Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners

January 20, 2015

SJB has received a fantastic set of recommendations in Chambers & Partners’ 2015 edition, released today. While being ranked in each of our core practice areas, we were also delighted to be recommended nationally for Court of Protection work. Recommendations include:

“Crime – Northern (Bar) THE SET

St Johns Buildings is one of the Northern Circuit’s pre-eminent sets. Its members regularly act on some of the most serious cases in the Crown Court for both The Crown and the Defence. Its members are particularly noted for their expertise in high-profile murder cases. Client service: “The clerks, led by Mark Heald, are excellent; they bend over backwards to make sure we get what we want.”

“Employment – Northern (Bar) THE SET

St Johns Building is host to some exceptional lawyers who have the capacity to cover all areas of employment law. It is regularly instructed in cases before the Employment Tribunal, the EAT, and both County and High Courts.”

“Family/Matrimonial – Northern (Bar) THE SET

St Johns Buildings is acclaimed on the Northern Circuit for the depth of its family team, spread across the North West in offices including Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. The large team includes three specialist family law silks and a formidable group of juniors. The set’s money specialists offer expertise in heavy-duty finance work, while “the Children Act set is particularly strong, with some outstanding barristers.” Client service: “They will go the extra mile to accommodate us. If we have a client and want a certain barrister they will try to move diaries for us. They won’t leave us in a difficult place.””

“Personal Injury – Northern (Bar) THE SET

St Johns Buildings is considered a preferred destination for defendant clients on a wide range of personal injury claims. Solicitors comment on the superb technical ability of counsel, as well as their range of expertise. The clerking team is also praised for its organisational abilities.”

“Court of Protection – All Circuits THE SET

Established Northern set with an expanding Court of Protection team and increasing national presence. Individuals handle the spectrum of welfare matters, taking on medical treatment and deprivation of liberty issues for both applicant and defendant clients.” Our list of ranked barristers is as follows:

Ranked Senior Barristers:

Chancery Northern (Bar)

David Berkley QC

Clinical Negligence Northern (Bar)

Michael Redfern QC

Crime Northern (Bar)

Andrew O’Byrne QC

Jeffrey K Samuels QC

Family/Matrimonial Northern (Bar)

Sally Harrison QC

Frances Heaton QC

Karl Rowley QC

Personal Injury Northern (Bar)

Michael Redfern QC

Ranked Junior Barristers

Administrative & Public Law Northern (Bar)

Matthew Stockwell

Clinical Negligence Northern (Bar)

Andrew Bridgman

Charles Feeny

Richard Norton

Wendy Owen

Alastair Wright

Court of Protection All Circuits

Lorraine Cavanagh

Joseph O’Brien

Matthew Stockwell

Crime North Eastern (Bar)

Ian Goldsack

Northern (Bar)

Philip Andrews

Keith Harrison

Employment Northern (Bar)

Kashif Ali

Annette P Gumbs

Ghazan Mahmood

Kevin McNerney

Louise Quigley

Jason Searle

Family/Matrimonial North Eastern (Bar)

Penelope Stanistreet

Northern (Bar)

Lorraine Cavanagh

Charles P Eastwood

Samantha Hillas

Alexander W Kloss

Personal Injury All Circuits

Charles Feeny

Northern (Bar)

Douglas Cooper

Charles Feeny

Philip Grundy

Peter Harrison

Matthew Stockwell