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Head of Chambers: Winston Hunter QC
Senior Clerk: Steve Price
Deputy Senior Clerk: Matt Tudor
Byrom Street Chambers is a unique and specialist set practising within the heart of Manchester’s recently developed business and legal centre at Spinningfields. Chambers is situated in close proximity to the Civil Justice Centre and the Crown Court. Members also practise from Crown Office Chambers in London. According to Chambers and Partners, “The clerking team is brilliant: they are very responsive and if a particular counsel can’t help they are very proactive in suggesting others who are suitable.” “Senior clerk Steve Price and his team are just so reliable and extremely helpful.” “Steve instils confidence in the whole team and is extremely accommodating.” “The clerking team is very well organised and well connected with the local circuit judges and court system, which really helps with listings.”
Byrom Street Chambers is a forward-thinking set with traditional values, exclusively dedicated to the work of leading and senior junior counsel, who have extensive expertise in high-value and complex cases. Chambers provides a highly individual and personalised service, focusing on clients’ needs, combined with a friendly and open approach to clerking.
Chambers’ premises are modern, purpose-built, DDA-compliant and architecturally designed with particular attention to the needs of both professional and lay clients. Facilities include large comfortable conference rooms, a video-conferencing suite, the latest information technology with wireless connection and an extensive library. Three members of chambers currently sit as Deputy Judges of the High Court, seven members sit as Recorders, one member sits on the Mental Health Review Tribunal, one member sits on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal and two members sit as Deputy Coroners.
Chambers has a reputation for quality and service. Members offer advice and advocacy in a range of specialisations and can provide the depth of cover necessary to conduct litigation in the most complex of cases. They practise regularly in the fields of personal injury (with an emphasis on catastrophic cases, group and class actions, clinical negligence and disease litigation), health and safety, professional negligence, financial services, commercial, human rights and civil fraud.
SAMPLE CASES Supreme Court: Armes v Nottingham County Council; International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc UK Branch; Dunhill v Burgin; Woodland v Essex CC; Sienkiewicz and Willmore.
House of Lords: Fairchild v Glenhaven; Tomlinson v Congleton.
Court of Appeal: Swift v Carpenter; Cable v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd; McDonald v Dept for Communities; Huscroft v P&O Ferries; Thompstone v Tameside; Sowden v Lodge; Heneghan v Manchester Dry Dock Ltd.
European Court of Human Rights: RK & AK v Oldham NHS Trust
Inquiries: Shipman; Alder Hey; Hillsborough; North Wales Child Abuse
Former members of chambers include Sir Brian Leveson, Dame Janet Smith, Sir David Clarke, Dame Caroline Swift, Sir Timothy King, Sir Stephen Stewart and HHJ Richard Pearce.
Winston Hunter QC (1985) (QC-2000)
Christopher Melton (1982) (QC-2001)
Simon Myerson QC (1986) (QC-2003)
James Rowley QC (1987) (QC-2006)
David Heaton QC (1983) (QC-2008)
Andrew Lewis QC (1985) (QC-2009)
Sally Hatfield QC (1988) (QC-2013)
Darryl Allen QC (1995) (QC-2014)
Rhiannon Jones QC (1993) (QC-2015)
Simon Kilvington (1995) (QC-2016)
Peter Burns QC (1993) (QC-2019)
Mary Ruck (1993)
Darrel Crilley (1996)
Jason Wells (2007)
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