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 Welcomes Its Latest Member

After an extremely successful first and second six pupillage, we’re delight to announce that Miss Rebecca Cross has been taken on as a tenant of New Street Chambers.

In the short time on her feet, Miss Cross has already built a busy practice covering all areas of family law including public and private law children, domestic abuse, financial remedies and Tolata, and has regularly represented parents, Local Authorities and Guardians in both County and Magistrates courts.

Ben Leuty, Senior Clerk, said: “Miss Cross worked extremely hard during her pupillage and in her second six impressed a number of instructing solicitors with her attention to detail, cross examination and client facing skills, to name but a few. I have no doubt she’s going to become a formidable advocate and I’m truly delighted to be able to welcome her to Chambers.”

As well as family law, Rebecca has also gained experience in civil matters, namely freezing injunctions, road traffic claims, small claims and fast track trials.

New Street Pupil to Participate in 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament
New Street Pupil, Rebecca Cross has been selected to participate in the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) which will take place in British Columbia, Canada from 6th to 10th November 2016.

The CYP is an annual event that is held in a different Commonwealth region each year. Up to 66 young people from across the Commonwealth are selected to experience various aspects of parliamentary democracy, participate in educational sessions led by experienced parliamentary officials, take part in parliamentary proceedings including Question Period, and debate and vote on legislation and motions. They will also experience a ‘real-life’ working parliament or legislature.

Formal parliamentary practice adapted from several Commonwealth countries will be followed and the proceedings will be observed under the watchful eyes of experienced parliamentary officials.

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