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.

 

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

“George Coates is a strong advocate in court who delivers robust advice when needed.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Fiona Griffin is a safe pair of hands who puts clients at ease.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Claire Shrimpton specialises in public and private law children issues.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Janet Hayward is a skilled advocate whose knowledge and experience can be relied upon in children law cases.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Christine Julien is robust, pragmatic and fantastic with clients.”

Legal 500 – 2020

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