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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.

Recent experience

Giving evidence remotely at a Coroner’s inquest – guidance for clinical witnesses


This film aims to help clinical witnesses to prepare for giving evidence remotely and to illustrate how best a witness can help the Coroner and the family during a remote inquest hearing.

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Legal updates

Advocacy in Action: school places during a national pandemic

Our team of qualified barristers will be reflecting on their extensive experience at hearings before Courts and Tribunals nationwide to identify key issues and lessons for education providers, considering the issue of claims arising from school placements during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Advocacy in Action: Inquests, suicide and self-harm

The Browne Jacobson team of barristers are celebrating their 10th anniversary in December 202 and will be reflecting on their experience at hearings before Courts and Tribunals nationwide to identify key issues and lessons for schools and education providers.

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Legal updates

Canary Wharf (BP4) TI Ltd and others v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch)

The High Court has ruled in a highly significant case that a tenant’s lease is not frustrated by Brexit.

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Legal updates

London Borough of Southwark and another v Transport for London - Supreme Court decision

Back in 2017 we wrote about the case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London [2017] EWCA CIV 1220 that had just been heard in the Court of Appeal.

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Advocacy in Action: Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPO)

The issue of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and the importance of education providers to act promptly.

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Landlord and tenant inspections - getting the evidence right

In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.

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