Set Profile > Chambers of Mark Warwick QC > London, England

Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers

Social housing Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Robert Brown - Selborne ChambersHe is a brainbox.
Ranked: Tier 3

Private client: trusts and probate Tier 3

Leading Silks

Ian Clarke QC - Selborne ChambersA very experienced silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

Property litigation Tier 3

Selborne Chambers provides ‘a fantastic service from beginning to end’ and is always able to ‘find a barrister at the appropriate level’. The set is adept on a number of fronts, with a particular focus directed towards commercial landlord and tenant work. Chambers head Mark Warwick QC recently acted in Ong v Ping in which the Court of Appeal ruled there can be an express declaration of trust in an instance where there has been conduct but no declaration. Gary Blaker QC also appeared in the Court of Appeal, acting for the claimants in P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin and Crownvent Ltd which related to property identity fraud.

Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC - Selborne ChambersAn incredible work ethic that is evidenced by his attention to detail in analysing all aspects of the dispute.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mark Warwick QC - Selborne ChambersHe is able to turn around work within a time frame that sets him apart from other silks.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gary Blaker QC - Selborne ChambersHis strengths lie in his excellent knowledge of the law and his clear and direct advice to clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ian Clarke QC - Selborne ChambersA high-quality advocate with a personal user-friendly approach.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Trompeter - Selborne ChambersA forceful advocate, with a delicate touch and a precise style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Kremen - Selborne ChambersHe never lets the client down.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Clegg - Selborne ChambersVery thorough with an attention to detail; excellent with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersA real team player and exceptional in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe is extremely bright, prepared to get into the detail, and a great team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Mendoza - Selborne ChambersVery astute in the court and highly skilful at cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan McNae - Selborne ChambersHe is excellent, a barrister of note.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul de la Piquerie - Selborne ChambersExtremely client- and judge-friendly and is able to put both at ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Webb - Selborne ChambersA strong advocate both orally and in writing.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Warner - Selborne ChambersVery robust when it comes to giving advice to clients and is a very commanding presence in the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Brown - Selborne ChambersVery sharp, thorough and always on top of his brief.
Ranked: Tier 5
Alice Hawker - Selborne ChambersThorough in her preparation and an excellent delivery in court.
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon McLoughlin - Selborne ChambersExtremely technically able, prepared to roll-up his sleeves to get the work done.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Sandham - Selborne ChambersHe has an ability to think outside the box and approach problems with a fresh eye.
Ranked: Tier 5

Commercial litigation Tier 4

Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC - Selborne ChambersA fantastic cross-examiner and ferocious presence.
Ranked: Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersA sound advocate and commercially astute barrister.
Ranked: Tier 4

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) Tier 4

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe is an absolutely fantastic junior with a solid deserved reputation for music-related litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional negligence Tier 4

Selborne Chambers is an 'excellent set for professional negligence' instructions with its members delivering a 'quality service'. They are often engaged on cases involving solicitors, valuers, accountants and financial services professionals. Nicholas Trompeter is defending the Chief Land Registrar in Dhillon v Barclays Bank & Chief Land Registrar, a claim to rectify the register following a series of mistaken or negligent property transfers. P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin and Crownvent, an appeal concerning property identity fraud, was a notable case for Gary Blaker QC.

Leading Silks

Gary Blaker QC - Selborne ChambersHe is clear and definitive in providing advice and has a commercial understanding of the client’s needs.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson - Selborne ChambersHe is extremely knowledgeable and a very good advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe is extremely bright, prepared to get into the detail and a great team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersHe is eloquent and in court and he can be flexible to think on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas Trompeter - Selborne ChambersHe is tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 4
Edward Bennion-Pedley - Selborne ChambersHe is diligent, hardworking, mindful of applicable time limits and has an excellent manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 6

Set overviews: England and Wales

The ‘unsung heroes’ of the property Bar, Selborne Chamberspunches well above its weight’ in property disputes thanks to ‘good strength in depth and quality across the board from the very junior to QC level’. In the words of one source: ‘They don’t cost the earth and their quality represents superb value for money.’ In recent news, Edward Bennion-Pedley joined chambers from 42 Bedford Row. The ‘superb’ clerks’ room ‘truly sets chambers apart from any other’ and ‘couldn’t be rated higher’ by solicitors. The ‘slick, professional, top-notch’ clerks have ‘a sensible, pragmatic approach to fees’ and ‘do not over promise in the way some chambers do.’ Senior clerk Paul Bunting ‘provides an unparalleled, impeccable service’, ‘often going the extra mile for instructing solicitors’. Co-senior clerk Darren Madle is ‘first class’; ‘he will move mountains to assist at the eleventh hour – shifting diaries to accommodate urgent instructions, his help is often invaluable in securing appropriate counsel for a given instruction’. First junior Oliver Ventura is ‘incredibly helpful and always tries to accommodate, even in difficult circumstances’. ‘Friendly’ receptionist Laurie Davies is also highlighted by clients as she ‘can always be counted on to assist if needed’. Offices in: London

Selborne Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set. It is noted for the clear and practical advice it provides, which can be innovative, and is always mindful of clients commercial considerations. Chambers recognises the benefits of working closely with those instructing and with lay clients, and members with expertise in complementary areas can work together in teams to clients best advantage. Chambers has been praised for its responsiveness, availability and excellent turnaround. Chambers is instructed by many leading firms of solicitors, and many members accept instructions by direct access.

Types of work undertaken: Members are instructed in a wide variety of commercial and chancery areas, with an emphasis on business, corporate and commercial matters (at both litigious and transactional stages); company and financial services; corporate and personal insolvency; all areas of property-related matters; trusts and estates work; international/offshore work; civil fraud and asset recovery; telecommunications; sports law; gambling and spread betting. Professional negligence is covered in all these fields, working with solicitors, valuers, accountants, professional trustees, and financial managers and advisors. Much of the work is done in London, though members frequently advise and appear throughout the United Kingdom and in other foreign jurisdictions (including the USA, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Israel). Chambers has a regular seminar programme which it promotes in chambers and other parts of the country which is highly praised. The seminars are accredited for legal training. Members of chambers also frequently speak at large conferences on topical legal issues.

Administration: chambers is served by a highly responsive and friendly clerking team, allowing work to be processed promptly and efficiently. Please contact the senior clerks, Paul Bunting and Darren Madle (T: 020 7420 9500) or


Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerks Paul Bunting and Darren Madle
First Junior Oliver Ventura
Members of Chambers WARWICK QC, Mark (1974, 2013)
Members of Chambers TAGER QC, Romie (1970, 1995)
Members of Chambers HOSSAIN QC, Ajmalul (1976, 1998)
Members of Chambers BLAKER QC, Gary (1993, 2015)
Members of Chambers CLARKE QC, Ian (1990, 2016)
Members of Chambers KREMEN, Philip (1975)
Members of Chambers BOYD, Stephen (1977)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Hugh (1981)
Members of Chambers UFF, David (1981)
Members of Chambers MENDOZA, Neil (1982)
Members of Chambers SPACKMAN, Mark (1986)
Members of Chambers HORNETT, Stuart (1992)
Members of Chambers KYNOCH, Duncan (1994)
Members of Chambers GOOLD, Alexander (1994)
Members of Chambers CLEGG, Richard (1999)
Members of Chambers KITSON, Justin (2000)
Members of Chambers McNAE, Jonathan (2001)
Members of Chambers BEER, Julia (2003)
Members of Chambers SANDHAM, James (2003)
Members of Chambers WEBB, Henry (2005)
Members of Chambers TROMPETER, Nicholas (2006)
Members of Chambers DE LA PIQUERIE, Paul (2006)
Members of Chambers VARMA, Rahul (2007)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Robert (2008)
Members of Chambers McLOUGHLIN, Simon (2009)
Members of Chambers WELFORD, David (2010)*
Members of Chambers HAWKER, Alice (2011)
Members of Chambers HOPE, Barnaby (2011)
Members of Chambers TOWERS, Nicholas (2011)
Members of Chambers PETRIE, Isabel (2012)
Members of Chambers KUEHL, Lara (2012)
Members of Chambers WALKER, Sarah (2013)
Members of Chambers NG, Francis (2013)
Members of Chambers KWOK, Oberon (2014)
Members of Chambers de BENEDUCCI, Chris (2015)
Members of Chambers Webb, Daniel (2015)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Rosamund (2016)
Members of Chambers * Door tenant
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