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Experienced & Professional Legal Representation

Our barristers provide specialist Legal Advice and Advocacy services in the core areas of Family and Public Law. We also have individual barristers with specialities in related areas such as Property, Private Client and Trusts.

Our members are regularly instructed to represent clients in Leeds and across Yorkshire, Humberside and nationally. The leading directories acknowledge many practitioners at Spire Barristers as experts in the fields of Family and Public Law.

Our Approach

Ordinary People. Extraordinary barristers.

Spire Barristers offers a dynamic and forward-thinking approach in an increasingly demanding environment, which is both specialist and personal to the needs of all our clients and barristers.

What sets Spire Barristers apart is our genuine and caring ethos and our staff’s renowned desire to exceed the expectations of our clients and our barristers consistently.

So, why use Spire Barristers? Our existing clients will tell you: about our “down-to-earth, accessible approach and always achieving the best possible results.”


37 Park Square Chambers was founded in Leeds in the 1930s and established an excellent reputation throughout the North of England and beyond for a responsive and professional approach to providing legal services.

Initially, Chambers operated principally as a Criminal set, providing services in the local West Yorkshire area. Over time, the areas of work under-taken significantly expanded and widened, both geographically and in practice areas, to include Family, Civil and Property teams and served the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside.

At the end of July 2017, 37 Park Square Chambers became Spire Barristers, the Circuit’s and the North’s only specialist Family & Public Law Chambers. This decision was taken in response to and recognition of Chambers’ prominence, having one of the Circuit’s most formidable and dynamic family teams and to enable Chambers to offer to both Professional Clients and Members of Chambers a focused and dedicated service centred on excellence in the fields of Family and Public Law.

In 2022 and 2018, chambers were recognised at the National Family Law Awards, winning Regional Chambers of the Year. In 2019, chambers were awarded Yorkshire Legal Awards Chambers of the Year.

Get in touch through our experienced Clerking team

Clerks & Professional Support

Heads of Chambers

Jacqueline Thomas KC

Sarah Blackmore MCIArb


The Bar Standards Board regulates all of our Barristers. View their details on on the Barristers Register Page section of the BSB’s website.

N.B The contents of this page were last reviewed on 4th April 2023.

Senior Clerk

Leigh Royall