Expertise Rocks! 17/11/2021, Join us…

Following in the footsteps of such events as Law Rocks, Expertise Rocks takes place at Cargo. Bands formed of experts in their various fields will battle it out again in November, demonstrating their excellence on the stage to a panel of illustrious judges, and a sell-out audience.

Doors open at 6.45pm followed by the battle from 7.15pm. Each band plays a set of their choosing, usually covers. Bands are judged on performance, musicianship, entertainment, and all the skills that go to make up a good band. At the end of the night the winner is decided, and takes home the title of Expertise Rocks! Band of 2021!

This year we will be raising money for Kinetika Bloco. Kinetika Bloco works to get young people from South London engaged in long term creative activity advancing their education, skills, and capacity. Through the music, dance, design and leadership activities they enable young people to have creative engagement, determine company policy and direction and to follow pathways for leadership and career development and participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

Don’t forget to check the raffle page for all the prizes which will be on offer.


2021 Judging Panel…

Michael Levenstein

Michael is a barrister at Gatehouse Chambers. Michael specialises in construction and engineering disputes and general commercial litigation. Michael’s cases frequently involve high-value and technically-complex disputes, both in the TCC and international litigation and arbitration.

Michael was elected one of the youngest-ever Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts for his scholarly contributions to legal reform and philosophy. He is also a classically-trained pianist.

Chloe Gibbs

Chloe is a Team Leader’s Assistant at Fountain Court Chambers. Having previously worked at 39 Essex Chambers and Doughty Street Chambers.

Chloe assists in clerking for a team of QC members and is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and currently sits on the Career Development Committee. In 2015, she was named ‘student of the year’ upon completion of the IBC’s Advanced Award in Chambers Administration.

Marie Sparkes

Marie is head of business development and marketing at Keating Chambers, following multiple promotions since joining the chambers. Having previously worked for seven years at 20 Essex Street.

Marie works closely with the practice management teams in developing Chambers’ domestic and international marketing strategy. She also has a degree in law and an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics and Co-Founder of the Marketing in Chambers Group.

Bill Bordill

Bill Bordill is an experienced quantum expert and dispute resolver. He brings industry insight gained over three decades in senior positions, with both contractor and consultant organisations.

Bill is the discipline lead for quantity surveying within Decipher Consulting, with over 35 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries. Bill is also an APC Assessor for RICS and a construction adjudicator and a member of multiple adjudication panels.


So much talent all under one roof on 17th November at Cargo – you’d be mad to miss it!