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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”.

Defamation

Experienced in a wide range of Defamation Proceedings.

Defamation

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

Talk to us about Public Access cases

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

Urgent injunction granted to prevent sale of Batmobile

April 13th, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed by Elo Trustees Limited to prevent the sale of 8 vehicles, including a Batmobile, by Bonhams. The application was opposed by Bonhams, but granted by Mr Justice Foxton in the High Court.  The cars were due to be sold later that evening.  Anton [...]

IOPC close to beginning new investigation

April 8th, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed by Ricky Waumsley, the partner of Daniel Whitworth, in the inquests which investigated four linked murders in Barking. Following the inquest, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said that it is close to beginning a new investigation into Police Officers who [...]

Judgment on foreign language broadcast meaning

April 8th, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen is representing the Defendant, Dunya News, in a claim being brought against it by a Pakistani politician. Mrs Justice Collins Rice outlined the approach to determining meaning in foreign language broadcasts.  She also held that certain statements were expressions of opinion rather than fact in [...]

Fraser Chambers Latest News

Compliance and AML conference in Warsaw

April 25th, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen is speaking at 8th National Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) conference in Warsaw. Anton is talking about the investigation of unexplained and suspicious deaths linked to Russian money laundering and the Russian state. Anton has extensive expertise in representing Interested Persons at inquests which have [...]

Shape of Who?

April 23rd, 2022|

Case Analysis: Sheeran & Ors v Chokri & Ors [2022] EWHC 827 (Ch) (06 April 2022) Liam Wells, Barrister, Fraser Chambers & Nicholas Reed-Langen, Visiting Scholar, The Hertie School Introduction   The music industry is a fickle business.  Talent only gets you so far, before you must ride your [...]

The court’s approach to key defences in the Defamation Act 2013

April 4th, 2022|

The Defamation Act 2013 marked an attempt to codify some of the pre-existing common law. However, this process has been criticised as potentially introducing further uncertainty. Some of the key areas where further complexities arose are in two of the available defences: honest opinion and public interest.  Dr Anton van [...]

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