Barristers Chambers Devon & Cornwall
Barristers Chambers Devon & Cornwall, based in Exeter

November News:

Chambers offer their congratulations to Corinne Searle (Head of Family) and David Evans (Senior Member of Crime) on their recent Circuit Judge appointments. Both were long standing and highly regarded members of Chambers and will be missed.

Her Honour Judge Searle has been deployed to the Western Circuit, based at Exeter Combined Court. His Honour Judge Evans has also been deployed to the Western Circuit, based at Taunton Crown Court.


Welcome to Walnut House

Walnut House is one of the leading Barristers Chambers in the South West with a commitment to providing high quality, accessible and practical advice and advocacy.

Established in 1972 and positioned in the heart of Exeter, we are well placed to serve Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and further afield. We are able to provide high quality advisory and advocacy services across a broad range of disciplines at all Court levels.


Specialist Teams

We are at the forefront of providing legal expertise in all aspects of work covered by our three specialist teams: –

Civil Law

Including personal injury, contract and commercial, landlord and tenant, housing, planning, professional negligence, Libel & Malicious Falsehood, Wills & Probate, Trusts and Insolvency.

Criminal Law

Including murder & manslaughter, rape and serious sexual offences, fraud, dishonesty and commercial crime, serious violence and drug offences and Regulatory and Health and Safety.

Family Law

Including public and private law cases involving children, domestic violence, ancillary relief, inheritance act and TOLATA disputes.

We also act in parole board/prison adjudications, inquests/enquiries and professional disciplinary hearing. Our core principles mean we aim to provide a fair and affordable solution with an emphasis on plain speaking and communication.