“Dere Street Barristers is a first rate organisation,

offering outstanding service”

Why Choose Dere Street

We are a thriving multi-disciplinary set of approximately 100 barristers including Silks and Junior Counsel.

We offer specialist advocacy, advisory and drafting expertise at every level of seniority.

We are committed to delivering high quality legal services locally and nationally.

Our dedicated and experienced civil, criminal and family clerking teams make the process of instructing us simple with a straight-forward, user-friendly, approach to ensure that clients receive the standard of service they require.

We have modern conference facilities at our staffed premises in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and York.

In the increasingly competitive market for legal services, Dere Street stands out as one of the leading barristers’ chambers in the country with many members of Chambers ranked in the major legal directories.




Our areas of expertise


Providing the highest quality service in a friendly, approachable and results-focused manner.

Dere Street Barristers a set with a difference!


All members of Chambers (barristers) are regulated by the

Bar Standards Board

Latest News

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Calum McNicholas represents 16-year-old acquitted of false imprisonment and robbery at Durham Crown Court.

Following a 5-day jury trial, a 16-year-old was unanimously acquitted by the jury of false imprisonment and robbery. He was remitted back to the youth court for sentence in respect of an offence of aggravated vehicle taking.  Calum joined Dere Street Barristers in October 2023 following the successful completion of his pupillage and appears for […]


Katy Watson scores a goal for England U19’s.

Chambers are delighted that our Criminal Clerk Andrea Eccleston’s daughter scored a goal for England under 19’s Ladies, in a thriller of a game, which ended in a ten nil win against Lithuania in the England Womens U19 Euro’s group stages. We wish Katy all the best with her exciting career.


Save the date for the ‘Not the Jordans’ Financial Remedies Day Conference with His Honour Judge Edward Hess as Keynote Speaker

You can pre-register your interest HERE and if you wish to secure your place you can make a payment as follows: Early Bird Payment of £85 before August 6th Thereafter £95 PER PERSON Wednesday, 6th November 20240845 – 1700All Saints ChurchAkenside HillNewcastle upon TyneNE1 3UF£95.005 CPD Hr(s) This link can also be used to register more than one delegate. […]

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