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Top-tier civil law set of chambers recognised for our exemplary client service, depth and breadth of experience in our specialist areas and the outstanding quality of our counsel.

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22 Nov 19

Alex Ustych appears in important case about freedom of expression in the age of social media

The judicial review is brought by Harry Miller, a former police officer who tweets about transgender issues and opposes potential reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (to introduce gender self-identification).

26 Nov 19

Robert Talalay appears in the Administrative Court in successful defence of a judicial review to the re-categorisation of a prisoner

Bobby successfully acted for the Secretary of State for Justice in a challenge to the decision to re-categorise the Claimant from category D to category C. 

19 Nov 19

Samantha Leek QC, Counsel to the Inquests into the deaths of 6 British people killed in the Easter 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka

The inquests were held today into the deaths of 6 British people killed in the Easter 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka.