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Members ranked in Chambers and Partners 2017 for the UK Bar

Chambers are delighted to congratulate members for being ranked for their excellence.

Michael Berkley of Magdalen Chambers
Chancery practitioner with a practice covering contentious trusts and probates, wills and property disputes. He is joint head of Magdalen Chambers in Exeter.
Strengths: “Very able and straightforward.”

Christopher Naish of Magdalen Chambers
Has a broad practice, acting for guardians, parents and local authorities on private and public children law matters, as well as being able to handle complex financial remedy cases.
Strengths: “Chris is a calming, steady hand with expert knowledge.” “Very good on complex financial matters and public law children cases, with particular expertise on appeals.”

Carol Mashembo
Has a diverse family practice encompassing cohabitation disputes, financial remedies and private children law. She has over 15 years’ experience and is used to handling cases that involve dealing with litigants in person.
Strengths: “She is a no nonsense, approachable, effective advocate, who clearly devotes time to her preparation.” “Carol’s attention to detail and expert handling of tricky cases is her strength.”

Rupert Chapman
Acknowledged for his handling of cases involving matrimonial finance disputes and private law children matters.
Strengths: “He is very thorough in preparation and has a common-sense approach. He is imperturbable and clients find him very reassuring.”

Gavin Collett
Well regarded for his expertise in planning law, with particular specialist knowledge in highways and rights of way. He acts for local authorities, as well as developers and private individuals.
Strengths: “He has a good grasp of the issues and his preparation is very good. He has an eye for detail. He’s also good tactically and is able to relate to clients.”
Recent work: Acted for a representative of Sustainable Totnes Action Group in a challenge to the Road Traffic Order in Totnes.