In this chapter we highlight 28 silks and seven juniors who excel in complex energy and natural resource-based disputes.
Most Highly Regarded
One Essex Court performs well in this chapter with eight listings.
Orlando Gledhill QC is “courteous, attentive, down to earth and very tenacious”, and “a real pleasure to work with”. Sources praise his “deep knowledge in energy and natural resources”
Laurence Rabinowitz QC is a “top” energy and natural resources advocate, and “excellent” in corporate and commercial claims.
Alex Gunning QC is “very well regarded” by market commentators for his “sensible and very clever” approach to complex disputes.
Daniel Toledano QC is renowned for his “excellent” and “very broad practice”, covering everything from energy disputes to joint operating and licensing.
John McCaughran QC is well respected among peers for his extensive experience and knowledge of oil and gas proceedings.
Brick Court Chambers sees three leading advocates highlighted in this chapter.
Daniel Jowell QC is an “incredibly smooth and persuasive advocate”, with a “fantastic” ability in commercial matters.
Mark Howard QC is a “well-known” and leading figure in the energy sector, with a thorough understanding of energy and commodities disputes.
Stephen Midwinter QC is a “wonderful” advocate across an array of fields, with particular expertise in significant oil and gas disputes.
At Essex Court Chambers, David Mildon QC is an “energy expert”, with a profound knowledge of international energy proceedings.
Claire Blanchard QC is a highly “knowledgeable” and “tough” opponent with considerable experience in energy and natural resources.
4 Pump Court’s, Nigel Tozzi QC earns praise for the breadth of his knowledge and experience in complex oil and gas cases.
Sean O’Sullivan QC has an “extremely good” reputation for offshore oil and gas disputes.
At Atkin Chambers, David Streatfeild-James QC is “really excellent” in energy construction matters, drawing on a wealth of experience to advise on offshore and renewable energy projects.
James Howells QC is always “quickly on top of the details”, say sources, who add that he “is very user-friendly and particularly adept in complex and expert heavy international disputes”.
Jonathan Gaisman QC of 7 King’s Bench Walk is renowned for his leading cross-examination in energy disputes. He is said to be “brilliant” on complex construction and oil matters.
Crown Office Chambers’ Andrew Rigney QC is “undoubtedly one of the smartest barristers” at the bar, with an “outstanding work ethic” and “very commercial approach”.
Richard Eschwege of Brick Court Chambers is a “top name” and a leading junior on high-profile energy and natural resources cases.
Matthew Cook of One Essex Court is “highly experienced” and “impressive”, excelling on natural resources trading cases.
Suzanne Rab of Serle Court is “extremely diligent and forensic in her work”, praised for her “understanding of the intricacies of cases and the law to a deep level”.