Recognised as a Leading Set by Legal 500

We are delighted to be recognised by Legal 500 in seven areas of practice.

Sam Green KC and Denise Breen-Lawton KC (Joint Heads of Chambers) are given Leading Silk and Top Tier recommendations.

Crime (General and Fraud)

St Pauls Chambers provides strength in depth regarding criminal law and houses a team comprising counsel of the highest calibre. In recent cases of note, John Harrison KC prosecuted a woman who was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of her disabled daughter from neglect in 2019. The ‘diligent and no-nonsense‘ Denise Breen-Lawton has extensive expertise in high-value fraud, murder and serious sexual offences cases. Helen Chapman and James Bourne-Arton are both sought after for their experience in handling complex fraud and financial crime cases.

Leading Silks Crime (General and Fraud)

Sam Green KC recognised as a Leading Silk
John Harrison KCJohn is a silk who commands respect. It is extremely easy for lay clients to like him.”

Fraud: Crime

Jane Bewsey KC – Tier 2 “No one in financial crime cross-examines better than Jane.”

Cameron Brown KC  – Tier 1 “Cameron is an outstanding KC who can hold his own against any opponent.”

Leading Juniors in Crime (General and Fraud)

Tier 1 – Denise Breen-Lawton KCDenise is tenacious, fearless, meticulous in her preparation and has the brief at her fingertips. She is courteous and calm, even under extreme pressure. “

Jane Brady recognised as a Tier 1 counsel in this area of expertise

Helen Chapman  “Helen is a highly capable and eloquent advocate. She is persuasive and engaging with courts and juries. She consistently provides a top drawer performance.”

James Bourne-Arton KC “A junior who is charismatic and persuasive in court. He has a meticulous eye.“

Angus MacDonaldAngus has an astute mind and a warm, engaging advocacy style that puts juries at ease. He is tenacious and determined.”

Nick WorsleyHe is brilliant with clients and has an assured presence in court.”

Business Crime and Regulatory (Incl. Health and Safety)

Sam Green KC recognised as a Leading Silk

John Harrison KCA highly accomplished silk in the field of financial services. John is a first-class advocate and has a clarity of thought and expression that cuts through a lot of irrelevant material”.

IT/Telecoms and Data Protection

Sophie Mitchell ranked Tier 1 Leading Junior

Media, Entertainment and Defamation

Sophie Mitchell ranked Tier 1 Leading Junior

Personal Injury

Robert Smith “A highly effective advocate and negotiator in cases involving high-value, complex personal injury claims. He is very assured and informative”

Sophie Mitchell recommended as a leading Junior

Charlie Greenwood “Charlie is an impressive and persuasive advocate who fights hard for the client”


Hannah Lynch recommended as Tier 1 Counsel

Administrative and Public Law

Hannah Lynch recommended as Tier 1 Counsel


“An excellent and professional set with considerable depth of talent.”

“A well-respected set.”

“A great set.”

“Good depth of barristers.”

“Top counsel.”


Jayne Drake is extremely approachable, knowledgeable and will help with any case. Kelly Staniforth is very efficient.”

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Call: 2001 Silk: 2024

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Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
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