Doughty Street Chambers

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Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers is a British set of barristers' chambers situated in Bristol, Manchester and London's Doughty Street, undertaking criminal justice, public law, immigration, employment, human rights and civil liberties work.[1]

Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 by thirty barristers, aiming to break the mould of traditional chambers by moving out of the Inns of Court. The chambers are now over four times the size with over 120 members, including 29 Queen's Counsels. Geoffrey Robertson is the founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers along with Edward Fitzgerald.[2] Other notable members include Amal Clooney, Louis Blom-Cooper, Geraldine Van Bueren, Sadakat Kadri, Helena Kennedy, Ben Silverstone and Keir Starmer.

In 2007 Bruce Hyman, a trainee barrister with Doughty Street Chambers who had not yet been granted membership, became the first British barrister in 800 years to be convicted of perverting the course of justice.[3][4]


  1. ^ "About Us:Doughty Street Chambers". April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Robertson QC". May 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "A spectacular destruction: How one email led to the downfall of a barrister who had it all" by Paul Bracchi, Daily Mail, 9 October 2007
  4. ^ "Hyman and Doughty Street" by Giles Peaker, blog, 19 September 2007

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