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

The Chambers of John Ross QC

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 contains numerous high-calibre individuals, who areall extremely knowledgeable and work as a team with the solicitor and client. Nothing is too much trouble for theoutstandingclerks’ room; it is runimpeccably by the inimitable Clark Chessis, who isone of the finest senior clerks in the country;always friendly, helpful and reliable, he makes dealing with the set a pleasure’. First junior David Barrow and second junior Melissa Neild are key parts of theunbeatable team; they providean extremely responsive and efficient service, andknow all their barristers’ strengths. The Legal 500 2016 

"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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26th July 2017

The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie.

25th July 2017

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared before the Supreme Court to argue the Respondent’s case in Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v. Brownlie.  The hearing took place over 3 days – 9 and 10 May and 20 July.  The primary issue was “Whether the Court of...

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