15 Members of chambers recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide, 2020


Selborne Chambers is delighted to announce that 15 members have been listed in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2020. We are very pleased to announce the following three new listings for Ian Clarke QC in Chancery: Traditional and Jonathan McNae and Henry Webb in Real Estate Litigation. We have also had four promotions for Gary Blaker QC, Ian Clarke QC, Nicholas Trompeter and Paul de la Piquerie.

Gary Blaker QC and Ian Clarke QC have been promoted to tier 3 of leading silks in real estate litigation. Nicholas Trompeter has been promoted to tier 2 and Paul de la Piquerie has been promoted to tier 4 of leading juniors in real estate litigation.

We also delighted that the Clerks’ have again been recognised for their client service receiving the following feedback from the research. “The clerking team is very attentive and gets you the right people.” “Paul Bunting, joint senior clerk, is the best clerk I have ever dealt with. He is incredibly friendly and helpful.” “The clerks are very, very responsive, helpful and easy to deal with. Darren Madle, joint senior clerk, is very friendly and the clerks are keen to get you the right person.”

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Set

Selborne Chambers is known for its specialism in leaseholder enfranchisement work and its robust handling of a range of real-estate related chancery litigation. Members are respected for their appearances in complex litigation heard in the First-tier Tribunal, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The set is recognised for its work on landlord and tenant disputes, mortgage claims, land use disputes and possession actions. One impressed instructing solicitor describes Selborne as “an absolutely excellent set of chambers where responsiveness is superb,” while another adds: “The quality is tremendous from top to bottom, including the clerks.”

 Real Estate Litigation – Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC – “He is superb – he knows everything!” “He has an infectious love for the job which makes him a great resource and very knowledgeable.” “An amazingly efficient barrister.”

Romie Tager QC – “He is razor sharp on cross-examination.”

Gary Blaker QC – “Extremely knowledgeable and versatile.” “He is hands-on and very easy to work with.” “He has the ability to distil complex legal issues and offer workable practical solutions rather than just stating the law.”

Ian Clarke QC – “He is responsive, user-friendly and has excellent knowledge of the workings of the tribunal.”  “He is very clear and to the point.” “Amazing attention to detail and always willing to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty.”

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Juniors

Neil Mendoza – “He is rapid on his feet and a good trial advocate.”

Stuart Hornett –  “Pragmatic and gets straight to the point.” “Stuart is very experienced, user-friendly and cuts through issues with dexterity and speed.”

Richard Clegg – “Very hard-working and bright.” “Happy to get stuck in the detail, finds solutions to tricky problems and client-friendly.” “A very strong trial advocate.”

Justin Kitson – “A really excellent junior who is prepared to spend the time to involve himself in the detail.” “Technically excellent but practical with it.”

Jonathan McNae – “He has an excellent ability to see through the entrenched facts and law to deliver good commercial and pragmatic advice.” “Has the robustness to deal with the day-to-day knockabout.” “He ensures clients are given a proper evaluation of the facts.”

Nicholas Trompeter – “Nicholas provides excellent, high-quality advice.” “Excellent on paper and his feet as well as very thorough and detailed.” “Intelligent and extremely user-friendly.”

Paul de la Piquerie – “His friendly and pragmatic approach proves invaluable across a range of matters.” “A great team player.”

Henry Webb – “He has attention to detail and a real constant understanding of the case.” “He is an excellent advocate who has a self-assured confidence which really comes across to the client.” “His strength is his ability to distil complex legal issues and offer workable practical solutions.”

Chancery: Commercial – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC – “Romie Tager QC is absolutely fantastic in the courtroom, delivering a clinical analysis of the law with extremely clear advice going forward. That’s valuable, and that’s what we want a silk for. Romie has encyclopaedic knowledge and does not sit on the fence.”

Ian Clarke QC –  “He has a real command of the tactical view of the case. He’s very strategic and a commanding presence on his feet.” “He finds things which other people don’t and he’s an exceptional communicator, particularly with clients.”

Chancery: Commercial – Leading Juniors

Duncan Kynoch“He showed fantastic commitment and conducted a complex case successfully against a difficult adversary. He leaves no stone unturned and is persuasive and effective in court.” “Duncan Kynoch gives considered, practical, client-focused advice. He’s always happy to take on board suggestions and is a pleasure to work with.”

Nicholas Trompeter“Nicholas Trompeter is keen and proactive, and he knows his stuff.”

Chancery: Traditional – Leading Silks

Ian Clarke QC –  “Very good on his feet, good with clients, intellectual and capable, with a great knowledge of the law.” “He’s extremely good – incredibly user-friendly and good at the practicalities.”

Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson“He’s extremely detail-oriented, forensic in fact, and nothing escapes him. When we have a tricky problem, that’s when he’s in his element.” “He is very thorough, very bright, thinks up good arguments and doesn’t miss points. He’s a good-quality junior.”

Nicholas Trompeter – “He is very responsive and has a razor-sharp mind, and solicitors like working with him.” “He is bright, tenacious and is also good-humoured and good-natured. He is also thorough and user-friendly. His advice is clear and to the point.”

Commercial Dispute Resolution – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC  –  “Romie Tager QC has encyclopaedic knowledge, does not sit on the fence and is absolutely fantastic in the courtroom. He delivers a clinical analysis of the law and offers extremely clear advice.”

Media and Entertainment – Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson“He’s very user-friendly.”

 Social Housing – Leading Juniors

Robert Brown –  “Extremely knowledgeable and clear in his submissions and written arguments.” “He is technically very good and fights his cases well.”