2022 Chambers & Partners UK Bar

St Pauls Chambers has been recommended in three practice areas in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2022 edition.


Financial Crime – The Regions (Bar)

John Harrison KC is a well-respected silk who is recognised for his strong criminal defence practice.  He acts in a wide range of cases including those involving investment schemes, money laundering and tax fraud.  Very precise and thoughtful.”

Nigel Sangster KC has a fine track record in sophisticated financial crime case, including those involving allegations of film and MTIC fraud.  Other areas of strength include cases involving money laundering and confiscation proceedings.”


Crime – North Eastern (Bar)

James Lake is a leading junior who prosecutes and defends in criminal and regulatory matters.  He is frequently instructed in serious criminal cases including fraud, drug importation and sexual offences.”

Financial Crime – The Regions (Bar)

Denise Breen-Lawton maintains a broad criminal practice, with a noted expertise in fraud cases.  She has experience appearing as both prosecution and defence counsel.”

Hal Watson is recognised for his experience in financial crime cases.  He has a particular focus on the prosecution of large-scale fraud and money laundering cases.”

James Lake is a junior noted for his expertise in financial crime, particularly cases involving allegations of fraud and money laundering.  He is experienced in both the prosecution and defence of criminal cases.  He is exceptionally bright and a very calm advocate.”

Family: Matrimonial Finance – Star Individuals – North Eastern (Bar)

Nicola Saxton is a star junior with a vast amount of experience in complex finance matters.  She regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on cases involving corporate assets and trusts as well as farms.”

“She is the most effective advocate you can imagine”

“Her ability to make clients, judges and solicitors understand the most complicated situations and information is quite remarkable.  She is the star of the North”

“She is extremely charismatic, very business-orientated and offers knowledge of multiple jurisdictions and business set-ups.”

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19-20 Park Row

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