Chambers R to Z

Radcliffe Chambers is a new commercial chancery set, formed in 2006 and comprising all the former members of 11 Old Square and 11 New Square. Head of Chambers is Hedley Martin. They have 47 members, including 5 Queen’s Counsel, and are one of the largest commercial chancery chambers in the country, with over 40 recommendations in the current editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers directories, covering the leading areas of commercial and chancery practice. In particular, they practise in Banking and Financial services; Charities; Company and Commercial; Consumer Credit and Mortgages; Insolvency; Pensions; Planning, Environment and Local Government; Professional Negligence; Property; and Trusts and Estates.

3 Raymond Buildings, the chambers of Clive Nicholls QC, is recognised as a leading set with a national and international reputation. Core areas of expertise are criminal law, commercial crime, extradition & mutual assistance, licensing, public and administrative law, european & human rights law, environmental and health & safety law, professional regulation and tribunals.

5RB (5 Raymond Buildings) is a leading set of barristers specialising in all areas of media and entertainment law, defamation and freedom of expression. Most of the leading cases in recent times have involved members of Chambers. In addition individual members of chambers have recognised specialisations in breach of confidence, intellectual property & copyright, data protection, restraint of trade, disputes in sport & pop music, human rights and multimedia, broadcasting & telecommunications law. There are over 700 case reports on the site covering Media and Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Sports Law, Intellectual Property and other areas. The case reports include very recent ones and in many cases, copies of the judgments are appended. You can also register on the site for email briefings of key issues and new cases covered on the site.

18 Red Lion Court is a leading set of chambers specialising in the practice of criminal law. It includes 18 silks and 62 juniors. The Head of Chambers, David Etherington QC, is widely recognised as a leading advocate in general crime and criminal fraud. He is also Chair of the Bar Council Professional Conduct and Complaints’ Committee. Based in the South Eastern Circuit (with an annexe in Chelmsford serving East Anglia), members of Chambers practice nationwide. Particular expertise includes: white collar crime, serious fraud, revenue offences, regulatory offences, customs and excise, VAT, money laundering and the proceeds of crime legislation. In addition, their practice embraces all other fields of criminal law, including offences of murder, terrorism, drug trafficking, robbery, sexual offences, corporate manslaughter and offences of public disorder.

Regency Chambers, based in Peterborough and Cambridge, are a leading provincial Chambers with Members specialising in Family, Civil and Criminal Law. Chambers also offers Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution and they welcome instructions via the Bar Direct scheme. Full conference facilities are available in Peterborough and Cambridge and both sites can accommodate those with disabilities.

Regent Chambers was formed in 1992 in Stoke on Trent. Chambers is within easy travelling distance of the courts of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and the major conurbations of the Midlands and North-West.

River Chambers, based in Shrewsbury, are specialist employment, equality and discrimination law barristers. They provide genuine expertise in employment law proceedings nationally, to leading businesses, public bodies and senior employees. They appear across the country from Belfast to Brighton, and Aberdeen to Exeter. Their nationwide profile provides a valuable insight into national and regional trends, and how these may best assist our clients. They also appear in the appellate jurisdictions, and have successfully represented clients before the EAT and Court of Appeal, including starred and leading decisions now quoted regularly before the Tribunal.

Ropewalk Chambers: Members of Ropewalk Chambers offer a specialist independent advisory, drafting and advocacy referral service. Whilst they are based in the East Midlands their reputation is established nationwide, with barristers appearing in courts throughout the country. The work undertaken generally falls within the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence, disease, fraudulent claims, regulatory, costs, business and property, employment, planning and environmental and local government.

Serjeant’s Inn is a modern, common law set, handling some of the most interesting litigation in England and Wales today, often involving important legal, ethical and social issues. It is top-ranked in many areas by the legal directories. Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC are joint heads of chambers.

Selbourne Chambers is a relatively new set. Members are instructed in a wide variety of Commercial and Commercial Chancery work,

Serle Court Chambers, the chambers of Lord Neill of Bladen QC, is one of the largest commercial chancery sets, with 46 barristers including 13 silks. Their expertise covers the whole range of business law. Widely recognised as a leading set, they are recommended in 19 different areas of practice by legal directories. They work both in the UK and overseas, resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration, or ADR, and they also handle significant advisory work. The chambers newsletter, called Serle Quarterly, is available on the site.

