Serjeants' Inn Chambers specialises in important, high profile medical, police, regulatory and public law cases, often involving political, ethical or social issues.


Recent examples of work include:

  • the Hillsborough inquests;
  • the NHS whistle-blowing review;
  • the first female genital mutilation prosecution;
  • the Nicklinson and Martin assisted dying litigation;
  • two multi-million pound group litigations arising out of allegedly defective hip implants (on behalf of over a hundred claimants);
  • litigation relating to the alleged Forex manipulation;
  • litigation arising from the Winterbourne View care home scandal;
  • disciplinary proceedings and judicial review relating to the Plebgate affair;
  • the In Amenas/BP terrorist siege inquests;
  • the JR proceedings arising out of the Mark Duggan shooting;
  • the Tunisian terrorist shooting inquests; and
  • advice to an overseas government on the management of major civil unrest.


Our Heads of Chambers are Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC. We have been joined by ten new tenants over the last eighteen months and now have 60 members. Robert Francis QC was knighted last year in recognition of his work as Chair of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust inquiry. John de Bono QC took silk in 2014, the fourth member of the set to be appointed since 2010. Michael Horne, Katie Gollop and Bridget Dolan were appointed as Queen's Counsel on 22nd February 2016.


John Beggs QC was recommended in the Lawyer's Hot 100 2016 and described as "the go-to man for a policeman facing the courts." Bridget Dolan QC was one of 20 lawyers recognised by the Sunday Times in Britain's 500 Most Influential 2016


The collective efforts of our barristers and staff have been recognised this year as follows:

  1. Chambers of the Year, Chambers & Partners, 2015
  2. Chambers of the Year, Halsbury Legal Awards, 2015
  3. Chambers of the Year, Modern Law Awards, 2015
  4. Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Set of the Year, The Legal 500, 2015
  5. Professional Discipline Set of the Year, Chambers & Partners, 2015

We won three of the six awards available to the Bar at the Lawyer Awards 2015, including Bridget Dolan as Barrister of the Year. We were the only set of Chambers to be shortlisted for the Lawyer's Business Leadership Awards (Leadership Team of the Year). We were the only set to be shortlisted by the Financial Times, which featured us as "stand-out" in its Innovative Lawyers Report 2015. 


We were one of five finalists for the Client Service Set of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2015 and were Highly Acclaimed for Best Client Service Initiative at the Modern Law Awards as well as the Legal Week Innovation Awards this year. Anthony Haycroft was a runner up for Professional Discipline Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Awards 2015.   

We have recently appointed a senior management team who will draw on commercial, clerking and client service skills gained on both sides of the profession to run the set for the benefit of members and clients.


Please note that a new website is under construction and will be launched later this year.



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