Chambers’ expertise recognised in the new Chambers & Partners guide

Chambers has collected a large number of rankings in the Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019 guide, which was published last week.

5 Stone Buildings has once again been ranked in band 1 in the Traditional Chancery category. The guide notes that one of its sources commented that “members are steeped in trust and estate work” and “know more about the Inheritance Act and domestic probate matters than any other set”. Of our silks, Penelope Reed QC is ranked as a ‘star individual’ and Tracey Angus QC, Henry Legge QC and Shan Warnock-Smith QC (band 1), Christopher Tidmarsh QC (band 2) and David Rees QC (band 3) are all ranked in this category. Some 13 of our juniors are also ranked: Barbara Rich, Leon Sartin and Christopher Whitehouse are ranked in band 1, followed by Joseph Goldsmith (band 2), Charlotte Edge, Sarah Haren, Edward Hewitt, Jordan Holland and Michael O’Sullivan (band 3), Miranda Allardice, Mark Baxter and Luke Harris (band 4), and Harry Martin (Up and Coming).

We are also the only set ranked in band 1 for Court of Protection: Property & Affairs. The guide notes that Chambers “retains its reputation as a leading set for Court of Protection matters, housing significant expertise in contentious cases concerning property and financial affairs.” Our expertise in this area at all levels of seniority is recognised by the ranking of 3 of our silks and 10 of our juniors, including ‘star individual’ Barbara Rich.

Our expertise in Pensions is also recognised. We are ranked as a set in band 2, and Andrew Simmonds QC has been ranked as a ‘star individual’ in this category, together with Henry Legge QC, Christopher Tidmarsh QC and Joseph Goldsmith (band 3).

In the Tax: Private Client category, Chambers is ranked in band 3, with the guide noting that our taxation offering has been strengthened with new arrivals. Amanda Hardy QC is ranked in band 2, Christopher Whitehouse in band 1 and Oliver Marre in band 3.

Chambers also continues to cement its position at the forefront of the Art and Cultural Property category. Henry Legge QC and Luke Harris lead the rankings as the only silk and junior ranked in band 1. They are supported by Jordan Holland (band 2) and Harry Martin (Up and Coming).

The breadth of our expertise is recognised by the ranking of individual members in other categories, including Real Estate Litigation and Partnership.