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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Two new tenants for Brick Court


Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that two new tenants will join chambers after completing pupillage: Frederick Wilmot-Smith in July, and Richard Howell in September.

Frederick Wilmot-Smith came to the Bar from academia, having researched and taught various subjects in private law at the University of Oxford. During pupillage, he worked on cases in all areas of chambers’ practice. Prior to this, Fred read law at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with a double first; he also holds a BCL, M.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford University, where he was the Vinerian and Eldon scholar. He is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Richard Howell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014 with a first class honours degree in history. He then converted to law, obtaining distinctions in the GDL and BPTC at City, University of London. During pupillage, Richard has worked on cases across all of chambers’ core practice areas. These included an appeal to the Supreme Court on international arbitration and EU law, appeals to the Court of Appeal in commercial and competition cases, interventions in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, judicial reviews concerning public sector pensions and a competition investigation, commercial cases before the High Court, and an arbitration involving alleged economic torts. Before coming to the Bar, Richard worked for a year in politics, providing policy advice and assistance to cabinet ministers, MPs and peers.