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  • 1215 Chambers is a boutique set with international members in Dehli and Dublin and Rome covering the full service of Civil, Commercial, Migration and Corporate Crime. With Barristers in India and the Republic of Ireland, and head of chambers as a consultant to a boutique firm of Avvocati in Italy, there is a truly international reach.
  • Abbey Chambers, based in Shepperton, Middlesex, offers a high-quality service to clients in SW London and the Home Counties. Members have a wide variety of relevant expertise drawn from the police force, military, social services, local government, media and the entertainment business.
  • Albany Chambers has now rebranded itself as 46 Bedford Row
  • Alexander Barristers Chambers specialise in all areas of clinical negligence, medical law, nursing law, midwifery law, para-medical law, professional and statutory regulation, in England and Wales. They provide advice and representation to solicitors, other lawyers, public bodies, companies, professionals, and members of the public. Their main area is representing doctors, nurses and paramedical staff before their regulators and in employment matters.
  • Angel Chambers is one of the oldest and most established sets on the Wales and Chester Circuit having been founded in the 1920’s. Since then a number of members of Chambers have gone on to take up Judicial Office in a variety of capacities including recent appointments to the High Court and Circuit Bench as well as appointments as a District Judge and Industrial Tribunal Chairman. Members practise principally in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Immigration Law and they offer a comprehensive advocacy service across South and West Wales in both English and Welsh.
  • Arden Chambers practise in four areas - Housing, Local Government, Property & Planning law. They have been voted the no 1 housing set for the last two years by Chambers & Partners UK Guide to the Legal Profession. They also have a number of barristers who undertake areas of public law. There are a series of "EFlashes" on the site, which are immediate responses to recent decision or legal developments. These can be sent direct to peoples' mailboxes or viewed on site. There is also a service called HousingLawDirect which allows Corporate and Fellow members of the Chartered Institute of Housing in England and Wales to access advice on housing law from specialist housing barristers.
  • Argent Chambers is now part of Goldsmith chambers, Goldsmith Chambers.
  • Atkin Chambers consists of 15 silks and 23 junior members of chambers. These Chambers have long been at the forefront of construction and engineering related arbitration, litigation and advisory work. Former Members include current Judges of the Technology and Construction Court and internationally renowned arbitrators. Its Members practice in England and Wales and their lay and professional client base ranges from the United States of America through Europe, Northern, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Gulf, Asia, the Middle and Far East, China and the Russian Federation.
  • Atkinson Bevan Chambers, at 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, Atkinson Bevan Chambers 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.
  • Atlantic Chambers are a large set with over 60 members including 4 Queen's Counsel. They have specialists in Personal Injury, Professional Negligence (including Clinical Negligence), Crime, Family, Employment, Chancery and Commercial work.
  • Atlas Chambers was established in 2005 and brought together a core group of friends and acquaintances specialising generally in the area of Public Law, but also able to offer expertise in related areas. Amongst their members they have the Senior Government Counsel from the Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 Inquiry; Simon Randle, and the editor of Wade and Forsyth on Administrative Law and Professor of Public Law in Cambridge; Christopher Forsyth. They have members with particular expertise in Education, Employment, Energy, Highways, Human Rights, Judicial Review, and Planning. In the last 3 years, with the addition of new members, they have acquired and developed expertise in tax matters both in an advisory capacity and most particularly in litigation. The website offers information, news and links to published articles.

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  • Barristers at Bank House is now one of the premier sets of chambers in the North Eastern Circuit and represents a true blend of tradition and progression. They are the longest established circuit set in the country and occupy an imposing Grade II* listed building in the heart of the city centre. They are also fully equipped with the latest video and teleconferencing facilities.
  • BarristerWeb is a clerking services to barristers based in Milton Keynes but providing services for barristers wherever they are. Quite a few of the barristers are able to provide Direct Access services.
  • Becket Chambers is a common law Barristers set covering courts throughout Kent, Sussex and the South East. Primarily based in Canterbury, Chambers has annexes in Dartford, Eastbourne, Kings Hill and Tunbridge Wells. Chambers specialises in all types of Family and Civil law, including Property, Wills & Probate, Landlord & Tenant, and Local Authority work. Becket Chambers receives instructions both from the legal profession, and also provides Direct Access to Barristers from members of the public.
  • 2 Bedford Row, is a specialist set of criminal law barristers, described in the Chambers Directory as enjoying a collection of "enormously talented lawyers with approachable outlooks". They recently received the Chambers and Partners Crime Set of the Year Award 2009, the second time in 4 years that they have won this Award. There are articles and case notes posted on the site.
  • 7 Bedford Row - is a modern, common law set of chambers which was established more than 50 years ago. It is now well established in both civil and criminal work both in London and on Circuit. It is one of the leading sets of chambers on the Midland and Oxford Circuit.
  • 9 Bedford Row, the chambers of Anthony Berry Q.C. started as a common law set but for the last 30 years or so have specialised in criminal law and related areas. They receive instructions in all kinds of criminal cases, cases of all levels of complexity and gravity.
  • 17 Bedford Row has now merged with 2 Field Court to form Field Court Chambers.
  • 25 Bedford Row, the chambers of Paul Mendelle QC & George Carter-Stephenson QC, offers experience in all types of criminal cases including terrorism and war crimes, espionage, murder, serious fraud, organised crime, international drugs trafficking and money laundering. They also offer representation in the conduct of civil cases, such as Mental Health Review Tribunals and actions against the police. They work at every level from Magistrates Courts to the European Court of Human Rights and International War Crimes Tribunals. They helped to create the European Criminal Bar Association.
