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.” 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 …. “

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
Fraser Chambers“I approached Dr Anton van Dellen to act on a direct access basis in a complicated claim against a State authority and its contractor. He has been extremely professional, kind and approachable in what could have been  a traumatic and horrible experience and acted fast and with diligence”.
Ms D, Private Client

Recent Cases

HM Senior Coroner makes Preventing Future Death Report

January 14th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented Alison Lapper in the inquest into the death of her son, Parys. The inquest concluded today with a narrative conclusion.  The Senior Coroner, Penelope Schofield, made a Preventing Future Death report about duplicate prescriptions after hearing evidence that Parys obtained prescriptions at the same [...]

Dr Anton van Dellen represents Alison Lapper in resumed inquest

January 12th, 2021|

The inquest was previously heard over four days before being adjourned and resumed before HM Senior Coroner for West Sussex. Anton previously made an application for a psychiatrist, Dr Richard Duffett, to be added as an Interested Person.  Helen Holmes from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Duffett [...]

Major inquest into the victims of serial killer Stephen Port delayed

January 7th, 2021|

The inquest hearings for Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor were due to begin but were adjourned by East London coroner Her Honour Judge Munro QC. The inquest will investigate the Police's investigation of their deaths.  The coroner was unable to guarantee the safety of the [...]

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Wearing of masks in courts

January 18th, 2021|

The Judiciary has published guidance that judges should strongly encourage the wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone in the courtroom except for the judge, the barrister who is speaking and the witness giving evidence. Dr Anton van Dellen sits as an Assistant Coroner in West London. Guidance [...]

New Law Sheet on unlawful killing

January 14th, 2021|

HHJ Thomas Teague QC, the Chief Coroner, has issued Law Sheet No. 6 about the conclusion of unlawful killing in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Maughan. As a result of the decision in Maughan, the civil standard (balance of probabilities) applies.  At any inquest where unlawful killing [...]

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