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;

  CRIMINAL CLERKS 0161 278 8262
  FAMILY CLERKS 0161 278 8263
  FEES CLERKS 0161 278 8264

18 St John Street Chambers

"Well known for crime and family work, with a traditionally strong reputation for high-end criminal law. The 30-strong family team includes specialists in care proceedings as well as finance and trusts. The group also has a number of practitioners working in the areas of commercial, Chancery, personal injury and clinical negligence law; members deal with highly complex and sensitive cases concerning industrial disease and road transport law, among other areas."
               - The Legal 500 (2016)

"Although 18 St John Street Chambers has historically been best known for criminal work, it has diversified in recent years. Notably, its family team is one of the largest on a single site in the North West, and its personal injury practitioners are also well regarded. The set also has a dedicated road transport team that handles crime and civil proceedings. The commercial and Chancery team has expertise in a range of disputes including consumer credit, civil fraud, sale of goods and VAT matters."
               - The Legal 500 (2015)

"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)

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.

From 31st January 2013 new Standard Contractual Terms of engagement will, in some cases, replace the existing method of instructing Barristers in England and Wales under the Withdrawal of Credit Scheme. For full details please <click here>.