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

The Chambers of John Ross QC


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 contains numerous high-calibre individuals, who areall extremely knowledgeable and work as a team with the solicitor and client. Nothing is too much trouble for theoutstandingclerks’ room; it is runimpeccably by the inimitable Clark Chessis, who isone of the finest senior clerks in the country;always friendly, helpful and reliable, he makes dealing with the set a pleasure’. First junior David Barrow and second junior Melissa Neild are key parts of theunbeatable team; they providean extremely responsive and efficient service, andknow all their barristers’ strengths. The Legal 500 2016 

"The clerks at 1 Chancery lane, led by the inimitable Clark Chessis, are friendly, helpful and reliable. They are a real asset to the chambers." "Brilliant, some of the best clerking in the country without a shadow of a doubt." "An excellent team, they always find exactly the right counsel who will fit the bill."  Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2017

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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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie

11th May 2017

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared in the case of Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie in the Supreme Court.

One of the issues relates to ‘whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under paragraph 3.1(9)(a)...

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Senior Mediation Expert Appointment

23rd March 2017

Andrew Goodman has been invited to become a Senior Mediation Expert of the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center where he will undertake cross-border commercial mediation. This is in addition to his appointments to the Thailand International Arbitration Centre and the Nepal International ADR...

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