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Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC

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Jaime Hamilton

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


Criminal team. Mr Hamilton undertook the first six months of his pupillage in a large criminal set of chambers in London. He then returned to his native Manchester where he completed his pupillage at these chambers under the guidance of a specialist criminal pupil master. Whilst initially gaining experience in all areas of law, he rapidly fulfilled his intention to specialise in crime. Since specialising in crime he has gathered a wide experience of the criminal law including offences of dishonesty, violence, drugs and sexual offences; involved in several complex cases relating to drugs and car ringing; practice includes trading standards and environmental offences and he has appeared in the full range of criminal courts, from the Magistrates’ Court to the Crown Court and on to the Court of Appeal. Mr Hamilton believes firmly in the role of the barrister as a specialist advocate. Whilst studying for the Bar he was a quarter-finalist in the World Debating Championships; now assists the Manchester Metropolitan University in the provision of the Bar vocational course, conducting seminars for the students. Dedicated to providing a high level of service which recognises the needs of the professional and lay client, he is willing to conduct conferences at the most convenient location and time; committed to maintaining the high standards of the criminal team at 9 St John Street and welcomes discussion with solicitors as to how their requirements can be catered for.


Called 1993; Gray’s Inn; Pryce-Calcott Award (UCW); Raymond Bax Scholar (Gray’s).


UCW Aberystwyth (LLB).

Regional Bar: Northern Circuit


Within: Leading Silks

Jaime Hamilton QC - 9 St John Street ‚Äė Experienced in defending in cases involving serious sexual offences. ‚Äô

Within: Crime

Members of 9 St John Street are instructed on behalf of both prosecution and defence in a wide range of cases, covering all areas of serious crime including appellate work. Vanessa Thomson is a key figure within the practice, having recently defended an octogenarian man charged with the murder of his wife, who was suffering from severe dementia, in a "mercy killing"; the prosecution accepted a guilty plea to manslaughter and a suspended sentence was imposed. Jaime Hamilton QC  took silk in 2019.

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