Chambers N to Q

15 New Bridge Street is a set of Specialist Criminal Barristers (formerly Hardwicke Crime) led by Patrick Upward QC. They undertake the entire range of defence cases for their professional clients, from High Street solicitors to large City firms. In prosecution work, they are instructed by all the main prosecuting authorities: the CPS, the Serious Fraud Office, HM Customs & Excise, the Inland Revenue and the Department of Trade and Industry. There are articles on legal topics (mainly related to crime) on the site.

New Court Chambers is a specialist family law chambers offering high quality legal services to its publicly funded and private clients, providing expert legal advice across the full range of family law work. Chambers has a long standing and well established reputation in acting for local authorities, parents, other family members and children in all aspects of public law childcare work, where Members of Chambers regularly appear in high profile and complex cases. They also provide specialist advice and representation in the fields of matrimonial finance (including disputes between cohabitees), and private law children work, including cases with an international dimension.

New Square Chambers is one of the largest in Lincoln’s Inn, with silks and junior counsel covering the full range of chancery and commercial practice at every level of seniority. New Square Chambers is highly regarded in the legal press. The site offers reports of cases where the members have been involved, updates to Sweet & Maxwell’s “Lewin on Trusts” and a free day calculator and interest calculator and rent/mesne profits calculator to help with interest calculations, procedural timetables and rent arrears calculations. There is also a perpetual calendar (which provides a calendar for any year which the user may choose) and a term date calculator (which provides the dates of the legal terms in England and Wales for any year).

Three New Square IP chambers have practised in intellectual property law in the UK for over fifty years. Chambers currently comprises 20 tenants, eight of whom practise as Queen’s Counsel. The core of the work undertaken in chambers involves patents, registered trade marks, passing off, copyright, registered designs, design rights, confidential information and trade secrets. In addition, work carried out in chambers can involve information technology, computer contracts, media and entertainment law, scientifically complex litigation, arbitration, franchising, plant breeders rights, performing rights, semi-conductor topography rights, moral rights, and interrelated areas of European and UK competition and trade practices law. Members of chambers are very experienced in dealing with technical subject matter and currently have, between them, undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in chemistry, engineering, physics, veterinary medicine, materials science, immunology, geophysics and psychology.

Four New Square is a leading commercial and civil set of barristers comprising 70 members, of whom seventeen are Queen’s Counsel. They act as specialist advocates and advisers in a wide range of civil disputes and as expert advisers in non-contentious matters. They have a particularly high reputation in the field of professional liability.

8 New Square is the largest specialist intellectual property chambers in the U.K. with 28 members, including 12 QCs. As well as being lawyers, many members of 8 New Square are scientifically qualified or have developed considerable industry expertise in particular sectors. Entertainment and media related disputes form a large part of chambers’ work which includes musical and literary copyright, film, music and other related media contracts, publishing and broadcasting disputes and performer rights. Information Technology is another area of Chambers’ practice. This includes contractual disputes before the Technology and Construction Court, advice on internet and domain names, database rights and data protection. Clients range from the largest commercial undertakings to individual artists and musicians, government departments, universities and institutions. They have considerable experience in dealing with the IP issues facing small and medium-sized businesses. Barristers appear in courts and tribunals at all levels in the UK as well as the ECJ, CFI, EPO and in international arbitrations (ICC and others). They also have experienced and well-regarded mediators. 11 New Square – advisory and litigation work in all areas of personal and corporate taxation including tax planning, Customs and Excise duties and VAT. There are some articles on tax related matters.

New Street Chambers, Leicester, has a long-established tradition of providing a positive, enthusiastic and professional service. Present members cover all aspects of civil, family and criminal law. Their work regularly takes them into the following courts and tribunals on the Midland Circuit.
New Walk Chambers is the largest set of Barristers’ Chambers in Leicester. They have traditional and well supported areas of practice in all centres throughout the Circuit. Individual members specialise in commercial and chancery, criminal law, employment and discrimination law, family law both private and public, personal injury and clinical negligence, immigration, drink driving and speeding offences, licensing, Courts Martial and general common law. A large part of their work is now Direct Public Access.

Nexus Chambers at 7 New Square, cover all areas of law.

