A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law.
Who We Are
Gatehouse Chambers is a successful, award-winning commercial barristers chambers with a reputation for high quality legal expertise, excellent administration and an approachable, business-focused style. This is consistently recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
We are recognised as a leading chambers for training, winning the Legal Cheek Best Chambers for Training Award 2019. We are committed to providing first class facilities and in 2021 moved to state of the art modern facilities.
Types of work undertaken
We are a market leader in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, winning awards for our work in these areas. In July 2021 we took on our current name having discovered its predecessor name (Hardwicke) was associated with a former Lord Chancellor who supported slavery.
Our main practice areas are:
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
We are progressive, forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of innovation in the legal market with members ranked in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in all our main practice areas. While legal excellence is at the forefront of all that we do, we pride ourselves on our approachability and inclusivity and this philosophy follows through to pupillage.
Your pupillage will provide you with the experience you need to take a commercial and strategic approach to your own cases and building your practice. Our objective is to provide you with excellent training and exciting and challenging opportunities in an ambitious, supportive and collegiate environment. From day one you are part of our team. We invest in our pupils and want you to succeed. We involve our pupils in every aspect of Chambers’ life including social events, meeting our clients and attending professional development and marketing events.
We are proud winners of Legal Cheek’s Best Chambers for Training Award 2019 and also won the Best Facilities Award at the 2022 Awards.
We offer an award of £75,000 of which £15,000 may be drawn down during your BPTC year for pupillage starting October 2025.
We will cover the cost of compulsory training courses which you undertake as a pupil.
Further, once you become a member, we offer guaranteed earnings of £40,000 for your first year in practice and £50,000 for your second year. This is intended to be a safety net and we expect our new members to earn well in excess of these figures. We operate the scheme so that you are able to plan and budget safe in the knowledge that you have a guaranteed monthly income during your early years.
Our Core Values
Our core values are central to everything we do.
We strive to provide the highest quality service to our internal and external clients.
We deal with our clients and each other straightforwardly, honestly and with respect.
We welcome feedback on the service we provide and will enthusiastically use that feedback to improve what we do.
We want to build on and maintain our strengths as a modern, innovative, dynamic, efficient and effective organisation.
We aim to provide a friendly, happy and fulfilled workplace for everyone who works with us: staff, pupils, barristers and contractors.
We are proud of the corporate social responsibility initiatives we undertake, our inclusive culture and the diversity of our staff and members.
We will continue to promote equality, diversity and inclusion for people from groups traditionally under-represented in the legal workforce, particularly in our recruitment and in opportunities we can give to others.
We will continue to place emphasis on wellbeing of all (in the sense of thriving not just surviving) and to promote family friendly policies for members and staff.
We celebrate the work Gatehouse Chambers does in training and developing the careers and progression of members and staff.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that our organisation behaves in an environmentally friendly and ethically sustainable way.