Deans Court Chambers

Expert legal advice and advocacy, delivered by an outstanding team of Queen’s Counsel and barristers.

Deans Court Chambers

  • We provide expert legal advice and advocacy, delivered by an oustanding team of Queen's Counsel and barristers.
  • 'Barristers Chambers of the Year 2014 & 2013' - Manchester Legal Awards
  • ‘One of the best' sets on the Northern Circuit, rated for its ‘strength in depth' Legal 500, 2014

More about us

In the increasingly competitive market for legal services, Deans Court Chambers stands out as one of the leading barristers' chambers in the country and are regularly ranked by all major legal directories as one of the Top Sets on the Northern Circuit.

Deans Court Chambers are a modern, innovative and forward-looking set, comprising of more than 80 barristers, 12 of whom are Queen’s Counsel. We offer specialist advocacy, advisory and drafting expertise across a wide spectrum of practice areas and at every level of seniority. Our aim is to provide the highest standards of service and to anticipate and respond to our clients’ needs.

At 24 St. John Street, Manchester, and at our premises at 101 Walker Street, Preston, we provide first class, purpose-designed facilities for conferences and consultations, lectures and seminars, arbitration, mediation and video-conferencing so that we can cater for our client's bespoke requirements.

Our reputation for professionalism and approachability is underpinned throughout by a rigorous quality policy. Our staff, assisted by the latest in technology, provide comprehensive support in delivering the strong, flexible response clients need.

History of Deans Court

Deans Court Chambers were founded in Mosley Street, Manchester, more than 100 years ago and, since that time, have consistently maintained a reputation for the highest standards of service throughout the North West and nationally.

During the lifetime of Chambers, many members have been appointed Queen’s Counsel or have been elevated to high judicial office. Appointments to the senior judiciary have included:

  • The Rt.Hon. Lord Justice Ryder
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Poole
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Henriques
  • The Hon. Mrs. Justice Eleanor King
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Turner
  • His Honour Norman Lees
  • His Honour Gerard Humphries
  • His Honour Brian Duckworth DL
  • His Honour Anthony Hammond
  • Her Honour Gillian Ruaux
  • Her Honour Diana Eaglestone
  • His Honour Judge Main QC
  • His Honour Judge Butler
  • His Honour Judge Booth
  • His Honour Judge Stockdale QC
  • His Honour Judge Field QC
  • Her Honour Judge Bancroft
  • His Honour Judge Smith
  • His Honour Judge J Butler
  • His Honour Judge Savill

What the Directories say

'Deans Court Chambers is ‘a strong set’ and ‘its work is done to the highest quality’; ‘all counsel have good technical knowledge and are very approachable’. It has strength at the senior and junior ends'.

Legal 500, 2015

‘One of the best' sets on the Northern Circuit, rated for its ‘strength in depth'. Key areas of expertise include personal injury and clinical negligence - where it is on panels for several leading insurers - but family and crime are also areas of strength. The regulatory and health and safety practices have also been particularly busy recently. International work is also picking up and practitioners have travelled as far afield as St Helena to work.

Legal 500, 2014

An established set with very experienced and capable barristers," Deans Court Chambers has developed an excellent reputation for its professional discipline expertise. Members are adept at handling disciplinary cases across a range of industries, and are particularly well known for their work in the healthcare sector. The set is routinely called upon to handle prosecution work for the GMC and has recently been appointed to the Medical Defence Union and Medical Protection Society panels

Chambers UK, 2013

Deans Court Chambers has a strong team of vastly experienced counsel, whose expertise spans the full range of personal injury law. Commentators praise the set's "modern and commercial" outlook, and note its strong commitment to client service.

Chambers UK, 2013

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