Set Profile > Kenworthy's Chambers > Manchester, England

Chambers of Barry Grennan
Kenworthy's Chambers
ARLINGTON HOUSE, BLOOM STREET
MANCHESTER
M3 6AJ
England

Immigration Tier 1

The team at Kenworthy's Chambers has an 'enormous breadth of experience and skills' and deliver first-class advocacy in all aspects of asylum and immigration law. Mark Schwenk recently represented an EEA national who successfully resisted deportation following a conviction for a serious criminal offence. George Brown successfully handled a case concerning the potential deportation of an Iraqi citizen that the Court of Appeal overruled.

Rising stars

Craig Holmes - Kenworthy's ChambersA very intelligent barrister who is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law. He has a very succinct and articulate style of drafting complex legal arguments at appellate level.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

George Brown - Kenworthy's ChambersGeorge is extremely approachable and always available to discuss matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on case law and procedure and has a gift for thinking outside the box and identifying novel ways to approach seemingly intractable issues. He has a strong reputation with clients who often ask for him by name and have always given very positive feedback.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's ChambersShazia is a top notch immigration barrister with an exceptional grasp of the law. Her advice is always of the very highest standard she is extremely popular with clients who feel reassured by her style. She excels in the appellate tribunal and her advocacy is always polite but forceful.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gita Patel - Kenworthy's ChambersGita is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the legal immigration community. She is very friendly and bubbly person. She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law. She has an excellent rapport with our staff. She goes the extra mile for all our clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Schwenk - Kenworthy's ChambersMark has a very busy practice but is always on hand to informally discuss matters and offer practical suggestions. He has an excellent advocate with a superb knowledge of caselaw and procedure which he is able to convey to clients in a simple language. He always provides strong and reliable advice which clients trust.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Greer - Kenworthy's ChambersHe is passionate about his work and capable of dealing with all aspects of immigration work to an extremely high standard. One of his main strengths is his ability to relate to our clients, to be willing to understand their needs and put them at ease. He is a tenacious advocate, his preparation is thorough, he ensures both instructing solicitors and clients are confident in his advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

An 'excellent all-round set' that is 'well-organised and friendly', Kenworthy's Chambers handles both publicly and privately-funded defence work as well as prosecution instructions. Daniel Harman represented the lead of 14 defendants in a "county lines" drug dealing case concerning a Manchester-based gang's activities in Blackpool.

Leading Juniors

Denise Fitzpatrick - Kenworthy's ChambersShe leaves no stones unturned when analysing and identifying the issues, planning strategy and delivery.
Ranked: Tier 1
Barry Grennan - Kenworthy's ChambersAn excellent who is very thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's ChambersImpressive, client-focused and accessible.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sara Haque - Kenworthy's ChambersA hard worker who cares about her clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Morton - Kenworthy's ChambersAn excellent advocate who always makes himself available to his solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Waheed Baber - Kenworthy's ChambersHandles difficult clients with ease.
Ranked: Tier 3
Chudi Grant - Kenworthy's ChambersHe is able to put clients t ease, and works hard to ensure that their case is properly put to the jury.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Harman - Kenworthy's ChambersAn extremely able advocate who is always willing toadvise both before and after hearings.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

'A great set that has improved its strength in depth in recent years', Kenworthy's Chambers employment team includes the 'experienced and diligent' Bruce Henry and the 'very astute' Sarah Johnson. Henry represents trade union members in a wide spectrum of employment matters in both employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Recent instructions of note include successfully acting for a claimant in a claim for discrimination arising from disability when a job offer was withdrawn from the applicant. Johnson has substantial experience in employment and discrimination law and, in particular, equal pay cases involving the NHS.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's ChambersSarah is a very astute and knowledgeable barrister who is always well prepared and tactically knows the ropes and is someone you can always rely upon.
Ranked: Tier 2
Bruce Henry - Kenworthy's ChambersStrengths include ready and speedy accessibility for instructing solicitor and a very practical and realistic approach to finding the best solution for clients. Exceptionally good with clients and provides clear and incisive advice. Also, always very well prepared and advocacy style is very well tailored to the ET - tough but always appropriate in advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 3

