Deans Court Chambers

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

Achievements & Recognition

  • Regional Set of the Year 2020 - Chambers Bar Awards
  • Barristers’ Chambers of the Year - Manchester Legal Awards 2018, 2017, 2014 & 2013
  • "An excellent Chambers which always goes the extra mile. The client service is always first class” – Chambers & Partners
  • "Go to set in Manchester” – Legal 500

Recent Cases

  • Peter Smith in H&S case concerning the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

    The prosecution concerned hand arm vibration conditions which eventuated in 4 men who worked in the maintenance departments at 2 distinct employers who were subsequently the subject of TUPE. ON Ltd therefore stood in the shoes of the former entities for the purpose of the proceedings.

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  • Simon McCann and Pascale Hicks successfully defend serious Sports Injury case

    Simon McCann and Pascale Hicks were respectively instructed to defend a local authority and an amateur football team against allegations of negligence and breach of duty arising from the alleged state of a pitch.

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  • Nick Fewtrell Successful in the Supreme Court for Barclays

    On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgement in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 examining what is known as ‘stage one’ of the test for vicarious liability, namely whether the relationship is one that is capable of giving rise to vicarious liability).

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Our Seminars

We offer bespoke seminars to existing clients and are happy to discuss training with those interested in our services.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to the latest Government guidelines our Manchester and Preston Chambers are operating a closed door operating policy. Some key staff are working in Chambers to ensure the service to our Clients is maintained. We are continuing to operate effectively and have designated procedures and systems to facilitate work.

Direct numbers for our members of staff will be received whether they are working in Chambers or remotely. Please refer to the Clerks and Staff page here for their direct numbers. We are maintaining our switchboard service so if we can assist in any way please call our main number 0161 214 6000.

Members are equipped to work remotely and are able to accept papers electronically. Physical briefs and papers can be accepted if this is prearranged with the clerks. Deans Court use Sharefile in order to transfer data as it is fully GDPR compliant, and can receive and accept papers via several other file sharing software including Mimecast, Egress and Sharefile.

If you would like to discuss the above or organise any conferences / instructions to Counsel by remote mechanisms then please do not hesitate to contact the clerks in the first instance. If you have any other queries re our Barristers or want to know more about how we can assist you during this difficult time then please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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