- Senior Clerk: Clark Chessis
- Tenants: 44
THE CHAMBERS 1 Chancery Lane is a leading civil common law set specialising in professional and clinical negligence, personal injury, police, education, travel and property litigation. Practice areas also include novel duty of care claims against public authorities, health and safety, human rights, professional discipline, discrimination, social welfare law, undue influence claims and judicial review. Chambers’ state of the art modern premises on the junction of Chancery Lane with Fleet Street offer extensive client areas and incorporate the latest conference and information technology facilities.More information is available on Chambers’website, www.1chancerylane.com.
Professional Negligence: Members of chambers are instructed in all matters arising from the services of professionals such as accountants, insurance brokers, lawyers, financial advisers, architects, engineers and surveyors.
Clinical Negligence: This is a leading specialism in chambers and covers cervical screening errors, negligence leading to cerebral palsy, serious brain damage or paralysis and claims for failed sterilisation, negligently performed spinal surgery, failed plastic surgery and late diagnosis.
Personal Injury: Expertise in personal injury matters includes disaster litigation, industrial injuries and asbestos-related diseases, road traffic claims, stress related illnesses and multi-party claims involving allegations of sexual abuse.
Public Authorities: Claims against public authorities, including the police, constitute a major area of chambers’ expertise and often involve human rights arguments. Educational negligence by local authorities and breaches of duties of care in the public sector have led to numerous high profile cases. Other administrative law matters dealt with include judicial review, social welfare and housing law, community care and health and safety.
Professional Discipline & Regulation: Experts in prosecuting and defending in respect of the full range of proceedings, members also sit as legal assessors, committee members and independent commissioners for various regulatory bodies.
Property Litigation: The Property Team is well known for its landlord and tenant and commercial property work. It also deals with real property matters, including land registration, as well as matters relating to agricultural holdings and housing.Members of chambers also handle a range of property damage claims.
Commercial: Commercial law matters dealt with include insurance law and policy disputes; undue influence claims against commercial lenders; contractual claims; sale of goods and partnership law.
Travel: 1 Chancery Lane boasts one of the few dedicated specialist international travel and leisure teams at the independent Bar. The team specialises not only in overseas accident litigation but also in contractual recovery actions against overseas suppliers as well as regulatory compliance.