Set Profile > Chambers of Richard Norton > Chester , North West

Chambers of Richard Norton
St John's Buildings
21 WHITE FRIARS
CHESTER
CH1 1NZ
North West

Set overviews: England and Wales

One of the largest chambers on the Northern and North Eastern circuits, St John's Buildings is particularly strong in family law across Yorkshire and Lancashire. The set also has expertise in Court of Protection, defendant personal injury, criminal, Chancery, and employment work. Since our last guide, Lorraine Cavanagh QC has taken silk; former solicitor David Jones has joined the set’s employment group; and Jennifer Scully has officially been sworn in as a circuit judge. The ‘friendly and accommodating clerks’ are led by chief executive Chris Ronan. Tim Booth and Mark Robinson run the Sheffield and Chester operations respectively, while in Manchester, Mark Heald heads the crime team, Paul Laverty leads the family clerking, and Chris Shaw the civil team, which manages personal injury, employment, and commercial law. Offices in: Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, and Chester

St John’s Buildings has a proven reputation for providing expert barristers and delivering a complete legal solution. We build long-term partnerships with clients by providing exceptional counsel backed by professional, reliable and consistently high quality standards of service.

Chambers is an early and enthusiastic adopter of new technology and AI to facilitate better and more cost effective service delivery. Innovations include, electronic booking, cloud storage, online diaries, remote access and automated billing. We invest heavily in our IT infrastructure and surrounding technologies.

Two years ago, Chambers developed unique electronic case collaboration software, in partnership with Advanced Legal. This innovation continues to receive national media attention for enabling the dramatic reduction of both our costs and our environmental footprint.

Already one of the largest Chambers in the country, St John’s Buildings is following a strategy for growth to enhance the ability to service clients’ needs by providing advocacy and advisory services nationally. This strategy is underpinned and enabled by our values of Service Excellence, Approachability, Community and Agility. The values define how we behave collectively and individually, to clients and to colleagues.

Chambers is managed by a Board of Directors and audited to ISO 9001 standards. Corporate governance and information security are taken very seriously; all members and staff have been trained on GDPR regulations.

As well as market-leading facilities including video conferencing, mediation suites, private meeting rooms and conference facilities, clients can take advantage of a wide programme of CPD seminars, and members offer bespoke in-house training on request. Regular client surveys are undertaken, feedback is acted upon immediately and improvements built into the Quality Manual.

SJB clients are spread nationally and range from the full spectrum of legal firms, insurance firms, local authorities and high-net-worth individuals through to commercial enterprises and SMEs. Members of Chambers also accept instructions from members of the public under the direct access rules.

Other addresses:

