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Heads of Chambers: PJ Kirby QC, Brie Stevens-Hoare QC 
Chief Executive: Amanda Illing
Tenants: 87

Hardwicke is one of the most innovative and modern sets at the Bar. Known for its friendly atmosphere and progressive outlook, it is run as a commercial business with a strong focus on client service. Its business culture is reinforced by an active CSR and equality and diversity programme.


Commercial Dispute Resolution: Hardwicke has a strong commercial litigation and arbitration team who also offer specialist expertise in banking and finance; companies, joint ventures and partnerships; executive and employment disputes; franchising; intellectual property and private international law. Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin are the authors of the market leading text: Edisclosure – Law & Practice.
Construction & Engineering: Hardwicke is a leading construction set whose members deal in both construction litigation and arbitration; construction insolvency; energy and renewables; the professional negligence of construction professionals and property damage. Under the editorship of Paul Reed QC, the team has produced two leading texts: Construction All Risks Insurance and Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Insolvency & Restructuring: The team specialises in corporate and personal insolvency; construction and property insolvency; directors’ disqualification as well as civil fraud and asset tracing. They edit Atkins Corporate Insolvency and contribute to Tolley’s Insolvency Law.
Insurance: Hardwicke covers construction and professional indemnity insurance as well as general coverage disputes. Members also help produce Insurance Broking Practice & the Law.
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: Specialist expertise in disease, fraud, inquests, inquiries and product liability.
Private Client: The team handles contentious probate and Inheritance Act cases as well as those involving the Court of Protection and trusts including TOLATA, community care, social welfare and benefits. Charlotte John edits “Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts”.
Professional Liability: Hardwicke is a leading set handling professional negligence claims across the construction and property, financial, insolvency, insurance and legal sectors. John de Waal QC edits “Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions”.
Property: Hardwicke is a premier property set handling commercial landlord and tenant; development; housing (social and privately rented); leasehold and leasehold management, real property and mortgages as well as TOLATA claims. Daniel Gatty edits “A Practical Guide to Rights over Airspace & Subsoil”.


Tim Stow QC (1965) (QC-1989)

Nigel Jones QC (1976) (QC-1999) +

Greg Laughton SC (1982) (SC-2003)

Lesley Anderson QC (1989) (QC-2006)

Paul Reed QC (1988) (QC-2010) A

Brie Stevens-Hoare QC (1986) (QC-2013)

P J Kirby QC (1989) (QC-2013) A

John de Waal QC (1992) (QC-2013)

Charles Bagot QC (1997) (QC-2018) A

David Lewis QC (1997) (QC-2018)A

John Gallagher (1974) +

Stephen Lennard (1976) + A

Graham Cunningham (1976)

Wendy Parker (1978) A

Richard Buswell (1985)

Karl King (1985) + A

Monty Palfrey (1985)

Steven Woolf (1989) A

Sara Benbow (1990) A

Daniel Gatty (1990) A

Amanda Eilledge (1991)

Gordon Exall (1991)

Rupert Higgins (1991) A

Arthur Moore (1992)

Colm Nugent (1992)

Andrew Skelly (1994) A

John Clargo (1994)

David Pliener (1996) A

Edward Rowntree (1996) A

Ian Silcock (1997) A

Alaric Watson (1997)

Alison Meacher (1998) A

Alastair Redpath-Stevens (1998) Peter Petts (1998)

Mark Stephens (1998)

Henry Slack (1999)

Faisel Sadiq (2000)

James Hall (2000)

Shazia Akhtar (2001)A

Sarah McCann (2001) A

Jonathan Titmuss (2001)

Robin Dunne (2002)

Jasmine Murphy (2002)

Sarah Clarke (2003)

Michael Wheater (2003)

Jamal Demachkie (2004)

Morayo Fagborun Bennett (2004)A

Matthew Hodson (2004)

Philipp Simon (2004)

Andy Creer (2005)

Charles Raffin (2005)

Paul Strelitz (2005) A

Thomas Bell (2006)

Carl Brewin (2006)

Laura Tweedy (2007) A

Lauren Godfrey (2007)

Helena White (2007)

David Peachey (2007)

Catherine Piercy (2007)

Charlotte John (2008)

Gemma Witherington (2008)

Phillip Patterson (2008)

Emily Betts (2009)

Ebony Alleyne (2009)

Frederico Singarajah (2009)

Lina Mattsson (2010)

Laurence Page (2010)

Clare Anslow (2011)

Martyn Griffiths (2011)

Aileen McErlean (2011)

John Beresford (2012)

Sri Carmichael (2012) A

Jack Dillon (2012) A

Simon Kerry (2012)

Katie Lee (2012)

Michael Tetstall (2012)

Oliver Hyams (2012)

Emma Hynes (2013)

Aneurin Moloney (2013)

Rajiv Bhatt (2014)

Katrina Mather (2014)

Ryan Hocking (2014)

Priya Gopal (2014)

Emily Husain (2014)

Helena Drage (2015)

Michael Levenstein (2015)

Cameron Stocks (2015)

Louis Zvesper (2015)

Usman Roohani (2016)

Mark O’Grady (2016)

George Eyre (2017)

Byroni Kleopa (2017)

James Shaw (2017)

Kort Egan (2017)

Joshua Griffin (2018)

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