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, the chambers of Simon Thorley QC, have practised
in intellectual property law in the UK for over fifty years. Chambers currently comprises fourteen tenants, six
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.
5 New Square and One Raymond Buildings have now formed Hogarth Chambers so see under H.
7 New Square, the Chambers of John Fitzgerald, is a set of 21 barristers.
They have four main areas of practice comprising Intellectual Property and IT, Employment, Chancery and
Commercial and Public law. Many Barristers work in more than one group enabling them to provide
tailor made services across the core areas of practice. There are articles on current topics available on the site.
8 New Square is the largest specialist intellectual
property chambers in the U.K. with 25 members, including 8 QCs. They have hard-hitting but approachable
intellectual property advocates with depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. 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.
The previous 11 New Square and 11 Old Square have now formed Radcliffe Chambers - so see under R
12 New Square - see New Square Chambers, above.
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
New Walk Chambers is a well established set of Barristers' Chambers,
situated in a listed regency building on New Walk at the heart of the commercial centre of the City of 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.
NIPC (Northern Intellectual Property Chambers) is
the first and so far only specialist intellectual property and technology chambers outside London.
Chambers opened in Manchester in 1997 as an offshoot of one of the oldest London patent sets
and is now based in the Media Centre in Huddersfield. Head of chambers John Lambert also
provides a law blog
contains news and comment on English, European and overseas intellectual property,technology,
media and entertainment and competition law. There is also a site called
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?
No5 Chambers offers a comprehensive across the board service. Throughout
its 100-year history, No5 Chambers has developed a reputation for breaking new ground and continues to be regarded
as a progressive and forward-thinking set, maintaining its success in traditional sectors of law whilst offering
specialist advice and representation at the cutting edge of newly evolving areas.
Having grown to over 230 barristers, including 25 silks, Chambers provides a first class service from its
offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and the East Midlands. Members practice within one or more of their
specialist practice groups including Administrative & Public Law, Clinical Negligence, Commercial and Chancery,
Crime, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Planning & Environment, Licensing and Regulatory Law.
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.
9 Old Square has now merged with Maitland Chambers.
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.
13 Old Square was established in 2004 by leading QC, John McDonnell,
with the aim of combining the best traditions of the English Bar with a fully commercial approach and the
most modern technology. Their practice covers many aspects of Chancery and Commercial law and they
now have 26 barristers.
The previous 13 Old Square has now merged with 7 Stone Buildings to form Maitland Chambers - so see under M.
15 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."