We are delighted to announced 16 Members of Chambers have been ranked in this year’s Who’s who Legal UK Bar 2015 directory in Labour & Employment, Public Procurement and Sport & Entertainment.
Who’s Who Legal has also brought together six senior management figures at the UK Bar including our Business Development Director, Andrea Kennedy and Joint Senior Clerks, Lucy Barbet and Mark Dann, to discuss key issues facing the leading sets today.
11 King’s Bench Walk is another leading employment set and Christopher Jeans KC is an “absolute star”. With a practice covering all aspects of individual and collective employment law and discrimination, he is “internationally renowned” for his experience in this sphere. Joint head of chambers John Cavanagh KC is another “leading silk” and focuses his practice on high-profile and high-value claims. He is recommended for his work with clients in the financial sector. The “sensational”Daniel Stilitz KC works in both the High Court and tribunals, and is seen as a “really safe pair of hands” by his clients. Sean Jones KC has a “truly excellent” practice and represents clients ranging from local authorities to premier league football teams. Simon Devonshire KC specialises in inter-business competition issues, diversion of business opportunities by employee fiduciaries and whistleblowing and TUPE disputes, and is described as someone that our sources “have a lot of time for”.
Six “standout” juniors from 11 King’s Bench Walk are highlighted here. Richard Leiper is “one of the leading juniors at the bar” according to our sources. As chair of the employment law bar association he is “greatly respected” by his peers and boasts a wealth of experience in his claimant/defendant practice. Jane McCafferty is another “superstar” practitioner experienced in complex multi-party litigation. She is praised for “focusing her energy on the things that matter”. Andrew Edge focuses on whistleblowing, TUPE and discrimination claims and is commended by clients for “getting amazing results”. Amy Rogers is a “superb” junior with particular expertise in conspiracy and economic tort claims. Marcus Pilgerstorfer is a “clear and confident” practitioner with extensive experience in employment and discrimination law. Simon Forshaw currently focuses on senior executive disputes, team poaching raids and complex equal pay and discrimination claims. Peers laud his “very courteous modern advocacy style”.
Derived from its long-standing expertise in public law, 11 King’s Bench Walk has been a leading set in the procurement field even before its emergence as a standalone practice area. Nigel Giffin KC is a “highly influential silk” and “pre-eminent” in this field. He is “sensible, intelligent and seems to have a solution for every problem”. James Goudie KC is one of the most highly respected senior silks at the bar. He has developed a “first-rate” practice in procurement law and instructing solicitors comments that “it is hard to find a more knowledgeable counsel in this regard”. The “excellent” Jason Coppel KC is a new silk who commands “a great amount of respect among both peers and clients in this area”. He is well known as a “bright” and “technically gifted” advocate.
11 King’s Bench Walk is well represented by Joseph Barrett, who is “sensational” and “certainly one of the leading juniors at the bar”. Both peers and clients are equally effusive, highlighting his “intelligence”, “user-friendly approach” and “excellent written and oral presentations”.
At 11 King’s Bench Walk, Tim Kerr KC is “renowned” for his work as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, anti-doping cases and civil disputes. In 2014, he acted as sole arbitrator in the appeal against the Football League’s decision to prevent Massimo Cellino’s takeover of Leeds United Football Club, and also has “sector-leading experience” of sitting on various panels including the FA Premier League Panel of Arbitrators.