Legal 500 names 9 Park Place as a leading set


The latest Legal 500 report has named 9 Park Place Chambers as a leading tier-one set offering strong all-round expertise with various members of Chambers recommended.

Civil and Employment

Within civil and commercial, Richard Kember, Jeffrey Littman (insolvency), Gwydion Hughes, (commercial and chancery) are recommended, Gareth Thomas is recommended for property work, and Emyr Jones is recommended for his public law and planning practice.

Within Personal injury and clinical negligence, Peter Brooks is noted for his particular expertise in catastrophic head injury, quadriplegia and paraplegia cases.

Within Employment, Richard Kember, again, is noted for his work on a variety of complex matters, whilst Robert Vernon is also recommended.


Within Crime, Peter Davies is noted for has particular expertise in serious sexual offence cases. Matthew Cobbe and Elizabeth Pearson handle serious criminal offences, David Elias continues to act in high-profile homicide cases and Heath Edwards is recommended for fraud. Roger Griffiths and Hashim Salmman recently joined from Temple Chambers.


9 Park Place’s family team is led by Paul Hopkins QC, who is noted for his broad family practice. Owen Thomas is described as ‘a silk in the making’, frequently instructed in cases of serious violence or abuse. Christopher Felstead is recommended for matrimonial finance work, and Lisa Thomas is recommended for care work.