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Brick Court Chambers

Since it was founded in 1921, Brick Court Chambers has cemented itself as one of the leading sets of barristers in the UK with 85 full-time members, 38 of whom are QCs. The set prides itself on its strong reputation in both advisory and advocacy work, as well as its ability to provide clients with accessible and user-friendly services. It boasts particular expertise in the fields of commercial, EU/competition and public law, and strives to deliver services to clients of the highest quality. 51 of its leading barristers are recognised this year for their impressive work.

The set’s competition practice excels this year, as it achieves an impressive 13 nominations. With experience in landmark competition law cases, in both the UK and European courts, Brick Court Chambers remains a “top-tier” set in the field. Mark Hoskins QC is a “star” and is also commended for his work in banking and finance. Helen Davies QC runs a “prestigious practice”, and is joined by the “formidable” Kelyn Bacon QC. “Junior of choice” at the set, David Bailey is “making waves” in the sector, and is one of the standing counsel to the Hong Kong Competition Commission.

The set also boasts a strong insurance and reinsurance practice. Its barristers often deal with high-value, high-profile and high-pressure commercial disputes; nine of these members receive listings in this edition. Jonathan Hirst QC is an “excellent advocate”, while Neil Calver QC is recognised for his “strategic” and “practical” counsel. Stephen Midwinter is one of the “leading juniors” in the field, admired for his “diligent manner”. He also achieves a listing in our banking and finance chapter.

Eight barristers from Brick Court Chambers gain recognition for their work in the field of banking and finance. The set offers “great breadth and depth of expertise” in the practice area, with barristers often working either individually or in a team on different cases. Mark Hapgood QC is “one of the best banking silks at the bar”. Alongside him, Tim Lord QC is renowned for his “creative” approach to cases, while Simon Birt QC is admired for his “exceptional attention to detail”. The “talented” Simon Salzedo QC is also recognised for his work in the field of insurance and reinsurance.

The “fantastic” Mark Howard QC is a “standout” inclusion in this year’s edition, as he dominates six practice areas including banking and finance, arbitration, energy and natural resources, professional negligence, fraud civil and insurance and reinsurance.

Marie Demetriou QC, Robert O Donoghue and Sarah Love achieve listings for their “outstanding” work in the fields of competition and telecoms.

This year, Brick Court Chambers has maintained its position as “one of the leading commercial sets” in the UK, with impressive listings across a range of practice areas. 

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