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Deans Court Chambers are pleased to announce that over 50% of members have been ranked as leaders in their field in the Legal 500 2018

Deans Court Chambers are pleased to announce that 46 individuals have been ranked across 7 practice areas in the Legal 500 2018 directory. This represents over 50% of members who have been ranked as leaders in their field.

The set overview states:

‘Quality Northern Circuit set’ Deans Court Chambers is well known for its strength in personal injury, crime and family law, and reports an uptick in regulatory and clinical negligence instructions. In 2018 Tim Horlock QC took over as head of chambers after Craig Sephton QC was appointed to the bench; Alison Woodward was also appointed to the circuit bench. Recent barrister moves include Ros Scott Bell joining from Trinity Chambers and Iain Simkin joining from St John's Buildings. Senior clerk Matthew Gibbons leads the ‘always helpful and accommodating’ clerking team.

Other comments include:

Deans Court Chambers has ‘solid expertise across a spectrum of criminal matters, with advocates acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of murder, people trafficking, historic and recent sexual abuse allegations as well as multi-defendant drugs conspiracies’.

‘Deans Court Chambers has “a wealth of talent in all areas of family law”. The team has established expertise in cases involving domestic and international relocation, fabricated/induced illness and allegations of serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Financial remedy cases are also included in the group’s workload.’

Deans Court Chambers is ‘a very strong personal injury set’, which also has a ‘wide experience of clinical negligence claims’. The set reports an uptick in clinical negligence matters, with recent instructions including failure to diagnose/treat brain and spinal cord injuries and malignant diseases. Members also handle serious/fatal road traffic accidents, industrial disease and catastrophic injury claims.

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