Ms Niamh McGinty > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Niamh specialises in all areas of criminal law, welcoming instructions for both prosecution and defence. Niamh completed pupillage in September 2022 under the supervision of Paul Treble. She has assisted on a wide range of cases including murder, drug production/supply and serious sexual and violent offences.

As a Sociology graduate, Niamh endeavoured to obtain legal experience before coming to the Bar. Alongside completing the Graduate Diploma in Law, she worked as a Court Clerk at Minshull Street Crown Court. During Bar school, Niamh was employed as a Serious Injury Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors which enabled her to gain experience within civil proceedings and develop crucial transferable skills, such as the forensic analysis of complex evidence. She was instrumental in progressing high value, multi-track cases involving life-changing, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents.

Niamh has developed a busy criminal practice and has experience of defending and prosecuting in the magistrates’ and Crown Courts. She has gained experience in managing particularly challenging clients with mental health vulnerabilities. Niamh has a client focussed approach and prides herself on her personable nature and attention to detail.