Crown Office Chambers stands out for personal injury and construction law, and also has strong practices in commercial and general insurance. It is recommended for its 'strength in depth' and 'efficient and user-friendly service'. The 'outstanding’ clerks are 'commercial and willing to consider cases on innovative fee structures – not something seen at some of the more traditional sets'. Senior managing clerk Andy Flanagan is 'a true 21st century clerk', and 'knowledgeable and receptive to client and solicitor requirements'. Senior team clerk Steve Purse 'deals with issues in a pragmatic manner'. Offices in: London - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/9292/offices/9541#sthash.ZbXXWJfE.dpuf
Legal 500, 2015
"Crown Office Chambers is distinguished by the quality of its members. From its outstanding silks down to its leading juniors, excellence runs through the set. Numerous interviewees attest to this fact, with one saying: "The secret of its success lies in the sheer strength and depth it has to offer." The set "doesn’t just have one star but a collection of excellent, technical and client-focused advocates." ... Impressed solicitors note that "its counsel have a great depth and range of experience so you always know you’re going to find someone who can cover the case however complex it is." ... The clerks, led by Andy Flanagan, are "extremely helpful and easy to deal with," and were described by one instructing solicitor as being "the best chambers in terms of responsiveness.""
Chambers UK, 2015
"Crown Office Chambers ... ‘never fails to deliver'; it has ‘a modern feel', and ‘client satisfaction is the driver of its ethos'."
Legal 500, 2014
"Crown Office Chambers sets itself apart from many of its peers due to its 'user-friendly and responsive ethos'. It is a favourite with many an instructing solicitor, as it is seen as being 'practical and unstuffy', and a chambers that understands that 'quality of service is of paramount importance'. Much of the credit for its approach goes to senior managing clerk Andy Flanagan, who oversees a 'quite formidable clerking team' that provides a 'seamless link to the heavyweight counsel here'. The set also draws praise from solicitors for the extra value it provides; instructing solicitors are keen to voice their appreciation for everything from the client service generally, to the legal updates and seminars the set puts on. Chambers 'puts serious effort into providing a clear impression of current legal thinking', and 'understands the pressures which solicitors face with regards to client care'."
Chambers UK, 2014
Crown Office Chambers is a "modern, commercial and well run" set with "a remarkable concentration of expertise across a range of fields." Its members are proven experts across a broad array of areas, and prove particularly strong on personal injury, health and safety, construction, insurance, and both clinical and professional negligence cases. The set is a particular favourite of instructing solicitors, who appreciate working with "a very relaxed group which is content to muck in as part of a team." Its not just the barristers who stand out either, as sources are keen to stress the importance of the "incredibly helpful, flexible and supportive" clerking team led by Andy Flanagan."
Chambers UK, 2013
"Crown Office Chambers is a set of "such strength in depth, you know you will get quality counsel." It handles cases across the health and safety, construction and insurance sectors, and also regularly appears in complex clinical and professional negligence proceedings. Noted for its strong collaborative approach, which permeates the set from stem to stern, it offers "helpful and efficient clerks" who will "always find a barrister to fit the bill" and members who are "real team players, prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.""
Chambers UK, 2012
"a thoroughly modern, top-quality set… Solicitors welcome the fact that they can get in touch with barristers and clerks at any time, and further appreciate the set’s swift turnaround of paperwork. … consistently better value for money than some of its larger competitors … There are no awards at the Bar for delivering advice in plain English, but if there were Crown Office Chambers would win by a country mile."
Chambers UK, 2011