Merger creates 47-strong civil set

Public law specialists Two Field Court and human rights and child law set 17 Bedford Row have merged to form a 47-strong civil set, Field Court Chambers.

The merger comes just eight months after Two Field Court’s head of chambers Ashley Underwood QC defected to Landmark Chambers.

Two Field Court brings the majority of the new set’s tenants, and chambers head Lucy Theis QC will be head of the merged set, as well as its only silk.

Theis said the merger’s purpose was to add strength and depth, and that the two sets had complementary styles and strengths.

Two Field Court’s senior clerk Michael Clark becomes the senior clerk for the merged set.

The members of chambers have experience in civil, family and public law. Recent cases carried out include a role for 17 Bedford Row’s John Critchley and Michael Joy for the Fédération Française de Tennis in a high-profile dispute with Adidas.

17 Bedford Row’s members have already moved to Field Court after the merger took effect last week (5 June).