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Maitland Chambers

Dispute Resolution

22 ranked barristersBand 1UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Maitland Chambers retains its reputation as a leading set for commercial chancery matters, drawing praise from instructing solicitors who note that it has "a real strength and depth in this field." The set's impressive bench of barristers is also regularly mentioned by interviewees, with one solicitor noting that the set is "teeming with very bright and hard-working barristers who are all commercially minded and very easy to deal with." 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. Recent cases handled by the tenants include the representation of Tesco in Various Shareholders v Tesco, a complex case arising out of the company's 2014 accounting scandal.

Client service:

"The clerks are commercial, business-oriented and provide a good service." "Everyone in the clerking team is very personable and willing to go the extra mile, particularly when liaising with the court." "The clerks are responsive, polite and down to earth. It is easy to have sensible conversations with them." "The clerks are always exceptionally helpful, and if a chosen barrister is not available you always feel in safe hands with an alternative the clerks have recommended." The senior clerk is John Wiggs.

Strengths:

Alec McCluskey
"He's a very, very classy performer." "He's hugely popular with clients and is very responsive."

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Andrew Twigger QC
"He is a brilliant strategist and is so clever, but also hugely involved in the detail. He has the vision for this work - he can see what the judge will like and what they won't."

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Benjamin John
"He is pleasant to deal with, very thorough, and exactly what you want from a barrister. He's also extremely hard-working."

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Catherine Addy QC
"One of the cleverest people at the Bar - she is extremely hard-working and has incredible attention to detail." "She has a brilliant, encyclopedic knowledge of the law and is great to work with."

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Catherine Newman QC
"She works relentlessly hard for her clients and is really determined."

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Christopher Pymont QC
"An understated but extremely effective barrister." "Entirely unflappable - clients really like his style."

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David Mumford QC
"He very calm and measured - he's so sophisticated in his approach." "A very effective operator who truly knows the law. He can marshal the details of the case brilliantly and is a very, very safe pair of hands."

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Edmund Cullen QC
"A strong advocate."

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George Hayman QC
"He is always charming and has a presence about him, which makes him very easy to put in front of clients." "George's particular strength is his commercial approach and style."

Strengths:

James Aldridge QC
"He is very user-friendly, immensely hard-working and an intelligent advocate. He really gets under the skin of his cases." "He is very sensible and always on top of the detail."

Strengths:

Jonathan Allcock
"He is very good at understanding the client's commercial sensitivities - his client-handling skills are excellent." "He's always really on top of everything and is very clever and user-friendly."

Strengths:

Mark Cunningham QC
"Mark is a real pleasure to work with and is very thorough and hard-working. He's also able to devour mountains of evidence and get straight to the heart of the issues, and he's confident in the advice he gives. He is a true team player and is very approachable, a careful listener and actively encourages discussion and debate. He always has an eye on the end goal. He's also extremely client-friendly is very able to adapt his style to suit his audience."

Strengths:

Matthew Collings QC
"He's an established practitioner - a very solid silk." "He is very creative in his approach to cases."

Strengths:

Michael Gibbon QC
"He has an exceptional intellect and is very dedicated. He is a highly effective advocate." "He is an outstanding commercial silk who really knows his stuff and is technically very good. He's also user-friendly and good at working as part of a team. He's sensible, extremely bright and can see the bigger picture."

Strengths:

Narinder Jhittay
"She is very bright, conscientious and accessible. Even though she's very technically strong, she's also good at providing concise and comprehensible advice." "One of the most approachable and engaged barristers at the Bar. She's heavily involved in every aspect of the case and is extremely focused on detail, particularly on technical legal points."

Strengths:

Olivier Kalfon
"His advice is very succinct, extremely user-friendly and highly commercial. He takes a very sensible approach to cases and is extremely accommodating as well. His advocacy is very, very good." "He is very hands-on, responsive and level-headed. He is also sensible and strategic, and his written work is extremely clear."

Strengths:

Rosanna Foskett
"She is always very calm and provides level-headed advice." "She's extremely personable, very commercial and her advice is always on point."

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Siward Atkins QC
"He's a very persuasive and attractive advocate."

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Thomas Grant QC
"He is very tenacious and a robust advocate." "He is willing to take the difficult points and run with them, and is very good with clients."

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Thomas Munby
"He is a serious brain and a great person to work with. He is a real stickler for detail, works extremely hard, and he knows his stuff."

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Timothy Calland
"He is incredibly calming and never gets flustered. When you want a client to know everything is going to be fine, Tim Calland is your man. He takes a very methodical, well thought-through and commercial view and is brilliant at breaking down complex issues." "Incredibly intelligent and interminably amicable in equal measure - he's someone you always want in your corner."

Strengths:

Watson Pringle
"He is articulate, intelligent and responsive. He grasps the issues in a case very quickly and is good on his feet. He's also excellent with clients." "He is very bright, commercial and well balanced in his approach."

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Silks (QC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery


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