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  • Pallant Chambers has been providing advice and advocacy to the South's solicitors for more than 25 years. Grouped into the three practice areas of Family, Civil and Crime, it offers a range of specialist practitioners of the highest calibre. Efficient and approachable, Chambers' barristers appear in courts and tribunals of every level and have been instructed in some of the more important cases in their respective fields. Chambers' solicitors range from the largest firms and companies to the smallest high street firms and include many of the South's Local Authorities.
  • Palmyra Chambers, based in Warrington, is a new Set. Their areas of practice are Commercial Law, Family Law, Media and Entertainment, Local Government & Housing, Crime, Employment Law and Personal Injury. Many of the Members are Public Access qualified.
  • One Paper Buildings, the Chambers of Michael Hubbard QC, is a leading specialist set of London Chambers established in the Temple for 50 years. A highly experienced team of criminal practitioners specialise in trial advocacy undertaking all areas of criminal work. Members routinely defend and prosecute across the South Eastern and Western Circuits. A small but dedicated group of civil practitioners complements our criminal specialists.
  • 2 Paper Buildings is now Argent Chambers
  • 3PB, established in 1892, is one of the longest established sets with over 140 barristers, including 10 silks. Headed by Richard Tyson, 3PB is based in London with annexes in Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester and was recently ranked in the Top 30 Bar Listings by income by the independent 'Lawyer' magazine (2010/1). Chambers’ core areas of practice are divided into ten practice groups, including commercial, family, employment, personal injury and medical negligence, crime, property and Chancery, professional discipline, asset forfeiture, technology/ construction and alternative dispute resolution. Friendly and professional clerks are available to advise on appropriate counsel for each matter and on fees.
  • 4 Paper Buildings has a long history as a friendly team of specialist barristers providing expert advice and advocacy in all areas of family law and several areas of civil law. The reputation of chambers as a friendly approachable yet professional set is unrivalled and marks out Chambers as exceptional amongst its peers. A traditional approach is combined with up to date legal knowledge to provide the best service to all clients, professional or lay. Many of the most serious, sensitive and significant family cases in the legal calendar are undertaken by members of 4 Paper Buildings and instructions are received from as diverse an array of clients as Government departments to celebrities to parents seeking to prevent children from being removed into care.
  • 5 Paper Buildings, the Chambers of Richard King, is a highly organised set of 35 practitioners practising civil and commercial law. Its members are actively encouraged to be specialise early. Work is divided into six practice teams each with an individual leader: Commercial, Property and L&T, Personal Injury, Regulatory, Employment and Ancillary Relief. Members of chambers can join a maximum of two of these teams.
  • 5 Paper Buildings, the chambers of Godfrey Carey QC and Jonathan Caplan QC, combines its established strengths in criminal and regulatory law with an approachable, practical and responsive ethos. Chambers has been instrumental in shaping criminal law for over 50 years. Among many notable cases, members have acted in The Herald of Free Enterprise, Maxwell, Barings/Leeson, 'Camp Bread Basket’, Iraqi ‘torture’ photo case and Hendy-Freegard (the ‘MI5 agent’ who kidnapped and blackmailed his victims for years). While maintaining their leadership in general criminal work, they have also developed successful practices in corporate criminal liability, trading standards, disciplinary proceedings, consumer credit, health and safety, environmental law, media law and public inquiries.
  • Park Chambers, based in Weybridge, Surrey, are Erich Suter's specialist employment law and mediation chambers. As well as accepting instructions through solicitors in the normal way, they accept Direct Public Access instructions from companies and the public in all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, equal pay, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, transfer of undertakings, trade union cases and redundancies. They also accept instructions to mediate in commercial, employment, discrimination, land, neighbour and general civil disputes as well as to represent parties at mediations.
  • Park Lane Chambers (Leeds) has merged with Plowden (Newcastle) to form Park Lane Plowden - see below.
  • Park Lane PlowdenChambers is formed from Park Lane Chambers (Leeds) and Plowden Chambers (Newcastle), two of the leading sets on the North Eastern circuit. Park Lane Plowden is jointly headed by David Wilby Q.C. and Jeremy Freedman. Chambers has 65 members, making them one of the largest sets in the North. Members specialise in four key practice areas: personal injury & clinical negligence; family; employment and chancery & commercial.
  • 37 Park Square, based in Leeds, provides specialist service in the area of professional negligence, disciplinary tribunals, employment, planning and commercial work in addition to the traditional common law, crime and family specialities.
  • Park Court Chambers is long established as a chambers in the City of Leeds. Its members are skilled in a wide range of legal services and are broadly divided into three principal groups: Civil, Criminal and Family Litigation.
  • 9 Park Place, in Cardiff, is one of the leading sets of barristers' chambers on the Wales and Chester Circuit. There are large practice teams in the primary fields of civil, criminal, employment and family as well as specialists in fields such as personal injury, planning, environment, banking, professional negligence, local government, judicial review, immigration and asylum, licensing, information law, inheritance and wills, and equity and trusts. Some members of Chambers are authorised to accept public access work. Chambers runs Pupillage and Mini-Pupillage Schemes and offers accredited CPD seminar programmes for legal practitioners in its large top-floor conference area.
