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St Pauls Chambers 2016 Legal 500

"A good progressive set with excellent barristers"

SET OVERVIEW

Head of Chambers

SIMON BICKLER QC

"A good progressive set with excellent barristers", St Pauls Chambers is recognised for its expertise in crime, with over half of its members practising in various areas of criminal law.  The group also gains praise for its expertise in regulatory, employment, family and personal injury matters.  Testament to the standard of the regulatory work is John Harrison QC's promotion to silk in February 2016.  Jayne Drake is the Senior clerk and is becoming a major player int he Leeds legal scene.  She leads an excellent clerking team"

CRIME

"Crime is the cornerstone of St Paul’s Chambers, which is rated for its ‘very reliable team of quality counsel’. Chambers is best known for its expertise in fraud, however members also have experience in historic sexual abuse cases and murder trials. New silk John Harrison QC defended in Operation Bamburgh, concerning a mortgage fraud worth hundreds of millions of pounds."

EMPLOYMENT

"Angharad Davies joined St Paul’s Chambers in December 2015. Davies has a solid employment law practice, handling a range of cases for respondents and claimants. She recently successfully represented an employee of the National Probation Service, who was claiming less favourable treatment as a result of being a part-time employee"

FAMILY

"The ‘highly efficient team’ at St Paul’s Chambers is best known for handling financial remedy work. Joanne Crossley represented the wife in a complex farm case concerning co-habitation. The set is also home to Simon Bickler QC, who is experienced in high-end abuse cases, recently appearing in Nottingham High Court in proceedings concerning the death of a six-month old."

PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

"St Paul’s Chambers has a wide-ranging personal injury and clinical negligence practice, with recent cases including disease claims, road traffic accidents, amputations, psychological trauma and cerebral palsy."

REGULATORY, HEALTH & SAFETY AND LICENSING

"St Paul’s Chambers has a strong reputation in health and safety cases, where the group acts for both the HSE and defendants. It is also recommended for environmental regulatory matters and financial services cases; both are areas that Jeremy Barnett is experienced in. He also recently defended Gateway Homes in an investigation into its home-selling practices. Alun Jones is another name to note, particularly for GMC matters."

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