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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 noted for its β€˜solid family department’, as well as its extensive expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, as well as criminal matters. Recent moves include Sarah Kilvington join 9 St John Street. The clerks are β€˜commercial, helpful, pragmatic and always help to find a solution’. Senior clerk John Hammond runs a clerks’ room split into civil, criminal and family sub-teams. Katie Brown, Emma Higgins and Ryan Pugh are the names to note on the civil side. James Hotchin (head criminal clerk) and 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 is noted for its β€˜solid family department’, as well as its extensive expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence cases, as well as criminal matters. Recent moves include Sarah Kilvington join 9 St John Street. The clerks are β€˜commercial, helpful, pragmatic and always help to find a solution’. Senior clerk John Hammond runs a clerks’ room split into civil, criminal and family sub-teams. Katie Brown, Emma Higgins and Ryan Pugh are the names to note on the civil side. James Hotchin (head criminal clerk) and 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’ commercial, banking and Chancery team have solid expertise in contractual disputes, estate administration, inheritance tax issues and partnership matters.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – 2019 silks

Richard Chapman QC - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A devastatingly effective cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Christopher McNall - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in Chancery cases involving agricultural disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Hoffman - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜His knowledge of commercial law is first class.’

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Goldstein - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜Experienced in traditional Chancery matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

18 St John Street Chambers’ family practice is adept at handling financial remedy cases and public and private law children matters. In March 2018 Sarah Kilvington moved to 9 St John Street.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Kate Bramall - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A redoubtable advocate whose calm and reassuring manner instantly puts clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Murray - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜He is combative, always up for a fight and never lets the client down.’

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 has β€˜strength in depth’ across its personal injury and clinical negligence practice, where members handle catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic and motorcycle accidents and medical negligence matters involving cases of birth injuries, negligent surgery and failure to diagnose claims. Alastair Forrest recently retired from full practice.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Christopher Limb - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A highly meticulous advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Elahe Youshani - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜She has in-depth knowledge of personal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kane Simons - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜He has an excellent manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Laprell - 18 St John Street Chambers β€˜A tenacious and skilful advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

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