This year’s Legal500 recognises the variety and diversity of talented professionals who have overcome significant hurdles post-covid to keep their practices going and to adapt to changing ways of working.
More lawyers, law firms and sets than ever before have been recognised in this year’s directory and Cornwall Street Barristers is delighted to rank among them. They have recorded no fewer than three Kings Counsel and six Barristers being ranked across six categories.
Year of adaption and growth
2022 has been a year of positive change for Cornwall Street Barristers with financial results showing record-breaking turnover with growth being seen across all the set’s main practice areas – Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Professional Discipline Law. Levels of work, complexity of cases, billing and receipts far exceed pre-pandemic levels.
The is particularly remarkable given that, in common with many other practices across the country, Cornwall Street Barristers’ Criminal Team took part in the criminal action which saw defence work halted for several months with ‘no returns’ commencing on 27 June 2022 followed by escalation to ‘no new cases’ from 5 September 2022 with the action finally ending on 11 October 2022. Not only has Cornwall Street Barristers achieved a record financial performance over the period of the action, it also offered financial support to its Members when the strike took hold.
On 1 June 2022, Cornwall Street Barristers opened the doors to its new London office. This strategic move expanded the existing Cornwall Street South offices in Oxford and Maidstone and strengthens Chambers’ offering across the South-East Circuit.
Supported by the long-established Birmingham base, this move will offer Members greater opportunities and enhance the service available to clients wherever they may be based.
Recognition for individuals
We’re particularly pleased to see several members singled out for recognition in the directory this year including:
Oliver Woolhouse – General Crime – Leading Junior “Oliver always has a complete grasp of the details of the case and is able to bring sound tactical judgment. He has expert client care skills.”
Matt Bolt – General Crime – Leading Junior
“Matthew as a sound grasp of black-letter law and procedure and is a superb advocate. He also has a good set of soft skills needed to reassure lay clients during the anxieties of litigation. He is able to take the lead when required. He fits well into any legal team, working together with solicitors and other counsel to ensure the best outcomes for clients.’
Jonathan Storey – Professional Discipline – Rising Star
Tim Jacques – Personal Injury – Leading Junior
“Timothy has a very calm engaging manner which wins clients trust and often wins Judges over in Court. He is certainly not scared to take on difficult cases and is very tenacious. He is particularly helpful in having a great eye for detail.’
Rebecca Keeves – Personal Injury – Leading Junior and Chancery, Probate and Tax – Leading Junior
“Rebecca is extremely thorough. She is a safe pair of hands and is excellent with clients, putting them at ease and preparing them for hearings.’
“Rebecca is always thoroughly prepared and grasps the important issues of the most complex cases with ease. She is a persuasive and skilled advocate who never fails to impress.”
Anthony Berry KC – Crime (London) – Leading Silk
“Tony is a brilliant advocate who can, with charm, destroy the credibility of witnesses and win over juries with eloquent advocacy.”
Theo Huckle KC – Personal Injury, Industrial Disease and Insurance Fraud – Leading Silk
Peter Glenser KC – Crime (London) – Leading Silk
“Underestimate Peter at your peril. He is tough but fair and very jury-friendly”. Licensing – Leading Silk – “Peter is the go to Silk when it comes to firearms offences and licensing. Combining this expertise with his impressive criminal practice makes for a formidable advocate with a very wide range.”
Rebecca Chalkley – Fraud – Leading Junior, Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations– Leading Junior and Environment – Leading Junior
“Rebecca brings exceptional oral advocacy and has a very deft touch with judges in court.”
“Rebecca is an outstanding advocate. She is thoughtful in her delivery and has a light touch with both juries and judges. She is exceptionally bright but practical in her advice and clients adore her pragmatism. She is superior to the vast majority of silks in her field.”
For more information, please contact James Farmer, Chief Executive:
T: 0121 233 7500