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The Legal 500 2015 to 2016 - North Eastern Circuit

"Members are particularly strong at prosecuting and defending white-collar fraud cases"

Crime Overview

‘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

"St Paul’s Chambers is recommended for its professional discipline practice, dealing with proceedings brought by the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Dental Council. Inquests are another area of strength; in 2014, Alun Jones represented a consultant urological surgeon at a complex inquest."

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

"St Paul’s Chambers primarily handles financial relief work, although members of chambers do handle some private law children work via the public access scheme. Joanne Crossley recently acted in a case which involved having to establish that a multimillion-pound turnover business had been run as a quasi-partnership."

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

St Paul’s Chambers handles a gamut of matters for claimants and defendants, including clinical negligence, RTA and employers’ liability cases. Robert Smith recently settled a case for a claimant who sustained serious spinal injuries in an RTA. Members also advise on all aspects of motor insurance fraud litigation.


Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors

Robert Smith- 'Assimilates information quickly and refines arguments effectively.’

 

 

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