Head of chambers
Ms Phillippa Kaufmann KC
Mrs Lindsay Clarke
Administrative & public law
The public law Bar spans the full range of administrative, public and constitutional law.
Civil liberties & human rights
Human rights law is essential for a fair society where all are protected, including the vulnerable.
Competition and regulatory work involves a mixture of commercial, public and European law.
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.
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.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
When parties from different jurisdictions come into conflict over commercial relationships, they may decide that arbitration is the best method of resolution.
Planning law regulates the way property owners use and develop their property in the interests of the wider community.
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.
Sports & entertainment
Among the different types of client are professional athletes; their managers, coaches and agents; sports clubs and brand sponsors.