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Chambers of Susan Hunter

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CLIENT: Jo Darlington, Head of Brain Injury
FIRM: New Law Solicitors
TESTIMONIAL:  “I have instructed St Johns Chambers for 25 years – they are the premier set for personal injury in the South West & also provide national coverage. They have a really good breadth of talent spread across the team with members able to cover the most heavy-weight of cases for me. They are backed up by a strong clerking team lead by Annette Bushell.”

CLIENT: Amanda Noyce, Partner, Inheritance & Trust Disputes
FIRM: Withy King LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have been a regular user of the services of St John`s Chambers since qualifying in 1992. I have never been disappointed by their services throughout this time. They are clearly outstanding in Bristol. In more recent years, and certainly during the last year, I, or the team of solicitors for whom I am responsible, have used the services of: Charles Auld, Alex Troup, Chris Jones, and Oliver Wooding. Charles and Alex are very experienced barristers who are not afraid of giving an opinion on the strength of a case, whether strong or weak. They are strong advocates and enjoy the thrust of the court room, as well as being able to give an academic opinion on the law. Chris Jones enjoys dealing with academic applications and thrives on legal issues which are unusual. He has been on a steep upward curve during the past 11 years. Oliver is a very competent barrister and we have used him on Court of Protection cases recently. He is very practical in his approach. All these barristers are extremely approachable, very good with clients, very knowledgeable, commercial in their approaches to settlement and strong under the pressure of the court room. They all have a good sense of humour, which helps with the stress of the job and in encouraging good client relationships! In addition, St John`s regularly hold seminars on a wide variety of legal issues. The barristers mentioned above regularly join me on a forum with regard to inheritance disputes. These are well attended and the feedback from the guests is always very positive. The clerks at St John`s are superb. They are all very friendly and are commercial in the manner in which they deal with costs issues, for instance understanding when clients need some time to pay on occasions. They have even sometimes cut costs to enable more impecunious clients to be represented. They have never let me down when I have needed urgent assistance eg with injunctive proceedings and have gone the extra mile when required, eg dealing directly with the court on behalf of counsel and also solicitors. Special mention for: Rob Bocock, Paul Bennett, Elizabeth Champion. They are always polite and go out of their way to help when the pressure is heavy.

CLIENT: Nicola Purcell, Senior Associate, Property Litigation
FIRM: Foot Anstey LLP
TESTIMONIAL:I regularly use St John's Chambers and I have always found them to be professional, efficient and friendly.  The staff always go the extra mile in order to accommodate you even when making a last minute request and their CEO is charming!  They are regional heavy weights, with an excellent reputation and the quality of work is extremely high.  It is like having a London Chambers without the London price tag.  Everyone is extremely helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend them.

CLIENT: Claire Stoneman, Partner
FIRM: Foot Anstey LLP
TESTIMONIAL:The clinical negligence team at St John's Chambers bring London quality barristers to the Bristol Bar.  They have a broad range of expertise and a real strength and depth in their offering.  The clinical negligence team at St John's have really raised their game since Derek Jenkins joined as CEO from a London set.  They are the go to Chambers in Bristol. The clerking team is the best in the South West providing a very efficient and friendly service.  I am particularly impressed by the quality of the pupils and junior tenants who are coming up through the ranks and consider this shows a real investment in the future.

CLIENT: Sarah E. Green, Associate - Family
TESTIMONIAL:I have instructed St John’s Chambers for over 20 years – outstanding chambers. Excellent team of highly skilled and professional family barristers. I have been very impressed by the quality of the junior barristers and in particular their expertise and knowledge.

Their clerking team is excellent – who always go an extra mile especially as short notice. Special mention to Luke Hodgson and Elaine Jewell-Moore.

TESTIMONIAL:St John's Chambers are dedicated, efficient and well-organised. Their clerking team always go the extra mile to help you out, make sure that they are available out of hours if ever needed and enable a seamless "team approach" between solicitor and barrister. The clerks will work with you to ensure that you have the best match for your client and their case, not just in terms expertise but in terms of approach and personality. They are our go to chambers.

St John's Chambers offers a wide variety of experienced barristers who are known for being technically brilliant and extremely able, yet down-to-earth and able to build a great rapport with clients.

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