Joseph Hart > Chambers of Michael Hayton QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Michael Hayton QC Offices
Deans Court Chambers
24 ST JOHN STREET
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Specialises in crime and regulatory work including all areas of health and safety work, such as inquests. Environmental cases regularly undertaken. For full details see www.deanscourt.co.uk.
Called 2000, Inner Temple; Clifford Chance European Bursary 1997; Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh bursary awards 1999.
French, German, Italian.
Criminal Bar Association, Advocate of the Supreme Court of St Helena.
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn; Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Universite de Paris II Panthéon-Assas (MA Oxon).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2
At Deans Court Chambers, Joseph Hart specialises in environmental crime, acting for both the prosecution and defence. He recently prosecuted in a case concerning an illegal waste site at a farm in Cheshire, securing a suspended sentence and costs order against the operator, with two other defendants receiving conditional discharges following guilty pleas.(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1
Deans Court Chambers is home to several strong criminal practitioners and is considered ‘a first-class set‘ for criminal work by some clients. Notable areas of specialism include historic sexual abuse allegations, recent serious sexual offences, and large-scale drug conspiracies. Virginia Hayton recently prosecuted in a grooming case which arose out of the actions of “North West Predator Hunters”, an anti-paedophile vigilante group which lured the defendant via an adult pretending to be a child online. Additionally, Joseph Hart is particularly notable for his criminal work in the British Overseas Territories, recently prosecuting an historic sexual abuse case in the Falkland Islands.