Zenith Chambers - Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

We are delighted to announce that Zenith Chambers has been recognised as a Leading Set in The Legal 500 2020 UK Bar Guide, and the following individuals of Chambers have been recognised as Leading Juniors:


'Chancery specialist Nicola Phillipson of Zenith Chambers focuses on contested probate and Inheritance Act claims, and is highly experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.'

Nicola Phillipson - 'Clever, down-to-earth, practical and collaborative.’


'Tom Storey remains a notable criminal practitioner at Zenith Chambers, with experience in serious violent, sexual and drug-related cases, primarily for the prosecution an often as a leading junior. Nicholas Worsley is notable for his experience in cases involving children, either as defendants or victims.'

Tom Storey - 'Approachable, polished and effective in court.'

Nick Worsley - 'His practice includes complex fraud and serious violent crime.'

Personal Injury

'Zenith Chambers has a strong presence in personal injury work, acting for both claimants and defendants in a wide range of matters. Members of the 'very strong' team are praised by clients for their ability to 'feed off each other's expertise'. In a recent work example, Mark Henley was instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice to defend a mesothelioma claim that was initially pleaded at over £1m.'

Andrew Wilson - 'Sensible, pragmatic and highly experienced.’

Simon Ross- 'Everything that a personal injury barrister ought to be.’

Helen Rutherford - 'A first-rate advocate.’

Justin Crossley - 'Professional and great with clients.’

Mark Henley - 'Highly experienced in industrial disease cases.'

Ruwena Khan - 'Experienced in both claimant and defendant work.’


'Regarded as one of the leading sets for family law work on circuit, Zenith Chambers is praised by clients for its 'wealth of experienced barristers', 'good junior counsel', and strong private law experience. In addition to private Children Act cases, members are also active in public law proceedings and financial remedy cases.'

Anthony Hajimitsis - 'Combines excellent client care skills with an astute, strategic approach.’

Jayne Pye- 'Articulate and persuasive.’

Marisa Allman - 'A very sensible and calming presence on children law and financial remedy.’

Roger Bickerdike - 'The consummate advocate.’

Clare Garnham - 'She combines robust representation with great sensitivity.'

Louise McCallum - 'Her practice includes serious non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and forced marriage cases.’

Lewis Donnelly - 'Complex care work is his key area of focus.’

Aelred Hookway - 'Predominantly acts on children law matters.’

Dornier Whittaker - 'Specialises in private law children and financial matters.’

Guy Swiffen - 'A care proceedings specialist.’


'Zenith Chambers is particularly notable for its housing practice, with members capable of acting on either side in landlord and tenant matters, including possession claims. Of recent note, Peter Marcus acted for Kirklees Council in a possession claim brought against an absentee tenant.'

Vilma Vodanovic - 'A razor-sharp advocate.'

Nicola Phillipson - 'An exceptional advocate who puts clients at ease.'

Peter Marcus - 'Highly experienced in both defending and bringing possession claims.’


"A leading expert in relation to TOLATA and Chancery claims."

Chambers & Partners (2016)

‘Deals with all types of serious crime.’

Legal 500 (2016)