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Firm Profile

Deans Court Chambers

Firm Profile

Manchester

  • Profile
  • 24 St John Street
  • Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • UK
  • M3 4DF

Firm profile submitted by Deans Court Chambers

Head of Chambers Craig Sephton QC
Senior Clerk Matthew Gibbons
Tenants 91

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Civil Litigation:
Strength in depth unrivalled in the North West, personal injury (including injuries of the utmost severity e.g. spinal injuries, head injuries); class actions; industrial disease; fraudulent claims; road traffic and factory accidents; professional negligence; insurance, including coverage litigation, Road Traffic Act and Motor Insurers’ Bureau; contractual disputes; sale of goods; consumer credit (including credit hire); product liability; arbitration (domestic and international); technology and construction; human rights and false imprisonment.
Chancery & Commercial: Work includes commercial arbitration; banking; carriage of goods; civil fraud and tracing of assets; corporate and personal insolvency; company law (including shareholders’ disputes and the protection of minority interest, directors’ duties and disqualification); credit and leasing; financial services; injunctions and equitable remedies; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; landlord and tenant; mortgages; partnerships; pensions; probate; real property; sale of goods (domestic and international); trusts, settlements and wills.
Family: Including financial remedies on divorce and dissolution of civil partnership (complex company structures, trust arrangements, pre post-nuptial agreements, offshore assets, freezing injunctions); cohabitation (agreements, To- LATA and Schedule 1 provision for children); and family provision under the Inheritance Act 1976. Children work is a specialism: members represent local authorities, parents, interveners and children in care and adoption cases (including death or serious injury to a child, a parent killed by the other, fabricated & induced illness and intergenerational sexual abuse); difficult residence and contact disputes; international movement & abduction of children; and surrogacy. Members act in judicial review cases concerning social & health care ethics, policy, practice and procedure.
Court of Protection & Community Care Law: Cases involving unlawful removal of adults from their home; deprivation of liberty cases; judicial review of decisions regarding provision of services; the use of the inherent jurisdiction for vulnerable adults; the conflicting roles of the Court of Protection and the Mental Health Act 1983; welfare decisions involving capacity, property and affairs decisions (including financial abuse and ratification of gifts).
Criminal: Prosecution and defence work in all fields and at every level including homicide and sexual offences; commercial fraud; conspiracy; drug importation and supply; excise and revenue offences; and health and safety. Members conduct high-profile trials both locally and nationally.
Professional Disciplinary, Business Crime & Regulatory: Regulation compliance; advocacy services in criminal prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation; inquests; licensing; trademark and copyright; rail and transport; corporate manslaughter; trading standards; food safety; environmental prosecutions; and DEFRA prosecutions. Specialist knowledge of law and procedure in Tribunals, present cases for various regulatory bodies (including the GMC) while defending practitioners for the medical defence organisations; appointed to the Medical Defence Union and Medical Protection Society Panels.

 

  • Craig Sephton QC (1981) (QC-2001)
  • Stephen Grime QC (1970) (QC-1987)
  • David Fish QC (1973) (QC-1997)
  • Tim Horlock (1981) (QC-1997)
  • Stuart Denney QC (1982) (QC-2008)
  • Susan Grocott QC (1986) (QC-2008)
  • Mary O’Rourke QC (1981) (QC-2009)
  • Jane Cross QC (1982) (QC-2010)
  • Lewis Power QC (1990)(QC-2011)
  • Michael Hayton QC (1993) (QC-2013)*
  • Julia Cheetham QC (1990) (QC-2015)
  • Peter Atherton (1975)
  • David Eccles (1976) MA (Cantab)
  • Timothy Ryder (1977)
  • Nicholas Fewtrell (1977)
  • Ruth Trippier (1978)
  • Hugh Davies (1982)
  • David Kenny (1982)
  • Timothy Trotman (1983)
  • Russell Davies (1983)
  • Glenn Campbell (1985)
  • Paul Humphries (1986)
  • Karen Brody (1986)
  • Christopher Hudson (1987)
  • Heather Hobson (1987)
  • Nicholas Grimshaw (1988)
  • Bansa Singh Hayer (1988)
  • Ciaran Rankin (1988)
  • Peter Smith (1988)
  • Jonathan Grace (1989)
  • Robin Kitching (1989) A
  • Michael Smith (1989) MA, BCL
  • Michael Blakey (1989)
  • Janet Ironfield (1992)
  • Timothy Edge (1992) A
  • Alison Woodward (1992)
  • Fraser Livesey (1992)
  • Lisa Judge (1993) A
  • Peter Horgan (1993)
  • Sebastian Clegg (1994)
  • Peter Rothery (1994)
  • Kate Akerman (1994)
  • Carolyn Bland (1995)
  • David Boyle (1996)
  • Simon McCann (1996)
  • Paul Higgins (1996)
  • Archna Dawar (1996)
  • Elizabeth Dudley-Jones (1997)
  • Sophie Cartwright (1998)
  • Richard Whitehall (1998)
  • Daniel Paul (1998)
  • Sasha Watkinson (1998)
  • Joanna Moody (1998)
  • Ross Olson (1999)
  • Pascale Hicks (1999)
  • Sarah J Booth (1999)
  • Virginia Hayton (1999)
  • Elizabeth Morton (1999)
  • Susan Deas (1999)
  • Joseph Hart (2000)
  • Ros Emsley-Smith (2001)
  • Anthony Singh (2001)
  • Robert McMaster (2001)
  • Zoe Earnshaw (2001) LLB
  • Alex Poole (2002)
  • Alex Taylor (2003)
  • William Tyler (2003)
  • Victoria Heyworth (2003)
  • Rebecca Gregg (2003)
  • Anna Bentley (2004)
  • Doug Cooper (2004)
  • Mark Bradley (2004)
  • Jonathan Lally (2005)
  • Carly Walters (2005)
  • Michelle Brown (2005)
  • Arron Thomas (2005)
  • Victoria Harrison (2006)
  • James Hogg (2006)
  • Helen Wilkinson (2007)
  • Rachel Greenwood (2008)
  • Michael Jones (2008)
  • Junaid Durrani (2009)
  • Jonathan King (2009)
  • Nilufa Khanum (2009)
  • James Paterson (2010)
  • Simon Rowbotham (2011)
  • Emily Price (2012)
  • Daniel Glover (2013)
  • Gareth Poole (2014)
  • Patrick Gilmore (2014)
  • Harriet Tighe (2014)
  • A Public/Direct Access
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