The Criminal Law Barristers at Kenworthy’s Chambers have extensive experience in crime cases including assault, domestic assault, domestic violence, DUI, fraud, murder, drug conspiracy and more.
Kenworthy’s Chambers received top ranking for crime sets on the Northern Circuit from Chambers and Partners.
“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.”
“Kenworthy's Chambers offers expertise spanning a wide range of criminal matters. The set's barristers are experienced in both the prosecution and defence of cases relating to homicides, high-value drugs conspiracies, serious violent and sexual offences.”
“Kenworthy’s Chambers are filled with some of the best Clerks. They provide a friendly yet professional service and will always do what they can to ensure Counsel is available for any given hearing. I am fortunate to have such a positive working relationship with them. Paul Mander and Thomas Harrington are always approachable and easy to get on with.”
“The team is routinely instructed to appear in trials in the Crown Courts and in appellate proceedings, and the barristers undertake both private and publicly funded work.”
All our dealings with the clerks have been positive, particularly Paul Mander. He is very responsive and willing to go above and beyond to assist instructing Solicitors.
“Barry Grennan is always outstanding, committed, hard-working, helpful, caring and great with clients.”
“Kenworthy’s Chambers are a welcoming set who strive to meet our needs whether that be in relation to criminal or mental health needs. Whilst it is a busy chambers counsel are often available to cover hearings even at the last minute.”
“The clerking team is approachable and always very pleasant. They are very helpful and always bend over backwards to accommodate.”
“They have provided a very responsive and efficient service with a wide range of Barristers able to assist at all levels of cases.”
Kenworthy’s defend and prosecute cases on both a private and legal aid basis in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.
Kenworthy’s Criminal Law Barristers represent Defence Solicitors, regulatory bodies, corporate and individual clients, as well as prosecuting authorities like The Crown Prosecution Service at any stage of a criminal case from pre-charge to trial and appeal.
Members of the Crime Team have experience dealing with adults classed as vulnerable due to age, mental illness, or social exclusion.
Kenworthy’s Criminal Law Barristers
Patrick Cassidy is 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 gang crime.
John Richards has over a decade of experience practicing in Criminal Law. His practice now involves defending and prosecuting in courts across the country, giving him an important perspective in knowing how to approach a case from both a defence and prosecution perspective.
Patrick Williamson has considerable experience in cases involving fraud, sexual offences, murder and manslaughter, drug offences and violent crimes. He offers prompt responses to requests for advice and provides the best possible service for clients.
Alison Mather has a wealth of experience in matters of violent crime, serious assaults, sexual offences, and drug-related offences including large-scale importation. She works with vulnerable defendants with mental health issues who find themselves before Court.
Sally Penni specialises in regulatory and business crime, working on fraud cases, data protection law, and artificial intelligence law governing robotics and autonomous cars. She also has a wealth of experience with cases involving young offenders and mental health issues.
Legal 500 says: “Denise Fitzpatrick is bright, intelligent and thorough with a keen eye for detail. She is my first point of call on most cases and is able to pick up anything at short notice and run with it. She is excellent on her feet and commands respect of the court.”
Chudi Grant’s specialist area of practice is crime. He is a Category 3 Prosecutor for the CPS and is also instructed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Legal 500 says “Chudi is the go-to man, a straight-talker who gels with clients by instilling confidence in them.”
Brett Wilson’s criminal practice has included rape, attempted murder, theft, and white-collar crime. His commercial and civil background well equips him for dealing with confiscation matters. He also accepts appropriate cases from members of the public.
Stephen Tettey draws upon his expertise in Immigration and Employment Law in representing defendants in serious criminal cases in the Crown Courts. He has represented individuals and companies facing allegations of serious criminal and professional misconduct.
Jonathan Turner specialises in Criminal Law and has experience handling cases of alleged fraud, domestic violence, assault, domestic assault, and murder. He has had press coverage in The Sun, Manchester Evening News, Birmingham Mail, Yorkshire Post, Lancashire Telegraph and more.
Many of our Criminal Barristers accept Public Access work including Barry Grennan, Patrick Cassidy, Roger Brown, William Donnelly, Sara Haque, Sally Penni, Denise Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnson, Brett Wilson, Stephen Tettey, and John Richards.
Areas of Criminal Law that Kenworthy’s Barristers cover includes:
- Anti-Social Behaviour and Banning Orders
- Boiler Room Fraud
- Bribery and Corporate Corruption
- Business Crime and Regulatory Law
- Child Abuse and Child Destruction
- Criminal Fraud and Proceeds of Crime
- Commercial Fraud
- Conspiracy to Supply
- Corporate and Investment Fraud
- Cyber Crime
- Dishonesty Offences
- Domestic Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Trafficking
- DUI – Driving Under the Influence
- Financial Conduct Authority Offences
- Firearms and Other Offensive Weapons
- Fraud (mortgages, cars, business)
- Food Safety
- Gangland and Violent Crime
- Health and safety
- Historic Abuse
- Human Trafficking
- Insider Dealing
- Insurance Fraud
- International Crime
- Mental Health Crime
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Murder and Manslaughter
- Organised Crime
- Payment Diversion Fraud
- Pension Fraud
- Pharmaceutical Fraud
- Police Misconduct
- Ponzi Schemes
- Possession with Intent
- Price Fixing
- Prison Law
- Private Defence of Sex Cases
- Property Fraud
- Public Disorder Offences
- Revenue Fraud
- Road Traffic Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Tax Fraud
- Taxi Licensing
- Telecommunications Fraud
- VAT Fraud
- Violent Offences
- Vulnerable Client Crime
- White Collar and Organised Crime
- Workplace Incidents