2 New Street provide specialist civil & family law


Welcome to 2 New Street Chambers

2 New Street Chambers are one of the oldest sets of Chambers on the Midland Circuit. We have a long-established tradition of providing a positive, enthusiastic and professional service. Members of 2 New Street provide specialist civil and family law advocacy and advice. Chambers are located in a beautiful part of the city, an area steeped in legal history, a stone’s throw away from the discovery site of King Richard III and the cathedral.

Members of Chambers provide legal representation at courts across the country. Furthermore, Chambers have dedicated conference facilities to enable consultations to be conducted within Chambers. Alternatively, if it is more convenient to professional and lay clients, Members of Chambers can attend conferences not only at New Street Chambers but at instructing solicitors’ offices.

Members of Chambers also provide direct access professional services to the public on a case by case basis.

New Contractual Terms
As from 31st January 2013 the terms upon which members of Chambers will accept instructions from Solicitors (or other persons authorised and regulated by the Law Society or the SRA), in privately funded cases are changing and will be as set out in The (New) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012, unless alternative terms have been agreed in particular cases. The new terms can be found here.


We have 2 pupils training in Chambers, John Hardcastle and Hannah Fountain. Both are now undertaking their second six months of pupillage and we wish them every success.

Chambers were delighted to provide sponsorship for the “Women in Law and Business in Leicestershire” event held on 18th August 2015 at the Belmont Hotel. A number of members of Chambers attended this event, which involved a number of speakers (including our Head of Chambers) talking about their careers, and enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. Our thanks to all those involved in organising this event, and we look forward to further such events in the future.

Chambers are proud to be involved in the Magna Carta service to be held on 13th September 2015 at Leicester Cathedral. Our Head of Chambers, Sally Barnett, together with Steven Gasztowicz QC, will join the judicial and Legal Procession into the Cathedral at 3pm. This special service, organised by the sheriffs of Leicestershire and Rutland, will be attended by the British member of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and the Queen’s Rememberencer, as well as local judges and magistrates.

Steven Gasztowicz QC has recently written an article on Magna Carta and property law, which appears in the Estates Gazette August edition.

The following link to the Leicester & Leicestershire Family justice board website may also be useful to those visiting our website http://www.llfjb.com/.