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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

Mark Dencer

Call 1978

Kerstin Boyd

Call 1979

Charles Joseph

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

Phillip Aliker

Call 1990

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

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Granby

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Robyn Cunningham

Call 2014

Will Beetson

Call 2015

James Castle

Call 2015

Ceri Edmonds

Call 2017

Mattie Green

Mattie Green

Call 2019

Pupils

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Richard Miller

Call 2021

Chambers Management

Walter Womersley

Chief Executive

Practice Managers

Billy Forecast

Senior Practice Manager

Richard Powell

Senior Practice Manager

Alex Southern

Senior Practice Manager

Gary Collins

Senior Practice Manager

Laura Rogers

Direct Access Manager

Ruben Collings

Practice Assistant

Administration

Alexia Kerdavid

Marketing Manager

Deborah Haigh

Chambers Administrator

Nicola Applebee

Fees Manager

Julie Powell

Receptionist

Nicole Jones

Receptionist

Associates

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

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, Property Development and associated Public Law matters, Commercial Disputes and Professional...

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

'Incredibly impressive on the detail - commercial in his approach, with superb drafting skills. He gets on very well with clients. Robust and calls it...

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Timothy Polli QC specialises in property law and the associated professional negligence, commercial and company law issues that frequently arise in...

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Nick is described by Chambers and Partners as "Utterly brilliant... and incredibly knowledgeable" "a compelling advocate" who is “fantastic with...

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.

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,...

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

Recently acknowledged by the Supreme Court as a “specialist” property counsel, Mark’s entire practice is in this area. His work includes...

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...

Phillip Aliker

Call 1990

Phillip Aliker has a well-established and busy international practice as counsel,  international arbitrator and mediator. Notable Cases as...

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

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...

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Nicola Muir specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant and real property litigation both residential and commercial. Nicola is recommended by...

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Marc Glover has a successful chancery practice, covering the areas of property, trusts, company / insolvency and commercial / business law. In 2020...

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

“Extremely bright, commercial and very approachable” (Chambers UK 2020), “highly experienced and shrewd when dealing with judges.” (Legal 500...

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...

Tom Carpenter-Leitch

Call 2002

Tom Carpenter-Leitch practices within most areas of property law, with a particular emphasis on real property and landlord & tenant negotiations....

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 Real Estate and Property Litigation in the legal...

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...

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

Clients told Legal 500 2022: “Michael is operating well above his level. He provides brilliant advice that commits to what approach should be...

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

Sara has a busy practice spanning all areas of property and landlord and tenant matters. She has a particular interest in rights affecting land, and...

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...

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 has an established and growing practice focusing on property and landlord and tenant work. He is delighted to accept instructions in...

James Hamerton-Stove

Call 2012

James has a busy practice in the full range of Chambers’ work. He focuses on property and general commercial / Chancery. He has an approachable...

Richard Granby

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Richard Granby's practice encompasses the full range of real property disputes as well as landlord and tenant matters including service charge...

Katie Gray

Call 2013

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

Robyn Cunningham

Call 2014

Robyn’s practice covers all areas of property litigation as well as probate and company law. Particular areas of expertise include: easements,...

Will Beetson

Call 2015

Having established a busy practice at another leading set, Will was recruited to Tanfield in 2017.  Will is a property specialist and practises in...

James Castle

Call 2015

James accepts instructions in all areas of property law, and specialises in each landlord & tenant and real property litigation. In his...

Mitchell Hayden-Cook

Call 2016

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

Ceri Edmonds

Call 2017

Ceri Edmonds joined Chambers in September 2019 on successful completion of her pupillage.  During pupillage she was supervised by Nicola Muir, Mark...

Mattie Green

Mattie Green

Call 2019

Mattie joined chambers in September 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage, she gained a wide range of experience...

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Hugh joined Tanfield Chambers as a pupil in September 2021 and has been supervised by Piers Harrison, Daniel Dovar, and Carl Fain. Hugh began...

Richard Miller

Call 2021

Richard commenced pupillage in September 2021 and has been supervised by Carl Fain, Michael Walsh, and Daniel Dovar. He began practising in April 2022...

Walter Womersley

Chief Executive

Walter joined Tanfield in 2022 after 27 years spent in senior roles in management, risk, trading and structuring within asset management and...

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. He looks after a Property, Private...

Gary Collins

Senior Practice Manager

Gary joined Tanfield as a Senior Practice Manager in January 2022. He assists with diary management, fee negotiations and practice development. ...

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...

Ruben Collings

Practice Assistant

Ruben joined Tanfield in 2021 after completing A-levels in Business, Economics and Politics. Ruben assists members of chambers and the practice...

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...

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...

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. ...

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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