Mr Neil Ronan > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Neil Ronan’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal law, and he is regularly instructed for both the Prosecution and Defence. He is an experienced advocate; both in advancing complex legal argument and putting his client’s case.

Prior to his practice at the bar he spent 12 years as a forensic scientist and expert witness. In that time, he investigated over 30 homicide cases and had ownership of opinion evidence from crime scene to court room on hundreds of serious criminal cases.

He has particular expertise in matters of arson, cases involving trace evidence and is the only barrister in practice who is also an expert on drug traces on banknotes.

Neil is accordingly uniquely positioned to assist in cases involving complex scientific evidence and has been involved in advising on a number of appeals. Given his experience of homicide investigation Mr Ronan also accepts instruction in coronial matters.

Prior to joining Chambers, Neil undertook pupillage with Peter Du Feu and practiced on the south eastern circuit. In his first six he also managed his own caseload as a caseworker which means he knows exactly what a litigator has to face juggling multiple cases.

Between his work as a forensic scientist and pupil he was a legal executive with an award winning Personal Injury firm in Wilmslow. He also practiced as a county court advocate dealing with landlord and tenant and contract disputes.