Set Profile > Chambers of Richard Pratt QC > Liverpool, England

Chambers of Richard Pratt QC
7 Harrington Street
7 HARRINGTON STREET
LIVERPOOL
L2 9YH
England

Crime

7 Harrington Street is home to a wide range of criminal practitioners, with a spectrum of members including those who have fully prosecution and defence practices as well as some who operate more balanced workloads. Key areas of work include gang-related crime, drug conspiracies and serious violent crime. Notably, Nicholas Johnson QC prosecuted former Manchester City youth football coach Barry Bennell, who was convicted of multiple sexual offences against children.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Ford - 7 Harrington StreetApproachable and responsive, he gives every case his all.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Duffy - 7 Harrington StreetDefends in a range of serious criminal cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Reid - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly recommended for multi-handed drug cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Nicholas Johnson QC - 7 Harrington StreetHe displays excellent client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Power QC - 7 Harrington StreetA superb advocate with a real attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Pratt QC - 7 Harrington StreetVery active in serious violent crime, including areas such as infanticide.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetRecent work has included serious violence, drug conspiracies, and gang-related cases, primarily for the prosecution.
Ranked: Tier 3

Family and children law

7 Harrington Street is home to specialist practitioners across the spectrum of family and children law, including financial remedy, care proceedings, and private children law. Finance specialist Tom Fazackerley is often instructed in agricultural cases involving partnership agreements, while Margaret Parr is particularly in demand for care and private children law matters. Parr recently represented a father in care proceedings concerning an autistic girl who was thought to have PTSD due to her experiences in Iraq before moving to the UK.

Leading Juniors

Margaret Parr - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly strong on children matters, always adopting a child-focused approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Fazackerley - 7 Harrington StreetCombines first-rate advocacy with a clear approach to clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Personal injury

Members of 7 Harrington Street have mixed claimant and defendant practices and are instructed in a wide range of cases including employer's liability, public liability and road traffic accidents. The set is praised by clients for its 'good number of experienced counsel' and increasing presence in defendant work. Tim Grover recently represented a claimant who had suffered a severe shoulder injury resulting in elective amputation, in which the defendants disputed both liability and quantum, but for which a seven-figure sum was eventually agreed.

Leading Juniors

Tim Grover - 7 Harrington StreetExceptional with complex medical and technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fraser Lindsay - 7 Harrington StreetHe has a pragmatic and holistic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

7 Harrington Street has vast experience in regulatory law with its barristers instructed to prosecute and defend in a wide range of health and safety cases, including corporate manslaughter trials and breaches of regulations. Ian Unsworth QC is a criminal advocate who provides specialist advice for individuals and agent companies connected with professional sport, while Nigel Lawrence QC specialises in regulatory crime and manslaughter, as well as being a standing counsel to HSE and Office of Rail Regulation.

Leading Silks

Nigel Lawrence QC - 7 Harrington StreetA first-rate silk. He is extremely hardworking and technically top class.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetAn impressive silk who comes highly recommended for sports law.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

A big set which always someone on hand to help with the appropriate expertise’, 7 Harrington Street has a much-praised employment group, as well as ‘a good number of experienced counsel dealing with clinical negligence and higher-value personal injury work’, ‘a family offering that covers all the bases’, and criminal expertise, too. John Kilgallon is the practice director, while senior family team clerk Carolyn Creegan is ‘helpful and approachable – she always tries to ensure continuity of counsel’. Assistant civil practice director Neil McHugh ‘efficient and helpful along with being commercially aware’. In recent news, Janet Reaney has been appointed a circuit judge and personal injury specialist Simon Holder has joined chambers. Offices in: Liverpool

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime

7 Harrington Street is home to a wide range of criminal practitioners, with a spectrum of members including those who have fully prosecution and defence practices as well as some who operate more balanced workloads. Key areas of work include gang-related crime, drug conspiracies and serious violent crime. Notably, Nicholas Johnson QC prosecuted former Manchester City youth football coach Barry Bennell, who was convicted of multiple sexual offences against children.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Ford - 7 Harrington StreetApproachable and responsive, he gives every case his all.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Duffy - 7 Harrington StreetDefends in a range of serious criminal cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Reid - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly recommended for multi-handed drug cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Silks

Nicholas Johnson QC - 7 Harrington StreetHe displays excellent client care skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Power QC - 7 Harrington StreetA superb advocate with a real attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Pratt QC - 7 Harrington StreetVery active in serious violent crime, including areas such as infanticide.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetRecent work has included serious violence, drug conspiracies, and gang-related cases, primarily for the prosecution.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

7 Harrington Street is home to specialist practitioners across the spectrum of family and children law, including financial remedy, care proceedings, and private children law. Finance specialist Tom Fazackerley is often instructed in agricultural cases involving partnership agreements, while Margaret Parr is particularly in demand for care and private children law matters. Parr recently represented a father in care proceedings concerning an autistic girl who was thought to have PTSD due to her experiences in Iraq before moving to the UK.

