Birmingham barristers set St Philips Chambers has further expanded its operations with the opening of an office in London.
The St Philips’ London office will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately-funded crime and family work.
Facilities at the newly-refurbished 2,500 sq ft office in Bloomsbury’s Gower Street include multi-media technology, audio-video conferencing and seminar rooms.
Birmingham-trained clerk Sam Collins has already transferred to the London office while Chris Young has joined from Crown Office Chambers.
Kevin Hegarty QC, head of chambers, said: “We set out to build a national and international reputation from our roots in Birmingham and the move to London is an important milestone in our plan.
“Our Midlands clients, especially the increasing number who are themselves working in the capital, have responded positively to our plans.
However our commitment to Birmingham and the West Midlands is as strong as ever.
"We’ve recently expanded and re-structured our clerking team to maintain our first-class service standards in the face of growing demand.”
Clive Read, real estate partner of SGH Martineau Birmingham, advised St Philips during the acquisition of the premises.
Within six months St Philips will also formalise its planned merger with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds, including a move to new offices in the city.