Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2024

19 October, 2023

Members of chambers have been highly ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2024, which was released today.

Members of Chambers hold 167 ranking across 25 practice areas. The set has been ranked in 12 practice areas, including a Band 1 ranking in: Commercial Dispute Resolution, Fraud: Civil, International Arbitration and Public International Law.

Congratulations also to the following 5 members of chambers who have been ranked for the first time:

And also to the following members who have received a ‘Star at the Bar’ ranking:

Special mention is given to the following members who have been listed as ‘Up and coming’ in the following categories:

The set is ranked in the following categories:

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution: Band 1
  • Fraud Civil: Band 1
  • International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance: Band 1
  • Public International Law: Band 1
  • Offshore: Band 2
  • Chancery: Commercial: Band 2
  • Employment: Band 2
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Band 2
  • Insurance: Band 2
  • Shipping & Commodities: Band 2
  • Tax: Indirect Tax: Band 2
  • Banking and Finance: Band 3

Members of chambers are also delighted to congratulate their clerking team on receiving outstanding praise from clients. The clerking team have received the following praise:

“The clerks at Essex Court are amazingly responsive, and their team approach is very effective, ensuring that there is coverage for all matters at all times.” “The set has an excellent clerking team.” “The clerks are great. They’re really helpful and are really good to work with. They’re also very good in terms of understanding different fee regimes in the jurisdictions.” “The clerks provide swift responses and are personable.” “Essex Court has one of the better clerking teams. They are really responsive and helpful.” “The clerks at Essex Court offer a first-class, personal service and are very quick to respond to any questions.” “The clerks provide a high quality and personal service.” “On critical matters they will find you someone, no matter the day.”

Special mentions are given to:

  • Joe Ferrigno has been described as “the best clerk at the bar.” “Senior clerk Joe Ferrigno, a man of unquestioned experience and skill, leads a team with strength in depth.” “Joe Ferrigno, senior clerk, is the best clerk at the bar. He has a magic touch around managing relationships and making things work.” “I would single out Joe Ferrigno, senior clerk, who is a star among clerks, he is very professional and feels like part of our team.”
  • Ben Perry and Ollie Butcher are “both excellent and very commercial.” 
  • Jack Wood is “always readily contactable, very responsive, understands what we are looking for and identifies the right team to work with us.”
  • Charlotte Murkett-Lamb “is super responsive and personable.”