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Richard Lynagh QC
Year of Call: 1975

Richard Lynagh QC is Head of Crown Office Chambers. He has a wide-ranging civil practice, which includes: personal injury, insurance & reinsurance, professional liability, commercial...

Michael Harvey QC
Year of Call: 1966

Michael Harvey QC predominantly deals with civil and commercial matters, including but not limited to: insurance and reinsurance law, construction and engineering contracts, commercial and contractual...

Roger ter Haar QC
Year of Call: 1974

Roger’s practice as an international arbitrator covers Construction, Engineering, Insurance, re-insurance, Energy, Shipbuilding and Professional Negligence. In June 2020 he ceased to accept new...

Andrew Bartlett QC
Year of Call: 1974

Andrew Bartlett QC now practises principally as an international arbitrator. His experience extends to many different kinds of insurance and reinsurance, energy projects, construction and...

Michael Kent QC
Year of Call: 1975

Michael Kent QC has an extensive practice in a range of common law fields including personal injuries and disease work; liability insurance; product liability; nuisance and property disputes...

Margaret Bickford-Smith QC
Year of Call: 1973

Margaret Bickford-Smith QC took silk in 2003 having developed a broad practice encompassing high-value and complex negligence cases, property, construction, commercial law and environmental...

David Sears QC
Year of Call: 1984

David Sears QC is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on professional indemnity, construction and engineering, energy and...

Michael Curtis QC
Year of Call: 1982

Michael Curtis QC specialises in commercial, construction & engineering, insurance, property damage, professional negligence and product liability. He is General Editor and one of the co-authors...

Christopher Kennedy QC
Year of Call: 1989

Christopher Kennedy QC specialises in a broad range of personal injury litigation, including all types of employer's liability, public liability, serious road traffic accidents and industrial disease...

Andrew Rigney QC
Year of Call: 1992

Andrew Rigney QC has an extensive domestic and international practice, which encompasses a wide range of civil and commercial work. He specialises in large-scale disputes arising out of very...

David Platt QC
Year of Call: 1987

David Platt QC specialises in occupational disease, personal injury, insurance, health and safety, abuse and inquest work. He also undertakes most forms of common law, environmental work and...

John Cooper QC
Year of Call: 1985

John Cooper QC specialises in the fields of Safety and Environmental Regulatory work. He has appeared as an expert in this area in commercial litigation in the USA and has been involved in many of the...

Alexander Antelme QC
Year of Call: 1993

Alexander Antelme QC specialises in the fields of product liability, clinical negligence, property damage and personal injury. His cases are of the highest value and complexity often covering more...

Ben Quiney QC
Year of Call: 1998

Career Summary He has practised at Crown Office Chambers since its formation, and 1 Paper Buildings prior to merger. Before coming to the Bar he was awarded a first class degree in law and went onto...

James Ageros QC
Year of Call: 1990

James Ageros QC practises exclusively in health & safety and environmental law. For many years he has been recognised as one of the most accomplished and versatile barristers in the field. He has...

Andrew Smith QC
Year of Call: 1988

Andrew Smith QC has over 30 years of experience of litigation in courts at all levels. He has practised at the Scottish Bar (call 1988, silk 2002) and since 2006 at the English Bar. He took silk in...

Kim Franklin QC
Year of Call: 1984

Kim Franklin QC is a specialist international lawyer, in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors, focussing on the resolution of disputes arising from complex projects in...

James Maxwell-Scott QC
Year of Call: 1995

James is a specialist in Criminal Regulatory law and inquests. His practice is a roughly equal mix of representing organisations and individuals facing prosecution for safety based regulatory offences...

Dominic Kay QC
Year of Call: 1997

Dominic Kay QC is a specialist regulatory law practitioner, practising exclusively in Health & Safety, Environmental law and Inquests. He is widely recognised as one of the country’s leading...

Patrick Blakesley QC
Year of Call: 1993

Patrick Blakesley QC specialises in catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident claims; and related actions: insurance coverage and indemnity issues; other contractual issues; conflicts of laws;...

Simon Antrobus QC
Year of Call: 1995

Simon has over twenty years of experience as one of the leading figures in this field of criminal regulatory law. Along the way, he has represented corporate clients in some of the highest profile...

Isabel Hitching QC
Year of Call: 1992

Isabel Hitching is a specialist in commercial, construction and engineering, and related insurance, professional negligence and property damage fields. Isabel is known for combining intellectual...

Daniel Shapiro QC
Year of Call: 1999

Daniel Shapiro QC is recognised as “ferociously bright” with “beguiling advocacy skills”. He has extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience in a wide range of commercial litigation,...

