Chambers (law)

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A barrister's chambers or barristers' chambers are the rooms used by a barrister or a group of barristers.

A judge's chambers is the office of a judge. Certain types of matters can be heard "in chambers". In some jurisdictions, a court room, rather than the judge's actual chambers, are used to hear matters "in chambers". Such court rooms may also be called "chambers".

Barristers' chambers[edit]

In England and Wales, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong, chambers may refer to the rooms used by a barrister or to a group of barristers, especially in the Inns of Court.[1] Barristers are self-employed and associate fraternally with each other, sharing costs and expenses, in a set of chambers. Chambers are administered by barristers' clerks who receive cases from solicitors and agree on matters such as fees on behalf of their employers; they then provide case details to the barristers. There are chambers all over England and Wales; however, the largest concentration of them is in London.

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