1 Chancery Lane

Consistently recommended in the legal directories

1 Chancery Lane

Acted in some of the leading civil law cases over the last 50 years

1 Chancery Lane

A leading civil common law set of barristers chambers

The Chambers of John Ross QC


1 Chancery Lane is a leading civil common law set of barristers chambers. From our modern, state of the art premises comes a wealth and breadth of experience gained in some of the leading cases of the last 50 years.  Our expertise and high quality service is reflected in the comments clients have made about us in recent editions of the leading legal directories:-

"The Chambers of choice for complex liability cases.  It has expertise at all levels of experience and an effective clerking system, which means an excellent service is delivered time and time again.  It is a set that never lets you down.  The clerks themselves are among the best."  Legal 500 2015 

"A very strong set of advocates."   "1 Chancery Lane is a very professional chambers and I receive an excellent service from all of the clerks."    Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2016

We put our clients' needs first and pride ourselves on providing a consistently high quality service both from our barristers and our clerks.  We offer our clients training and regular service reviews, and we actively seek to offer commercial and flexible working solutions.

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KXL v Murphy [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB) - Applicable foreign law limitation provisions found to be compatible with public policy despite the absence of a discretionary power to extend time for commencement of proceedings.

2nd December 2016

The High Court has today handed down an important judgment dealing with the issues arising out of the provisions of the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984. The claims concerned assaults said to have been committed in Uganda but which were issued in this jurisdiction. The Defendants raised as a...

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I stand here. I can do nothing else. God help me!

1st November 2016

In R(Brooks) v Independent Adjudicator, Secretary of State for Justice Intervening [2016] EWCA Civ 1033, handed down 28.10.16, McCombe LJ, with whom Jackson LJ agreed, found in favour of submissions by Simon P G Murray, counsel for the successful appellant, the Secretary of State. He allowed the...

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