Family – Finance

   Family law awards winner regional chamber


“Described as ‘the go-to set for family lawyers across the region’, St John’s Buildings is home to a host of specialist family barristers, covering all aspects of family and children law at every level, from juniors through to silks.” Legal 500 2021


“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. “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


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


“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


Directory recommendations

“The set wields particular clout in matrimonial finance matters concerning couples and has the resources to handle an array of issues including inheritance, trusts and insolvency. Its barristers serve a diverse clientele that includes high net worth individuals. They are proficient in pursuing and responding to measures such as freezing orders and personal protection injunctions. Solicitors note that the set has ‘a significant number of very able counsel’ and ‘a good range of choice,’ which means ‘you can always find somebody to fit your case.'” Chambers & Partners 2019

“With a reputation as ‘an excellent family law set’, St John’s Buildings is viewed as ‘the best set in Manchester for financial remedy barristers.'” Legal 500 2019

“Viewed as ‘a go-to family chambers in Manchester’, St John’s Buildings is particularly noted for its ‘strong matrimonial finance team’.” Legal 500 2017

“The set’s money specialists offer expertise in heavy-duty finance work” Chambers & Partners 2015