Set Profile > Ropewalk Chambers > Nottingham, England

Ropewalk Chambers
24 THE ROPEWALK
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 5EF
England

Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Ropewalk Chambers' inquests team is instructed on a wide range of inquests touching upon issues such as care home deaths, murders and other offences committed by individuals released from prison on license, custody deaths and medical negligence matters. Richard Seabrook is particularly active in the field of care deaths, acting for a range of parties including care home operators and the families of the deceased, while Georgina Cursham has experience in health and safety related matters, having recently represented an infrastructure contractor following the death of a cyclist who hit a pot-hole.

Rising stars

Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersProvides very well-considered, accurate, and succinct advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersVery knowledgeable on coronial law and procedure, getting to the crux of matters quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersA fantastic advocate with a thorough and methodical approach whose examination of witnesses is clear, concise and relevant to the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury Tier 1

Ropewalk Chambers one of the premier names in the East Midlands for personal injury cases, with clients praising the 'tremendous wealth of expertise' on show and the team's 'strength at all levels'. Industrial disease remains the set's most notable area of practice, with several solicitors referring to them as a 'go-to' for this area, and several barristers regularly acting on noise-induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and mesothelioma cases, with most practitioners leaning more towards defendant-side work. Jayne Adams QC  represented the employer, and Patrick Limb QC acted for the claimant, in the first beryllium poisoning case brought before the English courts. Notable figures from the junior ranks include Andrew Lyons, who recently represented an employer in a multi-track claim where it was alleged that it was vicariously liable for the consequences of a prank played by one employee on another, and industrial disease specialist Richard Gregory whose recent work has included several complex noise-induced hearing loss cases.

Leading Silks

Jayne Adams QC - Ropewalk ChambersHer firm but fair approach to JSMs engenders respect, while her grasp of medical issues allows her to provide incisive and insightful advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Limb QC - Ropewalk ChambersHis sharp analytical brain and strong performance in court make him a heavyweight in the disease arena.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersA very talented advocate with a calm but persuasive style.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersArticulate and concise with experts and clients, thorough and reliable in their written work
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersA strong advocate both in court and at joint settlement meetings with extensive medical knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Davy - Ropewalk ChambersApproachable and very capable, always provides a good service.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Gregory - Ropewalk ChambersHis amazing depth of knowledge, expertise, and strong communication skills allow him to provide clear and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward James - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate both in court and during conference, with a knowledgeable and reassuring manner that puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kam Jaspal - Ropewalk ChambersTenacious, attentive to detail and excellent on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersVery sensible and has a good feel for what a judge is likely to make of a case
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate who is great with witnesses and provides reliable, good quality advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Damian Powell - Ropewalk ChambersProvides effective, detailed, and accurate advice in an efficient manner
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Lowe - Ropewalk ChambersDeals with papers quickly and provides clear, concise advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersExtremely thorough, professional, and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Toby Stewart - Ropewalk ChambersA personal injury specialist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Phillip Turton - Ropewalk ChambersHe has a sharp eye and a strong knowledge of asbestos claims.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 2

Ropewalk Chambers is a force in clinical negligence work in the East Midlands, primarily acting for claimants against NHS trusts. The set also handles some defendant work for individual practitioners, though members such as Jason Cox and Rachel Young also act for NHS defendants. Senior junior Richard Seabrook is another key name in the team, with a practice that includes surgery and missed diagnoses cases.

Leading Juniors

Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersArticulate when engaging with experts and clients, clear and concise in written work, and cool under pressure.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersA strong advocate both in court and at joint settlement meetings, leaving no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersHer advice is concise and clear, while her approach to cases is proactive and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Young - Ropewalk ChambersA superb advocate who thinks on her feet and is reliable, thorough and organised.
Ranked: Tier 2

Property and construction Tier 2

Members of Ropewalk Chambers appear in a wide range of property cases throughout the East Midlands, with recent work including boundary and easement disputes, as well as dilapidation and possession claims. Tom Carter is a particularly notable figure within the team for his specialism in cases relating to Japanese knotweed, having recently appeared in several agenda-setting nuisance, misrepresentation and professional negligence cases around infestations of the invasive species.

Leading Juniors

Tom Carter - Ropewalk ChambersUndaunted by any task, he really goes the extra mile for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersA reliable advocate whose clients warm to his personable nature.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation

One of the busiest sets for commercial work in the East Midlands, Ropewalk Chambers is praised by clients for its 'good range of counsel at all levels'.  Notable practitioners include Jonathan Owen, who provides a 'Rolls-Royce service' , and John Campbell who 'thinks on his feet and sees all possible solutions in a case'.

