Our purpose and values

Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 by a group of independent-minded barristers who broke the constraints of tradition by moving out of the Inns of Court and pioneering new standards of excellence. Their commitment to first-rate legal expertise and equality of access to justice and human rights remains at the heart of Chambers. 


Our purpose

  • To represent our clients to the highest professional standards.  

  • To use our expertise in criminal, civil, public and international law, including all aspects of human rights law and civil liberties.  

  • To promote access to justice, human rights and equality. 

Our values

We are committed to: 

  1. Representing people most in need; 

  2. Protecting human rights and civil liberties; 

  3. Securing equality, diversity and inclusion; 

  4. Striving for justice and protecting the rule of law;

  5. Acting in an environmentally responsible way.