Chambers see host of movement across UK

Two groups from the now defunct Queen Elizabeth Building, formerly the chambers of Lindsay Burn, have found new homes after another period of frenetic movement at the bar.

Richard Mandel, Graham Blower, Lawrence Henderson, Keith Salvensen, David Scutt, and Amanda-Jane Field have all joined Francis Taylor Building.

And 23 Essex Street takes Philip St John Stevens, Karen Holt and Marcus Thompson in addition to Robin Johnson and Cairns Nelson from 5 King’s Bench Walk and Dafydd Enoch from Bridewell Chambers.

Bridewell, whose former senior clerk Norman Brooks has found a new post at Gray’s Inn Chambers, has also lost Carolyn Rothwell to 22 Old Buildings.

The set has also poached Garfield Braithwaite from Francis Taylor Building and John Rowe QC from 8 King Street in Manchester. Rowe will also practise from 12 Byrom Street in Manchester.

Another big winner is 4 Essex Court, which is being joined by six new tenants, most notably John Suttner SC, a commercial silk who has been practising at the South African bar since 1979.

Michael McParland and Nichola Warrender have joined from New Court Chambers and Chirag Karia, a corporate and securities practitioner, returns to the bar after nine years of practice in California.

The set is now has 37 tenants with Peter Ferrer and Nicholas Craig also joining.

Finally, highly rated Manchester-based commercial barrister Philip Raynor QC switched his London base, moving as a door tenant from Hardwicke Building to 3 Paper Buildings.