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Jamie Hill Establishes Claims Brought By 3 Claimants Are Fundamentally Dishonesty
Jamie Hill was instructed by the Defendant Insurer...
Amy Rollings establishes serving police officer is fundamentally dishonest at holiday illness trial
The Claimant, a serving police officer, described becoming...
Barrister Appointment - James Hurd
Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of...
Catherine Cundy Appointed Assistant Coroner
Chambers are delighted to announce that Catherine Cundy...
Tom Gilbart has successfully defended a major law firm against claims that they dismissed a trainee lawyer for whistle-blowing
Manchester Employment Tribunal rejected all claims brought by...
Jamie Hill obtains finding of fundamental dishonesty
The matter of J v A revolved around...
Avoiding a BAD credit hire PAD
Since EUI v Charles (2018) was handed down...
Philip Barnes appointed Recorder
It is with great pleasure to announce that...
James Hurd secures finding of fundamental dishonesty
James has successfully defended a personal injury claim...
Simon Temple
On 30th August 2019 members of chambers joined...
Tom Gilbart Represents Police in Article Two Inquest
Tom Gilbart represented Greater Manchester Police in an...
We are inviting experienced criminal practitioners to apply for tenancy!
Following a number of recent appointments to both...
Legal 500 2020 Rankings
Chambers are pleased to announce that thirty four...
9 St John Street Golf Day
Members of Chambers and Clerks joined 80 solicitors...
David Campion speaks at Liverpool Law Society Employment Law Conference
David Campion along with others speaks at the...
Kalsoom Maqsood appointed by the Bar Council
Chambers is delighted to announce the Kalsoom Maqsood...
Crime and Family Team Social Event – Harvey Nichols
Members of the Crime and Family team hosted...
Emma Greenhalgh appears in one of the largest ever family trials
Emma Greenhalgh appeared in one of the largest...
Jaime Hamilton KC appears on ‘Talking Law’ podcast
Jaime Hamilton KC was the guest on this...
Ten Years of Nine Lives
9 St John Street Chambers are thrilled to...
Appointment of James Fryer-Spedding as Diocesan Chancellor
The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev'd James...
#10000BlackInterns scheme
We are delighted to announce that we have...
9SJS Business and Property team welcomes Charles Holbech
A word from our head of team, David...
9SJS Employment Team welcomes Martin Mensah
Chambers are thrilled to announce that Martin Mensah...
It is with great sadness that we inform you of Nicola Gatto’s passing on Tuesday evening.
Nicky will be missed and Chambers will not...
Intimidation of witnesses at the Tribunal: the law and practical tips
Following a recent experience of witness intimidation at...
Lee Bronze wins successful harassment and victimisation claim with tainted information
The Claimant worked for a major retailer, complained...
In support of Pro Bono Week
As a progressive set, 9 St John Street...
9 St John Street Chambers welcomes Emma Clarke as a tenant following successful completion of her pupillage
Chambers is delighted to announce that Emma Clarke[our-people/barristers/emma-clarke/]...
Non-Compete Clause Rule Changes: What Employers Must Know
A non-competition restriction, a form of restrictive covenant...
Chris Addison of the Business and Property Group at 9 St John Street discusses the opportunity for leaseholders to take over the management of their block of flats from the management company.
Right To Manage Many long leaseholders of flats are...
Robert Lassey succeeds on four grounds in the EAT in a race discrimination appeal
*Robert Lassey has successfully appealed against a Majority...
Laura D'Cruz appointed as Judge of the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Land Registration)
Nine St John Street is delighted to announce...
We are seeking applicants for a Civil Fees Clerk
9 St John Street is a leading set...
9SJS warmly welcomes Amy Rollings back to chambers following her maternity leave
9SJS warmly welcomes Amy Rollings back to chambers...
Chambers are pleased to welcome our Intern today for the next 2 weeks, as part of the 10,000 Black Interns Scheme
Chambers are pleased to welcome our Intern today...
Withdrawal of right of appeal?
*The King (On the Application of Dr. Mark...
