We are pleased to present the second edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar, a comprehensive guide to 24 distinct practice areas at the bar, which includes 1119 listings from 107 barristers’ chambers.
This year, 11 sets are singled out for their respective strengths in our research.
Blackstone Chambers’ long-standing tradition in commercial and public law are in evidence, as is its flourishing practices in competition law and employment law. It leads our listings in sports, media and entertainment, and telecommunications.
Commercial, international and EU law specialist Essex Court Chambers is recognised most for international arbitration, insurance and reinsurance, and civil fraud in particular.
Brick Court Chambers is seen as “a competition law institution”, while its commercial capabilities ensure it performs well in banking and finance, and insurance and reinsurance.
Fountain Court, a favourite among magic circle law firms, dominates our banking and finance research, along with its prominent civil fraud, and insurance and reinsurance practices. Leading commercial set 3 Verulam Buildings also performs extremely well in these areas.
Members of 20 Essex Street are applauded for their unsurpassed expertise in the commodities market and in international commercial disputes.
Monckton Chambers is “the premier EU law set”, with many of its leading members recognised for competition, public procurement and telecommunications law.
Multi-disciplinary set Matrix Chambers stands out for its expertise in media law, employment law, investigations and civil fraud.
7 King’s Bench Walk is an esteemed commercial law set, and a pre-eminent destination for international trade and commodities, and insurance and reinsurance disputes.
South Square is the dominant set for insolvency and restructuring, while it is also strong in banking and finance.
One Essex Court’s strength in international commercial disputes is demonstrated through strong performances in our banking and finance, arbitration, civil fraud, and natural resources chapters.