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About Us

33 Bedford Row is a leading common law set offering outstanding legal advice and advocacy in Civil, Criminal, Family, Immigration and Regulatory law at all levels including work with an international element. We consist of over 70 independent specialist advocates including distinguished silks.

Members of Chambers advise and litigate on behalf of Individuals, Professional Clients, Businesses, Government Departments, Local Authorities, Charities and NGOs at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our approach is to be accessible, commercially aware and service oriented.  Chambers includes market leading silks and outstanding juniors each of whom is committed to achieving the best possible outcome in each case. 



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Chambers undertakes a wide variety of work including Commercial disputes; Professional Negligence; Insolvency; Personal Injury including Industrial Injuries; Insurance and Reinsurance; Professional Regulation; Media and Sports Law; Employment law; Inquests and Inquiries; Serious criminal cases including Fraud; Asset Recovery (both civil and criminal); Extradition; and a full variety of Family Work including Family Finance, public and private law and Human Fertilisation and Embryology, Community Care and Court of Protection advocacy and advice.

Chambers is accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD training to other members of the Bar.

33 Bedford Row was founded in 1984 and was originally located at 3 Grays’ Inn Square, Grays’ Inn.  Originally, chambers consisted of 8 barristers and the set’s first head of Chambers was David Barnard, the distinguished lawyer, advocate and Master of Grays’ Inn. Chambers moved to its 33 Bedford Row address in 1993 where we have remained and we have been known by that name since that date. 
 
Mr. Barnard retired in 2010. Our current Head of Chambers is Constance Whippman
 
Chambers has many distinguished former members, including HH Judge Tim Pontius, judge at the Central Criminal Courts (colloquially known as The Old Bailey) and HH Judge Martyn Zeidman, Q.C.
 
Chambers is accredited by the Bar Council to provide CPD training to other members of the Bar.