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Firm Profile

1 Crown Office Row

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Temple
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4Y 7HH

Firm profile submitted by 1 Crown Office Row

THE CHAMBERS One Crown Office Row is a long-established civil set providing advisory and advocacy services with a pre-eminent reputation for its clinical negligence and healthcare practise, its expertise in public law & human rights and its professional disciplinary work. 46 Members practice from an Annexe at Crown Office Row, Brighton. Established over 60 years ago, this is a leading civil set whose reputation for quality is reflected in the fact that it counts among its Members and former Members the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, four Lords Justices of Appeal, and three former Chairmen of the Bar. Clients receive high order advocacy and professional skills from barristers and a friendly, client-oriented and efficient service from its staff. The set occupies a prominent building in Temple with modern IT, conference and video-conference facilities. It runs a widely-acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog at and the unique free Human Rights Update website at

WORK UNDERTAKEN Members have been recognised as leading practitioners in all aspects of healthcare law, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquests, professional disciplinary proceedings, public and administrative law, public inquiries, human rights, immigration and asylum, employment, professional negligence, costs, tax, matrimonial finance and environmental law. They also have successful practices in multi-party actions, technology, construction and sports law. Chambers has a team of 16 accredited mediators, 13 of whom are silks.

PUBLICATIONS Members of Chambers are either authors or co-authors of, or contributors to The Inquest Book, Information Rights, Same Sex Marriage & Civil Partnerships, Online Law Encyclopaedia, Ethics for Advocates Manual, Dictionary of Law, Personal Injury Handbook, An Introduction to Human Rights and the Common Law, Civil Court Precedents, Public Inquiries, Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims, Value Added Tax, Commentary and Analysis, The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process, Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law, Fitness to Practise: Health Care Regulatory Law, Principle and Process, The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process, Clinical Negligence - A Practitioner’s Guide, Child Abuse Compensation Claims, Contributory Negligence, Civil Partnership, Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury Handbook, Professional Negligence and Liability and Human Rights and the Common Law.

RECRUITMENT Up to two pupils are taken annually for 12 months. The set is a member of Pupillage Gateway. Applications for a third six month pupillage are usually invited in June.