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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 is 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. John Hammond is senior clerk. Office in: Manchester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

18 St John Street Chambers is 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. John Hammond is senior clerk. Office in: Manchester

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

18 St John Street Chambers is home to ‘experienced commercial and Chancery practitioners’. The set has expertise in cases concerning partnership, probate, wills and trusts issues. David Hoffman also handles professional negligence matters, while Wayne Goldstein has particular experience in international banking disputes.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

David Hoffman - 18 St John Street ChambersRecommended for a wide range of Chancery matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Chapman - 18 St John Street ChambersA well-known commercial and company barrister.

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Goldstein - 18 St John Street ChambersRecommended for tax and international matters in the Mercantile Court.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Appearing on the defence and prosecution side of criminal cases, members of 18 St John Street Chambers handle high-profile murders and serious organised crime cases.

Crime – Leading silks

Raymond Wigglesworth QC - 18 St John Street ChambersHighly regarded for his complex fraud work.

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

18 St John Street Chambers is home to ‘hardworking and easy-to-deal-with family barristers’. The set has expertise in children law, particularly public law cases. Sarah Kilvington has been involved in family proceedings arising out of a high-profile child grooming case. Stephen Murray specialises in financial remedy.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Sarah Kilvington - 18 St John Street ChambersEasy to work with, reliable, conscientious and forthright.

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Murray - 18 St John Street ChambersAn excellent advocate; he is tenacious, articulate and has an excellent rapport with judges.

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 handles serious personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Mark Laprell is well known for taking on catastrophic injury cases resulting from road traffic accidents.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Alastair Forrest - 18 St John Street ChambersHe has expertise in the clinical negligence arena.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Laprell - 18 St John Street ChambersHe is adept at handling all serious personal injury matters.

Ranked: tier 1

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