David Hoffman > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
David Hoffman photo

Work Department

Commercial and chancery.


Commercial and chancery practitioner covering: arbitration, banking and insurance, chancery (general), construction, contract drafting & litigation, commercial litigation, equity and trusts, housing, human rights, IT and e-commerce, insolvency, intellectual property, landlord and tenant (business and residential) and social housing, partnership, professional negligence, property disputes, succession and inheritance. Also practices at 4-5 GRAY’S INN SQUARE (Chambers of Timothy Straker QC and Robert Griffiths QC), London (020 7404 5252). Also practices at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.


Called 1997; Lincoln’s Inn.


European Circuit (Treasurer); Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association; Society of Legal Scholars.


Manchester Grammar School; University College Oxford (BA law first class 1993) (BCL1994); Inns of Court School of Law; College Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

David Hoffman – 18 St John Street ChambersDavid has an exceptional understanding of the law that applies to any particular legal scenario and assesses the best course of action to achieve a client’s objectives. He is very approachable, flexible and helpful.’

18 St John Street Chambers is a ‘quality set‘. Head of chambers Richard Chapman KC  is also Chair of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association and has expertise in commercial contract disputes. The set also houses Elisabeth Tythcott, who handles shareholder disputes and breaches of fiduciary duties by directors. Tythcott represented the claimant in Miller v Ball, a case concerning a partnership dispute between veterinary surgeons. David Hoffman is also a notable name.