloise Power is noted for acting in the hormone pregnancy test litigation.

Leading Silks

Christopher Johnston KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersChristopher is very charming and engaging and pleasure to work with. He gives practical, realistic and very reliable opinion and is spot on with his assessments of the impact of developing law on a case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Eloise Power - Serjeants' Inn ChambersVery eloquent advocate. Not afraid of a challenge. Treads in where angels fear to tread. Good with clients who really warm to her and very bright - a real star.
Ranked: Tier 1
Heidi Knight - Serjeants' Inn ChambersPrecise and measured. Clients are reassured by her knowledge and straight to the point approach.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Very good set. Large number of experts and deep talent pool.’

Clerking

‘Very good set of clerks generally.’

Midland Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Leading Silks

Sarah Clarke KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA truly excellent all-rounder. She is a very hard worker who is very thorough in her preparation. Brilliant on very technical aspects of the law but also has great courtroom presence. She conducts near-flawless cross-examinations in difficult circumstances and very quickly gains the trust of the judge and jury.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Alexander dos Santos - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAlex is incredibly patient and calm in a difficult situation. Unflappable, no matter the situation, with a great sense of humour. He is meticulous in his approach and prepares his cases very thoroughly. Polite but has an air of authority about him that clients appreciate.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Silks

Sarah Clarke KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersSarah has excellent first-hand experience of financial services regulatory cases. She is calm, responsive, knowledgeable, and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Crime

Leading Silks

Mark Harries KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersMark is extremely intelligent, and has an excellent ability to express complex matters in straightforward and logical terms. He is an exceptional advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Alexander dos Santos - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAlexander demonstrates exceptional legal knowledge and has a tactical approach to cases. His advocacy is skilful and compelling.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Leading Silks

Sir Robert Francis KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn incredibly skilled advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nageena Khalique KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersShe is approachable and pragmatic whilst being extremely tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Employment

Leading Silks

Angus Moon KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Leading Silks

Mark Harries KC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA charming silk who exudes confidence. He has a brilliant mind and fearlessly fights his client’s corner.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Education

London Bar > International crime and extradition

Leading Juniors

Hannah Hinton - Serjeants' Inn ChambersShe is tenacious on her feet and not afraid to stand her ground. Her client care and unwavering support for her client distinguish her. She is hardworking and her enthusiastic approach never wanes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexander dos Santos - Serjeants' Inn ChambersDiligent, organised, ambitious, responsive and a very competent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Health and safety

Leading Juniors

Paul SpencerSerjeants’ Inn Chambers 'Amazingly good with clients. Very helpful and responsive to work with. Great knowledge of the area and good with judges.'
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Social housing

Leading Juniors

Anna Tkaczynska - Serjeants' Inn ChambersIntelligent and passionate, she fights for a good outcome for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

 

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is a successful, progressive and friendly set with nine core specialisms.

The set: Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is consistently ranked by the directories as a market leader in clinical negligence, professional disciplinary, regulatory and public law. Silks and juniors receive praise for the strength of their advocacy, legal and tactical skills. The clerking team, led by Lee Johnson, is efficient, approachable and helpful.

Types of work undertaken: Clinical negligence and healthcare: clinical negligence has always been a significant area of work at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers. Tenants have led the way in developing the law (Sidaway, Heil, Chester, Thompstone). High-value claims concerning cerebral palsy and catastrophic injuries are undertaken, as well as multi-party actions. In 2012 chambers’ pre-eminent national reputation was demonstrated by tenants appearing for claimants and defendants in important repercussive cases in the appellate courts, such as Selwood (duty of care to non-patients), and in contested first instance trials such as Johnson (£6m cosmetic surgery award) and R v RNOH (paralysis from spinal surgery).

Court of Protection: the team is widely acknowledged to be a market leader in providing representation in all Court of Protection work. Members are instructed by PCTs nationwide, the Official Solicitor, CAFCASS and individuals, in the most sensitive and important cases.

