“St John’s Chambers contains an impressive range of barristers and is one of the leading sets in the region. The group is primarily known for chancery and commercial matters, and a number of members are active in banking and insolvency cases.” Legal 500 (2016)


Insolvency at St John’s is a practice area seeing steady growth as the effects of the difficult economic environment take hold.

Members of the team act for officeholders, companies, directors and debtors in contentious personal and corporate insolvency including in relation to partnerships and LLPs.

We deal with:

  • Contested winding up petitions
  • Administrations
  • Receiverships
  • Wrongful trading
  • Misfeasance claims
  • Bankruptcy
  • Voluntary arrangements

Members also have experience in Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 proceedings.

There has also been a growth in public access and direct professional access instructions.

The team benefit from the availability of cross disciplinary expertise in, among other areas, the family, property and construction arenas.

Our team regularly delivers lectures to solicitors and other professionals on recent developments in the law and practice. If you are interested in arranging a lecture then please contact our clerks.