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Our Barristers

9 Gough Chambers contains a cadre of highly motivated advocates with expertise in all of their areas of specialism. They are not only all excellent barristers but you will find them refreshingly approachable and down to earth.


Our Expertise

We are a leading common law set of chambers providing high class advocacy and advisory services across a whole range of areas of law including, but not limited to, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Crime and Family.

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Our Chambers

Widely regard as one of, if not, the leading common law sets in the country. We combine a dedicated sense of pride in the work we do along with a sense of collegiality. Members of Chambers and staff alike enjoy being part of the 9 Gough Chambers family. Watch this video to find out a little more about us.

Andrew Ritchie QC appointed as a High Court Judge

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Ritchie QC as a High Court Judge.

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Esther Maclachlan appointed Circuit Judge for South Eastern Circuit

Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Esther Maclachlan to the Circuit Bench with effect from 1st November 2021. To read more about the appointment please click here.

Esther joined Chambers as a pupil and we are thrilled at her…

James Thacker and Laura Hibberd successfully prosecute OCG that flooded London market with substantial quantities of drugs and used EncroChat

An Organised Crime Group (OCG) operated across London to deliver over 90 different types of drugs during 2020 until their arrest on 22nd February 2021. Upon warrants being executed at various premises in London and a storage unit, almost £2 million of drug…

Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean speak at DEFRA Investigators’ Annual Conference

On 13th October 2021, Eleanor Mawrey and William Dean spoke on prosecutions for fraud and associated matters at a conference attended by investigators from DEFRA Investigation Services (DIS), who investigate suspected criminal offences on behalf of DEFRA’s executive agencies.

Eleanor spoke about…

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Croydon Tram derailment inquest commences

Andrew Ritchie QC and James Byrne instructed by Osbornes Law, and Giles Mooney QC instructed by Furley Page, between them represent all seven families of those who died in the Croydon Tram derailment in 2016 in a 12 week inquest starting on 17…

Tom Little QC instructed to prosecute the Sarah Everard murder and kidnap case

Tom Little QC has been instructed to prosecute the Sarah Everard murder and kidnap case. Tom appeared today in front of the Recorder of London at Wayne Couzens’ first appearance at the Old Bailey. A provisional trial date of 25th October 2021…

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9 Gough Chambers Virtual Pupillage Event

For the last year, 9 Gough Chambers has been unable to offer mini-pupillages because of the pandemic. We remain eager to offer information and advice to those intending to apply for pupillage in future years, and to give a sense of what…

Podcast: From concealed pregnancy to adoption – the legal and practical framework of relinquishing a baby in 2021

The next in our series of Family Law podcasts will be delivered by Kate Lamont and Laura Hibberd: ‘From concealed pregnancy to adoption –the legal and practical framework of relinquishing a baby in 2021’. They will discuss the case law and guidance…

The Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition 2021

9 Gough Chambers are proud to announce the launch of the Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition, in memory of our friend and colleague Aqeel Noorali Aqeel was a talented and dedicated barrister who particularly enjoyed arguing novel points of law.

We want…

Catastrophic Injury – Legal Update & Quantum Update

This webinar was recorded on 22 July. The recording is available for those who wish to view it below.

If you have any questions, please contact Shahram Sharghy and Rob Horner or Marketing Executive Jemma Carver at

Animals Act Update & Litigator’s Update (to include tips and traps)

When: TBC London

Presenters: Esther Pounder & Johnathan Payne

Topic: Animals Act Update & Litigator’s Update (to include tips and traps)

Capacity and the Court of Protection

When: TBC

Presenters: Abigail Stamp and Ed Lamb

Topic: Capacity and the Court of Protection

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