7 Harrington Street Chambers


Chambers Ranked in Legal 500 - 2016


7 Harrington Street is home to some of the ‘most senior crime practitioners’. Members are well regarded for both the defence and prosecution of high-profile cases, including a range of homicide and violent sexual offence trials; robbery and fraud are also active areas. Recent cases include numerous prominent and violent murders in the North West; both Nicholas Johnson QC and Richard Pratt QC successfully represented two defendants in their joint enterprise murder trial at Court of Appeal, which saw the convictions quashed. -

Crime Leading Silks:

  • Richard Pratt Qc
  • Nicholas Johnson QC
  • Ian Unsworth QC
  • Nigel Power QC

Crime Leading Juniors:

  • Ian Whitehurst
  • Jonathan Duffy



7 Harrington Street's family group covers a range of areas such as childcare, adoption, TOLATA, and divorce and financial proceedinsgs.

Family Leading Juniors

  • Christine Bispham
  • Joanna Mallon
  • Kevin Reade


Personal Injury and Clincial Negligence

7 Harrington Street has distinct specialisms in the personal injury/clinical negligence area: catastrophic injury, employers’ liability, industrial disease and clinical negligence. Tim Grover leads the group which acts for claimants and defendant insurers and corporates.

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Leading Juniors

  • James McKeon
  • Tim Grover


Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing

7 Harrington Street’s crime expertise provides a strong foundation for its regulatory practice. Nigel Lawrence QC recently prosecuted Huntleys Food Stores in a case concerning an E. coli outbreak following an animal petting event.

Leading Silks: Nigel Lawrence QC

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