Martyn Berkin
Year of Call: 1966

Martyn Berkin specialises in commercial contracts, recovery of assets including freezing orders, constructive and resulting trusts, enforcement of foreign judgments. His practice is widespread in...

John Stevenson
Year of Call: 1975

John Stevenson main areas of practice are clinical negligence, insurance and professional negligence. Other significant areas of work are arbitration, commercial law, construction and personal...

John Greenbourne
Year of Call: 1978

John Greenbourne's main areas of practice are professional negligence (chiefly concerned with insurance services, legal advice, property valuation and construction, education and clinical treatment);...

Julian Field
Year of Call: 1980

Julian Field is a senior junior with a commercial practice encompassing property damage, insurance, product liability, contract and tort, commercial fraud and professional negligence. He began his...

Paul Dean
Year of Call: 1982

Paul Dean areas of practice are: clinical negligence, personal injuries, aviation and travel law and commercial / common law claims. He has experience of mediation and other forms of ADR.

Charlotte Jones
Year of Call: 1982

Charlotte Jones' practice has for a number of years been almost exclusively in clinical negligence work. She is instructed on a regular basis on behalf of a large number of Claimants and Defendant...

A. John Williams
Year of Call: 1983

John specialises in Personal Injury and Industrial Disease claims together with Health & Safety at Work cases. John is an experienced Junior who works closely with others in the litigation team...

Steven Coles
Year of Call: 1983

Steven Coles is regularly instructed in a wide range of insurance-related cases, often policy coverage disputes, also defence of third party claims, and insurers’ subrogated recovery claims –...

James Medd
Year of Call: 1985

James Medd's practice focuses on claims relating to insurance, property damage, product liability and construction. He is consistently ranked in the major legal directories as a leading junior in...

Shaun Ferris
Year of Call: 1985

Shaun Ferris specialises in personal injury and product liability cases. His personal injury practice includes, in particular, catastrophic injury claims, industrial disease claims (particularly...

Catherine Foster
Year of Call: 1986

Catherine specialises in various niche areas of personal injury, abuse and disease litigation, focusing on a range of occupational diseases; occupational stress; child sexual exploitation; sexual...

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Peter Morton
Year of Call: 1988

Peter Morton’s practice is 75% industrial disease litigation, almost all of which is for Defendants. The balance of his practice involves higher-value RTA cases, workplace accidents, and...

Dermot Woolgar
Year of Call: 1988

Dermot Woolgar has a broad practice, with particular expertise in the fields of commercial law, international commercial arbitration, professional negligence, property damage, and public and...

Ian Wright
Year of Call: 1989

Ian Wright specialises in construction, engineering and other technical matters. Clients include private and public sector organisations, developers, building professionals and contractors. ...

Erica Power
Year of Call: 1990

Erica Power specialises in the fields of product liability, clinical negligence and personal injury. She has extensive experience of acting for both Claimants and Defendants and is also experienced...

Jason Evans-Tovey
Year of Call: 1990

Jason Evans-Tovey is a litigator whose attention to detail, strong legal, commercial and strategic advice as well as extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience have won him many followers in...

Robert O’Leary
Year of Call: 1990

Robert O’Leary practises in the fields of personal injury and industrial disease, representing clients throughout the UK. He has acted on behalf of insurers and institutions, including the UK and...

Malcolm Galloway
Year of Call: 1992

Malcolm Galloway, described by the directories as ‘a great jury advocate, who is very, very personable and extremely sharp’ is an accomplished jury advocate practicing in regulatory law. He is...

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Richard Tyrrell
Year of Call: 1993

Richard Tyrrell has considerable experience in the fields of Health & Safety, NHS Governance and Consumer Protection (including Food Safety) and defends Companies and NHS Trusts, their Directors...

Claire Toogood
Year of Call: 1995

Claire Toogood specialises in clinical negligence and product liability. Claire combines a friendly and approachable manner with a sharp eye for detail and a comprehensive understanding of her...

Robert Stokell
Year of Call: 1995

Robert Stokell specialises in substantial construction and engineering disputes, insurance-related advice and litigation, product liability, professional negligence and property damage. He is well...

Suzanne Chalmers
Year of Call: 1995

Suzanne Chalmers specialises in insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury as well as dealing with general commercial disputes. Her strength lies in her ability to...

Mark Balysz
Year of Call: 1995

Mark Balysz is one of the country’s leading criminal and inquest advocates, specialising in corporate and individual manslaughter, health and safety, environmental prosecutions, trading offences and...

