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Chambers of Richard Pratt QC

7 HARRINGTON STREET, LIVERPOOL, L2 9YH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 242 0707
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 2800
DX:
14221 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.7hs.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

7 Harrington Street is well known for having strength in criminal law, however, the set is also noted for its β€˜very strong family team’, which handles public and private children law, financial remedy cases, as well as relocation and abduction matters. Personal injury is another main area of instruction. Recent developments include Clive Baker and Christine Bispham appointed to the bench and Ian Whitehurst depart for Exchange Chambers. Practice director John Kilgallon leads the β€˜extremely personable’ clerking team, which includes the β€˜helpful and approachable’ senior family clerk Carolyn Creegan. Offices in: Liverpool

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

7 Harrington Street is well known for having strength in criminal law, however, the set is also noted for its β€˜very strong family team’, which handles public and private children law, financial remedy cases, as well as relocation and abduction matters. Personal injury is another main area of instruction. Recent developments include Clive Baker and Christine Bispham appointed to the bench and Ian Whitehurst depart for Exchange Chambers. Practice director John Kilgallon leads the β€˜extremely personable’ clerking team, which includes the β€˜helpful and approachable’ senior family clerk Carolyn Creegan. Offices in: Liverpool

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Crime

7 Harrington Street’s criminal practice is very well versed in handling instructions for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of sexual offences, historic abuse, murder, fraud, and large-scale drugs conspiracies. In a major highlight for the set, Nicholas Johnson QC successfully prosecuted Barry Bennell, a former football coach who was convicted of sexually abusing several adolescent boys. In March 2018 Ian Whitehurst moved to Exchange Chambers.

Crime – Leading silks

Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜A specialist in criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Johnson QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜He is exceptional on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Power QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜A very hardworking silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Pratt QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Highly experienced in defending and prosecuting in high-profile murder trials.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Andrew Ford - 7 Harrington Street β€˜He demonstrates excellent commitment to his clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Duffy - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Highly recommended for defending in high-profile murder and fraud trials.’

Ranked: tier 1

Martin Reid - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Recent work includes multi-defendant drugs cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Recent work for members of the family team at 7 Harrington Street includes public and private children law, financial remedy matters, and international child relocation and abduction proceedings. In January 2018 Clive Baker and Christine Bispham were both appointed to the bench.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Joanna Mallon - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Courageous and tenacious.’

Ranked: tier 1

Margaret Parr - 7 Harrington Street β€˜An absolutely safe pair of hands; clients love her.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Fazackerley - 7 Harrington Street β€˜He is an excellent negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Northern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

7 Harrington Street (Liverpool)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

7 Harrington Street is well known for handling four key areas: industrial disease, clinical negligence, catastrophic injury and employers’ liability matters.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Fraser Lindsay - 7 Harrington Street β€˜He has a reassuring manner with witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Grover - 7 Harrington Street β€˜He is fantastic on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

7 Harrington Street’s regulatory practice prosecutes and defends across a range of health and safety cases, including corporate manslaughter trials and breaches of regulations. Ian Unsworth QC has particular expertise in representing companies and individuals from the field of professional sport.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Highly recommended for sports law matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lawrence QC - 7 Harrington Street β€˜Highly experienced in cases involving manslaughter.’

Ranked: tier 1

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