Coronavirus Announcement

Following the recent announcement from the Government in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, Chambers will now be closed until further direction from the Government. During this time, Chambers has instigated a policy of working from home. All our members and staff have access to Chambers systems such as the diaries, case records and email. We are accepting instructions electronically but, if you are using the DX would you be in touch with our clerks so that arrangements can be made. Beyond that, as far as we are concerned we are operating as usual. We still aim to provide an exceptional service. The contact details of our staff are available by following this link. The staff telephones have been set to forward all calls to their mobiles so please dial their numbers as usual.

Christopher Kennedy QC - Head of Chambers

Coronavirus and Employment Insights

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9 St John Street Chambers is a leading set of barristers based in Manchester.

Proud of our traditions in the north, we have a national focus. Our Chambers in Manchester are renowned for high standards of advocacy and advice.

With 9 silks and 88 juniors in our barristers chambers in Manchester, we provide counsel of all levels of call and experience so that clients have the right barrister for the case. We have a modern and client-focused approach to practice.

Latest News...

Social-distancing and travel restrictions did not prevent Richard Price from helping several parties settle their Inheritance Act

3rd April, 2020
What do you get when you take 10 participants (split into 3 groups), 1 mediator and 14 hours of on-line mediation via Zoom? The answer, after a lot of detailed discussion and hard negotiation, is 1 settlement agreement.

The Employment Team of 9 St John Street launch Employment Insights

3rd April, 2020
Employment Insights is a series of short Q&A videos aimed at providing practical advice and guidance to workers, employees and employers who are concerned about employment rights and employment law developments during the coronavirus outbreak.

Sarah Kilvington appears in two day contested trial, conducted entirely remotely by Skype for Business

2nd April, 2020
Sarah Kilvington successfully argued that a prohibited steps order be lifted allowing the mother to travel abroad (theoretical in the present Covid-19 pandemic) and that a clearly defined child arrangements order be made following a 2 day contested hearing.