Rising stars

Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersHe offers very practical and tactical advice in addition to being a great legal technician.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

John Campbell - Ropewalk ChambersCommitted and commercial in his approach, with an articulate and personable nature that instils confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Owen - Ropewalk ChambersA very impressive advocate who provides a first-class service.
Ranked: Tier 2

Costs

The costs team at Ropewalk Chambers handles both claimant and defendant work in the costs area, in inter-party cases as well as solicitor-client disputes. Andrew Lyons is particularly recommended by clients for his 'good presence in court' along with 'sufficient gravitas to hit home with the more complex legal arguments' in complex matters. Shilpa Shah is another key figure within the team whose recent work has included long-running disputes between solicitors and clients, as well as costs cases arising from high-value clinical negligence matters.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersA bona fide costs specialist with an excellent grasp of the law; he fights hard for his clients without overstepping the mark.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Ropewalk Chambers' inquests team is instructed on a wide range of inquests touching upon issues such as care home deaths, murders and other offences committed by individuals released from prison on license, custody deaths and medical negligence matters. Richard Seabrook is particularly active in the field of care deaths, acting for a range of parties including care home operators and the families of the deceased, while Georgina Cursham has experience in health and safety related matters, having recently represented an infrastructure contractor following the death of a cyclist who hit a pot-hole.

Rising stars

Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersProvides very well-considered, accurate, and succinct advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersVery knowledgeable on coronial law and procedure, getting to the crux of matters quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersA fantastic advocate with a thorough and methodical approach whose examination of witnesses is clear, concise and relevant to the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury Tier 1

Ropewalk Chambers one of the premier names in the East Midlands for personal injury cases, with clients praising the 'tremendous wealth of expertise' on show and the team's 'strength at all levels'. Industrial disease remains the set's most notable area of practice, with several solicitors referring to them as a 'go-to' for this area, and several barristers regularly acting on noise-induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and mesothelioma cases, with most practitioners leaning more towards defendant-side work. Jayne Adams QC  represented the employer, and Patrick Limb QC acted for the claimant, in the first beryllium poisoning case brought before the English courts. Notable figures from the junior ranks include Andrew Lyons, who recently represented an employer in a multi-track claim where it was alleged that it was vicariously liable for the consequences of a prank played by one employee on another, and industrial disease specialist Richard Gregory whose recent work has included several complex noise-induced hearing loss cases.

Leading Silks

Jayne Adams QC - Ropewalk ChambersHer firm but fair approach to JSMs engenders respect, while her grasp of medical issues allows her to provide incisive and insightful advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Limb QC - Ropewalk ChambersHis sharp analytical brain and strong performance in court make him a heavyweight in the disease arena.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersA very talented advocate with a calm but persuasive style.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersArticulate and concise with experts and clients, thorough and reliable in their written work
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersA strong advocate both in court and at joint settlement meetings with extensive medical knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Davy - Ropewalk ChambersApproachable and very capable, always provides a good service.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Gregory - Ropewalk ChambersHis amazing depth of knowledge, expertise, and strong communication skills allow him to provide clear and practical advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Edward James - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate both in court and during conference, with a knowledgeable and reassuring manner that puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kam Jaspal - Ropewalk ChambersTenacious, attentive to detail and excellent on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersVery sensible and has a good feel for what a judge is likely to make of a case
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate who is great with witnesses and provides reliable, good quality advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Damian Powell - Ropewalk ChambersProvides effective, detailed, and accurate advice in an efficient manner
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Lowe - Ropewalk ChambersDeals with papers quickly and provides clear, concise advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersExtremely thorough, professional, and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Toby Stewart - Ropewalk ChambersA personal injury specialist.
Ranked: Tier 3
Phillip Turton - Ropewalk ChambersHe has a sharp eye and a strong knowledge of asbestos claims.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence Tier 2

Ropewalk Chambers is a force in clinical negligence work in the East Midlands, primarily acting for claimants against NHS trusts. The set also handles some defendant work for individual practitioners, though members such as Jason Cox and Rachel Young also act for NHS defendants. Senior junior Richard Seabrook is another key name in the team, with a practice that includes surgery and missed diagnoses cases.

