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An Overview of St Pauls Chambers
At St Pauls, as a proud Leeds Barristers' Chambers, we understand the ever-changing relationship between barristers and solicitors, and between lawyers and lay clients.
We also understand that the independence, integrity and skills for which Barristers have always been valued must be at the forefront of how we work in all areas of law. We believe that the qualities that all clients – lay and professional – value in barristers must be the centre of our professional focus.
The Clients comes first
We are commited to our professional independence and integrity.
We are a team
We take professional development and support seriously.
We focus on quality
We do not recruit to fill space. We have "home grown" Silks well as those who have joined us from other Chambers. We encourage our members to sit, because that aids professional development as well as putting something back.
Excellent service is essential
We are prompt, courteous and reliable and so are our Clerks.
We recognise that cost is important
We are flexibile and realistic.
St Pauls Chambers' Core Principles for Legal Practices
We believe that barristers benefits from mixed practices
and Chambers benefits from the wide range of experience on offer. Not only does that mean we can suit the barristers to the case: it means that all our barristers in Leeds are able to take a considerable view of the law and of advocacy.
We believe in direct access at all levels
It saves money for clients who can use it. It allows flexibility: we can ensure that clients who need solicitors, use solicitors. It ensures good relationship between chambers and solicitors with whom we work. Of course, we never take money for referrals.
We believe in nurturing talent
We monitor our pupils and our junior tenants. They are asked to help on much bigger cases than they would ever do in their sole name. We have an open door policy when it comes to seeking views and professional help.
We believe in hard work
We do not tolerate laziness, unpreparedness or short cuts. We police ourselves rigorously. No lawyer can guarantee success, but no case must go by default because the lawyers are not able to give of their best.
Finally, we understand that advocacy is about communicating and persuading people. We try not to be pompous, to use pretentious language for the sake of it, or to talk over the heads of our clients. When all is said and done, it boils down to this:
Our clients come to us with problems – it is our job to provide a solution.