8 Members of Chambers listed in the Legal 500 2016

14 September 2016

Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 8 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2016 edition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to all those who participated in the feedback process.

Chambers Overview

Field Court Chambers is recommended across the spectrum of civil legal matters, with notable expertise in areas such as employment, family, media and public law. The ‘excellent’ clerks are ‘always very helpful, informative and responsive’, and have ‘a good understanding of legal issues, enabling them to progress matters when instructed counsel are unavailable’. Solicitors appreciate that they are ‘willing to accommodate requirements and are flexible with fees’. Names to note include senior clerk Ian Boardman, who ‘will go that extra mile’; deputy senior clerk Mark Townsend, who is ‘very proactive at ensuring matters are dealt with in a timely manner’; and first junior Hayley Walker, who is ‘a first port of call’.

Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Hilton Harrop-Griffiths - ‘A counsel of great quality, who is popular with clients.’

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Dennis Sharpe –  ‘He has considerable experience and knowledge, and a good eye for detail.’

Social housing – Leading juniors

Adrian Davis –  ‘A first-class advocate, who quickly puts witnesses at ease.’

Emma Godfrey –  ‘Very approachable and a great advocate.’

Jonathan Pennington Legh –  ‘Always prepared to go the extra mile.’

Employment – Leading juniors

John Crosfill –  ‘His intuition enables him to identify the true underlying facts of a case without them ever having been presented to him.’

Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading juniors

Christopher Stirling –  ‘He has a great presence in court and is able to quickly build up a rapport with the client.’

Media and entertainment – Leading juniors

John Critchley –  ‘He has exceptional focus on strategy and also grasps the detail.’