Leading Juniors

Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersArticulate when engaging with experts and clients, clear and concise in written work, and cool under pressure.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersA strong advocate both in court and at joint settlement meetings, leaving no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersHer advice is concise and clear, while her approach to cases is proactive and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Young - Ropewalk ChambersA superb advocate who thinks on her feet and is reliable, thorough and organised.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction Tier 2

Members of Ropewalk Chambers appear in a wide range of property cases throughout the East Midlands, with recent work including boundary and easement disputes, as well as dilapidation and possession claims. Tom Carter is a particularly notable figure within the team for his specialism in cases relating to Japanese knotweed, having recently appeared in several agenda-setting nuisance, misrepresentation and professional negligence cases around infestations of the invasive species.

Leading Juniors

Tom Carter - Ropewalk ChambersUndaunted by any task, he really goes the extra mile for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersA reliable advocate whose clients warm to his personable nature.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

One of the busiest sets for commercial work in the East Midlands, Ropewalk Chambers is praised by clients for its 'good range of counsel at all levels'.  Notable practitioners include Jonathan Owen, who provides a 'Rolls-Royce service' , and John Campbell who 'thinks on his feet and sees all possible solutions in a case'.

Rising stars

Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersHe offers very practical and tactical advice in addition to being a great legal technician.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

John Campbell - Ropewalk ChambersCommitted and commercial in his approach, with an articulate and personable nature that instils confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Owen - Ropewalk ChambersA very impressive advocate who provides a first-class service.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Costs

The costs team at Ropewalk Chambers handles both claimant and defendant work in the costs area, in inter-party cases as well as solicitor-client disputes. Andrew Lyons is particularly recommended by clients for his 'good presence in court' along with 'sufficient gravitas to hit home with the more complex legal arguments' in complex matters. Shilpa Shah is another key figure within the team whose recent work has included long-running disputes between solicitors and clients, as well as costs cases arising from high-value clinical negligence matters.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersA bona fide costs specialist with an excellent grasp of the law; he fights hard for his clients without overstepping the mark.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

 

The set: A multi-disciplinary set with an established national reputation.

The set gives every single case the care and attention it deserves.

You will receive more than just advice and representation from it; you will secure consistently excellent oral and written advocacy, delivered with the highest levels of service and integrity.

Quality advocacy starts with thorough preparation. The set’s attention to detail produces the level of understanding that promotes sound judgements and advice of the highest calibre. This gives the added value that will improve the prospects of achieving the best possible outcome for you and your clients.

Communication is at the heart of the service you will receive. You will find Ropewalk Chambers’ barristers and clerks to be approachable and responsive. The set’s assistance is accessible when you need it; it is always available to discuss your case outside of formal instruction.

Integrity is about more than just honesty. For Ropewalk, integrity also means giving the unwavering direction necessary to give your case stability and cohesion. To do that, the set’s barristers make decisions, take responsibility for them and then stand by those decisions.

This is what you should expect of Ropewalk Chambers for every single case.

Types of work undertaken:

