The barristers at St John’s Chambers offer significant expertise in a variety of company law matters, including unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes.”

Chambers UK 2024, Company

Our Banking team provide advisory, drafting and advocacy services in all banking law and regulatory disputes and consumer credit. We enjoy an enviable reputation for our legal expertise, and key areas include:

  • Enforcement of securities granted both by corporations and individuals
  • Guarantees and mortgages
  • Cheques, credit/debit cards and transfer of funds electronically
  • Bills of exchange and negotiable instruments
  • Asset finance

We advise on professional negligence claims (acting for both sides) for defective banking advice and services, and deal with FSA professional conduct issues. Read more.


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.

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.

Banking Team

John Dickinson

John Dickinson

  • Call: 1995

John is a barrister specialising in commercial, banking, company, insolvency and chancery law. His commercial practice includes local authority procurement claims, breach of contract, restraint of trade, sale of goods, consumer credit and fraud. John has been involved...

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Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

  • Call: 2004

Christopher acts for businesses in cases concerning all aspects of commercial and contract disputes, including sale of goods and services, restraint of trade, insolvency, partnership disputes and applications for interim relief. Recent examples of Christopher’s work include: A...

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Natasha Dzameh

Natasha Dzameh

  • Call: 2010

Natasha is instructed to represent major financial institutions, businesses and consumers. She successfully defended one of the UK’s largest financial services organisations at trial against claims of duress and mistake in circumstances where it had admitted the type...

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Charlie Newington Bridges

Charlie Newington-Bridges

  • Call: 2011

Charlie is a well regarded barrister for his commercial and financial services expertise, which is supported by 15 years’ prior experience as an investment banker. He is also regularly instructed in cases concerning partnership law and insolvency. Charlie...

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Adam Boyle

  • Call: 2012

Adam is a very experienced commercial barrister who is regularly instructed in complex and high value cases. Adam began life at the Bar advising and assisting a hub of Welsh Local Authorities in relation to public procurement contracts...

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Jack Pankhurst

  • Call: 2021

Jack joined Chambers in April 2022 following the successful completion of his specialist commercial and chancery pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of the main areas of commercial and chancery law. Jack’s pupil supervisors were Nick Pointon, Charlie...

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Tim Higginson

  • Call: 1977

Tim has built up an extensive practice over a number of years, the main areas of which concern disputes in these areas: Commercial and Chancery Civil Fraud and Asset Tracing Professional Negligence (principally, solicitors, barristers, auditors/accountants and bankers)...

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Guy Adams

Guy Adams

  • Call: 1989

Guy is a respected barrister with a strong commercial practice that covers complex cases across this field. He has acted in cases up to the Supreme Court level and has had many reported cases. Guy has recently been...

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Directory Quotes

St John’s Chambers’ ‘excellent‘ commercial team offers its expertise to both businesses and individuals in relation to a wide range of disputes.”

The Legal 500 2024, Commercial Litigation

The barristers are incredibly experienced and very able to handle complex commercial litigation.”

Chambers UK 2024, Commercial Dispute Resolution

The barristers at St John’s Chambers offer significant expertise in a variety of company law matters, including unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes.”

Chambers UK 2024, Company

St John’s Chambers is a leading commercial set on the Western Circuit with a broad stable of commercial barristers. It is able to handle the full range of commercial matters, including shareholder, partnership and contractual disputes in addition to banking litigation and professional negligence cases. The set is also an excellent choice for commercial and agricultural real estate and chancery work.”

Chambers UK 2023, Commercial Dispute Resolution

The barristers offer significant expertise in a variety of company law matters, advising on a range of domestic and international clients.’ ‘They have some great individuals who are technically excellent.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Company

The clerks are always very helpful and will always point you in the right direction if you are unsure.”

Chambers UK 2023, Commercial Dispute Resolution (Client Service)

St John’s Chambers provide an exceptional service”

2023 Chambers UK, Company (Client Service)

The very experienced Commercial team is regularly instructed by individuals and large companies in a wide range of contentious work.”

Legal 500 2023, Commercial Litigation

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