Deans Court Chambers Legal 500 2020 Rankings

Deans Court Chambers are pleased to announce that members have been ranked across 8 practice areas in the Legal 500 2020 directory. It is the 1st time we have had members ranked for “Construction, Planning & Environment” and “Inquests & Inquiries.”

The set overview states:

A ‘good, all-round common law set’, Deans Court Chambers is ‘a very strong set with some excellent advocates’ for family law work and ‘great options for crime, health and safety and inquests’. Matthew Gibbons is the senior clerk to chambers, senior criminal and regulatory clerk Peter Kelly is ‘honest and frank; he is extremely collaborative in providing immediate responses’, and senior civil and family clerk Andy Flannigan ‘stands out for his professional approach’ – specifically for criminal work, the set is well-connected in the Falkland Islands in this space. The family clerks include Emma Manning, who ‘never hesitates to help as much as they are able to’, and Louise McCarty, who ‘sets the benchmark for family clerks – she will move heaven and earth if booked counsel goes part-heard and pulls out all the stops to secure a suitable replacement’.

Comments include:

Deans Court Chambers is home to several strong criminal practitioners and is considered 'a first-class set' for criminal work by some clients. Notable areas of specialism include historic sexual abuse allegations, recent serious sexual offences, and large-scale drug conspiracies.

Deans Court Chambers' family team is home to 'an impressive number of individuals across the full range of family work', but is particularly notable as the 'go-to set in Manchester for children cases'.

Deans Court Chambers is home to one of the region's largest personal injury teams, where solicitors 'can always rely upon any appointment being a properly experienced specialist'. Key niche areas for the set include historical abuse claims and the defence of fraudulent claims.

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