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Kenworthy's Chambers

Our Crime Team and two individual members have been officially recognised by Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019!

by Kenworthy's Chambers 05/11/2018



Our Crime Team and two individual members have been officially recognised by Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019!Respected for its strong team of criminal practitioners who are instructed for the defence and for the prosecution. Members here are often instructed in serious criminal matters such as murder, child abuse, sexual offences and drug importation cases. The barristers are also able to tackle fraud-related cases. They recently defended a drugs conspiracy case relating to over £1 million worth of cocaine.

"The clerks are always very helpful and accommodating." Maria Rushworth is the practice manager and the senior criminal clerk is Paul Mander.

Team Members Ranked

Barry Grennan
Head of chambers and a highly respected criminal advocate who attracts plaudits for his work ethic and jury advocacy skills. He specialises as a criminal defence advocate and is often instructed in serious and complex criminal cases. He is an expert on white collar crime and is vastly knowledgeable on all areas of serious crime, including gang-related murders, sexual offences, people trafficking and infanticide. He also boasts a thriving fraud and regulatory practice.

Recommendations: "An extremely good lawyer." "As keen and committed as he was 30 years ago."

Recent work: Represented defendants charged with a drugs conspiracy relating to over £1 million worth of cocaine.

Patrick Cassidy
A highly capable criminal defence advocate with a broad practice encompassing the full spectrum of serious general and financial crime. He has experience of the most complex and challenging cases including sexual offences, child abuse and gangland crime. He also handles cases concerning police misconduct and deaths in custody.

Recommendations: "His accessibility, client focus and strategic view of causes all impress, and stem from his extensive experience at the Bar."

Recent work: Successfully defended a number of prison officers against charges of misconduct in a public office, after a prisoner died in their custody on the way to court.