Jamie Clarke
Year of Call: 1995

Jamie Clarke joined Crown Office Chambers in August 2014, bringing with him nearly 20 years' experience in his core practice areas of personal injury, industrial disease, clinical negligence and...

Ivor Collett
Year of Call: 1995

Ivor’s practice covers commercial, professional liability and insurance disputes, with a particular focus on construction professionals and lawyers.  He is heavily involved in cases of impostor...

Andrew Davis
Year of Call: 1996

Andrew specialises in personal injury (particularly claims which are high value / complex), product liability, commercial and IT, insurance and property damage. His approach combines getting firmly to...

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Edward Broome
Year of Call: 1996

Edward Broome's practice entails advocacy and advisory work in the following fields: Civil Procedure & Costs, Commercial & Contracts, Personal Injury (incorporating Health & Safety and...

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Paul Higgins
Year of Call: 1996

Paul Higgins specialises in the fields of Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury, Civil Fraud, Property Damage and Costs. He is recognised as an advocate possessing “an extremely sharp...

Susan Lindsey
Year of Call: 1997

Susan's practice is building and engineering related dispute resolution. She no longer undertakes contentious work as party representative. As counsel Susan gained experience of a wide spectrum of...

Victoria Woodbridge
Year of Call: 1998

Victoria Woodbridge specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, but also receives instructions in commercial and insurance disputes and cases of professional negligence...

Anna Laney
Year of Call: 1998

Anna Laney's practice centres on construction related matters, whether they be traditional contractors / employers claims, professional negligence disputes or insurance issues. She is also regularly...

Jack Ferro
Year of Call: 1998

Jack Ferro has practised at Crown Office Chambers since 1999, focusing on personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability and industrial disease. He has developed special expertise and...

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Julian Horne
Year of Call: 1998

Julian Horne is experienced in a wide range of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on interlocutory and trial advocacy. His practice encompasses personal injury including product liability,...

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Richard Whitehall
Year of Call: 1998 - Lincoln's Inn

Richard predominantly specialises in personal injury cases, and practises almost exclusively in the Multi-Track. He has a busy practice, representing Claimants and Defendants. He has been instructed...

Farrah Mauladad
Year of Call: 1999

Farrah Mauladad specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, professional discipline and product liability matters. She has extensive experience in Court and is often instructed in cases that...

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Mark Armitage
Year of Call: 1999

Mark Armitage specialises in personal injury, industrial disease and inquest work. His industrial disease practice focuses on asbestos litigation; asthma claims; cancer; COSHH claims; dermatitis;...

Matthew Boyle
Year of Call: 2000

Matthew Boyle practices in the areas of personal injury, industrial disease and sexual abuse claims. He acts for Claimants and Defendants and combines a robust advocacy style with a commercial...

Alexander Macpherson
Year of Call: 2000

Alexander Macpherson specialises in a number of areas of common law and commercial litigation. Frequently his cases have an insurance angle, and he is regularly instructed by major national...

Charles Pimlott
Year of Call: 2001

Charles Pimlott specialises in construction and energy disputes, insurance, professional negligence, and commercial litigation. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners (2016) as a leading...

Crispin Winser
Year of Call: 2003

Crispin Winser specialises in construction, engineering, energy, insurance, professional liability and general commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution both in the UK and...

Michele De Gregorio
Year of Call: 2003

Michele De Gregorio has a broad commercial and common law practice, with many of his cases arising out of insurance related disputes, in the fields of construction and engineering, professional...

Harry Vann
Year of Call: 2003

Harry joined Chambers in 2004 after successful completion of his pupillage.  After initially practising in Personal Injury, he joined the Criminal Regulatory and Environmental team in 2008 and has...

Sandesh Singh
Year of Call: 2004

Sandesh specialises in criminal regulatory and professional disciplinary law. He is known for his thorough preparation, attention to detail and incisive advocacy. He has been described in the Chambers...

Peter Houghton
Year of Call: 2005

Peter is an experienced junior with a thriving multi-track practice focussing on personal injury litigation, industrial disease claims and associated areas of work. He has appeared in several leading...

Julia Kendrick
Year of Call: 2005

Julia Kendrick specialises in criminal regulatory law, with particular expertise in health and safety, inquests, fire safety, consumer law, environmental law, food safety and road traffic offences....

Elizabeth Boon
Year of Call: 2006

Recommendations In the recent editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Elizabeth is recognised in her core areas of work, such as Property Damage and Professional Negligence. She is...

