Chambers of Peter Birkett QC18-20 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4EA, ENGLAND
- Work 0161 278 1800
- Fax 0161 278 8220
- 728854 MANCHESTER 4
Regional Bar : Northern Circuit
Commercial, banking and insolvency
18 St John Street Chambers has notable depth of expertise across a wide range of commercial and Chancery matters, including banking and financial services, insolvency, intellectual property and probate.
David Hoffman - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘He has a strong paperwork practice, and is known for his preparation and drafting skills.’Ranked: tier 1
Nicholas Fewtrell - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Recommended for his knowledge of insurance litigation and, in particular, limitation issues.’Ranked: tier 1
Richard Chapman - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Regularly instructed in complex tax litigation by HMRC.’Ranked: tier 1
The majority of 18 St John Street Chambers’ work is conducted in the courts in the North West, although members do also regularly appear elsewhere. The group handles prosecution and defence instructions ranging from minor offences to high-profile and complex matters. Richard Vardon recently successfully prosecuted two male relatives of a Harry Potter actress after they threatened to murder her for entering into a relationship with a Hindu man.
Peter Birkett QC - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘His practice covers a wide range of offences including murder, gross negligence and serious fraud.’Ranked: tier 1
Raymond Wigglesworth QC - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Specialises in prosecuting and defending fraud cases.’Ranked: tier 1
Richard Vardon - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘A persuasive and effective jury advocate.’Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law
Within children law, 18 St John Street Chambers’ expertise spans areas such as public and private law Children Act proceedings, Adoption Act cases and child abduction. It also has a dedicated finance team experienced in disputes involving trusts, businesses and competing jurisdictions, as well as disputes arising from cohabitation and financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Sarah Kilvington - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘In addition to complex public law care work, she has a focus on mental health and capacity issues.’Ranked: tier 1
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Personal injury and clinical negligence
Industrial disease and clinical negligence are core strengths of 18 St John Street Chambers, and members regularly deal with high-value cases of the highest factual and legal complexity, including claims involving brain and spinal injuries and fatalities. The set’s niche expertise in road transport law adds a further dimension to its work.
Alastair Forrest - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Recommended for his expertise in high-value clinical negligence cases.’Ranked: tier 1
Mark Laprell - 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Good on technical issues, and a good advocate.’Ranked: tier 1
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