Chancery Company and Commercial

Since its establishment in 1989, College Chambers has specialised in civil law. Whatever the legal problem, we can provide a barrister at any level of experience for in-depth, clear advice and advocacy.

We understand that alternative dispute resolution can lead to a swifter, cheaper and more satisfactory resolution for clients and we have wide expertise in mediation and arbitration. We are known for our friendly manner and practical approach, regularly appearing in courts all over the south of England and further afield. Please do not hesitate to contact the clerks' room to discuss your case.

Headed by Head of Chambers Derek Marshall (1980) the team prides itself on its reputation for seeking cost-effective and practical resolutions to commercial disputes. To do this requires not only knowledge of the law but also a fundamental understanding of the client's objectives and business relationships.

We are large enough to provide a comprehensive service to commercial clients of all sizes. Yet, we are small enough to listen and provide careful advice to small traders and partnerships. We understand the pressures of business and the need to be responsive to the lay client. You can expect our barristers to keep you informed at all stages of litigation. We aim to be approachable and friendly; professional clients should always feel at ease to seek advice over the telephone.



Members of Chambers appear in all commercial courts including the High Court in London. We regularly provide expert advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Commercial
  • Chancery and Contractual Disputes
  • Disputes concerning the Sale or Supply of Goods and Services
  • Claims under the Companies Acts
  • Breach of Director's Duties
  • Unfair Prejudice Claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Business Tenancies
  • Disputes relating to rights in and/or over land
  • Matters in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Construction and building disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Trusts

2Members of College Chambers undertake a range of matters including inheritance, trusts and wills disputes, professional negligence cases, breach of contract issues, and shareholder litigation." Legal 500 (2016)


"more than half of the barristers at College Chambers undertake commercial litigation as part of their practices. Areas of expertise include insolvency, professional negligence and wills and trusts." Legal 500 (2015)