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London Bar > Pensions Tier 1

Pensions power-houseWilberforce Chambers has a plethora of counsel at varying levels of experience to support clients on the most significant matters in the market, be they contentious or advisory. In the complex and high-value case of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund, Michael Tennet KC has been acting the representative beneficiaries in Part 8 proceedings, with other members of chambers involved in various capacities. Brian Green KC is a regular at the highest levels of court proceedings in pensions law, while Edward Sawyer continues to stand out for his exceptional practice as a junior, including acting against silk opposition in the Lloyds Pension Scheme litigation. ‘Very calm, authoritative‘ junior Jennifer Seaman further strengthened Wilberforce’s bench in this area, joining the set in February 2022 from Outer Temple Chambers.

Rising stars

Joseph SteadmanWilberforce Chambers 'Joseph offers sensible, pragmatic and commercial advice. His ability to come up with solutions that achieve a desired outcome is a real strength.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Michael Furness KCWilberforce Chambers 'Approachable, affable, hard working, gets into the detail.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Brian Green KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Put simply, Brian is the leading pensions silk. He is breathtakingly impressive in every aspect of his work.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Newman KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Paul’s vast knowledge and experience of all forms of pensions litigation make him a top choice to advise on technical matters.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Tennet KCWilberforce Chambers ‘He is very able, has very sound judgement and brings to his work an admirable pragmatism, too. Hugely clever, invested in the case, an energetic, fearless and effective advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Jonathan is very bright, delivering clear and decisive advice. He has moved swiftly through the ranks to establish himself as a leading pensions KC.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Fenner Moeran KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Fenner is a great advocate who really has the ear of the court, judging to perfection how to handle a hearing. His drafting is always first-rate and he delivers everything with the utmost efficiency.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Mold KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Andrew is able to give very clear advice and distil complex issues into something client-friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Edward SawyerWilberforce Chambers 'Exceptionally pragmatic in his advice whilst retaining technical rigour. Excellent on his feet.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Sebastian AllenWilberforce Chambers A serious talent at the pensions bar, he is tremendously easy to work with, combining a formidable intellect with tactical nous and approachability.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
James McCreathWilberforce Chambers ‘Enormous attention to detail; great draftsman. Very responsive, very user-friendly and hugely clever. A very highly prized member of the pensions Bar and a great asset on any team.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas RobinsonWilberforce Chambers 'Tom is extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of pension law. He has strong drafting skills and his written advocacy is particularly strong.'
Ranked: Tier 3
James WalmsleyWilberforce Chambers ‘His actuarial knowledge is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael AshdownWilberforce Chambers 'Michael's great strength is his intellect and deep knowledge of the law. He couples his intelligence with a confident and attractive advocacy and makes the right strategic calls too.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan ChewWilberforce Chambers 'Jonathan is a pleasure to work with. He is very clever and also possesses keen judgment and insight. He has an attractive drafting style and has a knack of anticipating what points will go down well.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Emily McKechnieWilberforce Chambers ‘She is extremely intelligent and thorough, with an extensive knowledge of pensions law.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Jennifer SeamanWilberforce Chambers ‘Jennifer is a very calm, authoritative lawyer. Her advocacy style is clear and measured.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas SeymourWilberforce Chambers ‘Thomas is brilliant at deep research, incredibly responsive and very helpful. He is great to have on the team.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Wilberforce Chambers continue to lead the market for top-quality contentious and non-contentious pensions counsel.’

‘The main pensions power-house is Wilberforce. Real strength in depth.’

‘The chambers are a professional, expert set.’

‘Wilberforce is the pre-eminent set for big-ticket pensions litigation work.’

‘Wilberforce are, of course, the pensions set par excellence. Exceptional bench strength.’

Clerking

‘The clerks’ room are uniformly excellent – adaptable and dedicated to a highly professional service which impresses both instructing solicitors and clients.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate Tier 1

    Wilberforce Chambers is ‘an eminent name when it comes to handling trusts and probate disputes’ and has ‘impressive strength in depth, from silks down to the most junior advocates’. Gilead Cooper KC is well known for his ‘fine intellect and persuasive manner’ and specialises in contentious property and trusts, Chancery and commercial litigation. Brian Green KC is ‘equally brilliant in contentious and non-contentious cases’ and is currently in Re HK Family Trust case, acting on behalf of a major bank in £450m proceedings concerning alleged breach of trust and consequential issues. Rising star Joseph Steadman is an ‘unbelievably bright junior’ whose trusts and probate practice encompasses various contexts, including commercial fraud, asset-tracing, divorce, and relationship breakdown.

