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Barristers' Chambers in England and Wales, N to O

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  • 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 Midland Circuit.
  • 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 NIPCLAW which contains news and comment on English, European and overseas intellectual property,technology, media and entertainment and competition law. There is also a site called IP/IT Update.
  • 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."

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