“The members of ‘go-to chambers’ St John’s Buildings handle cases at all levels of courts, including the Family Division of the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, and they are praised for ‘extensive experience in the field’. “

‘St John’s Buildings is a quality set, offering counsel at all levels with a wide range of skills. They are a go-to chambers.’

‘A very good and well organised set of chambers.’

‘Strong set of chambers throughout the North of England with a broad range of counsel. They are a reliable choice.’

– Legal 500 2024

Client service:

“Their clerks are absolutely fantastic. They go above and beyond.”

“The family clerks respond promptly and assist wherever possible.”

“All the clerks are approachable and do everything they can to assist.”

“The clerks are exceptional. I can always speak to a clerk when I need to, and they are always really helpful.”

– Chambers UK Bar 2024

Our family team of 10 King’s Counsel and more than 80 junior counsel has expertise in every aspect of family law. They have considerable experience in representing clients throughout the UK and beyond in courts up to the Supreme Court.

We also provide family ADR and are accustomed to hosting and presiding over Private FDR hearings, assisting divorcing parties in reaching a quicker and more stress free settlement in private.

In order to assist you in finding the most appropriate expert for your case, we have created separate teams for Family Finance, Children (public and private), Private FDRs and Family Arbitration. To view our team members in each specialist category you can select from the navigation options on this page or, if you would like to speak to one of our family clerks please click here for their contact details or call your local chambers and ask to be put through to the family clerking team. You can also email clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk and request a call back.