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Chambers Director: Debra Andrés

Director of Clerking: Stephen Loxton

Chief Clerks: Gary Young, Gary Smith



THE CHAMBERS Kings Chambers is ranked one of the country’s leading sets. It provides barristers with the highest reputation for advocacy, knowledge and standard of service. This is a large specialist set with a national reputation practising from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham in several practice areas: predominantly business and property law; planning and environmental law, personal injury and clinical negligence, costs, employment, EU and competition, sports law, mediation, arbitration (international and domestic) and public law.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Arbitration: Chambers offers representation/advocates and accepts appointments as Chair, members of threeperson tribunals and sole arbitrators. This includes a fixed price arbitration service tailored to disputes requiring quick resolution to be dealt with on paper or by way of a hearing. Membership includes distinguished former senior members of the judiciary.

Business & Property: This leading group has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and other tribunals. The areas covered include banking and finance, wills & probate, commercial dispute resolution (including injunctive proceedings, agency, sale of goods, restraint of trade and restrictive covenants), company (breach of directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice and fraud), construction, partnership, professional negligence (all professions including miss-selling) and real estate (inc non contentious but also expert determination and litigation, both residential and commercial) and restructuring and insolvency (personal bankruptcy, winding up, administration, administrative receivership and tracing assets).

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury: The clinical negligence and personal injury team undertake work involving serious personal injury claims, all aspects of clinical negligence and occupational disease with a particular focus on asbestos and other forms of toxic exposure. The team also specialises in chronic pain and related conditions.

Costs: There is a specialist and dedicated costs team, practising exclusively in costs law, disputes and litigation funding.

Employment: The employment team covers the entire spectrum of employment law and has particular strengths in race, sex, equal pay, restrictive covenants and disability discrimination both in tribunals and in the High Court.

EU & Competition: Chambers has a dedicated team dealing with EU and competition law, including cartels, dominance, mergers, market investigations, litigation, public procurement, state aid, trading agreements and compliance.

International & Offshore: Chambers members are highly experienced in commercial litigation and international arbitration, covering commercial fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, freezing injunctions, search and seizure, conflicts of law, jurisdictional disputes and enforcement of foreign judgments, financial services, company and shareholder disputes and JV agreements. Chambers members are instructed in cases arising in (amongst others) Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Singapore, the UAE and the United States of America. Chambers are able to accept instructions both through law firms in this jurisdiction and directly from international firms and clients for its members to act as advocates or dispute resolvers.

Mediation: Mediation is an important part of the litigation process. The team comprises accredited mediators at various levels and with expertise in differing areas of law.

Planning: Kings Chambers is one of the leading planning, development and environmental chambers in the UK with 4 KC’s and 20 juniors. Chambers acts for a wide range of clients including developers, housebuilders, land promoters, local planning authorities and local resident groups across a variety of areas including representation at Local Plan examinations, hearings and public inquiries and at court, residential, highways, logistics, energy, retail, CPO, infrastructure and environmental law.

Public Law: The public law group practises extensively in the Administrative Court and Court of Protection, sitting in London and the regions. The group encompasses the range of public law work in community care, education, housing, mental health, licensing, local government and social security matters. Members advise and appear before courts at all levels.

Sports Law: The sports law team have been involved in some of the most substantial and high profile sports arbitrations and litigation in recent years involving, commercial dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, anti-doping rules, employment issues, sports-related personal injury, breach of confidentiality and privacy, wealth management issues, intellectual property including image rights, trademark infringement and breach of copyright.

Offices:

Manchester: 36 Young Street, M3 3FT

Tel: 0345 034 3444

Fax: 0345 034 3445

DX 718188 MCH3

THE CHAMBERS is also at:

