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

Recent Cases

Court of Appeal considers Covid prison conditions

June 10th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented a serving prisoner in the Court of Appeal which considered prison conditions due to Covid. The evidence from the prisoner was that over 23 hours a day were spent locked in his cell because of Covid.  The Court also heard evidence from the prisoner [...]

New inquest after previous inquest quashed

June 3rd, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed to represent the family in a fresh inquest after the previous inquest was quashed by consent. The Pre-Inquest Review hearing was heard remotely before the Senior Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, Dr James Adeley.  The Senior Coroner added OFSTED as another Interested Person [...]

Music manager trial

May 6th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed to represent the Claimant, who was a music manager seeking their commission under a management contract. The Defendant was an artist who had ceased paying the manager.  The trial considered the construction of contractual sunset clauses and whether the contract was repudiated.  The [...]

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Membership of Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians

June 15th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen has been awarded Membership of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians. The specialty covers professionals working in three related disciplines: forensic medical practitioners (forensic physicians, forensic pathologists, forensic psychiatrists, forensic odontologists); medico-legal and dento-legal advisers; and medically-qualified coroners. Anton is [...]

Steep drop in defamation claims

June 8th, 2021|

The Royal Courts of Justice annual tables 2020 published on 3 June 2021 show that 152 defamation claims were issued in 2020. This is a steep drop compared to the previous year, when 323 defamation claims were issued.  The level of defamation claims has returned to 2017 levels, when [...]

£125,000 payout for Arlene Foster

May 27th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen was interviewed by LBC News about the Arlene Foster defamation case. Anton discussed potential reasons why the payout was so large compared to previous twitter defamation damages.  Anton also outlined some tips for tweeters to avoid defamation claims.  Although the case was in Northern Ireland, [...]

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