1 Crown Office Row, the Chambers of Richard Booth QC, is recognised as one of the leading sets in the UK, particularly in the fields of civil and public law. Our commitment to excellence has led to an equally dedicated and diverse client base, which includes entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations, NGOs and local and central Government.
1 Crown Office Row has a stellar reputation for advocacy, court-craft, and specialist advisory work. Our barristers are known both for their forensic expertise and the versatility of their talent, which underpins all of their work. Matthew Phipps, our Senior Clerk, leads a dedicated team of Clerks who provide a top-drawer client service. Legal 500 describe the clerking team as ‘definitely the benchmark for other sets’.
Members practise in a broad range of Civil Law specialisms including Health Law, Public Law, Professional Discipline, Professional Negligence, Inquests, Public Inquiries, Human Rights, Environmental Law, Immigration, Tax and Multinational Torts. Our Brighton annex offers extensive experience in Civil, Criminal and Family law.
Members regularly appear in many of the most significant and high profile Inquests and Inquiries, both public and private. Recently, this has included the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Paterson Inquiry and Hillsborough Inquests.
Tax, Costs, Immigration and Environmental Law are specialist practice areas for a large number of 1COR members, who have been involved in many of the leading cases in these areas in the European Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
1COR’s online presence includes our award-winning UK Human Right’s blog, which is one of the most visited resources for people wanting to understand Human Rights in the UK. 1COR’s Law Pod UK is a regular pod cast series that gives up to date analysis of high profile legal cases, and is available on iTunes and Audioboom.
1COR takes plays a full part in the affairs of the legal community. Our members are active in the various specialist bar associations and Chambers belongs to and sponsors a wide range of charitable initiatives. We provide financial and professional support regularly to the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit and we have been designated by them as a “Platinum Friend in Law”.
We recognise and fully support the need for diversity in the workplace and 1COR has a dedicated Equality & Diversity mini-pupillage scheme. Chambers supports initiatives such as Freebar.