About Us - Direct Access Barristers

Cobden House Chambers was formed in 1997.  We are based on Quay Street, Manchester, and operate nationwide.

Chambers has over 60 members practising in many areas of law, and five members of the family team now offer legal services direct to you.

The members of the team who are able to deal with your case directly are:

  • Robert Sterling

    Robert Sterling

    RobertSterling will accept cases involving commercial disputes, property andinsolvency continued...

  • Peter Buckley

    Peter Buckley

    Head of the Family Department After graduating from University College Oxford Peter spent a year teaching in Greece before commencing his pupillage with the late Cecil Henriques. At that time continued...

  • Carolyn Johnson

    Carolyn Johnson

    Carolyn is the Head of the Family Law Department at Cobden House Chambers. She undertakes all aspects of family law work that involves children including public law and private law proceedings continued...

  • Simon Nichol

    Simon Nichol

    Having previously been a partner in a busy city centre firm of solicitors, where he had built up a wide experience in many fields of practice including: crime, employment and immigration; Simon continued...

  • David Maddison

    David Maddison

    David Maddison graduated from Birmingham University in 1993, and went on to study the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law. After working in Manchester solicitors’ continued...

  • Rebecca Hirst

    Rebecca Hirst

    Rebecca Hirst was called to the bar in 1999 and has practised as a barrister ever since. She has always practiced as a criminal barrister and has also practiced in immigration law. She also has continued...

  • Martin Littler

    Martin Littler


  • Lisa Wilson

    Lisa Wilson

    Associations Family Law Bar Association Child Concern Profile Lisa Wilson graduated from her LLB Law degree in 2008 and went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course in 2009. Prior to continued...

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We are all accredited by the Bar Council for Public Direct Access Work.

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