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.
"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.
Christopher Pymont KC
"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."
Matthew Collings KC
"Thorough and very committed to his clients."
"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."
David Mumford KC
"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."
Thomas Munby KC
"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."
Catherine Newman KC
"Excellent, very thorough and very highly thought of."
"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."
Andrew Twigger KC
"Very smooth, clever and measured,"
Catherine Addy KC
"An excellent insolvency and chancery lawyer. She is incredibly clever."
"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."
Edmund Cullen KC
"Judges really relate to him - he's excellent at reading the situation and getting into their heads."
"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."
Michael Gibbon KC
"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."
George Hayman KC
"Very down to earth and approachable. "He pitches things in a really user-friendly manner."
"A silk in the making, who's excellent at trial preparation and adept at handling complex, multi-handed cases."
"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."
James Aldridge KC
"A highly persuasive advocate." "He is very good at cutting through issues and displays good judgement when faced with strategic, complex points."
"An extremely good lawyer who does all the things that a good junior should do. He's a good advocate with sound judgement."
Mark Cunningham KC
"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."
"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."
"Very pragmatic, and sees the bigger picture. She is a star for the future."
Siward Atkins KC
"A barrister with a lively intellect, who comes up with clever ways to deal with issues and get around problems."
"Very bright, friendly and commercially minded. He's very measured but effective, and always gets the job done."