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Clarkslegal features strongly in Chambers and Partners 2019-2020

Clarkslegal is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

Along with the continued recognition of our practice areas, eight of our outstanding lawyers have once again been recommended by the directory; Antony Morris, Chris Tayton, David Rintoul, Helen Beech, Michael Sippitt, Monica Atwal, Rachel Krol and Stephen James.

The strong rankings are further endorsed by highly complementary client and peer feedback.

Please see below extracts from the editorial:


Accomplished team with the experience to handle an array of local, national and international matters. Advises a range of industry players, including contractors, developers and purchasers of construction services. Provides significant expertise in procurement and contract matters for major development projects. Also represents clients in disputes, including arbitrations and adjudications.

“The firm provides a very good and thorough service.”

“They’re very useful for property construction matters.”

“They compare well with London peers.”

David Rintoul handles both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. He regularly gives contractual advice to specialist design contractors, as well as representing clients in lengthy adjudications. “His work is always very pragmatic, commercially minded and legally effective,” remarks a client.


Advises on the full range of issues affecting employers and employees, with notable strength in restructures, TUPE transfers and senior executive matters. Also handles large-scale litigation, tribunals and problems with regard to industrial relations. Acts for a range of clients from small businesses to large employers in the technology, pharmaceutical and gambling sectors.

Helen Beech handles a wide range of work, including restructuring matters, disability grievances and industrial relations. She offers particular proficiency in cross-border issues. “She’s an exceptionally good lawyer,” comments an interviewee, explaining that “she’s commercial, very practical and gets right to the point.”

Michael Sippitt maintains a broad employment practice alongside his role as chair of the firm. He advises clients on a range of issues, including trade union relations, redundancies and cross-border matters. “He is a top-level employment practitioner who is incredibly capable, very bright and very client-focused,” remarks an interviewee.

Monica Atwal advises on business immigration matters, GDPR compliance and TUPE transfers. “She is excellent in discrimination claims and fights for her clients; she really understands and empathises with them and gets the best that she can for them,” comments a source.

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“The firm provides a very good and thorough service.”


Outstanding practice regularly involved in high-profile disputes. Acts for clients active in a variety of sectors, including the energy, shipping and automotive industries. Expertise covers a wide range of commercial disputes, including the termination of supply contracts and procurement litigation.

“The firm consistently does great work, has capable and likeable staff, and the fees are reasonable.”

“Team provides excellent value for money.”

Antony Morris is known for his commercial litigation expertise. His broad practice includes contract termination cases as well as partnership and shareholder disputes such as unfair prejudice claims.

According to interviewees, Christopher Tayton is “very experienced, commercial and easy to work with.” Sources also praise his ability to provide “focused and incisive advice that is tactically well thought through and delivered in a personable manner.” He is experienced in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, including procurement cases.

Stephen James handles commercial litigation cases, often involving the real estate sector. He represents corporations as well as high net worth individuals.

Real Estate

Advises on major commercial and residential property transactions and development projects. Also equipped to assist with complex investment and portfolio management matters. Regularly handles public sector work, including assisting clients in the education and healthcare industries. Strong client base consists of notable regional and national organisations. Further strength in advising clients in the hotels and leisure sector.

Clients report that this is a “good firm” with “very capable lawyers,” who are “professional, efficient, responsive, and friendly.”

Head of the firm’s real estate team Rachel Krol routinely advises on property sales and purchases and other investment matters. Her clients include property developers, FTSE 100 companies and landlords and tenants. A client says: “I would describe Rachel as excellent. Her technical knowledge is superb and she gives me great confidence,” adding: “Her willingness to go above and beyond to close a deal is much appreciated.”

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