Who We Are

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We are an internationally renowned set of Barristers' Chambers who specialise in advocacy and advice across a spectrum of needs including regulatory and civil actions, criminal trials and emergency advice.

We provide the skills and experience essential for domestic and international litigation involving commercial and financial wrongdoing of every type.

We pride ourselves in providing approachable, responsive and supportive cradle-to-grave litigation strategies.

We appear in all matters where high-calibre professional representation is needed, including tribunals, arbitrations, mediation, appeals or at first instance in this jurisdiction and throughout the common law world.

Direct Access

Members of the public, commercial and non-commercial organisations are now able to instruct barristers directly on most matters.

What are the advantages of instructing a barrister rather than a solicitor?

The short answer is: expertise and efficiency. We are at the forefront of the litigation exercise. Law, procedure, tactical considerations and instinct are second nature: we are tasked with presenting the case if and when it comes before a Court and know how best to prepare it in order to succeed.

There is likely to be efficiency savings too. Barristers’ hourly rates are generally less than a solicitor of comparable experience. This is because barristers are independent and don’t have the same level of overheads as a solicitors’ firm.

Often when you instruct a solicitor on a particular matter you enter an open-ended retainer. The solicitor will do all the work that is necessary on the case and charge accordingly, usually on a time basis. Under the public access scheme you can instruct a barrister to act in relation to a specified step in the process – for example to advise in conference or represent you at a hearing. You pay a fee only for the work requested and agreed between you and the barrister’s clerk, in advance.

A further advantage is speed. If you need an opinion urgently it can be quicker to go directly to a barrister than through a Solicitor.