Richard Sage
Year of Call: 2006

Richard Sage's practice is in the fields of construction, professional negligence, insurance, product liability, property damage and general commercial litigation / arbitration. Richard has...

David Myhill
Year of Call: 2006

David has a specialist practice focussing on disputes in the fields of Product Liability, Insurance, Professional (including Clinical) Negligence and Property Damage. Whilst David is accomplished...

Mike Atkins
Year of Call: 2006

Mike Atkins specialises exclusively in the field of criminal regulatory law, with particular expertise in Health & Safety, Inquests, Fire Safety, Food Safety, Product Safety, Consumer Law, and...

Alice Jarratt
Year of Call: 2007

Alice Jarratt is a highly experienced trial advocate who has conducted countless trials in the Magistrates and Crown Courts and made numerous appearances in the Court of Appeal. She has a reputation...

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Daniel Shaw
Year of Call: 2007

Daniel Shaw has been practising construction and engineering law for over 10 years. He has experience of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation. Daniel obtained a first-class...

Nadia Whittaker
Year of Call: 2007

Nadia Whittaker specialises in personal injury, occupational disease, clinical negligence and inquests. She benefits from having an academic background in psychology and medical law.

Siobhan Lambertsen
Year of Call: 2007

Siobhan Lambertsen specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence. She regularly presents clients at trial, interim applications and appeals at both county court and High Court level. Siobhan...

Helen Pagett
Year of Call: 2008

Helen Pagett specialises in personal injury, industrial disease, clinical negligence and inquests. She regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in both fast-track and multi-track matters,...

Harry Lambert
Year of Call: 2008

Harry Lambert practices in the areas of product liability, clinical negligence, personal injury and property damage. He is recognised as a leading junior in the directories and in recent years has...

Jack Macaulay
Year of Call: 2009

Jack Macaulay practices in the core areas of Chamber’s work, with particular focus on personal injury, professional negligence, and property damage.

Rory Holmes
Year of Call: 2009

Rory has specialised in PI and associated areas of work over the past 10 years. He is an experienced advocate with cases which overlap a number of Chambers’ specialisms. He has significant Trial...

James Sharpe
Year of Call: 2009

James specialises in commercial and insurance disputes, construction, and professional negligence claims. He regularly appears in the High Court (mainly the TCC and Commercial Court) as sole counsel...

Caroline McColgan
Year of Call: 2010

Caroline McColgan joined chambers in October 2011 following successful completion of her pupillage. Since then she has been developing a practice which is strongly focused on insurance, property...

Carlo Taczalski
Year of Call: 2010

Carlo specialises in commercial, construction, insurance, and professional negligence matters. He has been recommended in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in a number of his core practice areas...

Simon O’Dwyer
Year of Call: 2010

Simon is a specialist personal injury barrister who practises exclusively in multi-track personal injury work acting for both claimants and defendants; undertaking the full spectrum of personal injury...

Athena Markides
Year of Call: 2011

Athena Markides practises in all of Chambers’ core areas of work and has particular expertise in insurance, commercial litigation, construction and property damage. She has a particular interest in...

Patrick Maxwell
Year of Call: 2011

Patrick specialises in construction, professional negligence, insurance and commercial disputes. Much of his work is in the High Court (particularly the TCC) and he has also appeared before the Court...

Lara Knight
Year of Call: 2012

Lara specialises in clinical negligence, industrial disease, inquests, personal injury and product liability. In addition to drafting and advisory work she has extensive court experience, regularly...

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Nicola Atkins
Year of Call: 2012

Nicola Atkins joined Crown Office Chambers in 2019 having established a successful civil and commercial practice at a leading common law chambers. Nicola practises across all of Chambers’ core areas...

Jack Murphy
Year of Call: 2013

Jack Murphy has a broad practice encompassing personal injury and clinical negligence, construction, general commercial litigation, professional negligence and criminal regulatory work. He is...

Mek Mesfin
Year of Call: 2014

Mek practises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on insurance & reinsurance, professional indemnity, construction, energy & infrastructure, arbitration, property...

Maurice Holmes
Year of Call: 2015

Maurice Holmes has a broad practice encompassing the majority of Chambers' core specialisms. He is currently instructed in ongoing High Court disputes both as junior and sole counsel. He regularly...

Douglas James
Year of Call: 2015

Douglas’s practice spans construction, insurance, professional negligence, property damage and personal injury matters – and the overlaps between these areas of work. Douglas prides himself on...

Katie Sage
Year of Call: 2014

Katie specialises in criminal regulatory, personal injury, professional negligence, product liability and construction disputes. She is currently instructed as junior counsel for one of the public...

