Legal 500 Rankings 2023

Queen Square Chambers are proud to announce that our members have once again been recognised for their expertise by the Legal 500.

Featuring across eight Practice areas, it is incredibly rewarding to know that the efforts of the teams and individuals are reflected in their rankings.

Leading the way is Head of Chambers Charles Row KC, who this year features as a new silk. Robin Shellard, David Maunder have retained their rankings and James Tucker has moved up to Tier 2 within Crime.

Adam Griffiths has retained his position as a Tier One, Leading Junior in Commercial Litigation.

James Bromige, Mark Williams and Mike Blitz have maintained their rankings in Employment whilst Joanna Lewis and Lauren Seager both feature in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

In Family Law Richard Carron is rightly recognised for his work in Public and Private Child Law.

Within the Regulatory Crime team Oliver Willmott is recognised as Tier 1 Leading Junior.

Our Criminal and Employment teams have both featured as ranked sets, with the testimonials stating that ‘Chambers always provides a first class service and always seek to ensure that instructing solicitors are looked after well’ that we are a ‘well established set of Chambers’ and that we have a ‘good depth in experience’.

Having said it before, we would like to acknowledge how lucky we are to work with so many wonderful people, whether that be Solicitors, Paralegals or Secretaries and appreciate that every case is a team effort. As such we really want to thank those we work with for their support and hard work in the past year.

Please see details below of our ranked Counsel;


Adam Griffiths (Tier 1)


Charles Row (2022 Silks) – ‘Charles is a superb and skilful advocate with an exceptional eye for detail. He has a very light touch and builds enormous rapport with clients. He is well-liked and respected by Judges.’

Robin Shellard (Tier 1) – ‘Uncompromising yet courteous. Robin will see the client home. A committed barrister.

David Maunder – (Tier 2) ‘David brings a calm but firm approach to dealing with clients. He is an excellent listener and gives comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice.’

James Tucker – (Tier 2) ‘James is extremely hard-working and scrupulously fair. A very safe pair of hands.


James Bromige (Tier 1) – ‘James knows the law inside and out. He has a real presence in the court room and is formidable in cross-examination.’

Mark Williams (Tier 2) –  ‘Mark is an extremely supportive counsel. He is very straight forward with his advice, very practical; clients really respect him. He has a calm and trusting way about him which makes him great in court.’

Mike Blitz (Tier 2) –  ‘He demonstrates forensic knowledge of cases.’


Richard Carron (Tier 3)


Joanna Lewis (Tier 2) ‘Joanna is an extremely dedicated barrister. She can break down extremely complicated clinical negligence claims, and provides an impressive balance of support and professionalism with clients. She is a very strong advocate.’

Lauren Seager (Tier 2) –  ‘Lauren has a very strong understanding of clinical negligence work. She is always incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and considered. She deals with clients with the utmost compassion and respect, and her advice is offered in such a way that the client can understand it and feel comfortable with it.’


Joanna Lewis (Tier 2) –  ‘Joanna has a wealth of knowledge in personal injury law. She is extremely good tactically and had a very pragmatic approach to cases. She is very good with clients and really listens to them so they feel in control of their case.’

Lauren Seager (Tier 3) – ‘She grasps the important aspects of the case quickly from the outset, and is able to inspire confidence in the claim with her considered and balanced views.’


Oliver Willmott (Tier 1) –  ‘Oliver is a master of the detail and he very quickly understands the nature of the case and the priorities of the client. He truly wants to understand the intricacies of a case. He is personable, precise and efficient.’


 Robert Trevis (Tier 2) – ‘An articulate and very approachable barrister. He is confident without being arrogant.’