Darren Watts

Barrister (previously a solicitor) (Call Date: 2005) Contact Clerk
Darren Watts

Darren is a very experienced family practitioner, specialising mainly in public law cases.

Darren initially worked as a solicitor-advocate (Higher Rights – Civil Proceedings) for six years, both in independent practice and for Essex County Council, and was a member of the Law Society Children Panel. Transferring to the Bar in 2005, he practised family law from Tanfield Chambers in London before moving to 1 Gray’s Inn Square. He joined East Anglian Chambers in May 2016.

Operating mainly in south Essex and Hertfordshire, Darren has considerable experience in supporting local authorities in their child protection work but is also able to assist parents and other family members. He is qualified to accept work on a public access basis.

Darren, an RAF reservist, was called up in April 2020 to assist during the present coronavirus pandemic.  He was away from Chambers until early October but has now returned to practice and is therefore ready and able to accept instructions.  Welcome back, Darren.


BSc (Essex)