New Court Chambers Newsletter - January 2024

The new edition of the New Court Newsletter is now out and provides a summary of some of the key cases members have been involved in throughout 2023.

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Chambers & Partners 2024

We are delighted to be ranked in Chambers & Partners 2024 as a leading set for the 10th consecutive year.

In addition to Chambers as a whole being recognised for its high quality service to clients, this year sees a record number of members ranked as individuals, including new entries for Jemimah Hendrick and Sarah McMeechan. And as always, our clerks are recognised for the exceptional service they continue to provide to our professional clients.


Legal 500 2024 - New Court Ranked As Leading Set

We are delighted to announce that Chambers has once again been ranked as a Leading Set by Legal 500 for public and private law children work.

Not only has Chambers been ranked, but a record number of members have received individual rankings and our clerks are also recognised for their consistently high service to clients:

“New Court Chambers home to ‘many excellent advocates’ and ‘the go-to set for public and private children law cases’. Joint head of chambers Giles Bain regularly appears before all levels of the Family Court. Andrew Shaw is an‘extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and skilled advocate’ who handles cases involving allegations of the most serious sexual and physical violence against children. Samuel Prout is also recommended.

Adam Grant, James Stammers, Karl Sadoune and Paul Bloomfield are brilliant. The clerks are excellent, friendly, kind, helpful, and conscientious and offer the highest professional standards. They have excellent administration practices in checking matters are still effective, ensuring their diaries are up to date. They go above and beyond to help.’

‘Karl Sadoune is diligent, proactive, and helpful.’

‘New Court Chambers is outstanding in their areas of expertise.’

‘New Court Chambers is an excellent chamber. It is exceptional and stands out from the crowd. It has excellent counsel from pupils to the most senior levels.’

‘New Court Chambers is a good set of chambers with varying degrees of experience and likeable personalities.’


Welcome to Gary Noble

We are extremely pleased to welcome Gary Noble as the newest member of chambers. Gary, formerly of Senate House Chambers, will continue his thriving practice in children’s law where he has particular expertise in complex public law care cases. Gary is well known to members and instructing solicitors alike and we look forward to seeing his already busy practice continue to grow. Welcome Gary!


New Members - Emma Vincent and Gabriella Slater

Following successful completion of their pupillages, we are delighted that Emma Vincent and Gabriella Slater have accepted offers of tenancy in chambers. Both will continue their busy public and private law practices developed throughout the second six months of pupillage. We wish them both long and successful careers and are so pleased to have them join the team.


Pupillage 2023 - Isabella Taylor-Ezechie

We are delighted to welcome Isabella Taylor-Ezechie to chambers, commencing her pupillage on 2 October 2023. Isabella will spend 6 months shadowing her pupil supervisors, starting with Elissa Da Costa-Waldman, before taking on her own cases in April 2024.

Welcome Isabella, we wish you the best of luck for the year ahead.


Chambers & Partners 2023

New Court Chambers is delighted to have been once again ranked in Chambers UK Bar as a leading Family:Children set.

In addition, the number of individual members recognised continues to grow each year, with Sarah Nuttall and Saiqa Chaudhry joining Christopher Poole, Giles Bain, Andrew Shaw, Sam Wallace, Kyri Lefteri, Laura Harrington, Philippa Jenkins and Sally Jackson (Matrimonial / Finance) as ranked barristers.

The clerks’ room has also been recognised for the first-rate service they provide to clients.

Congratulations to all.


Grace Robertson Takes Tenancy

Following successful completion of her pupillage Grace Robertson has accepted an offer of tenancy and is now a member of chambers.

We congratulate Grace on achieving tenancy and wish her all the very best in her career ahead.


Chambers Welcomes Its 2022-23 Pupils

Chambers warmly welcomes its newest intake of pupils, Gabriella Slater, Carolina Bax and Emma Vincent.

Due to the quality of this year’s applications and Chambers’ ever-expanding workload we have taken three pupils for the first time.

As always, the pupils will be exposed to all areas of Chambers’ work, with the opportunity to take their own cases, under supervision, from April 2023 onwards. We wish them all the very best of luck for the year ahead.


George Lafazanides Joins Chambers

Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of George Lafazanides as its newest member.

George brings a wealth of experience to chambers having spent 20 years as a solicitor specialising in public and private law proceedings as well as divorce and finances.

George will be well known to judges and colleagues alike having been a keen advocate throughout his time as a solicitor, attending courts throughout London and the South East.

We wish George all the very best in this new chapter of his career with New Court.