Leeds: 5 Park Square East, LS1 2NE

DX 713113 Leeds PKSQ

Birmingham: Embassy House, 60 Church Street, B3 2DJ

DX 13023 Birmingham

Members
  • Paul Tucker KC (1990) (KC-2010)
  • Gerard McDermott KC (1978) (KC-1999)
  • Christopher Katkowski KC (1982) (KC-1999)
  • Dr N Braslavsky KC (1983) (KC-1999)
  • Vincent Fraser KC (1981) (KC-2001)
  • Paul Chaisty KC (1982) (KC-2001)
  • Richard Clayton KC (1977) (KC-2002)
  • Satinder Hunjan KC (1984) (KC-2002)
  • David Manley KC (1981) (KC-2003)
  • Lesley Anderson KC (1989) (KC-2006)
  • David Casement KC (1992) (KC-2008)
  • Michael Rawlinson KC (1991 (KC-2009)
  • Mark Harper KC (1993) (KC-2016)
  • Sam Karim KC (2002) (KC-2017)
  • Andrew Singer KC (1990) (KC-2018)
  • Sarah Pritchard KC (1993) (KC-2019)
  • Giles Cannock KC (1998) (KC-2019)
  • Andrew Grantham KC (1991) (KC-2020)
  • Louis Doyle KC (1996) (KC-2020)
  • Sarah Reid KC (2004) (KC-2022)
  • Alan Evans (1978)
  • Shokat Khan (1979)
  • John Barrett (1982)
  • Neil Berragan (1982)
  • Michael Stephens (1983)
  • Gary Grant (1985)
  • Simon Hilton (1987)
  • Nigel Clayton (1987)
  • Adam Aldred (2014)
  • Ruth Stockley (1988)
  • Fiona Ashworth (1988)
  • Lucy Wilson-Barnes (1989)
  • Matthew Smith (1991)
  • Gordon Exall (1991)
  • Martin Carter (1992)
  • Wilson Horne (1992)
  • Richard Lander (1993)
  • Ian Ponter (1993)
  • Sarah Clover (1993)
  • James Boyd (1994)
  • Kelly Pennifer (1994)
  • Andrew Latimer (1995)
  • Anna Diamond (1995)
  • Gavin McBride (1996)
  • Jeremy Roussak (1996)
  • Jonathan Easton (1996)
  • Andrew Hogan (1996)
  • Simon Plaut (1997)
  • Colin Bourne (1997)
  • Stephen Maguire (2007)
  • Simon Young (1998)
  • Leo Charalambides (1998)
  • Matthew Hall (1999)
  • Helen Mulholland (1999)
  • Martin Budworth (1999)
  • Tina Ranales-Cotos (1999)
  • Brian Griffiths (1999)
  • Eleanor Temple (2000)
  • Paul Lakin (2000)
  • Paul Hughes (2001)
  • Ben Williams (2001)
  • Geraint Wheatley (2001)
  • Rupert Beloff (2001)
  • Claire Steward (2002)
  • John Hunter (2002)
  • Craig Ralph (2002)
  • Michael Rudd (2002)
  • Sarah Lawrenson (2003)
  • Francesca Gardner (2004)
  • Sophie Allan (2004)
  • Anisa Niaz-Dickinson (2004)
  • Charlotte Law (2005)
  • Ben Harding (2005)
  • Steven Flynn (2006)
  • Richard Livingston (2006)
  • Jonathan Ward (2007)
  • Toby Coupe (2007)
  • Dr Nathan Smith (2007)
  • Helen Gardiner (2007)
  • Kevin Latham (2007)
  • Anthony Gill (2008)
  • Eleanor d’Arcy (2008)
  • Stephanie Hall (2008)
  • Laura Gould (2009)
  • Richard Borrett (2009)
  • Louise Green (2009)
  • Ruth Taylor (2010)
  • Jonathan Wright (2010)
  • Oliver McEntee (2010)
  • Aidan Reay (2011)
  • Fay Collinson (2011)
  • Freddie Humphreys (2011)
  • Jasmine Skander (2011)
  • Philip Robson (2011)
  • Erica Bedford (2012)
  • Douglas Cochran (2012)
  • Sam Harmel (2013)
  • Constanze Bell (2013)
  • Nicholas Truelove (2013)
  • Elliot Kay (2013)
  • Killian Garvey (2014)
  • Chelsea Carter (2014)
  • Jasmine Chan (2014)
  • Piers Riley Smith (2016)
  • Aisling Campbell (2017)
  • Arevik Jackson (2017)
  • Rosie Knight (2018)
  • Sophie Hurst (2018)
  • Harry Dyson (2018)
  • Ifsa Mahmood (2018)
  • Nick Taylor (2019)
  • Ian Cooper (2019)
  • Matthew Baron (2020)
  • Sam Proffitt (2020)
  • Rory Goodson (2019)
  • Arya Tabrizi (2021)
  • Shemuel Sheikh (2021)
  • Sir Maurice Kay (1975) (1988) +
  • Marcus Daly SC (1987) (SC-1999) +
  • Colm Ó hOisín S.C. (1987) (SC-2005) +
  • Michael Bowsher KC (1985) (KC-2006) *
  • James Henderson (1997) *
  • Prof Andrew Keay (2017) *
  • * Door Tenant
  • + Arbitrator

Ranked Offices

Provided by Kings Chambers

UK - Head office
UK
  • Birmingham
    Embassy House, 60 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, B3 2DJ
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    Leeds
    5 Park Square East, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, LS1 2NE
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    London
    Central Court, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, Greater London, UK, WC2A 1AL
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Kings Chambers rankings

UK Bar Guide 2023
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Band
All Circuits
Costs Litigation
1 Set
6 Ranked Barristers
Set
Costs Litigation
2
Costs Litigation
2
Band 2
Juniors
Andrew Hogan
1
Andrew Hogan
1
Band 1
Kevin Latham
1
Kevin Latham
1
Band 1
Craig Ralph
2
Craig Ralph
2
Band 2
Erica Bedford
2
Erica Bedford
2
Band 2
Matthew Smith
2
Matthew Smith
2
Band 2
Paul Hughes
2
Paul Hughes
2
Band 2
Court of Protection: Health & Welfare
1 Ranked Barrister
Silks (KC)
Sam Karim KC
2
Sam Karim KC
2
Band 2
Personal Injury: Industrial Disease
1 Set
3 Ranked Barristers
Set
Personal Injury: Industrial Disease
2
Personal Injury: Industrial Disease
2
Band 2
Silks (KC)
Michael Rawlinson KC
1
Michael Rawlinson KC
1
Band 1
Juniors
Richard Livingston
2
Richard Livingston
2
Band 2
Simon Plaut
2
Simon Plaut
2
Band 2
London (Bar)
Planning
1 Ranked Barrister
Silks (KC)
1
Christopher Katkowski KC
1
Band 1
Midlands (Bar)
Clinical Negligence
1 Set
3 Ranked Barristers
Set
Clinical Negligence
2
Clinical Negligence
2
Band 2
Silks (KC)
Satinder Hunjan KC
1
Satinder Hunjan KC
1
Band 1
Juniors
Anna Diamond
1
Anna Diamond
1
Band 1
Nicholas Truelove
U
Nicholas Truelove
U
Up and Coming
Licensing
1 Set
4 Ranked Barristers
Set
Licensing
1
Licensing
1
Band 1
Juniors
Sarah Clover
Star Individuals
Ben Williams
1
Ben Williams
1
Band 1
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