Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015



Atlantic Chambers has once again underlined its reputation for excellence across a range of disciplines with many of its set named in the 2015 list.

"Atlantic Chambers is a prominent name in the North West and beyond, and 'the high calibre of its counsel' is a particular draw for instructing parties.  It is a multidisciplinary set with expertise in crime, road traffic accidents and credit hire cases.  It also has a strong chancery and commercial group which undertakes work involving tax, company, partnership, trust, probate, and insolvency law. 'Efficient and friendly' head clerk Lee Cadwallader 'has excellent people skills and runs a very tight ship' .


Leading Silks:


  • Simon Gorton QC  He writes fantastically punchy submissions, and has most judges eating out of his hand.


Personal injury and clinical negligence:


 Public Law and Regulatory, health and safety and licensing:


Leading juniors;

Commercial, banking and insolvency:

  • Charlotte Hughes-Deane  Experienced in disputes arising from the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Graham Sellers  Very good both on paper and with difficult legal issues.
  • Nicholas Jackson  His practice covers partnership disputes, wills and probate, as well as copyright and patent matters. 



  • Lee Bonner Prosecutes and defends at Crown Court and appellate level, and is on the CPS panel of approved prosecutors.



  • David Tinkler Sought after to deal with complex multi-day matters. 


Family and children law:

  • Andrew Banks Instructed in financial remedy cases involving business and tax issues.
  • Christine Johnson  Advises local authorities, guardians and parents in children cases.
  • Michael Sellars  He has particular strength in care cases involving medical issues, and child abduction cases.


Personal Injury and clinical negligence:

  • Ivan Woolfenden Particularly known for his experience in occupational disease and employers liability cases.
  • Michael Armstrong Handles high-value multi-track matters ranging from road traffic collisions to workplace accidents. 



  • David Green Experienced in commercial and residential landlord and tenant work, as well as all aspects of real property.