Expert Direct Access Barristers

Covering the North East and UK


Cathedral Chambers are a family and criminal law specialist chambers based in Newcastle. Covering the north east and UK. Our barristers are experts in their own respective fields with a wealth of experience in a variety of cases.

Led by Mr Geoff Knowles and supported by Clerk to Chambers Dawn Kipling, Cathedral are here to help you with all your family, criminal and civil litigation matters.

A number of our Barristers are eligible to be instructed by the general public under the Direct Access scheme, if you would like more information regarding fees and Counsel’s availability, or wish to contact one of the Clerks for an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Family Law

Deciding to end a relationship or begin divorce proceedings can be one of the most difficult decisions we may ever have to make.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation can be defined by both public and private legal disputes which normally involve a large sum of money and require the assistance of the Courts

Immigration Law

We have a dedicated and experienced team of immigration law barristers who understand the uncertainty, frustrations, and rigours associated with UK immigration law and policy.

Criminal Law

We understand that a police investigation or criminal prosecution is always a stressful time. Our expert barristers will support you throughout and maximise your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.


Alison Howey

Barrister at Law

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David Carmichael

Barrister at Law

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Geoff Knowles

Barrister at Law

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Julia Weatherall

Barrister at Law

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