We are renowned for our public law expertise, with members regularly appearing in high profile cases of strategic importance before all courts. This includes judicial review, governmental and other inquiries, tribunal proceedings, disciplinary proceedings involving public bodies and statutory appeal work.
Cornerstone Barristers has some of the most highly regarded barristers in the planning and environment sector. Our barristers combine specialist expertise with exceptional market knowledge to deliver strategic legal solutions. From our offices in London, Birmingham and Cardiff we advise a wide range of clients from large property developers and public bodies through to small businesses and individuals.
Cornerstone Barristers' housing team is at the forefront of housing law and is recognised as a leading housing set by all the major UK legal guides. What sets the team apart from competitors is members' cross-sector expertise which means they are able to advise on all aspects of a case, including interlinking issues such as the Children Act, Adult Social Care, Immigration rights, Capacity and Court of Protection work.
Cornerstone Barristers' licensing team is at the forefront of advising, training and educating across the whole field of licensing, including alcohol, entertainment, gambling and taxis. Clients of Cornerstone Licensing get access to some of the smartest licensing brains in the land allied to Cornerstone's brand of friendliness and devotion to the cause.
Chambers has been providing advice on data protection issues long before it assumed the public spotlight. That long involvement for both private and public sector clients, whether advisory or in litigation, enables the team to give swift, practical advice in this highly technical area.
Our team of property barristers covers all aspects of property law, including real property and commercial and residential landlord and tenant. We regularly appear before the higher courts and specialist tribunals on behalf of major landowners, developers and landlords. We have in depth experience of acting for local authorities and registered providers in complex property matters, as well as for private companies and individuals.
Commercial and business litigation covers numerous branches of the civil law. Our commercial litigators cultivate wide practices, enabling them to discern and resolve all the legal issues that any one dispute may raise. Our commercial expertise is further complemented by our experience in leading regulatory law cases.
Our barristers have been instructed in some of the most complex and high profile inquests and inquiries in recent years, both in the UK and further afield. We act for local and central government, public bodies, companies, insurers and private individuals on inquests and inquiries across a broad range of areas.
Our barristers are regularly instructed in high profile and complex cases before the Court of Protection. With significant experience in the related areas of health and social care and social housing, the team is able to comprehensively advise clients at short notice or on an emergency basis, across the full spectrum of Court of Protection issues.
Our team represents clients in the Court of Protection, the Administrative Court and the Supreme Court in the full spectrum of health and social care matters, including adult and child social care, mental capacity and mental health law. We act on behalf of local authorities, healthcare providers, hospitals, families and individuals.
What others say about us
"Absolutely excellent. I always get a first-class service. I'm always confident they have the expertise in the field and the people I come across have always been very easy to deal with"
"It is always delightful and a pleasure to work with the barristers. They recognise your needs and ensure that those needs are met"
Chambers and Partners 2019
"Their approach to collaborative working with solicitors is pioneering"
The Legal 500 2020
"You are a great chambers filled with pleasant, experienced and expert barristers. The admin/clerks team are also always helpful and easy to liaise with"
"Good continuity in planning and local government work, combined with practical knowledge"
Chambers and Partners 2021
"They’re always approachable, from the QCs down to the juniors…they’re very friendly, just a really nice bunch"
"A friendly clerking service able to resolve issues very efficiently"
Chambers and Partners 2021
"The clerks are very accommodating and friendly. The service provided by the clerking team is consistently prompt"
Chambers and Partners 2020
"They can get to the heart of the issue quickly and provide very clear advice"