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 specialise by visiting our Profile Page. All our barristers are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.

Please note that Foregate Chambers no longer undertake Legal Aid or CFA work. Some members are qualified to take instructions direct from the public under the Public Access Scheme.

An explanation of the Public Access Scheme can be found by Click Here together with a Directory of participating barristers. 

We cover many aspects of law including:-




Company & Partner Disputes

Consumer Credit





Holiday & Travel



Judicial Review

Landlord & Tenant

Local Government

Mediation/Mediation Advocacy


Personal Insolvency

Personal Injury

Professional & Medical Negligence



Property Disputes

Public Law

Road Traffic


VAT Tribunals

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:  




East Anglia

East Midlands







North East



West Midlands


Julia Vaughan


Sheila Aly (2002)

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

Nicholas Baker (1980)

Family, Divorce, Matrimonial Finance, Children and Child Care, Contested divorce, Nullity and foreign jurisdictional issues

Milena Bennett (2012)

Higher Rights Advocate since 2008: Legal Aid, Public Access: Civil, crime (including motoring law), family, prison, immigration

Jayashree Bezzam (1997)

Asylum and Immigration, Civil Litigation, Family, Human Rights, Judicial Reviews, Landlord & Tenant

Dravin Bheemah (2010)

Civil Law, Disciplinary Tribunals, Employment Law

Simone Bowman (2015)

Public Access, Higher Rights Advocate since 2014: Civil, Commercial, Crime, Employment, Family, Immigration, Mediation

Rossano Cifonelli (1998)

Public Access: Chancery, Civil, Crime (Defence), Fraud, Employment, Immigration, L & T

Simon Collingham (2011)

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

Michael Conlon (1984)

Legal Aid, Public Access: Civil, crime, employment, human rights, immigration, indirect taxation, road traffic

Ann Crighton (2015)

Crime, Road Traffic

David Daniels (1995)

Legal Aid, Public Access: Ancillary relief, contact law, defamation, employment, family, landlord & tenant, personal injury, professional negligence

Samantha Davies (2002)

Public Access: Crime, Family, immigration, Property (L&T), Probate, Trust & Wills

Richard Doman (2003)

CPS3, Legal Aid, Mediator, Public Access: Civil, commercial, construction, crime, employment, fraud

Kay Driver (2016)

Higher Rights Advocate since 2008: Crime, Family (finding of fact), Prison Law

Brereton Horne (1999)

Civil, crime, family, general common law, immigration

Julian Hunt (2005)

Legal Aid: 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 (Land, mortgages, trusts), civil, commercial, holiday and travel, tax

Sam Mahmud (1996)

Public Access: Family, Human Rights, Immigration and Asylum

John Mannion (1987)

CPS1, Legal Aid, Public Access: Crime, immigration

Bernadette McGurk (2010)


Alistair Mitchell (1997)

Legal Aid, Public Access: Civil, commercial, common, crime, professional neglegence, employment, family, inquest, personal injury, TLATA, Immigration

Elayne Myers (1997)

CPS Senior Prosecutor: Civil, Crime

Becky Owen (2007)


Soraya Pascoe (1999)

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

Gavin Purves (1979)

Mediator, Public Access: Chancery, civil, planning

Zia Rahman (2006)

Public Access, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Road Traffic

Robert Reid (1992)

CPS, Legal Aid: Civil, crime, family, prison

Thomas Restell (1976)

Public Access: Crime, Road Traffic

John Richards (2015)

Higher Rights Advocate since 2010: Legal Aid, Mediator: Crime

Suman Sharma (1994)

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

Julian Smith (1998)

Legal Aid, Public Access: Family, employment, civil

Dr Iqbal Sram (1996)

Public Access: Employment, immigration, landlord and tenant, personal injury, clinical neglegence

Angus Stewart (2003)

Civil – RTAs / Infant Settlements, Crime

Neil Treharne (2001)

CPS1, Legal Aid, Public Access: Civil, chancery, crime, drafting, employment, immigration

Pauline Walker (2008)

Civil Litigation (Credit Hire, Housing, Insolvency, PI, L&T) Family (Public and Private Law Children Matters)

Keith Webster (2006)

CPS2, Legal Aid, Mediator, Public Access: Commercial, contract, crime, employment, simple PI

Steven J White (1998)

Public Access: Chancery, Civil, Fraud, Company and Commercial, Employment, Insolvency, Land/Real property (L&T)

Philip Worrall (2001)

CPS1, Legal Aid, Public Access: Civil, common, crime, family, personal injury, road traffic, Immigration

Testimonials ... What are our clients are saying about us?

"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

Public Access clients
“I have found Foregate to be extremely professional and have been very happy with the service provided by the company.”

Catherine Johnston

Claims Handler at Bromley Holcroft Ltd
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.

Sophie Jones

Trainee Solicitor of The Legal Practice, Middlesex ​
As a leading motoring defence firm, it is paramount that we provide the highest quality legal advice and representation, inline with our clients' expectations. It is for this reason that we instruct barristers from Foregate Chambers (Barrister Clerking).We have worked closely with Foregate for the past five years, instructing their barristers on a daily basis. Foregate has given us the opportunity to satisfy the demand for our service, without compromising the quality of the representation we provide.Foregate's barristers will often win cases on complex points of law or procedure. They remain in touch with current legal developments and relevant case law and are always happy to provide a second opinion.Some clients instruct us last minute, often the day before a hearing:  Foregate will always make a conscious effort to assist with representation at short notice. Foregate provides a professional, personal and reliable service that sets them apart from others.We have witnessed the development of a first-class, 'forward-thinking chambers' and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to fellow practitioners.

M.A.J. Law Ltd

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.

Forster Dean Solicitors

"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 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.

Jamie J

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!”

KJ at MAJ Law

"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 wanted to thank you for your help and support with my case. I have been really impressed with your service, very organized!  Counsel, Mr David Daniels, got me the result I needed after a very long day in court (we left at 8pm!) and I just wanted to thank you both.

Anna T

“Maura Logan represented me at Crown Court recently and was magnificent!  A very formidable and engaging character! Many thanks.


News & Articles

Tribunal Statistics

The MOJ has published the tribunal statistics for April to June 2018. Here are the key figures: • number of single claims lodged increased by 165% compared with the same quarter last year. Tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017, so this is a reliable figure as April to June 2017 was the last full quarter when […]

First book by Counsel Mr Julian Hunt on law of Houses in Multiple Occupation

Foregate Chambers are pleased to announce the publication of the first book by Counsel Mr Julian Hunt on law of Houses in Multiple Occupation –  The Law of Houses in Multiple Occupation: A Practical Guide to HMO Proceedings by Julian Hunt published by Law Brief Publishing available at This useful primer will be of […]


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