In the past, barristers only carried out work sent to them by solicitors. Now, in many cases private individuals can come direct to a barrister for advice and representation at courts and tribunals.


Members of St. Albans Chambers undertake work directly for the public. Often it proves the most cost-effective and efficient way of managing legal business.


As specialist advocates and advisers, barristers do not practice in partnership, unlike solicitors. The members of Chambers share resources and are supported by the same administrative team, but each member remains responsible for their own cases. This ensures a one-to-one relationship between the retained barrister and the person employing their services. You can find more information about our practice groups by clicking on one of the links.


Just as there are some areas of legal practice that barristers specialise in, such as appearing in the higher courts or providing detailed advice about people’s legal rights, there are other areas of the law, such as day to day commercial transactions or the drafting of documents, which are generally the province of solicitors.


In some instances, depending on the nature of the case or the client’s own circumstances, it may still be advisable to employ a firm of solicitors as well. If that applies to your case, we will tell you at the outset. If you are looking to employ a member of St. Albans Chambers, or want an idea of how much it is likely to cost, please contact us on 01727 843383 or email or complete our online enquiry form.


Our Expertise

St. Albans Chambers has recently formed Alban Resolution Centre to provide for the demand in mediations.


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"The barristers I have used have all been very approachable and are always happy to discuss cases over the phone if needed"