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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Women in Law Awards 2017

14th June 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that Francesca O'Neill has been awarded the "Rising Star of the Year" in the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017.

The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe.

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C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council

14th June 2017

“The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children.

The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House...

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