About Chambers

Colleton Chambers was started in Exeter in 1971. As such it is the longest-established set of barristers’ chambers west of Bristol.

Chambers is forward-thinking and has a modern approach to its clients, with strength in advocacy and providing sensible, timely advice.

Whilst members practise principally from Bristol to the west of Cornwall, we deal regularly with work in London and at the other end of the Western Circuit. For local solicitors we are happy to appear in any part of the country.

Our aim is to offer clients an easily accessible and approachable Bar, capable of being part of a team and working to the highest professional standards.

Those who know us are used to a warm welcome and will receive from the Clerks’ room a frank appraisal of the experience of any member of Chambers.

You will find details of the areas in which we as a chambers practise and a profile of each of the members in the following pages.


Colleton Chambers is currently seeking applications from both:

  • experienced Grade 4 RASSO List approved criminal practitioners; and
  • criminal practitioners of more than 7 years call

in order to meet its existing and growing caseload of heavyweight RASSO and defence work. All applications will be treated in strict confidence and should be sent to Nikkie Browning, Criminal Team Clerk.