Legal 500 UK 2016 – Another sucessful year for Guildhall Chambers


Legal 500 have just announced their 2016 rankings for the UK Bar. 

We are pleased to announce another successful year for Guildhall Chambers.

  • 6 QCs are listed in the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016’s guide to outstanding silks nationwide.
  • 52 barristers are listed in the “Leading juniors” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016’s guide to outstanding juniors nationwide.

We received a total of 63 rankings across 8 specialist areas:

  • Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law – 15 rankings (3 QCs)
  • Construction, Planning and Environment – 3 rankings (1 QC)
  • Crime – 13 rankings (3 Qcs)
  • Employment – 6 rankings
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – 14 rankings (1 QC)
  • Property – 6 rankings
  • Public Law 1 ranking
  • Regulatory, Health and safety and Licencing – 5 rankings (1 QC)

In addition to individual mentions (click here for details), we received the following praise for our set:

‘One of the best sets on the Western Circuit’, the barristers at Guildhall Chambers are ‘extremely professional and easy to deal with’. Chambers has a wide-ranging practice and over 80 members, making it one of the largest in the region. On the civil side, the main areas are Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Commercial, Chancery and Insolvency law. Crime is also central to the set, which houses more than 20 CPS Grade 4 prosecutors. Between them, the barristers handle all manner of heavyweight cases. Lucy Northeast, a ‘tireless professional’, and Justin Emmett head up the crime and civil clerking teams respectively.

“Guildhall Chambers’’ ethos is to combine high standards of efficiency in case management with a professional, modern approach based on flexibility and client care. Chambers’ style is one of openness and accessibility, providing clients with information and advice informally and by phone. The highly experienced and commercially aware clerks are formidable at responding to queries and provide objective and realistic advice on choice of counsel.”

The depth and strength of our team is also in evidence as we rank in the top 5 UK sets in the following:

  • most junior rankings
  • chambers with the most rankings based outside London

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their continued support and feedback provided to Legal 500.

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