Abuse

Animals and Equine

Catastrophic Injury

Clinical Negligence

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Counter Fraud

Costs and Litigation Funding

Credit Hire

Criminal Regulatory

Data Protection and Information

Disease

Employment

Group Actions

Housing

Insolvency

Inquests

Insurance

Motor

Personal Injury

Planning and Environmental

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Property and Real Estate

Professional Negligence

Public Sector and Not for Profit

Sports

Wills, Probate and Inheritance

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Tony Hill
Members of Chambers LIMB QC, Patrick (1987) (QC 2006)
Head of Chambers ADAMS QC, Jayne (1982) (QC 2016)
Members of Chambers HOWLETT, James (1980)
Members of Chambers DIN, Soofi (1984)
Members of Chambers SEABROOK, Richard (1987)
Members of Chambers STEWART, Toby (1989)
Members of Chambers TURTON, Philip (1989)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL, Jonathan (1992)
Members of Chambers COX, Jason (1992)
Members of Chambers McNAMARA, Andrew (1992)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Deborah (1993)
Members of Chambers GREGORY, Richard (1993)
Members of Chambers CARTWRIGHT, Ivan (1993)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Myles (1995)
Members of Chambers HOGAN, Andrew (1996)
Members of Chambers DIGGLE, Mark (1996)
Members of Chambers SHAH, Shilpa (1998)
Members of Chambers HADDON, Clare (1999)
Members of Chambers LYONS, Andrew (2002)
Members of Chambers LOWE, Christopher (2001)
Members of Chambers JAMES, Edward (2002)
Members of Chambers BARHAM, Jonathan (2002)
Members of Chambers ALAM, Jan (2003)
Members of Chambers OWEN, Jonathan (2004)
Members of Chambers JASPAL, Kam (2005)
Members of Chambers RONG, Rochelle (2005)
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Rachel (2006)
Members of Chambers CURSHAM, Georgina (2007)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Nicholas (2007)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, John (2008)
Members of Chambers DAVY, Philip (2009)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Cassandra (2010)
Members of Chambers GODFREY, Philip (2010)
Members of Chambers McALOON, Gareth (2010)
Members of Chambers ARORA, Nikhil (2011)
Members of Chambers CARTER, Tom (2012)
Members of Chambers BRADY, Stuart (2012)
Members of Chambers McCRACKEN, Jack (2012)
Members of Chambers HOPKINSON, Sarah (2013)
Members of Chambers LONGSON, Kate (2013)
Members of Chambers HERBERT, Thomas (2014)
Members of Chambers POUNTNEY, Alexandra (2014)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Damian (2003)
Members of Chambers CRAWFORD, Georgina (2006)
Members of Chambers SHELTON, Samuel (2012)
Members of Chambers McFARLANE, Katie (2015)
Member of Chambers BROOKS, Kayleigh (2012)
Member of Chambers VERITY, Megan (2016)
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jayne Adams  photo Jayne Adams Jayne has extensive experience in personal injury, clinical negligence, disease and fraudulent…
 Nikhil Arora  photo Nikhil Arora Nikhil completed his undergraduate degree in Law and French Law at The…
 Stephen Beresford  photo Stephen Beresford Stephen has wide experience of appearing in specialist and general high courts…
 Tom Carter  photo Tom Carter Tom became a member of Chambers in October 2013 following successful completion…
 Ivan Cartwright  photo Ivan Cartwright Ivan was called to the Bar in 1993 and worked as an…
 Jason Cox  photo Jason Cox Jason specialises principally in high-value personal injury, clinical negligence, disease, counter fraud…
 Georgina Cursham  photo Georgina Cursham Georgina is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work,…
 Deborah Davies  photo Deborah Davies Having achieved a good grounding in all areas of general common law,…
 Philip Davy  photo Philip Davy Philip has a general civil law practice, with particular experience in personal…
 Mark Diggle  photo Mark Diggle Mark is a specialist in personal injury, commercial, property and chancery, counter…
 Soofi Din  photo Soofi Din Soofi began his practice in London after a pupillage in The Temple…
 Philip Godfrey  photo Philip Godfrey Philip studied Law at the University of Nottingham, where he graduated with…
 Richard Gregory  photo Richard Gregory In the event that claimants are not union-backed or insurance-funded, Richard regards…
 Clare Haddon  photo Clare Haddon Clare practises principally in personal injury-related claims, clnical negligence, counter fraud, professional…
 James Howlett  photo James Howlett James read Law at the University of Bristol before being awarded a…
 Edward James  photo Edward James During his early years at the Bar in Chambers in London, Edward…
 Kam Jaspal  photo Kam Jaspal Kam regularly appears in the County and High Courts, and has also…
 Patrick Limb QC photo Patrick Limb QC Patrick specialises principally in disease, all aspects of personal injury, clinical negligence…
 Christopher Lowe  photo Christopher Lowe Chris’ practice spans all areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular focus…
 Andrew Lyons  photo Andrew Lyons Andrew specialises in cases involving personal injury (all areas, including clinical negligence…
 Jack McCracken  photo Jack McCracken Jack studied the GDL and BPTC at Nottingham Law School. While there…
 Andrew McNamara  photo Andrew McNamara Andrew practices primarily in personal injury-related claims and housing matters. He acts…
 Jonathan Mitchell  photo Jonathan Mitchell Believing that variety is the spice of life, Jonathan has a broad-ranging…
 Jonathan Owen  photo Jonathan Owen Jonathan specialises in commercial, property and chancery, personal injury, disease, clinical negligence,…
 Nicholas Robinson  photo Nicholas Robinson Nicholas has a broad common law practice. He has developed a reputation…
 Rochelle Rong  photo Rochelle Rong Rochelle has a successful civil law practice, with particular emphasis on commercial…
 Richard Seabrook  photo Richard Seabrook Richard specialises principally in personal injury, clinical negligence, disease, counter fraud, criminal…
 Shilpa Shah  photo Shilpa Shah Shilpa practises within civil work generally, with a particular specialism in cases…
 Toby Stewart  photo Toby Stewart Toby specialises principally in personal injury-related claims, including disease, clinical negligence, counter…
 Philip Turton  photo Philip Turton Philip has over 20 years’ experience of personal injury cases and specialises…
 Cassandra Williams  photo Cassandra Williams Cassandra has a successful civil law practice. She regularly appears in the…
 Daniel Wood  photo Daniel Wood Dan practises in all areas of civil law, and specialises in the…
 Rachel Young  photo Rachel Young Rachel has a general civil law practice, with particular interests in personal…