Drystone Chambers is recruiting practitioners at all levels in the areas of criminal defence and prosecution both in London and on the South Eastern, Midland and Western Circuits.

Drystone is committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from outstanding practitioners from all backgrounds.

We welcome applications both from individuals and from groups of practitioners.

If you are a practitioner who is looking to return to practice after a period of time away, our clerks will manage your return in a supportive and flexible manner.

We are particularly keen to recruit senior practitioners over 10 years call who may be looking to expand their practices with a view to making applications for Silk in the next few years.

To discuss matters informally in absolute confidence, please contact our Chambers Administrator, Russell Burton-Lawrence, on 07971 285 796 or by email to russell.burton-lawrence@drystone.com.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to the Head of Chambers, Allison Summers KC, please send an email in the first instance to Allison.Summers@drystone.com.

Benjamin Disraeli famously said “There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics”. However used correctly numbers illuminate the truth; here are some about our criminal justice system.

Cases awaiting trial in Crown Court

Number of criminal barristers (approximately)

Percentage of the Judiciary who are women

Percentage of women in population in England and Wales

"Drystone Chambers is a 'go-to set' with excellent barristers and a good depth of counsel."

The Legal 500 2023

"Drystone Chambers is sufficiently large to offer a range of counsel with various specialisms to cover most courts in England and Wales."

The Legal 500 2023

"They have a depth of talent and expertise,"

Chambers & Partners 2023

"There are very experienced clerks who communicate efficiently and effectively and keep us informed."

Chambers & Partners 2023

"They are a well-organised clerks' room. They are quick to help and have lots of experience."

Chambers & Partners 2023

''Drystone Chambers is a good reliable set"

Legal 500 2023

"The Clerks are helpful and experienced"

Legal 500 2023

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