The firm has its main offices in Nicosia but has associates in Limassol/Larnaca/Paphos districts. Our law firm covers the whole of Cyprus and has a wide practice at the Supreme Court and District Court Level. Further, we are known for our long experience and participation in high profile cases in the European Court of Human Rights.
The younger generation is now j oining the firm. Dr. Clerides’ daughter joined the firm in 2007 after finishing her LLB a the University of Essex and LLM at the University College of London (UCL) in the UK. His older son has also finished his legal studies by completing his LLB at the University of Sussex and the LPC at the College of Law, London. The younger member of the family, Constantinos Clerides has also finished his legal studies in the UK (LLB at the Univeristy of Leicester, LLM at King's College University, London and BVC at the College of Law, London) and has joined the firm.
In our head offices in Nicosia we currently employ nine registered lawyers and six more as paralegal stuff. All our lawyers are UK qualified living up to the high standards of UK education with in-depth knowledge of the Cyprus’ legal system which is mostly based on the UK’s legal system. We aim to provide only the best legal aid and this is achieved by our high standard professional staff.
The Chambers have a history of some 50 years and more. The Law Practice goes back to the early 1950’s. It was setup by Mr. Phoebus N. Clerides Barrister-at-law, of Lincoln?s Inn. He unfortunately passed away on 30.11.2011. Phoebus Clerides came from a well known family of teachers, lawyers, politicians. His father was a well known author and teacher from Agros village. First cousin to Glafkos Clerides ex President of the Republic. Phoebus was the brother of Lefkos Clerides also a Barrister-at-Law and Senior Counsel, ex Minister of Justice and ex President of the Cyprus Bar. Phoebus was also a Minister of Justice 1983-1985 and a Member of the House of Representatives. He served in the Cyprus Regiment during the Second World War. Though he was retired he still was a valuable consultant to our firm until his death.
His son Dr. Christos Clerides joined the practice in 1982 with his sister Maro Cleridou - Tsiappa now in the Office of the Attorney General as Attorney of the Republic. The practice was carried out under Phoebus Clerides & Co. Years later, the firm started cooperating with Neophytos Pirilides law firm in Limassol and still does until today.
In 2009 the firm formed a Lawyers' Limited Company and was re-named Phoebus, Christos Clerides & Associates LLC. Many young and aspiring pupil advocates did their year of training with Phoebus, Christos Clerides and Associates and still do so.