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We are all looking forward to our Chambers Christmas party when we will have much to celebrate. 2022 has been a year of highs for 12, and we remain grateful for our achievements, health and happiness.

In the marketplace, Chambers did the double, coming home this Autumn with the awards for Personal Injury Set of the Year from both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. It is a truly remarkable achievement to have won both of these awards and we are very grateful to all our clients who supported us in achieving them.

In the summer we were thrilled to offer tenancies to each of our three pupils – a sure sign of a healthy chambers with an equally healthy selection and training policy – and Jessica, Elle and Peter have already made brilliant starts to their careers here.

Over the course of 2022 we have also welcomed to 12 three leading senior juniors each ranked in one or more of our core practice areas: Andrew McLaughlin (PI; Industrial Disease) who joins us as an Associate Tenant, Andrew Lyons (Costs, PI; Clinical Negligence), and very recently Navjot Atwal (Travel & International) who will start at 12 in the New Year.

This time last year I wrote of my vision for 12 as a more diverse and outward-looking set. That 12 was amongst the first if not the first chambers to publish a Race Action Plan with ambitious targets this summer is something of which I am extremely proud. Our work does not stop there. We have a working group in place which will monitor our progress quarterly to ensure we keep on track and maximise the prospect that we will achieve real change. This time next year we will have published our first yearly report on our progress. In short, it has been a year of excitement and achievement for our chambers.

We are, however, nothing without on the one hand our outstanding and dedicated staff, and on the other our clients (old and new) whose work we never take for granted: we thank you all for your continued support and wish you all the very best for the New Year.

William Audland KC, Head of Chambers