A specialist set with 76 members, including 14 Queen's Counsel, Old Square Chambers provides advocacy, advice and drafting of the highest quality at trial and appellate level.
The defining quality of Old Square Chambers is excellence. This is the standard we set for ourselves in the delivery of services to our clients, and the criterion by which we assess prospective tenants. Many of our members hold part-time judicial positions, sit on specialist panels, act as mediators, and edit or contribute to leading practitioner texts.
Chambers & Partners 2015 commends Old Square Chambers for our outstanding quality of client service at the Bar:
Old Square Chambers has forged a formidable reputation for its unstinting commitment to client service. The set enjoys high client satisfaction ratings, and is known for having “an absolutely first-rate clerking team.” The clerks, led by William Meade, provide “overwhelmingly strong support” to instructing solicitors, and display “an excellent speed of turnaround and a high degree of flexibility.” Perhaps what impresses solicitors the most is the team’s capacity to listen; “they are highly receptive to feedback,” and solicitors “entirely trust their opinion when they refer us to barristers.”
Old Square Chambers is ‘the go-to set for reliable, client-friendly and no-nonsense counsel'. It is often best known for its employment practice (rated by some as being ‘second to none'), but other areas of strength include personal injury, clinical negligence and environmental law. Chambers also continues to build its professional discipline practice. The service provided by the ‘friendly and approachable' clerks is consistently identified as being ‘among the best'. ‘They know their barristers really well and do a great job of taking into account individual firms ’ likes and dislikes.' In addition, ‘they understand the changing legal landscape and have embraced the post-Jackson changes positively, looking at different ways to work with solicitors cost effectively'. The clerks’ room is led with ‘enthusiasm, commercial acumen and pragmatism' by the ‘excellent' William Meade, who is ‘extremely personable and goes the extra mile'. The clerking team ‘never fails to deliver a great service'.
Our expertise covers eight areas of law: Employment & Discrimination, Professional Discipline, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Product Liability, Environment, Health & Safety and Public Inquiries. We also have members who specialise in ADR / Mediation within those practice areas. We believe in teamwork and establishing long term working relationships with our clients.
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