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Warmest congratulations to our new Joint Heads of Chambers


We are absolutely delighted to announce that Sharon Beattie KC and Nick Lumley KC have been elected as our Joint Heads of Chambers, with effect the evening of 24 November 2022, succeeding Robert Smith KC who held the position for 25 years. On their joint appointment, Sharon Beattie KC and Nick Lumley KC said:

“Robert Smith KC’s legacy is reflected in the strength of Chambers, the work of its Members and the outstanding quality of the whole team. We are privileged to take that mantle, build upon our strong foundation and lead Chambers in the next era”.

After 25 years of steadfast leadership, unwavering commitment and selfless dedication to Chambers, Robert Smith KC reflected:

“It has been an exceptional privilege to have been Head of Chambers for so many years. As I handover the ‘Great Seals’ of my office to Sharon and Nick I wish them the very best in their future management of Chambers”.

Congratulations again to Sharon Beattie KC and Nick Lumley KC on their joint appointment and a deeply heartfelt thank you to Robert Smith KC.


Robert Smith KC

Call 1971 | Silk 1986

Nicholas Lumley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2012

Sharon Beattie KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2021


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