Employment: the growing employment team practises across the entire range of employment law for a variety of claimants and respondents. The team has particular experience in discrimination, whistle-blowing and injunctions in compliance with contractual disciplinary procedures. Recent cases include: Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Supreme Court decision in 2011).

Inquests: for over 20 years members have acted in the most important inquests across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Inquests have become a specialism which members have excelled in, particularly since the adoption of the more rigorous approach required under Art 2 ECHR. Chambers acts for bereaved families and for organisations and individuals facing potential criticism following deaths in hospitals, police stations, mental health units, care homes, prisons, the workplace and military deaths. Recent high-profile examples include the In Amenas terrorist siege, deaths at Deep Cut Army Barracks and deaths after police contact such as those of Raoul Moat and Mark Duggan. Four tenants appeared in the 7 July London Bombings inquests.

Police: the police team has been ranked number one in the UK for over a decade. Members act on behalf of most police forces around the country on a whole range of work, including civil claims, judicial reviews, employment, pensions, sensitive operational advice, inquests, misconduct, performance matters and civil applications (eg ASBOs). Tenants have been retained in many of the high-profile police cases over the last decade including the multi-action May Day 2001 litigation, the shootings of Jean Charles de Menezes and barrister Mark Saunders, Leeds United v WYP as well as litigation arising from the Mark Duggan shooting.

Product liability: Serjeants’ Inn Chambers’ particular product liability expertise is in cases involving injury caused by medical or pharmaceutical products and devices and over the last two years members of chambers have been involved in a number of high-profile product liability group actions.

Professional discipline and regulatory: the set has always been at the forefront of professional disciplinary work in healthcare and police fields. Members act for solicitors, barristers, academics and sportsmen. Sir Robert Francis KC chaired the inquiry into the failings of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust with several members of chambers representing core participants. Recent high-profile cases in the police field have included the prosecutions (with associated judicial reviews) of a slew of chief officers, for example Operations Alice and Silk (Plebgate).

Public and administrative: the team’s work spans judicial review, information law, sports law, mental health law and Treasury work. It has particular experience of major inquests and public inquires including the 7/7 London Bombings inquests and the Baha Mousa and Mid-Staffordshire public inquiries.

Business and specialist crime: the team specialises in cases involving professional people and organisations, and where the charges range from murder, manslaughter (including corporate manslaughter), health and safety offences, misconduct in public office, perjury and sexual offences to fraud and other financial crime.

