Family – Finance



                 Family law awards winner regional chamber

“St John’s Buildings maintains a prominent presence on the Northern Circuit, covering the whole spectrum of matrimonial finance matters. The set represents high net worth individuals in high-value financial remedy cases. The barristers advise on novel cases that challenge existing legislation and are highly experienced in cross-jurisdictional mandates. A source comments: “The chambers have very experienced and competent counsel. I have no hesitation in briefing them in complex matters.” Chambers UK Bar 2023


“The set now seems to be the prominent set for family matters in Manchester, both in terms of financial and children’s matters . They did excellent seminars online during lockdown.”


“The go-to chambers for Manchester. Excellent service right from the reception staff, clerks and barristers.” Legal 500 2023


St John’s Buildings is a leader in the field of family finance and matrimonial finance.

We represent national and international clients and are accustomed to providing expertise in the following areas:

Matrimonial finance:




Cohabitation disputes:



Civil Partnerships



Inheritance Act


Financial Provision for children



“Nothing is ever too much trouble: calm and reassuring.”


“I deal with Ryan Barker, assistant senior clerk, and Mark Robinson, senior clerk, and they are always extremely efficient, approachable and helpful.”


“The clerks are the best around.”


“Paul Laverty, senior clerk, is brilliant. He is proactive on when briefs are prepared and bills are paid. He’s the right or left arm of those barristers. He’s probably the best clerk in the country.”


“The clerks are fantastic. The clerk I contact is Dan Johnson, who is excellent. He is friendly, approachable, responsive and always goes the extra mile to assist where he can.” Chambers UK Bar 2023


Directory recommendations

“It’s my first choice for family matters.” Chambers UK Bar 2022

“The clerks are very knowledgeable, excellent at moving things around and will do all they can to ensure matters run smoothly.” “They are very experienced. The clerks are very helpful and very organised.” Chambers UK Bar 2022

“It is the leading family set in Manchester – you go to them first,” says one source, while another interviewee reports: “I very highly rate all of the silks at the set.” Chambers UK Bar 2021

“The family clerks at St John’s Buildings are simply excellent. They are always willing to make enquiries to see if they can juggle the diaries.” “The clerks are brilliant and never let me down. I know that I can trust them implicitly.” Chambers UK Bar 2021