CRIMINAL DEPARTMENT STATEMENT
At a meeting of the Criminal Department at 18 St John Street chambers on 7 July 2015 unanimous support was expressed by each attending member for not accepting returned briefs where another advocate has been instructed already to represent a defendant.
Further all members have expressed individual support for not accepting briefs in which the representation order is dated on or later than 1 July 2015.
For further details please feel free to contact our clerks;
John Hammond Senior Clerk 0161 278 8202 email@example.com
James Hotchin Head Criminal Clerk 0161 278 8207 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are now able to provide dedicated group dialling facilities to our clients, making it easier to contact our specific departmental and fees clerks, as follows;
|CIVIL AND CHANCERY CLERKS||0161 278 8261|
|CRIMINAL CLERKS||0161 278 8262|
|FAMILY CLERKS||0161 278 8263|
|FEES CLERKS||0161 278 8264|
18 St John Street Chambers
"Highly regarded across the board, with particular strengths in commercial, crime, personal injury and clinical negligence disputes. Chambers also provides a mediation service."
- The Legal 500 (2014)
"Solid all-round set... ...Highly Regarded"
- The Legal 500 (2013)
- The Legal 500 (2012)
"An Efficient and Effective Set"
- The Legal 500 (2011)
Excellence in practice
Chambers was established in 1973 by a small group of Manchester barristers. Through gradual expansion we are now a select set of 80 exceptional practitioners, all of whom are committed to Chambers’ original ethos of excellence in practice. Many of our members have gone onto the High Court bench and to sit in the Court of Appeal.
We pride ourselves on an objective and personal approach, providing clear advice of the best quality. Our commitment to first class advice and representation has led to many of our members appearing at the highest level with cases being reported in law reports and in the media. A number of us sit as recorders, have been selected for the attorney-general’s list and sit in a judicial capacity on tribunals. Our practitioners have also been called upon to appear in the European Court of Justice as well as in courts in foreign jurisdictions.
Client care is of paramount importance to us. Our superior levels of service have led to us obtaining Quality Mark, the Community Legal Services mark of excellence.
Professional clients can be reassured that we have established written procedures for the receipt of briefs and instructions, assignment of work to barristers and for the return and reassignment of work.
A Broad Base of Expertise
We are committed to being able to offer our clients expertise across a number of practice areas. We have a specialist on hand for each case.
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