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St John's Buildings

Crime

1 ranked barristersBand 2Northern (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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An impressive set for serious criminal matters housing a dedicated bench of barristers operating out of Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Chester. Members are highly regarded for their handling of cases relating to murder and manslaughter, drug trafficking, serious violence and sexual offences. The set is also regularly instructed in matters involving organised crime and high-value frauds, and its barristers act for both the prosecution and the defence.

Client service:

The senior clerk for criminal and regulatory matters, Mark Heald, is "one of the best in the business - he delivers every time and the service he and his team provide is first rate."

Strengths:

Keith Harrison
Receives very strong praise for his advocacy and experience as a criminal practitioner. While mainly acting for defendants, he is also a CPS Grade 4 prosecutor. His work regularly includes cases concerning serious criminal acts, including homicide, sexual offences, robbery, fraud and large-scale drug conspiracies.
"He is very charismatic and a good lawyer. He is tenacious and hard-working on behalf of his clients." "A good jury advocate."

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Keith Harrison
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