Family and children law

Kenworthy's Chambers members are highlighted for being 'very committed to access to justice' and have significant experience in private children law as well as public children law, acting both for parents and local authorities in lengthy and complex care proceedings. 'A formidable advocate', Sarah Johnson has experience in cases involving forced marriage, domestic violence, and human rights issues. 'Knowledgeable' former solicitor Paul Im Thurn has experience in child abduction cases and those involving allegations of sexual abuse against children.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's ChambersExcellent preparation. A formidable advocate and very experienced. She is able to advise the client appropriately. Very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Im Thurn - Kenworthy's ChambersVery straight to the point with his advice. Good research into the area of law and very knowledgeable and prepared for the case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Inquests and inquiries

Peer barristers praise Kenworthy's Chambers' 'unflappablePatrick Cassidy for his hard work and empathetic nature which is 'no doubt a reassuring presence for clients in difficult cases'. Cassidy is a highly experienced practitioner, particularly in Article 2 inquiries. He is a go-to for death in custody cases, prisoners who kill while on license, as well as failures in medical treatment of patients in care homes and hospitals.

Leading Juniors

Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's Chambers Patrick Cassidy is a highly experienced inquest advocate with particular experience of Article 2 inquests and of jury inquests, who keeps abreast of developments in Coronial law and practice and who presents his submissions in a persuasive and authoritative manner. He is well known as Counsel who undertakes such work in complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

Kenworthy's Chambers in Manchester is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise in immigration and asylum matters, as well as crime. Since publication of the last guide, Rebecca Pickering has been appointed as Judge of the First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the clerks are friends and efficient.

Clerks are efficient and quick in getting fee quotes.

Clerks are helpful , prompt and do as they say.

Clerks are helpful, always try to cover hearing requirements, and find alternative counsel if needed.

Exceptional clerks; Courtney and Daniella. Very knowledgeable and always available to speak too when you need too.

Kenworthys clerks are friendly and always on hand to discuss matters and provide the best suited barristers for clients’ needs. They will often go above and beyond to ensure that clients’ needs are met.

Maria, Paul, Tom and the Junior clerks are amazing, they pull the stops out to ensure that the needs of this firm are met

Paul and Tom are worth their weight in gold. Very quick and conscientious.

Practice manager Maria Rushworth is very approachable, friendly and always willing to go out of her way to accommodate instructing solicitors.

The Chambers is excellently organised by the administrative team, led by Maria Rushworth, and offer an excellent service to instructing Solicitors. Immigration Clerk Courtney Soden is highly efficient. Their use of a range of fixed fees makes it easy to explain the costs of a case to clients. Electronic working is operating well.

The clerking is second to none. All of the team are helpful and will try to deal with any issues in the quickest easiest way. Special mention to Courtney Soden, who can deal with queries pretty instantly, whether booking counsel, sorting out fee notes, or anything else. The team are efficient and the communication is excellent.

The clerking team are excellent all round, but a special mention to Courtney Soden, who has the ability to deal with everything almost instantaneously, whether by ‘phone, email, post or carrier pigeon!

The clerks are always helpful and efficient , helping where they can, sometimes at VERY short notice. I have really only had dealings with Courtney Sykes and Daniella Howarth, but both give the same helpful service.

The clerks are always very ready and willing to help and to find very cost effective solutions at short notice.

The clerks are wonderful and always on hand to help. Courtney is great at getting booking in straightaway.

The clerks are wonderful and friendly.

The clerks’ service and the practice management cannot be faulted and are very good.

The main clerk is totally efficient. She responds to requests very quickly and also has a deep understanding of the legal aid coiunsel fee regime, both the rates and the restrictions.

Chambers also send out fee notes as soon as they are incurred making it easier for us to claim funding from the legal aid agency.

The main clerk is very very good. She is totally efficient and has a through understanding of the legal aid fee rates for the different types of immigration cases. Chambers also produce fee notes promptly which means that we can claim legal aid funding for us when the case is completed

Their clerking is very efficient. Clerks are readily available, easy to work with and very responsive to requests made. We work primarily with Courtney Soden, whose own experience and commitment to her work enables her to provide a very high level of service.

Tom Harrington has been excellent throughout my relationship with Kenworthy Chambers.

Tom Harrington is extremely courteous, prompt and efficient in responding to queries

Tom is extremely courteous and very prompt in replying to enquiries

We work with Tom and Maria who are always professional and accommodating at all times.

