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Chambers of Richard Pratt QC

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7 Harrington Street is one of the largest sets of chambers in the country. It has a policy of excellence, innovation and expansion with expertise in all aspects of the law. The set has earned its reputation through continued professional excellence and a commitment to working to the highest ethical standards.

The set: Currently there are 96 barristers, including 12 QCs. They are supported by a large and dedicated team of clerking and administrative staff who consistently provide clients with a high level of service.

As holders of the Legal Services Quality mark, the set offers quality-assured services to members of the public who need legal information, advice and assistance. Chambers is firmly committed to equal opportunities and accepts instructions from anyone, regardless of background or circumstances.

Chambers also holds the BSI:9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification.

7 Harrington Street is located in the heart of the commercial and legal centre of Liverpool, only a short walk from the QEII Combined Courts Centre and the Liverpool Civil and Family Courts. The set has extensive, state-of-the-art conference and seminar facilities, including a video conferencing suite.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers provides experienced advocates at every level of criminal work, in a comprehensive range of matters. Specific areas of expertise include commercial fraud, defence insurance fraud, police discipline, drugs offences, consumer protection and all kinds of local government legislation, trade descriptions, civil liberties cases and actions against the police, food and safety, health and safety, noise nuisance, and regulation of goods and public service vehicles, as well as road traffic and other common offences.

Civil expertise includes all types of common law work. All aspects of personal injury, including catastrophic cases, industrial accidents and disease, are dealt with, as well as clinical and professional negligence, including legal and surveyor matters. All types of contract and commercial work are handled, together with landlord and tenant matters, environmental nuisance and employment cases, immigration, redundancy, dismissal, and sex and race discrimination. Planning cases are handled, as well as product liability actions, insurance, liquor and betting licensing, mental health, housing, and welfare law.

Family expertise includes every aspect of child and matrimonial proceedings, including finance and property distribution, Human Rights Act cases, all types of public and private child law cases including adoption and care proceedings, and Children Act matters, as well as mediation, separation and divorce. Chambers intends to further develop its existing areas of expertise through organic growth.


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