Monday, 10 February 2014

Chambers UK Guide to the Bar

We are delighted to have enjoyed recognition in Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2014.

Kings Chambers was the 3rd ranked set in the country for the number of  practice areas in which members were listed, and was the 9th ranked chambers in the country for total barrister rankings.

We were one of only two chambers on the Northern Circuit to be ranked for clinical negligence work and several members received praise for their healthcare law work.

The Guide said:

"Kings Chambers' barristers act for claimants and defendants in relation to a broad range of clinical negligence issues, with recent instructions including neo-natal negligence, cosmetic surgery and psychiatric negligence cases. Solicitors characterise it as an "innovative" and "forward-thinking" set with a well-organised and "approachable" clerking team."

"The clerks bend over backwards to sort things out for you."

"Kings Chambers is widely considered the leading set for administrative and public law matters on the Northern Circuit ... The set's public law team are acknowledged experts across a wide range of issues such as local authority decisions, planning disputes, social welfare, healthcare and equality law."

Ranked barristers in the team are:

Nicholas Braslavsky QC: "He has a sharp and analytical mind and is an excellent advocate."

Nigel Poole QC: "Receives glowing praise ... combines a client-friendly approach with a fantastic intellect."

Simon Burrows: "... very charismatic, has a good sense of humour and is very persuasive. An excellent and intelligent opponent..."

Sarah Pritchard: "approachable, practical, good in round table meetings and quick to get to the heart of a case."

Adam Fullwood: "He is impressive in court and very friendly towards clients. He is fair, straight-talking and very knowledgeable..."

Jeremy Roussak: "...highly sought after to appear in cases involving complicated medical issues..."

Melanie Plimmer: "Receives strong praise for her handling of administrative and public law matters ... extremely articulate in court..."

Helen Mulholland: "client-friendly, bright and innovative... brave and tenacious."

Stephen Maguire: "Praised for his courtroom demeanour and practical approach..."

Claire Steward: "Receives glowing praise from instructing solicitors. She is commended for her sensitive approach and ability to handle complex cases."

Sam Karim: "He is very passionate about what he does and is a good advocate."

Charlotte Law: "Sources admire her committed and diligent approach ... methodical and thorough. Clients love her."

Stephen McNamara: "... very astute for his level of call and picks up issues quickly. He is very down to earth and good with clients."

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