Legal 500 Rankings Released

01 November 2018

One of the foremost sets in travel law’, and with ‘a seemingly endless depth of well-trained, able juniors added every year’, the ‘standout’ 3 Hare Court also offers ‘quality and depth of experience’ in relation to commercial litigation, fraud and insolvency cases, and places ‘an extremely important emphasis on delivering client service’. Members ‘routinely feature in notable and important cases, breaking new ground and setting precedents’, and ‘conduct complex and heavyweight litigation’. The ‘superb’ clerks’ room is headed up by the ‘delightful’ and ‘charming’ senior clerk James Donovan, who ‘knows his barristers - their strengths and weaknesses - inside out’ and ‘is interested in building lasting working relationships rather than short-term profits’. Chambers ‘really seems to be going places’ under Donovan’s guidance, and he is ably assisted by ‘commendable’ first junior Toby Eales, whose service to solicitors ‘cannot be faulted’. Second juniors clerks Duane Hitchman and Simon Hamilton ‘are always happy to assist in tight corners’. Junior clerk Bradley Patterson is singled out for his professionalism and for his ‘work with the listing office’. 

We are delighted that we are again recognised as a leading set in Travel Law, being described as 'the go to set for travel insurance work". Howard Stevens QC is ranked in tier 1, Katherine Deal is also ranked in tier 1, also ranked in Travel Law is Andrew Young, Dan Saxby, Helen Pugh and Asela Wijeyaratne.

We are also recognised as a leading set in Personal Injury, Industrial Disease and Insurance Fraud, with Howard Stevens QC, Katherine Deal, Andrew Young and Dan Saxby being ranked.

Other rankings include:

James Guthrie QC, Tom Poole and Rowan Pennington-Benton for Administrative and Public Law

Katherine Deal for Aviation

James Guthrie QC for Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Peter Knox QC and Simon Davenport QC for Commercial Litigation

William Godwin QC for Constructions

Tom Poole for Employment

Simon Davenport QC and Tom Poole for Civl Fraud

Tom Poole for Immigration

Simon Davenport QC, Daniel Lewis and Clara Johnson for Insolvency

Sebastian Neville-Clarke, Andrew Yong, Sara Ibrahim and Helen Pugh for Professional Negligence.

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