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A Leading Barristers’ Chambers offering experience, expertise and ultimately excellence

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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.

Tim Parker appointed Queen’s Counsel

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that Tim Parker has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2021 competition.

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The Estate of Brian McAlister (by Angela Suttle, executrix) v. J D Wetherspoon Plc (2022)

Johnathan Payne has been engaged to represent J D Wetherspoon PLC in a claim brought against them by the family of a man who unfortunately sustained serious injury in the Queen of Iceni in Norwich. The case has been extensively reported in…

RH v. (1) Optimum Technical Services (2) SP Power Systems (2022)

Johnathan Payne successfully defended Optimum Technical Services following a 5-day trial on liability in Liverpool County Court.  The claim was heard by William Waldron QC. 

RH brought a claim against his employer (Optimum) and SP Power Systems (the electrical statutory provider) in…

Members of 9 Gough Chambers deliver a successful hybrid Personal Injury Summer Seminar

On 23rd of June, Members of 9 Gough Chambers held a successful hybrid Personal Injury Summer Seminar.

The topics that were discussed during this seminar were:

– Capacity to litigate: traps, tips and tricks…

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The members of 9 Gough Chambers and 1 Chancery Lane have agreed to merge to form a new set that will be known as 5 Norwich Street.

Once the merger is completed in the Autumn, all members and staff from 1 Chancery…

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…

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 Rob Horner or Marketing Coordinator, Milena Zeqo 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)

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