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We ask that you complete and submit the form below as a first step to providing us with details of your case, so that we may evaluate whether it is suitable for direct instruction and allocate your matter to appropriate counsel. 


Members of a professional body looking to instruct counsel directly should refer to the Professional Discipline and Regulation page and complete the enquiry form provided within.

Knowledge Centre

This section is the hub of practice-related resources provided by members and practice teams within Chambers. They have been categorised as listed below, each providing an insight into the ethos of our members and chambers.


Members of Chambers regularly provide CPD-accredited lectures and seminars for solicitors and law students, which are usually hosted in Chambers. They cover subjects in our core areas of expertise and include recent cases in which we have been involved. Practice teams can also organise bespoke seminars tailored to meet individual client requirements. A list of forthcoming seminars can be found within the Seminars page.


Members are regularly invited as guest speakers to industry-related events and client firms. Chambers often works in association with affiliate organisations such as the Bar Human Rights Committee to host events in chambers.


Here you will find books and handbooks that members of Chambers have either authored, co-authored or edited, in their area of expertise. Many of the textbooks are leading publications for specific areas of practice.


Here you will find articles written by members of Chambers or about members and related areas of practice published in legal journals.

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The information and any commentary on the law contained on this website is provided free of charge for information purposes only.


Every reasonable effort is made to make the information and commentary accurate and up-to-date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by any member of Chambers. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice to any person on a specific case or matter.


You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal advice from a lawyer about your case or matter and not to rely on the information or comments on this site.

Homepage statement

Doughty Street Chambers is home to leading specialist barristers who advise and appear as advocates for clients in courts and tribunals around the world. We practise in crime, civil law, public and administrative law, international law, mediation, and arbitration, frequently in cases invoking issues of human rights and civil liberties. Striving for access to justice, professionalism and excellence is the driving force behind everything we do.

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All specialist teams in Chambers organise CPD accredited seminars and lectures. These focus on new developments in law, tactics and strategies, skills training and best practice. People wishing to attend must book beforehand by contacting our Training Coordinator on 020 7404 1313 or by sending an e-mail to Events.


Training and development is tailored to professional needs. We offer introductory, refresher, intermediate and advanced sessions. Teams conduct training for individual firms on request in Chambers or at solicitor offices.

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