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Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers
10 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3AA
England

Defamation and privacy

Leading Silks

William McCormick QC - Selborne ChambersAn absolute star at the Bar, he stands out for his forensic ability to focus on the relevant issues in hand and as a superb courtroom performer.
Ranked: Tier 3

Private client: trusts and probate

Leading Silks

Ian Clarke QC - Selborne ChambersIan has an extraordinary knowledge of the subject matter of his instructions. He is able to assimilate information, and factor such into his advice. His written advice is detailed, and apposite to the matter. His conclusions are clearly put and in a form that is readily understood by clients
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Francis Ng - Selborne ChambersHas a very strategic mind which is very helpful in the lengthy and complex cases on which he is instructed. His advisory work is excellent and always very detailed - often raising issues which were not considered by the parties to date.
Ranked: Tier 4

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe can read a situation and develop a clear strategy that pays dividends in the success of a case, be it at trial or settlement.
Ranked: Tier 3

Property litigation Tier 3

Selborne Chambers is home to ‘numerous excellent juniors and QCs who cover the full spectrum of property litigation’ including property fraud, business rates, adverse possession, land registration, real property and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. In a recent Court of Appeal matter, Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd, Gary Blaker QC successfully acted for the respondent in a novel dispute where a lease was forfeited owing to unpaid ground rent and service charges following the long-term disappearance and emergence of the lessor. Nicholas Trompeter also has a high-profile case of his own in Rossendale BC v Hurstwood Properties; the matter relates to the recovery of business rates for unoccupied properties with permission to appeal to the Supreme Court recently granted. In recent news, Clifford Darton QC and David Warner respectively joined from Ely Place Chambers and New Square Chambers, strengthening the practice group.

Rising stars

Sarah Walker - Selborne ChambersA very good technical barrister who picks up on issues that others would not.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC - Selborne ChambersA brilliant barrister; hardworking, responsive and always clear in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gary Blaker QC - Selborne ChambersA go-to QC; he is great to work with good as a team player. Clients have confidence in him.
Ranked: Tier 4
Romie Tager QC - Selborne ChambersAn excellent barrister in the property field.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ian Clarke QC - Selborne ChambersHe is a leading QC in the field of Land Registry tribunal claims.
Ranked: Tier 5

2019 Silks

Clifford Darton QC - Selborne ChambersHe is good with clients and solicitors alike, providing assistance on some issues that other counsel may leave to the solicitors to deal with unaided.

2021 Silks

Nicholas Trompeter QC - Selborne ChambersExtremely sharp and intelligent with an excellent manner with clients.

Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe is an excellent barrister with his written work serving as a particular strength.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Clegg - Selborne ChambersHe is always willing to go the extra mile and fights tenaciously for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersHe gets stuck in and is not afraid to confront difficult issues; his client management skills are very good.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Kremen - Selborne ChambersHe gives good practical and commercial advice which he backs up with sound opinions and well-formed arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan McNae - Selborne ChambersHe is extremely approachable and easy to work with, even when dealing with complex disputes and difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Neil Mendoza - Selborne ChambersOne of the rare breed of advocates who performs very strongly on cross-examination and is really good at thinking on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Robert Brown - Selborne ChambersA first-class advocate who is quick on his feet and never thrown off by judges' questions during hearings.
Ranked: Tier 4
Paul de la Piquerie - Selborne ChambersAn excellent all-rounder who always provides an absolutely first-class service.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Warner - Selborne ChambersA formidable advocate in the courtroom who never wastes words or takes bad points.
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Webb - Selborne ChambersHe has very strong analytical skills, a comprehensive knowledge of property law and is equally strong with both written and oral advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 4
George Woodhead - Selborne Chambers 'He puts a forensic level of research into his written work and finds solutions that have not been considered.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Alice Hawker - Selborne ChambersAlways has an impressive grasp of the finer details of any brief, excellent in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 5
Simon McLoughlin - Selborne ChambersUser friendly, taking an intellectual and thorough approach.
Ranked: Tier 5
Isabel Petrie - Selborne ChambersShe is very approachable, effective and understands very well the commercial nature of these types of cases.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Sandham - Selborne ChambersHe asks pertinent questions, is creative and provides a very good strategic perspective on difficult cases.
Ranked: Tier 5

