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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Stephen Fletcher is the key name to note for chancery work at Dere Street Barristers, also maintaining a more general commercial litigation practice. Notably, Fletcher defended a company director in Manolete Partners plc v Mercury Tax Group (in liquidation), which involved a £1m breach of duty claim. 

Leading Juniors

Stephen Fletcher - Dere Street BarristersAn excellent advocate who engages well with clients.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

At Dere Street Barristers, members prosecute and defend in a wide range of criminal cases. Recent highlights include John Elvidge QC's representation of a defendant financial consultant in a five-month multi-defendant SFO prosecution and Peter Makepeace QC securing an acquittal for a defendant in a joint enterprise murder case, in which several of the co-accused were convicted of murder or manslaughter.

Leading Silks

John Elvidge QC - Dere Street BarristersAn excellent leader with a cool head.

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Makepeace QC - Dere Street BarristersRecommended for serious drug-related cases.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Anne Richardson - Dere Street BarristersParticularly effective with vulnerable witnesses.

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Davis - Dere Street BarristersAn experienced criminal junior.

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Cordey - Dere Street BarristersParticularly strong on fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 2

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Employment

Dere Street Barristers ' employment team is home to several strong practitioners, and recently provided juniors on both sides of Court of Appeal case City of York Council v Grosset, which concerned the definition of disability discrimination law set down in the Equality Act 2010, and saw Samuel Healy acting for the council while Angharad Davies represented the former teacher. Other notable cases include Healy's successful representation of a respondent school following an allegation of sexual orientation discrimination brought by a heterosexual man who had been dismissed.

Leading Juniors

Sam Healy - Dere Street BarristersA very capable and approachable advocate who gets directly to the point.

Ranked: tier 1

Angharad Davies - Dere Street BarristersActs for both claimants and respondents in Equality Act and dismissal claims.

Ranked: tier 2

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Family and children law

Dere Street Barristers is active across the spectrum of family law matters, though it is most notable for members' particular experience in public law children proceedings, often involving non-accidental injury. The set is recommended by clients for its 'considerable strength in depth' and its 'welcoming and friendly approach'.

Leading Juniors

Pauline Moulder - Dere Street BarristersRecommended for cases involving complex medical evidence.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Callaghan - Dere Street BarristersVery insightful with a strong presence in court.

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Donnelly - Dere Street BarristersAdept at handling complicated cases in a thorough and professional manner.

Ranked: tier 2

Carly Henley - Dere Street BarristersSpecialises in abuse international child abduction cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 2

Dere Street Barristers

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Personal injury

Dere Street Barristers is home to Daniel Edwards, who specialises in catastrophic injury cases - he primarily acts for claimants, but also does some defendant work.

Leading Juniors

Daniel Edwards - Dere Street BarristersVery thorough on paper and an excellent advocate in court.

Ranked: tier 2

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