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St John's Buildings

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Chief Executive: Chris Ronan
Head of Corporate Services: David Anderson
Senior Clerk – Family & CoP: Paul Laverty
Senior Clerk – Civil: Chris Shaw
Senior Clerk – Crime and Regulatory: Mark Heald
Senior Clerk – Chester: Mark Robinson
Senior Clerk – Sheffield:
Tim Booth
Head of Finance: Paula Blackshaw
Tenants: 236

THE CHAMBERS
St John’s Buildings has a proven reputation for providing expert barristers and delivering a complete legal solution. It builds long-term partnerships with clients by providing exceptional counsel backed by professional, reliable and consistently high quality standards of service.

Chambers is an early and enthusiastic adopter of new technology and AI to facilitate better and more cost effective service delivery. Innovations include electronic booking, cloud storage, online diaries, remote access and automated billing. It invests heavily in IT infrastructure and surrounding technologies.

Chambers developed and employs award-winning electronic case collaboration software, which greatly improves client service while enabling a dramatic reduction of the set’s costs and its environmental footprint.

Already one of the largest Chambers in the country, St John’s Buildings is following a strategy for growth to enhance the ability to service clients’ needs by providing advocacy and advisory services nationally. This strategy is underpinned and enabled by its values of service excellence, approachability, community and agility. These values define how members behave collectively and individually, to clients and to colleagues. Chambers is managed by a Board of Directors and audited to ISO 9001 standards. Corporate governance and information security are taken very seriously; all members and staff have been trained on GDPR regulations.

As well as market-leading facilities including video conferencing, mediation suites, private meeting rooms and conference facilities, clients can take advantage of a wide programme of CPD seminars, and members offer bespoke in-house training on request. Regular client surveys are undertaken, feedback is acted upon immediately and improvements built into the quality manual.

SJB clients are spread nationally and range from the full spectrum of legal firms, insurance firms, local authorities and high-net-worth individuals through to commercial enterprises and SMEs. Members of Chambers also accept instructions from members of the public under the direct access rules.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
St John’s Buildings is able to provide a comprehensive range of legal experts, which has enabled it to become a trusted advisor to clients. St John’s Buildings has particular expertise in:
■ Accidents Abroad
■ ADR & Mediation
■ Banking, Finance & Insolvency
■ Catastrophic Injury
■ Clinical Negligence
■ Company & Commercial
■ Costs
■ Court of Protection
■ Courts Martial & Service Law
■ Crime
■ Disease
■ Education
■ Employment
■ Family – Children
■ Family – Finance
■ Fraud – Civil
■ Fraud – Criminal
■ Inquests
■ Personal Injury
■ Professional Negligence
■ Property & Private Client
■ Public & Administrative
■ Public Access
■ Regulatory
■ Sport, Media & Entertainment
■ Tax

For full details of the set’s areas of expertise please visit www.stjohnsbuildings.com/expertise

Members

Richard Norton (1992)

Michael Redfern QC (1970) (QC-1993)

Jane Crowley QC (1976) (QC-1998)

Andrew O’Byrne QC (1978) (QC-2006)

David Berkley QC (1979) (QC-1999)

Jamie Hill QC (1984) (QC-2006)

Frances Heaton QC (1985) (QC-2012)

Sally Harrison QC (1992) (QC-2010)

Michelle Colborne QC (1993) (QC-2010)

Karl Rowley QC (1994) (QC-2013)

John Vater QC (1995) (QC-2012)

Brendan Kelly QC (1998) (QC-2008)

Lorraine Cavanagh QC (2000) (QC-2019)

Graeme Wood (1968)

John Hedgecoe (1972)

Eric Shannon (1974)

Geoffrey Lowe (1975)

Antony Longworth (1978)

Phillip Grundy (1980)

Andrew Long (1981)

David Bruce (1982)

Sonia Gal (1982)

Peter Harrison (1983)

Brian McKenna (1983)

Keith Harrison (1983)

Julian Shaw (1984)

Julian Lloyd (1985)

Jonathan Dickinson (1986)

Julian Taylor (1986)

Diana Kloss MBE (1986)

Jane Walker (1987)

Jane Dagnall (1987)

John Oates (1987)

Nicholas Price (1987)

Bunty Batra (1988)

Charles Eastwood (1988)

Simon Crabtree (1988)

Paula Davitt (1988)

Damian Sanders (1988)

Clare Grundy (1989)

Lisa Partington (1989)

Anne Britcliffe (1989)

Joseph O’Brien (1989)

Richard Carter (1990)

Jonathan Thompson (1990)

David Watson (1990)

Simon Reevell (1990)

Raquel Simpson (1990)

Alastair Wright (1991)

Matthew Mawdsley (1991)

Mark Roberts (1991)

Jonathan Taylor (1991)

Patricia Pratt (1991)

Tim Savage (1991)

Andrew Green (1992)

Kevin McNerney (1992)

Timothy Ashmole (1992)

Alison Dorrell (1992)

Fiona Walker (1992)

Alexander Kloss (1993)

Richard Orme (1993)

Joanna Rodikis (1993)

Jason Searle (1993)

Myles Wilson (1993)

Ginnette Fitzharris (1993)

Benjamin Jones (1993)

David Flood (1993)

Leona Harrison (1993)

