Three members of 1MCB Chambers have been ranked in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide for 2022. Congratulations to Iain Edwards, Anna Watterson and Michael Sprack.

Iain Edwards was ranked for international criminal law:

“He is a professional, courteous and hard-hitting barrister who makes you proud of the British Bar when you see him in court”

Iain is a respected practitioner who attracts praise for his deep knowledge of international criminal law. He represents defendants charged with the gravest of offences, and has most recently has been appointed as associate counsel to defend Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Iain has a particular expertise in international crimes and UN sanctions work.

Anna Watterson was ranked for social housing:

“She is an insightful and committed barrister who gives excellent, pragmatic advice and is at the same time very personable and a pleasure to instruct.”

Anna specialises in landlord and tenant law, housing and homelessness, with a particular emphasis on representing tenants. She prides herself on ensuring that vulnerable clients have the best possible experience of the justice system. Solicitors appreciate her practical approach and ability to clearly analyse complex cases and propose workable solutions.

Michael Sprack was also ranked for social housing:

“He is competent and effective, providing helpful advice and advocating successfully.  He is a really bright guy with very clever ideas in respect to strategy in difficult discrimination claims.”

Michael regularly accepts instructions to advise and act for occupiers defending possession claims and occupiers alleging disrepair, unlawful eviction, harassment or discrimination. Michael also represents clients in urgently securing interim relief from the High Court, as well as in homelessness appeals. Like many of 1MCB’s practitioners, Michael’s practice is multidisciplinary and he also has many years of experience in employment law on issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, victimisation and whistleblowing, as well as advising and representing former employees in relation to High Court proceedings.