South Square is a highly respected and successful commercial set involved in complex and high-profile international and domestic commercial litigation. Members are recognised as leaders in their fields in all the key legal directories and have acted in some of the most important commercial cases of the last decade – including Lehman Brothers, MF Global, Madoff, Northern Rock and Formula One. Chambers UK Bar Guide describes South Square as having “members with unrivalled talent” and “excellent in everything they do”. You can download their quarterly Digest from their website. 11 South Square is a leading set of barristers’ chambers specialising in the law of intellectual property. Chambers is additionally well-known for its information technology and media and entertainment work. Chambers was founded in 1923. Former Heads of Chambers include Sir Stafford Cripps KC, who was Solicitor-General in the 1930s at the time when patent cases were heard by the Law Officers. Sir Stafford Cripps went on to become the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the late 1940s, having been Minister of Aviation during the Second World War. Later Sir Lionel Heald QC became Head, as well as becoming Attorney-General in his time. The most recent past Head of Chambers was Stephen Gratwick QC.

Staple Inn Chambers, situated at the junction of Grays Inn Road and High Holborn, was founded in July 1991 by a group of eight experienced practitioners and has grown over the years to be recognised as a modern, friendly set of Chambers with a working environment appreciated by members and instructing solicitors alike. Although emphasis is placed on London and the South East, members accept instructions to appear throughout England & Wales. Chambers comprises of 24 tenants and 3 door tenants whose details appear herein with specific areas of expertise listed under each member’s individual profile. Languages spoken by members include: French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu & Welsh.

St Albans Chambers is a medium sized long established set committed to providing a high level of service across the South East including London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The six main practice groups are Family, Crime, Personal Injury, Employment, Property and Mediation. There is an associated mediation centre Alban Resolution Centre.

St Ives Chambers is a forward thinking set of 56 members including 2 Silks. They have created specialist practice groups where members can meet and share knowledge and experiences. Their particular strengths lie in the areas of criminal law and family/child care work. They have specialists in other fields including personal injury, trading standards and environmental health, housing law, commercial work, landlord and tenant and administrative work.

St Johns Buildings, Manchester, was formed on 1st October 2002 with the merger of two well known Manchester sets – 24A St John Street and 28 St John Street, and currently has 80 Members including 3 Queens Counsel, 15 Recorders, 3 Attorney General’s counsel, 1 chair of Employment Appeals Tribunals and 1 Chair of Mental Health Review Tribunals. Chambers main areas of work are Crime, Family, Employment and Civil law – notably Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Individual Members also specialise in Regulatory, Public Law and Mental Health Law.

St John’s Chambers, Bristol, is one of the largest sets outside London with over 80 members including 8 silks. Chambers is structured into specialist departments: Commercial Dispute Resolution; Company; Employment; Family and Divorce; Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence; Wills, Trusts and Tax and Professional Negligence. Their friendly and professional clerks can assist with instructing a barrister at the set on any legal matter.

9 St Johns Street, The Chambers of John Hand QC, is based in Manchester. There are 8 Silks and 34 Junior Counsel and 5 specialist teams: Employment (including Industrial Relations and Discrimination), Personal Injury (including Environmental Law and Clinical Negligence), Commercial & Property (with General Chancery), Crime (including Trading Standards) and Family.

18 St John Street Chambers was founded in 1973. Chambers has an enviable record of success, with respected practitioners at all levels in each field of expertise and members regularly appear in cases that are high profile and attract national media coverage as well as reported cases making new law. The five distinct departments cover Crime, Civil and Personal Injury, Family, Chancery and Commercial and Road Transport Law. In addition members of chambers collectively form additional practice teams covering specialist areas of Employment and Regulatory and Public Law.

St Mary’s Family Law Chambers established in 1999 in Nottingham, is the only specialist family chambers outside London. There are 21 members of chambers. They can provide expert advice and representation in every aspect of family law including Public and Private Law Children Act work, Child Abduction and The Hague Convention, Ancillary relief, Domestic violence, Cohabitants’ disputes and Inheritance Act and contentious probate claims. Members of chambers are also able to deal with any civil claims arising from family disputes. St Mary’s Chamber’s Family Law service has for many years extended beyond Nottingham and members of chambers regularly appear in the court centres of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, and beyond.

