Tanfield Chambers – Legal 500 2018

30th October 2018

Following a year of substantial growth, Tanfield Chambers has once again been ranked highly in the Legal 500 directory. The set has solidified its position amongst the top property sets being ranked at tier two. The directory stated:

“Tanfield Chambers is a ‘go-to’ for residential work and, for some, is ‘the premier all-round set for leasehold enfranchisement and service charges’ work. It has ‘good strength in depth at all levels’ and is seen as ‘flexible, modern, unstuffy and very well-priced’. Chambers has ‘made great strides in positioning itself as one of the leading property sets’ and it ‘has had home-grown silks in each of the last three years, and is clearly ambitious for more’.

The practice management team were also praised, with each of our senior practice managers being noted for their ability to provide excellent service to our clients.

The clerks are ‘attentive to solicitors’ needs and extremely responsive’. Tanfield is ‘well clerked’ at senior practice manager level by Zoe Bluck who is ‘sensible, available and quick to respond’, Richard Powell is ‘extremely helpful and responsive’ and Billy Forecast is ‘amiable and always willing to discuss funding arrangements that suit clients’ needs’.

Full results can be found here and on individual barrister profiles.

Property Litigation – Leading Silks

Property Litigation – Leading Juniors

  • Mark Loveday – ‘He has expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, management and service charge disputes.’
  • Michael Buckpitt – ‘An excellent advocate with first-class cross-examination skills.’
  • Nicholas Isaac‘He has an unrivalled knowledge of party wall law.’
  • Stan Gallagher‘He has specialism in landlord and tenant work.’
  • Piers Harrison‘Exceptionally able, approachable and user friendly.’
  • Daniel Dovar‘Gains the confidence of judges with his depth of knowledge.’
  • James Fieldsend‘Responsive, pragmatic and very knowledgeable.’
  • Nicola Muir ‘She immediately installs faith and confidence in both solicitors and clients.’
  • Ellodie Gibbons‘She is excellent and has superb advocacy skills.’
  • Marc Glover‘Very strong, knowledgeable and engaging in his areas.’
  • Rebecca Cattermole‘Well regarded by clients and excellent on her feet.’
  • Carl Fain‘Bright, proactive and an extremely tenacious and effective advocate’
  • Jonathan Upton‘He has great knowledge and experience, an expert in service charges.’
  • Amanda Gourlay‘Able, conscientious and enthusiastic with an excellent attention to detail.’
  • Michael Walsh‘Impressive on his feet and tenacious for the client.’

Agriculture – Leading Juniors

  • Rebecca Cattermole‘She provides an excellent service and is very client friendly.’

Social Housing – Leading Silks

Social Housing – Leading Juniors

  • Rebecca Cattermole‘The perfect choice for difficult anti-social behaviour matters.’
  • Sam Madge-Wyld‘Real expertise in leasehold work before the residential property tribunal.’

Administrative & Public Law (Including Local Government) – Leading Silks

Clinical Negligence – Leading Juniors

  • Kerstin Boyd‘Extremely accessible and responsive with well thought out and considered advice.’

Commercial Litigation – Leading Silk

Family Law (including divorce and financial remedy)

Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media – Leading Silks

  • Iain Mitchell QC‘He is unafraid to take an unconventional approach to cases’

Licensing – Leading Juniors

  • Stephen Monkcom‘Specialises in gambling and advises a wide range of operators.’



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