The Legal 500 has given Tanfield Chambers a glowing write-up in the 2013 edition.
The editors comment that Tanfield has a growing reputation beyond its well-known leasehold enfranchisement and service charge expertise, due in part to the growing profile of the ‘pre-eminent’ Philip Rainey QC, who is ‘technically excellent, and displays superb commercial awareness’. Other noted practitioners include ‘good all-round senior junior’ Timothy Polli, ‘combative advocate’ Carl Fain, and Michael Buckpitt, who is ‘a particularly effective cross-examiner’. Daniel Dovar – mentioned in the directory for the first time – is described as ‘superb’ on residential matters. Philip Rainey QC and Tim Polli have both moved up a band.
Nor is it only in Real Estate that Tanfield practitioners feature, Gerald Wilson is mentioned in the editorial of the Family Law (including divorce and ancillary relief) section being described as a noteworthy practitioner.
Chambers now boasts 18 members as leaders in their field – its best showing ever. Those 18 are: Stephen Monkcom, Kerstin Boyd, Mark Loveday, Michael Buckpitt, Gerald Wilson, Philip Rainey QC, Iain Mitchell QC, Kerry Bretherton, Andrew Butler, Stan Gallagher, Christopher Heather, James Fieldsend ,Daniel Dovar, Timothy Polli, Nicola Muir, Ellodie Gibbons, Rebecca Catermole and Carl Fain.