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15NBS Chambers recognised in Legal 500

By September 27, 2019October 4th, 2019No Comments

15NBS is pleased to announce that ten members have been recognised in this year’s Legal 500.


Martin Rutherford QC‘His ability to spot a point others might have missed and deploy it to maximum effect is compelling.’

Charles Evans ‘His closing speeches are something to behold.’

Ruby Selva ‘She can make unattractive defence suggestions credible and palatable for the jury.’

Dominic Benthall‘His understated and calm style gains the trust of the judge and jury.’

Rupert Hallowes ‘He cross-examines with tenacity and precision.’

Matthew Hardyman ‘A strong and fearless advocate.’

Sarah Read ‘An excellent advocate, good at detail and tactics.’

Sophie Shotton ‘She has a calm and authoritative manner that is highly effective with juries.’

Robert Ward ‘His extremely intelligent advocacy sets him out from the crowd.’

Justin McClintock – ‘He has a lovely, calm manner with judges and juries alike. ’



‘A progressive chambers for the modern era’, crime specialists 15NBS Chambers is ‘a solid and reliable set with good performers at all levels, enhanced by the presence of a few genuine stars’. Chambers has expanded of late following the arrival of new senior clerk Glenn Matthews, who arrived from 3 Temple Gardens with juniors Alexander Williams, Rupert Hallowes , Sarah Read, and Simon Smith. More recently, dual-qualified Kerry Moore has joined from 9 King’s Bench Walk.

New senior clerk Matthews is ‘one of the most known figures in the criminal professional’ and his appointment at 15NBS ‘has further strengthen the team’. The clerks’ room provides ‘a good honest approach and you can rely on what you are told by them; there is no sales patter or bluster, simply an open, honest, and helpful approach’. ‘Amazing’ practice manager Joe Wheeler is ‘always calm and makes you feel like you are the most important firm’ and solicitors have ‘a high regard for his ability and initiative. If I task him with finding me counsel, he will and it will be somebody who is suitable to my client’s needs’. Fellow practice manager Tom Parker is described as ‘a cheeky chap that will bend over backwards to accommodate your requests. Extremely friendly and really does know his stuff’.

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