At the Forefront of Leading Chambers
Legal 500 2015 was released today and places St John’s Buildings “at the forefront of leading chambers in the north of England”.
The Set overview continues “It provides ‘an excellent service, is well managed and has good counsel’. The set is ‘in a league of its own’ for family law, where it is equally strong in children and financial remedy matters, and was bolstered by recent lateral hires. The 90-strong crime team is among the largest in the country, and includes leader of the Northern circuit Andrew O’Byrne QC. Elsewhere, personal injury and disease work continues to flow, and financial mis-selling and loan swap work has been a notable growth area. Key contacts in the ‘polite and efficient’ clerking team are Chris Shaw (Manchester), Mark Heald (Manchester), Paul Laverty (Liverpool), Tim Booth (Sheffield) and Mark Robinson (Chester).”