Juliet Stevens
Year of Call: 2016

Juliet Stevens’ practice encompasses the breadth of Chambers’ key specialisms, with particular emphasis on clinical negligence, professional liability, personal injury, industrial disease,...

Michael Harper
Year of Call: 2016

Michael’s practice covers the range of Chambers’ work with an emphasis on insurance, professional negligence, property damage and commercial disputes. Michael is comfortable acting as sole...

Joshua Brown
Year of Call: 2017

Josh’s practice covers the range of Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes, insurance, professional negligence, property damage and construction. As well as...

Andrew Brown
Year of Call: 2017

Andrew has a broad commercial practice spanning construction, insurance, professional negligence and property damage litigation. He has noted expertise in construction and engineering disputes and...

Frederick Simpson
Year of Call: 2018

Frederick practises across chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on construction, insurance, professional liability and property damage. He has recently been heavily engaged in issues around...

Matthew Turner
Year of Call: 2018

Matthew Turner has a broad civil law practice including personal injury, clinical negligence, inquests and public inquiries, product liability (including medical products), property damage,...

Susanne Tanner QC (Scot)
Year of Call: 2000 (Scot); 2019 (E&W)

Susanne is an experienced Scottish silk with a wide practice encompassing civil and criminal work. She is a highly skilled litigator both at first instance and in appellate matters. She called to the...

Winston Hunter QC
Year of Call: 1985

Winston is recognised by the Directories as a top ranked performer in a number of specialist areas. Winston lectures widely to clients and fellow professionals on a wide number of topics. He is...

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Christopher Melton QC
Year of Call: 1982

David Heaton QC
Year of Call: 1983

David Heaton has been consistently recognised as a leading practitioner over many years.

Andrew Lewis QC
Year of Call: 1985

Andrew has consistently been recognised in legal directories as a leading barrister in his fields of practice.

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Simon Myerson QC
Year of Call: 1986

Simon Myerson QC has been consistently recognised as a leader in the profession by the major guides.

James Rowley QC
Year of Call: 1987

Sally Hatfield QC
Year of Call: 1988

Sally regularly lectures to lawyers and to healthcare professionals.

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Rhiannon Jones QC
Year of Call: 1993

Simon Kilvington QC
Year of Call: 1995

Peter Burns QC
Year of Call: 1993

Mary Ruck
Year of Call: 1993

Darrel Crilley
Year of Call: 1996

Darrel read Geography at Mansfield College Oxford in the mid 1980's, proceeded to complete a phD and then switched to studying law at Queen Mary and Westfield College London while lecturing part-time....

Jason Wells
Year of Call: 2007

Jason graduated in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 1993 and commenced a career in surgery, becoming a Specialist Registrar in Urology. In 2005 he retrained in law at Nottingham Law School...

Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart
Year of Call: 1976

Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart is currently appointed as either chairman or co-arbitrator in several international arbitrations. As a QC, he acted as leading counsel in several very substantial...

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Sir Michael Wright
Year of Call: 1958

During his long and eminent practice at the Bar he specialised in major personal injury, professional and clinical negligence actions and insurance cases. After completing his pupillage with Hugh...

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Sir Roy Beldam QC
Year of Call: 1950

Roy's practice included work in the fields of personal injury, clinical negligence, product and public liability, insurance and reinsurance, construction and engineering.

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Dr Volker Triebel
Year of Call: 1972

Dr Volker Triebel practises as an arbitrator in international and commercial disputes. For over 30 years he has gained experience in German and English commercial, company and arbitration law, both...

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Alan Limbury
Year of Call: 1964

Alan has been mediating since 1986 part time and since 1996 full time, with wide experience as sole mediator in over 1,500 commercial and intellectual property disputes of all kinds in Australia, New...

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Ian Swan
Year of Call: 1985

Ian practised from 2 Crown Office Row and later Crown Office Chambers for 18 years, specialising in the areas of insurance & reinsurance, professional indemnity, construction and general...

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Ray Ng
Year of Call: 1987

During his 20 years at the Bar, Ray's practice covered a wide range of common and commercial law, including aviation, banking, employment, insolvency, insurance, professional negligence and personal...

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Thayananthan Baskaran
Year of Call: 2000

Thaya is an adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator based in Kuala Lumpur with chambers in London. Thaya has experience in domestic and international matters, as well as, ad hoc and institutional...

Donny Surtani
Year of Call: 2020

Donny Surtani specialises in commercial and financial disputes, with a focus on international arbitration.  Prior to being called to the Bar, he spent 15 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, where he...

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