1 Chancery Lane ranked in Legal 500 UK Bar 2021



An ‘excellent set’ with ‘a deep range of experience’ and ‘unrivalled senior juniors’.

These are just some of the testimonials published about 1 Chancery Lane in this year’s Legal 500 UK Bar directory.

We’re delighted that 1 Chancery Lane is ranked across six of our practice areas – clinical negligence, personal injury, police law, professional negligence, property litigation and travel law.

In our clinical negligence team, ten members are ranked across our full range of experience and call:

“Practitioners at 1 Chancery Lane ‘have a deep range of experience‘ which extends from large, multi-party actions to cases concerning catastrophic birth injuries and claims arising from mental illness. This ‘excellent set‘ frequently handles cases which explore issues at the forefront of medical malpractice, among them vicarious liability and secondary victim claims.”

Of our personal injury team, the Legal 500 says:

“Practitioners at 1 Chancery Lane are regarded as specialists in several key areas of personal injury work, in particular, it offers ‘experts in local authority litigation‘ and ‘unrivalled senior juniors doing travel injury work‘.”

Our police law team is described as:

“A ‘quality police set‘ 1 Chancery Lane has established strength in acting for police forces and officers in a range of matters, including human rights claims, deaths in custody, allegations of negligence and fatal shootings.”

Of our professional negligence team it says:

1 Chancery Lane ‘covers the whole gamut of liability issues‘, handling claims against professionals including solicitors and barristers, insurance brokers, property valuers and surveyors, accountants and financial advisers. The set also has a niche expertise in professional negligence claims involving local authorities and the education sector

In property litigation, Zachary Bredemear is praised for being ‘Very experienced in all aspects of property litigation with an expansive knowledge of case law in this area.

We are a top tier set for our travel law work, with five tier 1 practitioners.

“‘One of the strongest travel sets out there’, 1 Chancery Lane specialises in both claimant and defendant work, covering overseas accidents, complex foreign clinical negligence, catastrophic injuries, group actions hinging on illnesses, and package travel cases.”

Over twenty of our barristers are ranked individually across the practice areas. We are also proud to have three of our juniors included for the first time. Francesca O’Neill is ranked for her professional negligence work, and Katie Ayres and Dominique Smith are recognised as Rising Stars in clinical negligence and travel law respectively.

Our full rankings and testimonials can be found here on the Legal 500 website.

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