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Chambers & Partners ranking Kenworthy's Chambers in Band 1 for Crime Sets on the Northern Circuit 2011-2018
"A strong set that has a dedicated team of criminal barristers who act for both the defence and the prosecution. Their expertise encompasses a broad range of criminal offences including cases concerning business crime, child abuse, fraud, drug offences and homicide. Sources say: They represent the clients well and provide a high standard of representation that gets results."
Client service: "The level of service provided is always high and they are always keen to help." "They will go above and beyond when we need help covering cases and if we have any difficulties on cases we always find a mutually satisfying resolution." Maria Rushworth is the practice manager.

Legal 500 Ranking Kenworthy's Chambers for Crime Sets on the Northern Circuit 2012-2017
"Crime is one of the main practices at Kenworthy's Chambers, which has a 45-year history prosecuting and defending a broad spectrum of serious offences. Reflecting its leading reputation, it attracts work from a wide range of instructing parties across the country. It has two CPS Grade 4 members who are eligible to handle work from the complex crime unit, as well as a dedicated team dealing with appeals against convictions and sentences. In 2014, defence practitioner Barry Grennan, who is experienced in nationally reported matters, secured an acquittal for William Harper in a historical sex abuse case. The set is experienced in fraud and serious crime, with notable instructions including a £2m mortgage fraud dispute and a 12-handed organised crime case. Some members also have expertise in sexual offences cases including historic sex abuse allegations."

Kenworthy's crime team is renowned for determined and fearless defence advocates, as well as, fair and pragmatic prosecutors; the team's expertise extends over a range of areas including conspiracy, murder, serious sex offences and regulatory crime. The team has amassed a reputation on the Northern Circuit and nationally for dealing with complex and high profile cases.

The team is committed to providing excellent representation in both the Crown and Magistrates' Courts throughout England and Wales. Members of the team are always client focused and particularly strong in dealing with more vulnerable defendants whether through mental illness, age, or social exclusion.

The team is committed to a strong culture of professional development and has, since 1997 been actively involved in our annual Autumn Lecture Series.

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