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Success for Clarkslegal in Chambers UK 2021

23 October 2020 #Press

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

Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. 

Along with the recognition of our practice areas, six of our outstanding lawyers have been recommended by the directory; Antony Morris, Chris Tayton, Helen Beech, Michael Sippitt, Monica Atwal and Rachel Krol.

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.

Clients praise the team for having "very professional, knowledgeable and accessible lawyers."


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 automotive, technology, pharmaceutical and gambling sectors.

Clients say: "The firm is highly professional, but also maintains personality and humanity in its approach to the law and clients."

Sources praise the team for being "responsive and pragmatic."

Notable practitioners:

Chair of the firm Michael Sippitt is a renowned practitioner who specialises in trade union relations. He acts for both domestic and international clients. He is also strong on matters pertaining to modern slavery, redundancies and allegations of discrimination.

Helen Beech maintains an extensive practice encompassing industrial relations and discrimination claims. She frequently advises her clients on HR issues, including disability grievances and restructuring matters.

"Helen is a very good lawyer. She can advise on various projects, litigation and industrial relations matters as well as providing day-to-day HR support." "She is very pragmatic, commercial and quick." "She impresses with her advocacy skills."

Monica Atwal has considerable employment expertise, including GDPR and gender pay gap matters. She is experienced in advising clients on sexual harassment allegations and TUPE issues, and assisting with various cross-border considerations.

"Monica is phenomenal. She is efficient, focused, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. In particular I appreciate her honesty in being very upfront with the course of action she recommends, which is based on the likelihood of a positive outcome." "She's who you'd want to represent you if you've got a tough case."


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

A client appreciates that "advice is provided promptly and is very robust."

Notable practitioners:

Antony Morris is described by an interviewee as "a really good lawyer who is smart and commercial." He is active on a range of litigation including professional negligence, property and contractual disputes.

Christopher Tayton is described by a source as "commercially-minded and a delight to work with." He is experienced in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, including procurement cases.

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 say: "They are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and a pleasure to work with."

Notable practitioners:

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, and landlords and tenants.

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