Members of Devereux recommended by Legal 500 2012 edition

Members of Devereux received a total of 49 individual listings across 18 practice areas in Legal 500’s 2012 edition, published 20 September 2012.

Civil liberties and human rights (including public inquiry law and actions against the police)

Within Civil liberties and human rights (including public inquiry law and actions against the police) Robert Weir QC is ranked a Leading Silk and Mohinderpal Sethi is ranked a Leading Junior

Clinical negligence and healthcare

Within Clinical negligence and healthcare Devereux is ranked as a Leading Set

Devereux acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases. Robert Glancy QC delivers ‘clear and concise advice and is held in very high regard by all who meet him’. Robert Weir QC is ‘fiercely intelligent and gets straight to the heart of every case’, and Richard Cartwright has ‘a real grasp of detail and excellent client care’.”

Commercial litigation

Within Commercial litigation Colin Edelman QC and Graham Read QC are ranked as Leading Silks and Ben Lynch is ranked a Leading Junior

Education

Within Education Oliver Hyams is ranked a Leading Junior and recommended as ‘tactically astute’

Employment

Within Employment, Devereux is ranked as a Leading Set

“The clerks are ‘very responsive and helpful’ at Devereux. The ‘mind-bogglingly intelligent’ Ingrid Simler QC, is ‘a top silk for any complex discrimination case’; the ‘technically excellent’ Bruce Carr QC wins plaudits for his expertise in trade union issues; and the ‘first-rate’ Timothy Brennan QC is ‘extremely thorough in preparation’. Recommended juniors include Nicholas Randall, who is ‘strong, practical and authoritative in court’, and Akash Nawbatt, whose ‘obvious intellect hides a fierce determination to succeed’. Recent work saw nine members involved in the highly publicised British Airways cabin crew dispute.”

Environment

Within Environment Graham Read QC and Stephen Killalea QC are ranked as Leading Silks

Fraud: Civil

Within Fraud: civil Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked a Leading Silk

Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture)

Within Fraud: crime (including money laundering and asset forfeiture) Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked a Leading Silk

Health and Safety

Within Health and Safety Graham Read QC and Stephen Killalea QC are ranked as Leading Silks

Information Technology

Within Information Technology Graham Read QC is ranked Leading Silk and is quoted as a ‘recommended practitioner’

Insurance and Reinsurance

Within Insurance and Reinsurance, Devereux is ranked as Leading Set

“At Devereux, the highly regarded Colin Edelman QC acted for the lead insurers, Excess Insurance, in the EL Trigger litigation. Colin Wynter QC is recommended for his ‘unrivalled knowledge’, as is Andrew Burns. Also recommended are Alison Padfield, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable in her field’; Richard Harrison, who is ‘tenacious, thorough and has very mature judgement’; and the ‘very hardworking and thorough’ Ben Lynch.”

International arbitration

Within International Arbitration Colin Edelman QC is ranked a Leading Silk

Media, Entertainment and Sport

Within Media, Entertainment and Sport Nicholas Randall is ranked a Leading Junior. Nicholas is ‘honourable and tenacious’ and a ‘panel member for Premier League disciplinary cases’

Pensions

Within Pensions Nicholas Randall is ranked a Leading Junior, his work ‘not only reflects intellect but also tactical acuity’

Personal injury

Within Personal injury, Devereux is ranked as a Leading Set

“Leading Personal Injury silks at Devereux include Robert Glancy QC, ‘a superb tactician who masters all details effortlessly’; Stephen Killalea QC, ‘a top-quality performer in claimant PI cases of maximum severity’; and Robert Weir QC, whose ‘attention to detail and dedication are second to none’. Of the juniors, Richard Cartwright ‘leaves no stone unturned’, and Colin Mendoza is ‘a great strategic thinker’.”

Professional negligence

Within Professional Negligence Colin Edelman QC is ranked a Leading Silk and Ben Lynch is ranked a Leading Junior

Tax: Corporate and VAT

Within Tax: corporate and VAT, recommended are the ‘high-flying’ Jonathan Fisher QC, ‘all-round superstar’ Ingrid Simler QC, and the ‘dedicated and dependable’ Timothy Brennan QC

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