Known for its friendly and cohesive atmosphere, which is fostered by a strong belief in access to justice for all, members of 12 Old Square are committed to facilitating the development of the law, both through advocacy in court, and also by regularly contributing to professional and academic publications.
As a common law set, we are able to provide counsel with diverse specialisms (see our practice areas). We pride ourselves on the ability and commitment of our members to provide their professional and lay clients with a high standard of service in all areas in which they seek to instruct counsel.
Our barristers are experts in their chosen areas of practice, with diverse backgrounds and specialisms bringing together a wealth of experience and knowledge.
They appear regularly in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, Crown Court, County Courts and all Tribunals throughout England and Wales. A number of our members also hold judicial positions.
Reported Decision –  UKUT 00161 – KB (Art 8: points-based proportionality assessment)
June 28, 2022
A reported decision regarding the case of KB, which was published on 21 June 2022, is now available to...
A Reported Decision from the High Court – Nazari v Solicitors Regulation Authority  EWHC 1574
June 22, 2022
Mrs Justice Lang DBE has handed down judgement in Nazari v Solicitors Regulation Authority EWHC 1574 (Admin). The case...
Welcoming Mr Alexander Swain to 12 OS
June 22, 2022
12 Old Square is delighted to announce the arrival of Mr Alexander Swain as a tenant with chambers. Widely regarded...
A win from the Court of Appeal and then from the Upper Tribunal for Mansoor Fazli
June 16, 2022
A win from the Court of Appeal and then from the Upper Tribunal Lord Justice Lewis granted permission to...
Permission granted by the Court of Appeal
May 10, 2022
The Hon. Lady Justice Nicola Davies has granted permission to appeal against the decision of the High Court to...
Victims of Trafficking: Articles 3 & 4 ECHR success for George Mavrantonis
March 29, 2022
OOD v SSHD (2022) concerned a vulnerable 55-year-old Nigerian appellant. Amongst others she had undergone involuntary FGM at the...