Welcome to 9 St John Street.

9 St John Street is a leading set of barristers based in Manchester. We are widely renowned for exceptionally high standards of advocacy, advisory and mediation services. The set currently compromises of 9 Queen's Counsel and 98 Juniors, we have depth and strength across all our specialist practice areas.

Whilst proud of our traditions in the North, we retain national focus and our barristers regularly appear in Courts and Tribunals across the UK including the Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court.

9 St John Street is proud to run its own charitable fund, Nine Lives, supporting the communities of Greater Manchester.

9 St John Street is committed to promoting equality and diversity at the Bar. Please click here to access our equality and diversity policy. 

Latest News...

Nigel Booth takes up position at the University of Law in Manchester

7th August, 2020
On 1st September 2020 Nigel Booth will be taking up a position at the University of Law in Manchester tutoring criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing on the Bar Vocational Course.

Divisional Court ruling in relation to the Article 2 Inquest re: Dawn Sturgess

31st July, 2020
Divisional Court addresses the issue of the ruling of the Senior Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon on the scope of the Article 2 inquest conducted into the death of Dawn Sturgess.

Vanessa Thomson summarises the case of R v Jason Lawrance

29th July, 2020
Vanessa Thomson has summarised the case of R. v. Jason Lawrance where the Court of Appeal gave consideration to the question of deception and the vitiation of consent. Does a lie by a defendant, that he is infertile, negate ostensible consent given by a complainant?