Barristers move to old banking hall

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A Sheffield barrister’s chambers is moving into new offices after a £470,000 refit of an old banking hall in the city centre.

St John’s Buildings is this week leaving Paradise Square, the traditional heart of Sheffield’s legal quarter, and into a Grade II listed building on Leopold Street. The area is being promoted as a new professional services quarter.

Sally Harrison QC, the head of St John’s Buildings Chambers, said: “This marks an exciting new phase for us and emphasises our commitment to the Yorkshire, Humberside and Derbyshire legal services market.”

The launch of SJB’s Leopold Street Chambers comes after seven barristers joined from Bank House Chambers in Sheffield: Olivia Weir, Justine Cole, Paul O’Shea, Alison Dorrell, Louise Stanbury, Kate Morley and Helen Davey.

St John’s Buildings is the largest barrister’s chambers in England and Wales, with more than 250 barristers and 70 support across five sites in Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Preston.