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An impressive set with noted expertise in commercial chancery matters. Instructing solicitors are quick to praise Radcliffe Chambers’ insolvency offering, while its strong bench of barristers also offers considerable strength in high-stakes banking, civil fraud and securities matters. International disputes concerning commercial trusts are also a key area for the team.
(Chancery: Commercial, The Chambers UK Bar 2023)

Radcliffe Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set of chambers handling a wide variety of commercial disputes and international arbitrations both domestically and overseas.

We have a large and experienced team of commercial barristers, with sector-specific expertise across a broad range of areas and industries. Our barristers appear at all levels for parties in large commercial litigation that passes through the UK High Courts, particularly the Commercial Court and Business & Property Courts as well as the Appellate Courts.  From short procedural hearings and injunctions to lengthy multi-month trials our barristers combine their commercial practices with strong expertise in financial services regulatory matters, corporate restructuring and insolvency, fraud and asset tracing, company law, energy, pensions, professional liability, tax litigation, partnership and joint ventures.

Many of our barristers, both KCs and juniors, are recognised by Chambers UK and the Legal 500 not only for commercial litigation but also in the commercial fields of banking and financial services, civil fraud, insolvency, offshore and company and partnership law.  In addition to this some of our barristers sit as Deputy Judges of the High Court and Arbitrators.

Much of our commercial work has an international element and our barristers have specific expertise in disputes of governing law, jurisdiction, the interpretation and effect of cross-border regulations, and the enforcement of overseas judgments. They also have wide experience of acting in respect of pre-emptive and interim applications for, among other things, freezing orders, search orders, pre-action disclosure and injunctions, including injunctions enforcing post-termination restrains in contracts, responding to team moves and restraining misuse of confidential information.

Our barristers provide pragmatic, strategic, tactical solutions to legal problems. Our focus is achieving the best commercial outcome for our clients, whether through a negotiated settlement or following hard-fought litigation or arbitration. Our team are sought after for their commercially good judgment and powerful forensic analysis of difficult legal issues leaving the team well equipped to act in the ever more complex, multi-faceted disputes which affect modern commerce.

Who we work with

We work with clients from a wide variety of sectors, including energy, financial services, insurance, professional services, property, retail, sport, telecommunications and transport. We are committed to understanding the unique issues facing our clients across those sectors and, in particular, the rapidly changing regulatory environment in which we all operate.

We have extensive of working closely with solicitors, Insolvency practitioners, accountants, architects and other professional advisors, both domestically and internationally, priding ourselves on our collaborative approach and accessible style.

Contact us

If you are looking to instruct a commercial barrister, please do not hesitate to speak to our the clerks by calling 020 7831 0081 or emailing

“The clerks are very easy to contact and commercial in their approach to fees.”

“The clerking service is excellent. Fast in terms of communication and very reliable, they offer a great level of service.”

Our commercial barristers

Many of our barristers, both KCs and juniors, are recognised by the leading legal directories for their advice on and advocacy in business disputes.

Whilst our commercial barristers’ chambers are located in London, we work with clients on a national and international scale.

Please click below to view members of our team: