Following on the heels of our recommendations in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners have also recommended KBW Chambers and its members in several categories:

Crime

Noted for its “high quality of service,” undertaking the prosecution and defence of an array of criminal matters. The criminal team handles cases such as multi-handed murders, robbery and sexual offences, including historical cases.

Client service

“The clerks are extremely helpful; they are well aware that we may have counsel of choice and strive to provide us with the best service possible.” Jayne Turner is the senior clerk.

David Brooke QC

Head of chambers and highly regarded for his experience in serious criminal cases concerning sexual offences, homicide and organised crime. He is especially well known for his ability to deal with complex multi-handed trials. He also has significant experience handling regulatory cases, including health and safety matters.

“Meticulous in his preparation of cases and has a very calm and authoritative manner.”

Recent work: Led the prosecution against Daniel Mould and three other defendants who were charged with street violence, murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

 

Immigration – Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

Band 1

Roxanne Frantzis

A leading immigration and public law barrister. She has a broad practice and is particularly adept at handling deportation and trafficking cases for vulnerable clients. She offers a breadth of knowledge in cases concerning statelessness and nationality law. She has appeared before the Court of Appeal in judicial review proceedings.

“She is approachable, extremely knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with. She goes out of her way to work extremely quickly to deliver on tight deadlines and we had an exceptional level of success due to her drafting.”

Recent work: Acted in a judicial review action challenging the decision of the SSHD to revoke a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence of a care home.

 

Police Law: Mainly Defendant – All Circuits

Band 2

Toby Wynn

Acts for chief constables in relation to claims of misfeasance in a public office and police discipline. He also assists with operational issues. He offers further experience in human rights claims, inquests and judicial reviews. He is experienced in witness protection-related negligence claims.

“He is extremely astute technically. He has very good judgement in getting to the heart of a case and deciding which aspects to focus on.”

Recent work: Acted for the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police in claims for false imprisonment, deliberate misfeasance and substantial losses in earnings.

Environment and Planning

Gregory Jones QC 

Gregory Jones QC has been recommended in Band 1 for Environmental Law and Band 2 for Planning Law.

“Outstanding lawyer for all aspects of EU environmental law, who regularly advises developers, local planning authorities and landowners. Statutory nuisances as well as air and water pollution control fall within his wide remit.”

“A forceful advocate,” who is “an excellent environmental all-rounder.”

“A silk renowned for his expertise in planning and administrative law. His practice spans town and country planning, DCO-scale projects, environmental impact and other complex cases at all levels of review. He has carved out an additional niche in offshore marine spatial planning, and is well versed in EU law.”

“He is very creative in his thinking and extremely willing to look at all different angles to find solutions.”

“He is very forensic, clever and well connected.”

Richard Honey

Richard Honey has been rcommended in Band 1 for Planning Law, Band 2 for Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Law and Band 3 for Local Government Law.

“Well regarded for acting in town or village green registrations. His broad practice also covers local government, environment and general public law matters. He is noted for his in-depth expertise in protected habitats and species preservation issues. Acts both for and against local government bodies in a wide range of matters. He has particular experience in compulsory purchase and compensation cases, as well as highways and planning matters. He is also regularly instructed in cases involving local taxation.”

“He’s done a lot of research into the more obscure areas of the law in this area, and his knowledge is encyclopaedic.”

“He’s a very efficient advocate who never labours a point.”

“He gets to grips with a huge amount of information quickly and his grasp of the detail is really impressive.”

“Very clever.”

“He has a terrific eye for detail, is very thorough and inspires confidence.”

“Richard’s advice and advocacy is superb. He relates well to clients and communicates his advice clearly and precisely.”

“Very much a member of the modern Bar. He’s very accessible, very commercial, easy to deal with and his advocacy is great.”

“He has a real eye for detail and is very commercially aware. He has practised as a surveyor, and you can see that shining through in the nature of his advice and strategic approach he takes.”

Recent work:

  • Acted for the council in Sayers v Liverpool City Council, a claim for compensation following the extinguishment of a bakery business upon compulsory purchase of the premises for the Great Homer Street regeneration programme.
  • Represented the landowner in a village green application at Norton St Philip, Somerset, concerning land proposed for housing development.
  • Acted for the Secretary of State in two conjoined appeals in the Supreme Court concerning the meaning of policy on housing land supply contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.