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Head of Chambers: Richard Booth QC
Chambers Director: Andrew Meyler
Senior Clerk: Matthew Phipps
Tenants: 75

THE CHAMBERS 1 Crown Office Row is recognised as one of the top 20 sets in the UK and a leader in civil and public law. A striking feature of the set is its breadth of work and the diversity of its clients, which include individuals, small businesses, large corporations, NGO’s and the Government. 1COR has a stellar reputation for advocacy, high-quality advice and a top drawer client service from the team of clerks, led by Senior Clerk Matthew Phipps. Barristers are known for the versatility of talent and expertise that underpins all of their work. 1COR has a pre-eminent reputation in health law, including its clinical negligence and personal injury practice, and regulatory work for medical organisations and individuals. Members appear in significant and high profile public and private inquests and inquiries, tax, costs, immigration and environmental law are specialist practice areas. 1COR’s members frequently appear in landmark cases in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Courts. 1COR’s well established UK Human Rights Blog and podcast, Law Pod UK, are a widely used resource for people wanting insight into the hot topics of the legal world. 1COR Members recently launched a Quarterly Medical Law Review to keep clients up to date. Members are active in various specialist bar associations, a wide range of charitable initiatives, including Advocate, Freebar, FRU and is a ‘Platinum Friend in Law’ as well as encouraging diversity at the bar through an assessed mini-pupillage and Sutton Trust events.

WORK UNDERTAKEN Members are recognised as leading practitioners in healthcare law including clinical negligence, personal injury, professional disciplinary, negligence and regulatory proceedings, public enquiries, abuse compensation and inquests, human rights, immigration, environmental law, sports law and multi-party actions with costs and tax practices. 

The Inquest Book, Halsbury’s Laws on Coroners, Cremations and Burial, UK Supreme Court Yearbook Vol. 9, Information Rights, Same Sex Marriage & Civil Partnerships, Online Law Encyclopaedia, Ethics for Advocates Manual, Dictionary of Law, Personal Injury Handbook, An Introduction to Human Rights and the Common Law, Civil Court Precedents, Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims, Value Added Tax, Commentary and Analysis, Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process, Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law, Fitness to Practise: Health Care Regulatory Law, Principle and Process, Clinical Negligence - A Practitioner’s Guide, Contributory Negligence, Civil Partnership, Human Rights and the Common Law.

RECRUITMENT More details on 13 mini-pupillages and at least ten assessed mini pupillages on 1COR’s website.


Richard Booth QC (1993) (QC-2013)

Robert Seabrook QC (1964) (QC-1983)

Stephen Miller QC (1971) (QC-1990)

Philip Havers QC (1974) (QC-1995)

Guy Mansfield QC (1972) (QC-1994)

Retired/ Associate Tenant

Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC (1974) (QC-1999)

Paul Rees QC (1980) (QC-2000)

Margaret Bowron QC (1978) (QC-2001)

David Balcombe QC (1980) (QC-2002)

David Hart QC (1982) (QC-2003)

Martin Forde QC (1984) (QC-2006)

William Edis QC (1985) (QC-2008)

Angus McCullough QC (1990) (QC-2010)

John Whitting QC (1991) (QC-2011)

David Evans QC (1988) (QC-2012)

Marina Wheeler QC (1987) (QC-2016)

Henry Witcomb QC (1989) (QC-2016)

Owain Thomas QC (1995) (QC-2016)

Jeremy Hyam QC (1995) (QC-2016)

Clodagh Bradley QC (1996) (QC-2016)

Peter Skelton QC (1997) (QC-2016)

Oliver Sanders QC (1995)

Shaheen Rahman QC (1996)

Sarah Lambert QC (1994) (QC-2018)

Sarabjit Singh QC (2001) (QC-2018)

Neil Sheldon QC (1998) (QC 2019)

Robert Kellar QC 1999 (QC 2019)

John Gimlette (1986)

Andrew Kennedy (1989)

Martin Downs (1990)

Giles Colin (1994)

Sydney Chawatama (1994)

Justin Levinson (1994)

Richard Smith (1999)

Christopher Mellor (1999)

Matthew Barnes (2000)

Cara Guthrie (2000)

Iain O’Donnell (2000)

David Manknell (2001)

Suzanne Lambert (2002)

Judith Rogerson (2003)

Amy Mannion (2003)

Robert Wastell (2004)

Richard Mumford (2004)

Rachel Marcus (2005)

Leanne Woods (2005)

Pritesh Rathod (2006)

Caroline Cross (2006)

Matthew Donmall (2006)

Michael Paulin (2007)

Amelia Walker (2007)

Isabel McArdle (2008)

Matthew Hill (2009)

Alasdair Henderson (2009)

Claire McGregor (2009)

Natasha Barnes (2010)

Matthew Flinn (2010)

Rory Badenoch (2010)

Paul Reynolds (2010)

Lois Williams (2012)

Jim Duffy (2012)

Dominic Ruck Keene (2012)

Jessica Elliott (2013)

Hannah Noyce (2013)

Michael Deacon (2014)

Rhoderick Chalmers (2014)

Emma-Louise Fenelon (2015)

Gideon Barth (2015)

Jo Moore (2015)

Jonathan Metzer (2016)

Charlotte Gilmartin (2015)

Rajkiran Barhey (2017)

Michael Spencer (2017)

Thomas Beamont (2019)

Darragh Coffey (2019)

Alice Kuzmenko (2018)

Henry Tufnell (2018)

Rosalind English (Academic Cosultant)

Duncan Fairgrieve (Academic Consultant)