'3 Hare Court offers an 'impressive line-up of top-quality counsel’ across a wide range of specialisms, including commercial litigation, fraud, and insolvency, amongst others, and ‘never fails to impress’, particularly in travel law where it is highly regarded. The set has ‘maintained a balance with affordability when it comes to fees and its ability to provide a high quality of service’.
Katherine Deal QC took silk in 2019, former solicitor and personal injury and travel law specialist Michael Nkrumah joined chambers..... All the clerks are ‘realistic, proactive, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure their clients are happy’. ‘You always feel like their first priority and they respond quickly and when then say they will.’ Their willingness to look at alternative funding arrangements is also well received by clients. Senior clerk James Donovan is ‘very on the ball’ and ‘manages the delightful team brilliantly’ to delivery ‘unrivalled, exceptional’ service. First junior Toby Eales ‘does everything he can to help instructing solicitors’ and is ‘knowledgeable about the strengths and weaknesses of his barristers’. Senior second junior Darren Whitbread ‘makes sourcing counsel easy. He is able to immediately grasp the context of a case and identify multiple counsel that would be appropriate dependent upon the seniority desired’.
We are delighted that we are again recognised as a leading set in Travel Law, being described as an 'exceptional set of chambers in relation to cross-border claims'. Its members are regularly engaged on complex and high-profile claims involving accidents or illness abroad. Ranked in Travel law are Howard Stevens QC, Katherine Deal QC, Andrew Young, Daniel Saxby, Asela Wijeyaratne, Helen Pugh and Richard Campbell.
Other rankings are:
James Guthrie QC, Thomas Roe QC, Robert Strang and Rowan Pennington-Benton in Administrative and Public Law
Katherine Deal QC in Aviation
James Guthrie QC in Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Peter Knox QC and Simon Davenport QC in Commercial Litigation
William Godwin QC in Construction
Simon Davenport QC, Aidan Casey QC and Tom Poole in Fraud: Civil
Tom Poole in Immigration
Simon Davenport in Insolvency
James Guthrie QC, Robert Strang and Rowan Pennington-Benton in Offshore
Howard Stevens QC, Katherine Deal QC, Andrew Young and Daniel Saxby in Personal Injury
Simon Davenport QC, Andrew Young, Sebastian Neville-Clark (just retired), Helen Pugh and Sara Ibrahim in Professional Negligence