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DWF Chambers

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DWF Chambers is an expert, quality, streamlined advocacy service, operating as an alternative to the external Bar and traditional chambers - saving you money and making communication easier.

How we can help

Operating much like an in-house set of chambers, with a dedicated clerking team, DWF Chambers understand that getting the best results from advocacy relies on specialist understanding and up-to-the-minute experience. That's why DWF Chambers is separated in sub-teams, drawing together experts in personal injury, occupational health, employment, dispute resolution and commercial including commercial landlord and tenant and real property, professional indemnity and costs applications.

DWF Chambers accepts instruction directly, as well as through DWF Law LLP. Whether you need someone to conduct telephone or in-person court hearings, in all courts across England and Wales, or support with drafting, our commitment to providing the very highest quality legal expertise, at a reasonable cost, sets us apart from other chambers.

Our expertise

We offer expertise across all types of hearings:

  • Multi Track Trials
  • Fast Track Trials
  • Small Claim Hearings
  • CCMCs
  • CMCs
  • Interim Application Hearings including Show Cause Hearings and Relief from Sanctions Applications
  • Costs Applications and Detailed Assessments
  • Disposal/Stage 3 Hearing and Infant Approvals
  • Appeal hearings
  • CRU Appeals
  • Tribunals

Want to find out more about DWF Chambers?

Personal injury

 
Personal injury

The Personal Injury and Costs team is led by Frances Lawley (barrister, 2007 call).

We cover the work of a variety of teams within DWF, including Cat PI, Occupational Health, Motor, Fraud and Costs, providing a full service including advisory, drafting and advocacy work as well as attendance and representation at ADR.

We are able to accept a wide range of instructions from very high value catastrophic personal injury matters down to volume work such as representation at stage 3 quantum hearings.

Unlike traditional chambers, our ‘in-house’ nature means we are able to draw on deep and broad sector understanding from our position within the firm. Our team members sit alongside specialist solicitors, as well as a range of in-house connected services, providing a seamless client experience. This allows us to deliver the very best representation at rates competitive with the external Bar.

Working alongside DWF’s award-winning insurance team our PI/insurance team members bring market-leading insight, deep legal expertise and a seamless client service. Our innovative in-house structure supports this in a way traditional chambers can’t. By working alongside many solicitors and claims specialists, as well as Medical and Rehabilitation managers, iForensic (our forensic accountancy service) and in-house collision investigation experts, we’re able to develop a better cultural understanding of the case, as well as improving its day-to-day management.

Our team members are skilled in drawing in sector-specific understanding of claims ranging from RTA and motor claims, through to NIHL and disease claims, EL/PL, product liability, police and prison claims. We have particular expertise in handling interlocutory matters, fraudulent claims and matters relating to costs and case management.

Employment

 
Employment

Our employment law team members represent both employers and employees at all levels of tribunal and Court across England, Wales and Scotland on a wide range of employment claims.

With a particular specialism in advising on discrimination claims unfair/wrongful dismissal, misconduct, and regulatory matters. In addition to advising on and leading internal disciplinary proceedings, our team members understand the sensitive and complex elements within every employment law case.

Unlike traditional chambers our ‘in-house’ nature means we are able to draw on deep and broad sector understanding, from across DWF, in particular in the education and public sectors. Our team members sit alongside specialist solicitors (as well as taking external instruction), providing a seamless client experience. This allows us to deliver the very best representation at rates competitive with, and often lower than, the external Bar.

Real Property

 
Real Property

Stephen Pritchett spent over 30 years at the external Bar as predominantly a property specialist before joining DWF as Head of DWF Chambers. He was recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading individual in real estate litigation outside London. His experience ranges from the County Court to the Court of Appeal and covers matters such as property development work : advices on covenants and easements etc, commercial landlord and tenant work : 1954 Act renewals [especially in the retail sector] and dilapidation claims, ranging to private client claims for injunctions etc arising out of neighbour type disputes over boundaries and covenants.

 

Insolvency and Company

 
Insolvency and Company

Our team act in a range of Insolvency applications across England & Wales. Our team members are regularly instructed in applications for the extension of the Company's administration term and possession and sale applications.

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