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Kenworthy's Chambers

Congratulations to our Members ranked in the Legal 500 2021 Edition!

by Kenworthy's Chambers 01/10/2020

We are delighted to announce we have had 16 Leading Individuals ranked in the Legal 500 2021's guide ranking in Family, Crime, Immigration and Employment on the Northern Circuit and Kenworthy's Chambers being ranked as a Leading Set.

Crime - Northern Circuit

An 'excellent all-round set' that is 'well-organised and friendly', Kenworthy's Chambers handles both publicly and privately funded defence work as well as prosecution instructions. Daniel Harman represented the lead of 14 defendants in a "county lines" drug dealing case concerning a Manchester-based gang's activities in Blackpool.

Denise Fitzpatrick - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘She leaves no stones unturned when analysing and identifying the issues, planning strategy and delivery.'

Barry Grennan - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘An excellent advocate who is very thorough.'

Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Impressive, client-focused and accessible.'

Sara Haque - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘A hard worker who cares about her clients.'

David Morton - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘An excellent advocate who always makes himself available to his solicitors.'

Waheed Baber - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Handles difficult clients with ease.'

Chudi Grant - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘He is able to put clients at ease, and works hard to ensure that their case is properly put to the jury.'

Daniel Harman - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘An extremely able advocate who is always willing to advise both before and after hearings.'

Employment - Northern Circuit

A great set that has improved its strength in depth in recent years', Kenworthy's Chambers employment team includes the 'experienced and diligent' Bruce Henry and the 'very astute' Sarah Johnson. Henry represents trade union members in a wide spectrum of employment matters in both employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Recent instructions of note include successfully acting for a claimant in a claim for discrimination arising from disability when a job offer was withdrawn from the applicant. Johnson has substantial experience in employment and discrimination law and, in particular, equal pay cases involving the NHS.

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Sarah is a very astute and knowledgeable barrister who is always well prepared and tactically knows the ropes and is someone you can always rely upon.'

Bruce Henry - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Strengths include ready and speedy accessibility for instructing solicitor and a very practical and realistic approach to finding the best solution for clients. Exceptionally good with clients and provides clear and incisive advice. Also, always very well prepared and advocacy style is very well tailored to the ET - tough but always appropriate in advocacy style.'

Immigration - Northern Circuit

The team at Kenworthy's Chambers has an 'enormous breadth of experience and skills' and deliver first-class advocacy in all aspects of asylum and immigration law. Mark Schwenk recently represented an EEA national who successfully resisted deportation following a conviction for a serious criminal offence. George Brown successfully handled a case concerning the potential deportation of an Iraqi citizen that the Court of Appeal overruled.

George Brown - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘George is extremely approachable and always available to discuss matters. He is exceptionally knowledgeable on case law and procedure and has a gift for thinking outside the box and identifying novel ways to approach seemingly intractable issues. He has a strong reputation with clients who often ask for him by name and have always given very positive feedback.'

Shazia Khan - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Shazia is a top notch immigration barrister with an exceptional grasp of the law. Her advice is always of the very highest standard she is extremely popular with clients who feel reassured by her style. She excels in the appellate tribunal and her advocacy is always polite but forceful.'

Gita Patel - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Gita is a highly experienced barrister with a good reputation in the legal immigration community. She is very friendly and bubbly person. She is very knowledgeable in terms of case law. She has an excellent rapport with our staff. She goes the extra mile for all our clients.'

Mark Schwenk - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Mark has a very busy practice but is always on hand to informally discuss matters and offer practical suggestions. He has an excellent advocate with a superb knowledge of caselaw and procedure which he is able to convey to clients in a simple language. He always provides strong and reliable advice which clients trust.'

Jonathan Greer - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘He is passionate about his work and capable of dealing with all aspects of immigration work to an extremely high standard. One of his main strengths is his ability to relate to our clients, to be willing to understand their needs and put them at ease. He is a tenacious advocate, his preparation is thorough, he ensures both instructing solicitors and clients are confident in his advocacy.'

Family - Northern Circuit

Kenworthy's Chambers members are highlighted for being 'very committed to access to justice' and have significant experience in private children law as well as public children law, acting both for parents and local authorities in lengthy and complex care proceedings. 'A formidable advocate', Sarah Johnson has experience in cases involving forced marriage, domestic violence, and human rights issues. 'Knowledgeable' former solicitor Paul Im Thurn has experience in child abduction cases and those involving allegations of sexual abuse against children

Sarah Johnson - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Excellent preparation. A formidable advocate and very experienced. She is able to advise the client appropriately. Very approachable.'

Paul Im Thurn - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘Very straight to the point with his advice. Good research into the area of law and very knowledgeable and prepared for the case.'

Inquests - Northern Circuit

Peer barristers praise Kenworthy's Chambers' 'unflappable' Patrick Cassidy for his hard work and empathetic nature which is 'no doubt a reassuring presence for clients in difficult cases'. Cassidy is a highly experienced practitioner, particularly in Article 2 inquiries. He is a go-to for death in custody cases, prisoners who kill while on license, as well as failures in medical treatment of patients in care homes and hospitals.

Patrick Cassidy - Kenworthy's Chambers ‘ Patrick Cassidy is a highly experienced inquest advocate with particular experience of Article 2 inquests and of jury inquests, who keeps abreast of developments in Coronial law and practice and who presents his submissions in a persuasive and authoritative manner. He is well known as Counsel who undertakes such work in complex cases.'