Chambers (law)
A judge's chambers, often just called his or her chambers, is the office of a judge
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Chambers may also refer to the type of courtroom
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 where motions related to matter of procedure are heard.

United Kingdom and Commonwealth

In the England
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, Wales
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, and Australia
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, chambers may refer to the room
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s used by a barrister
A barrister is a member of one of the two classes of lawyer found in many common law jurisdictions with split legal professions. Barristers specialise in courtroom advocacy, drafting legal pleadings and giving expert legal opinions...

 or to an association of barristers, especially in the Inns of Court
Inns of Court
The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations for barristers in England and Wales. All such barristers must belong to one such association. They have supervisory and disciplinary functions over their members. The Inns also provide libraries, dining facilities and professional...

. Barristers are not employed in a law firm but associate fraternally with each other, sharing the burden of costs, in a set of chambers. They are legally considered to each be self-employed. Chambers are administered by barristers' clerk
Barristers' clerk
A barristers' clerk is a manager and administrator in a set of barristers' chambers. The term originates in England, and is also used in some other common law jurisdictions, such as Australia. In Scotland, the equivalent role is advocate's clerk....

s who receive cases from solicitors and agree matters such as fees on behalf of their employers; they then provide case details to the barristers. There are chambers all over England and Wales, however the largest concentration of them is in London.
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