Fraser Chambers London Barristers

Fraser Chambers are specialists in Defamation, Public Law and Litigation involving High Net Worth individuals

Based in the Cheesegrater Building, overlooking the heart of the City, Fraser Chambers specialises in Defamation, Public Law and Litigation involving High Net Worth Individuals.

Fraser Chambers is named after Sir Hugh Fraser who published one of the first defamation practitioner textbooks “The Law of Libel in Its Relation to the Press” in 1889. Bringing a modern approach to litigation, Fraser Chambers offers expertise in solving legal issues facing clients ranging from pre-action advice, urgent out of hours telephone injunctions to fully contested High Court clams and appeals.

Dr Anton van Dellen has been described in Legal 500 for defamation and privacy: “Anton is without any doubt a counsel and fighter for justice without borders. He perfects his legal submissions and advocacy by attention to subtle details, scrutinised analysis of the circumstances, and dauntless approach to the challenges. Very knowledgeable, approachable, and reliable.” and “‘A very powerful advocate – he is not afraid to stand up for his clients.”  In a recent case in the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Green described Anton in the following terms: “The applicant had instructed experienced specialist counsel who had lodged submissions which were carefully crafted …. ” Under inquests and inquiries in the Legal 500 Anton is described as “A tenacious advocate who fearlessly advances his client’s case.”

Chambers Director, David Mace, has over 35 years of clerking experience in defamation law and has been described  in Chambers and Partners as  “a fantastic clerk who has been in the game for such a long time that he knows exactly what needs to be done on every occasion” and by Legal 500 as “rightly highly regarded for his commercial common sense”.


Experienced in a wide range of Defamation Proceedings.


Public Law

Experienced in Public Law including Inquests, Judicial Reviews, Professional Regulatory Proceedings and Contempt of Court.

Public Law

High Net Worth

Experience in representing and advising High Net Worth clients in a range of commercial litigation.

High Net Worth Litigation

Public Access

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Public Access Applications

Fraser Chambers“Dr Van Dellen is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and is willing go out of his way to achieve the best outcome in each case. He provides thorough and timely legal advice. I admire his approachability and sympathetic attitude towards his clients. He will always find the time to assist and answer any questions that the client may have and does so in a compassionate yet authoritative way.”

EP, Solicitor
Fraser Chambers“Dr Anton van Dellen is very experienced Counsel who is always there to assist you to understand your legal position and agree the best strategy to resolve your issues in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. He is highly recommended”
JO, Solicitor
Fraser Chambers“Bringing the court closer to the person with disability: Judicial exemption from the Equality Act and interference with reasonable adjustments for litigants with physical disabilities”
Editors: Penny Cooper & Linda Hunting, Chapter in Access to Justice for Vulnerable People
Fraser Chambers“I believe Anton van Dellen to be a truly outstanding professional, who has worked so hard to fight my corner and to get my voice heard in court. I am always grateful for everything Anton does. Thank you so much.”
Mr W, Private Client

Recent Cases

Coroner agrees to open inquests into deaths of two mothers

December 29th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen is instructed by the mothers of Kim Sampson and Samantha Mulcahy who gave birth by Caesarean section weeks apart at different hospitals that are part of the East Kent NHS Trust in 2018. In 2019, the Coroner wrote to the two families to say that [...]

Defamation claim against landlord

December 20th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented a tenant who is bringing a defamation claim against his landlord and another individual. The Claimant claims that defamatory statements were made about him to his electricity provider.  The hearing in the High Court granted the Claimant’s application for a claim for an injunction [...]

Ricky Waumsley calls on Cressida Dick to resign

December 10th, 2021|

An inquest jury has concluded that Metropolitan Police mistakes probably contributed to the deaths of victims of a serial killer, including Daniel Whitworth. Daniel's partner, Ricky, has called for Cressida Dick to resign.  Officers missed repeated opportunities to catch the killer, who is serving a whole-life sentence for the murders [...]

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Third six pupillage

January 5th, 2022|

Fraser Chambers invites applications for third-six pupillage from candidates who have completed pupillage and who can demonstrate an interest in defamation and commercial law to service our High Net Worth client base. Part of the third six pupillage may involve secondment at a firm of solicitors. Bar Council Ad [...]

John Edwards begins as new Information Commissioner

January 4th, 2022|

Mr Edwards, who joins on a five year term, spent the past eight years as New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, and before that worked as a barrister. He succeeds Elizabeth Denham CBE, whose term as UK Information Commissioner ended last year.  He will be actively engaging with the government over the [...]

Assistant Registrar at Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine

December 20th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen has been appointed as as Assistant Registrar at the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of The Royal College of Physicians. Anton will take over from Dr Alex Gorton, who has just demitted from office.  Anton sits as HM Assistant Coroner in West London. Faculty [...]

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