Central Chambers prides itself on providing high quality advocacy and advice in both civil and criminal law that is practical and accessible. We are conveniently situated at Room 418, Tower 2, Lippo Centre opposite the High Court where our offices provide a professional, discreet but friendly setting to receive our clients. Those clients have confidence knowing their cases are being handled by experienced, forward looking and results oriented counsel. ​

​​Our accomplished team of barristers include both those locally trained and members qualified overseas. They bring wide ranging expertise to a variety of legal issues and follow in a long tradition of quality service. Each is experienced in their respective practice areas and has the ability to call on the accumulated knowledge of the whole chambers. 

We were founded in 
1990 by the current Head of Chambers, Charlotte Draycott SC and Michael Poll. 

In criminal law we accept instructions from a wide range of clients including defence solicitors, prosecuting authorities and foreign governments. We have a strong team of advocates who operate effectively at all levels of the criminal courts in cases involving all types of crime. We understand that a quick response is often necessary and members are available to attend at Police Stations, the offices of the ICAC and the SFC to give advice at the earliest stage.

​In civil law Chambers has counsel with expertise in revenue law; trusts, probate, will construction and charity matters; insider dealing and other aspects of market misconduct; financial services regulation; shareholder, partnership and company law disputes; personal and corporate insolvency; professional negligence; injunctions, tracing and other equitable remedies; transfers of long-term insurance business. 

​Counsel are also experienced in general common law disputes involving contract, negligence and personal injury. 

For more information please visit the section on practice areas.​​


  • 1990
  • Founded
  • 1993
  • Moved to Room 801, Bank of America Tower
  • 1995
  • Moved to Room 1505, Bank of America Tower
  • 2005
  • Moved to Room 509, Tower 2, Lippo Centre
  • 2007
  • Charlotte Draycott became Head of Chambers
  • 2011
  • Moved to Room 418, Tower 2, Lippo Centre



    Chambers welcomes its newest members Danny Fung and Jacqueline Lam.