Six Pump Court moves up to Tier 3 in Crime in Legal 500 (2016) rankings

September 15, 2016

Six Pump Court is pleased to have moved up to Tier 3 in the Criminal UK Bar rankings published by the Legal 500 yesterday. This reflects the growing strength of our Criminal Law Team and the breadth of our practice and mix of senior and junior barristers in the Team.

Furthermore, four additional individual rankings in Crime were received this time around.

A summary of our rankings in this area is below:-


Oliver Saxby QCCharming and courteous with a steel core
Richard Barraclough QC His work includes challenging homicide cases
Catherine DonnellyShe is an expert in the field of child sexual abuse
John FitzGerald His direct approach helps him fight cases that look hopeless
John O’Higgins An instinctive advocate and excellent cross-examiner
Simon Taylor Efficient, effective and liked by juries and judges


Oliver Saxby QCAn excellent jury advocate
Richard Barraclough QCHighly recommended for serious sex trafficking and homicide cases
Catherine Donnelly An impressive advocate with extensive and detailed knowledge of criminal law
John O’HigginsHe fights doggedly for the lay client and is an expert in unlawful killing and serious violence”
Peter AlcockGreat with complex cases and very calming with clients
Simon TaylorExperienced acting as lead counsel in homicide and serious sexual offences cases
Ian Whitehurst:Highly experienced in serious organised crime cases.” (Northern Circuit)