Commercial & Chancery Practice Group

“St John’s enjoys an excellent reputation for its chancery and commercial work, and a number of its barristers are experienced in high-value and complex cases. They more than hold their own against London sets.” Chambers UK (2018)


Our commercial and chancery practice group have an impressive array of barristers, dominating the Western chancery sphere for their expertise and knowledge in the more traditional areas such as commercial, residential and rural property matters as well as private client work.

To ensure we are able to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of all of our clients, our practice groups have been divided into three core areas, namely; Company & Commercial, Property and Wills, Trusts & Tax. Within those core groups specialist teams provide expertise in all main areas listed below:

Company & Commercial


Wills, Trusts & Tax

As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team are on hand to help, be it by providing the advocates, mediators or both. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with client’s needs for a mediation venue.

Sensitivity to client’s finances is increasingly important given the current economic challenges we all face and our aim is to provide a pragmatic cost effective solution to meet with those demands.

As well as acting in all domestic courts and tribunals right up to the Supreme Court, we also act in international jurisdictions. We have links in Bermuda, Hong Kong and Jersey.

Our dedicated and experienced clerking team are always happy to assist you in choosing the right person for your needs, taking into account the necessary experience and availability required, all within your intended budget.

“The chambers are remarkably helpful and calming even in an emergency; you always feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders when seeking help. The clerks are über-efficient and helpful; they never seem flustered even when asked to do something in a very short period of time. Nothing is too much trouble.” Chambers UK, Commercial dispute resolution (2016)

Members regularly speak at Regional Law Society and Focus Group events and are happy to provide in house training on a wide range of topics. Many are contributing authors to magazines, law journals and trade journals.

If you would like any further information or help in producing a training programme, please contact Rob Bocock, Practice Manager.