St John’s Chambers has ‘strength in depth’, with members active in commercial litigation, professional negligence, banking, and – increasingly – bankruptcy and insolvency cases. It is also considered the strongest Chancery set in Bristol.”

Legal 500

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.

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