Company and partnership

Company - Leading Silks

William McCormick QC - Selborne ChambersA seasoned silk who combines brilliant advocacy and analysis with a user-friendly style: he always adds value.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation

Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC - Selborne ChambersRomie's knowledge and understanding of the law is outstanding and his ability and willingness to take on new and difficult cases is a key strength of his.
Ranked: Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersHe is skilled on his feet and produces sensible and considered written opinions.
Ranked: Tier 4

Social housing

Leading Juniors

Robert Brown - Selborne ChambersHis experience includes housing cases involving possession claims, anti-social behaviour, disrepair, unlawful evictions and homelessness.
Ranked: Tier 4

Environment

Leading Silks

Clifford Darton QC - Selborne ChambersHe is very bright and can find a way through the most technical of legal challenges.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional negligence Tier 4

Selborne Chambers is particularly experienced in professional negligence claims against solicitors' firms, especially in relation to property transactions, but the set also acts on claims against financial services professionals and insurance brokers, among others. Recent highlights have included Nicholas Trompeter representing the Chief Land Registrar in Dhillon v Barclays Bank Plc & Chief Land Registrar, a claim relating to mistaken or negligent property transfers, and Edward Bennion-Pedley acting for the Frederick family in Frederick & Others v Positive Solutions (Financial Services), which considered the liability of a financial services adviser for the fraud of an agent.

Leading Silks

Gary Blaker QC - Selborne ChambersHe is someone you want in your corner in a tight spot.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Nicholas Trompeter QC - Selborne ChambersHe is an excellent and skilled barrister.

Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson - Selborne ChambersHe is extremely knowledgeable and a very good advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Justin Kitson - Selborne ChambersHe has a real eye for both the overall detail and the key point that wins cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Hornett - Selborne ChambersHe is clever and user friendly with a meticulous capacity for detail.
Ranked: Tier 5
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

Selborne Chambers is best known for its expertise in property law. Chambers was bolstered recently by the arrival of William McCormick QC, Clifford Darton QC, Ali Reza Sinai, James Newman, George Woodhead, Max Cole, and Christopher Burrows from the now-defunct Ely Place Chambers. Elsewhere in chambers, Barnaby Hope was appointed as Deputy District Judge; Alice Hawker and Francis Ng have been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel for a five-year term effective from 1 September 2020; and Gary Blaker QC and David Warner have been appointed as Recorders, effective from 12 October 2020.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All clerks are strong and able – Paul Bunting and Darren Madle and Oliver Ventura are responsive and commercial. The whole set are lovely people to do business with. Very easy to work with.

Brilliant service – the best I have received during my years of practice. Paul Bunting (joint head clerk) provides me and the team with amazing service.

Brilliant, in particular Darren Madle.

Cannot fault the clerking. I deal mainly with Oliver Ventura who is extremely responsive.

Clerks are incredibly responsive and really good value for money. These guys will go the extra mile.

Excellent, Paul Bunting is tremendously experienced and flexible in his approach.

Excellent, responsive, trustworthy, and always looking to be helpful and prompt.

For Property Litigation, I think Selborne has the best clerking team in London. They are always available, accommodating, flexible, and willing to do whatever is necessary to provide what is needed. No other clerking team I have used has provided the same level of service or enthusiasm to please.

I have found the clerks at Selborne to be consistently fantastic. They all give the impression they are more than happy to help in any situation and go above and beyond to provide an excellent service. I have found Paul Bunting, Darren Madle and Oliver Ventura to be especially helpful.

Oliver Ventura is amazing, nothing is too much trouble and he is always happy to go the extra mile.

Paul and Darren are excellent and great fun. Nothing is too much trouble for Laurie on reception.

Paul Bunting and Daren Madle are a class apart. Extremely responsive, client-focused and commercial

Paul Bunting is a great senior clerk and he always does his utmost to assist, particularly when matters are time-pressured. He provides a great all-round service – calm and collected but also very friendly and someone who you would be happy to chat with.

Perfect! They provide us with simply excellent service. Paul Bunting (joint head clerk) treats us so well. We are always prioritised and accommodated.

The Clerking at chambers is the very best in the industry. Darren Madle is available 24/7 and never lets you down.

Paul Bunting is an absolute star and the rest of the team are also great. I have the utmost confidence in them and their ability to offer the right counsel for the job.

