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.

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

Remote High Court financial service hearing

June 22nd, 2020|

22 June 2020 Dr Anton van Dellen represented the Claimant in a remote High Court hearing. The Claimant provides a financial platform for its customers to place monies in financial markets and the Defendant operates as an electronic money institution.  The Claimant alleges that the Defendant has failed to [...]

High Court remote hearing adjourned

June 11th, 2020|

High Court remote hearing adjourned in commercial leaseholder claim Dr Anton van Dellen represented the commercial leaseholder in a hearing before Mr Justice Robin Knowles which was adjourned following cross-applications for an adjournment.  The Judge recognised that in a remote hearing there were the limits to the ease of interaction [...]

Dramatic change in s.4 public interest defence

June 3rd, 2020|

In Serafin v Malkiewicz [2020] UKSC 23 The Supreme Court has approved a fundamental change in the way in which the s.4 public interest defence operates, effectively lowering the threshold at which the defence is engaged and swinging the pendulum towards freedom of speech. Lord Wilson (with whom the four [...]

Fraser Chambers Latest News

2020 Law Reform Essay Competition now open

June 2nd, 2020|

The competition is open to those in pupillage, having an offer of pupillage, undertaking the academic or vocational component of training for the Bar or actively seeking pupillage having completed the BPTC within the last five years. It is aimed at fostering interest in law reform among aspiring barristers. Entrants [...]