Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Top Ranking for Compass in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2021
Compass Chambers is delighted to have been recognised as a leading set by Chambers UK in the latest edition of the directory which was published today. Compass has received 47 individual rankings in 6 practice area categories. Compass is also ranked Band 1 as a set in 4 categories – Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Health & Safety and Product Liability.
In Personal Injury, Compass has 23 members ranked in the area and is the only set in Scotland to be recognised as Band 1. The directory says Compass Chambers is “without a doubt the number one stable for personal injury matters in Scotland”. It goes on to say that "all the advocates are specialised, committed and have an in-depth knowledge of personal injury law." Robert Milligan QC has been ranked as a Star Individual for Personal Injury.
In Clinical Negligence, Compass has 9 members ranked in the area and is ranked as Band 1 as a set. The directory says that Compass is a leading stable in the Scottish medical negligence market, and houses expertise spanning a wide range of disputes. It goes on to say that “The stable's strong bench of both senior and junior advocates is highlighted as a particular strength by interviewees, who note that you can find high levels of expertise at all levels of seniority."
In Health & Safety, all 6 Advocates ranked by Chambers UK in Scotland come from Compass. Compass is again ranked Band 1 as a set in the area. The directory says Compass Chambers is "the chambers of choice for corporate crime and regulatory cases" and note that "it is unrivalled in its market position.” It is also described as “the leading set for health and safety crime in Scotland” and the directory says that “the set has the best selection of senior and junior counsel at the Scottish Bar for health and safety work.” Peter Gray QC has been ranked as a Star Individual for Health & Safety.
In Product Liability, more than half of the total number of Advocates ranked in the area come from Compass. Compass is also recognised as Band 1 as a set in the area. The directory says Compass “houses a strong bench of advocates impressive expertise in complex product liability disputes.” The directory says that Compass’ members “have considerable experience of acting on behalf of both pursuers and defender manufacturers in claims involving medical devices”
There is also praise for the Clerking team with the directory saying "The clerking service is excellent - the clerks are easy to get hold of, are always happy to help and go above and beyond for their clients." "The clerks are very efficient, personable and easy to get along with." "The clerks are very quick to respond and helpful when it comes to ascertaining availability for hearings at short notice." "The clerks are very knowledgeable and they really know the set and the instructing solicitors. They can match the right advocate with the right case."
A full list of the Compass rankings can be found here.