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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."

Privy Council to consider whether execution of intellectually disabled is ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ and unlawful


On 16 and 17 May 2016 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is hearing appeals against mandatory sentences of death handed down to two men, Lester Pitman and Neil Hernandez, convicted of murder in Trinidad and Tobago. The appeals raise the issue of whether the execution of persons diagnosed with intellectual disability is unlawful as ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ and therefore prohibited by the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago. Paul Bowen QC, instructed by Parvais Jabbar and Saul Lehrfreund of the Death Penalty Project at Simons Muirhead and Burton acts for the two men as part of a team. A link to the story as reported by the Guardian Newspaper can be found here.