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Joint Chief Executive Catherine Calder
Joint Chief Executive Martin Dyke
Senior clerk Lee Johnson
Head of Chambers MOON KC, Angus (1986)
Head of Chambers HORNE KC, Michael (1992)
Members of Chambers WATSON KC, James (1979)
Members of Chambers HOPKINS KC, Adrian (1984)
Members of Chambers BEGGS KC, John (1989)
Members of Chambers JOHNSTON KC, Christopher (1990)
Members of Chambers MYLONAS, KC Michael (1988)
Members of Chambers DE BONO KC, John (1995)
Members of Chambers BASU KC, Dijen (1994)
Members of Chambers KHALIQUE KC, Nageena (1994)
Members of Chambers GOLLOP KC, Katie (1993)
Members of Chambers FOX KC, Simon (1994)
Members of Chambers DOLAN KC, Bridget (1997)
Members of Chambers BOYLE KC, Gerard (1992)
Members of Chambers CLARKE KC, Sarah (1994)
Members of Chambers POWELL KC, Debra (1995)
Members of Chambers HOLL-ALLEN KC, Jonathan (1990)
Members of Chambers SKELT KC, Ian (1994)
Members of Chambers FORTUNE, Malcolm (1972)
Members of Chambers MORRIS, David (1976)
Members of Chambers HOUGH, Christopher (1981)
Members of Chambers HAYCROFT, Anthony (1982)
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Alan (1984)
Members of Chambers HOCKTON, Andrew (1984)
Members of Chambers SPENCER, Paul (1988)
Members of Chambers HALLISSEY, Caroline (1990)
Members of Chambers PARTRIDGE, Richard (1994)
Members of Chambers ROPER, Sophia
Members of Chambers LEY-MORGAN, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, George (1995)
Members of Chambers MORLEY, Stephen (1996)
Members of Chambers WALSH, Michael (1996)
Members of Chambers DAVIDSON, Ranald (1996)
Members of Chambers CRIDLAND, Simon (1999)
Members of Chambers NAUGHTON, Sebastian (1999)
Members of Chambers DAVY, Neil (2000)
Members of Chambers BALLARD, Briony (2000)
Members of Chambers LAWSON, David (2000)
Members of Chambers WATSON, Claire (2001)
Members of Chambers SIMCOCK, Sarah (2001)
Members of Chambers KNIGHT, Heidi (2001)
Members of Chambers GOLD, Elliot (2001)
Members of Chambers STREET, Amy (2002)
Members of Chambers POWER, Eloise (2002)
Members of Chambers HALLIN, Conrad (2004)
Members of Chambers PLEETH, Edward (2005)
Associate Member FRANCIS KC, Sir Robert (1973)
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Briony Ballard photoMs Briony BallardBriony’s practice is fairly evenly split between medially related and police work.…
Dijen Basu photo Dijen BasuDescribed by an earlier edition as ‘a details man: extremely good at…
John Beggs photo John BeggsJohn Beggs QC was called to the Bar in 1989 and took…
James Berry photo James BerryJames is an experienced public, civil and regulatory barrister. Over the past…
Gerard Boyle photoMr Gerard BoyleGerry is a recognised specialist in medical and police law. His medical…
Matthew Chidley photo Matthew ChidleyA hard-working and approachable junior, Matthew enjoys a varied practice in the…
Sarah Clarke photo Sarah ClarkeSarah Clarke QC was called to the Bar in 1994 and took…
Simon Cridland photoMr Simon CridlandSimon is a healthcare law and medical mal-practice specialist. His practise encompasses…
Ranald Davidson photo Ranald DavidsonPrior to being called to the Bar, Ranald qualified and worked as…
Neil Davy photo Neil DavyBarrister specialising in medical law (including negligence actions for claimant and defendants,…
John De Bono photo John De BonoJohn is highly sought after by both claimants and defendants. He is…
Bridget Dolan photo Bridget DolanHaving been a forensic and academic psychologist for 13 years before her…
Malcolm Fortune photoMr Malcolm FortuneMalcolm is a heavyweight Senior and very experienced Junior Counsel, whose current…
Simon Fox photo Simon FoxSimon is a medically qualified specialist clinical negligence silk with 25 years’…
Elliot Gold photo Elliot GoldElliot is a confident and trusted advocate combining good judgment on the…
Katharine Gollop photo Katharine GollopExtensive High Court and County Court experience representing claimants and healthcare professionals…
Rhys Hadden photo Rhys HaddenRhys specialises in all areas of public and human rights law. He…
Conrad Hallin photo Conrad HallinBarrister specialising in: clinical negligence – with experience of cases involving: cerebral…
Caroline Hallissey photo Caroline HallisseyCaroline Hallissey is an experienced clinical negligence practitioner; rated in particular for…
Mark Harries photo Mark HarriesMark specialises in business and financial crime, professional discipline and regulatory work,…
Anthony Haycroft photo Anthony HaycroftExtensive experience in trials involving civil and criminal jurisdictions, as well as…