The clerks’ room is flawless. The rising star is Oliver Ventura (First Junior Clerk) – always available and dependable.

Set:

Good set with some excellent barristers – punching above their weight in property litigation world.

I consider Selborne Chambers to be a leading Chancery set with a particular strength in general Chancery, commercial (both contentious and non-contentious), property and trusts. They have strength in depth from junior to QC, and always have someone available at short notice to undertake instructions from me.

I have found Selborne Chambers are prepared to go that extra mile in accommodating me. They have a very strong juniors who are keen as well as strong senior set.

Nothing but good experiences with Selborne Chambers. Dynamic set, barristers at the top of their game, friendly and efficient clerks.

Outstanding set in the property sphere. Quality at all levels. Excellent head of chambers.

Selborne are excellent – my favourite Property Litigation set – they have numerous excellent juniors and QCs who can cover the full spectrum and I have never been less than impressed.

Selborne is a truly excellent set in every respect. They have never let me down in terms of finding suitable counsel at all levels and their turn around speeds are simply breathtaking.

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 clerks@selbornechambers.co.uk

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Paul Bunting paul.bunting@selbornechambers.co.uk 020 7420 9502
Senior Clerk Darren Madle darren.madle@selbornechambers.co.uk 020 7420 9504
Deputy Senior Clerk Richard Sheehan richard.sheehan@selbornechambers.co.uk 020 7420 9503
First Junior Clerk Oliver Ventura oliver.ventura@selbornechambers.co.uk 020 7420 9505
Member of Chambers WARWICK QC, Mark (1974, 2013)
Member of Chambers TAGER QC, Romie (1970, 1995)
Member of Chambers HOSSAIN QC, Ajmalul (1976, 1998)
Member of Chambers MCCORMICK QC, William (1985, 2010)
Member of Chambers BLAKER QC, Gary (1993, 2015)
Member of Chambers CLARKE QC, Ian (1990, 2016)
Member of Chambers DARTON QC, Clifford (1988, 2019)
Member of Chambers TROMPETER QC, Nicholas (2006, 2021)
Member of Chambers KREMEN, Philip (1975)
Member of Chambers BOYD, Stephen (1977)
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Hugh (1981)
Member of Chambers UFF, David (1981)
Member of Chambers MENDOZA, Neil (1982)
Member of Chambers SPACKMAN, Mark (1986)
Member of Chambers HORNETT, Stuart (1992)
Member of Chambers KYNOCH, Duncan (1994)
Member of Chambers GOOLD, Alexander (1994)
Member of Chambers WARNER, David (1996)
Member of Chambers SINAI, Ali Reza (1997)
Member of Chambers CLEGG, Richard (1999)
Member of Chambers KITSON, Justin (2000)
Member of Chambers NEWMAN, James (2000)
Member of Chambers McNAE, Jonathan (2001)
Member of Chambers SANDHAM, James (2003)
Member of Chambers BEER, Julia (2003)
Member of Chambers BENNION-PEDLEY, Edward (2004)
Member of Chambers WEBB, Henry (2005)
Member of Chambers DE LA PIQUERIE, Paul (2006)
Member of Chambers VARMA, Rahul (2007)
Member of Chambers BROWN, Robert (2008)
Member of Chambers McLOUGHLIN, Simon (2009)
Member of Chambers WOODHEAD, George (2009)
Member of Chambers WELFORD, David (2010)*
Member of Chambers HAWKER, Alice (2011)
Member of Chambers HOPE, Barnaby (2011)
Member of Chambers COLE, Max (2011)
Member of Chambers TOWERS, Nicholas (2011)
Member of Chambers PETRIE, Isabel (2012)
Member of Chambers KUEHL, Lara (2012)
Member of Chambers WALKER, Sarah (2013)
Member of Chambers NG, Francis (2013)
Member of Chambers KWOK, Oberon (2014)
Member of Chambers de BENEDUCCI, Chris (2015)
Member of Chambers Webb, Daniel (2015)
Member of Chambers BURROWS, Christopher (2016)
Member of Chambers BAKER, Rosamund (2016)
Member of Chambers MYERS, Maxwell (2016)
Member of Chambers FRAZER, Tom (2017)
Members of Chambers * Door tenant
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Rosamund Baker  photo Ms Rosamund Baker A chancery practitioner undertaking work in the areas of real property, insolvency…
 Julia Beer  photo Julia Beer Julia deals mainly with contentious litigation in the Chancery Division, with particular…
