With effect from 31st January 2013 the standard default terms on which our Members have previously offered their services were withdrawn by the Bar Standards Board. The default standard terms under which Members of Cornwall Street Barristers offer services to, or at the request of, solicitors (or other persons authorised and regulated by the Law Society or the SRA) will be the Standard contractual Terms 2012 that have been prepared by the Bar Council.

Please note that in the absence of any other agreement between you and the Barrister these standard terms will govern the relationship between the Barrister and the authorised person.

Standard Contractual Terms

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Purpose of this Policy

The purpose of this policy is to explain how we safeguard the privacy of those who provide us with personal information either through the website or in other ways and to explain how you can view or change the information that we have collected.

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Information collected by us

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The personal information we obtain will be disclosed only to employees, officers, agents or members of chambers only as much as is reasonably necessary for the purpose as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Your rights

You may ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and
b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address). We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

Other matters

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Chambers is committed to providing a working environment in which all individuals who come into contact with Chambers are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. Chambers aims to promote a working environment which is conducive to the professional growth of its members and employees and to the promotion of equality of opportunity.

Chambers will not tolerate any form of harassment. Harassment constitutes professional misconduct and is prohibited by the Bar Council’s Code of Conduct. Harassment on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation or religion is unlawful under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 and the Employment (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003.


Diversity Data

In line with the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules, Cornwall Street Chambers hereby publishes a summary of the data collected in 2016 in respect of gender, disability and race. The information below shows data for both members of Chambers (including QCs and pupils) and employed staff.

All members of Chambers and employed staff were invited to respond to the confidential questionnaire. Those who chose not to respond are included as ‘undisclosed’.

This data is valid as of 23rd June 2016. We are required to publish up to date information every three years.

If you have any questions or queries about this data please contact Simon Bradshaw, Chambers Equality and Diversity Officer (and Diversity Data Officer), on 0121 233 7500 or simon.bradshaw@cornwallstreet.co.uk.


Cornwall Street Barristers 2016

Female 32%
Male 62%
Undisclosed 6%
Disability 6%
No disability 85%
Undisclosed 9%
White 91%
BME* 6%
Undisclosed 3%

Company Details

Cornwall Street Barristers is a trading name of Cornwall Street Limited (Birmingham and Shrewsbury) and Beaumont Chambers Limited (Oxford) whose registered addresses are 85 – 87 Cornwall Street, Birmingham, B3 3BY. Cornwall Street Limited is incorporated in England and Wales under registration number 04174329. Beaumont Chambers Limited is incorporated in England and Wales under registration number 08840163. A full list of members for both companies is available for inspection at each office.