21 White Friars, Chester CH1 1NZ, Phone 01244 323070, Fax 01244 342930

38 Vernon Street, Liverpool L2 2AY, Phone 0151 243 6000, Fax 0151 243 6040

7 Leopold Street, Sheffield S1 2GY, Phone 0114 273 8951, Fax 0114 276 0848

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Chris Ronan clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0161 214 1500
Head of Corporate Services David Anderson clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0161 214 1500
Practice Manager, Liverpool Lisa Kemp clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0151 243 6000
Senior Clerk, Sheffield Tim Booth sheffield.clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0114 273 8951
Senior Clerk, Chester Mark Robinson clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 01244 323070
Senior Civil Clerk Chris Shaw clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0161 214 1500
Senior Criminal Clerk Mark Heald clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0161 214 1500
Senior Family Clerk Paul Laverty clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk 0161 214 1500
Head of Chambers NORTON, Richard (1992)
Members of Chambers REDFERN QC, Michael (1970)
Members of Chambers CROWLEY QC, Jane (1976)
Members of Chambers O'BYRNE QC, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers BERKLEY QC, David (1979)
Members of Chambers HILL QC, Jamie (1984)
Members of Chambers HEATON QC, Frances (1985)
Members of Chambers HARRISON QC, Sally (1992)
Members of Chambers KELLY QC, Brendan (1988)
Members of Chambers COLBORNE QC, Michelle (1993)
Members of Chambers ROWLEY QC, Karl (1994)
Members of Chambers CAVANAGH QC, Lorraine (2000)
Members of Chambers VATER QC, John (1995)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Graeme (1968)
Members of Chambers HEDGECOE, John (1972)
Members of Chambers SHANNON, Eric (1974)
Members of Chambers LOWE, Geoffrey (1975)
Members of Chambers LONGWORTH, Antony (1978)
Members of Chambers GRUNDY, Philip (1980)
Members of Chambers LONG, Andrew (1981)
Members of Chambers BRUCE, David (1982)
Members of Chambers GAL, Sonia (1982)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Peter (1983)
Members of Chambers McKENNA, Brian (1983)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Keith (1983)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Julian (1984)
Members of Chambers LLOYD, Julian (1985)
Members of Chambers DICKINSON, Jonathan (1986)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Julian (1986)
Members of Chambers KLOSS, Diana MBE (1986)
Members of Chambers WALKER, Jane (1987)
Members of Chambers DAGNALL, Jane (1987)
Members of Chambers OATES, John (1987)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Nicholas (1987)
Members of Chambers BATRA, Bunty (1988)
Members of Chambers EASTWOOD, Charles (1988)
Members of Chambers CRABTREE, Simon (1988)
Members of Chambers DAVITT, Paula (1988)
Members of Chambers SANDERS, Damian (1988)
Members of Chambers GRUNDY, Clare (1989)
Members of Chambers PARTINGTON, Lisa (1989)
Members of Chambers BRITCLIFFE, Anne (1989)
Members of Chambers O'BRIEN Joseph (1989)
Members of Chambers CARTER, Richard (1990)
Members of Chambers THOMPSON, Jonathan (1990)
Members of Chambers WATSON, David (1990)
Members of Chambers SIMPSON, Raquel (1990)
Members of Chambers REEVELL, Simon (1990)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Alastair (1991)
Members of Chambers MAWDSLEY, Matthew (1991)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Mark (1991)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Jonathan (1991)
Members of Chambers PRATT, Patricia (1991)
Members of Chambers SAVAGE, Tim (1991)
Members of Chambers GREEN, Andrew (1992)
Members of Chambers McNERNEY, Kevin (1992)
Members of Chambers ASHMOLE, Timothy (1992)
Members of Chambers WALKER, Fiona (1992)
Members of Chambers KLOSS, Alex (1993)
Members of Chambers POLGLASE, David (1993)
Members of Chambers FITZHARRIS, Ginnette (1993)
Members of Chambers BANKS, Rachael (1993)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Dermot (1993)
Members of Chambers STANISTREET, Penelope (1993)
Members of Chambers SEARLE, Jason (1993)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Leona (1993)
Members of Chambers FORD, Caroline (1993)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Myles (1993)
Members of Chambers JONES, Benjamin (1993)
Members of Chambers ORME, Richard (1993)
Members of Chambers FLOOD, David (1993)
Members of Chambers RODIKIS, Joanna (1993)
Members of Chambers RHYS, Megan (1994)
Members of Chambers WILD, Steven (1994)
Members of Chambers GATENBY, James (1994)
Members of Chambers CHUKWUEMEKA, John (1994)
Members of Chambers CONNOR, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers TREBLE, Paul (1994)
Members of Chambers COLE, Justine (1994)
Members of Chambers WRENN, Helen (1994)
Members of Chambers LOWE, Craig (1994)
Members of Chambers BOOTH, Nigel (1994)
Members of Chambers HOUGHTON, Lisa (1994)
Members of Chambers MANN, Sara (1994)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS, Stephen (1994)
Members of Chambers GUMBS, Annette (1994)
Members of Chambers FRIEZE, Daniel (1994)
Members of Chambers STABLES, Gordon (1995)
Members of Chambers HICKEY, Julian (1995)
Members of Chambers WEIR, Olivia (1995)
Members of Chambers LAWSON, Andrew (1995)
Members of Chambers McHUGH, Pauline (1995)
Members of Chambers HILLAS, Samantha (1996)
Members of Chambers ASLETT, Pépin (1996)
Members of Chambers GOLDSACK, Ian (1997)
Members of Chambers BAILEY, Andrew (1997)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Zillah (1997)
Members of Chambers DENTON, Douglas (1997)
Members of Chambers MAHMOOD, Ghazan (1997)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Simeon (1997)
Members of Chambers PARRY, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers SWAIN, Jacqueline (1998)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Dafydd (1998)
