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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: Northern Circuit

Crime

7 Harrington Street is home to a wide range of criminal practitioners, with a spectrum of members including those who have fully prosecution and defence practices as well as some who operate more balanced workloads. Key areas of work include gang-related crime, drug conspiracies and serious violent crime. Notably, Nicholas Johnson QC prosecuted former Manchester City youth football coach Barry Bennell, who was convicted of multiple sexual offences against children.

Leading Silks

Nigel Power QC - 7 Harrington StreetA superb advocate with a real attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 2

Nicholas Johnson QC - 7 Harrington StreetHe displays excellent client care skills.

Ranked: tier 2

Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetRecent work has included serious violence, drug conspiracies, and gang-related cases, primarily for the prosecution.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Pratt QC - 7 Harrington StreetVery active in serious violent crime, including areas such as infanticide.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Andrew Ford - 7 Harrington StreetApproachable and responsive, he gives every case his all.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Duffy - 7 Harrington StreetDefends in a range of serious criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Reid - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly recommended for multi-handed drug cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Family and children law

7 Harrington Street is home to specialist practitioners across the spectrum of family and children law, including financial remedy, care proceedings, and private children law. Finance specialist Tom Fazackerley is often instructed in agricultural cases involving partnership agreements, while Margaret Parr is particularly in demand for care and private children law matters. Parr recently represented a father in care proceedings concerning an autistic girl who was thought to have PTSD due to her experiences in Iraq before moving to the UK.

Leading Juniors

Margaret Parr - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly strong on children matters, always adopting a child-focused approach.

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Fazackerley - 7 Harrington StreetCombines first-rate advocacy with a clear approach to clients.

Ranked: tier 2

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 2

7 Harrington Street

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Personal injury

Members of 7 Harrington Street have mixed claimant and defendant practices and are instructed in a wide range of cases including employer's liability, public liability and road traffic accidents. The set is praised by clients for its 'good number of experienced counsel' and increasing presence in defendant work. Tim Grover recently represented a claimant who had suffered a severe shoulder injury resulting in elective amputation, in which the defendants disputed both liability and quantum, but for which a seven-figure sum was eventually agreed.

Leading Juniors

Tim Grover - 7 Harrington StreetExceptional with complex medical and technical issues.

Ranked: tier 2

Fraser Lindsay - 7 Harrington StreetHe has a pragmatic and holistic approach to cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

7 Harrington Street has vast experience in regulatory law with its barristers instructed to prosecute and defend in a wide range of health and safety cases, including corporate manslaughter trials and breaches of regulations. Ian Unsworth QC is a criminal advocate who provides specialist advice for individuals and agent companies connected with professional sport, while Nigel Lawrence QC specialises in regulatory crime and manslaughter, as well as being a standing counsel to HSE and Office of Rail Regulation.

Leading Silks

Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetAn impressive silk who comes highly recommended for sports law.

Ranked: tier 1

Nigel Lawrence QC - 7 Harrington StreetA first-rate silk. He is extremely hardworking and technically top class.

Ranked: tier 1

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