3 Verulam Buildings

Bar top 30 position: 9

  • Overview

3 Verulam Buildings is a leading chambers in commercial and finance law, domestically and internationally. Made up of 66 barristers, 22 of them silks, the head of chambers is Ali Malek QC and Paul Cooklin is the senior practice manager.

Ali Malek QC has a pre-eminent commercial practice with particular expertise in banking, and financial litigation and fraud. Adrian Beltrami QC and Richard Salter QC are two other leading silks who enjoy strong commercial litigation practices. David Head and Matthew Parker are notable senior junior barristers practicing in the same fields. 

John Jarvis QC, one of the chambers’ most senior silks, practices in banking and commercial fraud. Sonia Tolaney QC became a silk in 2011 and already enjoys an excellent reputation in commercial and financial litigation.

Michael Lazarus is well regarded for banking, finance and IT disputes, while Nicholas Craig is noted for his excellent work in shipping, commercial litigation and international arbitration.


Gray's Inn

Silks: 22
Juniors: 44
Head of chambers: Ali Malek QC
Senior practice manager: Paul Cooklin