16 Members of chambers recognised in the Legal 500, 2017


Selborne Chambers is delighted to announce that 16 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2017 edition. We are also delighted to announce that Simon McLoughlin and Henry Webb have been listed for the first time in Property Litigation.

Legal 500 have stated that chambers ‘punches above its weight’ in areas such as professional negligence and commercial disputes, and ‘continues to make substantial strides as one of the top and go-to property litigation sets’. ‘Chambers is clearly pushing itself forward and has strong barristers across all call levels’, who are ‘extremely personable’. ‘The support staff are always very helpful, and the recent reorganisation of the clerking team has made them even better – more approachable and easier to work with.’ ‘Proactive, business-focused and extremely keen to please’, they are led by recently promoted senior clerks Paul Bunting and Darren Madle, who are ‘very knowledgeable and appreciative of clients’ commercial realities’. Bunting is ‘just exceptional – such a delight to work with and always the first port of call’, and Madle ‘provides a reliable service’. James Clarke and Oliver Ventura (first and second junior respectively) are ‘very responsive’.

Property Litigation – Leading Set

Selborne Chambers has ‘a well-deserved reputation for being a leader in the field, and availability is not an issue due to strength in depth’. Recent appellate cases undertaken by members include Freifeld v West Kensington Court, Marlbray v Laditi & Laditi, and P&P Property v (1) Owen White & Catlin (2) Crownvent t/a Winkworth.

Property Litigation – Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC‘His enthusiasm for his work shines through and he is a hit with clients.’

Romie Tager QC –  ‘Particularly good for appellate work.’

Gary Blaker QC ‘He is very industrious, hardworking and approachable, and gets the job done without fuss.’

Property Litigation – 2016 Silks

Ian Clarke QC  – ‘The person you would want to defend your corner.’

Property Litigation – Leading Juniors

Philip Kremen‘His cross-examination skills surpass most and he is extremely commercial and hardworking.’

Jonathan McNae‘He understands the technical complexities of his cases implicitly and is reassuring with clients.’

Justin Kitson‘He is clever, commercial, hardworking and always willing to assist.’

Nicholas Trompeter‘He is very intelligent, hardworking, insightful and responsive, and a strong advocate.’

Neil Mendoza ‘He is a very sound overall property barrister with a pragmatic and confident approach.’

Richard Clegg ‘Superb on his feet and an excellent negotiator.’

Stuart Hornett‘He has an excellent blend of diplomacy and firmness, and is very down to earth.’

Paul de la Piquerie – ‘He is calm, measured and considered with a commanding courtroom presence.’

Camilla Chorfi – ‘An excellent junior, who is more than prepared to go to lengths to fight the client’s case.’

Henry Webb‘An excellent advocate, who is very sound on the law and a complete team player.’

Simon McLoughlin – ‘An excellent barrister, who is very bright and way beyond his call in terms of his level of expertise.’

Agriculture – Leading Juniors

Stuart Hornett ‘A tenacious litigator, who gives incisive commercial advice.’

Professional Negligence – Leading Set

has ‘a great variety of experts’ in professional negligence cases. P&P Property v Owen White and Catlin & Crownvent is a key case regarding a £1.3m claim arising out of the sale of a property in West London.

Professional Negligence – Leading Silks

Gary Blaker QC – ‘He drills down into the detail to best understand the issues.’

Professional Negligence – 2016 Silks

Ian Clarke QC – ‘Strong’.

Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson – ‘Very able.’

Justin Kitson – ‘He has a great legal mind, which he combines with an excellent client manner.’

Camilla Chorfi – ‘A tough and tenacious advocate,e who always fights her corner.’

Nicholas Trompeter – ‘He has great tactical astuteness, and he sees the narrow and the big picture.’

Stuart Hornett – ‘Very knowledgeable.’

Commercial Litigation – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC – ‘Excellent: particularly tenacious and tactically astute.’

Commercial Litigation – 2016 Silks

Ian Clarke QC‘Fluent and persuasive in his advocacy, which is razor-sharp in its delivery; he is utterly committed to the case.’

Commercial Litigation – Leading Juniors

Stuart Hornett  ‘He is tenacious and fights his case like it is his own, and has excellent client management skills.

Media and Entertainment – Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson – ‘He has a great legal mind, which he combines with an excellent client manner.’