St Albans Chambers is located in the heart of the historic cathedral city of St Albans in Hertfordshire.
Chambers is a mixed common law set, with particular expertise in civil and family disputes and criminal proceedings.
St Albans Chambers was formed in 1998 when a number of Barristers came together to service the needs of the local legal community. Since that time, our Barristers have established a reputation for providing an efficient and cost effective service to an ever-expanding client base. Chambers now has a significant local presence.
Chambers provides a comprehensive service covering cases in all courts ranging from Magistrates Courts to the most complex High Court or Court of Appeal cases.
Members of Chambers are pleased to accept instructions to draft pleadings, advices and other documents. In urgent cases a round the clock advisory service can be provided.
Barristers from Chambers are regularly instructed by solicitors from the South East of England including London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire as well as various local authorities and government bodies. Chambers is on the approved list for a number of London local authorities.
In addition, our Barristers accept instructions under the General Council of the Bar’s Direct Access scheme.
St Albans Chambers puts client care at the heart of its service. Our clients appreciate our flexible and friendly approach, which goes hand-in-hand with the highest professional standards.
Chambers prides itself on the approachability of our Barristers and staff, as well as the knowledge and expertise we bring to all the work that we undertake. Although highly motivated and ambitious, we consider ourselves to be a small, happy, friendly and contented set of Chambers .
Conferences can be held at our premises in any of our comfortable meeting rooms and are free to clients instructing our members. Food and refreshments are made available. Our Conference rooms are also available to hire.
We have secure facilities on-site for sensitive data to be stored.
We have email management software to ensure the safe delivery of emails and their attachments. In adherence with the General Data Protection Regulations we do not store personal information that does not need to be stored.
We manage large files of data with various approved ‘file share’ software.
The hardware used by the barristers and the clerks is encrypted.
Barristers from Chambers regularly appear in the following Courts:
Aylesbury, Barnet, Bedford, Blackfriars, Bow, Brent ,Camberwell Green, Cambridge, Central Criminal Court, Central London, Chancery Division, City of London, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, Corby, County Court Bulk Centre (CCBC), Court of Appeal Civil Division, Court of Appeal Criminal Division, Croydon, Ealing, Edmonton, Enfield, Epping, Family Division, Haringey, Hendon, Hertford, High Wycombe, Huntingdon, Ilford, Inner London, Inner London Family Proceedings, Isleworth, Kettering, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lambeth, Leicester, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton Combined, Bulk Centre, Oxford , Peterborough, Redbridge , Redhill, Reigate, Richmond-upon-Thames, Romford, Slough, Snaresbrook, Southwark, St Albans, Staines, Stevenage, Thames, Tower Bridge, Uxbridge, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Warwick, Watford, Wellingborough, West London, Westminster, Willesden, Wimbledon, Wood Green, Woolwich.
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St Albans Chambers is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace with equal opportunity for everyone. We consider it essential that we treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their age, disability, marital or civil partnership status, political persuasion, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or gender, identity or expression, sexual orientation or social background.
In accordance with the requirements of the Bar Standards Board (“BSB”), St Albans Chambers conducts surveys in order to collect and publish equality and diversity data in respect of its workforce (both barristers and non-barristers). These surveys assist Chambers in monitoring the success of its equality and diversity policies. St Albans Chambers is also required to publish summaries of the data collected, to help provide transparency in recruitment and encourage diversity in the profession. Chambers’ policy for the collection and retention of diversity data is available here St Albans Chambers Diversity Data Policy 01.01.21. The latest survey was carried out in January 2021 and a summary of the data is available here St Albans Chambers Summary-of-diversity-survey-data-01.01.21.