Yes, both Maria and Tom assist us and are always available to take your call and are flexible in arranging barristers for hearings at short notice. Also competitive on price.

Set:

Always good availability of counsel and well organised.

Always try to help and provide counsel when they are able. Consistent representation where required is something that clients value and they will always try to do this. Training courses have been helpful and well informed that chambers have provided.

An excellent set of chambers – the staff and clerks are extremely helpful and the set has a strong and experienced regulatory team.

Chambers are excellent and have a good reputation.

Chambers are wonderful and always look after our staff

Chambers do offer a number of training programmes during the year and Barristers always willing to do one to one training free of charge with our firm.

Chambers has a strong set accross the board. The immigration team work well together and share knowledge for the benefit of all.

Chambers provide training and events to improve the quality of legal advice across the area, regardless of whether they are instructed. George has consistently been involved in immigration training at Kenworthy’s.

Chambers offers me and my firm the whole package in the area of employment law and also in respect of other areas in which I practice (most notably judicial review and regulatory issues). They – and the individual barrister – have provided training at Chambers and at our offices and the training has always been interesting, the content entirely appropriate, pitched well for all levels of experience and delivered well. The printed training materials have also been incredibly helpful and useful.

Availability of Counsel has never been an issue with Clerks generally suggesting suitable alternatives if one’s first choice is unavailable; and if first choice Counsel becomes available arrangements are offered to make the substitution immediately. The clerks are extremely helpful.

Excellent set in Manchester.

Excellent set of chambers the clerks for family and civil always respond to my email on the same day and their fees for barristers are very competitive they also do regular training at affordable prices.

Good training programmes – good set of chambers with a wide range of barristers.

Kenworthys are an excellent set all round, there are always barristers available to speak at short notice on any area of the law.

Kenworthys are an excellent set.

Kenworthys Chambers have a large group of counsel specialising in immigration and asylum work with a enormous breadth of experience and skills. They offer training courses and conferences many of which are free of charge. These are well prepared and make it easy for practitioners, in this very frequently changing area of law, to keep up to date. Their events are well attended so also offer a good opportunity for practitioners to share their own experiences and opinions.

Kenworthy’s Chambers is an established set, with a strong team across all areas of criminal and civil work. The immigration team work well together and share knowledge for the benefit of all clients who use them.

Chambers also provide training and other events for the legal community and strive to improve the quality of advice in the locality even when not instructed. Craig has been involved in organising recent training events.

Kenworthy’s is always our first port of call. The clerks and barristers alike are very friendly and approachable. They offer quality training programmes at both chambers and in-house.

Kenworthy’s Chambers has always been our chambers of first choice in immigration and human rights cases but also has a number of very strong family law barristers and civil practitioners who can be relied upon to provide top quality advice and representation. Our clients have always been impressed by the hands-on approach of their barristers and their overall client care which is quite exceptional.

Strength in depth has improved in this set in recent years with increasing availability of training including seminars for solicitors.

The Chambers immigration team offers a range of experience and depth of knowledge.

The set are friendly and extremely approachable.

There are a number of high quality immigration barristers at Kenworthy’s and they regulary run trainign courses both when changes in the law have occurred and also just to update other practitioners. These sessions are also of a good quality and are very good an involving participants.

Well organised and friendly.

Will go the extra mile to help. Prepared to cover last minute emergency hearings.

Kenworthys are a good set of chambers who are always flexible and offer a good variety of training programmes with a strong set of barristers at all levels.

 

 

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration Tier 1

The team at Kenworthy's Chambers has an 'enormous breadth of experience and skills' and deliver first-class advocacy in all aspects of asylum and immigration law. Mark Schwenk recently represented an EEA national who successfully resisted deportation following a conviction for a serious criminal offence. George Brown successfully handled a case concerning the potential deportation of an Iraqi citizen that the Court of Appeal overruled.

