Guildhall Chambers are recognised for excellence – Oct 2015


2015 has been extremely successful for all at Guildhall Chambers and this has been recognised through a number of highly acclaimed nominations and awards.

Legal 500

Winner: The Legal 500 UK set of the Year: Regional Bar.

Nominated: Regional Silk of the Year: Christopher Quinlan QC, Hugh Sims QC.

Chambers UK

Nominated: Regional Set of the Year (the winner is announced on the 27th October).

Bristol Law Society

Nominated: Barristers Chambers of the Year (the winner announced on the 15th October).

Nominated: Richard Smith QC, Barrister of the Year (the winner announced on the 15th October).

I am delighted that, once again, Chambers has been recognised as one of the leading sets in the country, together with individual practitioners within it. It is, I think, a reflection of a number of things: our consistent focus on ensuring that we recruit against very exacting standards; the fact that our structure ensures that all members specialise, thus developing very high levels of expertise in their chosen field; and a support staff, especially the clerks, whom our clients value because they understand their needs and always go the extra mile.James Townsend, Head of Chambers


Richard Smith KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2001

Christopher Quinlan KC

Christopher Quinlan KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2011

Hugh Sims KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2014

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