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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
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Fax 0113 2424395
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26402 LEEDS Park Square
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Craig Hassall

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Craig Hassall’s criminal practice covers the full spectrum of offences, but he specialises in fraud and other serious and organised crime. He has extensive experience in all areas of financial offending including fraud, money laundering, false accounting and insolvency offences.

He has dealt with cases involving transactions across jurisdictional boundaries and complex accounting information and has prosecuted or defended financial professionals. Craig regularly appears on behalf of government departments including HMRC, the Department for Work and Pensions and BIS. He is experienced in applications for confiscation, compensation and the disqualification of directors.

Craig works well as part of a team of counsel as both led or leading junior. He has been involved in many large cases with multiple defendants, including historical sexual abuse across several generations of the same family and conspiracies to commit burglaries, thefts and frauds.

He regularly deals with sensitive issues of disclosure and public-interest immunity, including covert human intelligence sources, intercept material and offenders with links to terrorism.

In addition to his court work, Craig has also provided general strategic and policy advice to prosecutors and police forces. His recent advisory work has included advising the DWP on time limits for prosecutions, helping to formulate charging standards for NHS Protect, and advising a police force about the deployment of intelligence analysts.

Career

1999 call

Member

North Eastern CircuitCriminal Bar AssociationHealth and Safety Lawyers AssociationUnited Kingdom Environmental Law Association

Education

1993
Thomas Sumpter Comprehensive School, Scunthorpe
1995
John Leggott Sixth Form College, Scunthorpe
1998 
University College, Oxford, BA Jurisprudence (2:1)
1999
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (‘very competent’)


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersNoted for his expertise in fraud cases.

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersHis practice includes environmental health and food standards matters.

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