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Firm Overview

Head of Chambers: Mark Warwick KC


Senior Clerks: Paul Bunting and Darren Madle


Tenants: 46


Selborne Chambers is a leading commercial-chancery set. It is noted for the clear and practical advice it provides, which can be innovative, and is always mindful of clients’ commercial considerations. Chambers recognises the benefits of working closely with those instructing and lay clients, and members with expertise in complimentary areas can work together in teams to clients’ best advantage. Chambers has been praised for its ‘responsiveness, availability and excellent turnaround’. Chambers is instructed by many leading firms of solicitors, and many members accept instructions by direct access.


Members are instructed in a wide variety of commercial and chancery areas, with an emphasis on business, corporate and commercial matters (at both litigious and transactional stages); company and financial services; corporate and personal insolvency; all areas of property related matters; trusts and estates work; international/offshore work; civil fraud and asset recovery; telecommunications; sports law; gambling and spread betting. Professional negligence is covered in all these fields, working with solicitors, valuers, accountants, professional trustees and financial managers and advisors. Much of the work is done in London, though members frequently advise and appear throughout the United Kingdom and in other foreign jurisdictions (including the USA, British Virgin Island, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Israel). Chambers has a regular seminar programme which it promotes in Chambers and other parts of the country which is highly praised. Members of Chambers also frequently speak at large conferences on topical legal issues.


Main Areas of Practice


Selborne has extensive arbitration experience in domestic and international arbitration. Some members regularly act as arbitrators and all members appear as advocates in arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc.


Our barristers act across the full range of civil fraud claims , including those based on accessory liability, conspiracy, deceit, forgery, fraudulent breaches of trust and dishonest breaches of fiduciary duty. Members’ work often involves applying for and resisting applications for related (and often time-critical) protective remedies, such as freezing orders, search orders and receivership orders (whether pre- or post-judgment).


Members at all levels of seniority have expertise in dealing with a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes. In all matters there is a focus on achieving the best possible result for the client.


Barristers at Selborne are frequently instructed to advise, draft pleadings and act as advocates in a wide range of company and partnership (and ‘joint venture’) disputes, including in connection with the insolvency issues that regularly arise.


Selborne is also widely recognised for its insolvency expertise. Members practise in the full range of corporate and individual insolvency, in both domestic and cross-border situations.


Additionally, Selborne Chambers is a leading landlord and tenant set. Our members have a breadth of experience in all aspects of commercial and residential landlord & tenant litigation and dispute resolution.


Our barristers undertake advisory and litigation work across the media and entertainment sector. We have experience of representing high net worth individuals, businesses, publishers, performers, composers, writers, managers and agents.


Several members of Chambers are accredited, experienced mediators, registered with the Civil Mediation Council and accept appointments across the range of Chambers’ work, as well as in related areas, where appropriate. Our barristers are often instructed to represent parties at mediation and in other collaborative processes such as alternative dispute resolution.


Drawing on its expertise in its other specialist practice areas, Selborne Chambers has a thriving professional negligence practice, with members acting both for claimants and defendants.


Selborne has a reputation as a leading set in all areas of real property work. We offer a breadth of expertise at all levels of seniority.


We also have a wealth of experience advising and litigating in the private client field of trusts, probate and estates, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious work in all courts, including the Court of Protection. Many of our barristers are members of STEP, ACTAPS and ConTrA.


Administration

Our clerks will help you to find the barrister best suited to your needs and will adopt a transparent approach when discussing fees. Our clerks are always willing to provide estimates of fees and a timetable for completing work. To discuss instructing a member of Chambers or a practising pupil, please call 020 7420 9500 or email [email protected].


In addition to accepting instructions from solicitors and those authorised to conduct litigation, members of Chambers accept instructions from suitably qualified overseas lawyers and directly under the DPA scheme and (in appropriate cases) from members of the public.

Members
  • Mark Warwick KC (1974) (KC 2013)
  • Romie Tager KC (1970) (KC 1995)
  • Ajmalul Hossain KC (1976) (KC 1998)
  • William McCormick KC (1985) (KC 2010)
  • Gary Blaker KC (1993) (KC 2015)
  • Ian Clarke KC (1990) (KC 2016)
  • Clifford Darton KC (1988) (KC 2019)
  • Nicholas Trompeter KC (2006) (KC 2021)
  • Stephen Boyd (1977)
  • Hugh Jackson (1981)
  • Neil Mendoza (1982)
  • Mark Spackman (1986)
  • Stuart Hornett (1992)
  • Duncan Kynoch (1994)
  • Alexander Goold (1994)
  • David Warner (1996)
  • Ali Reza Sinai (1997)
  • Richard Clegg (1999)
  • Justin Kitson (2000)
  • James Newman (2000)
  • Jonathan McNae (2001)
  • James Sandham (2003)
  • Julia Beer (2003)
  • Edward Bennion-Pedley (2004)
  • Henry Webb (2005)
  • Lydia Pemberton (2006)
  • Paul de la Piquerie (2006)
  • Rahul Varma (2007)
  • Simon McLoughlin (2009)
  • George Woodhead (2009)
  • Barnaby Hope (2011)
  • Max Cole (2011)
  • Nicholas Towers (2011)
  • Isabel Petrie (2012)
  • Lara Kuehl (2012)
  • Sarah Walker (2013)
  • Oberon Kwok (2014)
  • Chris de Beneducci (2015)
  • Daniel Webb (2015)
  • Christopher Burrows (2016)
  • Rosamund Baker (2016)
  • Maxwell Myers (2016)
  • Tom Frazer (2017)
  • Calum Stratton (2021)
  • William Spence (2021)
  • Eleanor Vickery (2022)

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UK Bar Guide 2024
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Defamation/Privacy
1 Ranked Barrister
Silks (KC)
2
William McCormick KC
2
Band 2
London (Bar)
Chancery: Commercial
1 Set
5 Ranked Barristers
Set
Chancery: Commercial
3
Chancery: Commercial
3
Band 3
Silks (KC)
3
Romie Tager KC
3
Band 3
4
Ian Clarke KC
4
Band 4
4
Nicholas Trompeter KC
4
Band 4
Juniors
4
Duncan Kynoch
4
Band 4
4
Richard Clegg
4
Band 4
Chancery: Traditional
3 Ranked Barristers
Silks (KC)
3
Clifford Darton KC
3
Band 3
3
Ian Clarke KC
3
Band 3
Juniors
4
Julia Beer
4
Band 4
Commercial Dispute Resolution
1 Ranked Barrister
Silks (KC)
5
William McCormick KC
5
Band 5
Environment
1 Ranked Barrister
Silks (KC)
3
Clifford Darton KC
3
Band 3
Media & Entertainment
1 Ranked Barrister
Juniors
2
Justin Kitson
2
Band 2
Professional Negligence
2 Ranked Barristers
Silks (KC)
4
Nicholas Trompeter KC
4
Band 4
Juniors
4
Hugh Jackson
4
Band 4
Real Estate Litigation
1 Set
17 Ranked Barristers
Set
Real Estate Litigation
2
Real Estate Litigation
2
Band 2
Silks (KC)
2
Ian Clarke KC
2
Band 2
2
Mark Warwick KC
2
Band 2
3
Gary Blaker KC
3
Band 3
3
Nicholas Trompeter KC
3
Band 3
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