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Game of Thrones meets Coronation Street: London chambers launches incredible website featuring magical smoke and eerie cobbled streets

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Far from traditional

Image credit: Whitestone Chambers

A London-based chambers has said ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to a traditional website in favour of a more eccentric online offering.

Vistors to the website of Whitestone Chambers — a recently-formed commercial set headed up by barrister Lawrence Power — are greeted with Harry Potter-esque magical smoke, which moves as you drag your cursor around the page.

Scrolling down the site, prospective clients can enjoy some artwork depicting naval warfare, numerous golden triangles, some guys wearing “Brixton” baseball caps and an ever-present spinning colour wheel in the corner.

Image credit: Whitestone Chambers

There does, however, appear to be a number of typos on the new site, particularly on the set’s “capabilities” page. Take this extract under the heading “drafting”:

“We are specialist with documents that is how we were trained and what we continue to train together as a team. We do not do cut and copy. We think. We create. We solve. We work towards your goals when settleing contracts, structuring, creating compaies, M&A, joint ventures all baes on real, relevant research. If you are looking for true solutions based writers who understand the fundamentals of the written legal word then you have come to the right place.”

Issues aside, Whitestone’s recruitment page is also well worth a quick pit-stop. Users are taken on a journey across a rain-soaked cobbled road (think Game of Thrones meets Coronation Street) which, rather ominously, bears words such as “pupillage” and “tenancy”.

Image credit: Whitestone Chambers

Whitestone Chambers has been approached for comment.

This isn’t the first time a chambers website has caught Legal Cheek’s eye: step forward London’s 15 New Bridge Street. In 2016, we noted that a member of the criminal set’s clerking team had punted for a very laidback profile photo.

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63 Comments

Anonymous

How many chambers is Lawrence Power going to set up?

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Anonymous

All of them

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Anonymous

all your chambers are belong to us

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Anonymous

Typo.

“you[‘]re”

I’ve fixed it for you, because I’m nice like that.

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Anonymous

No reported cases since 2014. Mad ting.

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Anonymous

It’s because they’re all about the future.

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Anonymous

A barristers’ chambers (or firm for that matter) that spends a lot of money on gimmicky website but cannot get basic spelling and grammar isn’t worth hiring. Plus the website isn’t user-friendly at all and a lot of the pages won’t load so they haven’t got that right either!

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Anonymous

Oh….it’s just 4KBW renamed with half their previous members having left.

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Anonymous

Half? I didn’t realise that there was anyone left after the walk out.

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Bill

No , it’s 4KBW, the Chambers of Lawrence Power, and his ever dwindling barristers. Not to be confused with the original 4KBW upstairs!

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Anonymous

POWER

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

How arrogant making such a fuss about where people went to uni……It doesn’t fool anyone into thinking it’s a good set!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Larry P has finally lost it

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Anonymous

The infamous Lozza P

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Anonymous

A chaotic website is a surefire sign of a chaotic mind.

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Anonymous

“… clerking team had a punted…” ??

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Mr. Charles

What an absolute joke! No thanks. Plus they only offer first 6 pupillage, what is that about?

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Anonymous

Maybe HoC would feel threatened by anyone else starting to build up a successful practice in chambers?

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Anonymous

It would not need to be a “successful” practice for him to feel threatened by it.

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Anonymous

Re joining page featuring cobbled street and water: is it supposed to be rain water or sewage? Either way, an image speaks louder than thousand words ….

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Anonymous

The website is missing some background music. Huge oversight.

Also, what’s the point of providing Youtube and Vimeo links if they just take you to the Youtube/Vimeo homepages? Got me excited for nothing….

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Anonymous

POWER

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Bill

RANGER

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Worth watching the intro to the Sherlock Holmes movie and then compare and contrast the cobbled street sequence on Whitestone’s “Join” page. https://youtu.be/098QxdbedQI

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Anonymous

Can’t wait for the movie to come out.

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Anonymous

Of all the available images on the internet, these are the ones they decide to use on their website?

Really?

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Anonymous

Sorry what image are you referring to ?

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Anonymous

Sorry, my mistake. I mistook the image/footage of a person belt-sanding a metal rod for an image of a person belt-sanding a metal rod.

Same applies to the image of sailors on boats having a bit of a disagreement with each other.
There are others, but I can’t make them out as they are too low resolution.

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Anonymous

“We walk. We chew gum. At the same time.”

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Anonymous

GOING PLACES

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Anonymous

This post has been removed because it breached Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

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Anonymous

This must be the set of chambers that is advising on the Brexit negotiations.

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Anonymous

Oh mate

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Anonymous

The negative comments on this article are appalling.

I think the website is different, and really should be welcomed.

I cannot think of any chambers which has a website such as that of Whitestone; they in my honest opinion are truly dull, and look as if though a GCSE design student created them on WordPress.

Further, the article was about the website, and not about the member of chambers, nor it’s head of chambers. I have previously completed a mini-pupillage at Mr Power’s chambers, and I for one have yet to come across an individual who works as hard as Mr Power does.

Majority of you on this forum are completely misinformed, and the information you have is completely incorrect.

However, this isn’t the first time that people have left unnecessary comments on Legal Cheek. I have never come across a profession that is so anti another’s success, and is willing to jump at the first opportunity to bring someone down.

Well done Mr Power, the website is excellent and I cannot wait to see more of Whitestone 🙂

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Not Lawrence Power

Yes, people are probably just envious of this magnificent new venture.

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Anonymous

I am envious of your magnificent sarcasm

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Anonymous

Thanks Larry. Erm… I mean totally anonymous person.

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Anonymous

I also cannot wait to see more of the Whitestone website. I’m hoping they’re going to launch a VR tour shortly.

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Anonymous

Theme park.

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Anonymous

Whitestone Chambers, The World Tour

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Anonymous

I’m looking forward to the Marvel Film

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Anonymous

More so than the next Avengers movie

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Anonymous

Is that a euphemism? 👀

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Anonymous

No.

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Anonymous

Cool website.

In this day and age we need something to make the profession not look as dull as it is.

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Sarah K

‘joint ventures all baes’ though. Might get that on a t-shirt.

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Anonymous

We should start a group-buy

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Nathan P

“It’s just like that episode of Game of Thrones”

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Kingsley Amis

Do not boast that you are “true solutions based writers” if you literally cannot write

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Will Self

Where can I get some “true problem based writers” please?

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Writer of true problems

I can write you some problems.

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Anonymous

I thinkits a lovley webSIte. Your all juSt jelous.

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Anonymous

I think that the “Magic Roundabout” music might be a suitable backing track.

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Anonymous

“Picture Box”?

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Anonymous

Ooh how about the music from Tales of the Unexpected?

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Anonymous

Dubstep would be more appropriate

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Anonymous

I’ve heard that they’ll only accept payment in doubloons now

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Black Lotus

Strong Magic The Gathering vibes with the logo. Larry Pizzle can cast a spell on me any day

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Anonymous

All you lot are just bitter that you haven’t been invited to the re-launch party. I heard that Howard from the Halifax advert and someone who used to be in Made in Chelsea are going to be there.

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Anonymous

What the fuck did I just view.

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