Angus Withington and Adam Heppinstall to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Angus is a barrister who has been recognized in the legal directories for a number of years as a leading practitioner in the fields of health and safety and personal injury. His practice also encompasses the full range of work undertaken in Chambers, notably product liability and group actions, insurance and professional discipline.
Angus has been described in the Legal 500 as “a comprehensive and persuasive advocate, who has a fantastic manner with clients”, “an excellent negotiator”, the provider of “quick, concise advice” who “achieves great results” and being “quick to establish a good rapport with clients”. He is also a Recorder of the Crown Court and County Court and is the Vice Chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Adam has a broad based practice, from international group actions, product liability and commercial disputes, to high profile public law cases in the Administrative Court and regulatory tribunals.
Adam is described by Legal 500 as “Very sharp, always finds the best way through a complex situation and very commercial, too. Has an engaging easy manner that makes him a pleasure to work with and great with all clients”. Chambers UK has said that he is “extremely calm and knowledgeable and has excellent judgement. He is a terrific team player; he rolls his sleeves up and gets into the detail”.
The official swearing in ceremony would usually take place in March 2021, but given the current global pandemic the ceremony will take place at a later date (confirmed for Monday 1st November 2021). The Ministry of Justice has indicated that arrangements will be made to allow those receiving the title to use it from the time the ceremony would normally have taken place (subsequently confirmed from 15 March 2021).
The members and staff of chambers warmly congratulate Angus and Adam on their Silk appointments.