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James Pickering QC

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James Pickering QC

Year of Silk 2020

Year of Call 1991

James specialises in all areas of commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on commercial disputes, insolvency, and professional negligence.

Stephen Davies QC

Stephen Davies QC

Year of Silk 2000

Year of Call 1983

Stephen Davies QC is widely recognised as one of the most experienced litigators of issues relating to the law and practice of insolvency, also ranging into banking and finance and the disqualification of directors.

Hugo Page QC

Hugo Page QC

Year of Silk 2002

Year of Call 1977

Hugo specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud and tracing the proceeds of fraud. His cases often have an international dimension. He is currently working on several international legal disputes, involving foreign states and offshore companies. He has also acted as leading counsel in cases involving marine insurance, banking and aviation, and has conducted a large number of shipping and shipbuilding arbitrations.

Edward Cohen

Edward Cohen

Year of Call 1972

Edward has practised since 1973 in the field of general commercial and chancery dispute resolution and advice.

Jonathan Arkush

Jonathan Arkush

Year of Call 1977

Jonathan conducts a wide range of commercial and chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on all aspects of contentious probate, including mental capacity, family provision, cross-border estates and conflicts, disputes on the validity of wills and estates and trusts.

Linden Ife

Linden Ife

Year of Call 1982

Linden is nominated by the Legal 500 directory as Insolvency Junior of the Year 2020, for the second year running. She specialises in insolvency and business litigation, featuring the liabilities of directors and office holders, the recovery of assets by office holders in an insolvency, and asset finance and ownership disputes

Geoffrey Zelin

Geoffrey Zelin

Year of Call 1984

Geoffrey Zelin has built a broad-based practice encompassing all aspects of commercial and chancery litigation, often appearing against silks.

James Barker

James Barker

Year of Call 1984

James has been in practice at Enterprise Chambers since 1987. He specialises in the areas of insolvency, company, partnership, commercial, banking and property.

Christopher Brockman

Christopher Brockman

Year of Call 1985

Chris practices in all areas of personal and commercial insolvency.

Hugo Groves

Hugo Groves

Year of Call 1980

Hugo has many years experience of dealing with insolvency related matters including those with an American and cross border element. He also deals with a broad range of company, partnership and commercial matters.

Neil Levy

Neil Levy

Year of Call 1986

Neil specialises in banking litigation and advising on financial transactions. He has particular experience of domestic banking transactions, having worked as part of the Lloyds Bank in-house legal team from 1987 - 1992. His field of expertise also covers professional negligence in financial transactions, insolvency and commercial disputes. Neil has regularly presented seminars and written articles on banking and commercial law topics. He is a former contributor to Paget’s Law of Banking and Wadsley & Penn on The Law Relating to Domestic Banking. Neil is the editor of a website of case summaries relevant to finance litigation at www.banknotesuk.com.

Marilyn Kennedy-McGregor

Marilyn Kennedy-McGregor

Year of Call 1989

Before she became a barrister, Marilyn taught on a postgraduate course in business computing at City University Business School, and also ran her own computer advisory company.

Jeremy Bamford

Jeremy Bamford

Year of Call 1989

Jeremy specialises in commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on all aspects of contentious insolvency (corporate insolvency, LLPs, partnerships and bankruptcy), company law (including directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions), company directors’ disqualification proceedings and BROs, disciplinary, licensing and regulatory proceedings involving insolvency practitioners (acted for the ICAEW on boo.com) and bank recovery proceedings (charges, mortgages, guarantees and indemnities).

Stephanie Jarron

Stephanie Jarron

Year of Call 1990

Stephanie is an incisive advocate, good with clients and judges alike. She is known for getting straight to the heart of a dispute and valued for her good judgment. Her main practice areas are property, wills, trusts and probate, partnerships and mediation.

Bridget Williamson

Bridget Williamson

Year of Call 1993

Bridget specialises in commercial Chancery litigation with an emphasis on all aspects of company disputes.

Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker

Year of Call 1994

Bruce specialises in property advice and litigation.

Edward Francis

Edward Francis

Year of Call 1995

Ed is a leading property junior with expertise in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant.

Madeleine Heal

Madeleine Heal

Year of Call 1996

Madeleine is a detailed and pragmatic commercial advocate specialising at trial and on appeal in commercial, insolvency, civil fraud, intellectual property, media and privacy litigation.

Shaiba Ilyas

Shaiba Ilyas

Year of Call 1998

Niall McCulloch

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Niall McCulloch

Year of Call 2000

Niall specialises in commercial law (including commercial fraud), offshore and international work (notably in the BVI as well as other jurisdictions), insolvency and restructuring and company law (with a particular emphasis on shareholder disputes). He regularly appears in the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division and in the BVI Commercial Court. He also regularly appears in arbitrations including inter alia ad hoc, LCIA.

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Year of Call 2000

Simon is ranked as a leading junior in company, partnership and insolvency matters, praised as “an outstanding Chancery barrister who is a QC and High Court judge in the making” who is “excellent at everything and should be a silk already” (Legal 500, 2018).

Ross Fentem

Ross Fentem

Year of Call 2003

Ross practices in commercial, banking / financial services, property and company law. He has been ranked as a leading individual on the Western Circuit in his main practice areas by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 since 2010.

Sally Anne Blackmore

Sally Anne Blackmore

Year of Call 2003

Kavan Gunaratna

Kavan Gunaratna

Year of Call 2004

Kavan represents clients in disputes across the full spectrum of commercial-chancery litigation. He is ranked by the legal directories as a leading junior in several disciplines.

Cristin Toman

Cristin Toman

Year of Call 2004

Cristín has a strong commercial chancery practice, with particular expertise in all aspects of insolvency law, commercial dispute resolution and property litigation.

Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin

Year of Call 2004

Margaret has a thriving commercial and chancery practice and offers experience and expertise in all aspects of traditional and commercial chancery work.

Daisy Brown

Daisy Brown

Year of Call 2006

Daisy specialises in all areas of contentious insolvency, company law, property and wills and trusts.

Emma Read

Emma Read

Year of Call 2006

Emma’s expertise covers a wide range of commercial and chancery work. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas with specific emphasis on property, company and insolvency, commercial and banking disputes, probate, trusts and charities, and professional negligence.

Dominic Crossley

Dominic Crossley

Year of Call 2006

Dominic’s practice encompasses all aspects of chancery law with a particular focus on real property, and wills, probate and trusts.

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta

Year of Call 2006

Amit has a strong commercial and chancery practice with a heavy emphasis on contentious insolvency (corporate insolvency, LLPs, partnerships and bankruptcy), commercial disputes, company law (including directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions), company directors’ disqualification proceedings and bank recovery proceedings (charges, mortgages, guarantees and indemnities).

Kelly Bond

Kelly Bond

Year of Call 2007

Kelly is a highly regarded commercial chancery barrister, noted in particular for her expertise in all areas of insolvency law. She has a broad commercial chancery practice with particular emphasis on insolvency, property and commercial litigation.

Duncan Heath

Duncan Heath

Year of Call 2007

Duncan has an impressive all-round Chancery practice covering both traditional and commercial work with a particular focus on insolvency and commercial disputes, as well as property and contentious trust issues.

Jennifer Meech

Jennifer Meech

Year of Call 2008

Jennifer specialises in commercial Chancery litigation with a particular emphasis on insolvency, company and property disputes. She is particularly adept at dealing with cases where those areas intersect.

Phillip Gale

Phillip Gale

Year of Call 2008

Phillip specialises in commercial, insolvency and property litigation. Called in 2008, he has a busy court and advisory practice with an established track record in reported cases.

James Davies

James Davies

Year of Call 2009

James is a leading junior in the field of commercial Chancery work, with a particular emphasis on contentious insolvency, company law and property work.

