Walnut House

The Chambers of Adrian Chaplin

One of the leading barristers chambers in
the South West with 25 members including 2 QCs.

Latest News: On 31st March 2019, Paul Dunkels QC retired from practice at the Bar after 45 years. We all wish Paul a long and happy retirement with his family. Paul contributed greatly to the life and reputation of Chambers after joining what was then known as the Exeter Annexe of 4 Pump Court in 1974. He has our sincere gratitude for all that he did, whether as a colleague, pupil supervisor or as Head of Chambers. He will be missed by Chambers and by his many friends on the Western Circuit. He was and is, in all respects, someone to look up to.

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Established in 1972 and positioned in the heart of Exeter, we are well placed to serve Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and further afield across a broad range of disciplines at all Court levels.

Criminal Law

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Criminal Law

Walnut House is blessed with some serious talent at both the senior and junior ends” Chambers Directory 2007. With two QCs and fourteen junior barristers based at Walnut House and specialising in criminal work, we are one of the leading West Country sets.

Civil Law

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Civil Law

The members of our Civil Team offer expertise over a broad spectrum of civil law. We have a particular emphasis on Personal Injury, Contract and Commercial, Land and Property, Professional Negligence, Landlord & Tenant, Planning and Housing.

Family Law

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Family Law

The members of our Family Team offer a comprehensive range of services across all aspects of family law. Our barristers are instructed to appear in all the Family Court Centres in the South West as well as in the High Court and Court of Appeal; and offer a consistent and high quality level of representation and service.