A barrister's chambers or barristers' chambers are the set of professional rooms used by a barrister or an association 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".
In England and Wales, New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong, chambers may refer to the rooms used by a barrister or to an association of barristers, especially in the Inns of Court. Barristers are not employed in a law firm but associate fraternally with each other, sharing the burden of costs, in a set of chambers. They are legally considered to be self-employed. 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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