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Maitland Chambers

Chancery: Commercial

25 ranked barristersBand 1London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Maitland Chambers retains its reputation as a leading set for commercial chancery matters. The set's impressive bench of barristers is also regularly mentioned by interviewees, with one solicitor noting that "with Maitland you always know you will get somebody who is at the top of the market; the level of legal analysis and thought is second to none. It is very much a set of really strong technical lawyers." Chambers offers significant expertise in banking and finance, insolvency and civil fraud claims, and its barristers have experience of handling both domestic and international litigation and arbitrations.

Client service:

"The clerks are very responsive and will move mountains when we ask them to."  "They provide a very good service in the clerksroom - one of the best in London." The senior clerk is John Wiggs, who is ably assisted by Rob Penson and Luke Irons.

Strengths:

Alec McCluskey
"A sound and wise counsel, who is very user-friendly. He's good on his feet, he gets into the detail and clients like him."
Recent work: Acted in Tillman v Lloyds Bank & Better Capital LLP, a conspiracy claim brought by a prominent entrepreneur against a bank and private equity vehicle arising out of the acquisition of Jaeger and Aquascutum.

Strengths:

Andrew Twigger QC
"Very smooth, clever and measured,"
Recent work: Acted in Raiffeisen Bank International AG v (1) Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd. & (2) Ashurst LLP, a claim for USD70 million concerning the bank’s sale of shares in a listed company which controlled one of Indonesia’s largest coal producers.

Strengths:

Benjamin John
"He is so energetic, so astronomically clever and so easy to deal with. Ben's skill is that he calls things correctly for much of the time, he's not afraid to give a view and the views often turn out to be right."
Recent work: Instructed in Tugushev v Orlov, a dispute over the ownership of the vast international fishing business run by the Norebo Group, giving rise to global litigation in six jurisdictions.

Strengths:

Caley Wright
"Very bright, friendly and commercially minded. He's very measured but effective, and always gets the job done."
Recent work: Acted as sole counsel for two of the main defendants in one of the most high-profile fraud claims in the English courts, a £179 million claim by the administrators of London Capital & Finance arising out of the ‘mini-bond’ scandal.

Strengths:

Catherine Addy QC
"An excellent insolvency and chancery lawyer. She is incredibly clever."
Recent work: Acted for the Competition and Markets Authority in its first claim for a competition director disqualification order to reach trial.

Strengths:

Catherine Newman QC
"Excellent, very thorough and very highly thought of."
Recent work: Acted for Red Kite, one of the largest copper traders in Europe, in a claim for damages from Barclays for allegedly misusing its confidential information to trade for their own book.

Strengths:

Christopher Pymont QC
"Very competent, very articulate and someone with good judgement." "He is very impressive as he's so thoughtful and has great presence when in court."
Recent work: Appeared in Auden McKenzie v Patel and Others, a multimillion-pound claim arising out of the high-profile £306 million purchase in 2015 of the hydrocortisone pharmaceutical manufacturer Auden McKenzie Holdings Limited.

Strengths:

David Mumford QC
"Very good and commercially very switched on. Despite his standing, he also has a lot of time for juniors and pupils." "He is really, really bright, very analytical and highly impressive."
Recent work: Acted for Tesco Plc defending various claims brought by institutional shareholders arising out of its 2014 accounting scandal.

Strengths:

Edmund Cullen QC
"Judges really relate to him - he's excellent at reading the situation and getting into their heads."
Recent work: Appeared in Active Media v Burmeister Dunker, acting for German insurers in a Commercial Court trial in relation to liability under a Film Completion Guarantee.

Strengths:

George Hayman QC
"Very down to earth and approachable. "He pitches things in a really user-friendly manner."
Recent work: Acted in Wilton Trustees v AFS Trustee Ltd, a multi-party claim in the BVI Commercial Court concerning the ownership and treatment of trust assets.

Strengths:

James Aldridge QC
"A highly persuasive advocate." "He is very good at cutting through issues and displays good judgement when faced with strategic, complex points."
Recent work: Acted in a share warranty claim concerning multiple allegations of breaches of warranty in relation to an environmental business.

Strengths:

James Kinman
"Really bright and his drafting skills are beyond his level of call. He produces work you would expect from a much more senior junior, and he is extremely good under high pressure and when facing tight deadlines. He is always up to the challenge."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Asturion Fondation v Alibrahim, a dispute over the ownership of Kenstead Hall.

Strengths:

Jonathan Allcock
"An extremely good lawyer who does all the things that a good junior should do. He's a good advocate with sound judgement."
Recent work: Acted in Raiffeisen Bank AG v (1) Asia Coal Energy Ventures Limited, (2) Ashurst LLP, a claim by the claimant bank to enforce a USD70 million sale and purchase agreement for distressed debt and associated security.