Northampton Chambers, the Chambers of Miss Maria Savvides, is a very well established set in the heart of Northampton. They deal with all aspects of Family, Criminal and civil law. They have recently opened an annex in Milton Keynes.

North Church Street Chambers, based in Sheffield, seems to have disappeared. Can anyone help me?No6 Park Square, in Leeds, is a well established, progressive leading set of chambers on the North Eastern Circuit. No.6 provides the highest possible standards of Advocacy, Advice and Service. The team consists of 57 counsel including 5 QC’s, all with a established, specialised reputation in Criminal, Family and Civil Law. No.6 offers Law Society accredited seminars and as well as accredited Mediators.

No8 Chambers, at 8 Fountain Court, Birmingham, was established in 1974. It is one of the smaller Common Law sets in Fountain Court with specialists in family work, personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial work and crime. They have the largest dedicated immigration & human rights team outside London. There is a special immigration section with articles including an article on an introduction to immigration law.

XXIV Old Buildings is a leading barristers chambers providing specialist legal advice and advocacy services in the UK and worldwide on a range of contentious, advisory and transactional matters to the financial, commercial and professional community and to private individuals. Its expertise covers all areas of dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. It is recommended by the legal directories as a leading commercial/commercial chancery set and is the only set ranked in the top tier of leading Offshore sets by Chambers & Partners. The directories recommend it as a leading set for aviation, commercial litigation, commercial and traditional chancery, company, fraud, insolvency, partnership, pensions, planning and licensing, private client and professional negligence. Its members are recommended in all the above areas as well as in banking and finance, charities, construction, international arbitration, sport and travel.

Old Square Chambers – specialises in employment law, personal injury and medical negligence, environmental law and product liability. There are a large number of articles and case notes available in these specialised areas and also regular seminars on Environmental Law.

10 Old Square has a particularly strong reputation in the areas of commercial property, trusts and probate. They also have expertise in many foreign jurisdictions and undertake advisory and drafting work in a range of specialised fields.

12 Old Square has a strong reputation in general civil law particularly in the areas of landlord and tenant, family and child care, immigration and nationality, family and criminal law. With a long history of practice in civil and administrative law, 12 Old Square is strongly placed to provide advice to both organisations and individuals particularly in response to the dramatic legal changes following the introduction of the Human Rights Act.

Old Square Tax Chambers is a leading set of chambers specialising in Revenue Law. They are frequently consulted on difficult or controversial points of law, and in relation to complex tax planning strategies. They are also instructed to conduct tax appeals and other tax related litigation.

Oriel Chambers was founded in 1965 and has now grown to over 55 Barristers, offering advice, advocacy and drafting from a portfolio of specialist teams.

Outer Temple Chambers (moved from 35 Essex Street) provides advocacy and advice covering a wide range of specialist areas of commercial and common law practice including clinical negligence & healthcare, commercial & professional negligence, crime & extradition, employment & pensions, personal injury and public & family law. Over the last five years, Chambers has grown from 32 to 64 Members. Chambers & Partners 2007 says: “This set has grown exponentially since it focused on developing specialist independent work groups in each of its six key practice areas. This obviously diverse practice is undertaken by a steadily expanding team of “first-rate” barristers. With a “strong showing” of juniors and silks, the employment and pensions group is particularly successful. Discrimination law is a notable set strength. Personal Injury expertise proves another strong suit. This work ties in with the set’s much lauded health and safety practice.”

Pallant Chambers has been providing advice and advocacy to the South’s solicitors for more than 25 years. Grouped into the three practice areas of Family, Civil and Crime, it offers a range of specialist practitioners of the highest calibre. Efficient and approachable, Chambers’ barristers appear in courts and tribunals of every level and have been instructed in some of the more important cases in their respective fields. Chambers’ solicitors range from the largest firms and companies to the smallest high street firms and include many of the South’s Local Authorities.