Matthew Maddison

Matthew Maddison

Year of Call 2010

Matthew has a broad commercial chancery practice, covering both traditional chancery and commercial disputes. He has a meticulous eye, and a commercial perspective. He is noted for his insolvency experience, and has been described as a “steely advocate”.

Chris Royle

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Chris Royle

Year of Call 2009

Bailiff Barrister
Chris has wide-ranging experience in all of chambers’ main areas of work.
law of enforcement by certificated enforcement agents (formerly bailiffs) and High Court Enforcement Officers
property (including landlord & tenant), traditional chancery and commercial law

Christopher Buckingham

Christopher Buckingham

Year of Call 2009

Christopher is a Chancery Commercial practitioner.

Jessica Brooke

Jessica Brooke

Year of Call 2012

Before coming to the Bar Jessica read Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, Oxford, and obtained an LLM in Corporate Law from University College London. She has a broad chancery and commercial practice and accepts instructions in all areas of law for which Chambers is renowned.

Madeline Dixon

Madeline Dixon

Year of Call 2013

Madeline has a busy commercial Chancery practice, with a particular emphasis on insolvency and company law. She frequently appears in both the High Court and the County Court and is equally comfortable acting as junior counsel or appearing in her own right.

Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson

Year of Call 2014

Claire spent her first three years practicing from Chambers’ London branch but has recently re-located to Chambers’ Bristol branch. Claire continues to regularly appear in London, as well as now having an emphasis on work in Bristol and South Wales.

Fiona Todd

Fiona Todd

Year of Call 2014

Since completing her pupillage in 2016, Fiona has quickly developed a reputation among judges and solicitors as a reliable and user-friendly practitioner.

Chris Dunk

Chris Dunk

Year of Call 2014

Chris joined the Leeds centre of Chambers in October 2017, and is developing a broad commercial and chancery practice. His experience includes general commercial disputes, company, partnership and insolvency law, trusts, probate and estates litigation, conflicts of law and jurisdiction, and property and real estate litigation.

Mairi Innes

Mairi Innes

Year of Call 2017

Mairi is a member in Chambers’ London branch. Mairi joined Chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Mairi regularly appears in the County Court, the High Court and the First-Tier Tribunal in the areas in which Chambers is renowned.

Samuel Hodge

Samuel Hodge

Year of Call 2018

Samuel became a member of Chambers' London branch in October 2019 after successfully completing his pupillage. He was called to the Bar in 2018, achieving the highest mark out of the Lincoln's Inn cohort. Before undertaking pupillage, Sam obtained a Distinction and a prize on the BCL at the University of Oxford, and graduated top of his year in Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Otis Graham

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Otis Graham

Year of Call 2017

Otis joined Chambers in April 2020 upon successful completion of his Third Six pupillage. During his time at Enterprise he has gained experience across a range of practice areas, and appears regularly in the High Court and County Courts. He has developed a particular emphasis on insolvency litigation, but is well-placed to take on commercial and property work, having assisted with various high-value commercial and property disputes.

Georgia Purnell

Georgia Purnell

Year of Call 2018

Georgia is developing a commercial and chancery practice with a strong emphasis on insolvency and restructuring. Georgia regularly appears in the High Court and County Court and her insolvency and restructuring expertise is complemented by her commercial dispute resolution and company law practice which frequently involve jurisdictional and international elements.

Kirsty Malloch

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Kirsty Malloch

Year of Call 2018

Kirsty became a member of Chambers in October 2020 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Stephanie Jarron, Matthew Maddison and Hugo Groves. She was called to the Bar in 2018 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn after achieving an Outstanding on the BPTC at Manchester BPP. During pupillage, Kirsty gained experience across all areas of Chambers’ work, including assisting in a two week disclosure review.

Kirsty accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.

Ella Vacani

Ella Vacani

Year of Call 2019

Ella became a member of Chambers’ in October 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage.

Ella has a broad commercial chancery practice, having gained experience across the full range of Chambers’ core practice areas during her pupillage and in her own work.

