We are delighted with our rankings and feedback in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK Bar. 

Congratulations to seven of our members who are new entries in the following areas:

Clinical Negligence –Vanessa Cashman

Costs – Andrew Roy

Employment – Carolyn D’Souza

Inquests and Inquiries – Edward Ramsay

Personal Injury – James Sullivan and John-Paul Swoboda

Travel Law – Harry Steinberg QC


Offering ‘a breadth of experience that is unrivalled’, 12 King’s Bench Walk is ‘in a class of its own’ for ‘complex and major loss personal injury claims’ and is increasingly recognised for international claims. Chambers has ‘a long history and impressive pedigree’ with ‘responsive, flexible, and collaborative’ counsel, but it has nonetheless ‘modernised its approach of late’ to maintain its status as a leading personal injury and industrial disease set and make further inroads into the clinical negligence space. Solicitors also praise the set’s ‘first-class’ and ‘well-planned’ seminars and CPD training. Chambers has recently been strengthened by the arrival of Ivan Bowley, an industrial disease and workplace injury claims specialist, from Lincoln House Chambers; Hollie Patterson joined the employment team from Capsticks LLP; and Scottish advocate Craig Murray brings his ten years of personal injury and clinical negligence expertise from north of the border after the completion of his pupillage. The clerks’ room has ‘improved tenfold’ since the appointment of ‘approachable’ director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse who has ‘transformed, reinvigorated, and elevated the standard of clerking and marketing to a new high’. The ‘market leading’ team is ‘proactive and bend over backwards to assist’; ‘you don’t get any nonsense when it comes to agreeing brief fees’; ‘Nothing phases them and if a matter is urgent they will deliver’. ‘Extremely helpful and friendly’ Graham Johnson is a ‘standout’ senior clerk who ‘never lets you down’ and ‘one who can solve any problem’; ‘first-class’ practice team leader Tristan Whigham ‘always delivers’ as ‘there is no problem too large or too small for him to sort out’ and ‘he takes the time to find out about the case and ensure both client and instructing solicitor are in good hands’; ‘top notch’ Lexie Johnson stands out in terms of diary management and problem solving and has a ‘never-say-no attitude’. A recent recruit from Fountain Court Chambers, practice team leader George Boggis is ‘excellent, prompt, and efficient’; senior practice manager Kevin McCourt and junior practice managers Megan Pryde and Harry Gamble are also well-regarded. The set has also recently recruited Alex Jones from Maitland Chambers, who joined as an assistant team leader. Offices in: London


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