Our people

King's Counsel

Philip Rainey KC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Andrew Butler KC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

Iain G Mitchell KC

Call 1976 Silk 1992 (Scotland)

Christopher Heather KC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Timothy Polli KC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Nicholas Isaac KC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Junior Barristers

David Guy

Call 1972

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

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Christy Burzio

Call 2010

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Robyn Cunningham

Call 2014

Will Beetson

Call 2015

Chloe Sheridan

Call 2015

James Castle

Call 2015

Ceri Edmonds

Call 2017

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Andrew Martin

Call 2022

Annie Higgo

Call 2022

Pupils

Lorenzo Leoni

Call 2023

Chambers Management

Walter Womersley

Chief Executive

Practice Managers

Richard Powell

Senior Practice Manager

Alex Southern

Senior Practice Manager

Gary Collins

Senior Practice Manager

Laura Rogers

Direct Access Manager

Adam Marr

Practice Manager

Helena Smyth

Assistant Practice Manager

Aaron Johnston

Practice Assistant

Administration

Deborah Haigh

Chambers Administrator

Libby Sampson-Shaw

Marketing Executive

Nicola Applebee

Fees Manager

Julie Powell

Receptionist

Nicole Jones

Receptionist

Associates

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Philip Rainey KC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Philip Rainey KC is Joint Head of Chambers, and took Silk in 2010 “…to the unequivocal delight of the market”(Chambers UK 2011). Philip is a...

Andrew Butler KC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

Andrew Butler KC 'Incredibly impressive on the detail - commercial in his approach, with superb drafting skills. He gets on very well with clients....

Iain G Mitchell KC

Call 1976 Silk 1992 (Scotland)

Iain G Mitchell KC, 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...

Christopher Heather KC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

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

Timothy Polli KC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

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

Nicholas Isaac KC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Nicholas Isaac KC is described by Chambers and Partners as "Utterly brilliant... and incredibly knowledgeable" "a compelling advocate" who is...

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.

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Charles Joseph is a chancery barrister whose practice covers property, trusts, wills and probate, commercial work, partnerships, directors’ duties,...

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 Loveday is a senior member of Tanfield’s property team. His work includes residential service charges and management, the Right to Manage,...

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 real estate specialist with considerable experience and expertise in landlord and tenant and property/property related...

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Chris Maynard practises principally in the field of property litigation. He brings over 30 years of experience to providing advice and advocacy in...

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

“Piers is a go-to member of the chambers with a wealth of expertise and experience, exceptionally user-friendly and an ability to think outside the...

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar 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. ...

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,...

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.

Sara Jabbari

Call 2007

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

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Sam Madge-Wyld is an experienced and renowned expert in property law, with a particular expertise in landlord and tenant and mortgages. He is...

Christy Burzio

Call 2010

Christy Burzio in an experienced and recommended barrister in Property law with expertise in housing disrepair and sub-letting, social housing,...

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 Hamerton-Stove has a busy practice in the full range of Chambers’ work. He focuses on property and general commercial / Chancery. He acts as...

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 Gray is a barrister with specialist expertise in real property and landlord and tenant litigation Katie is recognised as a leading junior in...

Robyn Cunningham

Call 2014

Robyn has a broad property litigation practice covering all aspects of landlord & tenant and real property. She regularly appears in the County...

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...

Chloe Sheridan

Call 2015

Chloe Sheridan is a barrister with broad expertise covering all aspects of real property and landlord and tenant litigation. Chloe has...

James Castle

Call 2015

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

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...

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Hugh Rowan joined Tanfield Chambers after successful completion of his pupillage in September 2022. During his pupillage Hugh gained a wide experience...

Andrew Martin

Call 2022

Andrew Martin joined Chambers in September 2023 upon successful completion of pupillage. As a pupil, he was supervised by Carl Fain, Katie Gray, Piers...

Annie Higgo

Call 2022

Annie commenced practice at Tanfield in September 2023 following successful completion of her pupillage. Annie has experience across Chambers’...

Lorenzo Leoni

Call 2023

Lorenzo is a second-six pupil available for instruction. He began pupillage in September 2023 and is currently supervised by Sam Madge-Wyld. He is...

Walter Womersley

Chief Executive

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

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

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...

Adam Marr

Practice Manager

Adam Marr joined Tanfield as a Practice Manager in November 2022, having worked in various chambers since 2014. Adam assists all members of chambers...

Helena Smyth

Assistant Practice Manager

Helena Smyth joined Tanfield Chambers in April 2022, after completing an LLM in Law and Legal Practice. Her key responsibilities include diary...

Aaron Johnston

Practice Assistant

Aaron Johnston joined Tanfield Chambers in October 2023 after successfully completing his BTEC Business studies. Aaron assists all members of...

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...

Libby Sampson-Shaw

Marketing Executive

Libby Sampson-Shaw joined Tanfield as its Marketing Executive in September 2023. She previously worked as a clerk at a leading nationwide Chambers. ...

Nicola Applebee

Fees Manager

Nicola Applebee joined Tanfield in November 2015 as the Fees Assistant and in 2018 was promoted to Fees Manager. She started her career at 29...

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...

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 is a full-time mediator who has mediated over 600 disputes. By background he is a barrister and has extensive experience both as a...

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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