Chambers F to J

Falcon Chambers is a set of 35 barristers, 9 Queen’s Counsel and 26 juniors, all of whom specialise in property law. The members of chambers work principally in the litigation of the many aspects of real property and property-related law, and also in advisory and drafting work in the same fields. A number of free articles are available on the site on property topics

Farrars Building, the Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC, is a long established set of common law chambers with an excellent reputation built up over many years. They provide a high quality service for Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of work. Practice areas fall within the broad categorisation ‘General Common Law’, but Members of Chambers specialise in the distinct fields both individually and collectively. Chambers is not formally divided into practice groups, but there are informal meetings of those practising in Personal Injury/Professional Negligence and Employment. Members of Chambers practice primarily in London and the South East but they retain strong connections with the Wales and Chester circuit with a number of silks practising predominantly on that circuit, although still clerked from London. There are free email bulletins on employment topics and personal injury topics respectively.

Fenners Chambers, founded in Cambridge in 1973, has established a reputation in East Anglia and the East Midlands for a professional and businesslike approach to the provision of legal services. There is also a base in Peterborough. Fenners Chambers is organised around groups of barristers, each led by a senior member of chambers and specialising in different areas of work: Commercial, Crime, Environment & Planning, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Property and Probate & Inheritance law. Within each group there is further individual specialisation.

Field Court Chambers has now been established from the merger of 2 Field Court and 17 Bedford Row and is based at 5 Field Court, Gray’s Inn. The specialisms are in Civil, Family and Public Law. Head of Chambers is John Critchley QC.

Five Paper Chambers are based in Temple, London. Their barristers combine high standards of professionalism with expertise in a number of sectors including commercial law, property law, employment law, family law and immigration law as well as providing a mediation service and public access barristers. They are a forward thinking law firm with a dedication to equality and diversity within their practice while ensuring they are up-to-date with the real-world issues affecting their clients. They regularly organise legal seminars for those needing legal training expertise.

187 Fleet Street, the Chambers of Andrew Trollope QC, is a specialist criminal set of Chambers, conducting prosecution and defence work, principally, but not exclusively, in London and the South East. They moved from 1 Middle Temple Lane in 2001, having been there since its inception in 1976. Chambers covers all aspects of crime, with particular expertise in the fields of: serious fraud, financial regulatory offences, murder, drugs offences and matters arising out of both the Drugs Trafficking Offences Act and Proceeds of Crime Act, mental health cases, sexual offences, health and safety, police disciplinary matters, terrorism and war crimes.

Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking) provides Counsel for Courts and Tribunals countrywide as their Barristers are based throughout the UK. They cover all areas of law and also undertake Opinions, Advices and Specialised drafting (eg, Ts & Cs, Joint Venture and Finance). Most Counsel accept instructions via Public Access and some are trained Mediators. They offer a friendly, reliable, efficient and cost-effective service in advocacy, negotiation and client care for both professional and lay clients.

Fountain Chambers was established as Middlesbrough’s first Barristers’ Chambers in 1970 to satisfy the demand for specialist advocates in all areas of law to serve Teesside and the North East. It is mainly a criminal and common law chambers and also has specialists who deal with commercial and business law, clinical negligence, local government and licensing.

Fountain Court Chambers, the chambers of Stephen Moriarty QC, is a long established and substantial set of commercial barristers’ chambers, based in the Temple, London. They are recognised as leaders in the field of commercial disputes and offer expertise in a wide range of practice areas.

5 Fountain Court, Birmingham is now called No5 chambers, so see under “N”.

8 Fountain Court, Birmingham is now called No8 chambers, so see under “N”.

Francis Taylor Building is a public law set of Chambers with a leading reputation for planning, environment, major infrastructure projects, licensing, compulsory purchase and land valuation, rating, local government, ecclesiastical and religious liberty, regulatory crime and associated aspects of EU law. Members of Chambers appear in courts at all levels in this country and abroad including specialist tribunals and public inquiries and undertake specialist advisory work.

Furnival Chambers, with particular expertise in Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering, and Criminal Law.

One Garden Court, Family Law Chambers, has 64 members. This is the largest set of Chambers in which all members specialise in family law. There are a number of articles on family law issues on the site (kept well up to date) as well as a pdf version of their newsletter which also includes articles on family law topics.

