Nicholas O'Neill

Chambers Director
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Nick is responsible for the chambers’ operational and strategic management, reporting to the Head of Chambers and the Chambers’ management committee. Nick joins Oriel Chambers after a successful career as a litigation solicitor, working in both the private and public sectors.

After becoming a partner, Nick studied for his MBA and for the last 11 years, has worked exclusively in the field of legal practice management, bringing a wealth of sector experience to Oriel Chambers. Nick’s background as a practicing solicitor allows him to fully comprehend the importance of client care. He is passionate about developing and maintaining real partnership relationships, ensuring that Oriel Chambers remains the chambers of choice for our clients.

Nick has a particular interest in mental health and is a “Champion” for the legal charity Lawcare, providing support to colleagues throughout the profession. Outside chambers Nick enjoys spending time with his young family and is never happier then when he is in the hills of Snowdonia.



John Gray ‘ has a persuasive, charismatic style in the courtroom. Judges respect him.’

John Gray - Legal 500

John Gray ‘ has a persuasive, charismatic style in the courtroom. Judges respect him.’

John Gray - Legal 500

Richard Bradley is Extremely approachable, accessible and well prepared” "Forceful, knowledgeable and well-respected" - "Extremely approachable, accessible and well prepared" - "Technically very able"

Richard Bradley - Legal 500

Peter Cowan is an extremely established disease practitioner. He is a sensible negotiator who is well prepared in court and in demand in the market.” “Very thorough and experienced.”

Peter Cowan - Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

Paul Brant is “Extremely adaptable and client-friendly". "He has particular expertise in financial litigation matters" and "experienced across a breadth of commercial matters. ”

Paul Brant - Legal 500

"Expertise in a range of matrimonial finance matters. She is also recognised for her expertise in TOLATA cases".

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