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Guildford Chambers in The Legal 500, 2023 Edition

30 September 2022

Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500.


George Coates –  ‘George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.

Claire Shrimpton –  ‘Claire is very approachable and gives clear advice. She is a fine advocate and excellent at cross-examination.

Janet Hayward –  ‘Janet is a very safe pair of hands. The empathy that she shows for her clients, particularly vulnerable parents facing difficult care proceedings, means she is always a go to option.

Christine Julien –   ‘Christine has real attention to detail and thoroughly prepares cases. She is an expert at cross-examination and great at building an effective working relationship with the client.

Dominique Gillan –  ‘Dominique is an extremely hardworking barrister who will go above and beyond for a client. She is meticulous with her work and has great attention to detail, especially in very complex children’s cases. Her attendance notes are clear, and her position statements are always well presented with clear arguments.

Fiona Griffin –  ‘Fiona manages to combine legal brilliance with a quick wit and lightness of touch. She knows the papers inside out, puts her lay clients at immediate ease and is highly respected by the court.

Rowan Morton –  ‘Rowan is phenomenal – putting tremendous effort into the detailed preparation of the case. She is resilient, challenging, articulate, persuasive, eloquent, known to ask clients the right questions and grappling with every piece of information provided.’

Hannah McSorley – ‘Hannah is very understanding and supportive of clients. She listens and never rushes the client, allowing them to always feel in control. She is very supportive to work with.

Andrew Austin –  ‘ Clients feel at ease with him and are impressed by his ability to think quickly on his feet. ’

Suzanne Kelly – ‘Suzanne is impressive in all aspects and is highly experienced. She applies meticulous and thorough preparation to every case. She is extremely approachable and reassuring to both lawyers and clients.’


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