3PB, established in 1892, is one of the longest established sets with over 140 barristers, including 10 silks. Headed by Richard Tyson, 3PB is based in London with annexes in Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester and was recently ranked in the Top 30 Bar Listings by income by the independent ‘Lawyer’ magazine (2010/1). Chambers’ core areas of practice are divided into ten practice groups, including commercial, family, employment, personal injury and medical negligence, crime, property and Chancery, professional discipline, asset forfeiture, technology/ construction and alternative dispute resolution. Friendly and professional clerks are available to advise on appropriate counsel for each matter and on fees.

4 Paper Buildings has a long history as a friendly team of specialist barristers providing expert advice and advocacy in all areas of family law and several areas of civil law. The reputation of chambers as a friendly approachable yet professional set is unrivalled and marks out Chambers as exceptional amongst its peers. A traditional approach is combined with up to date legal knowledge to provide the best service to all clients, professional or lay. Many of the most serious, sensitive and significant family cases in the legal calendar are undertaken by members of 4 Paper Buildings and instructions are received from as diverse an array of clients as Government departments to celebrities to parents seeking to prevent children from being removed into care.

5 Paper Buildings, the chambers of Godfrey Carey QC and Jonathan Caplan QC, combines its established strengths in criminal and regulatory law with an approachable, practical and responsive ethos. Chambers has been instrumental in shaping criminal law for over 50 years. Among many notable cases, members have acted in The Herald of Free Enterprise, Maxwell, Barings/Leeson, ‘Camp Bread Basket’, Iraqi ‘torture’ photo case and Hendy-Freegard (the ‘MI5 agent’ who kidnapped and blackmailed his victims for years). While maintaining their leadership in general criminal work, they have also developed successful practices in corporate criminal liability, trading standards, disciplinary proceedings, consumer credit, health and safety, environmental law, media law and public inquiries.

Park Chambers, based in Weybridge, Surrey, is Erich Suter’s specialist employment law and mediation chambers. As well as accepting instructions through solicitors in the normal way, they accept Direct Public Access instructions from companies and the public in all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, equal pay, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, transfer of undertakings, trade union cases and redundancies. They also accept instructions to mediate in commercial, employment, discrimination, land, neighbour and general civil disputes as well as to represent parties at mediations.

Parklane Plowden Chambers is formed from Park Lane Chambers (Leeds) and Plowden Chambers (Newcastle), two of the leading sets on the North Eastern circuit. Operating out of Leeds and Newcastle, the team of over 80 barristers provide a comprehensive range of civil, family and commercial expertise to a regional and national client base. Members specialise in four key practice areas: personal injury & clinical negligence; family; employment and chancery & commercial.

Park Square Barristers was formed in February 2015 following the merger of No 6 and Sovereign Chambers, Leeds. Both were successful and a great number of their members were appointed to the judicial bench over many years. The two years post-merger has seen further appointments to the Bench, more members taking silk and a number of QCs and senior juniors join. PSQB is commercially astute with the heads of chambers, two highly respected QCs in their fields, supported by a board of directors. It is the largest multi-disciplinary set on the North Eastern Circuit.

37 Park Square, based in Leeds, provides specialist service in the area of professional negligence, disciplinary tribunals, employment, planning and commercial work in addition to the traditional common law, crime and family specialities.

9 Park Place, in Cardiff, is a multi-disciplinary set with 59 tenants, including five silks, providing a comprehensive advisory and advocacy service to the legal community across Wales and beyond. Types of work undertaken include Administrative and Local Government, Civil, Chancery and Commercial, Crime, Employment, Family, Immigration, Personal injury and Clinical Negligence and Regulatory. Rated as “a leading, top tier set” by the Legal 500, with more Practice Area recommendations than any other set in Wales (2017), and as a Band 1 set by Chambers UK.

30 Park Place has become the largest set of Chambers in Wales. Situated in the heart of the legal, professional, educational, business and civic centre of Cardiff, they are an old established set, but committed to continuing development and progress. They hold both the BarMark and QualityMark awards and work in a wide variety of legal fields.

Pendragon Chambers was formed in 1995 in Swansea and covers most areas of Family, Civil and Criminal Law. They provide a professional service but retain a friendly and flexible approach. They publish a bi-monthly employment newsletter called Dragon’s Pen which can also be read on the site. They also have employment factsheets on Time limits, ET compensation limits, family/sickness pay and there is a redundancy ready reckoner. They are CPD accredited by the Law Society, ILEX and Bar Council and run training events for example on Disability Discrimination.

