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Kain Knight tops Chambers’ table

Chambers & Partners’ has named national costs firm Kain Knight as the top costs practice in the country in its Litigation Support guide, which is part of the release of its annual rankings.

Chambers listed three firms in ‘band 2’ – Clarion Solicitors, Keoghs and Practico – and five in band 3: Civil and Commercial Costs Lawyers, Harmans, Burcher Jennings, Masters Legal Costs Services, and PIC.

The Chambers Bar Guide, meanwhile, listed Hailsham Chambers and 4 New Square as the band 1 costs sets, with 39 Essex Chambers and Temple Garden Chambers in band 2 and Kings Chambers alone in band 3.

It put Nick Bacon, Alex Hutton and Ben Williams in band 1 of costs QCs, with Simon Browne in band 2. Band 3 was made up of David Holland, PJ Kirby, Sarah Lambert, Robert Marven, Andrew Post and Vikram Sachdeva, with Daniel Saoul noted as a new silk.

Chambers picked out Jamie Carpenter and Roger Mallalieu as ‘leading juniors’, with Judith Ayling, Simon Edwards, Mark Friston, Andrew Hogan, Paul Hughes and George McDonald in band 1.

In band 2 were: Erica Bedford, Imran Benson, Rupert Cohen, Mark James, Shaman Kapoor, Kevin Latham, James Laughland, Joshua Munro, Craig Ralph, Matthew Smith and Dan Stacey.

In band 3 were: Robin Dunne, Nicola Greaney, Stephen Innes, Paul Joseph, Andrew Lyons, Oliver Moore, James Wibberley and Richard Wilkinson.

Finally, Matthew Waszak was mentioned as an ‘up-and-coming individual’.

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