Legal 500 201829.10.18
Following the publication on the new edition of The Legal 500, Spire Barristers now have 9 recommendations within the publication, an increase on last years rankings. 8 Members ranked for Family & Children and 1 for Court of Protection.
This is what the Legal 500 2018 said:-
Following a rebrand in July 2017, 37 Park Square became Spire Barristers, a specialist family and public law set. Counsel handle the full range of children law matters, including abuse cases and care proceedings, and reports a growth in instructions relating to alleged radicalisation. Court of Protection and matrimonial finance work are other core areas of expertise. The ‘excellent’ clerks are headed by Leigh Royall.
Family & Children Law:-
Family law is a core specialty at Spire Barristers, where the team is instructed across the spectrum of public and private law children work; recent cases include severe physical and sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and potential international relocation. Radicalisation matters are a growing area of instruction for the set.
Taryn Lee QC – Spire Barristers ‘Authoritative, with an exceptional intellect.’
Jeremy Lindsay – Spire Barristers ‘He has experience in public children law cases.’
Liz Shaw – Spire Barristers ‘Very empathetic and excellent with vulnerable clients’.
Linda Cains – Spire Barristers ‘Highly intelligent and dedicated to her cases.’
Michael Burdon – Spire Barristers ‘Noted for his expertise in Hague Convention cases.’
Sarah Blackmore – Spire Barristers ‘Very experienced in children law cases.’
Jacqui Thomas – Spire Barristers ‘A very experienced junior who is measured and meticulous in court.’
Jonathan Wilson – Spire Barristers ‘Recommended for complex public law children matters.’
Court of Protection:-
Spire Barristers houses Jacqui Thomas, who has particular expertise in Court of Protection cases regarding health and welfare and deprivation of liberty matters involving vulnerable adults.
Jacqui Thomas – Spire Barristers ‘She has a great technical mind.’