Four 1MCB members have been recognised this year in The Legal 500 UK Bar Directory, published on 14th September 2016:
- Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Leading Silk – John Benson QC, our Head of Chambers (also based at Atlantic Chambers, Liverpool) is “Extremely approachable and very thorough.”
- Employment, Leading Junior – David Stephenson, described as “An exceptionally determined, committed and proactive advocate.”
- Immigration, Leading Junior – Benjamin Hawkin, our Deputy Head, “He wins near-impossible cases by identifying new arguments.”
- Crime, Leading Junior – Jose Olivares-Chandler, “He is well-prepared and skilful in his advocacy.”
This recognition that 1MCB offers such exceptional performers is much appreciated. Across all teams we continue to see our members consistently delivering an excellent and valuable service.
The Legal 500 further commented that our “expertise spans a range of areas, including employment, crime and public law”, “there is usually availability at short notice”, and the barristers are “knowledgeable” and “accomplished” in their various areas of practice.
Chambers is also noted for its “flawless” clerking; run by senior civil clerk Mark Darvell and senior criminal clerk Adam Brosnan, “the team is always helpful” as well as “polite and courteous”.
Solicitors also praise 1MCB for sending out “very useful” newsletters and running “well-attended” training sessions.