20 Members of chambers recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide, 2022


Selborne Chambers is thrilled to announce that 20 members have listed in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2022. We are very pleased to announce the following new listing for Simon McLoughlin 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 all absolutely excellent. They are always responsive and easy to deal with, and they handle queries very swiftly – a real pleasure to deal with.” “The clerks are very approachable and friendly. They are problem solvers.”

“The clerking service is excellent and, in particular, senior clerk Paul Bunting is very knowledgeable, responsive and commercial.” “They are extremely rapid with responses for quotes and they are really good with flexibility. They make arrangements to give the best service.”


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 source remarks: “The quality of barristers makes me return to using them again and again.” Another adds: “It feels like we are in a partnership.”


Real Estate Litigation – Leading Silks

Mark Warwick QC“Mark is calm and measured and is also very approachable and user-friendly. He is very good in consultation with clients.” “His knowledge of property law is huge. He is a machine! You can give him a complex set of papers and he will get back the next day with solutions and ideas.”

Romie Tager QC “He is exceptionally experienced and has a great eye for detail.”

Gary Blaker QC   “His advice on tricky and complex matters is very clear and easy to follow and he’s very good at getting to the nub of the problem. He’s also incredibly easy and pleasant to deal with and very approachable.”

Ian Clarke QC “Ian is fantastic. He is a really good advocate, really on top of the details and not afraid to ask the difficult questions.”


Real Estate Litigation – New Silks

Nicholas Trompeter QC “He simplifies things for concise advice and to steer clients through complex issues. He has great clarity of thought.” “He is a very highly regarded land registration specialist.” “He is extremely technical and hard-working. He goes over and beyond.”


Real Estate Litigation – Juniors

Neil Mendoza  “He is robust, thorough, direct and supportive. He has got a very fast turnaround and he delivers on time.” “He is one of the best trial advocates.”

Stuart Hornett “He is very responsive and commercial.”

Richard Clegg “He’s very, very straightforward, as he never sits on the fence and he gives good, clear advice. He’s both very good on paper and a tremendous advocate.”

Justin Kitson  “Justin is a very bright, hard-working barrister who has an excellent grasp of matters which are legally complex. He is always a pleasure to deal with, turning matters around quickly and picking up and dealing with technical points. He is a great team player.”

Jonathan McNae “I always feel more reassured after I talk to him and he is good at pitching the case at the right level to the judges.”  “Easy to communicate with and always available – our go-to counsel as a sounding board in property disputes.”

Henry Webb  “Henry is very responsive, has excellent analytical skills, instils confidence in clients and is a very strong advocate.”

Paul De La Piquerie   “He is a go-to on urgent injunctions and he is very willing to go the extra mile to help clients.” “He is able to turn things around very quickly.”

Simon McLoughlin“He is a very safe pair of hands and he is impressive before judges.” “He gets on top of technical cases and cuts through everything. He is very user-friendly with clients.”

Isabel Petrie “Isabel is very bright and her advice is considered and robust.” “She is totally on it and gets to the heart of the matter quickly. She is a good all-rounder, gets on well with clients and has a commercial approach.”


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 praise the barristers’ expertise in these areas, noting that “Selborne Chambers is a set with friendly and approachable barristers, who are problem solvers and team players.”


Chancery: Commercial – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC“A superb trial lawyer with a  labyrinthine mind, who thinks outside the box and  is not afraid to run unpopular arguments.”

Ian Clarke QC  “He is very intelligent and able to provide a strategic plan for the dispute.”


 Chancery: Commercial – New Silks

Nicholas Trompeter QC“Nick is a specialist in his field. He is phenomenally bright and always provides clear, commercial and strategic legal advice.”


Chancery: Commercial – Leading Juniors

Duncan Kynoch “Really approachable and very user-friendly. He deploys lateral thinking really well in order to get round problems.”

Richard Clegg –   “He’s very, very straightforward, as he never sits on the fence and he gives good, clear advice. He’s both very good on paper and a tremendous advocate.”


Chancery: Traditional – Leading Silks

Ian Clarke QC“Very practical, very hands-on and someone with a very good bedside manner. He is excellent at thinking strategically.”


Professional Negligence – Leading Juniors

Hugh Jackson  “Incredibly hard-working with really good judgement. He knows the points to run and the points to drop, and he’s a real fighter.” “Hugh’s great attribute is a very good eye for the detail, allied with great experience in dealing with complex issues. He’s very good in that area and at the tactical alignment.”


Professional Negligence – Leading Silks

Nicholas Trompeter QC“Particularly good for commercial matters. He offers good and thorough advice.”


Commercial Dispute Resolution – Leading Silks

Romie Tager QC  “He thinks out of the box and is a superb trial lawyer.”

William McCormick QC  “Focused and detailed in his advice, he is ready to roll up his sleeves and take the gloves off.”


Commercial Dispute Resolution – Juniors

James Newman   “Has a really good commercial head on his shoulders. He is excellent at reading what the client needs and at finding the approach to suit.”


Media and Entertainment – Leading Juniors

Justin Kitson “He is a very good cross-examiner and strategist.”


Social Housing – Leading Juniors

Robert Brown   “Clients like him for his logical approach and he’s a great trial advocate.” “He’s extremely bright, very considered and creative.”


Defamation/ Privacy – Leading Silks

William McCormick QC “He gets the sense of the court very quickly, doesn’t dwell on points unnecessarily and knows what the judge is thinking.” “He is very efficient, practical and sensible. He is also very quick on his feet and an extremely good advocate in court.”


Environment – Leading Silks

Clifford Darton QC“He’s excellent – his knowledge of environment regulation and the water industry is encyclopaedic.”