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2019 Chambers and Partners Rankings

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We are pleased to announce that Coram Chambers was again ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leading set in Family: Children Law (including Public and Private law). We are quoted as a ‘noteworthy family set’ offering ‘significant depth in all aspects of children work alongside a strong financial remedy practice’.


Congratulations to our individually ranked barristers Mark Twomey QC, Martha Cover, Jane Drew, Nick O’Brien, Susan George, Shiva Ancliffe, Dermot Casey, and Katy Rensten.

Below are comments from our rankings:

Mark Twomey QC, leading silk band 3 – “Extremely strong, thorough and sound, with a great courtroom manner which is disarmingly polite and therefore effective.” “He’s very emotionally attuned and fights for his clients impressively.”

Martha Cover, band 1 – “Martha is intellectually sound, and always willing to be imaginative. That’s what makes her so good – she starts from a strong legal position, but is also prepared to find interesting ways to ensure the client has their voice heard.”

Jane Drew, band 4 – “An indomitable practitioner, and a formidable presence in court. She’s someone to steer the ship through stormy waters.”

Nick O’Brien, band 3 – “Nick has a very sensitive, subtle, and sophisticated approach to cases, and is able to communicate with judges very well.” “He’s very knowledgeable, as well as being very good at dealing with people in difficult situations in a sensitive way.”

Susan George, band 4 – “Her approach to a case is always reassuring and she’s always exceptionally prepared.” “She is a very effective advocate.”

Shiva Ancliffe, band 4 –”Shiva is an excellent barrister, with a really no-nonsense approach. She’s committed to her clients and is sensible and pragmatic. She’s good when tensions are quite high in a case.”

Dermot Casey, band 4 – “Dermot is always thorough in his application of the law to the case in hand. He provides reassurance to the lay client and solicitor alike, and is ever willing to answer the questions that are being posed. He is extremely confident as an advocate.”

Katy Rensten, up and coming – “Katy fights extremely hard for her clients, and is one to reckon with in court.” “A great advocate, who is incredibly experienced and very thorough.”



Coram is also noted as being “fantastically well run, with a very responsive team of knowledgable clerks.”

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