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Carmelite Chambers rebrands to ‘Mountford Chambers’


Carmelite Chambers has rebranded to Mountford Chambers.

Fresh leadership and management, along with modernisation and growth of chambers’ core practice areas has prompted the name change and reinvigorated business values that herald in a new and significant era for chambers.

Mountford Chambers is a specialist criminal, regulatory and public law set that is founded on principles of integrity, equality and representation for all. Located in London, the set works both nationally and internationally representing a broad range of lay and professional clients. Chambers is recommended in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 who describe them as “Very well run, full of exceptional barristers and KCs.”

The name Mountford has been chosen after Edward William MOUNTFORD, the late 19th/ early 20th century architect who designed the Old Bailey in London. The current main building block was designed by Mountford and completed in 1902. Its architecture is recognised and protected as a Grade II listed building, and it was one of Mountford’s final projects before his death in 1908.

Head of Chambers, Chris Henley KC, said “The name Mountford is synonymous with excellence, dependability and longevity – values with which chambers closely aligns. Our KCs, Barristers and Clerks are united by a shared vision of delivering a client service that is focussed on absolute excellence, assuring clients of forensic, strategic, and vigorous representation that gets to the heart of the case and the minds of judges and juries.”

Senior Clerk Ben Heaviside, who joined the set last year, said “We are also excited to be welcoming several new and talented barristers to our burgeoning team. Their addition to chambers further enhances and strengthens our offering to clients who can expect dynamic and strategic barristers, whose advocacy is of the highest quality.”

A video featuring head of Chambers, Chris Henley KC, can be viewed here.

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