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.

In the last 12 months Chambers have been presented with the following awards:

Tax Set Of The Year - Legal 500 Awards 2019

Tax Set Of The Year - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

Insurance Junior Of The Year (Richard Harrison) - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

  • 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 and winning awards is testament to the strength, depth and quality of our members’ practices. In the last 5 years, Devereux has been shortlisted or won the following awards:

    Clinical Negligence

    • Junior of the Year – Richard Cartwright - nomination - Legal 500 2019
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - nomination - Legal 500 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - nomination - Legal 500 2017
    • Set of the Year – nomination - Legal 500 2015 
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - winner - Legal 500 2015
    • Set of the Year – nomination – Legal 500 2014

     

    Employment

    • Junior of the Year – Alice Mayhew - nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Bruce Carr QC - winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016
    • Junior of the Year (prior to taking Silk) – Akash Nawbatt - winner - Chambers Bar Awards 2015

     

    Insurance

    • 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 QC - winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Harrison - winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014

     

    International Arbitration

    • Silk of the Year Colin Edelman QC – nomination - Legal 500 2014

     

    Personal Injury

    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - nomination - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
    • Junior of the Year – Richard Cartwright - nomination - Legal 500 2019
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - nomination - Legal 500 2018
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - nomination - Legal 500 2016
    • Set of the Year – nomination - Legal 500 2015
    • Silk of the Year – Robert Weir QC - winner - Legal 500 2015
    • Set of the Year – nomination – Legal 500 2014

     

    Professional Negligence

    • Silk of the Year – Colin Edelman QC - winner - Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014

     

    Tax

    • Set of the Year – winner – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019
    • Set of the Year – winner – Legal 500 2019
    • Silk of the Year – Jolyon Maugham QC – nomination – 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 QC - 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
  • The Lawyer Awards

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

    Jolyon Maugham QC in 2019 and Bruce Carr QC in 2010 have been shortlisted as Barrister of the Year.

  • Halsbury Legal Awards

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

  • The Lawyer's Hot 100

    Each year in January, The Lawyer identifies the best lawyers in the business in their feature ‘Hot 100’.

    In 2016 Jolyon Maugham QC was included for his unusually high profile as a tax barrister. They stated that the success of his blog, aimed at better informing the public about tax and creating  a “more nuanced debate”, has made him the go-to commentator on tax issues. Besides his impressive case list - with major disputes progressing through the courts last as well as in the coming year - and having taken silk early 2015, he also drives the political debate as he continues to advise both the Conservative and Labour parties on tax issues. 

  • 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 QC 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 QC led for the defence in two of the six cases. Richard Harrison and Andrew Burns were also instructed as juniors in this commercially sensitive matter.

    2011 - BA v Unite The Union; where Bruce Carr QC 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 QC 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 QC 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 QC 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 QC, 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 Rob Weir QC 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 was listed together with 34 other leading female tax specialists in the UK.[SVdB4] 

     

    The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards

    In 2015, Andrew Burns QC 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 QC as ‘Employment Barrister of the Year’ for the UK as part of their Law Awards 2016.

     

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