Set Profile > Chambers of Richard Hartley QC > Manchester, England

Chambers of Richard Hartley QC
Cobden House Chambers
19 QUAY STREET
MANCHESTER
M3 3HN
England

Crime

Cobden House Chambers is home to members with specialisms in serious sexual offending, fraud and drug cases, as well as violent crime. Other key areas of work include cases with vulnerable complainants and defendants, including children.

Leading Juniors

Gwen Henshaw - Cobden House ChambersRecent work includes sexual, drug-related, and violent crime.
Ranked: Tier 3

Inquests and inquiries

David Sandiford at Cobden House Chambers is particularly strong in inquests involving the criminal justice system. He represented the National Probation Service at an inquest into the death of a man who was killed by an individual that was on license for another murder at the time of the attack.

Leading Juniors

David Sandiford - Cobden House ChambersWell-prepared with great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury

The personal injury barristers at Cobden House Chambers are instructed in a wide range of personal injury matters, including group actions, catastrophic road traffic accidents, occupier's liability and industrial disease.

Leading Silks

Marc Willems - Cobden House ChambersProvides clear and concise expert advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Anthony Mazzag - Cobden House ChambersHe handles clients compassionately.
Ranked: Tier 2
Abigail Hiolt - Cobden House ChambersRecommended for industrial disease work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Jones - Cobden House ChambersA skilled negotiator who is always meticulously prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3

Set overviews: England and Wales

Cobden House Chambers covers a range of work, with strengths in criminal, family, and housing law, as well as an established personal injury offering. Martin Leech is the director of clerking, and Dan Monaghan is his deputy. Offices in: Manchester

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime

Cobden House Chambers is home to members with specialisms in serious sexual offending, fraud and drug cases, as well as violent crime. Other key areas of work include cases with vulnerable complainants and defendants, including children.

Leading Juniors

Gwen Henshaw - Cobden House ChambersRecent work includes sexual, drug-related, and violent crime.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

David Sandiford at Cobden House Chambers is particularly strong in inquests involving the criminal justice system. He represented the National Probation Service at an inquest into the death of a man who was killed by an individual that was on license for another murder at the time of the attack.

Leading Juniors

David Sandiford - Cobden House ChambersWell-prepared with great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

The personal injury barristers at Cobden House Chambers are instructed in a wide range of personal injury matters, including group actions, catastrophic road traffic accidents, occupier's liability and industrial disease.

Leading Silks

Marc Willems - Cobden House ChambersProvides clear and concise expert advice.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Anthony Mazzag - Cobden House ChambersHe handles clients compassionately.
Ranked: Tier 2
Abigail Hiolt - Cobden House ChambersRecommended for industrial disease work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Jones - Cobden House ChambersA skilled negotiator who is always meticulously prepared.
Ranked: Tier 3

 

Cobden House Chambers is one of the leading sets on the Northern Circuit and has strength and depth in personal injury law, criminal law, chancery and commercial law, family law, housing law and employment law.

The set: Cobden House is known for its legal excellence, applicability, cost-effectiveness and high-quality service. As a result of organic growth and quality recruitment, Cobden House has grown rapidly since its establishment. A friendly, approachable clerk’s room with considerable knowledge of all disciplines is able to assist with queries.

Cobden House Chambers is located on Quay Street and occupies the former home of Richard Cobden, a Grade II listed Georgian building dating back to the 1700s, that was also used as a university and then a County Court. Chambers is a modern, forward-thinking set but retains the traditional focus on client care.

Types of work undertaken: The personal injury and clinical negligence department, headed by Richard Hartley QC, undertakes both claimant and defendant work at all levels and has strength and experience in high-value claims within industrial disease, road traffic, employer liability, clinical negligence and public liability cases. In recent years, members of the department have been involved in some of the highest value catastrophic injury claims in the UK. The department is also one of the leading insurance fraud teams outside London, being involved in many cases involving the ever-growing area of telematics.

The criminal department, headed by Ian Metcalfe, has vast experience of defending and prosecuting cases of the utmost complexity and of a highly sensitive nature. The team covers all aspects of crime, including road traffic offences and regulatory issues, and has the ability to service work from a junior level to Queen’s Counsel. In recent years, members of the department have successfully defended several high-profile celebrities for historic sex offences brought about following the Yew Tree inquiry.

The chancery and commercial department, headed by Richard Oughton, has expertise in wills, trusts, probate, property law, private client, commercial and insolvency work. The team has recently recruited a pupil as part of the ongoing expansion as a chambers, and offers strength from junior to senior counsel.

