St Pauls Chambers aims to provide the highest possible standards of service, advocacy and advice. We are particularly proud to be recognised by those directories which provide nationwide recognition of expertise and quality legal service.
The Legal 500 – Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015
St Paul’s Chambers has a notable criminal practice, and members are particularly strong at prosecuting and defending white-collar fraud cases; the set’s reputation in this area was bolstered at silk level in 2013, when Bryan Cox QC joined.
The ‘first-rate’ set also has a prominent regulatory practice and members also have experience in inquests. The civil practice is recognised for its expertise in financial remedy family matters, personal injury and clinical negligence.
Offices in: Leeds, London
Crime – Leading Silks
St Paul’s Chambers has a particularly strong reputation in white-collar fraud, and is also noted for its expertise in multi-handed drugs conspiracies. Simon Myerson QC is also a full-time tenant at Byrom Street Chambers in Manchester.
St Paul’s Chambers ‘Particularly strong at prosecuting and defending in fraud cases.’
Bryan Cox QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘An extremely thorough advocate.’
Simon Myerson QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Very hardworking and meticulous.’
Simon Bickler QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Highly regarded for his expertise in complex fraud cases.’
Crime – Leading Juniors
Andrew Haslam QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Particularly skilled at analysing large volumes of material.’
John Harrison QC– St Paul’s Chambers ‘Particularly experienced in white-collar fraud.’
James Bourne-Arton – St Paul’s Chambers ‘He specialises in prosecuting and defending serious and financial crimes.’
Denise Breen-Lawton – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Assertive, thorough, and her attention to detail is second to none.’
Nigel Edwards – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Gets to grips with complex fraud cases quickly and easily.’
James Lake – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Personable and approachable.’
Family and Children Law – Leading Silks
St Paul’s Chambers has a broad family practice but there is a notable emphasis on financial remedy work, much of which is sourced through chambers’ public access scheme.
Simon Bickler QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of public and private children law.’
Family and Children Law – Leading Juniors
Nicola Saxton – St Paul’s Chambers ‘A feisty advocate.’
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – Leading Juniors
St Paul’s Chambers is experienced in catastrophic injury, fatal accidents, industrial disease and clinical negligence disputes. Robert Smith successfully settled a claim for a paraplegic client in a case which involved numerous complexities. Motor insurance fraud and credit hire claims are other areas of expertise.
Robert Smith – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Excellent with clients and always happy to help.’
Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing
St Paul’s Chambers is well regarded for its expertise in disciplinary proceedings before the GMC, NMC and General Dental Council. Jeremy Barnett is handling the health and safety aspects of the Hillsborough inquests.
Jeremy Barnett – St Paul’s Chambers ‘He has a great eye for detail and is practical in his approach.’
Derek Duffy – St Paul’s Chambers ‘Experienced in representing doctors and nurses at misconduct hearings.’
John Harrison QC – St Paul’s Chambers ‘His practice includes a mix of health and safety cases, inquests and environment-related regulatory work.’