Legal 500 Rankings 2023

September 29, 2022

St John’s Buildings is delighted to have 66 listings across 15 different practice areas in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500.

Chief Executive Chris Ronan said: “We are proud to be recognised as a leading set across a significant number our practice areas and to see so many of our barristers being noted as experts in their field of law. We are especially pleased to have such positive comments from our clients about both our barristers and our clerking team.”

Some of the more notable comments for individual barristers include:

ADMINSTRATIVE AND PUBLIC LAW: Lorraine Cavanagh QC ‘Her advocacy is akin to a force of nature’

BUSINESS AND REGULATORY CRIME: David Pojur ‘David is very knowledgeable and puts together robust legal argument’

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE: Richard Norton ‘A magnificent and experienced barrister who is exquisite on his feet and excellent on paper’

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION: Pepin Aslett ‘Pepin has a very sharp mind and he is a master tactician’

COURT OF PROTECTION: Eleanor Keehan ‘She is approachable, responsive to instructions and a joy to instruct’

CRIME: Mark Connor ‘An accomplished advocate able to deal with intense levels of work of the most serious nature’

CRIME: Gemma Maxwell – Rising Star – ‘Gemma is one of the very best. She works phenomenally hard and prepares documents before you have even asked’

EDUCATION: Jamie Jenkins ‘Jamie is very knowledgeable in his specialist area of the law. He is also proactive and client friendly. Solicitors highly recommend him’

EMPLOYMENT: Thomas Wood: Rising Star: ‘Thomas has a very calm and measured approach to case conferences and working with clients to put them at ease’

FAMILY: CHILD LAW: Karl Rowley KC ‘Karl strikes the perfect balance of tenacity and authority whilst remaining approachable at all times’

FAMILY: CHILD LAW: Pennie Stanistreet ‘A first-class advocate, who is always well-prepared and on top of her brief. She is a good communicator, attentive, approachable and focused’

FAMILY: CHILD LAW: Lucinda France-Hayhurst ‘Lucinda is an absolute dream to work with; she is always very well prepared and has excellent client care skills’

FAMILY – DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL REMEDY: Sally Harrison KC ‘Put simply – judges love her and clients adore her as she’s human, candid, constructive and passionate about what she does’

FAMILY – DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL REMEDY: Samantha Hillas KC ‘Samantha is the Duchess of Divorce who dominates the world of financial remedy proceedings on circuit’

INQUESTS AND INQUIRIES: Laura Nash: ‘A highly competent advocate with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to distill a case to its key elements’

PERSONAL INJURY: Andrew Lawson ‘Andrew is a straight talking barrister who gets right to the point, providing clear and concise advice in the process’

See the complete rankings by visiting the Legal 500 website.