Barristers Chambers in Leicester | 2 New Street Chambers

Leicester’s Specialist Family and Civil Law Barristers Chambers

Welcome to 2 New Street Chambers

With a long-established tradition of providing a positive, enthusiastic and professional service, 2 New Street Chambers is one of the oldest and most reputable sets of Barristers Chambers in Leicester and indeed on the Midland Circuit.

Providing expert legal representation for both direct access clients and solicitors, the barristers at 2 New Street Chambers offer specialist civil and family law advocacy and advice and often appear in courts in Leicester and 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.

2 New Street Chambers is located in a beautiful part of Leicester, an area steeped in legal history and a stone’s throw away from the discovery site of King Richard III as well as the historic cathedral.

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.


New Street Recruiting for 3rd Six Pupil
New Street Chambers has a vacancy for a third six pupil seeking a pupillage of six months duration with the opportunity to apply for a full tenancy during or at the conclusion of the pupillage. The work that can be expected will encompass all aspects of family and children together with common law civil litigation, the emphasis being on advocacy. A member of Chambers will be assigned to the third six pupil as a pupillage mentor. This third six months pupillage is unfunded and the successful candidate will be expected to generate their own income, and will have ample opportunity to do this.

Applications should be made in writing including a full cv to Sally Barnett, Head of Chambers, New Street Chambers, 2 New Street, Leicester, LE1 5NA marking the envelope “Third Six” or by e-mail to

Mr Steven Gasztowicz QC becomes Published Author
Scamell and Gasztowicz on Land Covenants has now been published. Written by Steven Gasztowicz QC, this is a new edition of Professor Scamell’s major textbook, which has been the leading work on the subject since its publication in 1996. This now covers restrictive and positive covenants, planning obligations and freeing land from restrictions.

Memorial to be held for Vivian Chapman QC
A memorial service will be held for Vivian Chapman QC, former door tenant of these chambers at Lincoln’s Inn Chapel on 30th April  2018 at 5pm.

The Sad Passing of His Honour Hugh Mayor QC
We were sad to learn of the death on 17th July of His Honour Hugh Mayor QC, a former member of Chambers. Hugh was a leading member of the Leicester legal community, first as a barrister and then as a Judge.

2 New Street Chambers Supporting the Children’s Charity, Dot Com.
Chambers is pleased to announce it is supporting a second charity this year. The Dot Com children’s foundation is committed to empowering children and is dedicated to building children’s self-worth and values to ensure they reach their full potential. Its programme is a universal safeguarding tool supported by the Home Office and is used in schools and other settings.

Chambers will be participating in a number of fundraising events throughout the year to support this most worthy of charities. For more information about Dot Com and how you can help raise money for their cause, please click here.

Chambers to lend its support to Loros
2 New Street Chambers has announced that it is going to support a separate charity every year moving forward. For 2016 the chosen charity is Loros, the hardworking and highly deserving County based charity specialising in hospice care and family support.

Chambers is very excited about raising money for such a noble cause and, as well as housing a collection tin, will be participating in varying fund raising events throughout the year. We’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Chambers Says “Goodbye” To Chloe
On Thursday 25th February Chambers said goodbye to Chloe after three years of service. She starts her new job and adventures with LEX and we all wish her the very best for the furure.

Hannah Fountain Accepts Invitation to Join Chambers
Hannah Fountain has completed her pupillage and accepted an invitation to join Chambers. Hannah has already developed a busy family law practice and we all wish her continued success.

Ben Leuty Joins as Senior Clerk
We are delighted to announce that Ben Leuty has joined us as Senior Clerk. As many may remember, Ben started his clerking career with us some years ago as junior Clerk before moving to Chambers in London where he was responsible for clerking criminal, civil and family teams of barristers. Ben has now returned to us and looks forward to continuing his clerking career in his hometown of Leicester.

New Street Sponsor “Women in Law and Business in Leicestershire”
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 Involved in Special Magna Carta Service
Chambers were proud to be involved in the Magna Carta service which was held on 13th September 2015 at Leicester Cathedral. Our Head of Chambers, Sally Barnett, together with Steven Gasztowicz QC, joined the judicial and Legal Procession into the Cathedral at 3pm. This special service, organised by the sheriffs of Leicestershire and Rutland, was 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