Fountain Chambers is a progressive set of barristers in the North East of England with a forward-thinking outlook, embracing changes such as mediation for separating couples, Skype video conferencing and Direct Access for clients.

Our team of barristers and clerks provides a friendly, high quality service to individuals, unions, businesses, local and national government departments.

Due to client demand we have now opened a further office, with conference rooms, on the Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have secured free parking for Solicitors attending for conferences in Newcastle. Our administrative team will continue to be based at our offices in the Cleveland Business Centre, Middlesbrough.

Our Head of Chambers, Jamie Hill Q.C., leads a set of Chambers whose members and staff are all dedicated to providing the best possible service to their clients. Members of Chambers presently sit as part-time judges, Recorders, an Immigration Adjudicator and an Assistant Coroner for Teesside.

A number of former members of Chambers have been appointed to the bench including His Honour Judge ANJ Briggs, His Honour Leslie Spittle, His Honour Judge PJB Armstrong, His Honour Judge SJ Ashurst, the former Recorder of York, and Her Honour Judge DA Sherwin.

Latest News

Paul Rooney prosecutes G4S Blackmailer

Paul Rooney secured the conviction after trial of Daniel Garland. Garland had admitted a bomb hoax but denied blackmail. Following a trial at Teesside Crown Court, [...]


Paul Reid prosecutes paedophile convicted of rapes committed thousands of miles away.

Paul Reid prosecutes a County Durham man for “utterly appalling abuse of many children” following an international investigation.

BBC report


Practice Areas

We have seven practice areas as below. If you would like to read more click on the relevant link below.

Contact Information

General Enquiries: 01642 804040
Facsimile: 01642 804060
Criminal Team: 01642 260452
Civil/Family Team: 01642 260451
Out of Hours: 07931 729802

Cleveland Business Centre 1 Watson Street Middlesbrough TS1 2RQ DX: 711700 Middlesbrough 11

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Latest Tweets

  • Chambers' Richard Bennett and Sam Faulks prosecute 'brazen and greedy' rogue traders following 2 year investigation. https://t.co/mHx8qxikW8
  • Chambers' Richard Bennett secures conviction after trial of dangerous child rapist. https://t.co/xrMxQtUiXP
  • Chambers' Bryan Cox QC and Annelise Haugstad secured the acquittal of a Gateshead man accused of raping a 14 year old boy.
  • Chambers' Jane Waugh prosecuted a Priest who stole £50,000.00 from his Parish. https://t.co/UpUTlpOnGh



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