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02 October 2015

The Legal 500 rankings

The Legal 500 rankings
02 October 2015

The Legal 500 rankings


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 Ð 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 Ð 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


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 Ð 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


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 Ð 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


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 Ð Leading silks

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

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