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

Corrie McKeague’s father thanks Dr Anton van Dellen

April 4th, 2022|

The jury in the inquest into the death of Corrie McKeague concluded that Corrie's death was contributed to by ineffective bin locks, an ineffective search of the bin and poor visibility through a Perspex viewing window on the lorry. Corrie's father, Martin McKeague, said that he hopes Corrie can finally [...]

Preventing Future Death report in RAF airman’s death

April 1st, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen was instructed by Martin McKeague, the father of Corrie McKeague, and some other members of the McKeague family at the inquest which investigated Corrie's death. Corrie disappeared on a night out in Bury St Edmunds.  The inquest found that Corrie probably died after being in [...]

Detective questioned at inquest about bin weight reset

March 30th, 2022|

Dr Anton van Dellen questioned a detective in the Corrie McKeague inquest about a bin weight reset. Anton asked the detective about an electronic device kept in the cab of the bin lorry and used by the driver for bin weights which was returned to factory settings the day [...]

Fraser Chambers Latest News

Fraser Chambers welcomes Liam Wells

March 2nd, 2022|

Liam graduated in jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, has an LLM from King's College London in International Business Law and an LLM from the Erasmus School of Law in the Netherlands. He is currently completing his PhD on regulatory law at the University of Hamburg, is the Managing Editor [...]

Cressida Dick resigns – her resignation was called for after the Barking murders inquest

February 10th, 2022|

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, has announced her resignation. Ricky Waumsley called for Cressida Dick to resign after an inquest jury concluded that Metropolitan Police mistakes probably contributed to the deaths of victims of a serial killer including Ricky's partner, Daniel Whitworth.  Officers missed repeated opportunities [...]

Media and Communications List in the new Queen’s Bench Guide

February 10th, 2022|

The new Queen’s Bench Division Guide has been published. Chapter 17 provides guidance to claims in the Media and Communications List.  The Guide contains a new provision in relation to Media and Communications List Pre-Trial Reviews (PTRs).  A PTR will be listed before trial in every claim. Parties may [...]

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