Legal 500 2013

25th September 2013

We are delighted to announce that we have a record number of barristers in this years Legal 500.  4PB are in the Top Tier for our Children work and we are in the second tier for Family Law (including divorce and ancillary relief).

Children Law (including public and private)

We are delighted to remain in the Top Tier for our Children work and to be the only chambers in this tier. In total we have 8 Silks and 9 Juniors recommended in the field.

The directory says:

4 Paper Buildings has ‘unmatched‘ strength in children law, and combines ‘first-class barristers‘ with clerks who are ‘among the best‘. Jo Delahunty QC has ‘a phenomenal brain, and great forensic skill‘, and Henry Setright QC is ‘the best advocate around“. Alex Verdan QC exhibits ’emotional intelligence when dealing with clients‘. Jonathan Cohen QC attracts praise for his ‘reassuring nature‘, and Marcus Scott-Manderson QC is noted for his ‘excellent attention to detail‘. Charles Hale is ‘meticulous in preparation and a master of cross-examination‘, and Sam King provides ‘clear and focused advice‘. Also recommended are Barbara Mills, who is ‘frighteningly intelligent‘; and Judith Murray, who is ‘a senior junior of choice whenever money and children are in dispute‘. New silk David Williams QC combines ‘a cerebral approach with encyclopaedic knowledge of both domestic and European points of law‘.

Recommended Barristers for Children Law (including public and private law):

Jo Delahunty QC
Henry Setright QC
Alex Verdan QC
Jonathan Cohen QC
Marcus Scott Manderson QC
Kate Branigan QC
Teertha Gupta QC
David Williams QC

Charles Hale
Sam King
Barbara Mills
Dorothea Gartland
Mark Jarman
Justine Johnston
Brian Jubb
Cyrus Larizadeh
Judith Murray

Family Law (including divorce and ancillary relief)

We are in the second tier for our Financial Remedies practice.  We a record 2 silks and 4 juniors recomended.  The directory says:

4 Paper Buildings fields ‘a large team of barristers who cover heavyweight financial cases‘. ‘Excellent advocate‘ Jonathan Cohen QC has ‘a good grasp of the complexities‘, and the ‘tenacious‘ Michael Sternberg QC is ‘extremely capable on his feet‘. The ‘very personable‘ Charles Hale is ‘one of the very few senior juniors around who can tackle both financial remedy and children cases with equal facility‘. Also recommended are James Copley, who is ‘extremely intelligent and thorough‘; Judith Murray, who can ‘always be relied upon‘; and the ‘endlessly charming‘ Samantha Woodham.

Recommended Barristers for Family Law (including divorce and ancillary relief):

Jonathan Cohen QC
Michael Sternberg QC
Charles Hale
Judith Murray
James Copley
Samantha Woodham