Bar top 30 position: 20
Based in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, Kings Chambers is one of the most notable sets in the north of England. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of the Second World War, Kings Chambers developed its high-quality reputation in planning and local government law amid post-war rebuilding programmes.
Nicholas Braslavsky QC leads the chambers, made up of 15 silks and 81 juniors.
Kings Chambers continues to enjoy an excellent reputation in planning law with five leading silks. Nicholas Braslavsky QC is not only the head of chambers but one of the most highly regarded personal injury and clinical negligence silks at the Bar. He is particularly recognised for his expertise for birth and catastrophic-injury case expertise. Michael Rawlinson QC has a leading insurance and litigation practice within the personal injury and clinical negligence fields.
Kings Chambers also has a major chancery and commercial practice, with Paul Chaisty QC, Lesley Anderson QC and David Casement QC the outstanding silks at the set. In addition to these silks, there are a number of highly regarded juniors of varying seniority undertaking all aspects of chancery and commercial work.
News from Kings Chambers
Briefings from Kings Chambers
In the months since the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Cheshire West, the courts have continued to put into effect Lady Hale’s ‘acid test’.
In Thompson v Renwick Group plc, Mr Thompson was exposed to asbestos while working for his employer, a transport haulage company, during the mid-1970s.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The effects of recent changes to civil litigation are only just beginning to be felt, but barristers in the regions have several reasons to be cheerful