Eric Shannon

Eric Shannon - Barrister at St John's Buildings


Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1974

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All aspects of personal injury, commercial litigation, professional and clinical negligence, defending civil actions against the police, environmental law (public enquiries and regulatory actions), and defamation.


  • Personal Injury

    Both Claimants and Defendants having acted for large unions and insurers and local authorities on work related accidents and diseases.


    General commercial work with an interest in intellectual property. Commercial litigation in High Court and Court of Appeal and engineering arbitrations here and in U.S.

    Civil Actions against the Police

    Acted for the Chief Constables of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside, Staffordshire, and the Metropolitan police in over 200 civil jury trials and many Court of Appeal hearings.

    Environmental Law

    Acted in some of the land mark cases in this field


    Led a legal reading team for Associated Newspapers plc for many years gaining an in-depth practical experience.

    Reported/Important Cases

    Murray v Yorkshire Fund Managers (CA) 1998 1WLR 951

    Gardiner Fire Ltd v Jones (CA) The Times Oct 22 1998

    E.H.T Ltd v HUSCO Inc Q.B. and C.A. and AAA Arbitration
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2002

    Thorpe v Ch Con Gtr Manchester Police (CA) 1989 1WLR 665

    Kirkham v Ch Con Gtr Manchester Police (CA) 1990 Q.B. 283

    Marks v Ch Con G.M.P. (CA) The Independent Jan 21 1992

    Reid v Ch Con Merseyside The Times Feb 5 1996

    Roche v Ch Con G.M.P. The Times Nov 10 2005

    Smith Bros v Hyde MBC

    Lancaster C.C. v Fats and Proteins UK Ltd

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  • Sport, Media and Entertainment Law

    Eric is currently acting for the owners of a North West based football club in a number of different matters which include defamation and contractual issues.

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