Unreasonable Conduct and Strike Out of Claims
*Vashistha v Heath Education England and Ors* The Claimant...
Dismissal of COVID related claims
*Worrall v Future Directions CIC* The claimant was employed...
Ground-breaking costs protection order defeats £10m personal injury claim
*In the case of Kumari v Kumar &...
9 St John Street Chambers delighted to continue excellent working relationship with Forever Manchester
9 St John Street Chambers are delighted to...
Access Award Winner: Fiza Khan
Fiza is a third year LLB student at...
Young Person Access Award Winner: Zamry Rizwan
Zamry has just finished his A-Levels. His passion...
Former member, Cath Cundy, gives talk to the Inquest and Public Inquiries Team on disclosure in the coroners court
9 St John Street’s Inquest and Public Inquiries...
Kalsoom Maqsood shortlisted for Family Law Junior at Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023
Chambers is delighted to announce Kalsoom Maqsood has...
James Fryer-Spedding and Richard Price both ranked in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth category
Chambers would like to congratulate both *James Fryer-Spedding[our-people/barristers/james-fryer-spedding/]*...
Tenancy opportunities in Manchester for Business and Property Practitioners
Nine St John Street's *Business and Property Group*...
Sarah Kilvington achieved significant findings of controlling and coercive behaviour in a hearing which concluded last week
*Sarah Kilvington[our-people/barristers/sarah-kilvington/]* achieved significant findings of controlling and...
Avoiding the aggro: keeping damages under control
*Amy Smith[our-people/barristers/amy-smith/]* and *Laura Kaye[our-people/barristers/laura-kaye/]* have co-authored a...
Vanessa Thomson receives traditional present for sterling work in Operation Feverfew
*Vanessa Thomson[our-people/barristers/vanessa-thomson/]* was presented with her red bag...
Major law firm defeated in all High Court claims against former directors - Paul Gilroy KC for the defendants
*Paul Gilroy KC[our-people/barristers/paul-gilroy-qc/]* was instructed to represent Mark...
We are seeking applicants for a Junior Clerk
9 St John Street Chambers has a vacancy...
Elizabeth Murray completes charity abseil for Forever Manchester
Chambers are so proud of Elizabeth Murray[https://www.9sjs.com/our-people/barristers/elizabeth-murray/]'s amazing...
Amputation and Sport Conference 2023 raises £834.02 for the Limbless Association
On the 13th June 2023, 9 St John...
Preparation in the Special Education Needs Tribunal
*Martin Mensah, Head of 9SJS Education and SEND...
The use of AI recruitment tools and the Equality Act 2010
Isabel Baylis[our-people/barristers/isabel-baylis/] looks at how AI is being...
Securing the Future
*Matthew Snarr and co-author Gerard McDermott KC considers...
Dogs... still mans' best friend?
*Since March 2020 an increasing number of dog...
Paul Gilroy KC retained by Scottish Football Association in challenge by women's national football team: Is an international footballer a "worker"?
*Paul Gilroy KC has appeared before the Glasgow...
Members of the Insurance Fraud Team have today presented a mock trial to DAC Beachcroft Casualty Fraud Team
Members of the Insurance Fraud Team have today...
Free Zoom Webinar. Thursday 28th September 2023 Time 4.30pm – 1 hour estimated length
Coercive and Controlling Behaviour in Private Law Children...
9SJS welcomes three new pupils!
9SJS warmly welcomes Emily Bonass[our-people/barristers/emily-bonass/], Jolene Charalambous[our-people/barristers/jolene-charalambous/] and...
No busman's holiday for Elizabeth Murray and Leanne Jones as they secure victory for their clients in a 2 day EL/PL case
Elizabeth Murray and Leanne Jones secured success for...
Victoria Rigby, Elizabeth Murray and Phil Barnes present to over 115 delegates at their Dog Biting Claims Seminar
*Victoria Rigby[our-people/barristers/victoria-rigby/]*, *Elizabeth Murray[our-people/barristers/elizabeth-murray/]* and *Phil Barnes[our-people/barristers/phil-barnes/]* -...
