Devereux recognised by Legal 500’s 2009 edition
Members of Devereux Chambers received a total of 32 individual listings across 15 practice areas in Legal 500’s 2009 edition, which has just been published.
Ranked as a leading common law set of chambers, ‘Devereux Chambers’ core strengths remain employment, personal injury and clinical negligence, and improves its insurance ranking, with individual mention in litigation, pensions, health and safety, media, entertainment and sport’.
Full list of entries - Legal 500 2009:
Clinical Negligence and healthcare – Recognised as a leading set:
Devereux Chambers is ‘a set with a number of first rate practitioners‘. Robert Glancy QC is ‘unflappable and absolutely top drawer - the complete package‘. Robert Weir is ‘scrupulous on detail and a razor-sharp advocate‘. Richard Cartwright is particularly good on complex quantum issues.
Oliver Hyams at Devereux Chambers ‘is first-class, as is his tactical awareness‘.
Employment – Recognised as a leading set:
Mohinderpal Sethi at Devereux Chambers is praised for his ‘clear and incisive legal mind, effective and persuasive advocacy skills and excellent cross-examination‘. Recent notable cases include representing the Communication Workers Union in Communication Workers Union v Royal Mail Group, a multi-million pound class actions in the Court of Appeal. Ingrid Simler QC is a ‘superb strategist with a strong intellect and empathetic approach‘. She is ‘exemplary with witnesses‘ and constantly described by instructing solicitors as their ‘favourite silk‘. Timothy Brennan QC has a ‘nose for the point to go for and an excellent fighter‘, while Nicholas Randall boasts a ‘sixth sense for the judge’s wavelength and pitches the case accordingly‘.
Health & Safety:
Graham Read QC of Devereux Chambers ‘is technical, experienced, personable and very commercially aware‘.
Insurance and Reinsurance – Recognised as a leading set:
Devereux Chambers provides ‘reliable and sensible advice on insurance matters‘. Colin Edelman QC appeared in a House of Lords appeal by the insured on a coverage issue arising out of the Parmalat affair in Brit Syndicates. He has ‘unparalleled knowledge of the insurance market‘. Colin Wynter QC is a ‘really good team player‘ and Richard Harrison ‘very succinctly sums up matters in a fair way to the court‘. Ben Lynch is ‘very hard working‘.
Media, Entertainment and Sport:
Nicholas Randall at Devereux Chambers, who combines ‘technical acumen and commercial awareness‘ has represented Kevin Keegan in a dispute against Newcastle United in relation to Keegan’s departure from the club.
Nicholas Randall who has a good track record on Pensions Ombudsman cases. He ‘provides highly practical and commercial advice‘.
Personal Injury - Recognised as a leading set:
Devereux Chambers provides ‘an outstanding overall level of service‘. Robert Glancy QC is ‘a superb advocate on the top of his game‘. Stephen Killalea QC has ‘procedural knowledge, quality of advocacy and tactical awareness that are second to none‘. Robert Weir ‘is- a true star‘. Richard Cartwright is ‘fantastic on cases with lots of figures and accounts‘. Robert Hunter’s ‘abilities and qualities add to the strength-in-depth of Devereux Chambers our first choice for personal injury‘.
Timothy Brennan QC
Ingrid Simler QC
Areas of expertise
- Administrative and Public Law
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Clinical Negligence
- Commercial Disputes
- Health & Safety
- Human Rights
- Insurance & Reinsurance
- Personal Injury
- Professional Negligence
- Regulatory & Professional Discipline
- Sports Law
- Telecommunications & IT