Chancery chambers

Our work 

Chancery Masters 

Masters' appointments section

Chancery and IPEC issue

Chancery Chambers File Management

Chancery Associates (Orders and Accounts)


Our work 

Whilst trials and applications for injunctions are in general heard by the Judges, the majority of the rest of the work of the Chancery Division (outside insolvency) is conducted by the Masters (and deputy Masters) in Chancery Chambers.

The work of the Chancery Masters includes pre-trial work such as case management and other procedural applications. It also includes post-trial accounts and enquiries.

Filing of court documents may require a fee to be paid. Chancery fees are listed within the Civil Proceedings Fees Orders.

Our offices are open between 10.00 am and 4.30pm for the payment of fees.

Chancery Masters

The Chancery Masters are based in the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, 7 Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NL. The Office hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm.

The Chancery Masters are:

Or contact the Secretary to the Chancery Masters, Eunice Grant-Moodie at eunice.grant-moodie@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk, 0207 947 6777.

All correspondence and applications for hearings before the Masters should be made to the Masters Appointments section Ground Floor, Rolls Building.

For listings involving the Chancery Masters, please also contact the Delivery Manager Mo Uddin at mo.uddin@hmcts.gis.gov.uk / 0207 947 6754

Masters' appointments section

Section Manager

Jo Tresise
Tel: 020 7947 7391

Clerks

Tel: 020 7947 7391
Gold Fax: 0870 7617720

Email:chancery.mastersappointments@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

The section is responsible for:

  • issuing of application notices for hearing before the Chancery Masters
  • fixing hearings before the Chancery Masters
  • dealing with applications for consent orders
  • applications without notice before the Chancery Masters
  • lodgment of skeleton arguments and bundles for hearings before the Chancery Masters
  • filing of affidavits and witness statements within 2 days of hearings before the Chancery Masters
  • applications to serve documents out of the jurisdiction (i.e. outside England and Wales)
  • filing testamentary documents and grants under Part 57 of the Civil Procedure Rules in contested probate cases
  • issuing of Stop Notices
  • sealing of Masters’ orders (consent, tomlin and orders’ from hearings)
  • miscellaneous payments out of court. Contact: Sandra Drummond or Andrew Pooley 020 7947 7929

Chancery and IPEC issue

Section Manager

Kav Rekhi
Tel: 020 7947 7783

Clerks

Tel: 020 7947 7783
Email: chancery.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Gold Fax: 0870 7617719

Located Ground Floor, Rolls Building, this section is responsible for:

  • issue and amendment of all Chancery process including IPEC claims
  • filing of admissions 
  • filing of defences 
  • acknowledgements of service & certificates of service 
  • direction questionnaires 
  • claim searches 
  • processing applications for default judgments 
  • dealing with queries about court fees 
  • issuing of witness summonses and writs including fieri facias / possession 
  • filing of affidavits and witness statements (save those lodged within 2 days of a hearing before a Master, which are filed in Rolls Building (ground floor) 
  • transfers of claims into and out of Chancery Division from other courts (i.e. other divisions of the High Court or County Courts) 
  • default judgments including registering of judgments, orders & fines under the Registration of Judgments, Orders & Fines Regulations 2005.  

Chancery Chambers File Management

Chancery Chambers File Management: 020 7947 6175
E-mail: rolls.filemanagement@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Located Ground Floor, Rolls Building, this section is responsible for:

  • Transfers Out
  • Notices of Change/Acting
  • Certificates of Service
  • Request for Office Copies

Chancery Associates (Orders and Accounts)

Located on the ground floor, Rolls Building, this section is responsible for:

  • attending on the judges during court hearings and keeping a case note
  • drafting and/or sealing of Judges' and Masters' orders
  • drafting and checking of lodgment and payment schedules resulting from court orders
  • judicial trustee and in contested probate cases receivership work
  • lodgments in court pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925
  • filing of witness statements relating to payments into court under the Trustee Act 1925, the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 & the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845.

Chancery Associates

Associates

         

Name

Telephone Number

Email address

Maria Barton

020 7947 6733

Maria.Barton@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Philip Burrows

020 7947 6733

Philip.Burrows@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Jacqueline Grace

020 7947 6733

Jacqueline.Grace1@justice.gsi.gov.uk

Neil Kiernan

020 7947 6733

Neil.Kiernan@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Wilf Orton

020 7947 6733

Wilfred.Orton@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Oriana Ng

020 7947 6733

Oriana.Ng@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Andrew Pooley

020 7947 6733

Andrew.Pooley@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

 
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