Welcome to 15 NBS Chambers, the Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC. Our barristers at 15 NBS offer expert advice and representation in criminal and regulatory law. We pride ourselves on combining the highest standards of professional service with a friendly and approachable manner.

Track record

Our reputation for excellence at all levels of call has resulted in our members being consistently instructed in the most demanding and complex of cases.

Members of chambers are able to draw from their extensive experience to provide a service that is second to none.

Conscientious and diligent case preparation and advocacy of the highest quality has led to members of 15NBS acting in many of the leading criminal trials in the country.

Pupillage update

Thank you to everyone who has applied for Pupillage this year. We will be notifying applicants by 17th March…

Clare Dowse’s client acquitted using modern slavery defence

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Clare Dowse's young client has been acquitted of charges of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, after successfully using the defence under s45 of the Modern Slavery Act to show how he had been groomed and trafficked into the 'county lines' world whilst a child in care. The…

Chloe Carvell awarded 1st Prize in the 2020 CBA Bursary Award Competition

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15NBS is pleased to announce that Chloe Carvell has won first prize in the 2020 CBA Bursary Award Competition following a successful written application (in which she produced an article on the following subject: ‘In a Post-Covid World, should we consider limiting the rights to trial by jury?’), advocacy exercise…

Contact us

15NBS Chambers,
15 New Bridge Street,

Email: clerks@15nbs.com
Secure Email: clerks.mailbox@15nbs.cjsm.net
Twitter: @15NBS
Phone: 020 7842 1900
Out of hours phone numbers:
07720 326159 or 07901 003028

DX 162 London / Chancery Lane


We are currently inviting applications for third six pupillage to start immediately. Please go to the About Us section for information on how to apply