Legal 500 Rankings

Queen Square Chambers are proud to announce that our members have once again been recognised for their expertise by the Legal 500. Featuring across seven Practice areas, it is 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, who alongside Robin Shellard, David Maunder and James Tucker have all retained their rankings in Crime.

Having been rated last year as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Commercial Rankings, Adam Griffiths has this year been deservedly elevated to Tier One.

James Bromige, Mark Williams and Mike Blitz have maintained their rankings in Employment whilst Joanna Lewis and Lauren Seager both feature as Tier 2 advocates 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.

We are lucky 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) – ‘Adam is a first-rate barrister. As an advocate, he is persuasive, deliberate and captivating; he holds court very well and is disarmingly affable but highly effective in cross-examination.’


Charles Row (Tier 1) – ‘He has forensic attention to detail and is excellent in court. A consummate professional. He engages well with juries and has the respect of the judges he appears before, because his advocacy is persuasive and has warmth.’

Robin Shellard (Tier 1) – ‘His ability to engage with clients from all walks of life is outstanding. He really is able to calm them and fill them with confidence in his abilities within a very short period of time.’

David Maunder – (Tier 2) ‘David is a diligent, intellectual and personable advocate. He presents his case to the jury in a calm and confident manner.’

James Tucker – (Tier 3)


James Bromige (Tier 1) – ‘James has a tremendous foundation of employment knowledge, and he is especially good on his feet. He instils great confidence.’

Mark Williams (Tier 2) –  ‘His knowledge of employment law is superb. His advice is clear and to the point.’

Mike Blitz (Tier 2) –  ‘A diligent counsel with a forensic approach to cross-examination.’


Richard Carron (Tier 4) –  ‘Richard is extremely thorough and always available for advice at short notice throughout a case. He is also very good with the clients.’


Joanna Lewis (Tier 2)

Lauren Seager (Tier 2) –  ‘Her advice is well reasoned and clearly explained. She has an excellent manner with clients in sensitive cases’


Joanna Lewis (Tier 2) –  ‘She is very good with the details and particularly impressive when dealing with experts. She always gives sensible, practical advice to bring claims to a successful conclusion.’

Lauren Seager (Tier 2)


Oliver Willmott (Tier 1) –  ‘Oliver speaks eloquently and precisely, and can read a courtroom very well. His approach to prosecution is a combination of scholastic research, attention to minute detail, and an excellent understanding of the commercial implications of a case.’


 Robert Trevis (Tier 2)