19 Members of chambers recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide, 2021

22.10.2020

Selborne Chambers is thrilled to announce that 19 members have been listed in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2021. We are very pleased to announce the following two new listings for Isabel Petrie in Real Estate Litigation and Richard Clegg in Chancery CommercialIan Clarke QC has also been promoted to band 2 of leading silks in Real Estate Litigation. 

We are also delighted to announce that the Clerks’ have again been recognised for their client service, receiving the following feedback from the research carried out. “The clerks are very professional, approachable and accommodating.” “The clerking is sensible and efficient – they’ve very good at finding the right people for each case.” “The clerking team, led by Paul Bunting and Darren Madle, is one of the best at the Bar. Everyone is extraordinary helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are absolutely great.” 

We would like to thank all of our clients who have taken the time to assist Chambers and Partners with their research and provide feedback for our members which has supported their rankings in this guide, the Chambers Global Guide, 2020 and The HNW Guide, 2020.

 

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Set 

Selborne Chambers is noted for its broad skills in property litigation, providing expertise in areas ranging from development and dilapidations claims to possession disputes. Members are active in the Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. One satisfied client remarks: “I have found Selborne Chambers to be pragmatic, user-friendly and highly capable. It is a set with a drive towards the future.” 

 

Real Estate Litigation – Leading Silks 

Mark Warwick QC – “He has a real enthusiasm for his work, and turns written work around remarkably quickly. “Mark is an extraordinary hard-working barrister who will always make himself available.” “Excellent attention to detail and pragmatic in his advice.” 

Romie Tager QC – “A brilliant tactician, thinks outside the box and is an amazing trial lawyer.” “His attention to detail is phenomenal.” “His examination is just outstanding.” 

Gary Blaker QC –  ”Extremely thorough and diligent in his advice.” “Gary’s written advice is very clear and he is not afraid to come off the fence when asked what he thinks.” “He’s an absolute master where property and professional negligence collide.” 

Ian Clarke QC – “He is an incredibly user-friendly human encyclopedia of mortgage and receivership law.” “A good solid safe pair of hands who knows his stuff.” 


Real Estate Litigation – Juniors
 

Neil Mendoza“He’s a good, robust all-round commercial litigator, with the ability to turn work around very quickly.” 

Stuart Hornett – “Very responsive and commercial.” “Hornett is very good and very able.” 

Richard Clegg – “Gave very clear and robust advice.” 

Justin Kitson – “Justin has outstanding technical proficiency, coupled with the fact that he is very approachable, his communication skills are excellent and he can explain things to the clients in layman’s terms.” “A great team player who really gets involved in the detail.” 

Jonathan McNae – “Very hands-on and easy to deal with. He is unflustered and instils confidence.” “He is detailed, practical and supportive.” 

Henry Webb – “Henry is particularly bright, easy to work with and immediately understands the client’s concerns.” “His pleadings are very good, clear, logical and well argued.” 

Nicholas Trompeter – “Very organised and calm, with strong advocacy.” “Very responsive, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. He thinks outside the box.” 

Paul De La Piquerie – “Excellent written advice, and very commercial and creative in his approach. A strong advocate and good on his feet.” “He thinks about how he can help you rather than demanding a list of things he needs. He acts as a member of the team.” 

Isabel Petrie – “A talented junior who will turn her hand to anything.” “Her advice has always been very clear and concise and she’s very pragmatic as well.” 


Chancery: Commercial – Leading Set

Selborne Chambers is a well-regarded set offering significant expertise in commercial chancery litigation. Members are regularly instructed in civil fraud, company, partnership and general commercial disputes, as well as complex trusts and property cases. Instructing solicitors note that the set houses a number of “exceedingly personable barristers,” adding that “everyone is remarkably quick to understand the issues, incredibly confident and very persuasive in court.”

“The clerks are very professional, approachable and accommodating.” “The clerking is sensible and efficient – they’ve very good at finding the right people for each case.” “The clerking team, led by Paul Bunting and Darren Madle, is one of the best at the Bar. Everyone is extraordinary helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are absolutely great.”


Chancery: 
Commercial – Leading Silks 

Romie Tager QC – “He always finds solutions when problems arise and is an excellent advocate.” “He is ferocious, tenacious and really top notch.” 

Ian Clarke QC – “Incisive in cross-examination and gets straight to the nub of the issues. He works well as a team with the solicitor, and is excellent with clients.” “He’s very impressive and a good advocate.” 

 

Chancery: Commercial – Leading Juniors 

Duncan Kynoch – “He is very dedicated and a brilliant advocate.” 

Richard Clegg –  An excellent commercial junior. He is a very detailed and fierce advocate, and is very tenacious in the courtroom.” “He has a strong command of detail and of strategy and works hard relentlessly. He has a sharp and nimble mind.” 

Nicholas Trompeter – “He’s very good on the details and excellent at giving an overview. He is incredibly hard-working, and has very, very good turnaround times.” 

 

Chancery: Traditional – Leading Silks 

Ian Clarke QC – “Incisive in cross-examination and gets straight to the nub of the issues. He works well as a team with the solicitor, and is excellent with clients.” “He’s very impressive and a good advocate.” 

 

Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors 

Hugh Jackson – “A very good barrister who recently achieved a great result for my client.” 

NicholaTrompeter – “He is an excellent adviser and one of the sharpest barristers in the market – I would now label him a heavyweight in the field.” 


Commercial Dispute Resolution – Leading Silks 
 

Romie Tager QC– “A judge-friendly tenacious advocate.” “He has a huge amount of experience and is a ferocious cross-examiner.” “You want him on your side.” 

William McCormick QC –  ”He has a practical approach coupled with a razor-sharp mind. He is also very approachable and clients like him.” “He’s responsive, hard-working and very intelligent.” “Precise, creative and committed.”

 

Commercial Dispute Resolution – Juniors 

James Newman “Very impressive, wise beyond his years and a good advocate.” “He is very easy to get on with and his attention to detail is excellent. James has the ability to think on his feet. If you have situations where you really need to be rescued, he’s your man.” 

 

Media and Entertainment – Leading Juniors 

Justin Kitson – “He’s an excellent barrister. Justin is amazing at understanding people and has a really good way with clients. He’s a ruthless cross-examiner.” “He is dynamic in court, very intelligent and great on both paperwork and advocacy.” 

 

Social Housing – Leading Juniors 

Robert Brown – He’s extremely thorough at what he does and you always know his written advice is going to be well thought through and reasoned.” “His pleadings are concise and to the point, and he is always willing to answer any question.” 

 

Defamation/ Privacy – Leading Silks 

William McCormick QC – “He has a practical approach coupled with a razor-sharp mind. He is also very approachable and clients like him.” “He’s responsive, hard-working and very intelligent.” “Precise, creative and committed.” 

 

Environment – Leading Silks  

Clifford Darton QC– “Straightforward, explains the law well and is absolutely brilliant in court.” 

 

 

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