Portal Chambers are based in Llandysul, Wales, and barristers travel throughout the U.K. providing an economic and efficient service as advocates before courts and tribunals. Areas of work include Local Government (Town and Country Planning, Access, Highways, Housing, Trading standards, Housing Benefit and fraud) as well as Land law and Landlord and tenant.

Pump Court Chambers, the Chambers of Jane Miller Q.C. & Oba Nsugbe Q.C. are based at three separate locations; London, Winchester and Swindon. There are at present 70 Members of Chambers including four Queen’s Counsel. Members of Chambers practise predominately on the Western Circuit and are split into 5 teams: Civil, Matrimonial, Criminal, Silks and A.D.R. The A.D.R. team has grown over the past 3 years and Chambers can now field 13 trained mediators dealing with both Commercial and Family mediations. Chambers also runs seminars on Advocacy Training, continuing legal education, and the training of expert witnesses which are accredited by the Law Society ILEX and the Bar Council.

Pump Court Tax Chambers is a set of barristers specialising in tax law. Members of Chambers advise on all aspects of UK taxation and conduct litigation at all levels. They offer advice in relation to both commercial and personal tax issues, which can be provided in conference or by written opinion.

1 Pump Court is a radical and progressive set of Chambers run by a democratic collective with no Head of Chambers. They are committed to providing a first class service to all, particularly the publicly funded client and those facing tribunals where public funding is not available. Their services are provided in three key areas of the law, namely Family, Crime, and Civil work. The Civil and Public Law Group further specialises in Housing, Community Care, Asylum Support and Immigration law.

4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set chambers with a reputation for the highest standards in advocacy and advisory work. They specialise in commercial, construction, energy, information technology, insurance and reinsurance and professional negligence work. They provide advice and representation in courts and arbitrations in the UK and abroad, in tribunals and enquiries, in licensing and other statutory hearings and in disciplinary and other private proceedings. Members of 4 Pump Court play a role in numerous key appellate decisions in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. Most members of Chambers are trained mediators and many sit as arbitrators, legal assessors, conciliators and adjudicators.

5 Pump Court is an established common law set consisting of three specialist practice groups: civil, family and crime.

6 Pump Court was founded in the 1920’s as a specialist criminal, civil and family set and has now evolved into one of the strongest sets in environmental/planning, health & safety and other forms of regulatory work. Core areas of expertise include environment, planning, health & safety and crime, but members are also recommended for family and consumer law issues. The breadth of expertise and with barristers of all levels of call, both at junior and senior end, ensures a high level of service and an ability to deal with complex issues at short notice. They regularly act for businesses, individuals, regulators, local authorities and other statutory bodies and have considerable experience of a diverse range of casework

Quadrant Chambers (formerly 4 Essex Court) is a leading set of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial litigation. They provide advocacy services and advice in relation to court proceedings, inquiries, arbitration and mediation in the United Kingdom and abroad. They also act as arbitrators, mediators, expert witnesses and inquiry chairs. They are a leading maritime and aviation set, but their practice encompasses the whole spectrum of international and commercial disputes including international trade and transport, commodities, banking, insurance and reinsurance, energy, construction, professional negligence, information technology, media, sport, commercial agreements, agency, European law, disaster litigation and judicial review.

QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in the country. They specialise in crime, fraud and regulatory law. They offer 53 barristers, including 13 Queens’ Counsel, four Treasury Counsel and one Standing Counsel to the RCPO. They provide first class advocacy and advisory services in all areas of criminal and regulatory law and their barristers defend and prosecute in many of the country’s most significant and high-profile cases.

Queen Elizabeth Buildings (QEB), the chambers of Lucy Stone QC, is a leading set of Family Law chambers, particularly specialising in high profile financial cases and those with an international element. They have been established for over one hundred years and several former members of chambers are currently High Court Judges.

Queen Square Chambers, in Bristol, is a leading Western Circuit set of barristers’ chambers. Members are committed to providing the highest standards of advice and representation to both professional and lay clients whilst maintaining the approachability that has become their hallmark.