Traditional Chambers with a Modern Approach

Welcome to the Barristers’ Chambers of Julian Smith. We are a thoroughly modern and efficient set that provides first-rate and effective advice and court representation in the best traditions of the historic and internationally renowned Bar of England and Wales.

Our services are accessed via the trusted route of experienced litigation solicitors, and directly under the terms of the Bar Council’s Direct Access Scheme by appropriate persons in less complex cases where it may be more economical to do so.

  • Solicitor instructed
  • Direct Access available in less complex cases
  • Results orientated
  • Cost conscious
  • Reducing complexity
  • Avoiding litigation where possible
  • Initiating litigation while keeping doors open
  • Expert tacticians
  • Charming under fire
  • Appropiately fearless and robust when required, avoiding alienation
  • Humanity
  • Empathy


Clients’ Quality Assurance

Our barristers attract private, often highly remunerative work as well as publicly funded work which provides quality assurance for all our clients. In the unlikely event a matter cannot be started or continued in-house, our clerks will be happy to recommend and arrange suitable cover from the other barristers they clerk who are known to us.

Commitment to Justice for All

We share the Bar Council’s commitment to ‘Justice for All’ as can be seen from our abovementioned competitive fees and continuing proud acceptance of publicly funded work. It can also be seen from our support for Brixton Legal Centre and Unity Child Support Centre at Effra Road Chapel where our annexe with free parking, LIFC South, is based for the convenience of our clients living and working south of the river.

  • Free online legal updates and notice of CPD and other LIFC events
  • Contact us for the latest information

We combine traditional and internet chambers’ administration to gain the advantages of both without the disadvantages of either. We do not carry any expensive dead weight in premises or personnel. Through flexible premises, we are able to provide prestigious accommodation second to none of any of our competitors. We offer an online library in all our core areas of practice in addition to the resources of the Inns of Court.