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Queen's Counsel

Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Iain G Mitchell QC

Call 1976 Silk 2012

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Andrew Butler QC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Junior Barristers

David Guy

Call 1972

Philip Conrath

Call 1972

Stephen Monkcom

Call 1974

Mark Dencer

Call 1978

Kerstin Boyd

Call 1979

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Simon Cheves

Call 1980

Sebastian Reid

Call 1982

Michael Bailey

Call 1986

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

John Buck

Call 1987

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Gerald Wilson

Call 1989

Phillip Aliker

Call 1990

Catriona MacLaren

Call 1993

Stan Gallagher

Call 1994

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Karen Jones

Call 1995

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Stuart Frame

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Alex Hormaeche

Call 1998

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Olivia Murphy

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Gemma de Cordova

Call 2006

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Gwyn Evans

Call 2007

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Will Beetson

Call 2015

James Castle

Call 2015

Chloe Sheridan

Call 2015

Edward Blakeney

Call 2016

Pupils

Chambers Management

Eamonn Kelly

Chief Executive

Practice Managers

Zoe Bluck

Senior Practice Manager

Billy Forecast

Senior Practice Manager

Richard Powell

Senior Practice Manager

Alex Southern

Senior Practice Manager

Laura Rogers

Direct Access Manager

Arin Kalayci

Practice Manager

Kieron Hatwell

Practice Manager

Jordan Reeves-Eastwood

Practice Manager

Ellis Mills

Practice Assistant

Administration

Alexia Kerdavid

Marketing Manager

Deborah Haigh

Chambers Administrator

Joy Matthew

Assistant Administrator

Nicola Applebee

Fees Manager

Julie Powell

Receptionist

Nicole Jones

Receptionist

Associates

Philip Rainey QC

Mathew Heim

Call 1993

Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Philip is head of chambers, and took Silk in 2010 “…to the unequivocal delight of the market” (Chambers UK 2011). Philip is a specialist...

Iain G Mitchell QC

Call 1976 Silk 2012

Iain G Mitchell QC, was called to the Scottish Bar in 1976, and took silk in 1992. He was called to the English Bar and commenced practice in England...

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Kerry Bretherton QC practices in the field of Property (real property, and landlord and tenant commercial and residential) and Business and Commercial...

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Christopher Heather QC's expertise encompasses all aspects of real property, commercial and residential landlord and tenant and associated...

Andrew Butler QC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

Andrew Butler QC practises in the areas of Property and Business & Commercial, and is Head of Chambers' Business & Commercial Group. His cases...

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Timothy Polli QC specialises in property and commercial law and associated professional negligence. He has broad experience encompassing most...

David Guy

Call 1972

David Guy's profile is being updated. Please call the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7421 5300 if details are required urgently.

Philip Conrath

Call 1972

Philip Conrath has specialised in Family Law since 1998, dealing in all aspects of divorce, relationship breakdown and childcare. He is based in...

Stephen Monkcom

Call 1974

Stephen Monkcom is a specialist in gaming and licensing work and has practiced almost exclusively in these areas since 1996. He is recognised as a...

Mark Dencer

Call 1978

Mark Dencer is Counsel of choice for a variety of London and provincial solicitors seeking practicality and robustness. During his career he has been...

Kerstin Boyd

Call 1979

Kerstin Boyd has three principal areas of practice: private client, clinical negligence and personal injury.

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Charles Joseph is a barrister specialising in most areas of modern chancery work including property, wills, trusts and probate, commercial work,...

Simon Cheves

Call 1980

Simon Cheves has extensive experience in the employment field, with particular emphasis on discrimination matters and issues relating to the Transfer...

Sebastian Reid

Call 1982

Sebastian Reid is an established member of Tanfield Chambers, practising mainly in Property and Family matters. He enjoys the wide experience of...

Michael Bailey

Call 1986

Michael Bailey qualified in 1986 and has always had a wide-ranging common law practice, from Divorce and Children to Property and Landlord &...

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Mark is a specialist property litigator – with his entire practice in this area. His work includes residential Landlord and Tenant, commercial...

Christopher Bamford

Call 1987

Christopher Bamford's practice focuses on Personal Injury and Employment, as well as Gambling and Licencing, and he acts for clients in both...

John Buck

Call 1987

John Buck specializes primarily in family and public law, having had a broad background in criminal and civil litigation, the latter ranging from...

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Michael Buckpitt is a property and landlord & tenant specialist, with a predominantly property or property-related practice. He has considerable...

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Chris Maynard practises principally in the field of property litigation and related disputes. Chris's clients include foreign governments, business...

Gerald Wilson

Call 1989

Gerald Wilson specialises in family and property law, focusing on matrimonial finance, with a particular emphasis on cases involving third parties,...

Phillip Aliker

Call 1990

Phillip Aliker has a well-established and busy international practice as counsel and as arbitrator.

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Nicholas Isaac is a property litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of property litigation, and relishes the challenge of difficult cases,...

Catriona MacLaren

Call 1993

Catriona MacLaren's practice is divides between private client and employment law. Catriona is qualified to accept Direct Public Access work.

Stan Gallagher

Call 1994

Stan Gallagher's practice is exclusively in the field of real property and related areas, with an emphasis on landlord & tenant, particularly...

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Robert Bowker has over 20 years' experience in property-related work. Robert was called to the Bar in 1995 and completed pupillage in Chambers in...

Karen Jones

Call 1995

Karen Jones is well versed on a wide range of property matters associated with the ownership and management of land - as former Chief Legal Adviser to...

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

"Extremely approachable, knowledgeable and quick on his feet." Chambers and Partners 2018 "Extremely bright and creative, demonstrating superior...

Stuart Frame

Call 1997

Stuart has a Real Property practice based on neighbouring land disputes at both residential and commercial level. This incorporates matters such as...

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

Daniel specialises in real property and leasehold law with an emphasis on landlord and tenant. A leading junior in the Legal 500 for Property...

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

James Fieldsend is a specialist property practitioner. James is ranked as a leading junior for real estate / property litigation by both Chambers...

Alex Hormaeche

Call 1998

Alex Hormaeche's practice covers all areas of commercial chancery and property litigation, including inheritance disputes. In particular, and most...

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Nicola Muir specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant and real property litigation both residential and commercial. Nicola has been...

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Marc Glover has a successful chancery practice, covering the areas of property, company / insolvency and commercial / business law. Marc is ranked...

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Adrian Carr has broad experience in all aspects of landlord & tenant, real property and and wills, probate and administration of estates. ...

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Rebecca specialises in real property and all aspects of landlord and tenant law including enfranchisement, dilapidations, easements, nuisance,...

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Ellodie has developed a specialist property practice, for which she is recommended in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Her principal areas of...

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Carl Fain has a specialist property and chancery practice, with a focus on landlord and tenant. His work includes all aspects of commercial and...

Olivia Murphy

Call 2001

Olivia Murphy has been a specialist Family practitioner since pupillage. She accepts Public Access instructions.

Tom Carpenter-Leitch

Call 2002

Tom Carpenter-Leitch has built up a niche area of expertise within Insolvency law, relating to both corporate and personal matters. He has wide...

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Tim Hammond has a predominantly real property and landlord and tenant practice. He has experience of the Court of Appeal, the Chancery Division,...

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Jonathan Upton specialises in property disputes. He has been recognised as a Leading Junior for Property Litigation in the legal directories for...

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay's practice focuses on property matters. Amanda came to the Bar after ten years in the travel industry, where her employment included...

Gemma de Cordova

Call 2006

Gemma de Cordova is an experienced property litigator. She has a busy practice encompassing the full breadth of landlord & tenant and real...

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Estelle Lear has experience in all areas of family law and has appeared at all levels of court from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court.

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

The Chambers Bar Guide 2019 describes Michael as “commercially minded and great in his dealings with clients.”  Previous editions of the...

Gwyn Evans

Call 2007

Gwyn Evans has a modern chancery practice specialising in Private Client and Property law. He is praised by clients and peers for his strong...

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

Sara Jabbari joined Chambers in 2011 and developed a specialist property practice before leaving in 2014 to practise as an employed barrister. She...

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Sam Madge-Wyld's practice encompasses every aspect of landlord & tenant and real property law, with a particular focus on leasehold and management...

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

Niraj Modha specialises in property and commercial litigation and arbitration. Niraj frequently appears in the County Court as well as the...

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Diane Doliveux accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work, with a particular focus on property law and public law work. She joined Tanfield...

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Alford is developing a vibrant practice covering a wide range of property disputes. He is delighted to receive any instructions involving...

James Hamerton-Stove

Call 2012

James Hamerton-Stove has a broad experience of property law, with particular emphasis on the division of property after cohabitation and divorce. ...

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Richard Granby's practice encompasses all of Chambers' core practice areas spanning the full range of landlord & tenant and real property with a...

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Katie accepts instructions across all areas of property law, specialising in real property and landlord & tenant litigation. As a junior...

Will Beetson

Call 2015

Will Beetson joined Tanfield Chambers in 2017 having established a broad and busy civil practice at a leading common law set. During this time, he...

James Castle

Call 2015

James Castle accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work, with a particular focus on property law. He joined Tanfield in May 2017 on...

Chloe Sheridan

Call 2015

Chloe Sheridan is developing a broad property and commercial practice. In March 2018, Chloe acted as the junior in a 17-day High Court trial...

