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Legal 500 2020

“Becket Chambers provides a well-rounded family and children law service, with specialists in matrimonial finance, cohabitation and both public and private children work, with a particular focus on cases involving domestic abuse or non-accidental injury to children.”


Legal 500 2020

“Becket Chambers, which has a presence in Kent and Sussex, is best known for its family work – including members accepting appointments as family mediators – but also handles other civil matters, including personal injury, employment, and planning. Senior clerk Paul Eaton and first junior Arron Smith are both based in Canterbury. Offices in: Canterbury, Dartford, Eastbourne, Maidstone, and Tunbridge Wells”


Becket Chambers – Barristers for South East England

Direct2Barrister is part of Becket Chambers, a modern Chambers assisting clients in courts and tribunals across the South East of England.

The aim of Direct2Barrister is to provide a high-quality, value for money legal service to clients via the Direct Public Access (DPA) scheme, which, in the right circumstances, can save you money by working directly with us, without the need for a solicitor.

Across the range of our legal expertise, our clients choose Becket Chambers not only for our unrivalled specialist knowledge, but also for our approachability and commitment to helping all our clients benefit from high-quality legal advice and advocacy. We have a deserved reputation for giving pragmatic and practical advice aimed at achieving the best possible outcome, whatever your situation.

You can access specialist legal advice from highly experienced barristers dealing with:

Your barristers will be supported by a team of experienced Clerks dedicated to offering you the highest standards of client care.

Client service: “The clerks, under the leadership of Paul Eaton, are always available, knowledgeable and friendly.” Chambers and Partners 2015

Becket Chambers’ ‘depth and breadth of knowledge set it apart from other local sets’. Members have expertise in all aspects of care, placement and adoption proceedings within the public law arena. Its private law children work includes cases involving schooling arrangements and medical treatment. Matrimonial finance is another area of strength.” The Legal 500, 2015

Opening hours

Becket Chambers’ usual opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Head Office Telephone: 01227 786331

Please see maps for locations, directions and details of nearest parking facilities/public transport.


Please contact us in advance of visiting us if you have specific accessibility requirements, and we will be pleased to make any necessary arrangements.


Becket Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Areas of Law

Our breadth of experience in civil, family and criminal litigation allows us to provide a team of Barristers in each area with the appropriate level of expertise for every client’s requirements.

Becket Chambers

Becket Chambers is a modern Chambers serving clients in courts and tribunals across Kent, Sussex and the South East of England.

Becket Mediation

Becket Family Mediation offers a mediation service to assist people with the breakdown of their family relationship. You can use mediation whether or not you are married, and whether or not you have children.

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