David Polglase (1993)

Dermot Hughes (1993)

Caroline Ford (1993)

Penelope Stanistreet (1993)

Rachael Banks (1993)

Nigel Booth (1994)

Daniel Frieze (1994)

Annette Gumbs (1994)

Steven Wild (1994)

Stephen Douglas (1994)

Lisa Houghton (1994)

Mark Connor (1994)

Sara Mann (1994)

John Chukwuemeka (1994)

Megan Rhys (1994)

Craig Lowe (1994)

Justine Cole (1994)

James Gatenby (1994)

Paul Treble (1994)

Helen Wrenn (1994)

Andrew Lawson (1995)

Pauline McHugh (1995)

Gordon Stables (1995)

Olivia Weir (1995)

Julian Hickey (1995)

Pépin Aslett (1996)

Samantha Hillas (1996)

Ghazan Mahmood (1997)

Simon Parry (1997)

Simeon Evans (1997)

Zillah Williams (1997)

Douglas Denton (1997)

Ian Goldsack (1997)

Andrew Bailey (1997)

Alexandra Simmonds (1998)

Liam Murdin (1998)

David James (1998)

Kate Burnell (1998)

David Taylor (1998)

Susan Edwards (1998)

Clare Thomas (1998)

Rachael Rowley-Fox (1998)

Jacqueline Swain (1998)

Dafydd Roberts (1998)

Philip Astbury (1999)

Lara Holsgrove (1999)

Andrew Lord (1999)

Philip Byrne (1999)

Yasmin Kauser (1999)

Sufiyan Rana (1999)

Fayaz Hammond (1999)

Kathryn Hayes (2000)

Alison Whalley (2000)

Rhian Livesley (2000)

Prudence Beever (2000)

Audrey Van Der Haer (2000)

David Pojur (2001)

Clare Porter-Phillips (2001)

Oliver King (2001)

Sylvia Vir Singh (2001)

Andrew Wynne (2001)

Nicola Quinney (2001)

Andrew Bridgman (2001)

Laura Marshall (2001)

Louise Reevell (2001)

Neil Montaldo (2002)

Paul Smith (2002)

Christopher Moss (2002)

Richard Thyne (2002)

Mark Senior (2002)

Louise McCloskey (2002)

Rebecca Smith (2002)

Cheryl Mottram (2002)

Robert Cline (2002)

Ben Lawrence (2003)

Kashif Ali (2003)

Abigail Hudson (2003)

Robert Akers (2003)

Clodagh Maguire (2003)

Gordon Semple (2003)

Simon Pallo (2003)

Stephen Brown (2003)

Tim Connolly (2004)

William Poole (2004)

Philippa Waddell (2004)

Catherine Rimmer (2004)

Peta Harrison (2004)

Helen Wilson (2004)

Rebecca Sutton (2004)

Jade Abraham (2004)

Louise Stanbury (2004)

Simon Charles (2004)

Neil Christian (2005)

Frances De Navarro (2005)

Lucy Marshall (2005)

Steven McGarry (2005)

Gareth Thompson (2005)

Debra White (2005)

Shaun Spencer (2005)

Samantha Openshaw (2005)

Ben Kelly (2006)

Christopher Pare (2006)

Kate Morley (2006)

Helen Davey (2006)

Diarmuid Bunting (2006)

Henry Vanderpump (2007)

Hannah Wood (2007)

Neil Owen-Casey (2007)

Andrew Haggis (2007)

Peter Gilmour (2007)

Philip Clemo (2007)

Jane Wheatley (2007)

Elisabeth Cooper (2008)

Elis Gomer (2008)

Cerys Williams (2008)

Simon Maddison (2008)

Jonathan Bellamy (2008)

Hannah Walker (2008)

Daniel Metcalfe (2008)

Jamie Jenkins (2008)

Simon Murray (2008)

Matthew Carey (2008)

Douglas Lloyd (2008)

David Baines (2009)

Laura Nash (2009)

Elliw Roberts (2009)

Kerry Holt (2009)

Ashley Singh (2009)

Lucinda France-Hayhurst (2009)

Natalie Ashkar (2009)

Ginny Whiteley (2010)

Jessica Southcote-Want (2010)

Zahra Baqri (2010)

Zoe Cheng (2011)

Michelle Burley (2012)

Jessica Wilson-Theaker (2012)

Eleanor Keehan (2013)

Charlotte Johnson (2013)

Kate Spence (2013)

Navpreeth Gihair (2013)

Gemma Maxwell (2014)

Tarlun Ahari (2014)

Kelly Hutchinson (2014)

Fatima Zafar (2015)

Hunter Gray (2015)

Thomas Sherrington (2015)

Jemma Gordon (2015)

Sebastian Gollins (2015)

William Paris (2015)

Robert Edwards (2016)

Kevin Jones (2016)

Matthew Burdon (2016)

Niamh Ross (2016)

Kate Riekstina (2016)

Sean Batterton (2016)

Tom Hughes (2017)

Maria Brannan (2017)

Richard Davies (2017)

Simon Heaney (2017)

Natalie Powell (2017)

Julie Richardson (2017)

Martyn Walsh (2017)

Thomas Wood (2017)

Rebecca Titus-Cobb (2017)

John McKenna (2018)

David Jones (2019)