Chambers has, over several years, been regularly and widely recognised for the high quality of its work and of its client service. Individual members of Chambers have been recognised for outstanding performance as practitioners by being nominated for accolades and winning awards.

  • Awards by Legal Directories

    Each year the directories shortlists the sets, silks and juniors which they think have given an outstanding performance. With more than 24,000 practising barristers in England and Wales, to be shortlisted for, and winning, awards is testament to the strength, depth and quality of our members’ practices. In recent years, Devereux has received, or been nominated for, the following awards:

    Client Service

    • Client Service Set of the Year – Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023

     

    Clinical Negligence

    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Cartwright - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Cartwright - Nomination - Legal 500 2019
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2017
    • Set of the Year – Nomination - Legal 500 2015 
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Winner - Legal 500 2015
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Legal 500 2014

     

    Employment

    • Junior of the Year - Talia Barsam - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022
    • Set of the Year - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Junior of the Year (prior to taking silk) – Alice Mayhew KC - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Bruce Carr KC - Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016
    • Junior of the Year (prior to taking silk) – Akash Nawbatt KC - Winner - Chambers Bar Awards 2015

     

    Insurance

    • Junior of the year - Richard Harrison - Nomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Silk of the Year - Colin Edelman KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Harrison - Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Harrison - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016
    • Set of the Year – Winner – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
    • Silk of the Year – Colin Edelman KC - Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Harrison - Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014

     

    International Arbitration

    • Lifetime Achievement Award - Colin Edelman – Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023
    • Silk of the Year - Colin Edelman KC – Nomination - Legal 500 2014

     

    Personal Injury

    • Silk of the Year - Stephen Killalea KC – Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023
    • Silk of the Year - Robert Weir KC –  Winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022
    • Set of the Year - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Set of the Year - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Cartwright - Nomination - Legal 500 2019
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2016
    • Set of the Year – Nomination - Legal 500 2015
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir KC - Winner - Legal 500 2015
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Legal 500 2014

     

    Professional Negligence

     

    Tax

    • Silk of the Year - Felicity Cullen KC – Winner - Legal 500 2023
    • Junior of the Year - Marika Lemos - Nomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Set of the Year - Devereux -Nnomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Junior of the Year - Chris Stone – Winner - Chambers UK 2022
    • Silk of the Year - Felicity Cullen KC - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Set of the Year - Devereux - Nomination - Legal 500 2022
    • Junior of the Year - Marika Lemos - Nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021
    • Set of the Year – Winner – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
    • Set of the Year – Winner – Legal 500 2019
    • Junior of the Year – Marika Lemos – Nomination – Legal 500 2019
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018
    • Junior of the Year – Marika Lemos – Nomination – Legal 500 2018
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Legal 500 2018
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Legal 500 2017
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016
    • Set of the Year – Winner – Legal 500 2015
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
    • Silk of the Year – Felicity Cullen KC - Nomination – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
    • Junior of the Year (prior to taking Silk) – Jolyon Maugham - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014
    • Set of the Year – Nomination – Legal 500 2014

     

    Technology, Data and Crypto

    • Junior of the year - Georgina Hirsch - Nomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Junior of the year - Rory Cochrane - Nomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Set of the year - Devereux - Nomination - Legal 500 2023
    • Set of the year - Devereux - Nomination - Legal 500 2022

     

  • The Lawyer Awards

    Colin Edelman KC was shortlisted for Barrister of the Year in 2021

    Devereux was shortlisted as Chambers of the Year in 2019 and 2013.

    Bruce Carr KC was shortlisted for Barrister of the Year in 2010. 

  • Halsbury Legal Awards

    Devereux was awarded Chambers of the Year 2013 at the Halsbury Legal Awards.