    Rising stars

    Joseph SteadmanWilberforce Chambers ‘Joseph is a fiercely bright and analytical thinker who is able to distil and explain complex Chancery issues into accessible content and format for the benefit of his clients. He is a dedicated lawyer, who works hard under pressure.’
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Gilead Cooper KCWilberforce ChambersGilead is a tenacious litigator with a quite brilliant turn of phrase.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Michael Furness KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Michael rapidly analyses material and provides authoritative guidance on the best way forward, with clear advice on the knotty problems which may get in the way.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Brian Green KCWilberforce ChambersBrian is truly a master of his areas of trust and tax and can deal with the greatest complexity.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Robert Ham KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Robert is one of the best-known and respected silks in the area. He easily cuts through complexity, getting to the heart of a matter with the minimum fuss, which goes down very well with lay and professional clients alike.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Clare Stanley KCWilberforce ChambersClare is a formidable advocate. Her preparation is as thorough as it is possible to be, and her oral presentation is both forceful and compelling.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Jonathan Hilliard KCWilberforce ChambersJonathan is very much living up to the star reputation he earned. He is light years ahead intellectually but remains straightforward and approachable to work. He is hands-on and can turn to whatever is needed.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Zoë Barton KCWilberforce ChambersZoë immediately grasps the most complex trust issues and provides pragmatic real world advice backed up by a razor sharp intellect.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Andrew Mold KCWilberforce Chambers 'Andrew gives a very clear advice and distil complex issues into something client-friendly.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Jonathan Davey KCWilberforce ChambersJonathan is very clever and quick in his work. He always go out of his way to advise and assist. His advice is clear, succinct and spot-on.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Fenner Moeran KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Fenner has an impeccable judgement, providing well- thought through analysis, is admired by clients and is a persuasive and effective advocate.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Tiffany Scott KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Tiffany provides very clear and concise advice on difficult legal issues. She is very good with clients and deals with the work promptly and efficiently.’
    Ranked: Tier 3

    Leading Juniors

    Ranked: Tier 3
    Michael AshdownWilberforce Chambers ‘Michael is a very clear and rigorous thinker who produces opinions and deeds of a high quality. He gives sensible delivery timings and is helpful in follow up discussions.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    James GoodwinWilberforce Chambers ‘James is a very calm and assured performer and technically very good. He is also extremely responsive.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Edward Sawyer Wilberforce Chambers ‘Edward has a very strong experience in pensions and trust related work.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Elizabeth Houghton Wilberforce Chambers ‘Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and experienced for a junior and has worked with seniors very well. She has a practical approach to problem solving. A very good all round adviser in this area.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Tom Roscoe Wilberforce Chambers ‘Tom is a brilliant property and trusts expert. He is a go-to junior for high value trust work.’
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘Wilberforce is excellent when it comes to its contentious trusts and probate practice.’

    ‘Wilberforce Chambers is a first rate set with a growing number of excellent barristers.’

    ‘The set is a fantastic and go-to set for Cayman.’

    ‘Wilberforce is very highly regarded particularly in relation to complex professional negligence claims with underlying fraud or trust issues.’

    ‘Wilberforce is a go-to chambers for complex, high value trusts work. The best in the business with fantastic barristers at all levels from junior to very senior KC.’

    ‘Wilberforce is an outstanding chancery set with strength in depth.’

    Clerking

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 2

      Part of the Offshore blue blood,’ Wilberforce Chambers is considered ‘a top commercial set with excellent silksand ‘exceptional’ juniors. The set’s members have successfully blended the commercial and chancery elements of their practices to become a favoured destination for the largest disputes. Recently these have included Craig Wright, Tulip Trading Ltd and ors v Persons Unknown, Various Bitcoin Developers in which John Wardell KC, Bobby Friedman and Sri Carmichael are acting for Craig Wright, a man who has claimed to be Bitcoin's pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, in a claim against various developers after losing access to £2-3bn worth of Bitcoin after his computer was hacked in 2020. In Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov, Alan Gourgey KC is leading three junior members, including Jack Watson, for the claimant in a £1bn plus claim against Georgy Bedzhamov, concerning the bank’s collapse and related allegations of fraud and conspiracy.

      Leading Silks

      Alan Gourgey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Alan is a top commercial silk, great on the law, shows fantastic judgment and is a terrific advocate.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      John Wardell KCWilberforce Chambers ‘He cares about his clients, very easy to work with, very responsive, fantastic in court, a real star.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Terence Mowschenson KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Terry has an easy going attitude and his arguments flow. He is persuasive and very good with cross-examination of difficult witnesses. Solicitors also like his concise arguments and he has the ear of the court.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Lexa Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Lexa leaves no stone unturned and will not be fazed by the opponent’s guerilla tactics. She is a very persuasive advocate and will always have solid advice for the client. It is a pleasure to work with Lexa.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Tim Penny KCWilberforce ChambersHe is a meticulous advocate, keen to identify, investigate and seek to answer all issues in preparation. He likes to have all the answers ready. In court he has a pleasing, human and accessible style that is therefore persuasive without unnecessary or overt showmanship.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ian Croxford KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Ian has considerable presence and commands the respect of tribunals and opponents.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Fenner Moeran KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Fenner is one of those barristers who is equally superb on this feet in court as he is advising clients on the legal issues. A big personality in the commercial silk market.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Clare Stanley KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Her advocacy is exceptional - you won't find better in terms of pitching the case in exactly the right way to the court.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Nikki Singla KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Nikki is very and hands-on. He works hard to get to the bottom of what can be a very fact heavy and generally complex factual matrix. A very good advocate with clear, logical and comprehensible presentation.'
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Leading Juniors

