The Legal 500 2015 to 2016 - North Eastern Circuit
"Members are particularly strong at prosecuting and defending white-collar fraud cases"
‘The clerks ’ room works very well', thanks in part to senior clerk Jayne Drake who ‘runs a tight ship'.
"While members of St Paul’s Chambers undertake a broad spectrum of other offences, fraud is very much the mainstay of the practice, with strengths including MTIC fraud, VAT tribunal work and customs fraud. Its ‘extremely helpful and co-operative’ team includes John Harrison, who was lead junior counsel prosecuting in a multimillion-pound mortgage fraud case."
Crime – Leading Silks
Andrew Stubbs QC- (Head of Chambers) 'He can be relied upon to deliver a first-class service; and is committed and confident.'
Bryan Cox QC- ‘An extremely thorough advocate who takes into account all views before extolling his legal wisdom.'
Simon Myerson QC- ‘A class act.’
Simon Bickler QC- 'Provides impartial, professional and realistic advice.’
Crime- Leading Juniors
Jonathan Sandiford- 'He has remarkable attention to detail.'
John Harrison- 'Highly regarded for white-collar crime work.'
Nigel Edwards- 'He has a great tactical brain.'
Denise Breen-Lawton- 'Her commitment and meticulous preparation make her a fearless opponent.’
James Bourne-Arton- 'Not fazed by any topic, and has a very good court presence.’
James Lake- 'His experience includes large-scale offences, such as drugs conspiracies and fraud.’
Regulatory, H&S and Licensing Overview
Regulatory, Health & Safety and Licensing - Leading Juniors
Jeremy Barnett- 'He is very commercial, a good strategist, and gets to the key issues very quickly.’
John Harrison - 'His practice includes health and safety prosecutions and professional discipline in the health sector.'
Alun Jones- 'Excellent presentation, both in terms of written work and representation at hearings.’
Family and Children Overview
Family and Children - Leading Silks
Simon Bickler- 'An expert in his field who goes above and beyond all expectations to achieve the best possible outcome.’
Family and Children – Leading Juniors
Nicola Saxton - 'You can breathe a sigh of relief when you dispatch your brief to her.’
Joanne Crossley- 'Exceptionally talented in dealing with finances in separation and divorce.’
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Overview
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors
Robert Smith- 'Assimilates information quickly and refines arguments effectively.’