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Blackstone Chambers is a long-established set, combining formidable strengths in commercial litigation, EU and competition, public international law, administrative public law and human rights and employment, with state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly and open approach to client service.

The set: Chamber's origins are firmly rooted in commercial law with a particular specialism in the conflict of laws and public international law. Its standing has grown as Chambers has become instrumental in the development of public law. The combination of commercial and public law has proved especially valuable in cases involving City regulation and financial services. It has maintained its leading position in public and international law, while also developing its thriving practices in employment and EU and competition law. Chambers continues to expand through organic growth.

Types of work undertaken: Chamber's practice breaks down into the following main practice areas:

Commercial: specialisations include international trade; banking; insurance and reinsurance; carriage of goods; conflict of laws; corporate fraud; financial services; restructuring and insolvency; regulatory tribunals; shipping; defamation; professional negligence; company and partnership; licensing; telecommunications; media and entertainment and intellectual property. Chambers also has a formidable reputation as a leading sports law set.

Public law: work includes advising on human rights, judicial review and public inquiries, both for and against public bodies and regulatory authorities, arising from decisions and areas such as: freedom of expression; equality of treatment; immigration; education; environment; social security; housing; planning; public procurement and local government.

Employment law: experience includes everything from pure contract work to sex, race, disability and age discrimination.

EU and competition: with its ever-growing impact on national law, is an integral part of Chambers√ʬĬô practice.

Mediation: Chambers recognises the increasingly important role that mediation has to play in dispute resolution. Eight members are CEDR-accredited mediators.

Chambers also has a strong tradition of practice in the specialised field of public international law. Several members of chambers are highly experienced in advising in litigation in public international law disputes arising before national and international courts and tribunals.

Blackstone Chambers√ʬĬô has a significant offshore practice, covering many of the key jurisdictions, and with proven expertise in most facets of commercial litigation including: arbitration, asset tracing and recovery, commercial fraud, conflicts of law, financial products and derivatives, funds, insolvency and restructuring, joint ventures, market abuse, mediation and trusts.

Publications: members of chambers have been involved in many publications. For full details see


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