Ordinary people. Extraordinary barristers.

Our Approach

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

So, why use Spire Barristers?

Our existing clients will tell you: it’s because of our family law barristers “down-to-earth, accessible approach and always achieving the best possible results.”

Members of Spire Barristers are recognised as national experts in the field of family law and provide a ‘first-class service‘ to its clients. Taryn Lee QC is ‘the go-to silk for complex children work in the North East‘, frequently acting in high-profile cases and over the past 16 months has also been involved in four cases regarding significant alleged peadophile rings. New silk and joint head of chambers, Jacqui Thomas QC specialises in complex cases relating to death, serious injury, or sexual assault against children. At the junior end, Sarah Blackmore acts for a variety of parties such as local authorities, parents, and children in cases involving non-accidental injury and sexual abuse; Elizabeth Shaw is a go-to for deprivation of liberty and claims involving sexual abuse. The future of the set looks bright with rising stars Reagan Persaud and Ashley Lord highly recommended by instructing solicitors. – Legal 500 2021

The ‘dynamic and forward-thinking‘  Spire Barristers Court of Protection team is particularly notable for its work in serious injury and welfare cases. New silk Jacqui Thomas recently completed the case NELC v P, representing a local authority in a challenge to their package of care for a disabled 19-year-old who lacks capacity. Ella Anderson is noted for her pragmatic approach and unrivalled ability to develop effective relationships with clients. The ‘approachable‘ Laura Twist is another key name to note. – Legal 500 2021

“As the circuit’s only specialist family law set, it comes as no surprise that Spire Barristers is home to a strong contingent of experienced family barristers. Key areas of work include cases concerning non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, accusations of coaching, and fabricated or induced illnesses.” – Legal 500 2020 (Family & Children Law)

“Spire Barristers’ Court of Protection team is particularly notable for its work in complex medical cases, often involving complex capacity issues or time pressures. One such example is East Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust v PW, where Laura Twist acted for the NHS trust seeking best-interest declarations concerning the amputation of a schizophrenic’s infected foot, which the patient opposed: the case was heard on the same day as the operation was recommended by clinicians, due to the 48-hour time limit needed to reduce risk of further damage.” – Legal 500 2020 (Court of Protection & Community Care)