Leonie Caplan > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman QC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA

Work Department

All areas of family law (including Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees proceedings).


Child concern: prior to transferring to the Bar in 2001 Leonie practiced as a solicitor for 18 years in both Liverpool and Bolton. Following qualification she worked initially in conveyancing and probate before becoming responsible for running branch offices which dealt with the full range of general practice whilst personally practicing exclusively in family law. Leonie is an experienced lecturer and welcomes the opportunity to provide, at solicitors’ request, in-depth and insightful seminars on a wide range of her specialist practice areas.


Called to the Bar: Admitted as a solicitor in 1982, transferred to Bar in 2001 (Inner Temple).


Family Law Bar Association.


Bury Grammar School; University of Keele; College of Law, Chester. Qualifications: BA (Hons) law and psychology.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 3

Leonie Caplan18 St John Street ChambersShe is friendly, approachable, helpful, and professional.

Members of 18 St John Street Chambers provide ‘an excellent service‘ to clients and pride themselves on their approachability and expertise across the family field of law, including divorce and financial remedy, as well as private and public children law. Stephen Murray is known for his meticulous preparation and thorough grasp of the law; Yvonne Healing brings a ‘calm and child-focused approach to addressing issues‘; Kate Bramall has an established and broad client-base; former solicitor Leonie Caplan is a go-to for care proceedings; Kate Donohue is highlighted by instructing law firm for putting clients at ease; Fiona Holloran has a ‘strong forensic grasp‘ in evidence and issues; while the ‘very knowledgeableRehana Begum is another name to note for her complex public law cases.