In these unprecedented times, all staff are now working remotely. Please contact clerks directly via team emails or their contact telephone numbers.
A full list of contact details can be found here.

For further information please contact James Farmer, Chambers Director on 07384 463 028 or at

Welcome to Cornwall Street

We are one of the leading sets of Barristers’ Chambers with over 50 Barristers practising in and around Birmingham, Oxford and Shrewsbury. We provide strength and experience across a wide range of legal disciplines with expertise in a number of specialist niche areas.

For over 50 years we have continued to provide an unsurpassed level of client care with approachable and business-like Barristers and an efficient and friendly Clerking Team. Solicitor clients from all disciplines benefit from quick turnaround of advisory work, transparent and clear fee structures and the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with Members of Chambers. We work in partnership with solicitors to achieve the best outcome for the client whatever the nature of the case, whatever the stage of the litigation. We have developed a quality assurance programme which ensures the maintenance of high levels of service to the client.

Our Barristers’ practices fall within one or two of the core practice groups within Chambers, namely the Criminal Team, the Family Team, the Civil Team and the Regulatory Team. Each team comprises Barristers of diverse seniority and experience but of universally high quality in advocacy, drafting and advisory work.

Our Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board and their regulatory details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register.

Civil Law

Including Commercial, Chancery, Property, Employment, PI & Clinical Negligence.

Family Law

Advice and advocacy relating to Children, Family Finance & Court of Protection.

Criminal Law

Prosecuting and Defending all types of offences at every level.

Regulatory Law

Including Judicial Review, Professional Discipline, Immigration, Sports & Coronial Law.

Latest News

20 May

Vicarious Liability: Some Recent Decisions

Nicholas Kennan briefly looks at some recent decisions regarding vicarious liability. Cases of vicarious liability are always difficult because they generally ...

19 May

Appointment of Rebecca Keeves and Simon Bradshaw as Deputy District Judges

Cornwall Street Barristers is delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Keeves and Simon Bradshaw as Deputy District Judges. Simon and ...

18 May

Don’t Lien on my Motorcycle – Sheianov v Sarner International Ltd and the law of lien

Simon Bradshaw considers recent guidance from the High Court as to what involves ‘work on goods’ sufficient to give rise to ...