Justin Kitson > Chambers of Mark Warwick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Justin is widely recognised as a leading junior barrister in chancery and commercial litigation. Solicitors instructing Justin commend him for his exceptional client handling skills and ability give forthright, practical and tactical advice. He has been variously described in the legal directories as a ‘standout junior’, who is ‘very bright, hardworking, client-friendly and engaged’, and courtroom operator who has ‘real presence’ and is ‘a very forceful advocate’. He is ‘pleasant, fair and sensible’ with the ‘ability to absorb huge volumes of paper and give advice extremely quickly.’ Recent and reported cases include: Chuku v. Chuku [2017] 2 Cossts LR 267, Barnsley & Others v Noble [2016] EWCA Civ 799 (CA); [2014] EWHC 2657 (Ch) (£150m claim for breach of contract, deceit and breach of fiduciary duty and trust); Crossco No4 Unlimited v Jolan Piccadilly Ltd [2012] 2 All ER 754, [2011] EWHC 803 (Ch) (a 35-day 1954 Act trial and three-day appeal before the Court of Appeal in which he was successful); Fraser’s v RAB Pension Trust [2010] (High Court; trespass and specific performance); and Eileen Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] 1 AC 884 (House of Lords; leading negligence authority).

Career

Called Gray’s Inn 2000 (Prince of Wales Scholar). Elected member of the General Council of the Bar 2004-06. Chairman of the Young Bar 2005. Resides in London and Yorkshire.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Justin KitsonSelborne ChambersHe is an excellent barrister with his written work serving as a particular strength.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Justin KitsonSelborne ChambersHe has a real eye for both the overall detail and the key point that wins cases.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Justin KitsonSelborne 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.