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Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC

MANCHESTER, M3 4DN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 955 9000
Fax:
Fax 0161 955 9001
DX:
14326 MANCHESTER-3
Email:
Web:
www.9sjs.com
9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC), Darren Preston, Manchester, ENGLAND

Darren Preston

Tel:
Work 0161 955 9000
Email:
9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC)

Position

Criminal team. Darren Preston practises exclusively in criminal law, representing both the defence and prosecution in all areas; dealt with cases of considerable complexity and seriousness such as: sexual offences including rape and indecent assault; serious violent offences, including armed robbery and attempted murder; large-scale drug trafficking and importations; offences against the revenue such as significant cigarette and alcohol importations money laundering. Work involved him working with leading counsel and he has appeared before the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions in appeals and references by the attorney-general. Darren Preston has experience and success in arguments involving public interest immunity, abuse of process and fitness to plead and is well-versed in issues arising under the Human Rights Act 1998. He has on many occasions been involved in trials using video-link evidence and the evidence of children, in both prosecution and defence cases. A particular area of expertise and interest involves drugs importations and other Customs & Excise matters. He is willing to conduct conferences at times and locations to suit instructing solicitors and is committed to maintaining the high standards of the 9 St John Street criminal team.

Career

Called 1991; Gray’s Inn.

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

University of Liverpool (LLB Hons).

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