Strengths:

Mark Cunningham QC
"Displays real expertise when dealing with sensitive issues. He is excellent and a real pleasure to deal with as he exudes calmness and confidence. Mark is a real asset to have on a case, especially one that has really complex issues."
Recent work: Instructed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in a case brought under the Company Directors’ Disqualification Act 1985.

Strengths:

Matthew Collings QC
"Thorough and very committed to his clients."
Recent work: Acted in Maranello Rosso Ltd v Lohomij BV, a multimillion-pound claim against the auctioneers Bonhams concerning the sale of a collection of cars including a Ferrari which set a world record price for a car at auction.

Strengths:

Michael Gibbon QC
"Very experienced and just really good. He is very bright and he cuts through to the heart of a problem, whilst also being very good to deal with. Michael is extremely good on the big picture and how best to protect a client's position."
Recent work: Acted in Goldtrail v Aydin and Others, representing the third defendant (Onur Air) defending claims brought by liquidators of tour operator Goldtrail based on alleged dishonest assistance in relation to alleged breach of duty/misfeasance by Aydin.

Strengths:

Narinder Jhittay
"Her organisation is meticulous and her attention to detail is extremely impressive." "She is absolutely brilliant. She has a good way of thinking and a razor-sharp mind."
Recent work: Acted in Tariq Malik v (1) Hussain (2) RN Restaurant (Stockport) Limited (3) Tariq (4) Begum (5) Asad Malik (6) Usman Malik, a partnership claim and unfair prejudice petition regarding a national restaurant business.

Strengths:

Olivier Kalfon
"A silk in the making, who's excellent at trial preparation and adept at handling complex, multi-handed cases."
Recent work: Appeared in re Arlington Infrastructure, successfully challenging out-of-court appointments of company administrators on the basis that the floating charges on which the appointments relied were unenforceable.

Strengths:

Rosanna Foskett
"She is a very reliable advocate. Judges warm to her because she is very no-nonsense and straightforward in her presentation - she distils cases down to their key essence quite quickly. She is a very sound and seasoned advocate."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute over the shareholding/loan note investment documentation relating to a £45 million private equity investment into one of the UK’s leading fertility clinics.

Strengths:

Rowena Page
"Very pragmatic, and sees the bigger picture. She is a star for the future."
Recent work: Represented the claimant in Wilson James SPRL v MSL Recruitment Ltd, a breach of contract claim arising from the provision of labour to a Google data centre construction site in Belgium.

Strengths:

Siward Atkins QC
"A barrister with a lively intellect, who comes up with clever ways to deal with issues and get around problems."
Recent work: Acted in Koza v Akcil, a claim by an English company against the so-called 'trustees' of its Turkish parent company to fend off an attempt by them to confiscate its multibillion-pound assets as part of a war waged for political reasons by President Erdoğan against the family which owns the group.

Strengths:

Thomas Grant QC
"A very robust and talented advocate - it's like being shelled by heavy artillery when you're against him. He's very good at what he does." "A very impressive, passionate advocate, who is very knowledgeable."
Recent work: Instructed by the defendants in Mousavi-Khalkali v Abrishamchi & Another, an application to discharge a freezing order which had been obtained against them and to challenge the jurisdiction of the English court.

Strengths:

Thomas Munby
"Thomas has first-rate analytical skills. He immediately gets to the heart of any legal issue and identifies arguments that others would miss. He is also very tactically astute and immensely hard-working and professional."

Strengths:

Timothy Calland
"Technically excellent and a man who is very pleasant to deal with." "He has a formidable reputation." "Timothy is probably the most user-friendly of any barrister. He is very good with clients and his advice is always spot-on."
Recent work: Represented Mecca Bingo Ltd in the hearing of four conjoined cases that all raise the question of whether national retail and leisure businesses can avoid paying rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strengths:

Watson Pringle
"Really very good. He has a good manner, is very amiable, is very focused and does some very heavyweight litigation. Watson moves in international circles and is aware of all the conflict of laws points. He is great."
Recent work: Acted for Watchstone in a claim for £63 million arising out of the alleged unlawful disclosure of Watchstone’s confidential information by its adviser PwC.

Chancery: Commercial

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Chancery: Commercial


Andrew M Twigger QC
Band 2
Catherine Addy QC
Band 2
Catherine Newman QC
Band 2
Christopher Pymont QC
Band 1
David Mumford QC
Band 2
Edmund Cullen QC
Band 3

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