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Oriel Chambers

Chambers of Richard Bradley

Work 0151 236 7191
Fax 0151 227 5909
Liverpool, Preston

‘Oriel Chambers meets the market very well and houses some excellent Counsel’ (The Legal 500); ‘… well clerked and administered in Liverpool is Oriel Chambers’ (The Legal 500).

The set: Established in 1965, Oriel Chambers is a modern and progressive set, highly regarded for housing some of the most renowned and experienced practitioners on the Northern Circuit. Combined with chambers’ dedicated clerking and administration teams, Oriel has the ability to adapt rapidly to diverse and demanding markets. Its aim is to provide an approachable, efficient and cost-effective service of the very highest standard. A commitment to excellence is the hallmark of its approach.

Types of work undertaken: Civil law: Oriel Chambers has a strong reputation for personal injury, disease and clinical negligence work. Its members provide experience and strength at all levels and in all areas of civil practice. Clients range from individuals, companies, insurers and public bodies including NHS trusts, local authorities and the police. A number of the barristers are members of the Treasury Solicitors’ Regional Panel. Conditional fee work is also accepted in appropriate cases.

Commercial and chancery: the commercial and chancery team offers a dedicated and efficient litigation and advisory service. The team prides itself on high-quality, commercially focused, specialist advice and representation to individuals through to blue-chip companies, not only in the North West but throughout the country. Regular clients recognise that London is not the only centre that can meet their specialist needs.

Family law: family and matrimonial law are at the cutting edge of the social and economic changes taking place in society. The Oriel Chambers family team recognises this. It provides a specialist service, which is both sympathetic to the client’s needs and aspirations, while providing practical and constructive advice to its solicitors. Members of the team undertake all aspects of public and private law, and a number are recognised to be among the most experienced practitioners in these spheres. Chambers is prominent in ‘big money’ financial relief cases.

Criminal law: members of the team provide excellence in advocacy across all areas of criminal law, including homocide, offences against the person, drugs and drug trafficking, fraud, sexual offences and theft. These are just some of the areas the team is instructed in on a regular basis, by both defence solicitors and the crown prosecution service.

Employment law: regarded on the Northern Circuit as one of the leading chambers for employment law, members of the team regularly act for both the private and the public sectors, appearing throughout the country before tribunals, the EAT and Court of Appeal. Members are also regularly instructed to appear at internal disciplinary meetings and appeals. Clients range from individual, or groups of employees, to corporate bodies, in-house legal teams, trade unions, public authorities and NHS trusts.

Regulatory law: in the 21st century regulatory law is an area of increasing concern and importance. The team is known for its work and expertise in all aspects of this field both in the criminal and civil jurisdictions. In criminal cases appearing for both prosecution and defence. Areas of specific expertise include statutory nuisance, waste management, water pollution, contaminated land, air pollution, sewerage, meat hygiene, health and safety, and environmental offences.

Mediation: trained by the Academy of Experts, Oriel Chambers’ mediation team is one of very few within Liverpool and the North West. It is able to offer services in all civil and commercial disputes, whether within court proceedings or otherwise. Insofar as practicalities are concerned, chambers can offer facilities for mediation.

Above material supplied by Oriel Chambers (Chambers of Richard Bradley).

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