ISO27001 Accreditation a first for St John’s Buildings Chambers

November 22, 2023

St John’s Buildings barristers chambers today announced that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification, the international standard for information security, making it what is believed to be the first barristers’ Chambers in the country to achieve such accreditation.

ISO 27001 certification enables the chambers to demonstrate to clients, barrister members and regulators that they have taken significant steps to proactively manage information security risks and to protect data. Obtaining the standard is the next phase in St John’s Buildings’ rigorous approach to IT security, which includes maintaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification and a variety of other tools.

Joint Head of Chambers, Frances Heaton KC commented “We have taken a proactive approach to information security, recognising the confidential nature of the information we hold and the trust put in us by our clients. Achieving and maintaining ISO 27001 accreditation confirms our commitment to ensuring client data entrusted to us remains secure.”

Chris Ronan, Chief Executive of St John’s Buildings, said “Obtaining ISO 27001 certification was a natural progression in ensuring our excellent information security management system was accredited and independently audited. It has always been our goal to lead the way on information security, enabling us to provide reassurance to clients that we can be trusted with the most sensitive data and the most high profile and confidential legal matters.”