Chambers is delighted to have 14 members ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022. This is what the directory have to say:-
Crime – North Eastern (Bar)
John Elvidge QC
John Elvidge QC attracts plaudits for his impressive experience of dealing with a broad variety of serious criminal matters. He has expertise in cases involving homicide, serious and organised crime, commercial drugs supply and serious sexual offences. He has been instructed to prosecute and defend cases brought by the CPS Complex Crime Unit.
Acted for a defendant in a multi-handed murder case involving the shooting of a drug dealer at point blank range with a sawn-off shotgun.
Peter Makepeace QC
Peter Makepeace QC is a respected silk who is experienced at both prosecuting and defending a range of serious crime cases. His practice includes cases concerning drugs, homicide and serious violence. He sits on the CPS Specialist Fraud Advocate Panel.
“He is a very competent silk and his main strengths are his attention to detail and his excellent advocacy skills.”
Recent work: Prosecuted two youths for attacking and killing a security guard with a samurai sword.
Anne Richardson is a very capable junior with extensive experience in cases concerning sexual offences, including historic sexual abuse allegations. She also handles matters relating to murder, drugs and firearms.
Prosecuted a local football coach who violently sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a pensioner in her own home.
Anthony Davis is a well-regarded junior who wins praise for his impressive criminal practice. He regularly acts for defendants facing serious charges, such as homicide, conspiracy to supply and money laundering.
Acted for a defendant who was accused of the murder of his cousin.
Daniel Cordey is a respected junior with notable experience in a wide range of criminal cases. He regularly handles matters relating to rape, murder and drugs offences.
Prosecuted a multi-handed murder and attempted murder. The defendants committed a knife attack on three men who had stopped their vehicle.
David Lamb is a notable junior with strong expertise in serious criminal cases. He is called upon to prosecute and defend matters relating to sexual offences, murder and manslaughter.
Acted for a defendant accused of murdering a vulnerable drug user.
Employment- North Eastern (Bar)
Samuel Healy is a specialist employment advocate with a vast abundance of experience to offer to his clientele across the breadth of the practice area. He has impressive experience handling TUPE and discrimination claims.
Strengths: “He has a really solid understanding of employment law and an impressive ability to get to grips with the issues, which makes taking on complicated issues very straightforward.” “A really reliable, knowledgeable and intelligent barrister.”
Family: Matrimonial Finance – North Eastern (Bar)
Applauded senior junior well versed in financial remedies and separation featuring complex liability issues and assets. He acts as an arbitrator as well as an advocate in both financial and children-related matters.
“He is very thorough and firm with clients. He gives clients very frank advice.” “He is extremely thorough, conscientious and down to earth as well as approachable.”
Family: Children – North Eastern (Bar)
Specialises in private and public law child cases. He often acts for local authorities and families in connection with grave charges, such as of factitious illness and physical or sexual abuse as well as cross-border welfare proceedings.
“He is very well regarded by judges and his peers, and has a fantastic practice in public law children work. He is also very well prepared and robust.”
A committed family law advocate whose practice covers both public and private law, with a focus on cases involving child fatalities and alleged non-accidental injury. She acts for parents, children and local authorities, though she has particular experience with vulnerable clients.
An experienced senior junior who is exceptionally well versed in child care law. She has experience of acting in serious sexual abuse cases which lie at the intersection of children and criminal law.
“She is a highly respected senior junior who is an excellent advocate and always represents her clients with realism and rigour.”
He often acts for local authorities and parents in care proceedings involving complex medical evidence such as allegations of sexual abuse, induced illness and suspicious deaths. He has particular experience in cross-examining children and other vulnerable witnesses. He also acts on child arrangement and abduction matters.
“He is meticulous in his preparation, his written and oral advocacy are at the top level, and he is hugely popular with clients, fellow practitioners and judges.”
Personal Injury – North Eastern (Bar)
Daniel Edwards is a highly regarded barrister who maintains a broad personal injury practice. He represents both claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims, with particular expertise in cases involving issues of employers’ liability. He counts insurers, businesses, trade unions and private individuals among his clients.
Strengths: “Has a very amiable manner that puts witnesses and clients at ease, and on his feet in court has an easy style that sits well with judges. He is not only charismatic but also a master of the details.”
Real Estate Litigation – North Eastern (Bar)
Provides high-quality representation in property-related tribunals and trials. He has experience of an interesting array of issues including rights of way, landlord and tenant disputes, covenants and joint ventures.