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Turnover: £29.9m Heads of chambers: Gordon Pollock QC Total tenants (silks): 67 (27) Door tenants: 30 (including 14 arbitrators). Chambers contributions: 13 per cent Revenue per barrister: £446,000 Top cases last year: BCCI Liquidators v Bank of England; BP Plc v National Union; ‘Energy 77’ Graham Davies v Cox; RAF Fairford v Jones & Milling; […]

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Turnover: £22m Head of chambers: Iain Milligan QC Total tenants (silks): 50 (17) plus 17 arbitrators. Door tenants: Five Chambers contributions: 12 per cent Revenue per barrister: £440,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v Ernst & Young; Phoenix Pictures v Axa Reinsurance; Petromec & Petrobras; Allsports Ltd, Manchester United, Umbro, The FA, JJB Sports […]

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