St Pauls Chambers, based in Leeds, Mancester and Newcastle was formed by a group of ten barristers specialising in criminal law and there are now over thirty practitioners. The specialist department concentrating on all aspects of Criminal and Corporate Fraud and Financial Services Act offences is particularly strong but there are also experts in all areas of Family Law, Immigration and Civil Litigation.

St Philips Chambers is one of the largest sets in the country with 164 Barristers, providing a multi disciplinary service to our clients on a national and increasingly international basis, through several specialist groups. Each year Chambers is instructed in high profile cases across all practice areas, often with national publicity. St Philips membership includes one Deputy High Court Judge, 31 Recorders, four Deputy District Judges, three part time Employment Judges, a Deputy Coroner, a Deputy Adjudicator, and a Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor of two Dioceses. In total chambers has 16 Queens Counsel that have been instructed to act in some of the largest trials taking place within the UK and Europe.

StPhilipsStone Chambers, the domestic and international commercial dispute resolution team of St Philips Chambers, an award winning multi-disciplinary set of barristers. The specialist teams are formed of barristers with industry recognised expertise and market knowledge; delivering advocacy and advisory services for commercial clients and private individuals from the UK and overseas in a wide variety of matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Many of these members are acknowledged by the legal directories as leaders in their fields.

3 Stone Buildings can boast an impressive breadth and depth of specialist expertise across the spectrum of Chancery and commercial law. All barristers are members of the Chancery Bar Association, and many host seminars in Chambers and lecture at professional gatherings.

4 Stone Buildings, the chambers of George Bompas QC, specialises in company law with a flexible approach to related areas of work. In recent years, they have consistently been ranked among the top two sets of Chambers at the Bar in ‘Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession’ by reference to its total number of rankings in proportion to its size. specialist areas of work include Company, Insolvency, Commercial Chancery, Civil Fraud, Banking and Financial Services

5 Stone Buildings, the Chambers of Henry Harrod, is one of the outstanding sets of Chancery chambers with many distinguished present and former members. They are noted for providing a fast and effective service in litigation and advisory work at all levels and in all fields of property and finance-related civil law. Many members have particular expertise in trust, probate and private client work including capital tax planning, and they draft settlements, wills, appointments and deeds of variation. Others specialise in professional negligence, pension funds, partnership law or land law, including questions arising from restrictive covenants, options, mortgages and implied and resulting trusts.

9 Stone Buildings undertake advocacy, drafting and advice in a wide range of equity, property, commercial and financial matters both at home and overseas. Particular areas include Land & Property Law, Insolvency & Company Law, Private Client Law, Business, Financial & Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration, Conciliation & Appointments, Foreign & International Law. They offer a regular seminar programme during term time which is approved by the Law Society for the award of CPD points to solicitors.

Stour Chambers was formed in 1990 to meet the growing needs for a local bar in Kent. Situated in the centre of Canterbury, within easy reach of the courts they cover all courts within Kent, East Sussex and London. They are a civil, family and criminal set with individuals also offering specialist advice in most other areas.

Surrey Chambers is successful common law set practising from chambers at 1A Middle Temple Lane and Global House, Epsom. They work in the areas of crime, family, housing, public, property and general civil litigation. Advocates practise frequently in London, Kingston, Croydon, Guildford, Epsom, Reigate, Maidstone and Canterbury. Chambers cover other areas in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Tanfield Chambers is a general common law set of chambers with around 65 members, housed in large self contained freehold premises adjacent to Grays Inn. Founded in 1893, Tanfield Chambers is one of the largest and longest-established sets of barristers’ chambers in London. Chambers has built a particular pre-eminence in five areas of law: Commercial, Employment, Family, Personal Injury and Property.

Temple Court Chambers Cardiff is a new set of Chambers, established in October 2012 by a group of highly experienced advocates who came together from other sets of Chambers. Members have extensive experience in all areas of the Common Law and appear in Courts and Tribunals all over the country. with specialist advocates in many areas of law including Criminal Law, Civil & Commercial Law, Regulatory Proceedings, Immigration and Asylum Law, Employment Law, Family and Child Care Proceedings, Matrimonial Finance, Actions against the Police & Prison Law, Judicial Review, Disciplinary hearings and Mental Health Law.

