Congratulations to Helen Evans KC and Matthew Bradley KC who formally took silk today.
Helen Evans KC
Helen’s practice focuses on professional negligence, fraud, disciplinary and insurance work. In 2021 she was named Chambers and Partners Junior of the Year in the Professional Negligence category and was identified by Who’s Who Legal as one of the two most highly regarded juniors at the professional negligence bar in 2019.
She is considered to be “one of the most highly regarded barristers in the field” and has been hailed as a “rigorous and immensely hard-working” advocate who “is in a class of her own”.
Helen is particularly known for her expertise in claims against accountants, auditors, other financial professionals and lawyers as well as her fraud and disciplinary work. Helen is involved in high profile claims against solicitors and barristers, has experience in a broad range of disputes against surveyors and valuers and is known for her work handling complex long-running fraud cases. Helen’s practice also involves several insurance disputes, particularly those involving business interruption, credit risk, professional indemnity and other management insurance.
She is currently involved in the FRC proceedings arising out of the collapse of Carillion, named by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 Cases for 2022.
A link to Helen’s website profile is here.
Matthew Bradley KC
Matthew specialises in commercial and commercial chancery litigation and arbitration. He is ranked as a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial disputes, civil fraud, commercial chancery, company & partnership and product liability law.
He is described in the Legal 500 2022 as “one of the leading juniors at the commercial litigation bar” and is regarded as “an exceptional advocate, with a flair for cross-examination” who is “excellent on paper, fearless in court”.
His cases straddle various areas of law, including commercial contracts, economic torts, civil fraud, company law and the law of fiduciary duties. A large part of Matthew’s practice involves advising and acting on fraud claims and he has a particular interest and significant experience in economic torts and conspiracy claims. Further areas of focus include offshore work and professional negligence disputes as well as product liability.
Matthew relishes trials and has extensive trial advocacy experience. He also acts in a variety of mediations and other forms of ADR. He is regularly instructed, often at short notice, to deal with applications for interim relief such as freezing injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal orders.
He acted successfully for one of the defendants in Vale S.A. & Ors v Steinmetz & Ors  EWHC 343 (Comm), a US$1.8 billion fraud claim dismissed mid-trial last month.
A link to Matthew’s website profile is here.