  • The Lawyer - Top Cases of the Year

    2016 - The Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation was highlighted as one of the cases to watch. Chris Stone is the lead junior on the legal team instructed by Macfarlanes to represent a number of construction firms in this group litigation brought by over 500 claimants. Bayo Randle of Devereux is also instructed on this case, along with counsel from One Essex Court and One Brick Court. The 11-week trial of 20 test cases was set to start in May but settled confidentially. [SVdB1] 

    2012 - Colin Edelman KC was named in the Top 20 cases of this year. The insurance case highlighted for 2012 is described as “possibly the largest coverage dispute to come before the Commercial Court in several years”.  The case “concerns problems that occurred with a marine propulsion system known as the ‘Mermaid Pods’ system which was developed for use on cruiseliner vessels and oil rigs”. The case concerns claims in excess of £100 million against Rolls-Royce.

    2011 - Employers’ Liability Policy “Trigger” Litigation; featured in the top 5 Supreme Court cases of this year. The case concerns employers’ liability mesothelioma claims and declined cover. Colin Wynter QC was lead counsel in three of the six principal claimant cases and a co-claimant case, whilst Colin Edelman KC led for the defence in two of the six cases. Richard Harrison and Andrew Burns KC were also instructed as juniors in this commercially sensitive matter.

    2011 - BA v Unite The Union; where Bruce Carr KC appeared on behalf of British Airways in a matter concerning anti-strike injunctions.

    2010 - The 'Toxic Sofas' case of Claire Horwood & Ors v Argos Home Retail Group & Ors. Colin Edelman KC appeared for Zurich insurance in this case where over 4,500 claimants issued claims against a number of retailers alleging injuries from the mould inhibitor DMF used on leather furniture stocked by the stores. Colin Mendoza acted for Creation Consumer Finance in relation to aspects of the personal injury litigation.

  • Other Accolades

    The Times – Lawyer of the week

    Robert Weir KC was named Lawyer of the Week in July 2013. Robert acted for families of British soldiers killed in Iraq who can now make damages claims after a Supreme Court ruling. Seven judges held that the earlier 9 judge decision of the Supreme Court in Catherine Smith (in which the majority had found that the Human Rights Act did not apply to soldiers when in Iraq) was no longer good law. It is now established that the Human Rights Act applies to soldiers wherever in the world they are. The majority of the Supreme Court also refused to strike out any of the claims made for breach of article 2 and in negligence. The claims arise out of the deaths of soldiers in Snatch Land Rovers in circumstances where, on the claimants’ case, their deaths would have been avoided had the Ministry of Defence procured suitable medium-armoured vehicles.

    Bruce Carr KC was named Lawyer of the Week in January 2010. Bruce acted for British Airways in the High Court. In the case Mrs Justice Cox issued an injunction banning planned strike action by BA cabin crew, which had been due to take place over 12 days around Christmas, ruling that the ballot of staff had been flawed.

     

    The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

    On 26th November 2015, the ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’ Award recognised the input of all representatives for the claimant and the Personal Injury Bar Association for their involvement in JX MX v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust [2015] 1 WLR 3647. Judges agreed that the case set an industry wide precedent in challenging circumstances. Robert Weir KC, instructed by Colemans-Ctts for PIBA, led William Latimer-Sayer from Cloisters in this ground breaking case.[SVdB2] 

     

    Modern Claim Awards

    On 30th April 2015, the judges of the Modern Claims Awards, selected Robert Weir KC as ‘Lawyer of the Year’. The winners of these prestigious awards were chosen by a diverse range of judges, representing every aspect of the claims industry. Besides firms from within the legal industry, organisations such as the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, Association of British Insurers and Insurance Fraud Bureau made up the panel.[SVdB3] 

     

    Women in Tax Leaders

    At the beginning of October 2015, International Tax Review launched “Women in Tax Leaders”.  Aparna Nathan KC was listed together with 34 other leading female tax specialists in the UK.[SVdB4] 

     

    The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards

    In 2015, Andrew Burns KC won ‘Labour & Employment Barrister of the Year UK’ in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.

     

    The Law Awards

    In April 2016, Finance Monthly announced Andrew Burns KC as ‘Employment Barrister of the Year’ for the UK as part of their Law Awards 2016.

     

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