Leading Juniors

Margaret Parr - 7 Harrington StreetParticularly strong on children matters, always adopting a child-focused approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Fazackerley - 7 Harrington StreetCombines first-rate advocacy with a clear approach to clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

Members of 7 Harrington Street have mixed claimant and defendant practices and are instructed in a wide range of cases including employer's liability, public liability and road traffic accidents. The set is praised by clients for its 'good number of experienced counsel' and increasing presence in defendant work. Tim Grover recently represented a claimant who had suffered a severe shoulder injury resulting in elective amputation, in which the defendants disputed both liability and quantum, but for which a seven-figure sum was eventually agreed.

Leading Juniors

Tim Grover - 7 Harrington StreetExceptional with complex medical and technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fraser Lindsay - 7 Harrington StreetHe has a pragmatic and holistic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

7 Harrington Street has vast experience in regulatory law with its barristers instructed to prosecute and defend in a wide range of health and safety cases, including corporate manslaughter trials and breaches of regulations. Ian Unsworth QC is a criminal advocate who provides specialist advice for individuals and agent companies connected with professional sport, while Nigel Lawrence QC specialises in regulatory crime and manslaughter, as well as being a standing counsel to HSE and Office of Rail Regulation.

Leading Silks

Nigel Lawrence QC - 7 Harrington StreetA first-rate silk. He is extremely hardworking and technically top class.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Unsworth QC - 7 Harrington StreetAn impressive silk who comes highly recommended for sports law.
Ranked: Tier 1

7 Harrington Street is one of the largest sets of chambers in the country. It has a policy of excellence, innovation and expansion with expertise in all aspects of the law. The set has earned its reputation through continued professional excellence and a commitment to working to the highest ethical standards.

The set: Currently there are 96 barristers, including 12 QCs. They are supported by a large and dedicated team of clerking and administrative staff who consistently provide clients with a high level of service.

As holders of the Legal Services Quality mark, the set offers quality-assured services to members of the public who need legal information, advice and assistance. Chambers is firmly committed to equal opportunities and accepts instructions from anyone, regardless of background or circumstances.

Chambers also holds the BSI:9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification.

7 Harrington Street is located in the heart of the commercial and legal centre of Liverpool, only a short walk from the QEII Combined Courts Centre and the Liverpool Civil and Family Courts. The set has extensive, state-of-the-art conference and seminar facilities, including a video conferencing suite.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers provides experienced advocates at every level of criminal work, in a comprehensive range of matters. Specific areas of expertise include commercial fraud, defence insurance fraud, police discipline, drugs offences, consumer protection and all kinds of local government legislation, trade descriptions, civil liberties cases and actions against the police, food and safety, health and safety, noise nuisance, and regulation of goods and public service vehicles, as well as road traffic and other common offences.

Civil expertise includes all types of common law work. All aspects of personal injury, including catastrophic cases, industrial accidents and disease, are dealt with, as well as clinical and professional negligence, including legal and surveyor matters. All types of contract and commercial work are handled, together with landlord and tenant matters, environmental nuisance and employment cases, immigration, redundancy, dismissal, and sex and race discrimination. Planning cases are handled, as well as product liability actions, insurance, liquor and betting licensing, mental health, housing, and welfare law.

