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

High Court hearing about harassment

July 16th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented the Claimant in proceedings involving reports to different statutory agencies. Anton's client had been reported to his professional regulator and the Home Office by his former partner.  The hearing was before Mr Justice Saini.  Anton was instructed by North Ford solicitors. [...]

Inquest adjourned after disclosure application

July 15th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented the family in an inquest before HM Senior Coroner for East London, Nadia Persaud at Barking Town Hall. Anton made a successful application for further disclosure of medical records and policies from the NHS, documents from the British Transport Police, CCTV and telephone records.  [...]

High Court considers sale of Batmobile

June 17th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen represented the debtor in a hearing in the High Court which considered whether to stay enforcement. The Batmobile was one of several unusual vehicles seized and which had been offered for sale.  The dispute had previously been the subject of a freezing order which was [...]

Fraser Chambers Latest News

Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine webinar on Detention Deaths

September 10th, 2021|

Professor Andrew Harris, HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London, will present a webinar on Detention Deaths on 23 September 2021. Detention deaths are very frequently Article 2 inquests conducted with a jury.  Anton is HM Assistant Coroner for West London and a Member of the Faculty of Forensic & [...]

Ministry of Justice proposes court fee increases

September 3rd, 2021|

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has now given notice that it will press on with 129 fee increases, saying there was a strong justification for the proposals. The MoJ states that the proposed increases reflect historic inflation and are therefore not an increase in real terms.  The new fees and fee [...]

Article published on expert witness short reports

August 27th, 2021|

Dr Anton van Dellen has published an article on expert witness short reports together with Mr Hugh Whitfield, a consultant urologist, in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. At the outset of an alleged medical negligence case, it is common for medical expert witnesses to [...]

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