Clare Hennessy photo Clare HennessyClare is in demand for her combination of effective court room advocacy…
Hannah Hinton photo Hannah HintonHannah’s practice encompasses complex extradition work, public law, police law, professional discipline…
Andrew Hockton photoMr Andrew HocktonAndrew specialises in the fields of regulatory and medical law. He has…
Matthew Holdcroft photo Matthew HoldcroftMatthew is a leading junior barrister who specialises in public law, with…
Jonathan Holl-Allen photoMr Jonathan Holl-AllenJonathan Holl-Allen was called to the Bar in 1990 and took silk…
Adrian Hopkins photo Adrian HopkinsAdrian Hopkins QC was called to the Bar in 1984 and took…
Michael Horne photoMr Michael HorneMichael Horne QC was called to the Bar in 1992 and took…
Christopher Hough photo Christopher HoughChris is a clinical negligence specialist. He loves to meet clients and,…
Alan Jenkins photoMr Alan JenkinsSpecialises in the fields of professional discipline, health and safety, and crime.…
Christopher Johnston photo Christopher JohnstonChristopher Johnston QC was called to the Bar in 1990 and took…
Nageena Khalique photo Nageena KhaliqueNageena is a first class healthcare barrister, with a focus on public…
Heidi Knight photo Heidi KnightHeidi is an experienced clinical negligence, product liability and personal injury specialist…
David Lawson photoMr David LawsonDavid specialises in education law, public law and all areas of local…
Mark Ley-Morgan photo Mark Ley-MorganBarrister specialising in all areas of the law associated with the police…
Jamie Mathieson photoMr Jamie MathiesonJamie has a busy and growing practice across all areas of Chambers’…
Frances McClenaghan photoMs Frances McClenaghanFrances has developed a varied police law practice. In addition to misfeasance…
Angus Moon photo Angus MoonAngus Moon QC was called to the Bar in 1986 and took…
Stephen Morley photoMr Stephen MorleyStephen specialises in police work and acts for forces across the country.…
David Morris photo David MorrisHas for many years specialised in disciplinary and regulatory cases, appearing before…
Michael Mylonas photo Michael MylonasBarrister specialising in clinical negligence, health and safety and personal injury. Michael…
Sebastian Naughton photoMr Sebastian NaughtonSebastian practises clinical negligence, personal injury and employment law.  He is also…
Richard Partridge photoMr Richard PartridgeMedical Law. All aspects notably civil litigation for both claimants and defendants.…
Edward Pleeth photo Edward PleethEdward specialises in police law, public law and medical law. Edward advises…
Debra Powell photo Debra PowellBarrister specialising in medical and mental health law, including clinical negligence, medical…
Eloise Power photoMs Eloise PowerEloise Power specialises in medical law, including clinical negligence, product liability, healthcare…
Aaron Rathmell photo Aaron RathmellAdministrative and public law; medical law and inquests; civil police law for…
Susanna Rickard photo Susanna RickardSusanna has a wide ranging and full civil practice with an established…
Sophia Roper KC photoMs Sophia Roper KCSophia was previously a specialist Court of Protection health and welfare lawyer…
Sarah Simcock photo Sarah SimcockBarrister specialising in medical law (including negligence actions for claimant and defendants,…
Ian Skelt photo Ian SkeltIan is a highly experienced silk with extensive experience in police law,…
Paul Spencer photoMr Paul SpencerPaul is a regulatory lawyer who specialises in healthcare litigation, CQC enforcement…
Amy Street photo Amy StreetBarrister specialising in public and administrative law; constitutional law; Court of Protection;…
Emma Sutton photo Emma SuttonEmma is a recognised specialist in Public and Administrative law (including human…
George Thomas photoMr George ThomasGeorge works predominantly in the fields of healthcare and policing. Within these…
Michael Walsh photoMr Michael WalshMichael balances a caseload of complex and high-value clinical negligence matters for…
James Watson photoMr James WatsonJames undertakes work in a wide range of areas which now predominantly…
Claire Watson KC photo Claire Watson KCClaire specialises in both medical and police work, including clinical negligence claims,…
Cecily White photo Cecily WhiteCecily has a thriving practice spanning the full range of chambers’ specialisms,…
Oliver Williamson photo Oliver WilliamsonPractice covering all aspects of medical and police law and related civil…
Alexander dos Santos photo Alexander dos SantosAlexander practises in regulatory and financial matters whether criminal or civil, professional…