The family department, headed by Peter Buckley, undertakes work in private and public law cases, covering care proceedings, residence, contact and injunctions, and has expertise in ancillary relief, covering the full range of hearings from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court.

The housing department, headed by Paul Whatley, specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant, homeless issues, and appeals, and conducts work for local authorities, private bodies, housing associations and other registered social landlords.

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Director of clerking Martin Leech
Deputy director of clerking Dan Monaghan
Senior criminal clerk Andrew Oakes
Senior civil and family clerk Christina Cook
Senior civil clerk Steven Tobias
Chambers administrator Jackie Morton
Deputy criminal clerk Jamie Conwell
Members of Chambers WILLEMS QC, Marc (1990)
Members of Chambers GOLDBERG QC, Jonathan (1971)
Members of Chambers BLACKWELL QC, Louise (1985)
Members of Chambers HARTLEY QC, Richard (1985)
Members of Chambers STERLING, Robert (1970)
Members of Chambers BUCKLEY, Peter (1972)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Carolyn (1974)
Members of Chambers NEALE, Stuart (1976)
Members of Chambers GOLDWATER, Michael (1977)
Members of Chambers OUGHTON, Richard (1978)
Members of Chambers WHITE, Timothy (1978)
Members of Chambers BRERETON, Fiorella (1979)
Members of Chambers GREEN, Colin (1981)
Members of Chambers SHERIDAN, Paul (1984)
Members of Chambers METCALFE, Ian (1985)
Members of Chambers HYMANSON, Deanna (1988)
Members of Chambers KIME, Matthew (1988)
Members of Chambers WILLITTS, Timothy (1989)
Members of Chambers LITTLER, Martin (1989)
Members of Chambers PARR, John (1989)
Members of Chambers WILSON-BARNES, Lucy (1989)
Members of Chambers MASSEY, Stella (1990)
Members of Chambers HODGSON, Timothy (1991)
Members of Chambers GILMOUR, Susan
Members of Chambers HOLT, Abigail (1993)
Members of Chambers MADDISON, David (1995)
Members of Chambers SANDIFORD, David (1995)
Members of Chambers ORR, Julian (1995)
Members of Chambers OAKES, Christopher (1996)
Members of Chambers MAZZAG, Anthony (1996)
Members of Chambers NOWLAND, Lee (1997)
Members of Chambers CALLERY, Martin (1997)
Members of Chambers GEORGIOU, Angela (1997)
Members of Chambers SHORT, Anna (1997)
Members of Chambers JONES, Michael (1998)
Members of Chambers GLEESON, Michael (1998)
Members of Chambers MACGREGOR, Craig (1999)
Members of Chambers HIRST, Rebecca (1999)
Members of Chambers STRINGER, Jacinta (1999)
Members of Chambers AKTHER, Tahina (2003)
Members of Chambers Andrew Oakes
Members of Chambers BALLINGER, Katherine (2008)
Members of Chambers BOYLE, Jonathan (2005)
Members of Chambers BROADLEY, John (1973)
Members of Chambers COCHRANE, Stefanie (2008)
Members of Chambers David Hewitt
Members of Chambers DENT, Catherine (2015)
Members of Chambers EMERY, Philip (2008)
Members of Chambers FERBER, Iris (2005)
Members of Chambers FLANAGAN, Nicholas (2004)
Members of Chambers HAMMOND, Kate (2012)
Members of Chambers HENSHAW, Gwen (2000)
Members of Chambers KEELING-ROBERTS, Sam (2005)
Members of Chambers KENNERLEY, John (2016)
Members of Chambers KILPATRICK, Alyson (1991)
Members of Chambers KNOWLES, Michael (2000)
Members of Chambers KUMETA, Jenny (2005)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Gary (2010)
Members of Chambers MARRIOTT, Jamie (2003)
Members of Chambers McCUBBIN, Ian (2010)
Members of Chambers MIRZA, Mussadak (2004)
Members of Chambers MURRAY, Chloe (2012)
Members of Chambers NARAYAN, Harry (1970)
Members of Chambers NICHOL, Simon (1994)
Members of Chambers PARMAR, Chetna (2003)
Members of Chambers PIEARS, Angela (2001)
Members of Chambers REID, Alistair (2014)
Members of Chambers STEVENS, Richard (2008)
Members of Chambers WALTHALL, Arron (2005)
Members of Chambers WHATLEY, Paul (2002)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Lisa (2009)
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