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Parklane Plowden dominates Chambers & Partners 2021 recommendations for the North Eastern Circuit.

Parklane Plowden has been recognised in six practice areas in the 2021 edition and has 49 individual barrister recommendations across nine practice areas.

We remain the only ranked set on the North Eastern Circuit, with Chambers as "a go-to for clinical negligence matters…" and "the barristers are all very intelligent but also approachable - they have that personal touch which goes a long way in high-value personal injury work." for personal injury. The Family: Matrimonial Finance teams moves up from Band 3 to Band 2, following the recruitment of 13 family law barristers from Zenith Chambers.

Three individuals have received special recognition.

Andrew Axon, is identified as a ‘Star Individual’ for his clinical negligence expertise. "He has amazing intuition and a fantastic feel for what's going to work and what won't. Clients adore him and he has a lot of confidence."

Personal Injury barrister, Abigail Telford is also identified as ‘Up and Coming’ - "A rising star at the set. She's able to analyse complex issues and quickly cut through to the heart of the matter."

Cait Sweeney  is recognised as an  ‘Up and Coming’ for her Chancery and Commercial expertise - “She is intelligent, forward-thinking and collegiate with other members of the team." "She provides clear and simple advice. I can call her up and have a chat and bounce ideas around."

Team Accolades

Personal Injury (Band 1) and only ranked chambers
Parklane Plowden is the leading chambers on the North Eastern Circuit for personal injury matters. The set houses unrivalled expertise in the handling of complex injury claims, and its deep bench of experienced barristers has recently been bolstered by the arrival of several new tenants. Areas of expertise for the team include high-value catastrophic brain and spinal injury, amputation and industrial disease claims, and members act for both claimant and defendant clients. The set's barristers are frequently involved in high-profile and leading cases and have experience of appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Instructing solicitors praise the set as a "modern and forward-thinking chambers" and note that "the barristers are all very intelligent but also approachable - they have that personal touch which goes a long way in high-value personal injury work."

Clinical Negligence (Band 1) and only ranked chambers
Parklane Plowden is recognised as the leading chambers on the North Eastern Circuit for complex clinical negligence matters. The set houses an enviable bench of experts who are regularly instructed to act on behalf of both claimants and defendants in high-value delayed diagnosis and surgical negligence cases. Members are also experienced in the handling of complex birth injury and fatal accident claims arising from medical negligence. Instructing solicitors praise the set as "a go-to for clinical negligence matters," adding that "it is able to offer the full spectrum of expertise and has both very strong junior barristers and silks."

Family: Children (Band 1)
Parklane Plowden acts for a range of clients, including local authorities, parents and guardians, in a variety of children law proceedings. The cases undertaken by the barristers often involve serious abuse and injuries, as well as complex issues such as honour-based violence and forced marriage. The set is a first port of call for instructing solicitors handling care proceedings. The set's recent recruitment of 13 barristers from Zenith Chambers has further bolstered its strength in children matters. The set also possesses impressive strength in financial remedy cases, and the barristers are equipped to handle cohabitation disputes and cases involving assets held abroad or UK-based farming and business assets.

Employment (Band 1)
Renowned for its work tackling employment law matters of significant sensitivity and complexity including discrimination, harassment, and victimisation claims. The barristers are also knowledgeable about whistle-blower protection. The set maintains a broad client base which includes claimants and private or public sector respondents. Recently, it has successfully represented HMRC in a disability discrimination and harassment claim and acted in a novel Court of Appeal case on philosophical belief discrimination.

Chancery (Band 1)
Parklane Plowden is held in high regard as a "high-quality chambers" for its chancery offering. Areas of particular strength for the set include cases involving contentious and non-contentious trust and probate matters, as well as partnership, tax and company disputes.

Family: Matrimonial Finance (Band 2)
Parklane Plowden acts for a range of clients, including local authorities, parents and guardians, in a variety of children law proceedings. The cases undertaken by the barristers often involve serious abuse and injuries, as well as complex issues such as honour-based violence and forced marriage. The set is a first port of call for instructing solicitors handling care proceedings. The set's recent recruitment of 13 barristers from Zenith Chambers has further bolstered its strength in children matters. The set also possesses impressive strength in financial remedy cases, and the barristers are equipped to handle cohabitation disputes and cases involving assets held abroad or UK-based farming and business assets.

 

All of the individual barrister recommendations can be viewed on the Chambers & Partners website.

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