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  • 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 (formerly at 2 Harcourt Buildings) is a long-established and leading set of Public Law Chambers specialising in planning, environmental, licensing, administrative and parliamentary work, all increasingly influenced by E.C. Law and the European Convention on Human Rights. Members of Chambers undertake specialist advisory work and appear regularly at planning inquiries, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, the Lands Tribunal and before Select Committees in Parliament. They also appear at the ECJ.
  • Furnival Street, with particular expertise in Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering, and Criminal Law.

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  • 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 (The Chambers of Ian Macdonald QC), formed in 1996, is a progressive set of barristers with a strong commitment to publicly funded work and to offering representation to those disadvantaged by discrimination and inequality. This ethos underpins their emphasis upon criminal defence and civil rights based work in all the areas in which they practice. Based in Manchester, they were recommended as "only set in the North which has set its stall out to do human rights work" in Chambers & Partners 2006. The site offers a substantial number of case commentaries in their areas of work and also a series of news items on legal rulings and topics.
  • Garden Square is a newly formed specialist criminal law chambers in Leicester, founded with the specific aim of providing experienced jury advocates to the East Midlands area and beyond. All members of chambers are well known and established members of the Midland Circuit. Chambers' areas of expertise covers all aspects of the criminal law, both prosecution and defence, legally aided and privately funded. In addition, some of the barristers also have specialist areas of knowledge which extend to Mental Health Review Tribunals, Courts-Martial, Licensing Law, Police Disciplinary hearings, Personal injury, Health and Safety and Trading Standards cases.
  • 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.
  • 2-3 Gray's Inn Square is now called Cornerstone Barristers
  • 2 Gray's Inn Square Chambers has now dissolved
  • 3 Gray's Inn Square is now 25 Bedford Row.
  • 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 (although not very up to date), with full transcripts in some cases. There are also articles and comprehensive links to other tax links worldwide.
  • Great James Street Chambers, led by Alun Jones QC, now has fourteen full members. Most of their work is based in criminal law. They prosecute and defend in the Crown Court, but maintain diverse practices, and are determined not to become too dependent on publicly-funded work. They value not only their Crown Court work but also extradition, judicial review and mutual legal assistance specialisations, building upon the practice which Alun Jones has developed over many years, and advisory work in the field of international criminal law. Three members are immigration practitioners, conducting work in business immigration and asylum. Members are regularly involved in judicial review, and two members specialise in the obtaining of emergency interlocutory injunctions.
  • 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.
  • Guernsey Bar introduces the profession of Guernsey Advocate and Guernsey law itself. There is extensive background information on the legal system in Guernsey, an introduction to the Guernsey Bar, contact details for Guernsey firms and advice about how best to work with a Guernsey Advocate. There is also a detailed glossary of legal terms and links to other legal sites in the Channel Islands.
  • 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.

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  • 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 are now at Francis Taylor Building.
  • 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.
  • Hardwicke, the Chambers of Nigel Jones QC, is a broad based civil set located in Lincoln’s Inn. Specialist teams include: Commercial; Education; Employment; Intellectual Property; Housing; Insurance and Reinsurance; Family; Property; Public and administrative law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. The site includes customizable CVs for all members, newsletters on Property and Injury, articles and case reports. A digest of the Chambers and Partners 2008 writeup is available on the site where Hardwicke scores highly and appears as a leading set in both Education and Housing.
  • 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

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  • 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.
  • 1 Inner Temple Lane is a leading criminal and regulatory law chambers. There are 36 members offering advice and advocacy predominately in all aspects and levels of crime, but also family law, employment and civil litigation. Members are instructed in work across the country. They also have a growing Public Access team able to receive instructions directly from clients in all types of work.
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Group, based in Manchester, is the Intellectual Property and Technology Group of Kingsgate Chambers (from 1997 to early 2002, it practised from Lancaster Buildings in Manchester). It is the first and so far only group of specialist intellectual property and technology counsel to be based outside London (there are annexes in Bradford and London). The site is designed as a resource for solicitors to use and a slightly unusual menu system is used on the site. For each of the work areas covered (ADR, Arbitration, Chancery, Chancery Litigation, Competion Law, Copyright, Database Rights, etc), internal links to material produced by chambers appear to the left of the main explanatory text and extensive links to external sites and materials appear to the right.
  • 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.

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