Guildford Chambers is a progressive, multi-disciplinary set of barristers, uniquely positioned to provide competitive and effective advocacy for individuals and businesses in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and the South East.

Our growing portfolio of clients value that we work with them as an extension of their team, and we endeavour to build strong and successful working relationships. We operate a system of specialist practice groups which ensure you receive the best advice and advocacy from your chosen barrister.

Our barristers and experienced, responsive clerking team share an uncompromising attitude to quality and client service with a sensible approach to cost.

 

Hannah McSorley – “Hannah is very understanding and supportive of clients. She listens and never rushes the client, allowing them to always feel in control. She is very supportive to work with.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Dominique Gillan – “Dominique is an extremely hardworking barrister who will go above and beyond for a client. She is meticulous with her work and has great attention to detail, especially in very complex children’s cases. Her attendance notes are clear, and her position statements are always well presented with clear arguments.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Suzanne Kelly – “Suzanne is impressive in all aspects and is highly experienced. She applies meticulous and thorough preparation to every case. She is extremely approachable and reassuring to both lawyers and clients.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Fiona Griffin – “Fiona manages to combine legal brilliance with a quick wit and lightness of touch. She knows the papers inside out, puts her lay clients at immediate ease and is highly respected by the court.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Christine Julien – “Christine has real attention to detail and thoroughly prepares cases. She is an expert at cross-examination and great at building an effective working relationship with the client.”

Legal 500 2023

 

George Coates – “George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Rowan Morton – “Rowan is phenomenal – putting tremendous effort into the detailed preparation of the case. She is resilient, challenging, articulate, persuasive, eloquent, known to ask clients the right questions and grappling with every piece of information provided.”

Legal 500 2023

 

Janet Haywood – “ Janet is a very safe pair of hands. The empathy that she shows for her clients, particularly vulnerable parents facing difficult care proceedings, means she is always a go to option. “

Legal 500 2022

 

Hannah McSorley – “ Hannah is extremely thorough in her preparation and grasps the principle issues very quickly. She has a lovely easy manner with lawyers and clients alike. 

Legal 500 2022

 

Andrew Austin – “ Clients feel at ease with him and are impressed by his ability to think quickly on his feet. “

Legal 500 2022

 

Christine Julien – “ A meticulous and articulate advocate. Her knowledge of her cases, and of her clients’ aims, is a pleasure to see. “

Legal 500 2022

 

Fiona Griffin – “ A sensible barrister. A safe pair of hands who is prepared to fight. “

Legal 500 2022

 

Dominique Gillan – “ She is truly a pleasure to watch in court and is precise, thorough and succinct when putting forward her client’s case. “

Legal 500 2022

 

Claire Shrimpton – “ Claire is an excellent advocate. She communicates with clients in a warm and friendly manner, while remaining professional and clear in her advice. ’

Legal 500 2022

George Coates – “He is known for his reassuring manner and for being forthright and pragmatic in delivering his advice.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Claire Shrimpton – “Totally professional but sympathetic towards her clients and with thorough knowledge of her subject.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Janet Hayward – “Her combined strengths are superb skills as an advocate, a wide-ranging knowledge of the issues and law in child cases and an empathy for the client’s position.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Christine Julien – “She is highly experienced, has excellent manner with clients and deals with her cases calmly and with confidence.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Dominique Gillan – “Always extremely well prepared, very good with the client and not flustered by an angry opponent, she is particularly good with matters involving businesses.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Fiona Griffin – “She gives down-to-earth advice and is good with the clients, putting them at their ease.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Rowan Morton – “Extremely knowledgeable in property and commercial litigation as well as diligent, thorough and detailed.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Hannah McSorley – “She has good sound knowledge on complicated children cases.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Andrew Austin – “A talented junior with formidable client care skills.”

Legal 500 – 2021

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