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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Four new silks for Brick Court


Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Jeremy Gauntlett SC, Robert O’Donoghue, Stephen Midwinter and Sarah Ford have been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2016-17 competition. The conferring of silk status will be made at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster on the 13th February 2017.

Jeremy Gauntlett SC practises in commercial law, international arbitration, and constitutional law. He practises in London and at both the Cape and Johannesburg Bars. He serves on the Financial Markets Tribunal of Dubai and the Shanghai International  Arbitration Court.  Jeremy Gauntlett has frequently sat as an arbitrator, and been leading counsel in international tribunals,  the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, and the High Courts and Supreme Courts of other Southern African countries. He is a past Chairman of the South African Bar.

Robert O'Donoghue has extensive experience of competition law, EU law, utility regulation, and related aspects of commercial and public law. He has appeared in major cases in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, EU Courts, Irish courts, international arbitral bodies, and in oral hearings before competition authorities and sectoral regulators in these matters.

Stephen Midwinter advises on and appears in a broad range of commercial disputes, in litigation and arbitration. Banking, finance, insurance and civil fraud disputes are at the core of his practice. He has appeared in cases in the Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal, the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division and in court and arbitration in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

Sarah Ford’s practice encompasses EU, competition and public law and commercial litigation. She has advised on and appeared in a wide range of matters before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Competition Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Sarah has particular expertise in telecoms/technology disputes  and in competition damages actions.