Set Profile > Wilberforce Barristers > Kingston Upon Hull, England

Wilberforce Chambers
Wilberforce Barristers
7-9 BISHOP LANE,
KINGSTON UPON HULL
HU1 1PA
England

North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Baines - Wilberforce ChambersCharlotte is a very talented member of the Bar. An efficient and incisive advocate with power and style in equal measure. Her judgement is exceptional. She is first-rate in both prosecuting and defending. Her cross-examination is very high-quality.
Ranked: Tier 2
Julia Baggs - Wilberforce ChambersJulia has very sound judgement. If a point can be taken, she will take it. Very personable and fights her corner. An excellent advocate who is very empathetic with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michele Stuart-Lofthouse - Wilberforce ChambersMichele is an extremely approachable advocate, and she provides a high quality level of client care. Very good in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3

North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Joanne Jenkins - Wilberforce ChambersJoanne is a confident and tenacious advocate who is always thoroughly prepared. Her empathetic approach and drive to secure the very best outcome for her client sees her always go above and beyond the call of duty.
Ranked: Tier 4

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

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Baines - Wilberforce ChambersCharlotte is a very talented member of the Bar. An efficient and incisive advocate with power and style in equal measure. Her judgement is exceptional. She is first-rate in both prosecuting and defending. Her cross-examination is very high-quality.
Ranked: Tier 2
Julia Baggs - Wilberforce ChambersJulia has very sound judgement. If a point can be taken, she will take it. Very personable and fights her corner. An excellent advocate who is very empathetic with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michele Stuart-Lofthouse - Wilberforce ChambersMichele is an extremely approachable advocate, and she provides a high quality level of client care. Very good in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Joanne Jenkins - Wilberforce ChambersJoanne is a confident and tenacious advocate who is always thoroughly prepared. Her empathetic approach and drive to secure the very best outcome for her client sees her always go above and beyond the call of duty.
Ranked: Tier 4

Wilberforce Chambers was established in 1965 in the heart of Hull Old Town. It is a prominent Barristers’ set with highly professional and dedicated teams that cover a range of specialist areas including criminal, family and civil law, offering advice and advocacy in both publicly and private funded work.

Department Name Email Telephone
Family team Gavin Button
Family team Jeremy Weston QC
Criminal team Richard Wright QC
Criminal team Oliver Saxby QC
Criminal team Paul Genney
Criminal team Steven Garth
Civil team Neil Cameron
Family team Sally Collins
Criminal team Richard Thompson
Criminal team Nigel Clive
Criminal team Stephen Robinson
Criminal team Charlotte Baines
Civil & Family team January Scott
Criminal team Michele Stuart-Lofthouse
Criminal team Dale Brook
Family team Alan Carnie
Family team Jonathan Wilson
Criminal and Family team Julia Baggs
Family team Debi Miller
Criminal team Claire Holmes
Family team Joanne Jenkins
Criminal team Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan
Criminal, Family & Civil team Michael Masson
Family team Rebecca Miller
Family team Gail Farrington
Civil team Robert Hastie
Family team Richard Lee
Criminal team Rachel Scott
Criminal, Family and Civil team Michael Forrest
Criminal, Family and Civil team Amber Hobson
Criminal, Family and Civil team Chloe Ogley
Family team Rachel Woad
Photo Name Position Profile
 Charlotte Baines  photo Charlotte Baines Barrister – criminal law
 Sally Collins  photo Sally Collins Head of Chambers
 Oliver Saxby QC photo Oliver Saxby QC
 Richard Thompson  photo Richard Thompson Head of Chambers
 Richard Wright QC photo Richard Wright QC
Wayne Stevens : Senior Clerk

Equality and diversity

Wilberforce Chambers is committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of its work. All barristers are committed to observing the Bar Standards Board’s Equality and Diversity Rules of the Code of Conduct in relation to non-discrimination in the acceptance of work, the carrying out of that work and all dealings with clients, colleagues, staff and others. Staff are committed to complying with this policy.

It is our policy to treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religion or political persuasion.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Wilberforce maintains a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Through our Bar Access Programme we are actively involved in outreach and access initiatives to encourage and support people from diverse backgrounds in developing a career at the Bar. An important element of the Bar Access Programme is our on-going partnership with the Sutton Trust (the well-known charitable foundation whose aim is to promote social mobility) through which we support their various initiatives in the legal arena. We continue to run mini-pupillage/placement programmes for their Pathways to Law pupils and Pathways Plus students and a number of our Members are actively involved in a mentoring programme for Sutton Trust students.

We have also built strong relationships with the Legal Social Mobility Partnership, and the Pegasus and Bar Placement (Social Mobility Foundation) programmes, and provide support to the Barristers’ Benevolent Association and the Strand Trust (via sponsoring the King’s College London’s Trust Law prize, which rewards the student who obtains the best result in the LLB Law of Trusts examination each year).