Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2016

Chambers is proud to announce that seven of its members have been received recommendations in their respective fields in the 2016 edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession. Chambers members are rated in the fields of Defamation and Privacy, Employment, Inquests and Public Enquiries, Police law, Real estate and Social Housing:


William McCormick QC is described as “incisive and fearless. A top QC who is simply excellent with clients.” “He has extensive courtroom experience and can tell you how something is going to play before the court.”

Ronald Thwaites QC “is a truly formidable advocate.”


Michael Salter is “able to deal with the most complex issues in a straightforward manner, and is incredibly personable” and it is noted that “It would be difficult to find a more helpful and responsive barrister.”

David Mitchell’s “very practical, great on his feet and he tells it how it is” and “is capable of getting into the essence of a case and keeping it simple.”

Inquests & Public Enquiries

Ronald Thwaites QC “is a robust advocate who is forthright and takes no prisoners.” “If you want someone conclusively beaten up in court then he’s your man.”

Police Law

Iain Daniels is noted as being “very measured and very reasonable.” “Put simply, he’s brilliant. He’s one of best and most instructed barristers that we use.”

Real Estate

Clifford Darton has “great charm before the Court, but underneath also has a rapier intellect and relentless determination to persuade the Court to recognise the merits of his client’s case.”

Social Housing

Sally Blackmore’s “a good listener with a sympathetic manner” and is “very proactive and always knows what’s going on in the case.”