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Chambers of John McDonnell QC
Three Stone

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

‘Strong in contentious Chancery, private client, contested probate work, pensions litigation, and partnership disputes’, RADCLIFFE CHAMBERS is a ‘chambers of choice’ for some instructing solicitors. The ‘solid’ set has ‘a fantastic spread of barristers, from silks through to very experienced juniors, and to budding juniors at the bottom’, including ‘real specialists in niche fields such as charities’. Since publication of our last guide, Tom Dumont took silk in 2019, commercial barrister Paul Burton arrived from Three Stone, Chancery silk Avtar Khangure QC joined as an associate member, and Mark Mullen was appointed an Insolvency and Companies Court judge. ‘Standout’ chief executive Fiona Fitzgerald provides ‘excellent service’ to clients. The ‘experienced, efficient, and helpful’ clerking team is jointly led by senior clerks Keith Nagle and John Clark. The ‘superb‘ Nagle is ‘a very experienced senior clerk’ while Clark ‘is a particular asset of the chambers; he is responsive, helpful, and understands the needs of those instructing him’. Solicitors also praise deputy senior clerk Lee Wright as ‘another great clerk’; practice managers Justin Allen and Nathan Ellingham ‘are both excellent’; second junior Vincent Carter is ‘always willing to assist and is clear on availability and cost of counsel’; assistant practice manager Bradley Edwards is ‘always very helpful’; while junior clerk Charles Edwards goes ‘beyond call of duty’. Offices in: London