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We pride ourselves on our ability to assess a client's legal needs; we appreciate and understand the pressures of the modern day legal environment and we work with clients to provide the most suitable expert for the issues in hand.

Established for well over 60 years, Chambers' origins are firmly rooted in commercial law. Our standing has grown over the years as Chambers has become instrumental in the development of human rights and public law. We have maintained our leading position in public international law, while developing our thriving practices in employment and EU and competition law. The nature of our practice has evolved and become increasingly multi-jurisdictional, designed to meet the needs of the legal market in the 21st century.

“By virtue of the chambers being Blackstone, you automatically have confidence in the barrister.”

Our quality is recognised and endorsed. Blackstone Chambers and its individual members are identified in the legal directories (Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and others) as being leaders or highly regarded in our main areas of practice. 

"Blackstone Chambers is an outstanding civil set fielding a multitude of talented silks and juniors. “You can’t go wrong if you choose Blackstone,” the “standout set” for public and administrative law cases, enthuse sources. As a well-established commercial set, the group is regularly instructed in some of the country’s highest profile litigation. […] The extensive expertise of Blackstone’s barristers is matched by the set’s clerking and administrative teams, who are “forward-looking and modern in the way that they clerk.” One source attests to the reputation and standing of the set: “By virtue of the chambers being Blackstone, you automatically have confidence in the barrister.”" - Chambers UK 2016

Advocacy development

Blackstone Chambers' reputation is founded upon the quality of our specialist advocacy and advice.  We focus on developing our home grown talent and we have seen the benefits of a rigorous selection procedure for junior tenants, which has ensured the recruitment of talented, multi-disciplined individuals well able to provide the strength and depth of legal expertise required in today's legal market.

We place great emphasis on junior tenants acquiring as much advocacy experience as possible in their initial years of practice. We reinforce this with a heavy investment in advocacy training in-house, and provide for a planned structure for the career development of each new tenant. 

As well as transferring skills internally, we also provide a programme of specialist seminars for our clients. More information is available on request. 

Equality & diversity information

Blackstone Chambers is fully committed to the principle of equality of opportunity without discrimination on grounds of colour, race, disability, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or political persuasion.

Since December 2019, Blackstone Chambers has commissioned the use of the Rare Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) for our mini-pupillage and pupillage recruitment processes. Rare is a multi-award-winning diversity company using big data to map the social, financial and educational background of candidates and make sure that brilliant candidates are identified and given the chance to flourish. According to Rare, 61% more disadvantaged candidates were hired when organisations adopted the CRS. This also enables Blackstone Chambers to pursue legitimate interests of fair recruitment (Article 6(1)(e) GDPR).

Blackstone Chambers has carried out a survey in accordance with the Bar Standards Board Handbook Rule rC 110.3  The Rules require Chambers to publish a summary of its diversity data monitoring exercise, carried out every three years. 

Questionnaires were sent to all barristers, pupils and staff on 23rd July 2020.  Response is entirely voluntary.  Approximately 90% of those receiving the questionnaires participated in the return.  The data summarised is based on responses received and may not reflect the position what could have applied if all those eligible to participate had chosen to do so.

Total response numbers may vary between categories where individuals have chosen to respond “prefer not to say” in relation to certain questions.  

For more information, please see the attached document above.

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