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 and direct access for clients. We can also provide video conferencing facilities.

Our Head of Chambers, Jamie Hill Q.C., leads a set of Chambers whose members and staff are all dedicated to providing a friendly, high quality service to solicitors, individuals, unions, businesses, and local and national government departments.

Although our administrative team are based at our offices in the Cleveland Business Centre, Middlesbrough, we are also able to offer conferencing facilities at our Newcastle-upon-Tyne office in Churchill House, 12 Mosley Street which is a conveniently placed short walk to Newcastle Combined Court Centre.

Some of our current members presently sit as Recorders and 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

Medomsley Trial Acquittal

Following the lifting of the publicity ban in the Medomsley series of trials, Fountain Chambers can now reveal that Robin Patton, leading Paul Rooney, who were [...]


Deputy District Judge appointments

Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Bennett and Helen Gamble have both been appointed to the position of Deputy District Judge (Civil) effective from 13th [...]


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 260453
Out of hours: 07801 454286

(Only availbale after office hours)

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

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Latest Tweets

  • Chambers’ Richard Bennett prosecutes a driver for the tragic death of young mum of two Shantelle Kirkup
  • Chambers’ Robin Patton and Paul Rooney, instructed by Angus Westgarth of Westgarth Solicitors, Sunderland secure ac…
  • Chambers’ Jamie Hill Q.C. and Philip Morley secure convictions of former Medomsley detention centre officers after…
  • Chambers are delighted to announce that Richard Bennett and Helen Gamble have been appointed to the position of Dep…



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