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St John's Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Susan Hunter
Chief Executive: Derek Jenkins
Practice Manager (Commercial/Chancery): Robert Bocock
Practice Manager (Family): Luke Hodgson
Practice Manager (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence): Annette Bushell
Office Manager: Isabelle Mills
Tenants: 76

THE CHAMBERS St John’s Chambers is one of the largest and most prestigious barristers’ sets in the South West, with 10 silks and 76 juniors attracting high-quality work in all major areas of civil law. It was recently voted ‘Chambers of the Year 2018‘ by Bristol Law Society and ‘Regional Set of the Year 2018’ by Legal 500, these awards endorse its position as a stand-out national set. The set demonstrates excellence and innovation in the provision of legal services having been involved in a number of landmark decisions in the High Court and Court of Appeal. As one of the go-to chambers for legal advice outside London, it receives high level complex instructions from law firms across the UK, multi-national businesses, high net-worth individuals and people from all walks of life. The leading directories describe the set as a ‘Western Circuit Powerhouse’ (Legal 500) and ‘Like having London-quality barristers on your doorstep.’ (Chambers UK).

Members

Christopher Sharp QC (1975) (QC-1999) + A

Leslie Blohm QC (1982) (QC-2006) +

Kathryn Skellorn QC (1993) (QC-2014) +

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC (1965) (QC-1986) ° A

Frances Judd QC (1984) (QC-2006) °

Suzanne Ornsby QC (1986) (QC-2012) °

Matthew Phillips QC (1993) (QC-2017)

Jeremy Phillips QC (2004) (QC-2017)

David Fletcher (1971) A

Ian Bullock (1975)

Timothy Grice (1975) +

John Blackmore (1983) A

Richard Stead (1979) + A

Robin Neill (1979)

Charles Auld (1980)

Peter Wadsley (1984)

Catriona Duthie (1981)

Susan Hunter (1985) A

Nick Miller (1994)

Simon Morgan (1988) **

Kamala Das (1975) A

Tom Leeper (1991) A

John Sharples (1992) A

Andrew Kearney (1992)

Dianne Martin (1992) A

Prof. Roy Light (1992) A

Andrew McLaughlin (1993) A

Adrian Maxwell (1993) ** A

David Regan (1994) ** A

Timothy Leader (1994)

James Pearce-Smith (2002)

Sarah Phillimore (1994) A

John FH Dickinson (1995) A

Judi Evans (1996) A

Matthew White (1997) A

Matthew O’Regan (2015)

Graeme Harrison (1997)

Emma Zeb (1998) + A

Julian Horne (1998)

Alex Troup (1998) A

Abigail Bond (1999)

Justin Valentine (1999)

Delia Thornton (1999)

Vanessa McKinlay (2000)

Zahid Hussain (2001)

Rachel Russell (2001) A

Lucy Reed (2002) A

Caroline Elford (2002)

Julia Belyavin (2003) A

Zoë Saunders (2003) A

Rebecca Taylor (2003) A

Christopher Jones (2004)

Darren Lewis (2004) A

Andrew Commins (2004) ** A

Jody Atkinson (2005) A

Richard Gold (2006) A

Patrick West (2009)

Ben Handy (2008)

Jimmy Barber (2008)

James Marwick (2008)

Michael Clarke (2009)

Oliver Wooding (2009)

Richard Norman (2009)

Nicholas Pointon (2010)

Natasha Dzameh (2010)

Charlie Newington-Bridges (2011)

James Hughes (2011)

Adam Boyle (2012)

Jack Harris (2012)

Marcus Coates-Walker (2013)

Asha Pearce-Groves (2013)

Rachel Segal (2013)

Robert Mills (2014)

Joss Knight (2014)

Emma Price (2014)

Ryan Morgan (2017)

Iain Large (2016)

Annie Sampson (2015)

Sophie Smith-Holland (2015)

Harriet Dudbridge (2015)

Jonathan Lindfield (2017)

Richard Mawhinney (1977) °

Tim Higginson (1977) °

Guy Adams (1989) A °

Willian Goodwin (1986) °

Derek O’Sullivan QC (1990) (QC-2016) °

Jacqueline Humphreys (1994) °

Anna Symington (2002) ***

George Rowell (2004) *** A °

Edward Bennett (2013) °

+ Recorder ++ Associate Member and Deputy High Court Judge ** Deputy District Judge °Associate Member A Public/Direct Access *** Door Tenant