Mediators and Arbitrators

HH Peter Langan QC

HH Peter Langan QC

Year of Silk 1983

Year of Call 1967

Peter retired from the circuit bench in 2013 and joined chambers as a door tenant in January 2014. He provides an alternative dispute resolution service, including the three forms of ADR mentioned above.

HH Roger Kaye QC

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HH Roger Kaye QC

Year of Silk 1989

Year of Call 1970

Jonathan Arkush

Jonathan Arkush

Year of Call 1977

Jonathan conducts a wide range of commercial and chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on all aspects of contentious probate, including mental capacity, family provision, cross-border estates and conflicts, disputes on the validity of wills and estates and trusts.

Stephanie Jarron

Stephanie Jarron

Year of Call 1990

Stephanie is an incisive advocate, good with clients and judges alike. She is known for getting straight to the heart of a dispute and valued for her good judgment. Her main practice areas are property, wills, trusts and probate, partnerships and mediation.

Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson

Year of Call 2014

Claire spent her first three years practicing from Chambers’ London branch but has recently re-located to Chambers’ Bristol branch. Claire continues to regularly appear in London, as well as now having an emphasis on work in Bristol and South Wales.

Clerks

Michael Ireland

Michael Ireland

Michael joined Chambers in 2004 and was appointed Senior Clerk in 2019.
He is responsible for the management of the clerking team in Chambers, as well as the strategic management and development of members practices and Chambers as a whole.

Tracey Collins

Tracey Collins

Tracey joined Enterprise Chambers as Chambers Administrator in March 2018.

Luke Clark

Luke Clark

Luke joined Enterprise Chambers in September 2019 as a Practice Manager. Luke clerks the senior members of Chambers and is responsible for diary management, fee negotiations, managing client relations, practice development, allocation of instructions and listing.

Raj Lamba

Raj Lamba

Raj joined Chambers in February 2018 as a Practice Manager, Raj is responsible for diary management, fee negotiation and practice management of members

Frazer Gale-Sinclair

Frazer Gale-Sinclair

Frazer began his clerking career in 2015 and joined Enterprise Chambers in May 2018. His responsibilities include diary management, fee negotiation and overall practice development for the junior members of Chambers.

Kenya Mendoza

Kenya Mendoza

Kenya joined Chambers in October 2018 as Junior Clerk. Kenya is responsible for assisting our barristers to and from court, lodging documents with court, and assisting members of the clerks’ room with the day-to-day management of barristers’ diaries and client relations.

Jade Farrow

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Jade Farrow

Jade joined Chambers in September 2019 as Junior Clerk. Jade is responsible for assisting our barristers to and from court, lodging documents with court, and assisting members of the clerks’ room with the day-to-day management of barristers’ diaries and client relations.

Justin Emmett

Justin Emmett

Justin joined chambers in July 2018 and, with over 20 years clerking experience, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the legal market.

Joanne Caunt

Joanne Caunt

Joanne joined chambers in 1993 and is primarily responsible for our Leeds branch. She also assists Michael Ireland with the general day-to-day running of chambers.

Ellen McInall

Ellen McInall

Ellen joined chambers in 2006 and assists Joanne in Leeds.

Michelle Carson

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Michelle Carson

She is based at our Newcastle branch and is responsible for the general day to day running of the Chambers in Newcastle.

Door Tenants

Jeremy Child (BVI)

Jeremy Child (BVI)

Year of Call 2003

Jeremy undertakes work in all areas in which Chambers specialise. His particular interests are property and commercial litigation and advice, insolvency law, corporate recovery, trusts and probate.

Shuvra Deb (Cayman Islands)

Shuvra Deb (Cayman Islands)

Shuvra was called to the Bar in 2007 and practises in all matters relating to insolvency, company and commercial chancery law.

Pulkit Deora (New Delhi)

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Pulkit Deora (New Delhi)

Year of Call 2016

Pulkit specialises in civil litigation with a particular interest in contentious insolvency, fraud and asset tracing, avoidance, corporate restructuring, minority oppression, mergers and amalgamations, commercial and property disputes, banking, and public law.