1 Chancery Lane

Consistently recommended in the legal directories

1 Chancery Lane

Acted in some of the leading civil law cases over the last 50 years

1 Chancery Lane

A leading civil common law set of barristers chambers


1 Chancery Lane is a leading civil common law set of barristers chambers. From our modern, state of the art premises comes a wealth and breadth of experience gained in some of the leading cases of the last 50 years.  Our expertise and high quality service is reflected in the comments clients have made about us in recent editions of the leading legal directories:-

1 Chancery Lane has "a very impressive range of counsel" across the civil common law spectrum. In particular, chambers is recommended for personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, police and travel law, among other areas. "The barristers are of a consistently high standard and they provide an excellent service, and on that basis, this is a second-to-none set." Counsel are backed up by "a smooth and effective clerks’ room", which is a "real asset to chambers" and "one of the best clerking teams in the country". "Inimitable" senior clerk Clark Chessis is supported by "star" first junior David Barrow, and together, they "run a tight ship"; "they always deliver what they say they will, and recommendations on counsel are always appropriate and well considered". "Nothing is too much trouble and no other set can touch them for the service they provide". The Legal 500 2017

Clients rate the "excellent, efficient, responsive and proactive service." senior clerk Clark Chessis heads things up on the clerking side and receives praise for organising "a team that is very accommodating with a speed of turnaround that sets it apart." "The clerking team is good and they will go the extra mile to help you." "They are helpful, approachable and efficient, assisting whenever and wherever possible. The service we receive is excellent." "One of the most client-focused sets." "The clerks are very pragmatic and commercial. They're willing to work with solicitors in order to make the overall fee package work, and whenever there are diary conflicts, they're flexible and make sure that solicitors or clients are never left without representation." "Very good and very organised." "The clerks are very efficient and friendly."   Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2018

We put our clients' needs first and pride ourselves on providing a consistently high quality service both from our barristers and our clerks.  We offer our clients training and regular service reviews, and we actively seek to offer commercial and flexible working solutions.

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C N v Poole Borough Council

14th December 2017

Judgment in the case of CN v Poole Borough Council (Edward Faulks QC& Paul Stagg) for Defendant/Appellant) will be handed down on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 9.45am – A full note on the implications of the Judgment will be available after the Judgment is handed down

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Chancery Master: Appointment - Karen Shuman

7th December 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed Karen Shuman to be a Master of the Chancery Division on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Sir Ian Burnett.

The Lord Chief...

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