Two Garden Court has now moved and has changed its name to Garden Court Chambers – see below.

Garden Court Chambers is built upon professional excellence, a fearless commitment to further human rights and social justice working to the highest ethical standards. Over the past 39 years, they have built a reputation as one of the leading multi-disciplinary chambers in the UK with over 140 highly regarded barristers. Garden Court has been involved in many landmark cases and decisions, particularly in the areas of crime, immigration, claims against the police and public authorities and inquests. They have created a bank of specialist legal resources on their web site, relevant to their practice areas (take “Resources” and then “Legal Resources”). Case-law, legislation and useful links are all organised under major headings such as Civil, Community Care, Crime, Family, Housing and Immigration. All of the resources (cases, relevant legislation and useful links) are organised under these headings. The site makes extensive use of the new Statute Law database, thus providing links to up-to-date versions of the legislation. The key reported cases cited in each section involving Garden Court Chambers make extensive use of BAILII. Chambers also produces key current awareness bulletins on Employment Law, Housing Law and Immigration Law. These are free of charge and sent weekly by email. You can sign up on the website.

Garden Court North Chambers is an award winning set of barristers with an established track record in all areas of civil liberties, public law and human rights. It is this ethos which has underpinned its strong commitment to publicly funded work representing those most disadvantaged and marginalised by discrimination and inequality since 1996. Based in Manchester, Garden Court North Chambers is recommended as the ‘only set in the North which has set its stall out to do human rights work’, Chambers and Partners, 2006.

Goldsmith Chambers is a leading set of criminal, family and common-law barristers’ chambers in London providing expert advocacy and litigation advice. With 65 members, they work across the full spectrum of civil, criminal and family law. Goldsmith Chambers has recently merged with Argent Chambers to practice under the Goldsmith Chambers name. The new Head of the Chambers is Anthony Metzer QC (formerly Head at Argent).

9 Gough Square – a leading multi-disciplinary Common Law barristers chambers. In addition to accepting privately funded, insurance-backed and legally-aided work they are pleased to consider conditional fee agreements where appropriate.

1 Gray’s Inn Square is is one of the largest and longest established Barristers’ Chambers in Gray’s Inn with an annexe in Chelmsford. Chambers boasts an excellent reputation both within the Inn and at the Bar in general, both for its high quality work and progressive outlook. Chambers is particularly proud of its diverse composition and commitment to equal opportunities. They cover Commercial & Civil, Criminal, Employment, Family Law, Immigration, Inquest & Public Inquiries and Regulatory work. Their barristers undertake Direct Access work across all practice areas.

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square – a large and well established set with many QC’s, the areas of law covered include public law and judicial review, planning and environmental law, commercial law, European Community law, human rights and employment law.

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers provide specialist tax advice and tax appeal litigation. A tax and VAT case reporting service is offered on the site, which provides online digests of all recent tax cases in which members of chambers have appeared, with full transcripts in some cases. There are also articles and comprehensive links to tax information worldwide.

Great James Street Chambers, led by Alun Jones QC, practising in Criminal law, Extradition, Immigration and Energy Law. Founded in 2005 as a niche set, providing advice and advocacy in High Court and appellate matters. Members have a broad range of practice areas involving all levels of Serious Crime and specialist civil areas such as Energy and Prison Law.

Great Russell Street Chambers, Chambers of Amanda Marquarite Nanhoo-Robinson, covers all areas of law for business, including civil and commercial litigation, company law and employment law. Based in London, also undertakes work throughout the UK and some offshore work.
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Guildford Chambers provides a comprehensive service in all areas of criminal, civil and family advisory and advocacy work to all solicitors in private or corporate practice, prosecuting and local authorities.

Guildhall Chambers is one of the largest chambers in the South West of England, based in Bristol with 65 barristers (including six QCs). In large part its success has come from pursuing a rigorous policy of specialisation in the following practice areas – Commercial, Crime, Insolvency, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, and Property. Banking, Local Authorities and Sports Law are among its other areas of expertise. Guildhall Chambers aims to combine high standards of efficiency in case management with a professional, modern approach based on flexibility and client care. Chambers’ clerks are highly experienced and provide objective and realistic advice on choice of counsel.

