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Barrister & advocacy expertise


Browne Jacobson Barristers understand that making sure you have the right advocate presenting the strongest case possible whilst robustly protecting you and your organisation’s reputation in court is paramount.

Operating in the same way as self-employed counsel, our team of high calibre barristers can be instructed directly by clients or through any of the specialist legal teams at Browne Jacobson to represent for you in court when it matters most.

Our in-house Chambers of practising barristers, professionally clerked, have a wealth of experience acting for public bodies including central and local government, health and education clients, as well as insurers on behalf of large corporate bodies and small to medium sized enterprises.

Approved by the Bar Standards Board to provide the highest quality training and delivery of advocacy through to full Bar qualification via our Pupillage training route, we are also acknowledged as a leading employer by the Social Mobility Foundation. Our team is proudly diverse and driven by industry leading employment practices to improve representative inclusion at the Employed Bar.

Why choose Browne Jacobson Barristers?

As trusted practitioners, our barristers have extensive experience working hand in glove with our solicitor colleagues at an early stage and throughout the lifetime of proceedings, ensuring you always have the highest quality legal expertise.

For more information on how we can help contact Fiona Butler or Claire Smith.

What we do

  • A one-team approach, committed to establishing long term relationships with you and your legal teams to gain an in-depth understanding of your cases and the wider culture and ethos of your organisation
  • Highly experienced practitioners in inquest, litigation and judicial review proceedings across all county and high courts in England and Wales, including specialist courts such as the Court of Protection
  • Specialist tribunal experts in areas such as employment, property, health and social care, special educational needs and disability
  • Support with early settlement and resolution matters
  • A quality, expert, flexible and efficient service at all times.

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What we do...

  • National client base - we act for more than 60 insurance clients, over 150 local authorities (either direct or via their insurers) and over 15 government bodies.

  • 15 dedicated specialists - based in Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Exeter, including 12 fully qualified barristers - one member affiliated with the employed bar committee; one legal advisor to the Tribunal and five trained pupil supervisors.

  • Experienced in handling high profile cases - helping you to minimise reputational risk.

  • One-stop-shop – we offer a unique solution of barristers and lawyers working under one roof, contact us directly by phone, online or in person, for ad-hoc litigation claims, or as an efficient in-house counsel referral service.

  • Complex and high profile inquest proceedings - before Coroners for a number of health and non health organisations.

  • County Court, First & Upper Tier Tribunal and High Court proceedings - including multi-track trials across an extensive range of civil law instructions and challenges to the Court of Appeal.

  • Regulatory & Disciplinary Tribunals - in respect of health, education, industry and workplace safety hearings.

  • Magistrates and Crown Court appearances - acting for both Prosecution and Defence.

  • Proven record of excellence and high quality service - with over 2000 instructions per year handled by our team.

What our clients say....