13 Members of Chambers recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide, 2019


Selborne Chambers is delighted to announce that 13 members of chambers have been in listed in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2019. We are also very pleased to announce the following two new listings for Ian Clarke QC in Chancery: Commercial and Nicholas Trompeter in professional negligence.

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Set

A strong presence in property law matters with members specialising in real property, professional negligence and commercial chancery litigation relating to real estate. Barristers are used to appearing in all levels of the courts including the High Court and the Chancery Division. They boast a comprehensive command of landlord and tenant issues, with areas of particular strength including break clauses. Sources say they are a “very friendly, approachable and reasonably priced set where clerks and barristers alike are always prepared to go the extra mile.”

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC“An astonishingly hard-working barrister who always rolls up his sleeves and turns papers around very quickly.” “Provides solid, commercially-minded advice.”

Romie Tager QC“He is just fantastic, smart, bright and tough. A straight shooter – he’s happy to tell you exactly what he thinks about the case and how to improve it.”

Gary Blaker QC “Extremely thorough and diligent in his advice.” “He understands the needs of the client and thinks ahead.”

Ian Clarke QC“Has stellar intellectual capabilities and offers great client care.” “He is bright, good at reading the court, and has a good sense of where tactical decisions need to be made to make a difference in the case. He instils confidence in clients.”

 Real Estate Litigation – Leading Juniors

Richard Clegg“Responsive, hard-working, bright and someone with a keen eye for detail.”

Paul de la Piquerie“He is great when it comes to litigation tactics and is virtually unflappable.” “He is particularly impressive in addressing the court and knowing when to push a point or not.”

Stuart Hornett“A technically excellent barrister who is calm under pressure whilst dealing with highly complex cases.” “He is able to bring clarity to very complicated matters and formulates well thought out strategies.”

Justin Kitson“A very bright and hard-working barrister who we use on some of the most complex cases.” “Absolutely brilliant at client service, he always goes out of his way and is very generous with his time. You get the impression that he does what he does because he loves helping clients.”

Neil Mendoza “He is commercially very astute and is definitive in his opinions.” “He is approachable, accessible and reliable.”

Nicholas Trompeter“He is very responsive and user-friendly, and is an authoritative voice on break clauses.” “He has a wonderfully calm manner in court, and his advice and written pleadings are excellent.”

 Chancery: Commercial – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC – “A very clever barrister who devours complex facts and serves up devastating cross-examinations.” “One of the most tenacious QCs around, he has great energy and a voracious appetite for work. Allied to this, his speed of assimilation of information is formidable. Over a long career he has acquired an enviable range of commercial expertise.”

Ian Clarke QC – “Extremely conscientious and clever, he is masterly in his ability to wriggle out of difficult situations.” “Pretty much unflappable in court, he knows what to ask and what not to ask, and his skeleton arguments are very good.”

Chancery: Commercial – Leading Juniors

Duncan Kynoch – “Provides very straightforward and easy to understand advice. He is very thorough and very knowledgeable.”

Nicholas Trompeter“Very practical, down to earth and good at working out the winners and losers.” “He is a really excellent, bold junior.”

 Commercial Dispute Resolution – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC“Ferocious in a good way, he’s a straight-talking individual.”

Commercial Dispute Resolution – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson – “A clear, articulate barrister who offers strong commercial advice. He is thorough and careful with his documents, and lends unusually productive and helpful assistance in mediation.”

Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson – “He is very good, very experienced and has a nice client manner.” “He is very hard-working, thorough and pragmatic. He is unflappable and gives calm and measured advice.”

Nicholas Trompeter – “A very beguiling advocate who is plainly extremely intelligent. He is headed for the top.”

Media and Entertainment -Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson“He’s excellent – a very user-friendly barrister.”

Social Housing – Leading Juniors

Robert Brown“Provides very intelligent, comprehensive advice and is very good on strategy.” “He is really pleasant, practical and very good at problem solving for his clients.”