Jennifer Ferrario writes about her involvement at the recent inquest in to the death of Kellie Poole following a cold water therapy session
On 25 and 26 September 2023, an inquest...
William Hamilton attends PEOPIL Annual Conference in Dublin on 29 and 30 September 2023
William Hamilton attended the Annual Conference of the...
Martin Mensah invited to share his insights and practical tips on EOTAS (Education other than in school)
Martin Mensah[our-people/barristers/martin-mensah/], Head of 9SJS Special Education Needs...
Legal 500 Rankings Success
Members of Chambers have been ranked in 7...
Zoë Thompson secures finding of fundamental dishonesty in million-pound brain injury claim
Zoë Thompson, instructed by DAC Beachcroft and NFU...
Sarah Kilvington and Emily Landale deliver insightful and well received webinar about Controlling and Coercive Behaviour in Private Law Children Act
Sarah Kilvington[our-people/barristers/sarah-kilvington/] and Emily Landale[our-people/barristers/emily-landale/] delivered their webinar...
Congratulations to HHJ Joanne Woodward
Chambers congratulates HHJ Joanne Woodward on her appointment....
Business and Property Team Success
The Legal 500 has published their rankings for...
Chambers' Clinical Negligence Team ranked highly in Legal 500
The Clinical Negligence Team in Chambers has had...
Five Criminal team members have been ranked in the Legal 500
The criminal team in Chambers has been described...
The Employment Team in Chambers is delighted to have 15 members ranked in the Legal 500
The Employment Team continues to grow in Chambers...
Family Team secures Legal 500 rankings
The Family Team have received 4 rankings for...
Chambers' Personal Injury Team Legal 500 Rankings 2024
Chambers is pleased to announce that 15 members...
Sports Law ranking for Chambers
In the 2024 Legal 500 rankings, Paul Gilroy...
9SJS celebrates recognition of our Rising Stars
In the 2024 edition of Legal 500, four...
Case Summary: Court of Appeal hands down first guideline for sentencing new intentional strangulation offences
In this summary, Emma Clarke[our-people/barristers/emma-clarke/] discusses two recent...
Chambers Announces Katie Walden as Tenant
9 St John Street is proud to announce...
The Intermediate Track - a guide for personal injury lawyers
As we have now passed 1st October 2023,...
Handling Historic Holiday Pay - Insights from Agnew
Rachael Levene[our-people/barristers/rachael-levene/] considers the Supreme Court's long-awaited and...
Criminal Law Bulletin - October 2023
The Nine St John Street Crime team have...
Greg Lawton joins Chambers as a tenant
Chambers congratulates Greg Lawton[our-people/barristers/greg-lawton/] on his successful pupillage....
9SJS Employment Team is recruiting
Interested in joining our Employment Team? 9SJS Employment Team...
Further rankings success for 9SJS
Chambers is pleased to announce that barristers at...
9SJS's clerking team is "second to none"
Nine St John Street is incredibly proud of...
Employment Tribunals are not a costs-free zone
A frequent refrain of solicitors who represent respondents...
9 St John Street are delighted to be hosting a LGBT+ networking event for FreeBar and the Northern Circuit
FreeBar and the Northern Circuit have arranged a...
Ed Morgan KC article on Safeguarding in Sport published in Law In Sport
Ed Morgan KC has written an interesting article...
Chambers wish to congratulate Boyd Morwood on his appointment as a full time District Judge, sitting at Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Robert Smith secures extended sentence for Sex Offender
Following a two week trial in August this...
Barristers, students, clerks and members of the judiciary come together to enjoy an LGBT+ social event
*9 St John Street Chambers were delighted to...
New guidance on striking out appeals to the Crown Court Lawal v Cambridge Crown Court [2023] EWHC 466 (Admin)
*Emma Clarke[our-people/barristers/emma-clarke/] discusses Lawal v Cambridge Crown Court...
Pupillage Gateway, open to view adverts
*Today we launch our adverts for pupillage in...