Rising stars

Craig Holmes - Kenworthy's ChambersA very intelligent barrister who is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law. He has a very succinct and articulate style of drafting complex legal arguments at appellate level.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

George Brown - Kenworthy's ChambersGeorge is extremely approachable and always available to discuss matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on case law and procedure and has a gift for thinking outside the box and identifying novel ways to approach seemingly intractable issues. He has a strong reputation with clients who often ask for him by name and have always given very positive feedback.
Ranked: Tier 1
Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's ChambersShazia is a top notch immigration barrister with an exceptional grasp of the law. Her advice is always of the very highest standard she is extremely popular with clients who feel reassured by her style. She excels in the appellate tribunal and her advocacy is always polite but forceful.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gita Patel - Kenworthy's ChambersGita is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the legal immigration community. She is very friendly and bubbly person. She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law. She has an excellent rapport with our staff. She goes the extra mile for all our clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Schwenk - Kenworthy's ChambersMark has a very busy practice but is always on hand to informally discuss matters and offer practical suggestions. He has an excellent advocate with a superb knowledge of caselaw and procedure which he is able to convey to clients in a simple language. He always provides strong and reliable advice which clients trust.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Greer - Kenworthy's ChambersHe is passionate about his work and capable of dealing with all aspects of immigration work to an extremely high standard. One of his main strengths is his ability to relate to our clients, to be willing to understand their needs and put them at ease. He is a tenacious advocate, his preparation is thorough, he ensures both instructing solicitors and clients are confident in his advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 2

An 'excellent all-round set' that is 'well-organised and friendly', Kenworthy's Chambers handles both publicly and privately-funded defence work as well as prosecution instructions. Daniel Harman represented the lead of 14 defendants in a "county lines" drug dealing case concerning a Manchester-based gang's activities in Blackpool.

Leading Juniors

Denise Fitzpatrick - Kenworthy's ChambersShe leaves no stones unturned when analysing and identifying the issues, planning strategy and delivery.
Ranked: Tier 1
Barry Grennan - Kenworthy's ChambersAn excellent who is very thorough.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's ChambersImpressive, client-focused and accessible.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sara Haque - Kenworthy's ChambersA hard worker who cares about her clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Morton - Kenworthy's ChambersAn excellent advocate who always makes himself available to his solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 2
Waheed Baber - Kenworthy's ChambersHandles difficult clients with ease.
Ranked: Tier 3
Chudi Grant - Kenworthy's ChambersHe is able to put clients t ease, and works hard to ensure that their case is properly put to the jury.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Harman - Kenworthy's ChambersAn extremely able advocate who is always willing toadvise both before and after hearings.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

'A great set that has improved its strength in depth in recent years', Kenworthy's Chambers employment team includes the 'experienced and diligent' Bruce Henry and the 'very astute' Sarah Johnson. Henry represents trade union members in a wide spectrum of employment matters in both employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Recent instructions of note include successfully acting for a claimant in a claim for discrimination arising from disability when a job offer was withdrawn from the applicant. Johnson has substantial experience in employment and discrimination law and, in particular, equal pay cases involving the NHS.

Leading Juniors

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's ChambersSarah is a very astute and knowledgeable barrister who is always well prepared and tactically knows the ropes and is someone you can always rely upon.
Ranked: Tier 2
Bruce Henry - Kenworthy's ChambersStrengths include ready and speedy accessibility for instructing solicitor and a very practical and realistic approach to finding the best solution for clients. Exceptionally good with clients and provides clear and incisive advice. Also, always very well prepared and advocacy style is very well tailored to the ET - tough but always appropriate in advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

Kenworthy's Chambers members are highlighted for being 'very committed to access to justice' and have significant experience in private children law as well as public children law, acting both for parents and local authorities in lengthy and complex care proceedings. 'A formidable advocate', Sarah Johnson has experience in cases involving forced marriage, domestic violence, and human rights issues. 'Knowledgeable' former solicitor Paul Im Thurn has experience in child abduction cases and those involving allegations of sexual abuse against children.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's ChambersExcellent preparation. A formidable advocate and very experienced. She is able to advise the client appropriately. Very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Im Thurn - Kenworthy's ChambersVery straight to the point with his advice. Good research into the area of law and very knowledgeable and prepared for the case.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

Peer barristers praise Kenworthy's Chambers' 'unflappablePatrick Cassidy for his hard work and empathetic nature which is 'no doubt a reassuring presence for clients in difficult cases'. Cassidy is a highly experienced practitioner, particularly in Article 2 inquiries. He is a go-to for death in custody cases, prisoners who kill while on license, as well as failures in medical treatment of patients in care homes and hospitals.

