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Kenworthy’s Chambers’ 2024 Legal 500 Rankings Roundup

Kenworthy's Chambers | February 7, 2024

Kenworthy's Chambers are over the moon to announce that the most recent Legal 500 rankings have recognised a record breaking eight of our teams!

We achieved a Chambers' best with 19 of our talented Member Barristers being listed, some of whom we have already mentioned in our previous news pieces ‘Kenworthy’s Chambers Immigration Team Ranked Top by Legal 500 in 2024’, and ‘Kenworthy’s Chambers’ Criminal Law Team’s 2024 Legal 500 Rankings’.

Now we turn our attention to celebrating the testimonials attributed to rest of our diverse team of expert Barristers across Costs, Family Law, Inquests and Inquiries, Personal Injury, and Professional Disciplinary Law.


Kenworthy’s Chambers Head of Costs Margaret McDonald is renowned for her prowess in fact-heavy costs cases, her level of preparation, and her attention to detail. She provides advice on all aspects of costs, drafts Points of Dispute, Points of Reply, Joint Statements and Skeleton Arguments. In this year’s Legal 500, they said, “Margaret McDonald is a highly regarded advocate who can always be relied upon to fight any case and is always thoroughly prepared.” Congratulations Margaret!

We also offer our congratulations to fellow Costs Barrister John Meehan, of whom it was said, “John Meehan has remarkable knowledge of and expertise in all aspects of costs matters, and he is extremely intelligent. He provides expert advice, and he has a formidable reputation as an advocate, always conducting himself with panache.”

Family Law

Sarah Johnson was recognised within the field of Family Law. The legal directory said, “Sarah Johnson offers robust and straight forward advice, she is empathetic to vulnerable clients, and she achieves favourable outcomes for them. She has always done her preparation and knows the case in depth.”

They also had plaudits to offer our experienced Private Law Advocate Paul Im Thurn, whose practice spans children, divorce, and family finance. Legal 500 said, “Paul Im Thurn is very knowledgeable about the cases he works on. He always provides great advice and is a strong advocate, and he is very much a go-to barrister.”

Inquests and Inquiries

Our Deputy Head of Chambers, Patrick Cassidy is an expert in Inquests and Inquiries, Criminal Law, and Professional Discipline, and the Legal 500 has once again recognised him in each Practice Area. Speaking about his Inquests and Inquiries practice, they said, “Patrick Cassidy is unflappable and a hugely reassuring presence to his clients.”

Personal Injury

Kenworthy’s Chambers is delighted to have our Personal Injury practice acknowledged by the world-leading legal directory. Practice Manager Maria Rushworth said, “Congratulations to Haroon Rashid.

“Haroon has been hard at work putting his industry knowledge to use delivering a series of Personal Injury seminars for free, as CPD training for Personal Injury Lawyers, so it is rewarding to see him recognised as a Leading Junior by Legal 500."

Professional Discipline

Lastly, we have Patrick Cassidy, awarded the label ‘Leading Junior’ by the Legal 500 in his third and final category – Professional Disciplinary Law.

Patrick’s interest in Professional Disciplinary Law started when representing professionals such as Teachers, Nurses, and Train Guards in gross negligence manslaughter cases. It was in taking on these types of cases that he realised how work environments can expose individual professionals to the full force of the law. He then made it his mission to use his wealth of experience to help protect the reputation of individuals working as Doctors, Headteachers and Deputies, Senior Social Workers, and Nurses who have been summoned to appear before disciplinary bodies.

If you have a case that you need advice or advocacy for, call our Legal 500 recommended Clerks on 0161 832 4036, email or fill out our contact form.