"Don't discuss the case with anyone until your evidence has finished" (we really mean it!)
In November, Rachael Levene[our-people/barristers/rachael-levene/] and Louise Quigley[our-people/barristers/louise-quigley/] successfully...
The judgment of the Supreme Court in TUI v Griffiths regarding 'uncontroverted' expert evidence: nuclear bomb or damp squib?
William Hamilton[our-people/barristers/william-hamilton/] and Beth Caunce[our-people/barristers/beth-caunce/] review this Supreme...
Criminal Law Bulletin - November 2023
The Nine St John Street Crime team have...
Chambers host MLAS for seminar on expert evidence
On Tuesday 28th November, Chambers hosted MLAS for...
Hot on the heels of Griffiths v TUI
Following on from the Supreme Court decision on...
Conflict between schools and local authorities: the naming of schools in Section I of the EHC Plan
Martin Mensah[our-people/barristers/martin-mensah/], Head of 9SJS Special Education Needs...
Access Awards 2024
Today we launch the competition for our Access...
Disclosure in "role play" attempted child sex offence cases: R v BNE
*Helen Longworth[our-people/barristers/helen-longworth/] from the 9SJS Criminal[expertise/criminal/] Team summarises...
Criminal Law Bulletin - December 2023
The Nine St John Street Crime team have...
Jennifer Ferrario appointed Legally Qualified Chair in Police Misconduct hearings
Chambers is delighted to announce that Jennifer Ferrario[our-people/barristers/jennifer-ferrario/]...
9SJS Pupils: What are we looking for in our six pupils?
*Head of Pupillage and Tenancy, Amy Smith[our-people/barristers/amy-smith/], talks...
The Supreme Court hands down the ‘Paul’ case: Clinical Negligence secondary victims
*Amy Rollings[https://www.9sjs.com/our-people/barristers/amy-rollings/] and Beth Caunce[https://www.9sjs.com/our-people/barristers/beth-caunce/] review this Supreme...
9 St John Street Business and Property team welcomes Edward Cousins
We are delighted to welcome Edward Cousins[https://www.9sjs.com/our-people/barristers/edward-cousins/] to...
Chambers welcomes Leanne Jones back
9 St John Street Chambers welcomes back Leanne...
Exchange of Land
*Edward Cousins[our-people/barristers/edward-cousins/] of 9SJS Business and Property team...
Ministry of Justice Proposal to Re-introduce Fees in the Employment Tribunal
Last week, the government published a consultation paper...
Louise Quigley successfully defends NHS Trust in Menopause discrimination claim
Louise Quigley[our-people/barristers/louise-quigley/] successfully represented a NHS Trust in...
Costs in the Employment Tribunal... a warning...
It's rare for the Tribunal to make a...
Christopher Kennedy KC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge
Chambers are delighted to announce our Head of...
A Hospital Trust v P & Ors [2024] EWHC 313 (Fam) (15 February 2024)
Sarah Kilvington[our-people/barristers/sarah-kilvington/] represented the mother, led by Nick...
Jolene Charalambous, 9SJS Employment team
We're delighted to announce that Jolene Charalambous[our-people/barristers/jolene-charalambous/] has...
Emily Bonass begins her second six months of pupillage 11th March 2024
We're delighted to announce that Emily Bonass[/our-people/barristers/emily-bonass/] has...
Matthew Snarr secures approval of £3,300,000.00 settlement sum (net of liability) for a young man who suffered a moderately severe traumatic brain injury
On 26 February 2024 Matthew Snarr[our-people/barristers/matthew-snarr/] represented the...
James Hurd accepts a formal appointment from the Bar Standards Board
Chambers are delighted to announce James Hurd has...
Setting aside a gas supplier’s warrant of entry granted under s.2(1) of the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Board) Act 1954
Where a consumer has outstanding gas bills, the...
Paul Gilroy KC advises Darren Gough on Yorkshire exit
Yorkshire Cricket Club has announced the departure of...
