Yvonne Healing > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Family law.


Children [public law], child abduction, ancillary relief, cohabitee disputes. Notable cases: Manchester City Council v Elizabeth Bailey (1995). Whether full care orders in the basis that children would remain in the home would best serve child’s welfare or whether supervision orders were appropriate. Guidelines as to exercise of discretion when deciding order. Family law: Fam Div (Holman J) 1/12/95, References:T: 25/6/96 : (1996) 2 FLR 693, Document No.: Case Law – AC4000146.


Called 1987; Inner Temple.


Family Law Bar Association; Child Concern.


University of Liverpool; Inns of Court School of Law. Qualifications: LL.B (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 1

Yvonne Healing18 St John Street ChambersYvonne is a vastly experienced barrister, who brings to a case a calm and child-focused approach to addressing the issues. Yvonne’s advocacy is excellent, as is her preparation for hearings and ability to grasp and focus on the central, key issues.

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.