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

Inquest hears evidence from deceased’s partner

November 8th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented Ricky Waumsley, the partner of Daniel Whitworth, who was murdered in East London. The inquests are being heard before Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro QC sitting as Assistant Coroner in East London with a jury.  The inquests are also investigating the deaths of Anthony [...]

Inquest into East London deaths

October 25th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represents Ricky Waumsley, the partner of Daniel Whitworth, at the inquest looking into Daniel's murder. The inquest is being heard together with the inquests of three other young men who were also murdered.  The former Borough Commander gave evidence at the inquests about the Police [...]

Appeal against strike off considered in the High Court

October 22nd, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented the Appellant in his appeal against being struck off in the High Court before Mrs Justice Collins Rice. The appeal turned on the construction of Regulation 169.4 which deals with the manner in which findings of fact reached in other Courts are dealt with [...]

Fraser Chambers Latest News

Civil Justice Council report for consultation on Pre-Action Protocols

November 17th, 2021|

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a report which considers what role Pre-Action Protocols (PAPs) should play in an increasingly digitalised civil justice system.  The report canvasses a number of reform options: Making all PAPs available online via portals. Formally recognising that compliance with PAPs would be mandatory, except [...]

Dr Anton van Dellen appointed Senior Bar Auditor for Inner Temple

October 1st, 2021|

Having previously been Junior Bar Auditor, Dr Anton van Dellen has been appointed as Senior Bar Auditor for Inner Temple. The role involves sitting on the Finance Sub-Committee of Inner Temple scrutinising departmental budgets and financial planning.  Anton has previously held senior management positions in the NHS.  Anton also [...]

Dr Anton van Dellen listed in legal directory

September 30th, 2021|

The Legal 500 has listed Dr Anton van Dellen in both the Defamation and Privacy category and the Inquests and Inquiries category. The Legal 500 references refer to Anton as 'A tenacious advocate who fearlessly advances his client's case' and  'A very powerful advocate - he is not afraid to [...]

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