Brad Pomfret > Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG


Brad has a broad-ranging commercial litigation and arbitration practice, covering diverse areas including contract, unjust enrichment, insolvency, company and partnership, sale of goods, insurance, professional negligence and privacy.

The majority of Brad’s work is in the Business and Property Courts of the High Court and he has appeared with success in the Court of Appeal a number of times, including most recently in the important contract/unjust enrichment case of Barton v Gwyn-Jones (2019) EWCA Civ 199 and, prior to that, in Gahan v Emirates [2018] 1 W.L.R. 2287, a test case concerning the interpretation of EC Regulation 261/2004, the Montreal Convention and questions of extraterritoriality in international law. He also drafted the submissions to the Supreme Court in response to Emirates’ unsuccessful application for permission to appeal.

Brad has recently completed an LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law at King’s College London, graduating in 2019. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in October 2019.

In addition to the above areas, Brad practises in sports law where, in addition to acting as advocate and adviser, he sits as arbitrator and disciplinary panel member for organisations including the Football Association and Sport Resolutions. 



Qualified 2004; Lincoln’s Inn. 2019; Bar of Northern Ireland.


Chancery Bar Association, British Association of Sports Lawyers, Northern Chancery Bar Association (Treasurer), Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association, British and Irish Commercial Bar Association


Bramhall High School, Stockport; University of London King’s College (2003 LLB) (2019 LLM).


Gym, golf, football, music.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Brad Pomfret – 23 Essex Street

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Brad Pomfret23 Essex StreetBrad is a robust advocate who exudes confidence in court. He has gone from strength to strength during his career. He is certainly one of the barristers at the top of my list when instructing Counsel. He gives straightforward, user friendly, commercial advice. He offers astute tactical advice which demonstrates his in-depth grasp of the law and significant experience in the Court.