Commercial Dispute Resolution

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

Our Commercial team is one of the largest teams of specialist commercial barristers in the South West and South Wales and has considerable experience of representing clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Our barristers are highly skilled and versatile lawyers, committed to providing service of the highest quality and achieving the best outcomes for our clients. Many members of the team are ranked highly by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

We understand the importance of providing advice which is pragmatic, realistic, sensible and commercial, as well as accurate. We strive to be both effective and user-friendly. Our barristers are approachable and personable, used to communicating about legal and commercial matters with people from many different backgrounds.

We adapt our services to the demands of each case. We have barristers across the spectrum of seniority, and so we can provide the right level of expertise for the size of the dispute. Because of the size of our team, when work is urgent we can provide suitable barristers at short notice.

We have a strong collegiate ethos. Members of the team are happy to support their colleagues with advice and feedback whenever asked. This helps us to provide a high-quality service to our clients, ensuring that when one of our team is instructed, the client gets the benefit of our collective experience and expertise.

We act for commercial clients of all sizes, across many different industries, and from all parts of the South West and South Wales and beyond. Our clients range from large companies, such as Airbus, Dyson and Lloyds Bank, to SMEs, partnerships and private individuals. Our work covers all industrial sectors, including agriculture, construction, retail, manufacturing, transport, financial services and insurance. We are regularly instructed by law firms from across the South West and South Wales, including all of the largest commercial firms.

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.

We are frequently instructed to represent parties in applications for injunctions, freezing orders and search orders.


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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