7 October 2019

Parklane Plowden Chambers – The Legal 500 directory recommendations 2020

Parklane Plowden Chambers has retained its Tier 1 status as a leading set on the North Eastern Circuit in the latest release of The Legal 500. The 2020 edition recommends 48 barristers working across 9 practice areas, the most of any other set on the circuit. Director of clerking, Michael Stubbs “leads an excellent team – he works hard to create a positive working relationship with instructing solicitors”. Senior Practice Director for the civil and family team, Mark Williams “keeps in touch on matters that enables the smooth running of listing and continuity of counsel” whilst Sharon Robson is “really good and responsive”.   CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE      One of the circuit’s strongest sets for clinical negligence   We are home to 8 out of the 11 ranked barristers for clinical negligence expertise on the North Eastern Circuit. They include: Howard Elgot “Specialises in Claimant work.” Richard Copnall “A strong clinical negligence junior.” Andrew Axon “A tough negotiator who will work hard to achieve the right result for the client.” Elizabeth Hodgson “Very good with clients and excellent in court – an all-round top advocate.” Stephen Friday “His practice includes delayed diagnosis and surgical negligence cases.” Stuart JamiesonExtremely tenacious when dealing with opponents.” Mike Hill “Highly experienced in dental negligence cases.” Hylton Armstrong “Great at distilling complex cases for clients.” COMMERCIAL, BANKING, INSOLVENCY AND CHANCERY LAW “Parklane Plowden is home to a Chancery and commercial team that is praised by clients for its ‘strength in depth’.” Sean Kelly “Very good at banking law.” Sarah HarrisonGood with clients and has specialist probate knowledge.” Stuart RobertsPersonable, practical and confident.”   COSTS Parklane Plowden Chambers is home to the only ranked costs law barrister on the North Eastern Circuit. Steven TurnerWell known for his costs litigation expertise, which often crosses over with his personal injury expertise. A very strong advocate.” COURT OF PROTECTION AND COMMUNITY CARE Natalia Levine A very experienced and well-respected counsel in Court of Protection matters." Simon WilkinsonAble to put clients at ease in difficult circumstances.”   EMPLOYMENT “Unquestionably the strongest employment set in the North East.”             Seamus Sweeney A good alternative to London counsel for complex cases.” [recently become a full-time Employment Judge] Kirti Jeram A strong and well-organised tribunal advocate.” [recently become a full-time Employment Judge] Dominic Bayne  “Particularly adept at dealing with difficult witnesses.Claire Millns Gets to grips with cases very quickly.Andrew Sugarman Argues cogently, calmly and persuasively in court.Roger Quickfall Recommended for respondent work.Richard Ryan Always very well-prepared and proactive.            FAMILY AND CHILDREN LAW “has a strong reputation in family law work.   Jo Delahunty QC "Is extremely well respected by judges and is a real force to be reckoned with." Joanne Astbury A superb, intelligent and determined advocate who is fearless in court.Julia NelsonExcellent in dealing with private law matters.Sara Anning “Proactive, approachable and attentive.” Alex Taylor He builds excellent relationships with professionals and lay clients alike.” Elizabeth Darlington “Excellent on TLATA matters – a leader in her field.” John Jackson “He has an eye for the finder details and is fearless dealing with difficult issues both in the court and with clients.” Simon Wilkinson “Provides honest and realistic advice in a manner in which clients can easily understand.”   INQUESTS AND INQUIRIES   a notable presence in inquests throughout the region with a particular focus on hospital and custody deaths.”   Richard CopnallAnalytical, persuasive and highly intelligent.” Georgina NolanExcellent on her feet, knowledgeable and authoritative.” PERSONAL INJURY “with a large number of specialist practitioners among its ranks, Parklane Plowden has a big reputation for serious injury work in the region.”   Christopher Williams “Recommended for multi-track work” Howard Elgot “An excellent junior counsel.” Richard Copnall “Constantly provides an excellent and admirable level of service.” Andrew Axon “A tough negotiator with a keen eye for detail.” Elizabeth Hodgson “Excellent when dealing with complex and difficult cases.” James Murphy “A superb advocate.” Steven Turner “A very astute tactician with excellent client skills.” Corin Furness “Leaves no stone unturned to secure the best outcomes for clients.” Stephen Friday “Thorough and strategic.”           Tom Nossiter “Well-liked by clients and technically excellent.” Catherine Souter “Very good on her feet and in cross-examination.” Stuart Jamieson Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings.” Tom Vonberg Pragmatic with an excellent eye for detail.” Hylton Armstrong “Deals with complex matters well.”                PROPERTY Sean Kelly “A strong analytical mind.” Elizabeth Darlington “Clear, down-to-earth and knowledgeable.”