Recognition in the Legal 500 (2016) and Chambers & Partners (2017)


Chambers is delighted to be recognised as a leading set in the latest editions of the Legal 500 (2016) and Chambers & Partners (2017).

In the Legal 500, Chambers is described as ‘a preferred set for Chancery law’ with ‘a great number of excellent barristers from senior silks to more junior counsel’; ‘if one barrister is not available at short notice, there is often a very well-qualified and appropriate substitute who is able to pick up the case quickly’. Particular areas of strength include property, professional negligence and commercial litigation. According to some, it provides ‘the best service levels’ and ‘good value for money’, making it ‘the unsung hero of the Bar’. The ‘friendly, professional and responsive’ clerking team ‘will never let you down’. Senior clerk Greg Piner is ‘a first port of call; he gives the impression that nothing is too much trouble’. Deputy senior clerk Paul Bunting is also singled out for ‘making solicitors feel valued and understanding what they want to achieve’. Other clerks of note are Darren Madle, who ‘always provides a good reliable service’, James Clarke, who is ‘very responsive’, and Oliver Ventura, who is ‘proving to be an asset to the clerks’ room.’

In Chambers & Partners, Chambers is described as a ‘leading commercial-chancery set,’ housing ‘a skilled bench of silks and juniors who have great collective expertise in real estate litigation. Its members handle the full gamut of property matters and have a particularly fine reputation for their expertise in property disputes which contain a professional negligence or fraud element.’ As for client service: ‘They have good responsiveness, and their clerks are like having an additional member on your team. They’re really good and they really add value. They save you a lot of time.’