Legal 500 2014 – Top Tier Set and regional Heavyweight.
3 October 2014

Legal 500 2014 – Top Tier Set and regional Heavyweight.

Chambers provide another strong list of Specialists in this years Legal 500 2014 - Guide to the Bar.

North Eastern Circuit - Employment - Employment - Leading Juniors - Andrew Webster ‘Recommended for his broad employment practice.’ - Georgina Nolan ‘She is always very well prepared’ - Kirti Jeram ‘Great at getting to the nub of the issue’ - Seamus Sweeney ‘Extremely knowledgeable in the really challenging areas of employment law’ - Andrew Sugarman ‘Very good at explaining complex legal concepts to clients’ - Roger Quickfall ‘Very personable and straightforward’

North Eastern Circuit - Family and children law - Leading juniors - Dornier Whittaker ‘Impressive on her feet’ - Guy Swiffen ‘Very experienced and knowledgeable’ - Joanne Astbury ‘A clever and sensitive lawyer’ - John Jackson ‘Not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and taking on a job no matter what’ - Julia Nelson ‘Experienced in all aspects of family law and highly regarded on circuit’

North Eastern Circuit - Personal injury and clinical negligence - Lading silks - Stuart Brown QC ‘Particularly knowledgeable on medical issues’ Leading juniors - Christopher Williams ‘Particularly strong in employer liability cases’ - Elizabeth Hodgson ‘She has impressive cross-examination skills and is able to read the mood of a judge’ - Andrew Axon ‘His medical knowledge is a level above most counsel’ - Catherine Souter ‘A personal injury specialist who predominantly undertakes cases at the fast and multi-track level’ - Hylton Armstrong ‘His personal injury and clinical negligence expertise is complemented by his knowledge of motor-related fraud’ - James Murphy ‘His advice and advocacy is of a high quality’ - Jonathan Godfrey ‘An expert in sports-related injuries’ - Richard Copnall ‘Confident, assured and bright’ - Tom Nossiter ‘Highly skilled in all aspects of motor fraud cases’

Parklane Plowden is a regional heavyweight set which has a growing national reputation. It has ‘exceptional litigators' and ‘genuine strength in depth'. As one of the largest civil law sets in the region, it is strong across a range of practice areas but is particularly highly regarded for employment and personal injury. Its personal injury team alone is nearly 60 in number. Its family team is also singled out as among the leading in Yorkshire, particularly on children law matters. Mchael Stubbs’ clerking team is ‘outstanding' and ‘in a league of its own'. Offices in: Leeds, Newcastle