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Tuesday 10 December 2013

Chambers 100 UK Bar

Chambers & Partners has launched The Chambers 100 UK Bar, which ranks the top barristers in the UK, according to its research.
The Chambers Bar 100 ranks the top barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales. There are two separate tables: one listing the top 100 juniors, and one listing the top 100 silks. To be shortlisted, these barristers must be ranked in Bands One or Two or as ‘Star Individuals’ in a key area of law in The Chambers UK Bar Guide.

Wilberforce have 3 silks and 1 junior listed for The Chambers 100 UK Bar.  In addition 1 silk and 1 junior were also on the initial shortlists.

Brian Green QC
Chancery: Traditional; Pensions; Offshore

Brian Green QC acts on a wide range of commercial and private trusts matters. He is regarded by interviewees as “one of the leading pensions silks of his generation,” and as a practitioner who is “highly innovative, and formidable in court.” He recently led on an appeal of the first instance decision in the signal IBM rectification case.

Robert Ham QC
Chancery: Traditional; Pensions

Robert Ham QC is a specialist in the field of trust law. He is particularly well regarded for his expertise on traditional chancery matters, and is valued by sources as a practitioner who has “a brilliant mind and a great depth of experience,” and provides his clients with “concise and reassuring advice.” He worked across multiple jurisdictions on the trust dispute relating to the affairs of former Wolverhampton Wanderers FC owner Sir Jack Hayward.

Jonathan Seitler QC
Real Estate Litigation

Jonathan Seitler QC is an expert in the field of real estate litigation and related matters of professional negligence. “He is an excellent operator and a brilliant tactician,” states a market source; “clients love him for his easy-going nature and approach.” His recent cases include a high-value chancery trial concerning allegations of fraud arising from property joint ventures.

Rupert Reed
Chancery: Commercial

Rupert Reed has acted as junior in many substantial pieces of chancery and commercial court litigation. His practice is global in scope and, as an Arabic speaker, he heads up Wilberforce Chambers’ Middle East team. He recently acted in a £3 million case concerning Saudi Economic Development Co (SEDCO) and Arab Investments Ltd, and has been acting for the claimant in the USD 24 million fraud matter of Corinth Pipeworks SA v. Barclays Bank. “Very quick thinking, eloquent and able,” he is “good with clients as he manages expectations well.”

UK Bar 100 Silks Shortlist

  • Brian Green QC
  • Jonathan Seitler QC
  • Robert Ham QC
  • Terence Mowschenson QC
  • UK Bar 100 Juniors Shortlist
  • Nikki Singla
  • Rupert Reed
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