The No.18 Approach

Committed to clients - Serious about Service - Fair on fees

At No 18 we are committed to providing first class advocacy and advice. We are serious about providing a tailored, personal service, specific to client needs and by being fair, flexible and transparent on fees and working in pro-active partnership with our professional and lay clients.

At No 18 we are committed to meeting your highest expectations by providing

  • Excellence in client care;
  • Clear and robust advice and representation;  
  • A collaborative approach with professional and lay clients

No 18 prides itself on preparation, which is thorough and meticulous. We aim to ensure that our clients feel that their case has benefitted from our skilful, yet sympathetic approach and our commitment to providing a service with the utmost integrity.

We take a practical and commercial approach to litigation and we therefore suggest early involvement of Counsel either by way of conference or preliminary advice.  Our modern and flexible approach enables us to meet our clients’ needs and provide a consistently high level of service.  We are responsive to timescales and in urgent cases, we are able to provide advice at short notice.

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History of No 18

Established in 1947, No 18 Barristers Chambers has been providing advocacy and representation servicing clients for over 60 years.

Our barristers regularly appear in courts across the south of England and London. Since 2010 Chambers has focused its specialisms towards Chancery, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury, Commercial, Employment, Family, Immigration and Property law.

Equality & Diversity

No 18 Barrister Chambers operates an equal opportunities and non-discrimination policy. In all our dealings with others we aim to avoid discrimination against anyone on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, pregnancy or maternity considerations, disability, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, religion or belief, age or gender reassignment. This aim applies to all of our dealings with the variety of people with whom we interact in the course of our professional lives, including, but not restricted to the following categories of persons:

  • Clients
  • Clerks and our other chambers' staff
  • Court staff
  • Instructing Solicitors and their staff
  • Other barristers and solicitors
  • Judges
  • Pupils
  • Recuitment
  • Students seeking work experience and/or mini-pupillages

For a copy of our equal opportunities and non-discrimination policy please do not hesitate to contact our clerks Mark Windebank (Senior Clerk) on 02380 736 812 or e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anti-Racist Statement

No 18 Chambers is committed to promoting diversity at the Bar in accordance with its Statutory duty and in accordance with our Equality and Diversity and Anti-Racism policy we will not discriminate unlawfully against any person.

No 18 Chambers recognises the role we must play in challenging racism and delivering anti-racist practice and we will do our upmost to influence and implement positive change and we will strive to lead by example.

To fulfil our role we have devised and implemented an action plan which includes:

  • Undertaking a survey of all staff to identify their experiences of race at the Bar and within Chambers.
  • Undertaking a race equality audit and analysing the data from such audit in order to improve and update our action plan.
  • Produced an action plan to improve anti-racist practice – including management, leadership behaviours and workplace cultures;
  • Provided Anti-Racism and anti-discriminatory basis to all members and staff at Chambers.
  • Added to our Equality and Diversity Officer’s role to include undertaking the race and diversity role.

In addition to commitments made in the emerging action plan, we will:

Ensure that anti-discriminatory competencies are integrated into our staff performance frameworks, staff inductions and the training of our staff. All staff will attend anti-racism training.

Continue to develop our anti-racist practice and provide direction to the members and staff to do the same.

Data Collection

Members of Chambers, pupils and staff are invited, if they wish, to provide their diversity data as part of the 'Bar Standards Board code and chambers' diversity policy. As we are required to do, we publish an anonymous summary of available diversity data. The purpose of this is to promote transparency in recruitment and employment activities and an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession.

Summary of Data

Data collection was undertaken in 2021 .The summary below is a complete analysis of the entire workforce at No.18 Chambers and the statistics below are based on a complete picture of the entire workforce. Certain information that would identify a person has not been utilised for the purposes of anonymity.

On the basis of the total responses:

  • 50% were women and 50% were men


On the basis of the total responses:

  • 50% were women and 50% were male
  • 100% were white
  • All were between the ages of 25 and 70

Staff including clerks

  • 33.3% were female and 66.6% were male
  • 100% were white
  • All were between the ages of 22 and 55

The diversity of Chambers will be regularly reviewed and updated in accordance with the provisions of the said Code