      Anna LittlerWilberforce Chambers ‘Anna is determined, hard-working and totally committed to her cases. She has built a contentious trusts specialism alongside her commercial litigation practice which makes her a formidable operator and one of the best juniors on the market.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Emily McKechnieWilberforce Chambers ‘Emily has a quick mind, fully grasping issues from complex sets of facts and documents. She is unflappable and has a very affable way about her when dealing with clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Edward SawyerWilberforce Chambers ‘An excellent, hard-working and very capable senior junior.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      James WalmsleyWilberforce Chambers ‘James is a wonderful barrister. He is someone of the highest intellect but also so user friendly. He is my go to guy for professional negligence cases but quite obviously can handle more general commercial litigation alongside the very best.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Sri Carmichael  - Wilberforce Chambers ‘Sri is a pleasure to work with, she always finds the time to help and works extremely hard to meet deadlines. She is very bright and commercial in her approach.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Bobby Friedman  - Wilberforce Chambers 'Bobby is a first rate junior - always get straight to the root of the issue, tactically incisive in a very thoughtful way, brilliantly industrious and with a real skill for handling demanding clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Jack Watson  - Wilberforce Chambers 'He is on top of every detail, utterly unflappable and deadly on cross examination. His written submissions are comprehensive and he leaves no stone unturned. Top marks.'
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Testimonials

      Set

       ‘Wilberforce is always one of the leading sets for commercial and chancery work.’

       ‘Wilberforce – part of the offshore blue blood. Responsive clerking, good value fee policies.’

       ‘Excellent set that always delivers.  Great diversity in their offering.’

      ‘Wilberforce are a top commercial set with excellent silks.’

       ‘Wilberforce Chambers are a first rate set with a growing number of excellent barristers.  It has grown from strength to strength.’

       ‘The quality of their barristers is exceptional, especially the juniors.’

       Clerking

      Work highlights

        London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 2

        Wilberforce Chambers is a ‘go-to set for complex, high value claims involving in-depth technical issues‘, and is especially strong for offshore claims. The set’s members are involved in some of the longest running cases to hit the market, including AHAB v Saad Investments Company Limited, what at first instance was referred to by a Caymanian judge as ‘one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history and was the longest appeal heard by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, in which John Wardell KC‘s claimant team faced Thomas Lowe KC and Jack Watson on the defendant side. Newer cases include three disputes linked to the collapse of NMC Health, the Middle East’s largest private healthcare company, in which Tim Penny KC is representing former director Saeed Al Qebaisi and former vice-chairman Khalifa Al Muhairi, who are accused of fraud and unlawful means of conspiracy leading to NMC’s demise.

        Leading Silks

        Alan Gourgey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Alan is a terrific all round lawyer and one of the best at the bar for fraud cases.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        John Wardell KCWilberforce Chambers ‘He is formidable and at the top of his game.'
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Tim Penny KCWilberforce ChambersTim has developed into an excellent leader and advocate. He is also highly experienced in injunctive relief, and has been either the junior or the lead advocate in numerous cutting edge cases over the years.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Fenner Moeran KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Superb advocate who can combine the charm to keep the judge on side but with the huge experience and gravitas to win the day. Commands the room.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Clare Stanley KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Clare has an exceptional grasp of the facts, is tactically excellent and fantastic with clients - putting them at ease and instilling confidence through her hard-hitting advocacy.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Leading Juniors

        Anna LittlerWilberforce Chambers ‘Anna is simply fantastic. Thorough, clear, client and solicitor-friendly, hard-working and a pleasure to work with. Nothing is too much trouble. You can tell she really cares and will leave no stone un-turned.'
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Bobby FriedmanWilberforce Chambers ‘Bobby is an exceptional barrister with great written and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both legal professionals and lay clients. He has the great skill of being able to translate complicated factual and legal matters into clear explanations and persuasive arguments.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        Jack WatsonWilberforce Chambers ‘His written submissions are comprehensive and he leaves no stone unturned. Top marks.'
        Ranked: Tier 3
        James Goodwin  - Wilberforce Chambers 'A very strong junior particularly in complex fraud cases. Has a masterful grasp of the detail and documents.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Tim MatthewsonWilberforce Chambers ‘Bright and diligent. Prodigious work ethic. Brilliant paperwork. A future (if not current) star.'
        Ranked: Tier 4
        Edward SawyerWilberforce Chambers ‘A superb eye for detail and extremely pleasant to deal with. He is an excellent lawyer - technically very strong.'
        Ranked: Tier 4

        Testimonials

        Set

         ‘Wilberforce Chambers is a first rate set with a growing number of excellent barristers.’

         ‘Wilberforce is an excellent chambers. We have used a number of silks and juniors from the set and regularly attend training sessions hosted by the Chambers.’

         ‘Wilberforce has a number of excellent silks and senior juniors for both traditional chancery work and for instructions with a commercial content.  The members of chambers are without exception approachable and willing to get into the trenches in the cases on which they are instructed.’

         ‘A go-to set for complex, high value claims involving in-depth technical issues.’

         ‘Wilberforce Chambers are a premier Commercial Chancery set.’

         Clerking

         ‘The clerks are always very efficient, polite and helpful.’

        London Bar > Private client: personal tax Tier 2

        Wilberforce Chambers has a strong reputation of providing advice on taxation of trusts and estates as well as on the taxation aspects of pension schemes and capital gains tax. Jonathan Davey KC garners praise for his ‘exceptional advocacy and leadership skills’ and recently assisted HMRC with a complex piece of tax litigation related to a £1.6bn dispute regarding the proper tax analysis in respect of high-net-worth individuals investing in partnerships involved in the film and games industries. Michael Furness KC and Brian Green KC are other key contacts for tax litigation.

        Leading Silks

        Jonathan Davey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Jonathan’s advocacy and leadership skills are exceptional. He is one of the best advocates.’
        Ranked: Tier 1
        Ranked: Tier 2
        Ranked: Tier 2

        Work highlights

          London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

          Wilberforce Chambers is well-regarded for the set’s user-friendly service and rigorous approach to legal issues when it comes to their professional negligence work, which encompasses claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, actuaries and construction professionals. Ian Croxford KC has acted for and against professional firms in connection with substantial litigation, alongside work connected with accountants and solicitors. John Wardell KC has a busy practice, with defence work focused on claims brought against members of the Bar and patent attorneys. Clare Stanley KC has a practice focused on claims against solicitors and accountants, and is well known in acting in cases relating to trust, tax and restructuring matters.

          Leading Silks

          Jonathan Seitler KCWilberforce ChambersHe is fabulous to work with. Highly intelligent and establishes a great rapport with the client.
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Michael Furness KCWilberforce ChambersMichael has huge technical knowledge and provides measured, firm advice. Judges listen to him.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Paul Newman KCWilberforce ChambersPaul has incredible experience and knowledge of all pension related matters. Very sound in his advice.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Clare Stanley KCWilberforce ChambersClare is a total star. She is a fierce cross-examiner, super-smart, hard working and gets to the key issues instantly. She can quickly break down the most complicated of cases into comprehensible parts.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Lexa Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers 'Lexa leaves no stone unturned and will not be phased by the opponent\'s guerilla tactics. She is a very persuasive advocate and will always have solid advice for the client. It is a pleasure to work with Lexa.' 
          Ranked: Tier 4

          Leading Juniors

          Benjamin FaulknerWilberforce ChambersBenjamin is fiercely intelligent and has a commanding but personable advocacy style.
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Edward SawyerWilberforce ChambersA fearless advocate. Highly intelligent with an impeccable memory and eye for detail.
          Ranked: Tier 6
          James WalmsleyWilberforce ChambersA brilliant technical and strategic thinker. He is particularly well-suited to large and complex cases and will get on top of the facts quickly.
          Ranked: Tier 6

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Great set.’

          ‘Wilberforce have a high reputation in many areas, including professional negligence.’

          ‘High quality set.’

          ‘Wilberforce is a trusted commercial litigation set which we have used for many years.’

          ‘Wilberforce is a  strong set on commercial chancery matters and therefore any professional negligence arising within that context.’ 

          Clerking

          ‘Very good.’

          London Bar > Property litigation Tier 2

          Wilberforce Chambers has a wealth of experience in its senior ranks, which, complimented by a crop of talented juniors, provides a comprehensive covering of the gamut of property litigation areas; the core of which include commercial and residential landlord-tenant work, mortgages, title and development disputes and the rural economy. The addition of John McGhee KC from Maitland Chambers and Alice Hawker from Selborne Chambers demonstrates the efforts made to expand the sets property practice, with the former adding considerable experience regarding niche areas such as minerals, rights of light and telecoms. Three combined appeals of Cornerstone v Compton Beauchamp/Ashloch and On Tower v AP Wireless feature McGhee KC, Jonathan Seitler KC and Emer Murphy ; they are the first Supreme Court cases to consider the Electronic Communications Code, with the ruling finally clarifying who is an occupier for the purposes of that code. Martin Hutchings KC led Harriet Holmes in Bath Rugby and BRT v Greenwood and others, a Court of Appeal case concerning restrictive covenants and Bath Rugby’s use of The Recreation Ground. Joanne Wicks KC represented the claimant in the protracted and previously before the Supreme Court S Frances Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd, the result of which sparked significant interest in the property sphere as it confronted how retail rents in London had been reduced by the pandemic. Charlotte Black is now at the Law Commission.

