St Pauls Chambers 2016 Legal 500


“A good progressive set with excellent barristers”

Head of Chambers


“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 KC’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 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 KC defended in Operation Bamburgh, concerning a mortgage fraud worth hundreds of millions of pounds.”


“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 KC, who is experienced in high-end abuse cases, recently appearing in Nottingham High Court in proceedings concerning the death of a six-month old.”


“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.”


“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.”

Related people

Simon Bickler KC

Simon Bickler KC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2011

John Harrison KC

John Harrison KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Jeremy Barnett

Jeremy Barnett

Call: 1980

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

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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]
CJSM: [email protected]

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