Edward Blakeney

Call 2016

Edward Blakeney joined Chambers in September 2018 upon the successful completion of his pupillage. He was supervised by Timothy Polli QC, Mark Loveday...

Mitchell Hayden-Cook

Mitchell Hayden-Cook commenced his third-six pupillage at Tanfield in September 2018, having completed pupillage at another leading commercial...

Eamonn Kelly

Chief Executive

Eamonn Kelly leads a motivated team who provide outstanding client service. Previously a General Manager in a major corporation he brings over 20...

Zoe Bluck

Senior Practice Manager

Zoe Bluck joined Tanfield Chambers in 2011 as a assistant Clerk and is now Senior Practice Manager, looking after the Private Client and Real...

Billy Forecast

Senior Practice Manager

Billy Forecast has over 10 years' experience gained in some of the leading commercial sets before joining Tanfield in April 2016. He assists with...

Richard Powell

Senior Practice Manager

Richard Powell assists in the management and development of barristers' practices in all core areas of Chambers specialism. In addition he assists...

Alex Southern

Senior Practice Manager

Alex joined Tanfield Chambers in April 2018, having previously spent over 10 years at a leading commercial set. At Tanfield, he looks after a Property...

Laura Rogers

Direct Access Manager

Laura Rogers joined Tanfield Chambers in January 2014 and is responsible for the administration of our Direct Public Access work. Laura will be able...

Arin Kalayci

Practice Manager

Arin Kalayci joined Chambers in August 2015 as a Practice Assistant. Following a successful year in this role, Arin was promoted to Practice Manager...

Kieron Hatwell

Practice Manager

Kieron Hatwell joined Chambers in October 2016 as a Practice Assistant. Following a successful period in this role, Kieron was promoted to Practice...

Jordan Reeves-Eastwood

Practice Manager

Jordan Reeves-Eastwood joined Chambers in October 2016 as a Practice Assistant. Following a successful year in this role, Jordan was promoted to...

Ellis Mills

Practice Assistant

Ellis Mills joined chambers in February 2018 as Practice Assistant and assists members of the practice team with the smooth running of chambers. ...

Alexia Kerdavid

Marketing Manager

Alexia Kerdavid joined Tanfield in June 2018 and heads Marketing and PR for chambers. She has more than seven years' experience working in various...

Deborah Haigh

Chambers Administrator

Deborah Haigh joined Tanfield as a Receptionist in 2002. In 2006 she took on the role as Assistant Administrator, assisting with day-to-day running of...

Joy Matthew

Assistant Administrator

Joy Matthew's joined Tanfield as Assistant Administrator in 2018. In 2015 she graduated in LLB Law and has a vast majority of experience working in...

Nicola Applebee

Fees Manager

Nicola Applebee joined Tanfield in November 2015 as the Fees Manager. Nicola started her career at 29 Bedford Row Chambers in June 2008 as part of...

Julie Powell

Receptionist

Nicole Jones

Receptionist

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson retired from practice at the end of 2013, after 43 years at the Bar. Andrew's practise specialised in all aspects of employment...

Caoimhe McKearney

Caoimhe McKearney

Caoimhe McKearney is currently a law reform lawyer on the Law Commission's residential leasehold and commonhold reform project. Caoimhe's particular...

Hélène Cohen

Hélène Cohen

Hélène Cohen is Avocat à la Cour, member of the Paris Bar since 1984, Associate of Tanfield Chambers since 1996, registered at the Bar Council's...

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones is an associate tenant at Tanfield, his practice focuses on wills, trusts and probate, and the problems that can arise in the...

Gary Webber

Gary Webber

Gary Webber is an independent mediator, accredited by the ADR Group. He is trained both as a commercial and civil mediator and as a family mediator. ...

Dr Mark Hoyle

Dr Mark Hoyle

Mark Hoyle has over twenty five years' experience of expert advisory work on Egyptian law, and over twenty two years' relevant experience of other...

Mathew Heim

Mathew Heim

Call 1993

Mathew Heim advises senior corporate executives and their outside counsel in managing legal, regulatory or political risks and crises, that run to the...

Nicol Scampion

Nicol Scampion

Nicol Scampion is an associate member of Tanfield Chambers. Between 2001 and 2010, Nic practised from Tanfield Chambers, primarily involved in...

Paul Stevenson

Paul Stevenson

Paul Stevenson is currently a senior advisory lawyer supporting the national and corporate institutions of the Church of England, including the Church...

Sarah Stanzel

Sarah Stanzel

Sarah Stanzel was a full-time member of chambers specialising in Employment Law until April 2015, when she took up a position as Legal Counsel to the...

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