9 Gough Chambers has grown to become a leading national and international common law set of chambers known for its core strengths in advocacy, drafting and advisory work. We continue to be at the forefront of change in the legal profession and have the experience, knowledge and the people to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions to our client’s complex legal challenges. Our clients include solicitors, local government, central government, corporate bodies, individuals and government agencies.

We provide a wide range of legal services including:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection
  • Crime & Fraud
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law (including private and public)
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Local Government
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Law
  • Professional Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory

Members of chambers frequently appear in high value and significant cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Crown Court, in tribunals, and before professional disciplinary panels. We also provide a specialist team of experienced mediators and arbitrators to assist in the resolution of disputes.

Client service and teamwork are the cornerstones of all that we do. We recruit and nurture the strongest and broadest array of legal talent and expertise necessary to meet our clients’ needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced legal market.

Members are supported by a dedicated and experienced team of clerks and professional service staff to manage the clients’ requirements and to meet them in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Anti-Racist Statement

9 Gough Chambers is committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We applaud the Bar Standards Board’s Anti-Racist Statement of November 2020, to which we  add this Statement of our own.

9 Gough Chambers has, for many years, recognised the need to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity.  Under the leadership of former Head of Chambers Grahame Aldous QC, who led on this for the bar, equality and diversity training became mandatory for our members and staff and this is written into our constitution.

We recognise that, if our recruitment methods result in a chambers which is not representative of the society in which it is located, that is not only unfair, but also bad business: it means we are missing out on talent.  We see anti-racism as a core business function of our set.

But we recognise that we need to go further.  We are therefore committed to taking positive steps to move against racial inequality in our chambers:

  1. We have set up an anti-racism committee which will seek to draw together the experience and skills of members and staff dealing with discrimination and racial inequality.
  2. We will bring in external expertise where we find we lack it.
  3. We will provide anti-racism training to all members and staff.  This will take us further than our equality and diversity training has done so far.
  4. We will modify the way we recruit new members, pupils and mini pupils.
  5. We have signed up to the 10,000 Black Interns programme and will be welcoming two interns during the summer of 2022.

We will update this statement as we progress.  Please check back on us later in 2022 to see how we have done.

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