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Kenworthy’s Chambers’ Criminal Law Team’s 2024 Legal 500 Rankings

Kenworthy's Chambers | January 3, 2024

Kenworthy’s Chambers is thrilled to announce that Legal 500’s 2024 rankings have recognised eight of our fantastic Criminal Barristers.

Speaking about our Crime Team, Legal 500 says, “With ‘solid strength in depth’, Kenworthy’s Chambers’ Criminal Law Team expertly handles multi-handed defence and prosecution cases, including drug conspiracies, fraud, serious violent offences, including murder and baby-shaking, gang-related cases, and serious sexual offences.”

Such strong representation in Crime helps contribute to our continued success in the world-leading legal directory with some great testimonials for Criminal Clerks Paul Mander and Greg Highton.

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Barry Grennan

First up is our respected Head of Chambers, Barry Grennan who was ranked Tier 1! Known for handling crimes of the utmost severity such as multimillion pound fraud, organised gang crime and conspiracies to murder, Legal 500 praised his legal practice saying, “Criminal defence specialist Barry Grennan is skilled in acting on cases regarding death by dangerous driving, firearms and multi-handed fraud cases, and historic sexual abuse claims.”  

Patrick Cassidy

Our multi-talented Deputy Head of Chambers Patrick Cassidy is recognised by the Legal 500 as an expert in Criminal Law in addition to Inquests and Inquiries, and Professional Disciplinary Law. They described his work in Crime by saying, “Patrick Cassidy is another reputable defence advocate, handling cases involving serious alleged violence, including with firearms.” They left two additional glowing testimonials for him, the first stating that “Patrick Cassidy is extremely personable and has fantastic client care” and the second revealing “Every client that has been represented by Patrick Cassidy has sent rave reviews, regardless of the outcome for them.”

David Morton

Last year Legal 500 recognised David Morton and Sara Haque as Leading Juniors in the field of Crime. This year they described the practice of each noting, “David Morton is regularly instructed on serious violence, murder, and organised gang cases.” Indeed, on the Northern Circuit David regularly provides advice on cases involving serious violence, sexual offences, rape, murder, drugs, and fraud. He can provide representation or advice on cases with large-scale public disorder, organised gang activity, offences of dishonesty, and more.

Sara Haque

Sara Haque defends and prosecutes and is especially skilled in serious sexual offence cases.” Further testimonials that praise Sara Haque’s practice include, “Sara has an incredible attention to detail combined with fantastic client care”, and “You get a real sense that she cares about every case and that is conveyed well to the client, she is very accessible, which is a real asset when preparing a case over what are increasingly lengthy periods, and her advocacy is of the highest quality.”

Waheed Baber

This year the Legal 500 ranked Waheed Baber, who handles serious crimes involving multi-handed defendants, drug conspiracies, violent disorders, murders, and assaults, describing him as a “Serious Crime Expert.”

Stephen Tettey

Congratulations to Stephen Tettey who once again secured a spot in the rankings. Stephen Tettey is regularly instructed to represent defendants in serious Criminal Law cases in the Crown Courts. His caseload includes high-value drug cases, POCA proceedings, violent offences, sexual offences, business crimes, and fraud.

Chudi Grant

Congratulations to our final Member Barrister Chudi Grant who achieved recognition in back-to-back years, securing his spot in the Legal 500 rankings. Known for acting in high-profile, complex, and multi-handed cases, Chudi is regularly instructed in homicide, drugs and conspiracy, sexual offences, and cases involving serious violence - including firearms and offensive weapons. He also handles white collar, business crimes, and organised crime as well as serious crimes of dishonesty including fraud, money laundering, and confiscation. 

Criminal Clerks

Finally, we will finish off our Criminal Law Legal 500 2024 rankings roundup with some marvellous testimonials for our Criminal Clerks! 

Paul Mander and Greg Highton both provide immediate responses via email or call when needed. Both provide regular updates in cases when the courts fail to provide updates directly, and they are always on the other end of the line if needed.”

“Very easy to deal with. Paul Mander and Gregory Highton are always happy to help.”

“Paul Mander is very helpful and thorough.”

If you have a criminal case, you need advice or advocacy for, call our Criminal Clerks Paul Mander and Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.