Leading Juniors

Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's Chambers Patrick Cassidy is a highly experienced inquest advocate with particular experience of Article 2 inquests and of jury inquests, who keeps abreast of developments in Coronial law and practice and who presents his submissions in a persuasive and authoritative manner. He is well known as Counsel who undertakes such work in complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Kenworthy's Chambers in Manchester is a multidisciplinary set with particular expertise in immigration and asylum matters, as well as crime. Since publication of the last guide, Rebecca Pickering has been appointed as Judge of the First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the clerks are friends and efficient.

Clerks are efficient and quick in getting fee quotes.

Clerks are helpful , prompt and do as they say.

Clerks are helpful, always try to cover hearing requirements, and find alternative counsel if needed.

Exceptional clerks; Courtney and Daniella. Very knowledgeable and always available to speak too when you need too.

Kenworthys clerks are friendly and always on hand to discuss matters and provide the best suited barristers for clients’ needs. They will often go above and beyond to ensure that clients’ needs are met.

Maria, Paul, Tom and the Junior clerks are amazing, they pull the stops out to ensure that the needs of this firm are met

Paul and Tom are worth their weight in gold. Very quick and conscientious.

Practice manager Maria Rushworth is very approachable, friendly and always willing to go out of her way to accommodate instructing solicitors.

The Chambers is excellently organised by the administrative team, led by Maria Rushworth, and offer an excellent service to instructing Solicitors. Immigration Clerk Courtney Soden is highly efficient. Their use of a range of fixed fees makes it easy to explain the costs of a case to clients. Electronic working is operating well.

The clerking is second to none. All of the team are helpful and will try to deal with any issues in the quickest easiest way. Special mention to Courtney Soden, who can deal with queries pretty instantly, whether booking counsel, sorting out fee notes, or anything else. The team are efficient and the communication is excellent.

The clerking team are excellent all round, but a special mention to Courtney Soden, who has the ability to deal with everything almost instantaneously, whether by ‘phone, email, post or carrier pigeon!

The clerks are always helpful and efficient , helping where they can, sometimes at VERY short notice. I have really only had dealings with Courtney Sykes and Daniella Howarth, but both give the same helpful service.

The clerks are always very ready and willing to help and to find very cost effective solutions at short notice.

The clerks are wonderful and always on hand to help. Courtney is great at getting booking in straightaway.

The clerks are wonderful and friendly.

The clerks’ service and the practice management cannot be faulted and are very good.

The main clerk is totally efficient. She responds to requests very quickly and also has a deep understanding of the legal aid coiunsel fee regime, both the rates and the restrictions.

Chambers also send out fee notes as soon as they are incurred making it easier for us to claim funding from the legal aid agency.

The main clerk is very very good. She is totally efficient and has a through understanding of the legal aid fee rates for the different types of immigration cases. Chambers also produce fee notes promptly which means that we can claim legal aid funding for us when the case is completed

Their clerking is very efficient. Clerks are readily available, easy to work with and very responsive to requests made. We work primarily with Courtney Soden, whose own experience and commitment to her work enables her to provide a very high level of service.

Tom Harrington has been excellent throughout my relationship with Kenworthy Chambers.

Tom Harrington is extremely courteous, prompt and efficient in responding to queries

Tom is extremely courteous and very prompt in replying to enquiries

We work with Tom and Maria who are always professional and accommodating at all times.

Yes, both Maria and Tom assist us and are always available to take your call and are flexible in arranging barristers for hearings at short notice. Also competitive on price.

Set:

Always good availability of counsel and well organised.

Always try to help and provide counsel when they are able. Consistent representation where required is something that clients value and they will always try to do this. Training courses have been helpful and well informed that chambers have provided.

An excellent set of chambers – the staff and clerks are extremely helpful and the set has a strong and experienced regulatory team.

Chambers are excellent and have a good reputation.

Chambers are wonderful and always look after our staff

Chambers do offer a number of training programmes during the year and Barristers always willing to do one to one training free of charge with our firm.

Chambers has a strong set accross the board. The immigration team work well together and share knowledge for the benefit of all.

Chambers provide training and events to improve the quality of legal advice across the area, regardless of whether they are instructed. George has consistently been involved in immigration training at Kenworthy’s.