          Leading Silks

          John McGhee KCWilberforce Chambers  ‘Perhaps the top property silk out there, John’s analysis is without doubt unparalleled. He combines effortless advocacy with superb client handling skills, providing concise and easily accessible written advice.
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Jonathan Seitler KCWilberforce ChambersA legend in the area of property disputes, the way Jonathan’s mind works in order to find angles supporting a legal argument is truly fantastic. His advocacy skills and powers of persuasion are second to none, controlling the courtroom with his smart wit and at times humour. He is fantastic with clients and great fun to work with on a case.
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Joanne Wicks KCWilberforce ChambersJoanne is extremely client friendly, exceptionally bright and fantastic on strategy. Always measured and calm, her advocacy style is a real differentiator.
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Martin Hutchings KCWilberforce ChambersMartin is user friendly and gives clear and strategic guidance, his clients always know the direction of travel after his advice.
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Tiffany Scott KCWilberforce ChambersTiffany is brilliant at taking a complicated background, looking past all the noise and identifying the real key issue. Her attention to detail and both written work and oral advocacy are second to none.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Jonathan Davey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Jonathan’s written work is second to none and he is very well respected by judges. He has won cases which solicitors would have thought impossible to win. ’
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Zoë Barton KCWilberforce ChambersFormidable, unflappable and great fun to work with, Zoe is as tough as nails. She is a fearsomely bright junior silk, whose continued upward trajectory is a dead certainty.
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Julian Greenhill KCWilberforce ChambersJulian is persuasive and very user friendly. He is all over the details and does not let his opponent get away with anything. He provides clear advice and his clients appreciate his style.
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Leading Juniors

          Emer MurphyWilberforce ChambersThe crème de la crème of the junior property Bar; Emer is decisive, with a superb grasp of the detail and her client’s wider strategic objectives. She has a straightforward and no-nonsense manner which gets to the heart of the issue in the blink of an eye.
          Ranked: Tier 2
          James McCreathWilberforce ChambersJames is a superb barrister. He is highly intelligent, pragmatic and possesses impressive intuition.
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Jonathan ChewWilberforce ChambersJonathan has developed into one of the top senior juniors at the property bar. His advocacy is in a league of its own, being able to deal with difficult legal problems with seeming ease.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Benjamin FaulknerWilberforce ChambersBen shows complete passion for the law and it is infectious. He covers all avenues and explains his advice in a clear and structured way, creating a feeling of calm among his clients.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Harriet HolmesWilberforce ChambersOne of the best junior barristers at the property Bar and a silk in the making. Harriet is extremely bright and a tenacious advocate.
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Daniel Petrides – Wilberforce Chambers ‘Not only is he able to pick up esoteric areas of law very quickly but Daniel is also happy to get stuck in and assist wherever a job needs to be done.
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Alice HawkerWilberforce Chambers  ‘Alice is incredibly thorough and great with clients. She is a fantastic advocate who as well as making clear and weighty submissions, is excellent in cross-examination and when handling witnesses.
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Tom RoscoeWilberforce ChambersTom has a very user friendly and commercial approach. He is able to cut straight through to the key issues and is a reliable advocate.
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Joseph SteadmanWilberforce ChambersJoseph has always dealt with matters thoroughly with great attention to detail. Joseph is very easy to work with and is friendly, approachable and realistic with advice.
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Wilberforce is my go-to set. They provide an exceptional service and the quality of their counsel is some of the best in the market. ’

          ‘Their property litigation offering continues to go from strength to strength, Wilberforce are a thoroughly modern chambers property-wise and have stolen a march on a number of its competitors in recent years.

          ‘Wilberforce is one of the leading sets for property disputes and telecoms issues; particularly with the recent acquisition of John McGhee KC, adding to what was already an excellent range of barristers.

          ‘An outstanding set for property and real estate litigation. It is not just that the silks are outstanding, but you also get first-class juniors at all levels.

          ‘Wilberforce have really upped their game over the past few years and now on any analysis must be seen as the set to have in your corner for any property dispute. ’

          Clerks 

          ‘The service is speedy and efficient; Conor Michaels is particularly fantastic.

          London Bar > Company Tier 2

          Wilberforce Chambers furthered its ‘excellent strength in depth across all practice areas‘ with the recruitment of Sri Carmichael and Jessica Brooke in November 2021. The set remains a particularly strong choice for matters involving several crossover Chancery practice areas. Clare Stanley KC acts for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Issa Al Jaber defending a £3.5 billion claim for breach of directors’ duty, conspiracy and tracing in a High Court trial to complete in October 2022. Max Mallin KC has a broad commercial and company law practice covering a range of contractual and other business disputes, often with an international element.  Carmichael is another member of the team with a broad practice but is frequently instructed on s.994 unfair prejudice petitions and breach of directors’ duty claims.

          Leading Silks

          Lexa Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers 'Lexa is a superb lawyer, she is very easy to work with and her written product is very good indeed.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Terence Mowschenson KCWilberforce Chambers 'Terry is a legend; tenacious, creative and great fun to work with.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Marcia Shekerdemian KCWilberforce Chambers 'Marcia is thorough, clear and precise.'
          Ranked: Tier 3
          Max Mallin KCWilberforce Chambers 'Max is an expert in company law issues and able to operate at the intersection with commercial litigation, where he is equally at home.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Clare Stanley KC - Wilberforce Chambers 'Her tactical and thorough approach is a massive asset and her judgment is spot on.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          John Wardell KCWilberforce Chambers 'John is exceptional at client management and also at cross examination.'
          Ranked: Tier 4
          James Bailey KCWilberforce Chambers 'James has great attention to detail, he is very clear in dealing with clients and is not afraid to take the lead in cases.'
          Ranked: Tier 4

          Leading Juniors

          Ranked: Tier 4
          Sri CarmichaelWilberforce Chambers ‘Packages first class knowledge of the law with commercial nous to give brilliant advice.’
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Excellent strength in depth across all practice areas.’

