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7 Harrington Street Rankings Legal 500 2017

Members of the regulatory group at 7 Harrington Street prosecute and defend a range of cases.

REGIONAL BAR : NORTHERN CIRCUIT


7 Harrington Street houses ‘impressive barristers’, who have extensive experience in acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of murder, sexual offences, fraud and large-scale drugs conspiracies. Among the recent case highlights, Richard Pratt QC successfully prosecuted Anthony Showers, who murdered his ex-girlfriend, her mother and the pet dog with a hammer.

REGIONAL BAR
SET OVERVIEWS: ENGLAND AND WALES
7 Harrington Street’s core practice areas are crime, civil and family law. The set is noted as particularly ‘good for crime’ with members defending and prosecuting in cases including murder, fraud and drugs conspiracies. Regulatory crime is another key area for the set. Practice director John Kilgallon is ‘a superb rainmaker’; ‘friendly, professional and very efficient’. His team now includes Neil McHugh, who recently joined the civil law clerking team from Cobden House Chambers, where was senior clerk. Offices in: Liverpool

REGIONAL BAR : NORTHERN CIRCUIT
CRIME
7 Harrington Street houses ‘impressive barristers’, who have extensive experience in acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of murder, sexual offences, fraud and large-scale drugs conspiracies. Among the recent case highlights, Richard Pratt QC successfully prosecuted Anthony Showers, who murdered his ex-girlfriend, her mother and the pet dog with a hammer.

Crime – Leading silks


Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘Very experienced in cases of serious fraud and murder.’
Ranked: tier 1


Nicholas Johnson QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘A brilliant advocate with commendable client-care skills.’
Ranked: tier 1


Nigel Power QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘A confident and unflappable advocate.’
Ranked: tier 1 


Richard Pratt QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘Well known for acting in high-profile murder cases.’
Ranked: tier 1


Crime – Leading juniors


Andrew Ford - 7 Harrington Street ‘Very inspiring; the sort of person young men would follow over the top in a war zone.’
Ranked: tier 1 new entry

Ian Whitehurst - 7 Harrington Street ‘A brave and streetwise advocate.’
Ranked: tier 1 


Jonathan Duffy - 7 Harrington Street ‘Very experienced in defending in serious criminal cases.’
Ranked: tier 1


Martin Reid - 7 Harrington Street ‘He prosecutes and defends in murder and multi-handed drugs cases.’
Ranked: tier 1 new entry

FAMILY AND CHILDREN LAW


7 Harrington Street’s family practice is adept at handling financial remedy, public and private children law, adoption, and international child abduction proceedings.


Family and children law – Leading juniors


Christine Bispham - 7 Harrington Street ‘Her practice includes adoption cases and abduction matters.’
Ranked: tier 1


Clive Baker - 7 Harrington Street ‘A combination of charm and steely competitiveness.’

Ranked: tier 1 new entry


Joanna Mallon - 7 Harrington Street ‘Experienced in public and private children law cases.’
Ranked: tier 1


Kevin Reade - 7 Harrington Street ‘Known for his matrimonial finance practice.’
Ranked: tier 1


Tom Fazackerley - 7 Harrington Street ‘He has a brilliant bedside manner with clients.’
Ranked: tier 1 new entry

LEADING SETS

Northern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

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PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE


7 Harrington Street’s personal injury/clinical negligence group has four distinct specialisms, covering employers’ liability, industrial disease, clinical negligence and catastrophic injury matters.


Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

James McKeon - 7 Harrington Street ‘His practice includes industrial disease and fatal accident claims.’
Ranked: tier 1


Tim Grover - 7 Harrington Street ‘Represents claimants and defendants in personal injury cases.’
Ranked: tier 1

REGULATORY, HEALTH AND SAFETY, AND LICENSING


Members of the regulatory group at 7 Harrington Street prosecute and defend a range of cases. For example, Ian Unsworth QC acts for individuals and companies involved in professional sport, and is currently representing cyclist Dan Stevens in a whistleblowing matter. Nigel Lawrence QC prosecuted in the HSE v South Lakes Wild Animal Park case regarding health and safety breaches after a tiger mauled a keeper to death.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘He has particular expertise in sports law.’
Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lawrence QC - 7 Harrington Street ‘He is excellent in health and safety matters.’
Ranked: tier 1

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