  • 29 Bedford Row Chambers has evolved from a set of chambers established in the Temple in the 1950s. Areas of specialisation are Family Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Multi-party Actions, Professional Negligence, Property, Judicial Review, Medical Negligence and Commercial/Chancery/Insolvency.
  • 33 Bedford Row, the chambers of David Barnard, has groups in civil law, family law and criminal law.
  • 36 Bedford Row is a multidisciplinary set of Chambers with a national and international reputation - voted Chambers of the Year in 1998 by The Lawyer. They are one of the largest sets of Chambers in the country and are able to offer in-depth experience and expertise across a broad range of legal disciplines. They have premises in London, Leicester, Nottingham and Northampton with conference and videoconference facilities.
  • 42 Bedford Row is a leading common law set of chambers with 10 silks and approaching 70 juniors who focus on specialist practice areas within Civil and Family Law. 18 barristers in chambers are listed as leaders in their fields in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The members of 42 Bedford Row are organised into specialist practice areas who share expertise and organise seminars and discussion groups. The practice groups are: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury, Contract & Commercial, Employment, Family, Landlord & Tenant/Housing, Professional Negligence, Property/Chancery, Public, Local Government and Environmental.
  • 46 Bedford Row is a common law set, located in the heart of London. Areas covered in the civil dispute are personal injury, professional negligence, probate, landlord and tenant, housing, employment, insolvency and licensing law. Criminal law areas range from theft, GBH to gangland murders with strong practitioners at all levels. Family law practitioners specialise in contact and residence, domestic violence, ancillary relief, care, probate, matrimonial financial disputes and best interests. Immigration practitioners practise on all levels of asylum, immigration and human rights.
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  • Bell Yard Chambers is a specialist criminal set. Chambers' work covers a wide geographical area, predominantly on the South-Eastern and Western circuits, although individual members of Chambers conduct cases the length and breadth of England and Wales
  • 9-12 Bell Yard Chambers, the chambers of Philip Katz QC, specialises in various areas of Criminal law and Civil law. This large and leading set of Chambers provides a wide range of experience covering the whole spectrum of criminal litigation and has a long established reputation in cases of commercial fraud (criminal and civil aspects), corruption, serious crime, professional disciplinary proceedings and Judicial Review.
  • Blackstone Chambers combines its formidable strengths in commercial, public, employment, EU and public international law with state of the art facilities and a friendly and open approach to client service. The nature of practice in Chambers has evolved to become increasingly multi-jurisdictional in nature, designed to meet the needs of the legal market in the 21st century.
  • The previous 4 Breams Buildings is now Landmark Chambers
  • 4 Breams Buildings, Chancery Lane, previously known as Valios & Boardman Chambers, is one of the top five largest specialist Criminal sets of Chambers in the Country. We are able to provide a wide range of experience covering the whole spectrum of criminal litigation. They have a long established reputation in cases of serious and high profile crime of every type. They deal with all areas of litigation allied to crime, money laundering, confiscation, disciplinary proceedings and coroners inquests.
  • Brick Court Chambers is one of the leading sets of Barristers Chambers in London with a strong reputation in Commercial, Public and European Union Law. They presently have 81 members who practise full-time, including 36 QCs. Commercial work includes all aspects of international trade, finance and commerce, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance, reinsurance, shipping and "city" work and on private international law. Chambers also has an outstanding team of European Union lawyers, who are specialists in all aspects of EU and Competition litigation. Members of Chambers have considerable expertise in Human Rights and in Commercial and Regulatory Judicial Review.
  • One Brick Court is a long established specialist barristers chambers based in the Temple, London. They are recognised as leaders in the fields of defamation, privacy and the law as it affects freedom of expression and the publication of false, damaging and intrusive information. There is an extensive Media Law Update on the site, with reports of the latest cases and also articles written by members of chambers.
  • 4 Brick Court, has a team of 38 barristers practising predominantly in family law with supplementary expertise offered by individual members in civil, community care and education law. The Family Team is renowned for its work in child care as well as in private law children work and ancillary relief and has a developing expertise in Court of Protection work. Advocacy and advisory work is undertaken for solicitors nationwide. Other professional clients include local authorities and the probation service. There are a large number of articles on family law on the site and a monthly "update" on family law with summaries of recent cases, articles etc. There is a huge links section with links to other websites relevant to family law for example, family assessment services & other experts, practice directions, judgments & medical sites. One of the barristers, Jacqui Gilliatt, is the editor of the Family Law Week blog and has also set up her own blog for non-lawyers on UK family law Bloody relations ("Where there's a relative there's a bloody good argument to be had"). The site is also associated with a wiki called Family Law Wiki which is still in its early stages although it has a full structure laid out for subsequent contributions.
  • 9 former Members of Bridewell chambers are now part of Lamb Chambers
  • Broadway House Chambers, formed in 1926, is conveniently located in the centre of Bradford, only two minutes away from the city’s Combined Court Centre. They act regularly on the North Eastern Circuit, principally in West Yorkshire, but often travel further afield and off Circuit. They specialise in crime and family law with developing practices in other areas. They are organised in the following specialised practice teams: Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury & General Common Law, Employment & Immigration Law and Environmental Law. As well as the usual support facilities and meeting rooms they also have an excellent library and legal CD-Rom resource. They also have fully staffed premises with extensive conference facilities at their Leeds location.
  • Byrom Street Chambers consists of 14 Queen's Counsel who practise from Byrom Street, Manchester. Chambers are exclusively dedicated to the work of Leading Counsel thus facilitating a highly individual and personalised service to be provided by both Members and Clerks.

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