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“Chambers is well known for public law children work, particularly highly sensitive and difficult cases, but counsel are also adept at handling financial remedy cases. Court of Protection cases are an increasing source of work.”

- Legal 500

Following continuing increases in the volumes of work across Yorkshire and the Humber, applications are invited from Barristers wishing to practice in the areas of Family and Public Law. 3rd Six applications are also positively encouraged.

If you are looking to move to a supportive, dynamic and progressive team environment with a competitive expenses structure offering a flexibility of work backed up by first class Clerking, Administrative and Business Development support in a vibrant city, then we are keen to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact Jacqui Thomas KC, Sarah Blackmore or Leigh Royall.

Applications from established practitioners looking to develop their practice in a progressive set are always welcome. All such applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Formal applications, comprising a covering letter and CV should be made in writing to the Senior Clerk and marked “Private & Confidential”

Family Law

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Public Law

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10 Reasons to Choose Spire Barristers

At Spire Barristers, we offer a dynamic and forward-thinking approach, which is both specialist and personal to the needs of all our clients and barristers, in an increasingly demanding environment. As the circuit’s only specialist family law set, we are home to a strong contingent of experienced family barristers. Key areas of covered by our Family Law team include cases concerning non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, accusations of coaching, and fabricated or induced illnesses.

Our growing Court of Protection team is particularly notable for work in complex medical cases, often involving complex capacity issues or time pressures.
We take great pride in our genuine and caring ethos, together with our staff’s renowned desire to consistently exceed the expectations of our clients and our barristers.


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We are one of the ‘go-to’ sets for large, complex, challenging and high-profile child and adult protection cases.


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Our clients praise our “down-to-earth, accessible approach coupled with us always achieving the best possible results.”


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We are a forward-thinking, innovative set and the only specialist Family and Public law chambers in the North, and on the North-Eastern Circuit.


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In the last two years we’ve invested in our business and a new chambers in Leeds, and we’ve seen fee income growth of 45% in the last year alone.


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Scale of the team: We have become one of the largest dedicated, specialist family and public law teams in the region with 8 King’s Counsel, 39 Juniors and 2 Pupils. With further recruitment of more specialist practitioners to our team planned.


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We celebrate diversity i): We are the only barristers’ chambers in Yorkshire led solely by women.


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We celebrate diversity ii): More than 70% (2023 figures) of our barristers are female, almost twice the national average of 37.4%.


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We live our values i): Through our support and commitment to the Legal Education Foundation and its Justice First Fellowship, we’re at the heart of creating the next generation of social justice lawyers.


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We live our values ii): We’re passionate about social mobility in the legal and other professional fields, we’ve established a charitable trust, the Spire Foundation, which fundraises to support causes that are related to our practice areas.


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We celebrate the team; Our clerks regularly draw accolades for their excellence from both clients and members alike. Ordinary people. Extraordinary Barristers. Outstanding team.