New Tenants - Ely Place Chambers

November 2011 began as did October with a new addition to Ely Place Chambers.

Max Cole has taken a place in Chambers having completed the process of transferring to the Bar after spending 8 years as a solicitor with Freshfields and Mishcon de Reya. He specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud and media litigation. Max aims to develop a broadly based practice within the Commercial, Media & Employment groups.

In October Chambers offered a place to Catherine Urquhart on the successful completion of her pupilage and shortly thereafter Paul Powlesland was offered a tenancy to assist with the volume of work at the junior end. Catherine came to the Bar after a successful career in national newspapers which included 10 years as the Travel Editor of The Times. She is accepting instructions across the range of Chambers work with a particular interest in media related topics. Paul joined Ely Place after completing his pupillage in the Temple and will lend his weight to the Personal Injury and Employment teams in the first instance.