7th Apr 2021

18 St John Street is thrilled to announce the appointment of James Parks to our newly created role of Chambers Director.

James joined us this week on 6 April 2021 and he is already a valued part of our chambers. Above all, he brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked for over 20 years at national supersets 3 Paper Buildings and No5 Chambers.


Our Head of Chambers Richard Chapman QC said:


“We are delighted to have appointed James Parks as our first Chambers Director. We are excited to have someone with James’ impressive combination of clerking experience, legal knowledge and business skills. He also shares our long-standing ethos of combining the highest standards of professionalism with an approachable and friendly service to all our clients. Subsequently, we are all looking forward to working with James and continuing to drive Chambers forward.”


James has hit the ground running and is thus introducing himself to our clients over the coming weeks. Already, he is enjoying working alongside such a skilled team and diverse client base. He is also looking forward to be working closely with Chambers Manager Emma Bowie. Emma has managed the operational procedures and administration of Chambers since 2017.


Chambers Director James Parks said:


“I am really honoured to be taking on this new role and joining such an established and prestigious chambers with a fine history. We have an exceptional and well recognised team of barristers… In addition to the highly regarded and experienced staff, providing top quality advice, advocacy and client care. Manchester and the North West has a thriving legal market and I am excited to become part of it.”


We could not be more pleased to have James on board. His appointment strengthen our team as a whole and enhances our reputation as one of Manchester’s leading barristers’ chambers.


For more information or to contact James, please email jparks@18sjs.com or call Chambers on 0161 278 1800.