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SJB leads on Richardson-Ruhan case as judgment handed down

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A leading barrister at St John’s Buildings has secured a major judgment for her client in the high profile Richardson-Ruhan divorce proceedings. Sally Harrison QC and Abigail Bennett, instructed by Michael Chapman at JMW Solicitors, acted for Tania Richardson-Ruhan for financial relief in her divorce from her former husband, Andrew Ruhan. The final hearing took […]

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Wellbeing in Chambers

We are delighted to announce that we have received a Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for our approach to wellbeing in Chambers. Only 31 Certificates have been issued and St John’s Buildings is the only Chambers based exclusively in the North of England to receive such recognition. The Bar Council have commented: ‘St John’s […]

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Pupillage successes

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We’re delighted to announce that Jemma Gordon, Niamh Ross and Kate Spence have accepted invitations to join St John’s Buildings after completing their pupillages. In addition, Tarlun Ahari has successfully completed her Third Six and become a full Member of SJB. Our warmest congratulations and best wishes to all four!

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Chambers UK Bar 2018

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We are delighted to have four Ranked Departments and 30 Ranked Barristers in the latest edition of Chambers UK Bar. The Court of Protection: Health & Welfare listing states “Members here continue to be involved in leading cases shaping the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.” Joseph O’Brien receives a ‘Star Individual’ ranking, and the reference […]

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Finalist in the Legal Technology Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in the first ever British Legal Technology Awards. Our entry, in the ‘Legal Technology Venture of the Year’ category, was for our market leading solution to electronic document management for barristers, enabling cases to be presented in court without paper briefs. This software development has […]

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R v Perry Jones

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Oliver King represented Perry Jones, one of four men originally charged with conspiracy to murder. Jones was part of a gang who obtained a firearm and ammunition from Liverpool with the intention of taking revenge against a rival gang member. On the morning of trial, the Crown took a plea from Jones to assisting an […]

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Chambers of Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that we were awarded Chambers of the Year 2017 at the Yorkshire Legal Awards. The ceremony took place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on 12 October. Organised by Barker Brooks Communications, publishers of Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer magazine, The Yorkshire Legal Awards bring together the region’s legal community to recognise and […]

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sally harrison QC in one of UK’s biggest divorce cases

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Sally Harrison QC and Abigail Bennett are representing Tania Richardson-Ruhan in her divorce from Andy Ruhan at the Royal Courts of Justice. Mr Ruhan is a property investor, who once owned a portfolio of 37 Thistle Hotels and sat on the board of the Lotus Formula One team. He was estimated to be worth more […]

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Legal 500 rankings 2017

St John’s Buildings is delighted that 49 barristers across nine practice areas have been ranked by the Legal 500 2017 – one of the highest for any set without a London presence. Our clerking teams also were also highly praised for providing ‘a first class service.’ The Set overview states: “St John’s Buildings is ‘a […]

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Alison Moss: Sentence appeal dismissed

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Laura Marshall represented the prosecution in Alison Moss’ appeal against sentence, having also prosecuted in the original trial, led by Andrew Robertson QC. Moss had received a life sentence following the murder of 47-year-old Craig Wild. She was found guilty by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court. The appeal was before LJ Hallett, Vice President of the Court […]

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