 Gary Blaker photo Gary Blaker A chancery practitioner specialising in property law, professional negligence, property damage and…
 Stephen Boyd  photo Stephen Boyd A founder member of Selborne Chambers, Stephen is a barrister, mediator and…
Mr Robert Brown  photo Mr Robert Brown
 Christopher Burrows  photo Christopher Burrows After graduating from Oxford, Chris spent over a decade in the British…
 Ian Clarke photo Ian Clarke Ian continues to be ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the…
 Richard Clegg  photo Richard Clegg Richard specialises in commercial disputes, frequently of an international nature, and property…
 Clifford Darton photo Clifford Darton He has been recommended in past years of ‘The Legal 500’ for…
 Alexander Goold  photo Alexander Goold Alexander is a commercial and chancery practitioner, whose work spans litigation, international…
Miss Alice Hawker  photo Miss Alice Hawker Alice has developed a busy practice in all aspects of Commercial Chancery…
Mr Barnaby Hope  photo Mr Barnaby Hope
 Stuart Hornett  photo Stuart Hornett Stuart’s practice comprises commercial Chancery, property and professional negligence. He has reported…
 Ajmalul Hossain photo Ajmalul Hossain Ajmalul Hossain QC has vast experience of advocacy in complex and high-value…
 Hugh Jackson  photo Hugh Jackson Commercial chancery practice centred on land and finance, business, and IT. Expertise…
 Justin Kitson  photo Justin Kitson Justin is widely recognised as a leading junior barrister in chancery and…
 Philip Kremen  photo Philip Kremen Both in the United Kingdom and internationally, Philip’s reputation is unrivalled as…
Miss Lara Kuehl  photo Miss Lara Kuehl Lara has a broad commercial chancery practice with experience in all of…
Mr Oberon Kwok  photo Mr Oberon Kwok
 Duncan Kynoch  photo Duncan Kynoch Duncan is a commercial chancery practitioner. He has appeared in numerous reported…
 William McCormick photo William McCormick Commercial work covers a broad range. Disputes arising out of the ownership…
 Simon McLoughlin  photo Simon McLoughlin All areas of commercial chancery litigation, arbitration and advisory work, including general…
 Jonathan McNae  photo Jonathan McNae Jonathan’s practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial property, contract…
 Neil Mendoza  photo Neil Mendoza A highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice substantially involves disputes in a…
Mr Francis Ng  photo Mr Francis Ng Francis Ng has a general chancery practice with an emphasis on private…
 Isabel Petrie  photo Isabel Petrie Isabel’s practice covers all areas of Commercial Chancery litigation. She is regularly…
 James Sandham  photo James Sandham James is a specialist chancery and property practitioner and typically acts in…
Mr Mark Spackman  photo Mr Mark Spackman Mark Spackman has a heavyweight civil practice at Iscoed Chambers and is…
 Romie Tager photo Romie Tager Romie is a specialist in commercial and property law. His experience covers…
 Nicholas Towers  photo Nicholas Towers Nicholas specialises in complex commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration. He is…
 Nicholas Trompeter  photo Nicholas Trompeter Nick’s practice encompasses all areas of Commercial Chancery litigation, including commercial and…
 David Uff  photo David Uff David is a specialist in commercial/chancery litigation and dispute resolution and combines…
 Rahul Varma  photo Rahul Varma
 Sarah Walker  photo Sarah Walker Sarah’s practice covers all elements of chancery litigation, including commercial disputes as…
 David Warner  photo David Warner David Warner is an experienced chancery and commercial litigator with particular expertise…
 Mark Warwick photo Mark Warwick Mark is a leading practitioner in property litigation. He also acts in…
Mr Henry Webb  photo Mr Henry Webb Henry practises in commercial chancery and property law.  His commercial chancery experience…
Mr Daniel Webb  photo Mr Daniel Webb
 Chris de Beneducci  photo Chris de Beneducci Chris has a busy and varied commercial chancery practice, which covers disputes…
 Paul de la Piquerie  photo Paul de la Piquerie Paul regularly appears in the County Court, High Court, First-Tier and Upper…