  • 30 Park Place has become the largest set of Chambers in Wales. Situated in the heart of the legal, professional, educational, business and civic centre of Cardiff, they are an old established set, but committed to continuing development and progress. They hold both the BarMark and QualityMark awards and work in a wide variety of legal fields.
  • Peel Court Chambers, based in Manchester, has now dissolved,
  • Pendragon Chambers was formed in 1995 in Swansea and covers most areas of Family, Civil and Criminal Law. They provide a professional service but retain a friendly and flexible approach. They publish a bi-monthly employment newsletter called Dragon’s Pen which can also be read on the site. They also have employment factsheets on Time limits, ET compensation limits, family/sickness pay and there is a redundancy ready reckoner. They are CPD accredited by the Law Society, ILEX and Bar Council and run training events for example on Disability Discrimination.
  • Plowden Buildings (Newcastle) has merged with Park Lane Chambers (Leeds) to form Park Lane Plowden - see above.
  • Portal Chambers are based in Llandysul, Wales, and barristers travel throughout the U.K. providing an economic and efficient service as advocates before courts and tribunals. Areas of work include Local Government (Town and Country Planning, Access, Highways, Housing, Trading standards, Housing Benefit and fraud) as well as Land law and Landlord and tenant.
  • Pump Court Chambers, the Chambers of Jane Miller Q.C. & Oba Nsugbe Q.C. are based at three separate locations; London, Winchester and Swindon. There are at present 70 Members of Chambers including four Queen's Counsel. Members of Chambers practise predominately on the Western Circuit and are split into 5 teams: Civil, Matrimonial, Criminal, Silks and A.D.R. The A.D.R. team has grown over the past 3 years and Chambers can now field 13 trained mediators dealing with both Commercial and Family mediations. Chambers also runs seminars on Advocacy Training, continuing legal education, and the training of expert witnesses which are accredited by the Law Society ILEX and the Bar Council.
  • Pump Court Tax Chambers is a set of barristers specialising in tax law. Members of Chambers advise on all aspects of UK taxation and conduct litigation at all levels. They offer advice in relation to both commercial and personal tax issues, which can be provided in conference or by written opinion.
  • 1 Pump Court is a radical and progressive set of Chambers run by a democratic collective with no Head of Chambers. They are committed to providing a first class service to all, particularly the publicly funded client and those facing tribunals where public funding is not available. Their services are provided in three key areas of the law, namely Family, Crime, and Civil work. The Civil and Public Law Group further specialises in Housing, Community Care, Asylum Support and Immigration law.
  • 2 Pump Court, the Chambers of Philip Singer QC, is a long-established and well respected set of chambers, many of whose members have achieved judicial and other distinguished legal and political office. Eight of the present members hold part-time judicial appointments. There are 31 barristers, ranging in call from 1962 to 2000. The criminal and family groups are the largest, but all areas of common law work are covered.
  • 4 Pump Court is a leading commercial set chambers with a reputation for the highest standards in advocacy and advisory work. They specialise in commercial, construction, energy, information technology, insurance and reinsurance and professional negligence work. They provide advice and representation in courts and arbitrations in the UK and abroad, in tribunals and enquiries, in licensing and other statutory hearings and in disciplinary and other private proceedings. Members of 4 Pump Court play a role in numerous key appellate decisions in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. Most members of Chambers are trained mediators and many sit as arbitrators, legal assessors, conciliators and adjudicators.
  • 5 Pump Court is an established common law set consisting of three specialist practice groups: civil, family and crime.
  • 6 Pump Court was founded in the 1920’s as a specialist criminal, civil and family set and has now evolved into one of the strongest sets in environmental/planning, health & safety and other forms of regulatory work. Core areas of expertise include environment, planning, health & safety and crime, but members are also recommended for family and consumer law issues. The breadth of expertise and with barristers of all levels of call, both at junior and senior end, ensures a high level of service and an ability to deal with complex issues at short notice. They regularly act for businesses, individuals, regulators, local authorities and other statutory bodies and have considerable experience of a diverse range of casework.


  • Quadrant Chambers (formerly 4 Essex Court) is a leading set of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial litigation. They provide advocacy services and advice in relation to court proceedings, inquiries, arbitration and mediation in the United Kingdom and abroad. They also act as arbitrators, mediators, expert witnesses and inquiry chairs. They are a leading maritime and aviation set, but their practice encompasses the whole spectrum of international and commercial disputes including international trade and transport, commodities, banking, insurance and reinsurance, energy, construction, professional negligence, information technology, media, sport, commercial agreements, agency, European law, disaster litigation and judicial review.
  • QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in the country. They specialise in crime, fraud and regulatory law. They offer 53 barristers, including 13 Queens' Counsel, four Treasury Counsel and one Standing Counsel to the RCPO. They provide first class advocacy and advisory services in all areas of criminal and regulatory law and their barristers defend and prosecute in many of the country's most significant and high-profile cases.
  • Queen Elizabeth Buildings (QEB), the chambers of Lucy Stone QC, is a leading set of Family Law chambers, particularly specialising in high profile financial cases and those with an international element. They have been established for over one hundred years and several former members of chambers are currently High Court Judges.
  • Queen Square Chambers, in Bristol, is a leading Western Circuit set of barristers’ chambers. Members are committed to providing the highest standards of advice and representation to both professional and lay clients whilst maintaining the approachability that has become their hallmark.

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