About Us

  • WHO WE ARE

    We are one of the UK’s top civil and commercial sets. We are proud of our reputation in all our fields of work, offering a choice of established specialist silks and a large team of talented juniors. Chambers covers the professional markets in insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, contract disputes, employment law, tax, finance, sport, energy, telecommunications and education.  It has a large and successful team providing advice and representation in personal injury, clinical negligence and health and safety cases. Chambers offers arbitration and mediation services.

    We are large enough to provide in-depth expertise at all levels and take pride in providing a tailored approach to all our clients. Led by Timothy Brennan QC who is Head of Chambers, Devereux is well known for its professional yet client friendly approach and is supported by an excellent business services team led by Vince Plant our Chambers Director.

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  • WHAT WE DO

    We are a modern, dynamic and approachable set of barristers, with a reputation for an outstanding level of service. We provide top class legal expertise to a wide range of national and international clients including employers and unions, underwriters and brokers, accident victims and insurers, airlines and passengers, taxpayers and governments, patients and doctors, parents and schools, students and universities, regulators and utilities, clients and their professional advisers, sports personalities and clubs. All of our clients receive expert legal advice and advocacy of the highest quality.

    The advice we provide to our clients enables them to meet the challenges which arise from new legislation and rapidly developing case law but also delivers a pragmatic solution to problems.

    This website is constantly updated with the latest news from Devereux. 

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  • HOW WE WORK

    Devereux barristers are experienced at working in teams. Not only can they work with professional clients as part of a specialist litigation team, they may work as part of a team with more senior or junior members of Chambers to provide advice and advocacy. Our clerks can provide advice on assembling an appropriate team of barristers.

    Our barristers are perceptive, responsive and easy to deal with and have the support of a professional business services team. We maintain a strong focus on quality control, effective communication and take a partnership approach to working with clients and their professional advisers. We take pride in providing excellent client service.  

    In the Chambers UK 2014 directory, Devereux is commended for the provision of quality Client Service - "The clerking team is one of its strengths; the clerks make a real effort to get to know you and go out of their way to assist." 

    We asked clients, members and staff what we are like “at our best” and the results revealed four key attributes which are reflected in our work:

    We are focused on what really matters

    We demonstrate our commitment by taking the time to understand clients’ goals. We are well prepared, disciplined and in control. Considered, driven and passionate about what we do, we care about outcomes.

    We are commercially astute

    We deliver pragmatic solutions to meet clients’ goals. Clients respect our ability to make complex issues simple and to get to the heart of the matter.

    We possess excellence in depth

    Devereux barristers are skilled, resourceful and effective advocates who are intellectually astute and who provide advice and representation which is clear, precise and of the highest technical quality.

    We are easy to deal with

    We have a reputation for being friendly and unpretentious. We invest time in building and maintaining strong working relationships

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  • STANDARD CONTRACTUAL TERMS

    Individual members of Chambers accept privately funded instructions from authorised persons on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (the Standard Contractual Terms) except where alternative terms have been agreed in writing.

    The Standard Contractual Terms can be found on the Bar Council website.

    Conditional Fee Agreement

    For most CFA cases undertaken by Chambers, members use the latest Association of Personal Injury Lawyers/Personal Injury Bar Association (APIL/PIBA) model agreement.

    Please click here to view the current terms & conditions and CFA template.

    Modified terms can be agreed for the purposes of work being undertaken under a CFA when solicitors are acting under a CCFA. For further information please contact Vince Plant.

     

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  • LEGAL NOTICE

    Administrative, operational and support functions of Chambers are operated through Devereux Chambers Services Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (number 08939089) and limited by guarantee. Its registered office is at Devonshire House, 1 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5DR and its principal place of business is at Queen Elizabeth Building, Temple, London, EC4Y 9BS. Its VAT number is GB 127 1046 46. A list of members may be inspected at the registered office.

    Devereux Chambers Services Limited does not provide legal services. Legal services are provided by the barristers of Devereux Chambers as independent practitioners.

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