Directory quotes 2013

Chambers & Partners

Legal 500

Legal 500


"Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB) is a heavyweight family law chambers headed by ‘leading family silk’ Lewis Marks QC. Lucy Stone QC is ‘quite simply the most accomplished all-round family law silk’, and Tim Amos QC’s ‘depth of knowledge of international law and obsessive attention to detail put him head and shoulders above most matrimonial silks’. Other recommended silks include the ‘brilliant, inclusive and charming’ Charles Hyde QC; Jennifer Roberts QC, who has ‘the magic combination of a great brain, a confidence-inspiring manner and amazing judgement’; and the ‘incredibly bright and knowledgeable’ Stewart Leech QC. Elizabeth Clarke ‘continues to lead the way in terms of junior counsel at the family Bar’, and Catherine Cowton is ‘a senior junior who you want on your team in all complicated ancillary relief cases’. Other top juniors include the ‘highly intelligent, thoughtful and clear’ Daniel Bentham; Rosemary Budden, who is ‘a tenacious advocate’; the ‘unfailingly responsive, attentive and courteous’ James Ewins; Samantha Singer, who is ‘an extremely bright, tenacious and articulate advocate’; and Alexander Thorpe, who is ‘one of the most impressive advocates at the Bar’."

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