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Chambers of William McCormick QC

13 ELY PLACE, LONDON, EC1N 6RY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 9600
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 9630
DX:
291 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.elyplace.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Demonstrating strength in depth, Ely Place Chambers’ members specialise in employment, public law, media, commercial/Chancery and property matters. The β€˜excellent’ barristers are β€˜hardworking and quick to pick up the facts of a case’. The β€˜equally excellent’ clerking team offers β€˜a prompt service and is open on availability and fees’. Key contacts include chambers director Michael Couling, senior clerk Richard Sheehan and deputy senior clerk Kevin Morrow. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Company and partnership
Company – Leading silks

William McCormick QC - Ely Place Chambers β€˜He is a highly experienced litigator.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Defamation and privacy
Defamation and privacy – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Ely Place Chambers

Ely Place Chambers has increased experience in pre-publication, advisory and costs-related work. William McCormick QC was involved in the Miller v Associated Newspapers Limited test case on the recoverability of additional liability in publication cases. In Smith v Skanska & Others, John Samson represented 150 construction workers who were secretly vetted and β€˜blacklisted’ by the industry over a 40-year period; claims were brought for breach of the Data Protection Act, defamation and misuse of private information. Meanwhile, David Mitchell deals with a substantial amount of defamation work for government departments and public bodies.

Defamation and privacy – Leading silks

William McCormick QC - Ely Place Chambers β€˜Great advocate and a real team player.’

Ranked: tier 3
Defamation and privacy – Leading juniors

John Samson - Ely Place Chambers β€˜Very hardworking and leaves no stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Mitchell - Ely Place Chambers β€˜His work is always of a high standard. He is always well prepared and extremely approachable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading juniors

David Mitchell - Ely Place Chambers β€˜He is thorough and sensible.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Salter - Ely Place Chambers β€˜He quickly builds a rapport with clients and puts them at ease.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Iain Daniels - Ely Place Chambers β€˜He has an excellent manner with clients and witnesses alike.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Iain Daniels - Ely Place Chambers β€˜A technical expert in health and safety and inquests and a strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – 2019 silks

Clifford Darton QC - Ely Place Chambers β€˜Quick to absorb the facts and focuses on the crucial points.’

Ranked: tier 1
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Russell Stone - Ely Place Chambers β€˜He is experienced with boundary disputes and fraudulent property transactions.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Demonstrating strength in depth, Ely Place Chambers’ members specialise in employment, public law, media, commercial/Chancery and property matters. The β€˜excellent’ barristers are β€˜hardworking and quick to pick up the facts of a case’. The β€˜equally excellent’ clerking team offers β€˜a prompt service and is open on availability and fees’. Key contacts include chambers director Michael Couling, senior clerk Richard Sheehan and deputy senior clerk Kevin Morrow. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading juniors

Sally Blackmore - Ely Place Chambers β€˜Unique ability to guide a client through complicated problems in a very clear manner.’

Ranked: tier 4

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