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Enterprise Chambers

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 9 Old Square
  • Lincoln's Inn
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 3SR

Firm profile submitted by Enterprise Chambers

Head of Chambers: Zia Bhaloo QC
Chambers Director: Michael Couling
Senior Clerk: Antony Armstrong
Clerks: Michael Ireland, Luke Daws, Robert Wheeler
Tenants: 41

THE CHAMBERS Enterprise Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set, with experts who are consistently recommended in their field by Chambers and Partners (for details of individual recommendations, please see the chambers website). The set is in a position to offer specialists across the range of commercial chancery work, including commercial, company, insolvency and restructuring, landlord and tenant, and property; so for example, the expertise within the set in insolvency and property uniquely places it to deal with disputes which involve both. Clients comment on both the outstanding quality of the work done by the set and its flexible and unstuffy approach, in particular the excellence of its clerking. The set also has centres in Leeds and Newcastle.

  • Zia Bhaloo QC (1990) (QC-2010)
  • Ian Mayes QC (1974) (QC-1993)
  • Hugh Jory QC (1992) (QC-2014)
  • Edward Cohen (1972)
  • Caroline Hutton (1979)
  • Linden Ife (1982)
  • Geoffrey Zelin (1984)
  • James Barker (1984)
  • Hugo Groves (1980)
  • Andrew Kinnison (1988)
  • Marilyn Kennedy-McGregor (1989)
  • Stephanie Jarron (1990)
  • James Pickering (1991)
  • Bridget Williamson (1993)
  • Bruce Walker (1994)
  • Edward Francis (1995)
  • Shaiba Ilyas (1998)
  • Jonathan Rodger (1999)
  • Niall McCulloch (2000)
  • Simon Johnson (2000)
  • Kavan Gunaratna (2004)
  • Cristín Toman (2004)
  • Margaret Griffin (2004)
  • Emma Read (2006)
  • David Peachey (2007)
  • Kelly Bond (2007)
  • Duncan Heath (2007)
  • Jennifer Meech (2008)
  • Phillip Gale (2008)
  • James Davies (2009)
  • Anna Lintner (2009)
  • Christopher Buckingham (2009)
  • Chris Royle (2009)
  • Matthew Maddison (2010)
  • Louise Bowmaker (2011)
  • Rowena Page (2012)
  • Jessica Brooke (2012)
  • Madeline Dixon (2013)
  • Evelyn Barden (2014)
  • Claire Thompson (2014)
  • Fiona Todd (2014) HH
  • Peter Langan QC (1967) (QC-1983) *
  • Jeremy Child (BVI) *
  • Susannah Markandva (2005) *
  • Shuvra Deb (BVI) *
  •  * Door tenant

WORK UNDERTAKEN Enterprise is able to provide specialist barristers in the following areas (for details of recent cases in each area, please see the chambers website):

Commercial Disputes:
Including contracts, banking, guarantees, securities, financial services regulation, insurance, sale and carriage of goods, consumer credit, competition, restraint of trade, breach of confidence, civil fraud and private international law.

Including unfair prejudice, derivative and other shareholders’ claims, directors’ disqualification, solvent and insolvent schemes, capital reductions, business transfers, companies’ securities and claims against directors.

Equitable Remedies:
Including constructive and resulting trusts, tracing, injunctions, freezing injunctions, and search orders.

Insolvency & Restructuring:
Relating to companies, partnerships and individuals, including receiverships, administrations, voluntary arrangements, liquidations, bankruptcy, wrongful and fraudulent trading, preferences, transactions at an undervalue, other antecedent transactions, and cross-border insolvency.

Intellectual Property:
Including copyright, trademarks, and passing off. Landlord & Tenant: Relating to business, residential and agricultural tenancies including security of tenure, possession claims, forfeiture, unlawful eviction, dilapidations, leasehold enfranchisement, rent control and review,service charges, and business tenancy renewals under Part II of the 1954 Act, together with all aspects of social housing law.

Relating to occupational and personal pension schemes.

Professional Liability:
Relating to accountants, actuaries, auditors, barristers, solicitors, insolvency practitioners, surveyors and construction professionals, and trustees.

Real Property:
Concerning the legal and beneficial ownership of real property, including conveyancing and the sale of land, easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, boundary disputes, land registration, mortgages, LPA receivers, defective buildings, construction and engineering contracts and planning.

Regulatory & Licensing:
Affecting commercial activity, including environmental, water and waste licensing, building regulation and remediation, as well as liquor, gaming, and sex establishments.

Traditional Chancery:
Including associations (partnerships, clubs and societies), charities, trusts, settlements, family provision, wills and probate, and Court of Protection.

Butterworths Property Insolvency; the Enterprise Chambers Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation and Practice; Bailey and Groves on Corporate Insolvency – Law and Practice; The Landlord and Tenant Factbook; Estates Gazette Questions and Answers series and the Practical Law Property Litigation Blog.

Several members have previously practised in fused professions overseas for extended periods of time and are admitted to practise there, including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The set can provide barristers who are used to working abroad (often at very short notice) and who have material insight into the workings of particular jurisdictions.


  • 43 Park Square,
  • Leeds,
  • West Yorkshire
  • UK
  • LS1 2NP
  • Tel (0113) 246 0391
  • Fax (0113) 242 4802
  • DX 26448 Leeds Park Square
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 65 Quayside,
  • Newcastle upon Tyne,
  • Tyne & Wear
  • UK
  • NE1 3DE
  • Tel (0191) 222 3344
  • Fax (0191) 222 3340
  • DX 61134 Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Email : [email protected]