Members of Chambers ROWLEY-FOX, Rachael (1998)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Clare (1998)
Members of Chambers BURNELL, Kate (1998)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, David (1998)
Members of Chambers JAMES, David (1998)
Members of Chambers MURDIN, Liam (1998)
Members of Chambers SIMMONDS, Alexandra (1998)
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Susan (1998)
Members of Chambers HAMMOND, Fayaz (1999)
Members of Chambers KAUSER, Yasmin (1999)
Members of Chambers BYRNE, Philip (1999)
Members of Chambers RANA, Sufiyan (1999)
Members of Chambers LORD, Andrew (1999)
Members of Chambers HOLSGROVE, Lara (1999)
Members of Chambers ASTBURY, Philip (1999)
Members of Chambers LIVESLEY, Rhian (2000)
Members of Chambers BEEVER, Prudence (2000)
Members of Chambers WHALLEY, Alison (2000)
Members of Chambers VAN DER HAER, Audrey (2000)
Members of Chambers HAYES, Kathryn (2000)
Members of Chambers KING, Oliver (2001)
Members of Chambers MARSHALL, Laura (2001)
Members of Chambers QUINNEY, Nicola (2001)
Members of Chambers WYNNE, Andrew (2001)
Members of Chambers POJUR, David (2001)
Members of Chambers PORTER-PHILLIPS, Clare (2001)
Members of Chambers BRIDGMAN, Andrew (2000)
Members of Chambers VIR SINGH, Sylvia (2001)
Members of Chambers REEVELL, Louise (2001)
Members of Chambers CLINE, Robert (2002)
Members of Chambers THYNE, Richard (2002)
Members of Chambers SENIOR, Mark (2002)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Paul (2002)
Members of Chambers MOSS, Christopher (2002)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Rebecca (2002)
Members of Chambers McCLOSKEY, Louise (2002)
Members of Chambers MOTTRAM, Cheryl (2002)
Members of Chambers MONTALDO, Neil (2002)
Members of Chambers SEMPLE, Gordon (2003)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Abigail (2003)
Members of Chambers PALLO, Simon (2003)
Members of Chambers MAGUIRE, Clodagh (2003)
Members of Chambers ALI, Kashif (2003)
Members of Chambers AKERS, Robert (2003)
Members of Chambers LAWRENCE, Benjamin (2003)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Stephen (2003)
Members of Chambers ABRAHAM, Jade (2004)
Members of Chambers WADDELL, Philippa (2004)
Members of Chambers RIMMER, Catherine (2004)
Members of Chambers CONNOLLY, Timothy (2004)
Members of Chambers POOLE, William (2004)
Members of Chambers STANBURY, Louise (2004)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Peta (2004)
Members of Chambers SUTTON, Rebecca (2004)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Helen (2004)
Members of Chambers CHARLES, Simon (2004)
Members of Chambers McGARRY, Steven (2005)
Members of Chambers OPENSHAW, Samantha (2005)
Members of Chambers WHITE, Debra (2005)
Members of Chambers THOMPSON, Gareth (2005)
Members of Chambers SPENCER, Shaun (2005)
Members of Chambers MARSHALL, Lucy (2005)
Members of Chambers CHRISTIAN, Neil (2005)
Members of Chambers DE NAVARRO, Frances (2005)
Members of Chambers KELLY, Ben (2006)
Members of Chambers MORLEY, Kate (2006)
Members of Chambers DAVEY, Helen (2006)
Members of Chambers PARE, Christopher (2006)
Members of Chambers BUNTING, Diarmuid (2006)
Members of Chambers WHEATLEY, Jane (2007)
Members of Chambers VANDERPUMP, Henry (2007)
Members of Chambers OWEN-CASEY, Neil (2007)
Members of Chambers CLEMO, Philip (2007)
Members of Chambers GILMOUR, Peter (2007)
Members of Chambers HAGGIS, Andrew (2007)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Hannah (2007)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Cerys (2008)
Members of Chambers METCALFE, Daniel (2008)
Members of Chambers COOPER, Elisabeth (2008)
Members of Chambers MURRAY, Simon (2008)
Members of Chambers WALKER, Hannah (2008)
Members of Chambers CAREY, Matthew (2008)
Members of Chambers BELLAMY, Jonathan (2008)
Members of Chambers MADDISON, Simon (2008)
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Jamie (2008)
Members of Chambers GOMER, Elis (2008)
Members of Chambers LLOYD, Douglas (2008)
Members of Chambers FRANCE-HAYHURST, Lucinda (2009)
Members of Chambers HOLT, Kerry (2009)
Members of Chambers NASH, Laura (2009)
Members of Chambers BAINES, David (2009)
Members of Chambers SINGH, Ashley (2009)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Elliw (2009)
Members of Chambers ASHKAR, Natalie (2008)
Members of Chambers WHITELEY, Ginny (2010)
Members of Chambers BAQRI, Zahra (2010)
Members of Chambers SOUTHCOTE-WANT, Jessica (2010)
Members of Chambers CHENG, Zoe (2011)
Members of Chambers WILSON-THEAKER, Jessica (2012)
Members of Chambers BURLEY, Michelle (2012)
Members of Chambers KEEHAN, Eleanor (2013)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Charlotte (2013)
Members of Chambers SPENCE, Kate (2013)
Members of Chambers GIHAIR, Navpreeth (2013)
Members of Chambers MAXWELL, Gemma (2014)
Members of Chambers AHARI, Tarlun (2014)
Members of Chambers HUTCHINSON, Kelly (2014)
Members of Chambers GRAY, Hunter (2015)
Members of Chambers SHERRINGTON, Thomas (2015)
Members of Chambers ZAFAR, Fatima (2015)
Members of Chambers GORDON, Jemma (2015)
Members of Chambers PARIS, William (2015)
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Robert (2016)
Members of Chambers JONES, Kevin (2016)
Members of Chambers BURDON, Matthew (2016)
Members of Chambers RIEKSTINA, Kate (2016)
Members of Chambers ROSS, Niamh (2016)
Members of Chambers BATTERTON, Sean (2016)
Members of Chambers WALSH, Martyn (2017)
Members of Chambers HEANEY, Simon (2017)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Thomas (2017)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Richard (2017)
Members of Chambers BRANNAN, Maria (2017)
Members of Chambers RICHARDSON, Julie (2017)
Members of Chambers POWELL, Natalie (2017)
Members of Chambers TITUS-COBB, Rebecca (2017)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Thomas (2017)
Members of Chambers McKENNA, John (2018)
Members of Chambers JONES, David (2019)
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