Legal 500 2017

Chambers is delighted that 9 of its members have been recognised in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 as leaders in their fields:

William McCormick QC for Defamation and Privacy, ‘A great advocate, who works hard and is a real team player.’
and Company and Partnership ‘Particularly recommended for offshore company disputes.’

Clifford Darton for Property ‘He has niche strengths in water pollution-related property cases.’

Jeffrey Bacon for Professional Negligence ‘Highly regarded.’

Russell Stone for Property ‘Recommended for boundary disputes.’

Iain Daniels in both Health and Safety He has a good understanding of issues related to the NHS and is great on his feet.’
and Inquests and Inquiries ‘He has a very good manner with clients and is effective on his feet.’

Michael Salter for Employment ‘He is technically very able and extremely user-friendly.’

John Samson in Defamation and Privacy ‘He is thorough, flexible and very sharp.’

Sally Blackmore for Social Housing ‘Able to grasp unique areas of the law extremely well.’

David Mitchell for Employment ‘He is extremely approachable and his work is always of a high standard.’

Chambers as a whole is recognised as a leading set for Defamation and Privacy and is described as ‘‘a very good set’, which has recently been involved in Blackburn v BBC and Hall, concerning evidence given to the Dame Janet Smith inquiry into the activities of Jimmy Saville, and Morleigh Homes v BBC Panorama, relating to defamatory allegations through undercover documentary footage.’

The clerks get a mention too. The set overview reads:

‘Ely Place Chambers’ core practice groups are business, employment, property and private client, media and sport, and public and regulatory law. The set ‘compares favourably to other chambers in terms of value for money and accessibility’, and ‘there is a genuine feeling that the clerks and barristers are prepared to work with solicitors to provide outstanding service to the client’. ‘Even when the counsel that you initially wanted is unavailable, the clerks do go out of their way to find a suitable alternative’; they provide ‘exceptional’ support and ‘always go the extra mile to ensure instructing solicitors’ needs are met’. Senior clerk Richard Sheehan builds ‘a very good rapport’ with clients. He and Kevin Morrow are ‘sensible, trustworthy and reliable’.

12th October 2017