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


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 has a very impressive range of counsel across the civil common law spectrum. In particular, chambers is recommended for personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence, police and travel law, among other areas. The barristers are of a consistently high standard and they provide an excellent service, and on that basis, this is a second-to-none set. Counsel are backed up by a smooth and effective clerks’ room, which is a real asset to chambers and one of the best clerking teams in the country’. ‘Inimitable senior clerk Clark Chessis is supported by star first junior David Barrow, and together, they run a tight ship; they always deliver what they say they will, and recommendations on counsel are always appropriate and well considered’. ‘Nothing is too much trouble and no other set can touch them for the service they provide’. The Legal 500 2017

"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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1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce Simon Readhead QC as the new Head of Chambers.

17th October 2017

Simon Readhead QC follows John Ross QC, who held the role for more than ten years. On taking up the role, on Monday 9th October 2017, Simon said:

“Over the past ten years my predecessor, John Ross Q.C., has led 1 Chancery Lane to its current position as a pre-eminent set with specialist expertise...

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1 Chancery Lane recognised for excellence in the Legal 500 2017

11th October 2017

1 Chancery Lane has, once again, been recognised in the Legal 500 as one of the leading UK sets across core areas of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Police Law and Travel Law.

The set is described as: ‘a very impressive range of counsel’ across the...

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