Bar top 30 position: 11
Maitland Chambers is one of the largest commercial chancery chambers in England with 25 silks, 40 juniors and strong fraud and litigation practices. Christopher Pymont QC is the head of chambers while Stewart Thompson and John Wiggs are the director and senior clerk respectively.
Christopher Pymont has developed his practice from the traditional chancery fields to include commercial litigation, banking and finance, and professional negligence. Christopher McCall QC is among the most senior silks at the Bar with leading practices in private client trust and chancery law, while Anthony Trace QC has a substantial litigation practice with a chancery focus.
Catherine Newman QC is a leading silk in fraud, chancery litigation and competition law; Paul Girolami QC specialises on fraud; and Michael Driscoll QC focuses on real estate litigation. New silks Timothy Dutton QC and Mark Wonnacott QC are property litigators while Thomas Grant QC has a strong practice in commercial chancery, professional negligence and real estate.
The set’s banking and financial services barristers were involved in a number of high-profile cases in 2013 involving Deutsche Bank, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB.
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Head of chambers: Christopher Pymont QC
Chambers director: Stewart Thompson
Senior clerk: John Wiggs