Family expertise includes every aspect of child and matrimonial proceedings, including finance and property distribution, Human Rights Act cases, all types of public and private child law cases including adoption and care proceedings, and Children Act matters, as well as mediation, separation and divorce. Chambers intends to further develop its existing areas of expertise through organic growth.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Chambers PRATT QC, Richard (1980)
Door Tenant GOLDREIN QC, Iain (1975)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON QC, Nicholas (1987)
Members of Chambers LAWRENCE QC, Nigel (1988)
Members of Chambers POWER QC, Nigel (1992)
Members of Chambers UNSWORTH QC, Ian (1992)
Members of Chambers BERRY QC, Anthony (1994)
Members of Chambers McLACHLAN QC, David (1996)
Members of Chambers GEEY, David (1970)
Members of Chambers BIDDLE, Neville (1974)
Members of Chambers PICKAVANCE, Michael (1974)
Members of Chambers RAE, James (1976)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Michael (1979)
Members of Chambers GIBSON, Arthur (1980)
Members of Chambers LAZARUS, Grant (1981)
Members of Chambers RIDING, Henry (1981)
Members of Chambers McKEON, James (1982)
Members of Chambers BYRNE, James (1983)
Members of Chambers LOVERIDGE, Andrew (1983)
Members of Chambers READE, Kevin (1983)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Jamil (1986)
Members of Chambers KENWARD, Tim (1987)
Members of Chambers KIDD, Peter (1987)
Members of Chambers SUTTON, Keith (1988)
Members of Chambers SYMMS, Kate (1990)
Members of Chambers DRIVER, Simon (1991)
Members of Chambers GROVER, Tim (1991)
Members of Chambers SEED, Stephen (1991)
Members of Chambers PARRY-JONES, Trevor (1992)
Members of Chambers REYNOLDS, Gary (1994)
Members of Chambers BURKE, Brendan (1995)
Members of Chambers LOFTUS, Teresa (1995)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Nicola (1995)
Members of Chambers BALL, Steven (1996)
Members of Chambers MALLON, Joanna (1996)
Members of Chambers CLARKE, Susan (1996)
Members of Chambers FORD, Andrew (1997)
Members of Chambers GRANT, Kenneth (1997)
Members of Chambers ROGERS, Daniel (1997)
Members of Chambers BISARYA, Neil (1998)
Members of Chambers HOLT, Sarah (1999)
Members of Chambers JONES, Michael (1999)
Members of Chambers MILES, Nicola (1999)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Mark (2001)
Members of Chambers GARSIDE, Mark (1993)
Members of Chambers APPLETON, Katy (2000)
Members of Chambers DUFFY, Jonathan (2002)
Members of Chambers FREEMAN, Emma (2002)
Members of Chambers REID, Martin (2003)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Paul (2003)
Members of Chambers FISHER, Emma (2004)
Members of Chambers DUNNE, David (2005)
Members of Chambers TARGETT PARKER, Leanne (2005)
Members of Chambers BEARDMORE, William (2005)
Members of Chambers COCKRELL, Nick (2005)
Members of Chambers KNAGG, Christopher (2005)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Victoria (2005)
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Tim (2006)
Members of Chambers LINDSAY, Fraser (2006)
Members of Chambers O'DONOHUE, Katherine (2006)
Members of Chambers BIRKETT, Lianne (2006)
Members of Chambers CLIFF, James (2008)
Members of Chambers PARR, Margaret (2008)
Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Bernice (2007)
Members of Chambers WATTERS, Sarah (2007)
Members of Chambers HARTHAN, Peter (2007)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Gemma (2010)
Members of Chambers BROOKFIELD, Hannah (2011)
Members of Chambers FAZACKERLEY, Tom (2010)
Members of Chambers HOOPER, Matthew (2012)
Members of Chambers DILLON, Frank (2014)
Members of Chambers RICHARDSON, Helen (2013)
Members of Chambers CRACKNELL, Alex (2014)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Fiona (2014)
Members of Chambers BAXTER, Jamie (2014)
Members of Chambers BOARDMAN, Aumeneh (2015)
Members of Chambers WALMSLEY, Alaric (2016)
Members of Chambers O'NEILL, Kerri (2011)
Members of Chambers WAKE, Rachael (2015)
Members of Chambers BROWNSON, Jonathan (2015)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Natasha (2014)
Members of Chambers GILCHRIST, Megan (2015)
Members of Chambers BASSINDER, Laura (2015)
Members of Chambers OAKDENE, Rachel (2018)
Members of Chambers CONWAY, Matthew (2015)
Door Tenant LOVELL PANK QC, Dorian
Door Tenant RUSSELL QC, Paul (1984)
Door Tenant DONOVAN QC, Joel (1991)
Door Tenant LEE QC. Taryn (1992)
Door Tenant GRICE, Kevin (1997)
Door Tenant DUTCHSMAN SMITH, Malcolm (1995)
Door Tenant RALSTON, William (2000)
Door Tenant CARNEY, Andrew (1995)
Door Tenant KNAPP, Stephen (1986)
Door Tenant PATON, Danielle (2007)
Member of Chambers SIDDIQUE, Fiaz (2017)
Member of Chambers LAPPIN, Hope (2017)
Member of Chambers SZCZESNIAK, Leszek (2018)
Member of Chambers WILSON, Peter (2017)
Member of Chambers WHELAN, Jacqueline (2015)
Member of Chambers MAQBOUL, Neair (2004)
Member of Chambers HOLDER, Simon (1989)
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