Guildhall Chambers barristers recommended in Who’s Who Legal UK Bar research 2023


Six barristers from Guildhall Chambers have been “Recommended” and recognised as national leaders in their field, according to Who’s Who Legal’s latest UK bar research.

These include Julian Allsop, Debbie Grennan and Douglas Leach from our Employment and Discrimination team, John Virgo for his work in Banking and Finance, and Christopher Quinlan KC and Richard Smith KC for their work in Sports.

Richard Smith KC was also included in the Global Leaders list, and is described as “an outstanding, high-class lawyer” and is highly recommended for his work surrounding rugby.

Christopher Quinlan KC was also noted for his work in rugby, quoted: “From Guildhall Chambers, Christopher Quinlan KC stands out as a top name when it comes to rugby related matters.”

Who’s Who Legal identify the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. Individuals are selected by their clients and peers as a leading UK legal figure. 

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Richard Smith KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2001

Christopher Quinlan KC

Christopher Quinlan KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2011

John Virgo

Call: 1983

Debbie Grennan

Call: 1997

Julian Allsop

Call: 1999

Douglas Leach

Call: 2003

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