          ‘Wilberforce Chambers are one of the preeminent sets in London and the globe. They offer an array of services aimed at sophisticated users looking for a premium service and product.’

          ‘Excellent set.’

          Clerking

          ‘Andrew Barnes is a pleasure to deal with. Goes the extra mile for clients and solicitors.’

          ‘The clerks’ room is excellent. One of the attractions to using others from Wilberforce is the support and responsiveness of the clerks.’

          ‘Fraser Geddes is outstanding. The service, clarity and responsiveness provided is best in class. He is always willing to go the extra mile and can always find a counsel to take an urgent instruction.’

          London Bar > Charities Tier 3

          Jonathan Davey KC is a key practitioner at Wilberforce Chambers whose preparation for court is praised by clients, and who is often involved in high-profile and complex charities cases, such as Life Services Ltd v HM Revenue and Customs, where he represented HM Revenue and Customs in a high profile test case concerning the compatibility of the devolution of the UK with EU law in relation to charity taxation. Michael Furness KC‘s charities practice is linked to his trusts practice and often has an international element to it, with both onshore and offshore work.

          Leading Silks

          Jonathan Davey KCWilberforce Chambers 'Jonathan is very good with clients. He has an excellent manner in conference and is extremely approachable.’
          Ranked: Tier 1
          Michael Furness KCWilberforce ChambersMichael assimilates information rapidly, cutting through to the issues at hand swiftly and provides superb technical analysis. He will also offer pragmatic strategic advice when required.’ 
          Ranked: Tier 2

          Testimonials

           Clerking

          Super efficient service and always kept us fully up to date on progress of matter. Nick Luckman is particularly helpful.’

          London Bar > Insolvency Tier 3

          Wilberforce Chambers fields teams of counsel that cover multi-disciplinary cases and have ‘become a force in the insolvency world‘. In 2021 chambers was further strengthened in this field with the additions of both Sri Carmichael and Jessica Brooke, and they join a set that includes Clare Stanley KC, and experienced insolvency silk in both onshore and offshore courts. Her recent caseload has included Al Jaber and others v Mitchell and others, where she acted for the successful appellants in a $1bn fraud/insolvency claim by liquidators.

          Leading Silks

          Lexa Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers 'Lexa is extremely well regarded by instructing solicitors and those she represents and delivers top quality work.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Marcia Shekerdemian KCWilberforce Chambers 'Marcia is thorough, clear and precise. She is a fountain of knowledge and is very good with the client.'
          Ranked: Tier 2
          Clare Stanley KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Clare's grip of what the court will ultimately be interested and how to make the most of it in her client's favour is very impressive.’
          Ranked: Tier 4
          James Bailey KCWilberforce ChambersJames has great attention to detail, he is very clear in dealing with clients and is not afraid to take the lead in cases.'
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Terence Mowschenson KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Terence is persuasive and very good with cross-examination of difficult witnesses.’
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Leading Juniors

          Sri CarmichaelWilberforce Chambers ‘Sri is a superb and quick thinking advocate who handles tricky situations in court with ease.’
          Ranked: Tier 4
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Bobby FriedmanWilberforce Chambers 'Very patient and user friendly. Articulate in his drafting and advocacy.'
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Daniel LewisWilberforce Chambers 'Very responsive, got on top of the detail very quickly.'
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Thomas RobinsonWilberforce Chambers ‘Tom is incredibly bright and has a quite exceptional recall of information.'
          Ranked: Tier 5
          Jack WatsonWilberforce Chambers ‘Jack's ability to get to the heart of complex disputes so quickly is very impressive.'
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Testimonials

          Set

          ‘Strong set for civil fraud, trusts/off shore, insolvency and shareholder disputes.’

          ‘Wilberforce is a go-to set for insolvency. They have strength in depth both at the top silk end and abundance of junior talent (senior and junior).’

          ‘Wilberforce are a great set, with a number of talented silks and juniors in a number of different fields.’

          ‘Wilberforce have become a force in the insolvency world.’

          ‘Rachael Earle and Dan Lewis have a strong profile in insolvency, particularly in the London market, and are well regarded.’

          Clerking

          ‘Accommodating and very responsive.’

          London Bar > Art and cultural property

          Leading Silks

          Gilead Cooper KCWilberforce Chambers  ‘Gilead is supremely intelligent, clear, concise, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He works very fast because he is really familiar with the area of art and cultural property. Nothing is too much trouble for him and his drafting is a pleasure to read.
          Ranked: Tier 1

          London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

          Leading Silks

          Alan Gourgey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Diligent, user-friendly, detail-orientated, strong advocate, shows good understanding of the different dynamic (and interface with solicitors) required for international arbitration work.’
          Ranked: Tier 2
          John Wardell KCWilberforce Chambers ‘John is exceptional at client management and also at cross examination.'
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Tax: corporate

          Leading Silks

          Jonathan Davey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Charming, a great character, confident, considered, technically very strong and excellent on absorbing the detail and recommending a clear strategy.’
          Ranked: Tier 2

