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01 October 2015

The Legal 500 rankings

CRIME

7 Harrington Street has an 80-strong team undertaking both prosecution and defence work across a wide range of offences, with particular strength in fraud. In a recent highlight, Jonathan Duffy successfully defended a former politician charged in relation to alleged pensions fraud.

Crime – Leading silks

Ian Unsworth QC - ‘A strong track record in prosecuting and defending serious crime and fraud.’ Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Johnson QC - ‘His expertise includes multi-handed drugs conspiracies, fraud, and money laundering.’ Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Power QC - ‘Always brings a new dimension to any conversation about strategy in a complex case.’ Ranked: tier 1

Richard Pratt QC - ‘Equally adept in the prosecution and defence of serious crimes such as fraud and murder.’ Ranked: tier 1

Crime – Leading juniors

Ian Whitehurst - ‘He is not afraid to get his hands dirty.’ Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Duffy - ‘Very personable, calm and reassuring.’ Ranked: tier 1

FAMILY AND CHILDREN LAW

Although care work represents a sizeable proportion of the work handled by 7 Harrington Street, members also have expertise in residence and contact disputes and removals from jurisdiction, as well as financial remedy matters.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Christine Bispham - ‘Particularly knowledgeable on family-related criminal injuries.’ Ranked: tier 1

Joanna Mallon - ‘Her specialist children law practice covers sexual abuse, factitious illnesses and infant deaths, among other areas.’ Ranked: tier 1

Kevin Reade - ‘Primarily known for his financial remedy work, but also advises on care proceedings and private law children cases.’ Ranked: tier 1 

PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

While 7 Harrington Street handles both claimant and defendant cases, a number of its members have a particular emphasis on the latter. The set is known for its volume work, notably in multi-track claims, but it has a core of practitioners who focus on high-value and complex cases. Tim Grover, who acts in high-value multi-track claims, is a name to note.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James McKeon - ‘His practice covers civil insurance fraud, employers’ liability and industrial diseases, among other areas.’ Ranked: tier 1

Tim Grover - ‘Represents claimants and defendants in matters such as road traffic collisions, public liability and medical negligence cases.’ Ranked: tier 1

REGULATORY, HEALTH AND SAFETY, AND LICENSING

7 Harrington Street leverages its cross-disciplinary expertise in civil and criminal law to prosecute and defend a range of criminal regulatory and health and safety matters. The set also has barristers who deal with police disciplinary cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Nigel Lawrence QC - ‘Regularly instructed in health and safety prosecutions, including ones concerning fatal accidents.’ Ranked: tier 1  

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