4th June 2021


We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas:

Arbitration

Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide

Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide

Civil Fraud

Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader

Construction

Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and National Guide

  • Sean Brannigan QC “has been a stand-out construction silk for a long time” say impressed peers, who add that he is “highly able and engaging as an advocate.”
  • Sean Brannigan QC is “a superstar of the Bar” who is “absolutely phenomenal in court” and a “devastating cross-examiner”. One peer adds, “Arbitrators and juries adore him.”

Fiona Sinclair QC – National Guide

Rachel Ansell QC – Global Guide and National Guide

  • Rachel Ansell QC is “exceptional” according to sources, one of whom notes: “She is one of the best silks I’ve worked with.”
  • Rachel Ansell QC enjoys a stellar reputation for her profound expertise in international construction and energy disputes.

Alexander Hickey QC – Global Guide and National Guide

  • Alexander Hickey QC is an “extremely impressive and clever barrister” who “brings charm to proceedings” and is “very creative and robust in his approach”.

Lynne McCafferty QC – Global Guide and National Guide

  • “Her advice was clear, to the point and compassionate” “She is excellent” “Lynne is hard working and approachable” “She has a really nice manner with clients and is easy to work with”
  • “A well-known barrister for arbitral work” who “is very hard-working and competent”. Her practice sits at the intersect of technology and construction disputes.

Jessica Stephens QC – Global Guide and National Guide

Claire Packman QC – National Guide

Simon Henderson – National Guide

James Bowling – Global Guide and National Guide

Kate Livesey – Global Guide and National Guide

Thomas Crangle – Global Guide and National Guide

Sanjay Patel – Global Guide and National Guide

  • Sanjay Patel gains recognition for his top-tier expertise across a wide range of construction disputes and contentious proceedings.

Energy & Natural resources

Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader

  • Nigel Tozzi QCis a “very strong cross-examiner” with a fine track record in oil and gas, damages and commodities disputes. 

Sean O’Sullivan QC – National Guide

James Hatt – National Guide

  • James Hatt is “an excellent senior junior with a keen eye for detail and disarmingly effective advocacy skills”.  

Insurance and Reinsurance

John Rowland QC – National Guide

Aidan Christie QC – National Guide

Andrew Neish QC – National Guide

  • The “brilliant” Andrew Neish QC ranks highly among peers thanks to his impressive work on credit insurance disputes and liability claims. 

International Trade & Commodities

Sean O’Sullivan QC – National Guide

Alexander Wright – National Guide

  • Alexander Wright is “always thoroughly prepared” in shipping and commodity sale and purchase agreement disputes. 

Media and Entertainment

Lord Garnier QC – National Guide

  • Edward Garnier QC is well versed at representing domestic and international media-sector clients in complicated defamation and public law disputes.

Professional Negligence

Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader

James Purchas – National Guide

Luke Wygas – National Guide

Shipping

Sean O’Sullivan QC – National Guide

  • Sean O’Sullivan QC is “one of the go-to silks for this area” with a “clear advocacy style”.

Alexander Wright – National Guide

Telecoms

Alex Charlton QC – National Guide

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