Chambers is proud to have 4 of our members recognised in Chambers and Partners. The rankings have been published as follows:
Anthony Metzer QC – CRIME – BAND 3 (SILK)
Anthony Metzer QC – POLICE LAW: MAINLY CLAIMANT – BAND 2 (SILK):
He frequently acts in claims against the police for false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance and assault. He offers particular experience in human rights cases and has been instructed to act against the police and local authorities.
Strengths: “He is very nice on a personal level, always willing to help and is very responsive.” “He has impressive advocacy skills and is excellent with clients.”
Recent work: Acted in [a claim against] the Police of the Metropolis, a claim under Articles 3 and 8 of the Human Rights Act arising out of the disappearance and subsequent suicide of a mentally ill man.
Jonathan Crystal – SPORT – BAND 2 (JUNIOR):
A vastly experienced barrister who enjoys a long-standing reputation in the sport law arena, with particular knowledge of boxing and football matters.
Strengths: “Fearless and extremely user-friendly.”
Desmond de Silva QC – CRIME: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW – SPOTLIGHT TABLE:
Leading practitioner who is known for his involvement in the most high-profile inquiries into international criminal law issues. A former United Nations Chief War Crimes Prosecutor, based in Sierra Leone, he attracts market praise for being “a towering figure” and “one of the first UK barristers to heavily get involved in this area of work.”
Strengths: “He’s a very clever man who is brilliant and very knowledgeable.”
Paul Mylvaganam – CRIME: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW – SPOTLIGHT TABLE:
A “brain on legs” and ” an extremely competent lawyer” who is highly regarded for his expertise in ICL and white-collar crime matters. He is praised by market sources for his sensitive and warm approach to clients.
Strengths: “Super-clever and super-smooth,” “he is someone who shows rare dedication to the issues involved.” “Extremely experienced and knowledgeable, he is someone whose presence is appreciated by all around him.”
Recent work: Acted in Government of Comoros v International Criminal Court, an international maritime piracy case that followed a United Nations inquiry into the illegal boarding of a ship and the killing of a number of aid workers off the Gaza coast.