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Omar Faruk

(Head of Chambers)
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Ian Mason

Called 1978

Ian Mason was called to the Bar in 1978, has been in continuous practice since 1979 and now specialises in providing direct public access services in landlord and tenant law, property matters and disputes about trusts of land and jointly owned property. Ian also takes cases involving contract law, negligence, civil wrongs (tort law), and injunctions.

Al Mustakim

Called 1997

Respected, experienced and creative – Al has a proven track record for fearlessly fighting cases that have impacted genuine social change, and raised points of law that effected public opinion. Al specialises in the areas of judicial review, professional discipline and regulatory law, employment, commercial and company law.

Mary Bullen

Called 2004

Mary has an excellent reputation for being a straight-talking and forward-thinking practitioner. Her tactical response to legal problems is hard to match. She believes that a client’s needs are of the utmost importance.

Abu Sufian

Called 2011

Abu has a diverse and successful practice where he is able to draw on the knowledge he has gained from across his specialist practice areas. Clients benefit from the comprehensive service he is able to offer as a result.

Daniel Searle

Called 2015

Daniel joined Chambers as a tenant in 2016 after successful completion of pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas. Daniel has appeared in County Courts, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, Employment Tribunals, Immigration Tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Prior to pupillage, Daniel worked as a Legal Advisor to barristers, including research and advice for Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights cases.

Jayed Sarker

Called 2016

Throughout his pupillage, he has gained experience across civil law, commercial law, company law, public law (and judicial review), immigration & asylum and professional discipline & regulatory law. He has been involved in several conspicuous cases at the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. One particular case touched the intersection of money and power on an international level, such as a $6.3 million commercial dispute between Saudi Arabian princes and a Jordanian merchant. The case also involved issues of national security and intelligence, diplomatic relations and allegations of funding terrorism overseas. Another case involved a challenge to the lengthy retention of police cautions under Article 8 of the ECHR.

Luka Maxted

Called 2015

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Sharin Cockerton

Called 2013

Sharin started her pupillage in April 2017 under the supervision of the head of chambers, David Mendes da Costa. During her first sixth, Shárin has gained valuable experience in family law, and in particular in child contact, financial disputes and emergency remedies for domestic violence. Shárin has also worked on cases involving housing, TOLATA, defamation and general civil law issues.

Mike Watts

(Chambers Director)

Mike’s main focus at Strand Chambers is bringing together clients and barristers in a way that will work well for both parties. He brings over thirty years of experience in marketing and inter-personal communications. The focus was always on improving communication between businesses and customers.

CONTACT US

Strand Chambers
First Floor, 7 Bell Yard,
London, WC2A 2JR


Strand Chambers
DX 3

Chancery Lane,
London
020 7117 6920

info@strandchambers.com

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri – 09:30 am to 5:30 pm

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Strand Chambers is located in Goldsmith Building, which sits just behind Temple Church. Our location within the Middle Temple is shown on the map on the map below.

Nearest tube/train stations
  • Temple (Circle and District line) (5 min walk)
  • Chancery Lane (Central line) (5 min walk)
  • City Thames Link, Ludgate Circus (City Thames Link) (8 min walk)
  • Blackfriars (mainline trains & Circle and District line) (10 min walk)
Busses
There are a number of busses which stop within walking distance of chambers. For more information and to plan your journey go to: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey

Travelling by car/parking
We recommend travelling via public transport wherever possible as parking is limited.

If you intend to travel via car, please let us know at least one working day before your visit to us. We can book a parking space for you in either the Middle Temple or Inner Temple car park. Parking in these car parks is charged at £11 for up to four hours. We do not cover the cost of parking.

Complimentary parking is available for blue badge holders. Please let us know at least one day in advance of your visit if you require accessible parking.

Vehicle access is via Tudor Street only.

Pedestrian access
Pedestrian access is available via Fleet Street, Tudor Street, the Embankment or Middle Temple Lane.

* Please note that our chambers are located on the ground floor and are accessed by a staircase. There is no lift or stair lift available. If you believe that you may need assistance to access our chambers, or that you may be unable to do so, please do let us know. We will make every effort to assist you.