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Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0090
DX:
406 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk

Patrick Harrington QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 9241
Email:
Web:
www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/barrister/patrick-harrington-qc/
Farrar's Building (Chambers of Patrick Harrington QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in Crime (general and serious fraud); prosecution and defence; health and safety; spmis law. Has appeared for prosecution or defence in over two hundred homicide cases. Instructed in a number of high-profile homicide cases. Instructed in several major fraud cases for prosecution and defence. Examples of recent work: Crime (general): R v Richards and Hope (trial and retrial of contract killing of wrong victim) R v Mason (torture murder of lady in own home); R v Bentham (causing death by dangerous driving: sentence and AG’s Reference); R v Iestyn Davies (murder of young woman); R’v Lipski (murder involving identical twin DNA); R v Cunnah (murder involving complex medical issues); R v Bate (Garry Newlove murder); R v Reed (manslaughter arising from accident at work); R v Pmier (health and safety prosecution of school headmaster, first instance and successful conviction appeal); R v Lewis Engineering (successful abuse of process, case arising from fatal accident at work); R v Fryer (defence of ship’s skipper after multiple deaths at sea). Crime (serious fraud): R v Evans and others (successful defence dismissal application in SFO prosecution of three solicitors, a QC and others for alleged mining fraud); Operation Valgus 1 and 2 (mortgage fraud); R v Johnson and Johnson (tax and money laundering); R v Boult (multimillion-pound IKEA fraud); R v James (multimillion-Pound VAT fraud); R v Roope (multimillion-pound investment fraud); R v Robinson & Ors (multimillion-pound legal aid fraud). Older cases include R v Morris (murder of three generations of one family); R v Hampson) high-profile historic murder); R Gafoor (high-profile historic murder); R v Howard Hughes (Sophie Hook murder). International work: advising high-ranking politician in The Turks and Caicos; British Virgin Islands documents case; instructed to advise in Far East for VIP client.

Career

Called 1973, Gray’s Inn; assistant recorder 1985; recorder 1991; QC 1993; leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit October 2000 to December 2003; Bencher Gray’s Inn 2001; protector of the Millennium Awards Trust since 2003; protector Legacy Trust since 2007. Publications: 'A Nutshell on Evidence' 1974, ‘The Session Man’ Broom House Publishing, 2004

Member

Welsh Circuit; vice-president National Anti-Doping Panel 2008-2010; legal member NADP 2008-.

Education

Ebbw Vale Grammar School; 1972 LLB (Hons) (Lond); University of Wales (2007 MA English Literature).

Leisure

Tennis; skiing; watching rugby, football and cricket; playing and listening to music; horse racing; classic motoring; member: Ebbw Vale RFC, Glamorgan CCC, Cardiff and County Club.


Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Patrick Harrington QC - Farrar's BuildingHe combines excellent advocacy skills with iron determination.

Within: Crime

London-based set Farrar's Building maintains a solid presence on the Wales and Chester Circuit. High-profile murders and serious sexual offences dominate the members’ workload; in 2017, head of chambers Patrick Harrington QC appeared in the R v Hough case involving a historic murder and contemporary rape allegations, while Paul Lewis QC successfully prosecuted Matthew Scully-Hicks, who was convicted of murdering his 18-month old adopted daughter.

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