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Kings Chambers maintains its strong reputation and continues to be a go-to set for all manner of company law matters. Its barristers advise on directors' duties and breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair prejudice claims and shareholder disputes, among other issues. The set attracts instructions from both individuals and large companies, and members of Kings Chambers are frequently called on to act in international matters.
Client service: "Administratively the team is very efficient." Gary Young is the chief clerk for business and property matters.
David Casement QC
A well-respected silk who acts in major company disputes, including high-value insolvency and fraud litigation. He also has a specialism in sport-related disputes and has a significant arbitration practice.
Strengths: "He's superb - a real team player and great with clients."
Recent work: Acted in a shareholder dispute between family shareholders in a construction company. The case concerned allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty and unfairly prejudicial conduct.
Mark Harper QC
Recognised for his wide expertise in contentious company matters and regularly acts in cases relating to shareholder disputes, professional negligence and restraint of trade. He also has experience in general commercial litigation and sport-related disputes.
Strengths: "A breath of fresh air - approachable and helpful."
Recent work: Acted for a petitioner in a two-week trial to successfully establish that the affairs of a company had been conducted in an unfairly prejudicial manner by his dismissal without payment of fair value for his shares.
Paul Chaisty QC
A hugely experienced silk with a strong track record for acting in partnership, insolvency and business law disputes. He has considerable experience handling cross-border litigation, especially in connection with BVI matters.
Strengths: "A great tactician. He has seen it all."