Dere Street Barristers' Chambers

Welcome to Dere Street Barristers, a set with a difference. Shortlisted for the Legal 500 2015 awards in both the"Regional/Scottish Set 2015 and Clerking/Practice Management - UK wide" catagories.

The mighty Roman road and trading route that stretched from York to Edinburgh – Dere Street
– is today the name of the North East’s largest set of barristers’ chambers. With offices in York
and Newcastle, Dere Street’s growing portfolio of national and regional clients has access to
the most comprehensive range of services available.

Under the leadership of John Elvidge QC, Head of Chambers, our near 100-strong team of QCs and barristers provides the highest quality services across the full spectrum of law, regularly serving clients based both in the North of England and across the UK.

We welcome instructions from solicitors, commercial organisations and government bodies.

We are also able to accept instructions direct from lay clients under Public Access Rules.

We are proud of our heritage and strive to promote and fulfil the expectation that in all
matters of service and advocacy Dere Street today is the route to excellence.

Dere Street provides the very highest quality services to professional and lay clients both in the North of England and across the UK. Our near 100-strong team of barristers enjoy a reputation for excellence across the full span of law. Chambers were delighted to be shortlisted for the Legal 500 2015 awards in both the Regional/Scottish "Set" and Clerking/Practice Management - UK wide" catagories

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