Head of chambers
Mr Mark Howard KC, Miss Helen Davies KC
How to apply
Administrative & public law
The public law Bar spans the full range of administrative, public and constitutional law.
Admiralty & shipping
Shipping law is one of the oldest and most developed branches of commercial law.
Banking & finance
Barristers and banks generally cross paths when something costly has gone wrong in relation to a transaction or product.
Civil liberties & human rights
Human rights law is essential for a fair society where all are protected, including the vulnerable.
Commercial dispute resolution
The commercial Bar covers a range of areas, including banking, sale of goods and shipping, insolvency, civil fraud, and insurance/reinsurance.
Competition and regulatory work involves a mixture of commercial, public and European law.
European Union and international
Employment barristers may appear before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, international tribunals and domestic courts.
IP barristers advise on issues such as infringement disputes, issues on validity of registered IP rights, and commercial agreements that deal either exclusively with IP rights or with IP rights in the wider context of larger commercial transactions.
When parties from different jurisdictions come into conflict over commercial relationships, they may decide that arbitration is the best method of resolution.
Barristers involved in this field deal with claims against professionals such as architects, accountants, solicitors and financial advisers.
Whether it’s EU-originated, domestic or an industry code of conduct, regulation affects all aspects of civil life and commercial activity.
Tax barristers advise and litigate on all aspects of commercial and personal tax issues.