“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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We are looking to recruit an established CoP practitioner

Chambers is looking to recruit an established CoP practitioner (2+ years call), with significantexperience in CoP health & welfare work, to join our existing team. If you would like a confidential conversation regarding this position or Chambers generally please contact our designated CoP Clerk Sarah Gibson or our Head Clerk Phil Paxton on 0344 335 […]


New pupillage vacancies are now live!

Dere Street is excited to announce that it is now advertising pupillage vacancies through the Pupillage Gateway Portal. Adverts go live TODAY, Monday 27th November 2023 for pupillages commencing October 2024 and October 2025! Chambers invites candidates to use https://www.pupillagegateway.com/for-applicants.html for details and to apply. To view our Pupillage Policy please click here.


Liam O’Brien prosecutes successful author for aggravated harassment of fellow writer.

A woman stalked an award-winning author after the pair met at a creative writing course, even pursuing the victim to America and threatening to kill her pets in a terrifying ordeal that lasted for 15 years. For full media coverage please click here. If you would like to instruct Liam or any members of the […]

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