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Chambers of Henry Harrod

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 6201
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8102
DX:
304 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5sblaw.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings has β€˜tremendous strengths across chambers in a variety of disciplines’. It is β€˜the go-to chambers for private client work’, is β€˜well able to deal with all forms of Chancery work’, has β€˜a particularly strong offering’ in Court of Protection work (β€˜not just in property and affairs work, but also increasingly in health and welfare work as well’) and is β€˜highly regarded for offshore trust work’. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is β€˜a good communicator who responds quickly, clearly understands the work and invariably directs you to the person most suitable for the job in hand’. Solicitors are also impressed by first junior Dan Coote and second junior Elliott Hurrell for their β€˜efficiency, responsiveness, and ability to recommend suitable counsel’. Collectively, the clerks’ room is β€˜very attentive and a pleasure to work with’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Company and partnership
Partnership – Leading juniors

Mark Blackett-Ord - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is bright, engaging and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings has β€˜significant strength and depth in CoP work’. Members act for both private litigants and for the official solicitor as litigation friend to incapacitated persons. It also advises on the full range of property and affairs, in addition to health and welfare applications.

Court of Protection and community care – 2017 silks

David Rees QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Really knows his stuff and pays excellent attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 1
Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Really fights for her clients.’

Ranked: tier 2
Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Explains matters simply and well.’

Ranked: tier 1

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Provides clear and concise advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charlotte Edge - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Has a first-class mind.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mark Baxter - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Handles difficult clients really well.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is extremely knowledgeable and composed.’

Ranked: tier 3

William East - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is very perceptive.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Art and cultural property – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings are highlighted as β€˜the first point of call for art-related cases’. Its members boast expertise handling a range of matters concerning works of art and chattels, including contractual, investment and insurance disputes.

Art and cultural property – Leading silks

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has encyclopaedic knowledge of the art world.’

Ranked: tier 1
Art and cultural property – Leading juniors

Jordan Holland - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is an immense pleasure to work with, offering sound, reasoned advice set within a commercial context.’

Ranked: tier 1

Luke Harris - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is very personable and deeply knowledgeable; a leading junior in the field of cultural property law.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading silks

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Immensely knowledgable, practical in her advice and very easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She has a long track record of agenda-setting trusts cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Offshore – Leading juniors

Jordan Holland - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A master of tactics – he comes up with excellent arguments no-one else thinks of.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Pensions
Pensions – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

5 Stone Buildings

Andrew Simmonds QC is a key member of β€˜excellent set’ 5 Stone Buildings; his recent work includes continuing to act for the representative members in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others and acting as lead counsel for IBM in the Court of Appeal in IBM UK and IBM Holdings v Dalgleish and others.

Pensions – Leading silks

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is one of the best QCs in pensions law with an analytical and commercial approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has the ability to apply technical knowledge in a pragmatic way.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: personal tax
Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Amanda Hardy QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A calm and strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2
Private client: personal tax – Leading juniors

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Knowledgeable, pragmatic and very amicable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He pays attention to detail while still seeing the bigger picture.’

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Marre - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜A rising star.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: trusts and probate
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

5 Stone Buildings

5 Stone Buildings is β€˜highly effective for offshore trust work’. β€˜All of the barristers provide a highly satisfactory service and have considerable strength in all aspects of trusts and probate.’ Recent highlights include ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC representing a beneficiary who is involved in multi-jurisdictional litigation against trustees and others suspected of depriving the beneficiary of assets owned personally and through a Liechtenstein trust.

Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Highly intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 1

ShΓ’n Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Gives pragmatic, robust and no nonsense advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Penelope Reed QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is very good at looking at things from different angles.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Has great attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜She is excellent for claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.’

Ranked: tier 3
Private client: trusts and probate – 2017 silks

David Rees QC - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Provides very clear advice.’

Ranked: tier 1
Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜The consummate professional.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Remains a go-to for major tax and trust matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael O’Sullivan - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Extremely efficient.’

Ranked: tier 3

Joseph Goldsmith - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Highly recommended.’

Ranked: tier 4

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He is considered and very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Works well to tight deadlines.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Patrick Rolfe - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜Commercial, robust and very well liked by solicitors and clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

5 Stone Buildings has β€˜tremendous strengths across chambers in a variety of disciplines’. It is β€˜the go-to chambers for private client work’, is β€˜well able to deal with all forms of Chancery work’, has β€˜a particularly strong offering’ in Court of Protection work (β€˜not just in property and affairs work, but also increasingly in health and welfare work as well’) and is β€˜highly regarded for offshore trust work’. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is β€˜a good communicator who responds quickly, clearly understands the work and invariably directs you to the person most suitable for the job in hand’. Solicitors are also impressed by first junior Dan Coote and second junior Elliott Hurrell for their β€˜efficiency, responsiveness, and ability to recommend suitable counsel’. Collectively, the clerks’ room is β€˜very attentive and a pleasure to work with’. Offices in: London

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Tax: corporate and VAT
Tax: corporate – Leading juniors

Oliver Marre - 5 Stone Buildings β€˜He has a strong advisory practice.’

Ranked: tier 2

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