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Chambers of Peter Birkett QC

18-20 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4EA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 278 1800
Fax:
Fax 0161 278 8220
DX:
728854 MANCHESTER 4
Email:
Web:
www.18sjs.com

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

18 St John Street Chambers has expertise in high-profile criminal cases, family work, and personal injury and clinical negligence matters. It is β€˜a professional set, where individuals will go out of their way to accommodate queries and requests’. In particular, β€˜nothing is ever too much trouble for the clerks’ and β€˜they can be relied upon to deliver, when needed’. Senior clerk John Hammond provides β€˜a very accessible and personal service’, and his clerks’ room is divided into civil, criminal and family sub-teams. On the civil side, Katie Brown and Ryan Pugh are β€˜extremely efficient’. James Hotchin (head criminal clerk) and the β€˜fantastic’ Camille Scott (head family clerk) are also key contacts. Offices in: Manchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

18 St John Street Chambers has expertise in high-profile criminal cases, family work, and personal injury and clinical negligence matters. It is β€˜a professional set, where individuals will go out of their way to accommodate queries and requests’. In particular, β€˜nothing is ever too much trouble for the clerks’ and β€˜they can be relied upon to deliver, when needed’. Senior clerk John Hammond provides β€˜a very accessible and personal service’, and his clerks’ room is divided into civil, criminal and family sub-teams. On the civil side, Katie Brown and Ryan Pugh are β€˜extremely efficient’. James Hotchin (head criminal clerk) and the β€˜fantastic’ Camille Scott (head family clerk) are also key contacts. Offices in: Manchester

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

18 St John Street Chambers has a β€˜good commercial and Chancery team’, where members are instructed in partnership cases, estate administration, contractual disputes and inheritance tax matters.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Christopher McNall - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A lateral thinker, who finds creative solutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Hoffman - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Very experienced across the spectrum of Chancery law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Chapman - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜His authoritative demeanour impresses in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Goldstein - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Very meticulous and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

18 St John Street Chambers houses members who defend and prosecute in high-profile murder and fraud cases.

Crime – Leading silks

Raymond Wigglesworth QC - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Very experienced in complex fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

18 St John Street Chambers handles public and private law children cases as well as financial remedy matters; with regards to the latter, Stephen Murray represented the wife in the high-profile Yvonne Taylor v Philip Taylor divorce case. Sarah Kilvington has particular expertise in serious cases of abuse.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Sarah Kilvington - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜She is unafraid to run difficult and unpopular cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Murray - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A strong presence on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Northern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

18 St John Street Chambers (Manchester)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

18 St John Street Chambers is well known for acting in serious personal injury and clinical negligence cases. For example, Mark Laprell has expertise in catastrophic injury cases resulting from road traffic accidents, and Kane Simons predominantly represents claimants in cases involving motorcycles.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Alastair Forrest - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Very experienced in clinical negligence matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Limb - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜He has an extraordinary eye for detail and quickly assimilates key issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kane Simons - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜He has a broad range of expertise in personal injury law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Laprell - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜He has a wealth of experience in catastrophic injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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