FOR SOLICITORS

Despite the many changes in the legal profession, work based on the direct relationship between solicitors and barristers remains at the heart of practice for the members of St. Albans Chambers, and we believe that will continue to be the case in the future.

 

Our success has been based on the quality and commitment of the barristers who practise at St. Albans, the business-like approach of our clerking team and support staff, and our determination to treat the needs of the lay client as paramount.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

From our foundation in 1998, we regarded our relationship with the solicitors who instructed as one based on equality and teamwork. We still strive to maintain that approach in all the work we undertake, working as a team with the solicitor and retained experts, as well as the lay client.

 

Many relationships between individual barristers at St. Albans and solicitors span several decades. At the same time, in an era of increased specialisation our clerks are always happy to propose a particular barrister with the appropriate specialist knowledge, seniority and personality for the particular service you need.

 

Despite early fears, the development of Public Access to the Bar has not damaged relationships between the two branches of the profession. In fact, solicitors now sometimes advise clients to come to us direct for particular matters, and we sometimes advise public access clients that their interests are best served by employing a solicitor as well as (or instead of) a barrister. This simply reflects our commitment to putting the interests of our lay clients first.

 

 

Our Expertise
 

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

 

For more information please click here

 

 

‘I have used St Albans Chambers for 8 years or so, especially in respect of personal injury claims; I have always been very happy with the quality of advice and representation that I have received and I look forward to working closely with them in the future'. Simon Druce, Solicitor, Tollers LLP (Northampton).