About Cornerstone Barristers
"Extremely responsive, good at meeting tight deadlines and excellent at finding solutions to difficult problems."
(Chambers and Partners)
"The overall level of service is very high. Whether you're dealing with the clerks or the barristers, they will always do their best to meet the clients' requirements. It's a really polished outfit."
(Chambers and Partners)
As a major set of barristers chambers, we are acknowledged as leaders by all the main legal guides.
We pride ourselves on providing first class advice and representation in Planning, Public Law, Housing, Property and Regulatory Law.
We have held BarMark accreditation since 2009. Last year we were proud to be nominated by Chambers & Partners for Client Service set of the year.
In our most recent feedback survey our clients said we were approachable and personable, while delivering excellent client care and first-class value for money.
We act for more than 300 local authorities; private developers and public development agencies; and third party objectors. Much of our work involves high-profile projects.
We accept work through:
• Professional client access
• Licensed access
• Direct public access
• Direct instructions from lawyers based outside the UK
Cornerstone barristers work all over the UK - as well as our London Chambers we have offices in Wales.
Our members act across the globe but particularly in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the West Indies. We have extensive expertise in the application of EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Many members have held or currently hold part-time judicial appointments, sitting as legal assessors on various disciplinary boards and tribunals, including the RICS, the Lands Tribunal, Commissary General to the Diocese of Canterbury, the Adjudication Panel of England & Wales and sporting bodies' dispute resolution panels. Members also sit as arbitrators and have acted as Treasury Counsel.
We have consistently been recognised in the Chambers Bar Awards: Anthony Scrivener QC was awarded a lifetime achievement award and Mary Cook has twice been the Winner of the Chambers and Partners Environment /Planning Junior of the Year Award
We recognise that the judicial process is rarely a pleasant experience. We’ll try to make it as painless as possible by giving you a personal, efficient and cost effective service.