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Chambers Global ranks members as leaders in commercial dispute resolution

Chambers & Partners have released their Global Guide and we are proud to announce that three of our members appear as global leaders in Dispute Resolution (Commercial Chancery and Commercial).

Chambers Global ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. The rankings are based on the in-depth research by their dedicated and experienced team of researchers. They provide reliable recommendations, which ensures that clients are able to make an informed decision when instructing barristers and other legal professionals.

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery – UK

Nicolas Stallworthy QC

Nicolas Stallworthy QC has yet again been recognised by Chambers & Partners. This year Nicholas has been ranked in Band 4 and is described as a well-liked silk who handles an array of high-profile and high-value matters. They note that he is a recognised pensions expert (already being top-ranked in the Chambers & Partners UK edition), whose practice also includes insolvency, commercial trusts and breach of duty cases.

Chambers Global comments “He’s a superb lawyer who really gets under the skin of cases and is so interested in every angle. He’s a good advocate.”

Recent work noted was his instruction by the Pensions Regulator in claims arising out of the collapse of the Box Clever joint venture.

David E Grant

David is also ranked for 2020 in Band 4. Chambers Global commented that he is a well-known junior who has built a respected commercial chancery practice. He often handles insolvency and pensions matters and handles both domestic and international cases for a wide array of clients.

“He’s really valuable because he has immense experience of the pensions field and is involved in a lot of the cases. He is able to give very robust advice. He’s pragmatic and very easy to work with. An excellent junior.”

Recent work of note was on behalf of a defendant in Dickinson v NAL Realisations, involving claims by a director, shareholder and pension scheme trustee for monies said to be due.

Dispute Resolution: Commercial – UK

Saaman Pourghadiri

Saaman joins the Commercial UK rankings as an Up and Coming Junior, having already been noted last year as a “rising star” in pensions.

Chambers Global said of Saaman, “Very user-friendly, very approachable and very good commercially…. he’s great to deal with, very hard-working and clever. His attention to detail is fantastic.”

Noteworthy work included his work on behalf of Aon, one of the plethora of defendants in a professional negligence claim for over £60 million brought by Gleeds. The case concerned the alleged negligence of solicitors, counsel and benefits consultants.

Find out more about our leading barristers

To find out more about any of our Commercial Barristers speak to one of our experienced Commercial Practice Managers on +44 (0)20 7353 6381.

To instruct Nicholas Stallworthy QC or David E Grant contact Matt Sale.

To instruct Saaman Pourghadiri contact David Smith.

News 6 Mar, 2020


Nicolas Stallworthy KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2011

David E Grant KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2022

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