Legal 500, 2021: 10 members of chambers ranked

October 2, 2020

We are delighted that 10 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.

Thank you to all our clients for your support during the year and particular thanks to everyone who gave feedback on our barristers.

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Band 1

Francis Hoar – ‘A rising star in the field of election law.’

Children law (including public and private law)

Band 3

Ruth Cabeza – ‘A calm presence in court and reassuring to clients. Always has a clear view on case direction and strategy not only legally, but taking into account the emotional context that can often be the key to unlocking how a matter would be best progressed.’

Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Band 4

Christopher Stirling – ‘Has extraordinary technical ability across all areas in financial family law matters and in property disputes.’

Local Government (including rating law)

Band 2

Genevieve Screeche-Powell – ‘She is very approachable, understanding, tells you how it is and what to do. Finds a solution to the problem.’

Media and entertainment

Band 4

John Critchley – ‘His charm and diplomacy are unquestionable.’

Social housing

Band 3 Set

‘Field Court Chambers demonstrates strong capabilities across all areas of housing law, including possession and eviction cases, homelessness, allocations, tenancy fraud, service charges and anti-social behaviour. The practice is notably strong in housing cases that have an interplay with community care, human rights, EU law and social services law.’

Band 2

Clare Cullen – ‘A star of the housing junior Bar. She is a brilliant barrister who is blessed with a first-rate legal mind and a superb knowledge of housing law. Clare is a forensic and compelling advocate who regularly secures outstanding results for her clients. Her written work is impeccable as is her ability to analyse complex legal problems and identify novel legal arguments. Tenacious and talented.’

Band 3

Adrian Davis – ‘He is very knowledgeable and helpful and gives you good guidance. He is very good at advocacy.’

Emma Godfrey – ‘Able to provide comprehensive advice, with a clear approach and with the understanding of the client’s priorities. Excellent knowledge of the law and a professional, friendly manner. Persuasive and detailed in court.’

Sarah Salmon – ‘Is one of the best housing counsel there is. In demand by solicitors, in-house counsel and direct access – we are all fighting for her time. She is excellent on her feet in court and particularly in written pleadings and advisory work.’

Band 4

Alexander Campbell – ‘Alex is brilliant on technical and complex arguments. He is liked by clients and easy to reach for a quick opinion on the phone on a complex matter.’