18 St John Street Chambers has been at the forefront of high profile criminal law on the Northern Circuit and nationally for more than 30 years.

Our dedicated criminal team includes Queen’s Counsel and Junior Counsel at all levels of expertise and experience. A number of our senior practitioners sit as Recorders in the Crown Court.

18 St John Street Chambers’ criminal team undertakes both prosecution and defence instructions, from serious high profile and sophisticated organised crime to minor offences in all areas of criminal law.

The majority of our work is conducted in courts in the North West of England but practitioners regularly work “off-circuit” in other legal centres. Members of the department regularly represent defendants in some of the most serious and complex cases. Every case is capable of representation by appropriate counsel and our level of service applies both to cases in the higher courts and magistrates courts.

Our expertise also extends to Regulatory and Disciplinary matters.

We pride ourselves on providing professional, proficient and well organised counsel, supported by experienced and efficient dedicated criminal clerks, backed up by state-of-the-art information technology.


We offer in-house seminars, typically on a weekday at 5pm. All our speakers are accredited by the Bar Council and The Law Society.

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