Endorsement in 2015 Legal 500

Last week saw the publication of the 2015 Edition of the Legal 500 and I am pleased to announce that I have been listed as a leading junior barrister for the second year in a row.  The Legal 500 is a leading publication that solicitors and clients look at to see the ranking and recognition of any particular lawyer.  I have been recognised in the South East of England as being a leading junior barrister in commercial, banking and insolvency.  

The Legal 500 researchers speak to solicitors and other parties to find out information from independent parties regarding a particular barrister and lawyer.  They then complete the rankings and provide comments from those solicitors in the publication.

In the 2015 Edition, it quotes that I am known for “…mastering complex facts quickly and assists with developing strategies."

I remain a part of EA Law - East Anglian Chambers and I am also pleased to say that my barrister chambers are ranked as a Top Tier and Leading Set on the South Eastern Circuit.  Once again this is a benchmark for the quality of the lawyers and staff at EA Law - East Anglian Chambers.

A ‘junior’ barrister is every barrister who has not been awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel (known as “QC” or someone in “silk”).  Only a small proportion of the profession apply and if successful, attain the grade of a QC.  To be a QC is the highest recognition in the legal profession of one’s skill as an advocate and lawyer.  The application process costs the individual applicant in excess of £5,000 with no guarantee of success or work at QC rates thereafter.  If a barrister elects to not apply for silk, that does not mean that that those that remain as ‘junior barristers’ are any less worthy.  In the modern competitive age, it is often more attractive and cost effective for businesses and individuals to instruct a effective and well-known junior.

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