          London Bar > Agriculture

          London Bar > Energy

          Leading Silks

          Alan Gourgey KCWilberforce Chambers ‘A top commercial silk who is great on the law, shows fantastic judgement and is a terrific advocate.’
          Ranked: Tier 3

          London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

          Leading Silks

          Jonathan Seitler KCWilberforce ChambersAlways available and approachable. Ferocious at getting to the point, and cutting out the chaff. Jonathan is able to succinctly express his thoughts and comments, without dressing it up in nonsense.
          Ranked: Tier 4

          London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

          Leading Silks

          Lexa Hilliard KCWilberforce Chambers ‘Her advocacy is charming but deadly. Her insights are incredibly sophisticated and disarming. She will find extremely obscure points which assist, and won't rest until she knows she's turned over every stone available.'
          Ranked: Tier 5

          Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

          Leading Silks

          Stuart Isaacs QCWilberforce Chambers ‘He is phenomenally incisive in his analysis and extremely persuasive in his court craft.
          Ranked: Tier 2
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          The set:

          The set is widely recognised as one of the leading chambers in its core specialist areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, pensions, private client and trusts, property, professional negligence and arbitration. With 82 barristers (37 KCs), chambers is able to offer specialist barristers at all levels of seniority and across the spectrum of commercial and chancery work. It has individuals who possess excellent reputations for their specialist capabilities in the additional fields of arbitration, art and cultural property, banking and financial services, company and partnership, construction, fraud, IT and telecoms, restructuring and insolvency, sport, and tax. With its strength and depth of expertise, members of chambers undertake many of the most complex and important cases in the UK and overseas. Members work hard to build and maintain strong long-term relationships with their clients, including leading UK and international law firms, multinational corporations, major organisations, private companies and individuals. Clients value the modern quality of chambers’ clerking and organisational management and the approachable service provided by barristers and clerks.

          Types of work undertaken:

          Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution: chambers provides first-class advice and representation in arbitrations and mediations and acts as arbitrator, mediator and expert.

          Banking and finance: loan agreements; mortgages and charges; guarantees; other forms of security; retail banking; consumer credit; syndicated lending; asset and project finance; asset tracing; preservation and recovery; insolvency issues; professional negligence claims against those advising lenders.

          Commercial: including agency; civil and commercial fraud; confidentiality; construction; contract; energy; joint ventures; partnerships and telecommunications.

          Company: shareholder disputes; s994 petitions; derivative actions; share and business sale agreements; breach of warranty disputes; shareholder agreements; directors’€™ duties; disqualification of directors; conduct of meetings; restoration of companies to register; OEICs; corporate insolvency; accounting and auditing negligence.

          Financial services: Markets Act 2000; FCA enforcement and disciplinary proceedings; unit trusts; OEICs; mis-selling claims; Financial Ombudsman Service cases; insolvency of investment firms.

          Insolvency: liquidation; administration; receivership; bankruptcy; IVAs, asset tracing; preservation and recovery; avoidance of transactions defrauding creditors; disclaimer of onerous property; CVAs.

          International and offshore: the nature of the work conducted overseas is varied and often high-profile, reflecting the broad spectrum of work which members of chambers undertake including trust litigation; company and commercial law; property and intellectual property disputes.

          Pensions: trust law; regulatory and tax issues arising in connection with occupational pension schemes and other employment-related trusts.

          Private client, trusts and taxation: contentious and non-contentious litigation involving both private trusts and trusts in the wider commercial context, both in the UK and worldwide.

          Professional liability: of accountants; actuaries; auditors; company directors; financial advisors; insurance brokers; investment mergers; barristers; solicitors; surveyors and trustees; and construction-related professional negligence.

          Property: commercial and residential landlord and tenant law; property-related insolvency; proprietary estoppel; property finance and mortgages; restrictive covenants; easements and profits; property-related torts and questions of title; and the sale and registration of land.

          Regulatory and associated law: financial services; professionals; sport; utilities; transport; environmental and planning.

           

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Head of Chambers GREEN KC, Brian (1980)
          Deputy Head of Chambers SEITLER KC, Jonathan (1985)
          Practice Director Nicholas Luckman
          Members of Chambers BARNES KC, Michael (1965)
          Members of Chambers MARTIN KC, John (1972)
          Members of Chambers ISAACS KC, Stuart (1991)
          Members of Chambers COHEN KC, Lawrence (1974)
          Members of Chambers CROXFORD KC, Ian (1976)
          Members of Chambers HAM KC, Robert (1973)
          Members of Chambers FURBER KC, John (1973)
          Members of Chambers MOWSCHENSON KC, Terence (1977)
          Members of Chambers PHILLIPS KC, David (1976)
          Members of Chambers FURNESS KC, Michael (1982)
          Members of Chambers WARDELL KC, John (1979)
          Members of Chambers GOURGEY KC, Alan (1984)
          Members of Chambers McGHEE KC, John (1983)
          Members of Chambers COOPER KC, Gilead (1983)
          Members of Chambers TENNET KC, Michael (1985)
          Members of Chambers LOWE KC, Thomas (1985)
          Members of Chambers AYLIFFE KC, James (1987)
          Members of Chambers HILLIARD KC, Lexa (1987)
          Members of Chambers NEWMAN KC, Paul (1991)
          Members of Chambers WICKS KC, Joanne (1990)
          Members of Chambers HUTCHINGS KC, Martin (1986)
          Members of Chambers WONNACOTT KC, Mark (1989)
          Members of Chambers MOERAN KC, Fenner (1996)
          Members of Chambers SHEKERDEMIAN KC, Marcia (1987)
          Members of Chambers STANLEY KC, Clare (1994)
          Members of Chambers PENNY KC, Tim (1988)
          Members of Chambers DAVEY KC, Jonathan (2003)
          Members of Chambers HILLIARD KC, Jonathan (2003)
          Members of Chambers MALLIN KC, Max (1993)
          Members of Chambers GREENHILL KC, Julian (1997)
          Members of Chambers SCOTT KC, Tiffany (1998)
          Members of Chambers SINGLA KC, Nikki (2000)
          Members of Chambers BAILEY KC, James (1999)
          Members of Chambers BARTON KC, Zoë (2003)
          Members of Chambers MOLD KC, Andrew (2003)
          Members of Chambers CHILD, John (1966)
          Members of Chambers SEYMOUR, Thomas (1975)
          Members of Chambers POLLARD, David (2017)
          Members of Chambers FADIPE, Gabriel (1991)
          Members of Chambers HALKERSTON, Graeme (1994)
          Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Emily (1995)
          Members of Chambers CHILD, Andrew (1997)
          Members of Chambers SAWYER, Edward (2001)
          Members of Chambers BROWN, Stephen (2013)
          Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Thomas (2003)
          Members of Chambers LEWIS, Daniel (2003)
          Members of Chambers McKECHNIE, Emily (2005)
          Members of Chambers ALLEN, Sebastian (2006)
          Members of Chambers WALMSLEY, James (2007)
          Members of Chambers SEAMAN, Jennifer (2007)
          Members of Chambers FAULKNER, Benjamin (2008)
          Members of Chambers LITTLER, Anna (2008)
          Members of Chambers McCREATH, James (2009)
          Members of Chambers MURPHY, Emer (2009)
          Members of Chambers ROSCOE, Tom (2010)
          Members of Chambers CHEW, Jonathan (2010)
          Members of Chambers HOLMES, Harriet (2011)
          Members of Chambers HAWKER, Alice (2011)
          Members of Chambers FRIEDMAN, Bobby (2011)
          Members of Chambers ATKINSON, Simon (2011)
          Members of Chambers CARMICHAEL, Sri (2012)
          Members of Chambers WATSON, Jack (2012)
          Members of Chambers BROOKE, Jessica (2012)
          Members of Chambers ASHDOWN, Michael (2013)
          Members of Chambers GOODWIN, James (2013)
          Members of Chambers EARLE, Rachael (2013)
          Members of Chambers HOUGHTON, Elizabeth (2014)
          Members of Chambers MATTHEWSON, Tim (2014)
          Members of Chambers HOLMES, Jamie (2014)
          Members of Chambers STEADMAN, Joseph (2015)
          Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Tara (2015)
          Members of Chambers SCOTT, Daniel (2016)
          Unregistered Barrister GOLDTHORPE, Cara (2017)
          Members of Chambers LEE, Jia Wei (2017)
          Members of Chambers MITCHELL, Francesca (2017)
          Members of Chambers PETRIDES, Daniel (2018)
          Members of Chambers LUCAN-WILSON, Lemuel (2018)
          Members of Chambers BARTSCHERER, Caspar (2019)
          Members of Chambers LAKSHMAN, Ram (2020)
          Members of Chambers SLINGO, Benjamin (2020)
          Full-time Arbitrator SHER KC, Jules (1968)
          Full-time Arbitrator MORGAN, Sir Paul (1975)
          Door Tenants FURZE, Caroline (1992)
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          Equality and diversity

          Wilberforce Chambers is committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of its work. All barristers are committed to observing the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct in relation to non-discrimination in the acceptance of work, the carrying out of that work and all dealings with clients, colleagues, staff and others. Staff are committed to complying with this policy.

          It is our policy to treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion.

          Corporate Social Responsibility

          Wilberforce maintains a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Through our Bar Access Programme we are actively involved in outreach and access initiatives to encourage and support people from diverse backgrounds in developing a career at the Bar. An important element of the Bar Access Programme is our on-going partnership with the Sutton Trust (the well-known charitable foundation whose aim is to promote social mobility) through which we support their various initiatives in the legal arena. For example, we continue to run mini-pupillage/placement programmes for their Pathways to Law pupils and Pathways Plus students and a number of our Members are actively involved in a mentoring programme for Sutton Trust students.

          We have also built strong relationships with the Legal Social Mobility Partnership, and the Pegasus and Bar Placement (Social Mobility Foundation) programmes, and provide support to the Barristers’ Benevolent Association and the Strand Trust (via sponsoring the King’s College London’s Trust Law prize, which rewards the student who obtains the best result in the LLB Law of Trusts examination each year).