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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. Sir Ernest Ryder
- The Hon. Mr. Justice Poole
- The Hon. Sir. Richard Henriques
- 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 Peter Main QC
- His Honour Philip Butler
- His Honour Judge Booth
- His Honour David Stockdale QC
- His Honour Judge Field QC
- Her Honour Judge Bancroft
- His Honour Judge Smith
- His Honour Judge J Butler
- His Honour Judge Savill
- Her Honour Judge Woodward
- His Honour Judge Sephton QC