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Legal 500 2020 Rankings

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We are pleased to announce that Coram Chambers has maintained its Legal 500 ranking as a leading set in Children Law (including Public and Private law). It is quoted as ‘very well-known and reputable set for both public and private children matters for which it is well-regarded, and its members are also skilled in alternative family work and surrogacy matters’.

Congratulations to our individually ranked barristers. Mark Twomey QC, Martha CoverRamanjit Kang and Victoria Roberts are ranked in Children Law (Public and Private). Mike Horton, Greg Williams, and Matthew Richardson are ranked in Family Law (including divorce and financial remedy). Nicholas O’Brien and Richard O’Sullivan are ranked in the South Eastern circuit for Family and Children Law. And, Nicholas O’Brien and Alison Easton are ranked in Court of Protection and community care.

Our new associate tenant, Sally Harrison QC is ranked as a leading silk in Family and Children (Northern Circuit).

In the South Eastern circuit, Coram is “particularly known for its members’ presence in care proceedings, with several members specialising heavily in this area and providing ‘a range of barristers who would meet every clients needs’. The set is also home to  barristers with more mixed practice, including matrimonial and private law children work.”

Below are comments from our rankings:

Mark Twomey QC, leading silk (tier 3) – Is an excellent advocate who is extremely intelligent and has a very kind manner when dealing with vulnerable clients.

Sally Harrison QC, leading silk (tier 1) –  In a league of her own – the star of the family Bar in the north.

Martha Cover, leading junior (tier 1) – Highly experienced

Michael Horton, leading junior (tier4) – He always puts in 110% – his attention to detail is impeccable and he’s an impressive advocate.

Alison Easton, leading junior (tier 3) – Is a confident and persuasive advocate, and extremely incisive and prompt in her advice.

Greg Williams, leading junior (tier 4) – Is very meticulous when dealing with financial matters to ensure he gives the best advice to clients.

Ramanjit Kang, leading junior (tier 4) – A very approachable and effective barrister inside and outside of the courtroom.

Matthew Richardson, leading junior (tier 4) – Is capable of dissecting complicated issues and delivering them to the court and client in a simple way.

Victoria Roberts, leading junior (tier 4) – Is a most accomplished advocate – she prepares all her cases with skill and care and cross-examines witnesses with precision.

Nick O’Brien, leading junior (tier 3 SEC) (tier 3 COP) – Acts for all parties in care cases. Very experienced, very bright, very in demand.

Richard O’Sullivan, leading junior (tier 2) – Very good with both clients and professionals.

Our clerks also mentioned:

David Sadler – solicitors can always rely, will always assist when [he is] able and nothing is too much trouble.

George Mo – exceptional and always tries his best to assist in any way he can.

Harry Butcher – wonderful representative of the high standards which Coram is renowned for.

Overall, the Legal 500 notes that Coram is noted as “the ‘first choice for many family solicitors’, ‘forward-thinking and modern’ and comprising of a range of ‘intellectual, meticulous, and talented’ members who are renowned for ‘producing high-calibre work in an array of legal issues’. The set is fully equipped to handle child care matters and understand the needs of the local authority lawyers, especially when it comes to safeguarding matters. Solicitors note that the traditionally ‘excellent children set’, known for taking on ‘complex private and public law children matters including alternative family and surrogacy work’, is also building ‘a really strong finances team’. ‘The service offered by the clerks is second to none,’ says one solicitor. ‘They frequently go above and beyond to assist with enquiries and always with a high standard of professionalism.’” [Legal 500].

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