St John's Chambers is 'a go-to set' for commercial litigation in the region and stands out for its 'excellent strength in depth'."

Legal 500  2022
Commercial Litigation

St John’s Chambers is a long-established commercial law set with a talented team of barristers specialising in commercial and company law. We are recognised as being one of the leading commercial sets in the South West, with various members of the team listed in the top rankings of Chambers UK, Legal 500, and other law directories.

Commercial work is broad-ranging, covering an endless variety of different situations. Our commercial barristers pride themselves on their ability to approach problems pragmatically and flexibly, with their focus firmly on their clients’ commercial interests. This is reflected in the wide range of commercial work that our team carries out, across many different industries. We are regularly instructed by law firms from across the South West, South Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom, including all of the largest commercial firms. Our clients range from large companies, such as Airbus, Dyson and Lloyds Bank, to SMEs, partnerships and private individuals, and cover all industries from agriculture, construction, retail and manufacturing to financial services and insurance.

We have barristers across the spectrum of seniority, and so we can provide the right level of expertise for the size of the dispute. Members of our team have considerable experience of appearing in high-value disputes in the High Court, especially in the Business and Property Courts, as well as claims in the County Court. Our barristers regularly represent clients in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as in international jurisdictions; we have links in Bermuda, Hong Kong and Jersey. Our members also act for parties in specialist tribunals, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.

Our culture and ethos is to provide high-quality legal advice in an approachable and pragmatic manner. On whatever aspect of commercial law you need advice, we should be able to help.

Areas of expertise


As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team is on hand to help, as advisers, advocates and mediators. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with clients’ needs for a mediation venue. Read more.

For our mediation services during the COVID-19 social distancing lockdown please click on the following news item:

St John’s Chambers – Remote Mediations in Wills & Trusts, Real Estate and Commercial disputes

Public Access

Some members of the team are also available to act, where appropriate, for members of the public, as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations, under the Public Access scheme. Read more.


The team delivers workshops and seminars in Chambers and regional centres. We also provide training on behalf of local Law Societies and in conjunction with solicitors firms. In addition we can give tailored in-house training for particular firms. If you would like any further information please contact Robert Bocock.

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