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Firm Profile

Hardwicke

Firm Profile

London

  • Profile
  • Hardwicke Building
  • New Square
  • Lincoln's Inn
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 3SB

Firm profile submitted by Hardwicke

The Chambers Hardwicke specialises in commercial, construction, insurance and property work. It is one of the most innovative and modern sets at the Bar. Known for its friendly atmosphere and progressive outlook, it is run as a commercial business with a strong focus on excellent client service. Its business culture is reinforced by an active CSR and equality and diversity programme.
Hardwicke is a leading commercial barristers’ chambers with 85 barristers, 9 of whom are silks. Its members are recommended across the breadth of its areas of practice areas and its practice team is renowned for the quality of its client service. Its clients range from solicitors and in-house counsel to utilities and insurers.

Heads of Chambers PJ Kirby QC & Paul Reed QC
Chief Executive: Amanda Illing
Tenants: 84

  • Tim Stow QC (1965) (QC-1989)
  • George F Pulman QC (1971) (QC- 1989) +
  • Nigel Jones QC (1976) (QC-1999) +
  • Greg Laughton SC (1982) (SC-2003)
  • Lesley Anderson QC (1989) (QC-2006)
  • Paul Reed QC (1988) (QC-2010)
  • A Brie Stevens-Hoare QC (1986) (QC-2013)
  • P J Kirby QC (1989) (QC-2013)
  • A John de Waal QC (1992) (QC-2013)
  • John Gallagher (1974) +
  • Stephen Lennard (1976) +
  • A Graham Cunningham (1976)
  • Wendy Parker (1978)
  • A Richard Buswell (1985)
  • Karl King (1985) +
  • A Monty Palfrey (1985)
  • Mark Engelman (1987)
  • A Steven Woolf (1989)
  • A Sara Benbow (1990)
  • A Daniel Gatty (1990)
  • A Amanda Eilledge (1991)
  • Gordon Exall (1991)
  • Rupert Higgins (1991)
  • A Arthur Moore (1992)
  • Colm Nugent (1992)
  • Andrew Skelly (1994)
  • A Dr Margaret Bloom (1994)
  • John Clargo (1994)
  • Alexander Bastin (1995)
  • A David Pliener (1996)
  • A Edward Rowntree (1996)
  • A David Lewis (1997)
  • A Ian Silcock (1997)
  • A Charles Bagot (1997)
  • A Alaric Watson (1997)
  • Alison Meacher (1998)
  • A Alastair Redpath-Stevens (1998)
  • Peter Petts (1998)
  • Mark Stephens (1998)
  • Henry Slack (1999)
  • James Hall (2000)
  • Shazia Akhtar (2001)
  • A Stephen Brown (2013) (2001 rights of Audience)
  • Sarah McCann (2001)
  • A Jonathan Titmuss (2001)
  • Sarah Venn (2002)
  • Jasmine Murphy (2002)
  • Sarah Clarke (2003)
  • Michael Wheater (2003)
  • Jamal Demachkie (2004)
  • Morayo Fagborun Bennett (2004)
  • A Andy Creer (2005)
  • Charles Raffin (2005)
  • Simon Allison (2005)
  • A Paul Strelitz (2005)
  • A Thomas Bell (2006)
  • Carl Brewin (2006)
  • Dr Robert Whittock (2006)
  • Laura Tweedy (2007)
  • A Helena White (2007)
  • Catherine Piercy (2007)
  • Gemma Witherington (2008)
  • Phillip Patterson (2008)
  • Emily Betts (2009)
  • Ebony Alleyne (2009)
  • Frederico Singarajah (2009)
  • Lina Mattsson (2010)
  • Laurence Page (2010)
  • Aileen McErlean (2011)
  • Martyn Griffiths (2011)
  • Rupert Cohen (2011)
  • Sri Carmichael (2012)
  • A Harriet Ter-Berg (2012)
  • Michael Tetstall (2012)
  • Jack Dillon (2012)
  • A John Beresford (2012)
  • Katie Lee (2012)
  • Rebecca Jones (2013)
  • Emma Hynes (2013)
  • Ryan Hocking (2014)
  • Katrina Hanstock (2014)
  • Michael Levenstein (2015)
  • Cameron Stocks (2015)
  • Louis Zvesper (2015)
  • + Recorder A Public/Direct Access

Types of work undertaken
Commercial:
Hardwicke has a strong general commercial litigation and arbitration team and offers specialist expertise in: banking and finance, civil fraud, costs, employment, franchising, insolvency & restructuring, IT and telecommunications and intellectual property.
Construction & Engineering: Hardwicke is a leading construction set whose members deal with arbitration, adjudications, mediations and court litigation both domestically and internationally. Paul Reed QC produces the leading text Construction All Risks insurance with other members of the team.
Insurance & Reinsurance: Hardwicke covers all types of actions involving insurers and insurance cover, ranging from death and personal injury, property damage, public liability, employer’s liability and health & safety, professional liability, professional discipline and construction.
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: Hardwicke has a niche and specialist team who deal with all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work, from both a claimant and defendant perspective. Many cases covered are ground-breaking. Hardwicke also deals with medical malpractice and inquests.
Professional Negligence: Hardwicke has specialist expertise in dealing with disputes involving construction/ engineering and medical professionals as well as a wide range of other professionals including solicitors and other legal professionals, accountants and finance professionals, insurance professionals, brokers, construction/engineering professionals, valuers, shipping professionals, directors and company officers.
Property: Hardwicke has a leading property team dealing with commercial and residential landlord and tenant, planning, real property and social housing, including allocations and homelessness. It also has a niche team dealing with probate and trust matters and has particular expertise in trusts of land and social welfare and benefits.

Branches

  • Hardwicke Building,
  • New Square,
  • Lincoln's Inn,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 3SB
  • Tel (020) 7242 2523
  • Fax (020) 7691 1234
  • DX LDE393 Chancery Lane
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.hardwicke.co.uk