Chambers ranked in Legal 500 2022 Bar guide29 Sep
Stour Chambers ‘provides a first-rate service’ and is home to a team of ‘experienced, thoughtful and intelligent barristers whom one can turn to without hesitation’. Simon Johnson is ‘a remarkable advocate’ who ‘fights hard for the client’; the ‘dependable’ Adam Clegg is instructed in complex cases involving sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries; and Kate Kochnari is sought after for her expertise in cohabitation disputes and adoption proceedings. The ‘extremely tenacious’ Elizabeth Spence provides ‘sensible and practical advice’ on complex family finance matters, often involving high-value assets.
‘The set is very professional and responsive‘.
‘Always available to help and as accommodating as possible‘.
Simon Johnson – Stour Chambers ‘ A walking encyclopedia of the law. He is always prepared, has extreme attention to detail, and is very good with vulnerable clients. ’
Kate Kochnari – Stour Chambers ‘ Kate is an excellent communicator. She is empathetic and supportive to clients, prepares well and knows her cases in detail. ’
Adam Clegg – Stour Chambers ‘ A solid and dependable barrister. His preparation is meticulous. He has the ability to create a legal argument out of the most difficult of situations where others would struggle to do so. ’
Elizabeth Spence – Stour Chambers ‘ One of the most outstanding barristers I have ever had cause to instruct and one who is an unparalleled marvel in determination and focus. A formidable, fiercely bright, astute advocate who clients adore. ’
This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020
Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021