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"an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery"

Chambers & Partners

A specialist set with 79 members, including 17 Queen’s Counsel, Old Square Chambers provides advocacy, advice and drafting of the highest quality at trial and appellate level.

The defining quality of Old Square Chambers is excellence. This is the standard we set for ourselves in the delivery of services to our clients, and the criterion by which we assess prospective tenants. Many of our members hold part-time judicial positions, sit on specialist panels, act as mediators, and edit or contribute to leading practitioner texts.

Our expertise covers several areas of law including: employment & discrimination, professional discipline, personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability, environment, health & safety and public inquiries. We also have members who specialise in ADR/Mediation within those practice areas.

We believe in teamwork and establishing long term working relationships with our clients.

Legal 500 2020

The “impressive” Old Square Chambers is “an excellent personal injury set” and “one of the leading employment chambers nationally”. “Their expertise in employment law issues is second to none and they have good coverage at all levels, meaning you can always find the right barrister for the case in question,” said one solicitor. The “capable, efficient, and helpful” clerks’ room provides “a service-orientated approach and goes above and beyond in trying to ensure you have the right barrister for the job; you have the utmost confidence in the clerking.” The team is led by senior clerk William Meade, who is excellent, approachable, leads by example, and he works hard to ensure the practice runs smoothly”. Deputy senior clerk Graham Smith is “accommodating and works hard to find alternative counsel if there is a diary clash”; he and Olivia Moliterno are the “standout performers” in the team. Senior team leader Paul Adams is also of note. Senior clerking assistant Jenny O’Grady, team leader Joe Kallas, and junior team leader Lee Jennings are “thoroughly helpful and professional to deal with, and transparency on fees is another strength”. Also of note is marketing manager Phil Desmondez.

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Old Square Chambers is widely respected as one of the leading employment, personal injury and healthcare sets, both in London and Bristol.  It is known for its unstuffy approach, pro-activity and responsiveness to client needs. Further specialisms include professional discipline, clinical negligence, environment, health and safety, public law and human rights, product liability, motor defence, public inquiries, and mediation/ADR.”

Old Square Chambers is "a great set, filled with talented individuals". In addition, the service is "absolutely first rate" and "the clerks are very professional and always keen to help"

Legal 500

"an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery."

Chambers & Partners
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755


Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532