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Deans Court Chambers

Chambers of Michael Hayton QC

24 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4DF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 214 6000
Fax:
Fax 0161 214 6001
DX:
718155 MANCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.deanscourt.co.uk
Manchester, Preston

Joseph Hart

Tel:
Work 0161 214 6000
Email:
Deans Court Chambers (Chambers of Michael Hayton QC)

Work Department

Crime/regulatory/environmental.

Position

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.

Career

Called 2000, Inner Temple; Clifford Chance European Bursary 1997; Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh bursary awards 1999.

Languages

French, German, Italian.

Member

Criminal Bar Association, Advocate of the Supreme Court of St Helena.

Education

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn; Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Universite de Paris II Panthéon-Assas (MA Oxon).


Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Leading Juniors

Joseph Hart - Deans Court Chambers ‘ An experienced environmental prosecutor. ’

Within: Construction, planning and environment

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.

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Crime

Within: Leading Juniors

Joseph Hart - Deans Court Chambers ‘ He easily distills complex issues of fact and law into focused and concise argument. ’

Within: Crime

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.

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Leading Juniors

Joseph Hart - Deans Court Chambers ‘ Does not shy away from difficult issues. ’

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