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 secures acquittal of man accused of rape.

Paul Rooney acted on behalf of Mr M. before Mrs Justice Simler at Newcastle Crown Court on 6th & 7th February 2017.

Mr M. was charged with [...]


Richard Bennett secures the conviction of ‘hidey hole’ child rapist following a 13 day trial.

Following a 13-day trial at Teesside Crown Court, Michael Dunn was convicted of raping three separate victims and indecently assaulting another. He was also convicted of [...]


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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  • Chambers' @borobarrister prosecuted Jonathan Jones for substandard building work on behalf of SBC Trading Standards. https://t.co/VCX5CUGlBZ
  • Chambers' Lewis Kerr successfully prosecuted an environmental health case for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. https://t.co/AcXDPUPwpF
  • Chambers' Paul Rooney secured the acquittal of a man charged with four counts of rape and an assault at the Newcastle Crown Court.
  • Chambers' @Rooney63Paul secures acquittal of Washington man accused of section 18 assault.



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