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Guildford Chambers in The Legal 500, 2024 Edition

5 October 2023

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.

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George Coates –  ‘George heads up the practice and is highly regarded for his excellent track record of handling high-value matrimonial finance cases.

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.

Sophia O’Hagan –  ‘Sophia is an extremely skilled and persuasive advocate who goes the extra mile for her clients. She is tenacious and dedicated and achieves fantastic results through her calm but robust approach. Her preparation is impeccable, with meticulous attention to detail.’

Dominique Gillan –  ‘Dominique is quick to grasp the key issues in all cases. She is always well-prepared and very approachable. Her drafting of position statements and orders is good, and she is quick to build a rapport with any clients she represents.

‘Dominique is always considered and thoughtful in her dealings with both acting solicitors and clients. She has good analysis and awareness of the law.’

Fiona Griffin –  ‘Fiona is efficient, provides constant updates on a case to keep the solicitor informed and goes out of her way to advise on steps to assist the client’s case following the hearing. She is knowledgeable in care proceedings matters and does her best for her client.

Rowan Morton –  ‘Rowan is second to none on TOLATA cases. She is very knowledgeable about the complexities of construction disputes and is always on hand to help with tactical and procedural decisions. She is a robust advocate and can deal with changes.

Hannah McSorley – ‘Hannah is particularly good with clients and managing their expectations. She explains complicated law in a clear and precise manner.

Andrew Austin –  ‘Andrew has clear written and verbal communication skills. He is well-liked by clients and solicitors and builds rapport easily. He has strong negotiation skills and aims to resolve disputes at the earliest possible stage.

‘Andrew is an extra miler. He provides a good rapport with the client and instructing solicitors.’

Suzanne Kelly – ‘Suzanne has a sympathetic but direct way of working. She is comfortable in challenging opponents and is a strong advocate, obtaining good results for her clients.’


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