Patrick Harrington QC joins Exchange Chambers as a door tenant

August 22, 2019

Exchange Chambers has welcomed Patrick Harrington QC as a door tenant.

Head of Chambers at Farrar’s Building, Patrick was called to the Bar in 1973 and took silk in 1993. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1985 and a Recorder in 1991.

With an established practice in the most serious and high-profile criminal cases, Patrick has appeared in over 250 homicide cases with an almost equal division between prosecution and defence. Although he continues to conduct homicide and other cases normally categorised as “general crime”, in recent years the bias of his practice has turned to financial crime. This is an area of work familiar to him but has now become a predominant part of his practice.

Other areas of Patrick’s practice include health and safety, planning and defamation. He also has a niche sports law practice both as an advocate and as an occasional tribunal chairman for the Welsh Rugby union. He is a past vice president of the National anti-doping panel.

In Chambers guide to the legal profession he is described as “a top silk” and is categorised in band one for both general crime and financial crime.

Patrick is currently instructed in cases in London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol as well as Mold, Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. He has also recently been instructed in cases as far afield as Brunei and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Commenting on his decision to join Exchange Chambers as a door tenant, he said:

“I have had a long and very happy association with Exchange Chambers. Now the time is right to put this on a formal basis. I am delighted to be joining as a door tenant.”