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Thomas More Chambers is a leading set of barristers’ chambers, providing outstanding quality advocacy and advice to individuals, businesses and governments.




In light of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) ballot results, the government’s proposals on the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme will now be accepted. We respect the outcome of the ballot and will now accept instructions in all cases. We thank our instructing solicitors for their support throughout our action.

The closeness of the vote reflected the widespread concern at the continued underfunding of legal aid work, and signals that this must be seen just as the beginning, not the end, of pressure being exerted to ensure that the professions and society have the justice system we deserve.



We offer advice and representation across a wide range of legal market sectors, acting both nationally and internationally.

We are energetic innovative and service-orientated.

Many members of chambers can be instructed on a direct access basis.


LEGAL 500 2017:


 Punching well above its weight, Thomas More Chambers is a common law set with an excellent array of barristers and an enviable international practice. The clerks are first rate’; ‘they go above and beyond to assist counsel, the instructing solicitors and ultimately, the client. In particular, chief clerk Stuart Sellen is a pleasure to deal with and provides a bespoke service, and senior civil clerk Craig Brown is efficient and helpful – nothing is too much trouble for him. Senior criminal clerk Clifford Strong is also a key contact. 


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Desiree Artesi 

wins landmark judgment in Privy Council with wide reaching effects in administrative law. AG of Antigua & Barbuda v Isaac [2018] UKPC 11

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Fiona Edington, Puneet Rai and Simon Reevell successfully defend Army instructors accused of abusing teenage recruits. A major Court Martial was halted after the Judge was persuaded that the Military Police investigation was so flawed that the defendants could not fairly be tried, and there was insufficient evidence. News Report here





David Gottlieb secures acquittal for London bus driver Daniel Creagh at his Old Bailey trial on terrorism charges. A convert to Islam, Creagh was prosecuted for possession of the widely-available 1970's published book "The Anarchist Cookbook". Max Hill QC, Independent Terrorism
Reviewer has promised a review of the circumstances of the case.


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