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Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC

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9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC), Mark Monaghan, Manchester, ENGLAND

Mark Monaghan

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

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Criminal; health and safety law.


Mr Monaghan specialises in criminal law and has substantial experience in serious crime, in particular relating to fraud, serious violence and sexual matters. He is a category four prosecutor and is also instructed by defence solicitors, particularly in matters involving detailed and complicated financial issues. He has dealt with a number of murders of children and babies – particularly ‘baby shaking’-type cases, which have involved both difficult and complex medical matters and also advising on matters relating to the serious case reviews which followed. He has represented both the defence and the prosecution in all other types of serious violence including murder, manslaughter, armed robbery and firearms cases. Mr Monaghan has dealt with many cases involving controlled drugs, including large scale importation, distribution and supply, and regularly deals with cases of high-value fraud, theft and money laundering. He has considerable experience in the area of disclosure which is often difficult in cases of this sort. He has represented the Crown and the defence in a large number of cases involving sexual allegations, including examining and cross-examining child witnesses on video. Current and previous cases include: Operation Jefferson – multimillion-pound conspiracy to import drugs, ‘supergrass witness’; R v McCluney – child murder; R v Stoker – child murder; R v Wong & Liu – child murder; R v May and Halligan – large scale fraud on creditors by owners of cigarette vending company; R v Broadbent & Holmes – drug related kidnapping – (Lancashire complex casework unit); R v Domville & Others – Operation Sunrise – 9 handed conspiracy to rob; R v Barratt & ors – Operation Recessed – (eight handed conspiracy to rob – Manchester complex casework unit); R v Kiely – attempt murder, armed robbery (without a leader); R v Hill & Livesley – attempt murder (without a leader).


Called 1987.


Sheffield University (LLB (Hons)).

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