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:-
Thanks to its strength in depth of "knowledgeable, technically excellent" and "first-class" counsel, the "top notch" 1 Chancery Lane is recommended across the civil common law spectrum, including personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, police and travel law, among other areas. Additionally, some say it has become the "go-to set" for "London-based abuse work" and for "novel duty of care and local authority work". "Leading by example", senior clerk Clark Chessis is "an integral part of chambers and its smooth operation", and with highly rated first junior David Barrow he runs, what is to some, "the best and most personable clerks room" in London and which "tries to make your life easier." The Legal 500 2019
Clients rate the "excellent, efficient, responsive and proactive service." senior clerk Clark Chessis heads things up on the clerking side and receives praise for organising "a team that is very accommodating with a speed of turnaround that sets it apart." "The clerking team is good and they will go the extra mile to help you." "They are helpful, approachable and efficient, assisting whenever and wherever possible. The service we receive is excellent." "One of the most client-focused sets." "The clerks are very pragmatic and commercial. They're willing to work with solicitors in order to make the overall fee package work, and whenever there are diary conflicts, they're flexible and make sure that solicitors or clients are never left without representation." "Very good and very organised." "The clerks are very efficient and friendly." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2018
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.