Seven stronger at Serjeants’ Inn
26th January 2018
We are delighted to report significant growth over the last seven months with the recruitment and/or return to practice of seven tenants as follows:
Ian Skelt (1994 Call)
A member of the Government’s ‘A’ Panel for civil work (NI), Ian is recommended by Chambers and Partners as “excellent with witnesses and in jury trials, a pleasure to deal with…very responsive and really takes the stress out of proceedings.” He is currently awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court in a review of civil liability of the police for operational activity and was Counsel to the Coroner in the Jordan Inquest. He further enhances our Police; Professional Discipline; Inquest and Inquiries; and Employment teams in particular.
Amy Street (2002 Call)
Amy has recently returned from parental leave. Specialising in cases involving novel or complex points of law, Amy was part of the winning team in the Supreme Court in Cheshire West and Chester Council v P  UKSC 19;  AC 896. She is regularly instructed at appellate level and at first instance where particular legal issues have been identified or where complex factual analysis is required. She is recommended by Chambers & Partners as follows: “She’s got a brain the size of a planet, and she’s an extremely smooth and persuasive advocate.”
James Berry (2006 Call)
James returned to full time practice at Serjeants’ Inn this summer, after serving as a Member of Parliament between 2015 and 2017. Ranked as a leading junior by both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, James is described in the editorials as “tenacious and fiendishly clever” with a “passionate commitment to the clients he represents”. He has resumed his busy practice in police law, healthcare law, public law, professional discipline, Court of Protection, inquests and inquiries and is delighted to be working with old friends and new clients.
Andrew Perfect (2007 Call)
Andrew joined Serjeants’ Inn in August, enhancing both our Clinical Negligence & Healthcare and Inquest & Inquiries teams and also bringing further expertise in personal injury and costs. He is described by an instructing solicitor as “a robust and dedicated advocate who excels as part of any client team, injecting common sense and humanity into even the most difficult situations”.
Anna Tkaczynska (2008 Call)
Anna joined Serjeants’ Inn to broaden her practice in the areas of education and the Court of Protection. She continues to practise in housing law with a particular interest in cases which raise public law, Equality Act and capacity related issues. She acts for both claimants and defendants for the purposes of civil litigation and general advisory work. Anna is recommended as a leading junior by both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. She is described by the latter as “extremely good at putting clients at ease and understanding complex issues quickly”
Eleanor Morrison (2012 Call)
Eleanor has recently returned from parental leave. She accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ practice areas, including inquests, medical negligence claims, police law and the Court of Protection. An instructing solicitor notes that “Eleanor is a hardworking barrister who establishes a good rapport with clients”. She has represented registrants before the NMC and is keen to build her practice in professional discipline and regulatory work.
Anthony Searle (2016 Call)
Anthony successfully completed his pupillage in October 2017 and is working to develop a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ work. Since April 2017, he has appeared regularly in court and has advised on numerous cases in his own right. Anthony combines first class academic ability with strong advocacy skills to deliver the best possible results for his clients, one of whom comments, “he has always been very approachable and responded very promptly to questions posed of him. It’s always a pleasure to instruct Anthony.”
Since 2015 14 tenants have joined Serjeants’ Inn, an expansion of over 25%.
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