Phil Barnes in successful murder prosecution of three defendants
Two men and a teenage boy have been...
Avoid being in the 1%; Wasted Costs against Representatives, a recent experience in the Employment Tribunal
There is less than a 1% chance of...
Harrison Edmonds of 9 St John Street's Business and Property Team accepts tenancy
We are delighted to announce that following completion...
Natasha Otero, employment pupil, begins her second six
Natasha Otero[our-people/barristers/natasha-otero/] has completed her first six in...
Ian Little presents at MLAS Event in Chambers
Ian Little[our-people/barristers/ian-little/] presents on issues arising in claims...
"No minimums for mums"
Tobias Collins[our-people/barristers/tobias-collins/] discusses pleading pregnancy as an exceptional...
Jamie Hill successfully represents Claimant in multi-track assault at work case
*Jamie Hill[our-people/barristers/jamie-hill/]* has secured judgment for the Claimant...
Success in the Court of Appeal for Beth Caunce – R v Mbatijua Murise
*Beth Caunce[our-people/barristers/beth-caunce/] appeared in the Court of Appeal...
Access Awards 2024
We have shortlisted for the Access Award and...
We are seeking applicants for a Chambers Administration Assistant
9 St John Street Chambers is seeking to...
Criminal Law Bulletin - April 2024
The Nine St John Street Crime team have...
Robert Smith instructed in multi-million pound confiscation proceedings
Last week *Robert Smith[our-people/barristers/robert-smith/]*, instructed by the CPS...
Ryan Morris & Ors v Williams & Co Solicitors (A Firm)
The Court of Appeal's eagerly anticipated decision on...
9SJS Family team is recruiting
9SJS *Family Team[expertise/family/]* are looking to recruit the...
Insights into Discrimination in Goods and Services
*Having represented a variety of service providers in...
Paedophile locked up for sickening crimes against two girls
*Robert Smith[our-people/barristers/robert-smith/]* prosecuted the defendant who was convicted...
Caroline Curry & Kate Henthorn listed in Doyles Guide Manchester Leading Children Law Barristers 2024
Chambers is pleased to announce that both Caroline...
Funerals and family disputes: The entitlement to dispose of the deceased and manage their funeral arrangements - Norman Lamb
Recently, I successfully acted for a client in...
Kate Pye-Jones is returning from Maternity Leave
Chambers are pleased to inform that Kate Pye-Jones...
Robert Smith represents defendant charged with Manslaughter, sentenced to 1 year and 10 months imprisonment
Robert Smith[our-people/barristers/robert-smith/] represented the defendant, a man of...
Winner of the Access Awards 2024: Nicki Shepherd
Chambers is delighted to announce the winner of...
Winner of the Access Awards 2024: Qasim Amin
Chambers is delighted to announce the winner of...
Modern Slavery, Victims of Trafficking and the NRM
*R (FH) v Secretary of State for the...
To Costs Budget, or not to Costs Budget – that is the question
Julie-Anne Luck[our-people/barristers/julie-anne-luck], instructed by Scott Insley from Clyde...
Vetting Clearance verses Police Misconduct Proceedings
Jennifer Ferrario[our-people/barristers/jennifer-ferrario/] has written a very interesting article...
Defendant acquitted following a submission of no case to answer made by Katie Walden
The defendant faced two counts of possession with...
What does the Labour party plan for VAT on private school fees mean for pupils with special educational needs?
The Labour Party plan to charge VAT on...
9SJS taking part in this year's 10,000 Black Interns Scheme
Chambers are proud to once again be taking...
Mock Employment Tribunal 13 June 2024 – Brabners LLP, Adaptable Recruitment and 9 St John Street Chambers
Ed Morgan KC[our-people/barristers/ed-morgan-kc/], Lee Bronze[our-people/barristers/lee-bronze/] and Martin Mensah[our-people/barristers/martin-mensah/]...
Three members of Chambers included in the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List of England & Wales
Chambers would like to congratulate Chris Kennedy KC[our-people/barristers/christopher-kennedy-kc/],...

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