Head of chambers
Mr Nicholas Haggan QC
- Common law
More junior members (those under five years' call) tend to practise in a wide variety of areas of law, dealing with matters at a level appropriate to their seniority. In their case, membership of a Law Team indicates an area of law in which they have a particular interest in developing a practice in the future.
Second six: there is usually work available in the second six and previous second-six pupils have spent a good deal of their time undertaking work on their own account; however, pupillage is still regarded as a time of learning.
Normally tenants are recruited from among Chambers’ own pupils and if you wish to become a tenant you should apply to the Pupillage Secretary towards the end of pupillage. Pupils will be considered on their own merits and the progress shown during pupillage.
Typically, common law chambers are multidisciplinary and are divided into practice groups so members can develop and maintain specialisations.
Specialist criminal law chambers offer expertise in all areas, including child abuse, human rights, violent crime, and white collar crime.
Employment lawyers handle a variety of issues, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, equal pay and whistleblowing claims.
Planning law regulates the way property owners use and develop their property in the interests of the wider community.
Property lawyers work on a range of transactions and disputes, involving offices, housing, retail developments and industrial units.