Temple Court is a dynamic new set of barristers’ chambers, founded by Charles Mannan, whose individual areas of expertise include employment, immigration and commercial litigation. They are located in the Temple and also have a Manchester Annex. Chambers can provide advice and representation under the Public Access rules and can also provide advice to overseas individuals, lawyers and organisations under the Bar Council’s Code of Conduct.

Temple Garden Chambers, has been long established as one of the leading sets in the country and repeatedly recognised as such by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. With over 60 practising barristers, they offer skilled counsel at all levels in a broad range of domestic and international work.

2 Temple Gardens – covers commercial and common law advocacy. They were the first chambers to provide a detailed commentary of the new Civil Procedures Rules on the Internet.

3 Temple Gardens is a relatively small but strong and well-established set, specialising in criminal work. Head of Chambers, John Coffee QC, is a noted defender who has been briefed in many of the best known criminal trials of the past two decades at the Old Bailey and elsewhere. He also undertakes many heavy civil trials where strong advocacy and cross-examination are required. As well as criminal work, members of chambers regularly undertake commercial fraud, extradition, licensing and road traffic cases, and civil cases where contentious issued of fact are involved and expert cross-examination of witnesses required.

Temple Tax Chambers, specialise in all forms of taxation, UK and international, direct and indirect. Theirr aim is to provide constructive advice within an agreed time and budget. They handle disputes with HMRC and a great deal of litigation at all levels.

Templis Chambers is a recently established set practising in The Temple London specialising in all aspects of intellectual property law both non-contentious and litigious. While upholding the traditional values of the Independent Bar Templis members also seek to establish themselves as being at the forefront of providing advice on their specialist areas and presenting a modern customer focused service to their clients.

Tennyson Chambers, the Chambers of Susan Brown, based in Southampton, provides chancery and commercial legal expertise and representation within all civil courts of England and Wales. Also for overseas clients in the jurisdictions of Jersey, Guernsey, BVI, Middle East, Asia, and Commonwealth Countries, when authorised, on matters of English law. They are happy to work with small, medium and complex cases, including multiple jurisdictions, and offer depth of expertise as well as effective imaginative legal solutions and fearless advocacy in Court.

Thirty Nine Essex Street is a leading set of chambers with offices in London, Manchester and Singapore. The set offers a wide range of expertise in areas such as commercial, common, construction, costs, financial services, local government, personal injury, planning environmental and property, public and regulatory and disciplinary law. Their international credentials are shown by their wealth of experience acting in various foreign jurisdictions including Western and Central Europe, Africa, the USA, India, China and Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Chambers & Partners recommends the set in thirteen areas and describes it as the “home to some extraordinarily bright people”. it also praises the “nationally inclusive nature of the practice” and its “strong service ethos”. The website is regularly updated with case reports, newsletter and seminars; all of which provide an invaluable (and free) resource to solicitors.

Thomas More Chambers, based in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, is a substantial set of 27 tenants, supported by an energetic clerking team. There are six main areas of practice: Crime, Family, Employment, Personal Injury, Property and Public Law. There are newsletters available in Employment Law, Property Law and Public Law and an archive of all these maintained on the site.

Three Stone, the Chambers of John McDonnell Q.C., represents a merger of two well-known chancery-commercial chambers in Lincoln’s Inn: Thirteen Old Square Chambers and 3 Stone Buildings. They provide specialist advocacy and advisory services to the exacting standards of the modern Chancery Bar in all the traditional areas of land, companies, partnership, insolvency, trusts and estates, charity and intellectual property.

Trent Chambers, based in Nottingham, offers a full range of advocacy and professional advice and drafting services across a range of specialist areas: Family, Public Law, Matrimonial, Private & International Law, Immigration & Asylum, Employment, Criminal, Housing, Civil, Landlord & Tenant, Judicial Review, Personal Injury, and Debt Recovery. Since Chambers commenced in 1993, they have worked in many challenging and often groundbreaking areas to access justice for litigants. They strive to uphold the human rights of the individual to the highest level, and can provide specialist representation across a range of niche areas. Direct access is available and they are introducing a mediation service. Additional languages spoken include Punjabi, Urdu, Malay, French and Italian.

Trident Chambers is a new set of Chambers providing legal services in the Manchester area. They are a common law set with a particular expertise in defending doctors in all areas of law.

