Set Profile > Ropewalk Chambers > Nottingham, England

Ropewalk Chambers
Ropewalk Chambers

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Key areas of work for Ropewalk Chambers include professional negligence and Inheritance Act disputes, as well as a broad range of general commercial litigation matters.

Leading Juniors

Jonathan Owen - Ropewalk ChambersHis practice includes Chancery, professional negligence, and contractual disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Beresford - Ropewalk ChambersHe has experience of a wide range of commercial disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3


At Ropewalk ChambersAndrew Lyons and Andrew Hogan are the key names in costs litigation, taking instructions from solicitors as well as costing services. Issues such as qualified one-way costs shifting, success fees and after-the-event insurance are a particular area of expertise.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Hogan - Ropewalk ChambersA costs specialist.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersVery technically-minded with a good analytical approach.
Ranked: Tier 1

Inquests and inquiries

Notable members of Ropewalk Chambers' inquest team include Richard Seabrook, who is particularly experienced in Article 2 inquests and Georgina Cursham, a member of the Attorney General's Regional Panel.

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersResponsive, approachable and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersParticularly experienced in care home death cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury

Ropewalk Chambers is 'the premier personal injury set in the East Midlands', with a strong range of specialist counsel available for instruction. Industrial disease is a particular area of specialism, with several tenants acting on high-value mesothelioma claims.

Leading Juniors

Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersApproachable, professional and knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kam Jaspal - Ropewalk ChambersGood on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersHe has incredible attention to detail and turns instructions around quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Gregory - Ropewalk ChambersGoes the extra mile for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersVery technically-minded with a good analytical approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersHis pleading and advice are excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersKnowledgeable and attentive.
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

Leading Silks

Jayne Adams QC - Ropewalk ChambersShe provides clear, insightful and incisive advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Limb QC - Ropewalk ChambersSees the big picture and is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1


At Ropewalk Chambers, the property team is instructed in a wide range of matters including possession claims, boundary and easement disputes as well as dilapidation claims. Tom Carter recently represented a claimant, as a junior alone, in a Court of Appeal case against National Rail concerning liability under the law of nuisance for encroachment by Japanese knotweed rhizomes.

Leading Juniors

Tom Carter - Ropewalk ChambersParticularly recommended for cases involving Japanese knotweed.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate who has a very good manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

Ropewalk Chambers has a strong track record for personal injury, clinical negligence, and industrial disease work across the East Midlands. In the clerks’ room, Tony Hill is the senior clerk and Alan Odiam his deputy. Offices in: Nottingham


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:


Animals and Equine

Catastrophic Injury

Clinical Negligence

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Counter Fraud

Costs and Litigation Funding

Credit Hire

Criminal Regulatory

Data Protection and Information



Group Actions






Personal Injury

Planning and Environmental

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Property and Real Estate

Professional Negligence

Public Sector and Not for Profit


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)