Herbert Smith Freehills
Pre-eminent in dispute resolution and with an outstanding reputation for high value transactional advice, Herbert Smith LLP is a leading international law firm. Its clients are prominent global and national businesses that it serves from offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Alongside Herbert Smith’s outstanding reputation in dispute resolution and corporate work, the firm has leading practices in finance, real estate, and employment, pensions and incentives. It is also acknowledged as a leader in several industry sectors, including the energy and natural resources and financial institutions sectors.
At Atkin Chambers, we aim to excel in our chosen sectors across both domestic and international markets.
Members of chambers are regularly instructed to advise and act as advocates in relation to some of the largest, most complex and high-profile domestic and international disputes in the fields of construction; engineering and infrastructure; energy, natural resources and utilities; IT and telecommunications; professional negligence; and shipbuilding. We are regular participants as advocates, advisers or as members of tribunals in the High Court or in domestic and international arbitrations. We also participate in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
We set ourselves apart by choosing not to grow in size substantially, focusing instead on consolidating our position and offering excellence at all levels of seniority in our core sectors. We believe that remaining relatively compact and concentrating on these fields enables us to maintain the highest standards. It also means that we know each other well and pride ourselves on the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in chambers.
Visit their website at www.atkinchambers.com
Blackstone Chambers is a leading civil set with 86 barristers and 31 staff. Its reputation is founded upon the quality of specialist advocacy and advice offered by members of Chambers.
Chambers’ formidable strengths lie in its principal areas of practice: commercial (including sports, media and entertainment), employment and EU, public law, human rights and public international law. This broad range of practice, delivering advice at the cutting edge of a number of legal areas, gives a fascinating background to pupillage and a wonderfully varied career as a practicing barrister thereafter. Blackstone Chambers was awarded “Chambers of the Year 2011” at the Lawyer Awards in June 2011.
Visit their website at www.blackstonechambers.com
Brick Court Chambers
Brick Court Chambers has long been a leading commercial set of Chambers. There are 76 tenants including 36 QCs. They also have particular expertise in EU/competition law with a strong team of EU/competition specialists and significant expertise in the fields of public law and human rights law. In all their practice areas, members of Chambers are regularly involved in the leading cases of the day.
Visit their website at www.brickcourt.co.uk
Quadrant Chambers is a leading set of chambers specialising in commercial law. We are based in London, in a beautiful building facing the Royal Courts of Justice and backing onto the Temple. We act as advocates in courts, tribunals and inquiries, and provide specialist legal advice to clients from around the world. We have a reputation for excellence in commercial litigation, arbitration, aviation, commodities, energy, insurance, reinsurance, shipping and sports law. Our work has a strong international flavour, and many of us are qualified to practice in other jurisdictions such as Australia, BVI, California, Germany, Hong Kong, New York and South Africa.
Visit their website at www.quadrantchambers.com
Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers is a leading set of Barristers’ Chambers specialising in commercial, international and European law. Its members advise and act in a broad range of litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution worldwide. Their commitment and support to mooting has enabled us to produce the Cambridge University Guide to Mooting, and run the extremely useful and popular Mooting Workshop.
Visit their website at www.essexcourt.net
20 Essex Street Chambers
20 Essex Street is a leading and long-established set of commercial barristers’ chambers whose members offer great breadth and depth of legal expertise and litigation experience. Members of chambers are instructed on behalf of individual, corporate and governmental clients from around the world to advise and appear as advocates in court or arbitration in relation to a broad range of commercial, EU, competition, human rights and public international law disputes. Chambers is also home to a number of highly respected domestic and international arbitrators and mediators, some of whom were previously judges either in the UK or overseas.
Visit their website at www.20essexst.com
Wilberforce Chambers is a set of 49 barristers, including 23 QCs, based in Lincoln’s Inn. We are well established as one of the pre-eminent Commercial Chancery sets but our expertise is by no means confined to cases which will be heard in the Chancery Division of the High Court.
Wilberforce Chambers offers above all expertise in commercial work. Most of our work can be described as being of a commercial nature even if it also falls within a narrower practice area. We are leaders in the fields of property, pensions, private client, trusts & taxation and professional liability.
Visit their website here
XXIV Old Buildings
XXIV Old Buildings is widely recognised as one of the leading sets of chambers. Our barristers specialise in chancery and commercial litigation with a reputation for excellent advocacy and clear advice. Our members are regularly involved in high-profile, legally complex and high-value cases, with a particular emphasis on cross-border litigation (reflected by our annex in Geneva). Members regularly advise and appear as advocates in offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, the BVI, the Channel Islands, Dubai, the Isle of Man, and Hong Kong.
Our work is diverse. We specialise in disputes arising in the following fields:
- Trusts and Estates
- Company and Financial Services
- Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
- Professional Liability
Visit their website at www.xxiv.co.uk