St Paul's Chambers > Leeds, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Simon Bickler QC
St Paul's Chambers
FIFTH FLOOR, 23 PARK SQUARE SOUTH
LEEDS
LS1 2ND
England

North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

St Paul's Chambers is 'a dynamic set' which is 'particularly renowned for undertaking all aspects of serious crime and heavyweight fraud'. Sam Green QC is 'a first-class silk', 'a real fighter who does not shy away from a challenge' and 'has a presence in court unlike any other'. Jonathan Sandiford QC has extensive expertise in complex fraud, murder, terrorism and large-scale drugs conspiracy cases. Denise Breen-Lawton is well known for prosecuting and defending across a wide spectrum of serious criminal cases, including terrorism, fraud, murder and sexual offences against children. In September 2020 the junior end was bolstered following the arrival of Jane Brady from Cornwall Street Chambers.

Leading Silks

Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersSam is a robust and effective cross-examiner, and can be ruthless when it is required. His attention to detail is second-to-none and his preparation is meticulous. Sam has a fantastic manner with the jury.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Harrison QC - St Paul's ChambersJohn is excellent at processing large amounts of complex evidence and is diligent in his case preparation. His advocacy is persuasive and juries love him.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Jane Brady - St Paul's ChambersJane is a talented advocate who goes the extra mile for her client. She is thorough, diligent, conscientious and extremely hard-working. Her ability to multi-task is extraordinary and she will not miss a beat.
Ranked: Tier 1
Denise Breen-Lawton - St Paul's ChambersDenise is an extremely able and experienced advocate - canny, tactical and determined.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Bourne-Arton - St Paul's ChambersA calm performer who is unfazed in court, and has a good manner with both court and juries alike.
Ranked: Tier 3
Angus MacDonald - St Paul's ChambersAngus is a tenacious and determined advocate. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. He expresses himself in a succinct and measured way. His judgement is sound.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

A good all round set in crime, especially known for fraud‘.

A strong set with talented members‘.

The set has excellence at a wide range of levels of seniority‘.

Clerking

Jayne Drake is an outstanding clerk. Nothing is too much trouble – going the extra mile is standard operating practice‘.

The dynamic senior clerk Jayne Drake is forward-looking and ambitious for her set‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

Leading Silks

Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersAn extremely personable individual who is always on top of his brief, impressive with clients and an excellent courtroom performer who commands the respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Harrison QC - St Paul's ChambersJohn has an incredible ability to cut through regulations and legislation to succinctly identify the key points. He is an effortless advocate. When he speaks, the court listens.
Ranked: Tier 2

North Eastern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

North Eastern Circuit > IT, telecoms and data protection

Leading Juniors

Sophie Mitchell - St Paul's ChambersHer attention to detail is second to none, and she will explore a number of avenues in order to put forward the best possible case before the court. Her approachable nature certainly puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Media, entertainment and defamation

Leading Juniors

Sophie Mitchell - St Paul's ChambersSophie has a very conscientious approach to the facts and provides high quality technical advice. She is very personable, and has a great client manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

St Paul's Chambers is 'a dynamic set' which is 'particularly renowned for undertaking all aspects of serious crime and heavyweight fraud'. Sam Green QC is 'a first-class silk', 'a real fighter who does not shy away from a challenge' and 'has a presence in court unlike any other'. Jonathan Sandiford QC has extensive expertise in complex fraud, murder, terrorism and large-scale drugs conspiracy cases. Denise Breen-Lawton is well known for prosecuting and defending across a wide spectrum of serious criminal cases, including terrorism, fraud, murder and sexual offences against children. In September 2020 the junior end was bolstered following the arrival of Jane Brady from Cornwall Street Chambers.

Leading Silks

Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersSam is a robust and effective cross-examiner, and can be ruthless when it is required. His attention to detail is second-to-none and his preparation is meticulous. Sam has a fantastic manner with the jury.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Harrison QC - St Paul's ChambersJohn is excellent at processing large amounts of complex evidence and is diligent in his case preparation. His advocacy is persuasive and juries love him.
Ranked: Tier 2

2020 Silks

Leading Juniors

Jane Brady - St Paul's ChambersJane is a talented advocate who goes the extra mile for her client. She is thorough, diligent, conscientious and extremely hard-working. Her ability to multi-task is extraordinary and she will not miss a beat.
Ranked: Tier 1
Denise Breen-Lawton - St Paul's ChambersDenise is an extremely able and experienced advocate - canny, tactical and determined.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Bourne-Arton - St Paul's ChambersA calm performer who is unfazed in court, and has a good manner with both court and juries alike.
Ranked: Tier 3
Angus MacDonald - St Paul's ChambersAngus is a tenacious and determined advocate. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. He expresses himself in a succinct and measured way. His judgement is sound.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

A good all round set in crime, especially known for fraud‘.

A strong set with talented members‘.

The set has excellence at a wide range of levels of seniority‘.

Clerking

Jayne Drake is an outstanding clerk. Nothing is too much trouble – going the extra mile is standard operating practice‘.

The dynamic senior clerk Jayne Drake is forward-looking and ambitious for her set‘.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

Leading Silks

Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersAn extremely personable individual who is always on top of his brief, impressive with clients and an excellent courtroom performer who commands the respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Harrison QC - St Paul's ChambersJohn has an incredible ability to cut through regulations and legislation to succinctly identify the key points. He is an effortless advocate. When he speaks, the court listens.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > IT, telecoms and data protection

Leading Juniors

Sophie Mitchell - St Paul's ChambersHer attention to detail is second to none, and she will explore a number of avenues in order to put forward the best possible case before the court. Her approachable nature certainly puts clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Media, entertainment and defamation

Leading Juniors

Sophie Mitchell - St Paul's ChambersSophie has a very conscientious approach to the facts and provides high quality technical advice. She is very personable, and has a great client manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury