Hugh McKee > Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC
23 Essex Street
M3 2DF


Hugh McKee is a senior criminal practitioner with a heavyweight caseload. For many years he has been instructed in all areas of crime, including; sexual offences, violence, serious fraud/confiscation, drugs, road traffic, health and safety, trading standards and police discipline. Hugh has defended in a number of high-profile cases involving allegations of violence and in recent years has been involved in a number of lengthy and complex fraud trials with the Legal 500 noting him as having ‘wide fraud experience’. Hugh has also prosecuted and defended in a number of health and safety related cases primarily where a death has occurred. Regulatory work has included environmental cases, food-hygiene and acting as a legal assessor for the GMC. Hugh has accumulated a wealth of experience in all aspects of criminal law. He appears alone, leads and is led both for the prosecution and defence.


Called 1983; Middle Temple.


Criminal Bar Association


Rainey Endowed, N Ireland; Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Law 1983.


Watching rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Hugh McKee23 Essex Street

23 Essex Street has an ‘excellent team‘ with ‘strength in depth‘. The set is home to Bob Sastry, who has extensive experience handling cases involving large-scale conspiracies, fraud matters, money laundering, grave allegations of violence and serious cases of a sexual nature. Barry White is another standout practitioner and is ‘relentless‘ in pursuing the best outcome for his clients. The ‘very professionalDaniel Lister and Hugh McKee are also noted. McKee frequently prosecute and defend in cases involving serious sexual allegations, violence, murder, conspiracies to rob and to supply drugs.