Manchester-based Kings Chambers has unveiled a new leadership team following the recent appointment of Nigel Poole QC as Head of Chambers.
With chambers in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds – Kings is a truly nationwide barristers’ set that specialises in civil law and alternative dispute resolution.
The new leadership team’s vision is to develop a modern, accessible chambers offering high level, specialist services to clients across the country and internationally.
Paul Tucker QC, who took silk in 2010 and has vast experience contesting high profile cases in the Planning Court, has become Deputy Head of Chambers and remains as Head of Planning.
Lesley Anderson QC, who took silk in 2006 and specialises in all aspects of chancery and commercial litigation, has taken the role of Head of Chancery and Commercial Law.
She is joined by Sam Karim QC, who took silk this year to become the youngest QC on the Northern Circuit, and is Head of Administrative Law & Public Law.
Completing the new team is Fiona Ashworth, a specialist in personal injury and professional and clinical negligence who has served 29 years at the bar. She has been named Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.
Speaking about the new team, Nigel Poole QC said: “I am delighted to be working with the new leadership team at Kings Chambers. Not only are they distinguished in their own fields of practice, but together they make a formidable and dynamic management group of which the Kings family of barristers, clerks and other staff can be proud
“Kings Chambers offers a breadth of specialist expertise in civil law that is second to none. We are committed to providing a highly professional, efficient and accessible service. In times of uncertainty in the legal world, Kings is a strong, confident set with a national reputation.”
Kings Chambers has 110 barristers working from chambers in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.
The chambers was named as the regional set of the Year 2016 by The Legal 500 and is ranked as a leading set in 18 practice areas by Chambers and Partners, with only two chambers in the country having a higher number.
Debra Andrés, Chambers Director at Kings Chambers added: “Everyone associated with Kings Chambers is excited about the energy and vision of our new leadership team. Headed by Nigel, we’ve got a team capable of delivering on the core qualities that have always distinguished Kings – outstanding specialist knowledge, excellent client support, and accessible, highly-professional barristers.”