Linenhall Chambers is once again proud to announce their success in the recent Legal 500 rankings for 2024. Two Practice Groups; Crime and Family ranked Tier 1 with  Personal Injury ranked Tier 2.

Linenhall has over 20 members ranked this year, with 2023 silk for Owen Edwards. Tier 1 rankings for Criminal practitioner Anna Pope, Family practitioners Daniel Dodd, Nicholas Sefton and Sarah Morgan also ranked tier 1 along with Richard Mullan from the Chancery Group.

Tier 2 rankings have been obtained by Simon Rogers and Jade Tufail  for Crime, Kate Anslow and Hannah Horton from our Family team and Russell Moffat for Personal Injury.  Matthew Dunford, Ryan Rothwell, Ember-Jade Wong, Ffion Tomos, Ryan Rothwell and John Wyn Williams have achieved Tier 3 rankings for Crime along with Dominic Joyce and James Woodcock for Personal Injury.

Family practitioner Clare Bate has been ranked  a ‘Rising Star’ again.

Our clients said….

‘Full range of experience within chambers so they can cover the full range of cases.’ 

‘Linenhall is a very good set. Its members are well-respected barristers, and the clerks are efficient and personable.’


Linenhall Chambers in Chester has many excellent barristers who provide a service in Cheshire and North Wales, with some barristers bilingual.’ 


‘Linenhall Chambers is ‘the best chambers in the North Wales and Chester area’ for children work, with members regularly instructed to act in complex cases by families and local authorities, among others. The set has a particularly strong reputation for working with vulnerable individuals and notably includes four members able to conduct cases in Welsh. Daniel Dodd heads the family team and specialises in complex and sensitive child law cases involving death and serious injury. Kathryn Anslow regularly represents local authorities, parents, and children in relation to a wide range of matters, including serious physical abuse, long-term chronic neglect, sexual abuse, and substance misuse and addiction. Hannah Horton is ‘clear and firm with her advice‘ and has a care led practice split between representing parents and local authorities. Nicholas Sefton handles cases involving  issues surrounding attachment disorders in children, among others.’

‘The best chambers in the North Wales and Chester area. Counsel are all of a high standard with a particularly strong and experienced family team.’

‘Linenhall Chambers always offers excellent communication and service from dedicated family law clerks.’

Personal Injury

Members of Chester-based Linenhall Chambers are well known for representing both defendants and claimants in fast-track personal injury cases on the Wales and Chester Circuit. Dominic Joyce ‘remains in control of any situation‘ and has particular experience handling cases concerning road traffic accidents, including those involving credit hire and alleged fraud. He also acts in employers’ and occupiers’ liability cases. Russell Moffat also has broad personal injury experience, with expertise in cases involving credit hire.


Special client mentions where also give to our clerking teams ….

‘James D’Arcy is excellent. He does the main clerking for the more senior barristers and always accommodates our needs.’ 

‘Linenhall Chambers provides a good skill set of barristers and the clerking always accommodates our firm well.’ 

‘The clerking team does excellent work. They respond to availability queries for their members promptly so that in the instances they are not able to provide counsel there is enough time to find alternative representation. They are also very polite and professional and respond to queries and try to provide the best counsel for the case.’