Chambers & Partners 2014

Members of Ely Place have been ranked in 6 categories in the Chambers & Partners 2014 directory and the service offered by the clerking team was also expressly recognised.

William McCormick QC, Ron Thwaites QC and John Samson are ranked in Defamation & Privacy being described (respectively) as “a complete street fighter”; “virtually without peer” and “unprecedented in terms of his willingness to deal with the detail in a case”.

Ron Thwaites QC and Iain Daniels are ranked in Police and Iain is also ranked in Health & Safety.

Mark Friston and Paul Hughes are once again ranked in Costs while both David Mitchell (in Employment) and Sally Blackmore (in Social Housing) are ranked for the first time. David is said to have a “very good grasp of the public sector ” and to be “an outstanding junior who will go far”. Sally is praised for her particular strength on the landlord side of social housing and real estate work and for being “such a thorough and pleasant opponent.”

Solicitors commented on the skill of the clerking team in securing the best dates possible for hearings and their ability to swiftly put solicitors in contact with the barristers.