About Us

Who Are Demstone Chambers?

We are a Direct Access Barristers chambers regulated by the Bar Standards Board. We are specialist family lawyers, and can help with Children Act proceedings and financial remedies proceedings. We also specialise in immigration and human rights law, including family-related immigration matters, and nationality matters. Other areas of practice include employment law.

We provide services to members of the public and solicitors through the Bar Standards Board’s direct access scheme. Our approach is to work closely with clients to secure good outcomes. We are based in Milton Keynes and London, though we help clients from all parts of the UK.

Whether you need quick advice or have a complex problem, we can help. For members of the public looking for a Direct Access Barrister, we can offer segmented legal services. This means that clients who feel confident in managing their legal issue themselves can use our services for specific issues only, and thereby keep legal costs at a lower level. Alternatively, we are happy to provide a full range of services to clients in the conventional way whereby we assume responsibility for the whole issue.

We can provide a range of services including: advising clients generally on strategy, drafting legal documents (e.g. family court documents such as Child Arrangements Orders applications, Form E financial declaration forms, position statements, and skeleton arguments) and appearing in courts and tribunals, for example, at Dispute Resolution Appointment hearings, fact-finding hearings, final hearings, and appeal hearings).

Whether you are looking for a family lawyer, an immigration lawyer, or an employment lawyer, our direct access barristers can help. We bring a high level of expertise to every case we are involved in.

Further information on our chambers team can be found below.

Our chambers team includes experienced immigration, employment and family law Barristers, OISC accredited immigration representatives, and chambers assistants (some of whom are law students working towards a career in legal practice).

Our Team

For more information on the individual barrister's profiles, please click on their image below

Our Services

Demstone Chambers is led by specialist Barristers, supported by a team of OISC accredited immigration representatives and chambers assistants.

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