Wayne Goldstein > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

General chancery and commercial law.


General chancery and commercial law including; land law and neighbour disputes, TOLATA, landlord and tenant (residential and business), insolvency, inheritance and wills, contract, torts, building disputes, banking, consumer credit, company, trusts, partnerships and insurance, sale of goods and fraud. Inquests (including treasure trove) and enquiries, actions against the police, sports and disciplinary tribunals. Anti-social behaviour and harassment. Regulatory including licensing, taxis, road transport, trading standards, agricultural, food, fisheries and environmental. Matters involving Australian law (former Australian Barrister). Licensed to accept direct access instructions.


Called 1999; Lincoln’s Inn. (1992 – New South Wales, Australia).


Sydney Boys; Macquarie University, Sydney; College of Law, Sydney; Qualifications: BA, LLB, diploma legal practice.


Family, cricket, classic cars, film, Australian poetry, wine and rock music. Former professional cricketer.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Wayne Goldstein18 St John Street ChambersParticularly strong on trusts and Inheritance Act matters.

18 St John Street Chambers is a ‘very good set all-round‘ with in-depth expertise in the Chancery, probate, and tax fields. Christopher McNall is a specialists in disputes about agricultural tenancies, the taxation of farms and land, and proprietary estoppel and Inheritance Act claims relating to farms. He acted for the successful appellants in their appeal against the refusal by HMRC to allow Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief against a farm on the basis the deceased was no longer a farmer and the dwelling was no longer a farmhouse. Elsewhere, Wayne Goldstein is acting for an inheritance claim totalling approximately £500,000; the claimant, his client, has learning difficulties and is bringing the claim against his mother and sisters for provision out of his late father’s estate. Oliver Caplan has ‘an understanding manner with clients supported by tenacious advocacy‘, and is a go-to junior for trust disputes.