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Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking)

About Us

Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking) is a leading provider of Counsel for Courts and Tribunals countrywide. We offer a friendly, reliable, efficient and cost-effective service in advocacy, negotiation and client care for both our professional and lay clients. You can view our Barristers’ Profiles with the types of work in which they specialize by visiting our Profile Page.

All our Barristers are Authorised and Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (‘the BSB’).

Our Barristers’ fees are on a fixed fee basis for Hearings and Conferences and either fixed fee or hourly rate for reading and drafting work, depending upon the complexities of the case, time required for preparation and travel and will be clearly set out in writing before instructions are accepted. The timescale for your case will depend upon the complexities, time required to review all paperwork and information, availability of Counsel and parties involved, hearing dates, court deadlines and the approach by the parties generally.

Please note that Foregate Chambers no longer undertakes CFA or Legal Aid work.

Some members are qualified to take instructions direct from the public under the Public Access Scheme. A Directory of participating barristers together with an explanation of how the Public Access Scheme works can be found on the Bar Council website Here

The BSB’s Barristers’ Register shows (1) who has a current practising certificate and (2) whether a barrister has any disciplinary findings, which are published on the Barristers’ Register in accordance with their policy. The link to the Barristers’ Register page Here

Should you feel dissatisfied with our services, please see our Complaints Page explaining how this can be addressed.

We cover many aspects of Law, including :-

Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking) provides Counsel for Courts and Tribunals countrywide. Our Barristers are based in the following areas of the UK and will travel wherever required:  

Barrister Profiles

Julia Vaughan


Sheila Aly (2002)

Public Access, Civil, Employment, Family, Immigration, Mediation (Commercial & Family)

Neeta Amin (1990)

Public Access, Civil (including Road Traffic Accidents and Credit Hire, Crime (inc Road Traffic), Employment, Family, Immigration

Nicholas Baker (1980)

Public Access, Family, Divorce, Matrimonial Finance, Children and Child Care, Contested Divorce, Nullity and Foreign Jurisdictional Issues

Milena Bennett (2012)

Public Access, Higher Rights Advocate since 2008: Civil, crime (including motoring law), Family, Prison, Immigration

Simon Collingham (2011)

Public Access, Civil, Crime (Defence), Road Traffic

Michael Conlon (1984)

Public Access, Civil, Crime, Employment, Human Rights, Immigration, Road Traffic, Family

Ann Crighton (2015)

Public Access, Higher Rights Advocate Since 2000, Crime, Road Traffic

Jam Gazzain (2018)

Public Access, Chancery, Family (Children & Finance), General Civil, Immigration & Asylum, Property, Landlord & Tenant

Robert Haggis (1980)

Public Access, Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Crime, Family, Road Traffic Offences

Jonathan Hill (1997)

Public Access, Civil, Family, Landlord & Tenant

Julian Hunt (2005)

Public Access, Civil, Crime

Annie Ives (1994)

Public Access, Family Law

Maura Logan (1971)

Public Access, Crime, Family, Immigration, Personal Injury

Robert Mackenzie (1996)

Public Access, Chancery (inc Insolvency, Probate, Trusts), Tax (esp Direct Taxes, Trusts), Commercial, PI (inc Credit Hire), Landlord & Tenant

Sam Mahmud (1996)

Family, Human Rights, Immigration and Asylum 

Karen Parker (2001)

Public Access, Chancery, Civil, Crime, Employment, Family , Land and Property, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Tort

Soraya Pascoe (1991)

Public Access, Civil, Commercial/Finance, Crime, Employment, Family, Human Rights, Immigration, Regulatory Work and Tribunals, Sports Law

Anis Rahman OBE (1990)

Public Access, Aviation, Banking & International law, Civil & Criminal Litigation, Commercial law, Defamation, Discrimination law, Employment, EU Law, Human Rights & Judicial Review, Immigration & Asylum, Landlord & Tenant, Road traffic

Ismet Rashal (1992)

Public Access, Chancery, Civil and Common Law, Crime, Family, Immigration

Zia Rahman (2006)

Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Road Traffic

Thomas Restell (1976)

Public Access, Crime, Road Traffic

Suman Sharma (1994)

Public Access, Benefit Fraud, Education Tribunal, Immigration, Social Security Tribunal

Angus Stewart (2002)

Public Access, Civil, Road Traffic Accidents, Infant Settlements, Crime

Neil Treharne (2001)

Public Access, Civil, Chancery, Crime, Drafting, Employment, Immigration

Philip Worrall (2001)

Public Access, Civil, Common, Crime, Family, Personal Injury, Road Traffic, Immigration

Contact Us

Foregate Chambers (BC)
2 Bronte Drive,
DY10 3YU

TELEPHONE:  07760 766152


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What our Clients are saying about us

I attended mediation where Gavin Purves of Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking) acted on behalf of the potential Claimant. I was truly impressed with his professionalism, knowledge of the law and his composure throughout. He achieved a better than predicted result for our client in very stressful and highly emotional circumstances.
Trainee Solicitor of The Legal Practice, Middlesex ​
We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service provided by Foregate chambers. We instruct them on a regular basis throughout the country.Foregate chambers offers a friendly and flexible service, which is crucial in the modern Criminal Justice System. Julia will always be in a position to offer the right Barrister for each case, even at short notice. The dedication of Foregate chambers towards client care sets them apart from others in their field.We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
"Foregate Chambers saves the day...again! That’s three times I’ve used you and three times you got the right and just result. You always have the right people for the right job  👍.Alistair Mitchell was A1 - now there’s an Order which I never thought we would get.  Can’t thank you and Alistair enough.
Neil H
“I have found Foregate to be extremely professional and have been very happy with the service provided by the company.”
Claims Handler at Bromley Holcroft Ltd
"I would just like to thank you for the hard work Mr Simon Collingham has done in representing me at court, after months of anxiety over my charge of failing to produce a specimen for analysis, Mr Collingham was, to say the very least, a true professional and a pleasure to meet even under such stressful circumstances, and his attention to every detail made the difference in having the trial dropped or me getting charged with something I felt strongly I should never have been.  Again, I thank you for your efforts and good luck with all your future cases.
My appreciation and gratitude to Counsel, Mr Michael Conlon: his professionalism, patience and ability to deal with such a case that gave him nothing to work with, was absolutely amazing and excellent in every way. Although the CPS displayed inefficiencies and some incompetence, I don't believe the result would have been achieved without Mr Conlon's persistence and great attention to detail. I can't thank him enough!”
"I have instructed Foregate Chambers now on a number of occasions and have found the service I have received to be consistently excellent. There is always someone available to help, even at short notice and Julia Vaughan who clerks Foregate goes the extra mile to help put my mind and therefore my client's mind at rest. I look forward to continuing to work with Foregate in the future."
Neil Coombes
Director, Neil Coombes Solicitor Ltd and Consultant Solicitor at Waring and Co Solicitors
"For a few, there are times in your life when, unfortunately, you need to turn to legal counsel for assistance.  Foregate Chambers advised us through the legal process via Direct Access, and we felt confident and safe in their hands. We view Gwynn Price-Rowlands as a valued and trusted advisor and have no hesitation in recommending the team at Foregate as our legal counsel of choice!"
Anne & David Hawkins
"At the court hearing, MAJ Law provided an amazing barrister.  His professionalism, advice, patience and ability to deal with such a case, was excellent in every way.  There is no way I could have argued with the prosecutor and police witness, who seemed to be surprisingly getting support from the court!  To them, I was guilty.  My barrister's persistence, great attention to detail, and unwillingness to allow any unfairness, is what won the case.  I cannot stress how grateful I am and that this was his win.” 
Client JAA
“I have found Counsel Mr Nicholas Baker to be incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and approachable whilst working with him on a Direct Access basis. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing valuable advice in complicated family matters. I have worked with numerous solicitors and legal advisors over the years and Mr Baker's attention to detail and care for his clients is second to none and very refreshing. Highly recommended. HP”
Anne & David Hawkins