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Legal 500 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2017 edition of Legal 500, with our skills in all forms of children work being highlighted but also our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) as well as Court of Protection and Community Care being recognised, with many individual members being ranked. 

We are pleased to be described as ‘one of the leading sets for children work and gaining a strong foothold in the family finance arena’ and that our professional clients consider that ‘all of the barristers are friendly and helpful, and, most importantly, good at what they do’, ‘lay clients also regularly comment on how happy they are with their counsel’. 

Members completely agree that Paul Harris ‘has done a magnificent job since taking over as senior clerk’, leading ‘an exceptional team’, which is ‘engaging’ and ‘hardworking’, making it ‘one of the best clerks’ rooms’. Harris has ‘developed into a first-class operator, who devotes a huge amount of energy to chambers’, ‘spending time with solicitors to understand their needs yet still finding time to do his day job of managing counsel and the clerks – one is often left wondering when he finds time to sleep’. The senior fees clerk, Chris Ferrison, ‘could give lessons in efficient billing to other chambers’.

Chambers would like to congratulate Janet Bazley QC, Charles Geekie QC, Alison Ball QC, Susan Jacklin QC, Sarah Morgan QC, Andrew Bagchi QC, Francesca Wiley QC, Deirdre Fottrell QC and Jane Crowley QC on being individually ranked Silks, Andrew Norton QC for being ranked in the 2016 new silk category and David Burles, Pamela Warner, Alev Giz, Malcolm Chisholm, Claire Heppenstall, Duncan Watson, Daisy Hughes, Sharon Segal, Laura Briggs, Philip Perrins, Penelope Clapham, Lucy Sprinz and Eleri Jones as well as Steven Ashworth (formerly of 5 Pump Court Chambers) who are all listed as leading juniors.

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