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Patrick Harrington

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Crime , Financial Crime
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Crime - Wales & Chester (Bar)

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Patrick Harrington QC
A hugely experienced barrister on the Wales & Chester Circuit with significant experience in fraud and murder cases and who is highly praised by his peers.
Strengths: "The judges not only respect him but listen to him intently. As an advocate, he is someone we all aspire to be. He has a good command of language and he is always interesting to watch. He has a very gentle delivery - the perfect jury advocate."
Recent work: Successfully defended a mother accused of manslaughter following the death of her one year old daughter who drowned in the bath.
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Financial Crime - The Regions (Bar)

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Patrick Harrington QC
Widely lauded for his skill in handling the prosecution and defence of high-value financial crime, including alleged tax frauds related to film finance, mortgages and carbon credits. He has served as head of his chambers since 2005.
Strengths: "He is very well respected."
Recent work: Successfully represented the first defendant in Operation Lunar, a £100 million-plus alleged tax fraud.
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Practice Areas

Crime (general) and crime (fraud).

Patrick Harrington is a leading silk in crime (general) and crime (fraud); he also practises in health and safety, and occasional defamation and planning. Called (Gray's) in 1973; silk 1993. He has practised from Farrar's Building since 1994. He sits as a Recorder (Crime and Civil). Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit 2000 - 2003.. Bencher of Gray's Inn since 2001.Head of Chambers at Farrar's Building since 2005. He practises throughout the UK and, occasionally, as far afield as Brunei and the Turks and Caicos Islands. He both defends and prosecutes. He has appeared in over 250 homicide cases. His practice now has an increasing emphasis on fraud: he led, successfully, for the prosecution in Operation Bulkhead (R v Hayley and others, Birmingham Crown Court),Operation Valgus (R v Lowry Hughes and others, Mold Crown Court) and Operation Penco (Southwark Crown Court). He was leading counsel for the first defendant in R v Evans [2014] 1 WLR 2817 and [2014] EWHC 3803 QBD He is currently instructed in a number of major fraud and homicide trials.

Publications

A Nutshell on Evidence (1974); The Session Man (2004)

Personal

Married to Susan; two children. Lives in Raglan, Monmouthshire.

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