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We seek to promote the administration of justice and the interests of professional practice in the field of Chancery law in the North of England.


The Northern Chancery Bar Association was formed in July 1987. Vice-Chancellor Blackett-Ord was approaching retirement and it was perceived that this would lead to important changes in the manning and administration of the Chancery Courts in the North of England.

As the founder members (Derek Mallard, Peter Keenan and John Fryer-Spedding) noted in their initial invitation to members, the response was that Chancery practitioners in the North of England should have their own association to guard and advance their particular interests. Although now, as then, those interests are often the same as those of the national Chancery Bar Association they also, on many important occasions, differ, because of our local circumstances and needs.

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Latest News & Events

24 November 2015

Annual Dinner, 24 November 2015...

Save the date! This year’s dinner will be held in Manchester on 24 November 2015. Formal notification to follow. To reserve a place now, please email ... more

24 November 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s Guidance...

Given by the Chancery Supervising Judges with the authority of The Chancellor. For the VC’s guidance, please click ... more