Chambers offers me and my firm the whole package in the area of employment law and also in respect of other areas in which I practice (most notably judicial review and regulatory issues). They – and the individual barrister – have provided training at Chambers and at our offices and the training has always been interesting, the content entirely appropriate, pitched well for all levels of experience and delivered well. The printed training materials have also been incredibly helpful and useful.

Availability of Counsel has never been an issue with Clerks generally suggesting suitable alternatives if one’s first choice is unavailable; and if first choice Counsel becomes available arrangements are offered to make the substitution immediately. The clerks are extremely helpful.

Excellent set in Manchester.

Excellent set of chambers the clerks for family and civil always respond to my email on the same day and their fees for barristers are very competitive they also do regular training at affordable prices.

Good training programmes – good set of chambers with a wide range of barristers.

Kenworthys are an excellent set all round, there are always barristers available to speak at short notice on any area of the law.

Kenworthys are an excellent set.

Kenworthys Chambers have a large group of counsel specialising in immigration and asylum work with a enormous breadth of experience and skills. They offer training courses and conferences many of which are free of charge. These are well prepared and make it easy for practitioners, in this very frequently changing area of law, to keep up to date. Their events are well attended so also offer a good opportunity for practitioners to share their own experiences and opinions.

Kenworthy’s Chambers is an established set, with a strong team across all areas of criminal and civil work. The immigration team work well together and share knowledge for the benefit of all clients who use them.

Chambers also provide training and other events for the legal community and strive to improve the quality of advice in the locality even when not instructed. Craig has been involved in organising recent training events.

Kenworthy’s is always our first port of call. The clerks and barristers alike are very friendly and approachable. They offer quality training programmes at both chambers and in-house.

Kenworthy’s Chambers has always been our chambers of first choice in immigration and human rights cases but also has a number of very strong family law barristers and civil practitioners who can be relied upon to provide top quality advice and representation. Our clients have always been impressed by the hands-on approach of their barristers and their overall client care which is quite exceptional.

Strength in depth has improved in this set in recent years with increasing availability of training including seminars for solicitors.

The Chambers immigration team offers a range of experience and depth of knowledge.

The set are friendly and extremely approachable.

There are a number of high quality immigration barristers at Kenworthy’s and they regulary run trainign courses both when changes in the law have occurred and also just to update other practitioners. These sessions are also of a good quality and are very good an involving participants.

Well organised and friendly.

Will go the extra mile to help. Prepared to cover last minute emergency hearings.

Kenworthys are a good set of chambers who are always flexible and offer a good variety of training programmes with a strong set of barristers at all levels.

 

 

Kenworthy’s Chambers is a progressive set of Chambers, striving to ensure access to justice for all, with professionalism and excellence as the driving force to everything they do.

Established over 50 years ago by a small number of forward-thinking barristers, with sustained and targeted recruitment Kenworthy’s Chambers has developed into a multi-disciplinary set of over 50 members including two Queen’s Counsel. Striving for access to justice and excellence remain key components of the organisation, while offering a modern, approachable and fully accountable service to clients.

Types of work undertaken: Kenworthy’s Chambers’ members provide specialist advice and representation at all levels of seniority in a wide range of disciplines, before all courts of England and Wales and other parts of the UK. Due to the multi-disciplinary practice areas of chambers, it has a number of members that offer cross-disciplinary advice; this service is proving very popular with commercial and private clients.

Many of the barristers are also qualified to accept work directly from lay clients under the public access scheme.

Criminal law: Renowned for its strong reputation as experts in this field, Kenworthy’s Chambers has been at the forefront of high-profile cases at a national level for more than 30 years. Its specialist team works endlessly for those in need of legal advice and advocacy; this is evidenced by the continued growth and improved quality of instructions the team is currently welcoming.

Business Crime and Regulatory law: The set offers a select team that undertakes a variety of work, including technically complicated cases, corporate manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, the Health and Safety at Work Act, trading standards, food safety, inquests linked to HSE investigations, and Article 2 inquests in death in custody cases.

Chancery and commercial: The select team offers a wide range of services: commercial arbitration, business disputes, commercial fraud, company law, copyright and trade marks, credit and leasing, corporate and personal insolvency, directors’ disqualification, equitable remedies, insurance, intellectual property, landlord and tenant, mediation, partnerships, probate, the administration of estates, sale of goods, and trusts.

