About Keith

Keith is known for providing clear, no-nonsense, advice on the strength and weaknesses of a case. Giving a clear and full explanation of your options, risks and prospects of success in Court. Guidance through the Court process so you know when you need to make decisions and what will happen next. Advice in plain English, not legal jargon.

By instructing a barrister like Keith directly instead of going to a solicitor first you can save up to 50% on your legal bill. Keith will usually review papers and then provide you with a fixed fee so you don’t have to worry about costs escalating.

He has particular specialisms in representing and advising in relation to:

Commercial background:

Before coming to the Bar Keith enjoyed rapid progress in a career as a business executive and entrepreneur.

Highlights are:

Aged 23 – Account Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.

Aged 26 – Co-founder and Joint Managing Director – Sutch Webster Direct. Subsequently ranked the UK’s No.5 Direct Marketing agency in 1993 – working inter alia for Virgin Atlantic, Natwest, RAC and Fedex (to name drop just a bit!);

Aged 32 – Subsidiary Commercial Director – Great Universal Stores PLC – Managing budgets of £25m and staff of over 1200 in the UK and Ireland;

Aged 37 – Interim turnaround specialist – bringing ailing companies back to health. Most significantly Vetstream PLC – turned from losses into profitability and a trade sale.

He was called to the Bar in 2006, in his early-forties, and has practiced mainly in employment law, discrimination law and commercial law ever since.

In his spare time he keeps dogs and ducks; sometimes rides horses; cooks casseroles and curries; and likes to travel.

He has acted as a Director and Trustee of The Labrador Rescue Trust Limited since 2005 – a charity responsible for the rescue and re-homing of over 10,000 abused or neglected dogs. He stepped down recently as its Chairman and remains an active trustee.


Chambers and Offices:

Keith Webster practises from:

The Chambers of Gavin Holme, 4 Kings Bench Walk, Inner Temple, LOndon, EC4Y 7DL
Specialist Employment Barristers, 2 Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3AX

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a direct access barrister and does it benefit me?

It is now possible to go directly to a barrister for advice or representation without having to go through a solicitor – which was the only way for several hundred years. The new approach is known as ‘direct access’ or ‘public access’ and it is available in both civil and criminal cases. The first advantage of instructing a barrister direct is that you will save the cost of having a solicitor prepare a brief for the barrister. You may also, with the advice the barrister gives you, be able to correspond with the other party directly yourself – again saving the costs of solicitors’ letters. Secondly, when instructing a barrister direct, much of the work that would normally be done by a solicitor, such as collating documents and photocopying, will be done by you. Which means more cost savings. It has been estimated that clients who come direct to barristers can save between 50% and 60% of their legal costs in suitable civil and criminal matters. By going direct you may also find that the job is done quicker, and that you have more control over your case.

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Professional Memberships


Office Locations


Chambers of Taryn Lee QC 
37 Park Square

Tel: 0113 418 2167
Fax: 0870 912 5323


33 Colston Avenue
United Kingdom

Tel: 0117 287 2164
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The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
Queensway, Birmingham
B4 6AT

Tel: 0121 769 2164
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3 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BN
United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 327 2734
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5 Chancery Lane

Tel: 020 3958 4156
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