Trinity Chambers is a leading set, based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Middlesbrough, with 4 QCs and over 70 juniors. Its high quality legal services are supported by accredited (BarMark, Investors in People, Chambers UK, Legal 500) clerking and administration. Specialist clerks support the following practice areas: Crime, Family and Matrimonial Finance, Chancery, Business Law, Employment, Regulatory and Disciplinary, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Dental Negligence, Mental Health and Court of Protection, Agriculture, Planning and Environment, Immigration, Costs, Licensing and Judicial Review. They are also able to offer ADR services including Mediation and Arbitration with several members being qualified mediators and arbitrators. Secure email, video conferencing and numerous conference rooms available.

Unity Street Chambers opened on 1st October 2001. All tenants have previously practised in Bristol, but wished to set up a streamlined and specialised set. They aim to provide a modern, flexible service, within small teams, dedicated to particular disciplines. All paperwork will be returned within 7 days.

3 Verulam Buildings is now one of the foremost commercial sets of barristers’ chambers in London, as its ranking in the legal directories confirms. Clients receive a service in which legal excellence is combined with a commercial attitude. 3 Verulam Buildings is well known for its approachable style and the willingness of its members to work as part of a team with solicitors and clients. Chambers provides litigation and advisory services across a wide range of commercial law, specialising in banking, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, financial services, professional negligence, civil fraud, entertainment and media, IT and telecoms and other commercial law. Other areas of law are also covered. Barristers carry out all the preparatory work required to bring a case to trial. They undertake non-contentious legal work and advise clients on new law, amendments to existing legislation and legal viability of clients’ new projects.

Walnut House, In Exeter, has 21 tenants working from Exeter including three Queen’s Counsel. Five members of Chambers sit as Recorders, and one as a Deputy District Judge. Traditionally members have worked throughout the South West, particularly in Exeter, Taunton, Torquay, Plymouth and Truro but also frequently appear in Courts in other parts of England and Wales. They cover a wide range of work, including contract and commercial, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, property and land.

Warwick House Chambers is an established set of barristers’ chambers based in London prractising in the areas of crime, immigration and asylum, and general common law. They represent central government departments, local authorities, public bodies, companies and individuals and aim to provide high quality advice and representation to both professional and lay clients.

Westgate Chambers was established in 1987 and now consists of more than 40 barristers based in two 17th Century listed buildings in the High Street of Lewes in East Sussex. Their principal areas of practice are crime, family and civil (including immigration). This includes, but is not limited to, Fraud cases, Employment Law, Serious Crime, Family Law, Housing Law, Landlord & Tenant and Mediation of Parties. They are involved in publicly funded and privately paid work in these various disciplines at all levels, from the Magistrates Court to the House of Lords.

Wilberforce Chambers is one of the UK’s leading commercial chancery and business law sets of chambers, comprising 66 specialist barristers, including 29 QCs, involved in some of the most intellectually demanding and commercially significant matters undertaken by the Bar today. Based in the historic surroundings of Lincoln’s Inn in the heart of London’s legal precinct, they have a long established reputation as one of the pre-eminent sets in the country, offering a full range of advocacy, advisory and mediation/arbitration services to a wide range of clients both in the UK and across numerous international jurisdictions. They also deliver a full range of quality interactive seminars, in-house training and networking events throughout the year.

15 Winckley Square, in Preston, with 46 juniors, is uniquely placed in the North West of England to offer an unrivalled service to the legal profession. In addition to general Civil and Chancery work, they offer assistance in Family, including Divorce and Cohabitation, Children Act and Child Care, Family Mediation, Crime, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence, Actions against the Police, Trading Standards & Trade Descriptions, Landlord & Tenant, Employment, Immigration, Criminal Injuries & general Tribunals, and other areas.

Windsor Chambers founded by Marc Beaumont, provides specialist legal services in the fields of Business and Commercial Law, Property Litigation, Local Authority Law and Judicial Review and Disciplinary and Regulatory work. They also offer direct access within the fields approved by the Bar Council for such work, namely access by the professions, licensed bodies and, under new rules, by businesses and members of the public.

Zenith Chambers is based in Leeds with over 60 barristers, Junior to QC. They provide expertise in Family, Crime, Business Affairs, Property, Employment, Housing, Regulatory, Mental Health, Social Welfare, Personal Injury and related specialisms.