64 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XG
DX: 50250 Lewes 4
Tel: 01273 480510
Fax: 01273 483179

Areas of Practice

Our principal areas of practice are crime, family and civil law. We are involved in publicly funded and privately paid work in these various disciplines at all levels, from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court.

Members of Chambers are closely involved with the Bar Associations in these areas of work and are committed to the provision of Continuing Professional Development of the Bar.

Westgate Chambers provides a rolling programme of lectures as a further service to our professional clients. These lectures are accredited by both the Law Society and Bar Council.

Crime

  • Specialist Crime
  • Regulatory
  • Defence and Prosecution

Family

  • Children, including care proceedings involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and/or abandonment
  • Secure Accomodation
  • Adoption
  • Contact and Residence disputes
  • Abduction, to and from England and Wales
  • Relocation, international and domestic
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Divorce
  • Matrimonial Finance
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Child maintenance
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Infant Settlements
  • Injunctions arising from domestic violence
  • Injunctions, e.g. former spouse/partner’s right to occupy the family home
  • Prohibited steps orders, e.g. not to remove a child from a carer, school, country etc
  • Specific issue orders, e.g. change of child’s surname, return of child’s passport etc
  • Court of Protection

Civil

  • Actions Against Governing Bodies
  • Libel
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Negligence (i.e Nursing & Midwifery, General Medical & Dental Medical Councils)
  • Property Law
  • Housing (for tenant & Housing Associations, homelessness, Human Rights)
  • Mortgages, Building, Torts, Landlord and Tenant, Land.
  • Company, Bankruptcy, Insolvency
  • Licensing
  • Probate, Trusts of Land, Inheritance
  • Mental Health

Mediation

  • Commercial
  • Family & Civil
  • MIAMS assessment

 

With effect from 31st January 2013 the Terms of Work on which Barristers offer their Services to Solicitors and the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme 1988 are abolished and replaced by : The (new) Solicitors and the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme 1988 are abolished and replaced by: The (new) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012.

The new Terms will be adopted by all members of Westgate Chambers in respect of all instructions accepted after 30th January 2013, both for new instructions and for matters in which Counsel has been instructed previously.

A copy of the Terms can be found here.