Mr John Vickery > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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John was originally called to the Bar in 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Having spent over 20 years as a solicitor, John returned to practise at the Bar in 2019.

John has a broad business and property practice with a particular focus on corporate and personal insolvency related matters.

Before returning to the Bar, John was most recently a partner in a major UK firm leading the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice in the North West. Prior to that, John was a partner in a major international law firm.

John advised on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He acted for insolvency practitioners, receivers, banks, lenders, creditors, debtors, directors, shareholders and other parties interested in or affected by individual or companies in financial distress, or where financial distress is anticipated.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

John Vickery – 18 St John Street Chambers ‘John is personable and happy to assist on challenging and knotty cases on a contingent basis.’

18 St John Street Chambers is praised for having ‘a number of highly-experienced business and property counsel involved in some very heavy litigation.’ The set is home to Richard Chapman KC, who is head of chambers, and Oliver Caplan, who is strong in insolvency litigation for both individuals and corporates. Jennifer Newstead-Taylor regularly acts on matters regarding complex claims for director disqualification arising from VAT fraud, bankruptcy restriction orders, applications for provisional liquidators, and public interest winding-up petitions. John Vickery adeptly handles contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters; he recently acted for the liquidators in Ltd v P & Others, a case concerning alleged misfeasance and wrongful trading. Elisabeth Tythcott is another notable name in the set, and she successfully acted for the claimant in Cheshire Estates (Oakglade) Limited v Daw and Cheshire Estates (Spenbrook) Limited, which involved a claim for £3m equitable compensation against directors for breach of fiduciary duty.