Linenhall Chambers Family Barristers recognised in leading Chambers UK Bar 2022 rankings.

The Chambers and Partners 2022 edition was released today, the 21st October 2021.  Two of Linenhall Chambers Family Barristers have achieved a Band 2 ranking.  This is an exceptional achievement.  Linenhall chambers is the only barristers chambers ranked in the guide for the Wales & Chester circuit on the English side of the border,  illustrating their dominance in Chester, North and Mid Wales.

The independent guide to the UK’s top sets of barristers chambers, uses over 200 research analysts across 200 jurisdictions to produce the tables.  They collect their client responses through a number of means but mostly through in-depth interviews.

In the latest edition Daniel Dodd, head of the family team, attracted praise from instructing solicitors for his handling of complex non-accidental injury cases.  He acts in a wide range of cases relating to child law and is well equipped to handle challenging issues such as sexual abuse allegations.

The report states:

He is always very accommodating and prepared to advise on complex areas of law.”

“His cross-examination of expert witnesses is very skilful.”

Kathryn Anslow is noted as an expert in children law cases. Miss Anslow regularly acts on behalf of parents and local authorities. She is adept at handling sensitive cases involving allegations of abuse and neglect.

The report highlights:

She is able to grasp the issues very quickly. She works very thoroughly and efficiently and has an extremely good manner with clients.”

“Her communication is fabulous and her notes of complex hearings are so helpful.”

“Her eye for detail is amazing.”

Commenting on the achievement, Gavin Wright, Chambers Director, said: “Everyone at Linenhall Chambers are proud of what we have achieved this year across the practice groups.  These results are a testament to the hard work of both Daniel and Kate.”

Gavin Wright went on to say: “Whilst the Directory  has singled out some specific individuals, this accolade is for the entire Linenhall team of Barristers and Clerks.”