16 Members of Chambers recognised in The Legal 500 UK Bar, 2019


Selborne Chambers is delighted to announce that 16 members have been listed in The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2019.

We have this year been described as ‘Unsung heroes’ of the Bar. Selborne Chambers continues to ‘punch above its weight’ and is fast becoming ‘a force in commercial property litigation’ and has ‘some real stars’ in professional negligence. It has ‘a wide range of expertise and levels to suit all matters and is very good value for money’. What sets chambers apart, according to some, is the clerking team; ‘the service provided by the clerks is excellent and inspires confidence in chambers’. Deserving plaudits for ‘quietly building the set up into something really rather good’, senior clerks Darren Madle and Paul Bunting ‘obviously know their business’, are ‘particular adept at finding the right barrister at the right price for cases’ and ‘unlike some clerks at other chambers, they are keen to assist and work within client expectations’. First junior Oliver Ventura provides ‘invaluable assistance’ to solicitors

Property Litigation – Leading Set

Selborne Chambers is ‘an excellent set with some first-class members’ who are ‘increasingly able to deal with property litigation issues at all levels’. Head of chambers Mark Warwick QC recently acted on Ping v Ong, a Court of Appeal matter where the asset of a discretionary trust was not correctly identified in the trust document.

Property Litigation – Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC‘A tremendous strategist who has the ear of the court.’

Romie Tager QC  – ‘Particularly tenacious and tactically astute.’

Gary Blaker QC – ‘Bright, efficient and a great property litigation silk.’

Ian Clarke QC – ‘His advocacy skills are excellent and he has a very persuasive manner.’

Property Litigation – Leading Juniors

Nicholas Trompeter – ‘A continually rising star in the property litigation world.’

Philip Kremen – ‘Offers clear advice, sound judgement and knowledge.’

Jonathan McNae –  ‘Extremely reassuring with clients and knows his field.’

Justin Kitson – ‘His written work and advocacy are first rate, dictates a clear approach.’

Neil Mendoza – ‘To the point, very knowledgeable and precise, a strong advocate.’

Richard Clegg – ‘Very clever and provides clear and concise advice.’

Stuart Hornett – ‘His brightness is off the scale and he picks up complicated matters in record time.’

Paul de la Piquerie – ‘Great at thinking outside of the box for litigation tactics.’

Henry Webb –  ‘Gets to the crux of the matter and offers clear advice.’

Robert Brown – ‘His drafting is of the highest standard and clients like his confidence in the courtroom.’

Simon McLoughlin – ‘User friendly, very thorough and good on his feet.’


Professional Negligence – Leading Set

Selborne Chambers is a ‘fast-moving set’ with a ‘deserved reputation for excellence’. Gary Blaker QC appears for the claimants in P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin and Crownvent Ltd, a £1.3m claim arising out of the fraudulent sale of a property in West London. NRAM Ltd v Evans was a key highlight for Nicholas Trompeter.

Professional Negligence – Leading Silks

Gary Blaker QC – ‘He is brilliant at explaining complicated matters in a straight-forward manner.’

Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson – ‘He is thorough and careful; an excellent cross-examiner and a powerful persuader.’

Justin Kitson – ‘He is prepared to get into the detail of a matter and is a great team player.’

Nicholas Trompeter – ‘Good with clients and experts.’

Stuart Hornett – ‘Vast experience.’


Commercial Litigation – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC‘Popular for hard-fought commercial Chancery claims.’

Commercial Litigation – Leading Juniors

Stuart Hornett‘Forthright in his advice and always direct with clients.’


Private Client: Trusts and  Probate – Leading Silks

Ian Clarke QC‘He is very experienced and very commercial.’


Media and Entertainment (Including Art and Cultural Property)

Justin Kitson – ‘A formidable trial barrister who is thorough and tactically savvy.’


Social Housing – Leading Juniors

Robert Brown –  ‘A highly knowledgeable junior, who is not afraid of making a challenging argument.’