Guildhall Chambers Portsmouth is a medium sized Barristers’ Chambers with an established presence on the Western Circuit. Each individual barrister’s practice encompasses several specialist fields and accordingly Chambers is able to offer a choice of Counsel to suit both the professional and lay client’s needs. Chambers has particular strengths in civil law including all aspects of family and children matters, personal injury, employment law, property law and insolvency.

Hailsham Chambers, practising at 4 Paper Buildings, is a long established set whose members practise civil and commercial law. The main practice areas are medical law, costs, professional negligence, personal injury, employment and disciplinary and commercial litigation.

2 Harcourt Buildings, is a leading specialist criminal set, defending and prosecuting on the South Eastern and Western Circuit, also represented on the Treasury Counsel team at the Old Bailey. With three QCs, one Senior Treasury Counsel, one Junior Treasury Counsel, and over 30 juniors, this is one of the leading specialist criminal sets in the Temple. Chambers is committed to maintaining a balance of defence and prosecution work, and strongly encourages members to develop their practices accordingly – they believe that this provides barristers with a wider perspective which benefits all clients. Members of Chambers are involved in all kinds of criminal cases, ranging from high profile and sensitive matters requiring specialist expertise such as murder and terrorism, to more routine offences found every day in the magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Many barristers have developed particular expertise in such areas as commercial, Revenue and VAT frauds, drugs cases, corruption, child abuse and sexual offences, and multi-handed police undercover and surveillance operations.

Harcourt Chambers (The Chambers of Jonathan Baker Q.C) is based in London and Oxford. With 2 Queen’s Counsel and 38 juniors, it is one of the top ten specialist family law sets in the country, with expertise including public and private children’s work, ancillary relief, divorce, abduction and domestic violence. Civil expertise includes trusts, chancery, property and planning.

1 Hare Court (previously 1 Mitre Court Buildings) the chambers of Bruce Blair QC, is a leading specialist set of chambers, all of whose members practise solely in the field of family law. The site contains news of some recent cases.

2 Hare Court – a leading set specialising in criminal law and prosecuting and defending at all levels. In recent years, chambers has increasingly specialised in commercial fraud and corruption cases and in financial services work.

3 Hare Court, the Chambers of James Dingemans QC, provides a broad range of advocacy and advisory services, both in the UK and internationally. Their work is concentrated in Commercial and Business Law (including Arbitration), Public Law and Judicial Review, Appeals to the Privy Council, Property (incl Landlord & Tenant), Technology & Construction, Employment, Personal Injury, Travel Litigation and Professional Indemnity/Negligence work. They are described in the leading legal directories as a ‘leading civil commercial law set’, with recommendations in their principal practice areas.

Henderson Chambers at 2 Harcourt Buildings, the Chambers of Roger Henderson QC, is a leading set of Barristers Chambers offering representation and advisory services to clients in a wide range of different areas of civil litigation.

Highgate Chambers is a new set based in North London offering specialist advice and advocacy services in Civil Litigation matters. Sole practitioner Jonathan Wragg has particular expertise in the areas of Housing and Commercial Property Litigation.

1 High Pavement of Nottingham are regularly involved in defending and prosecuting complex, high profile and grave cases across the whole of the Midlands. They have have five QCs and thirty eight junior counsel.

2-3 Hind Court, The Chambers of Paul Mallender, is a new set of chambers comprising a group of experienced family law practitioners who have worked successfully as a team for many years, together with their very experienced family clerks. Based in the heart of London, they are a specialist family law set whose members have a strong reputation for providing a high quality service across the board in family law cases. The practise in courts at all levels, throughout the country.

Hogarth Chambers has been formed from 5 New Square and One Raymond Buildings. The areas of practice have three main strands: Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment and Chancery/Commercial & Insolvency.

Hollis Whiteman Chambers is now QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers

India Buildings Chambers, in Liverpool, is a long established set of Chambers providing advocacy and advice in all aspects of Criminal, Civil, and Family work. Formed over 50 years ago, they provide a comprehensive service to Solicitors and their Clients throughout the North-West region and North Wales.
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Iscoed Chambers, the chambers of Miss Elwen Evans QC, based in Swansea, is a leading, successful and long established set of chambers with a large client base. They have established specialist groups with a view to reinforcing the strength and depth of the service including the provision of lectures and training courses and they were the first Chambers in Wales to be awarded the Legal Service Commissions Quality Mark for the Bar.