Costs: The costs specialists undertake a full range of work, including points of dispute and costs hearings including appeals, technical arguments, and detailed and summary assessments. They undertake work at a national level and regularly appear in the SCCO.

Employment: The growing and thriving employment team offers a full range of advisory and advocacy services in all courts and tribunals in England and Wales. The practitioners take instructions in a wide range of employment cases, including: unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, equal pay, unlawful deductions and protected disclosures. Members of the team have a particular interest and substantial expertise in employment discrimination. The team acts for employees, and private and public employers.

Immigration: Recent years have seen an increasing demand for high-quality representation in this field. Having been at the forefront of asylum and immigration law for a number of years, Kenworthy’s Chambers offers long-established and highly experienced practitioners covering: asylum, civil penalties, commercial immigration, human rights, immigration, nationality and judicial review.

Personal Injury: The growing team covers all types of personal injury including: high-value cases involving brain damage and spinal injuries, industrial disease, allegations of fraud, clinical negligence (with particular expertise in cosmetic procedures and dental procedures), fatal accidents and holiday claims.

Family & Finance: The Set’s established family team provides skilled advice and representation in all aspects of financial and children matters throughout the family courts. The team are known for their excellent client care and tenacious approach to secure the best overall outcome for their clients.

Professional Discipline: Kenworthy’s very experienced Professional Disciplinary Team of Barristers to reassure the client that they are being represented by fellow professionals of sound judgement who will fight to get a positive result.

The set: Kenworthy’s Chambers work from an impressive grade II listed building located in the heart of the legal world, within walking distance from local courts and with easy access to all public transport links.

The building offers well-equipped seminar suites to deliver training on a range of topics to keep clients updated with the latest legal developments. Facilities are available for arbitration, mediation and video conferencing, as well as fully equipped solicitors’ rooms and the luxury of an on-site car park for clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Door Tenant NOLAN QC, Benjamin (1971)*
Door Tenant WOODCOCK QC, Robert (1978)*
Head of Chambers GRENNAN, Barry (1977)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Roger (1976)
Members of Chambers MARSH, John (1977)
Members of Chambers FARRELL, Edmund (1981)
Members of Chambers DONNELLY, William (1981)
Deputy Head of Chambers CASSIDY, Patrick (1982)
Members of Chambers SCALLY, Josephine (1984)
Members of Chambers HENRY, Bruce (1988)
Members of Chambers PATEL, Gita (1988)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON, Patrick (1989)
Members of Chambers POTTS, Warren (1995)
Members of Chambers MATHER, Alison (1997)
Members of Chambers MORTON, David (1999)
Door Tenant ASQUITH, Marc (1999)*
Members of Chambers RASHID, Haroon (1999)
Member of Chambers TURNER, Jonathan
Members of Chambers BABER, Waheed (1999)
Members of Chambers HAQUE, Sara (2000)
Members of Chambers PENNI, Sally (2000)
Members of Chambers FITZPATRICK, Denise (2000)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Shazia (2000)
Members of Chambers McDONALD, Margaret (2000)
Members of Chambers SCHWENK, Mark (2001)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Michael (2001)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Sarah (2001)
Members of Chambers GRANT, Chudi (2002)
Members of Chambers BROWN, George (2002)
Members of Chambers HABIB, Shysta (2002)
Members of Chambers CRAGG, Janet (2005)
Members of Chambers BRONZE, Lee
Members of Chambers WILSON, Brett (2008)
Members of Chambers MICAH, Carol (2009)
Members of Chambers ADDISON, Christopher
Member of Chambers TETTEY, Stephen
Members of Chambers WESBTER, Joannah
Members of Chambers QUEGAN, Peter
Members of Chambers JONES, Nicola
Door Tenant KHAN, Abid*
Members of Chambers MAGILL, William
Members of Chambers LEES, Richard
Members of Chambers GREER, Jonathan
Members of Chambers IM THURN, Paul
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Adam
Members of Chambers IQBAL, Yasser
Members of Chambers RICHARDS, John
Members of Chambers HOLMES, Craig
Members of Chambers COOK, Sarah
Members of Chambers BRASSINGTON, Daniel
Members of Chambers MEEHAN, John
Members of Chambers SARWAR, Nadia
Members of Chambers CHEN, Stephanie
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