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Patrick Harrington QC

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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.


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


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