Founded in 1862, Bank House Chambers is the UK’s oldest set of barristers outside of London. With a close-knit team of specialists covering crime, civil, family, regulatory and public law, Bank House proudly offer customers an outstanding level of care.
Bank House Chambers came to us to address their brand identity, which was disconnected from their values.
Although the chambers has the priceless asset of their rich heritage, they’re not content with standing still. They are forward thinking and progressive, with a level of care not offered by typical ‘wigs and gowns’ barristers. They needed a brand to reflect this attitude and appear trustworthy, confident, unpretentious and accessible.
A brand for a caring, historic chambers
Our solution was centred around a clean, contemporary logotype which incorporates the date of establishment and forms a strong, uniformed block. Like all of the brand elements, the logo carefully balances elements of old and new.
The identity is complimented by an abstract graphic inspired by subtle architectural details found on the exterior of the Old Bank House building — the oldest surviving brick-built house in Sheffield. This icon works independently to the logo as a mark of quality and is symbolic of their care and support.
As part of the project, Bank House asked us to tackle their signage and website. We commissioned photographer Justin Slee to capture a suite of imagery that would further the sense of trust and approachability. His photographs of staff members, the workplace and the local surroundings were used throughout the website to create a consistent look and feel.