Lincoln House Chambers Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:32:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ivan Bowley listed as a ‘Class Leader’ for Industrial Disease litigation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:27:09 +0000 Read more]]> The recent Chambers and Partners listing recognises Ivan Bowley as a leading practitioner for both Personal Injury and Industrial Disease litigation.

The rankings follow a particularly successful year spent working on British Coal and British Steel Coke worker multi party actions as well as maintaining a significant practice representing individual claimants on complex industrial disease cases.

Access the full Chambers and Partner’s rankings here.

To instruct Ivan, or for any further information, please contact Ty Price on 0161 832 5701.

Andrew Thomas QC presents in Health and Safety Conference 2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:20:35 +0000 Read more]]> Head of Chambers, Andrew Thomas QC, yesterday discussed the developments in Health and Safety legislation in the UK at the Health and Safety Conference 2017, hosted in association with the University of Salford.

The conference provided a comprehensive overview of current health and safety legislation; exploring the Government’s “Helping Great Britain Work Well” strategy and discussing strategies for improving workplace wellbeing.

Notably, among those also in attendance were representatives from several leading solicitor firms in this area including Addleshaw Goddard, Slater Gordon, JMW and Stephensons.

To instruct Andrew, or for any further information, please contact David Wright on 0161 832 5701.

Simon Gurney secures acquittal in historic rape case concerning 3 complainants Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:47:36 +0000 Read more]]> Following a two week trial at Croydon Crown Court, Simon Gurney secured the acquittal of his client who had been accused of historic sexual abuse by 3 of his cousins between 2004 and 2009.

His client was accused of raping one of his cousins, who was alleged to have been just 3 years old at the time. He was also accused by two other cousins, from a different side of his family, of sexually abusing them when they were young children.

Simon’s client was himself just 23 years old, and between the ages of 10 and 15 at the time of the alleged offences.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts on all six counts alleged against Simon’s client.

Simon was instructed by Colleen Dickinson-Jones of Roebucks Solicitors.

TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGER REPRESENTED BY MR JEREMY LASKER ACQUITTED OF ALLEGATIONS OF TACHOGRAPH OFFENCES. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:02:33 +0000 Read more]]> In October 2017, following an investigation by the  Vehicle and Vehicle Standards Agency which began in 2013   into the commercial affairs  of Westram Limited,  a substantial Transport company operating from East Yorkshire, a 4 -6 week trial at Hull Crown Court was cut short on the 2nd day when the Prosecuting Authority offered no evidence against the Operations Manager of the company Mr William Cosgrove,  represented by Mr Jeremy Lasker who was instructed by Mr John Greenwood  of Stephenson’s Solicitors.

The prosecution was based upon   expert analysis and comparison of GPRS and tachograph evidence which the Prosecution alleged demonstrated a concerted attempt to bypass the EU Recording Equipment Regulations and various sections of the 1968 Transport Act relating to drivers’ hours and recording or work.

At the conclusion of the proceedings following a Not Guilty verdict which was entered on the direction of the Judge, Mr Jeremy Lasker applied for and was granted a defendant’s costs order.

Careers Advice: Lincoln House At The Northern Pupillage Fair, Leeds Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:47:50 +0000 Read more]]> Lincoln House practitioners were quizzed by students about life at the Bar, at a function held in Leeds on Saturday 4th November.

The Northern Pupillage Fair, which was the brainchild of the University of Law, Leeds, brought together counsel and aspiring lawyers to discuss careers advice. A number of major sets from across the region were represented. From Lincoln House Tim Storrie and Marianne Alton met with students from across the region. Speaking after the event, Tim Storrie said “Events like the Northern Fair are really valuable because they allow candidates to get tips on mini-pupillage and applications direct from people in Chambers. We found that those who had no existing links with legal practice found the advice especially helpful. It is a not-to-be-missed event for student barristers”.

Ellen Shaw recognised for outstanding contribution to equestrian safety Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:58:20 +0000 Read more]]> The British Horse Society’s Sefton Awards recently recognised Ellen Shaw amongst those who have made an “outstanding contribution in the field of equestrian safety”.

It was noted that “Barrister, Ellen Shaw, and Cathryn Godfrey from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors were both recognised for giving up their spare time to help the BHS raise awareness of rider safety. Both Cathryn and Ellen have delivered presentations throughout the country, using their legal background to advise and educate horse owners so they can protect themselves while riding out.”

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Top Rankings for Lincoln House in Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:34:16 +0000 Read more]]> Lincoln House Chambers has welcomed the recognition of its work in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2018. The directory named LH as a Band 1 set for criminal work. In addition a host of individual counsel, across a variety of practice areas, were marked out for their excellence.

Among those highlighted were Peter Wright QC, who retains his ranking in Band 1 in London and in the regions. He was joined for special mention by Kate Blackwell QC, Simon Csoka QC, and, for his work in London, the recently-recruited Andrew Jefferies QC. Lisa Roberts QC was also distinguished by two entries: one for crime and one in the category of Professional Discipline.  Christopher Daw QC was also listed in the professional discipline category. Simon Kealey QC received recognition for his work on the North Eastern circuit.

In the Financial Crime sector, Chambers has traditionally made a strong showing. This year, in regional rankings, four out five silks identified as class leaders were from Lincoln House: Alistair Webster QC, Guy Gozem QC, James Pickup QC and Simon Csoka QC.

Junior counsel were also marked out in the rankings. They included Richard Simons (Band 1 for crime), Ian McMeekin and Andrew Nuttall. Ivan Bowley is listed as a class leader for Personal Injury and for Industrial Disease litigation and Simon Gurney is recognised as leading junior for Professional Disciplinary work.

To access the full report, please click here.

Alistair Webster Q.C. welcomes the verdicts in the Mike Samwell murder trial. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:07:38 +0000 Read more]]> Alistair has just completed the high profile prosecution of Ryan Gibbons and Andrew Davies for murder and manslaughter arising out of the death of former submariner, Mike Samwell, who was killed when Gibbons, during the course of a burglary where the Samwell’s Audi S3 motor car was targeted, ran over him twice, crushing him to death under his own car.  Alistair says: ” This was a satisfying outcome.  Gibbons and Davies fought it all the way, but the jury quickly returned guilty verdicts.  I did not see a trace of remorse or empathy from either defendant, which was particularly sad given the dignified way in which Mike’s family dealt with the whole legal process, despite their obvious distress.  The sentences passed by Mr. Justice Davies – life, with a minimum of 27 years to serve for Gibbons, and eight years for Davies, were entirely merited.  I hope that the end of the legal process allows Jess Samwell and the whole family to begin to come to terms, at least to some extent, with the events which have so shattered their lives.”

Alistair Webster QC appears in Crime documentary this evening Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:27:14 +0000 Read more]]> Tune into the Crime and Investigation channel, this evening, at 9pm to see Alistair Webster QC feature on ‘Jo Frost’s Killer Kids’. The documentary will discuss the case of Michael Hamer, a 14-year old boy who murdered 11-year old Joe Geeling in 2006, a case in which Alistair was instructed to act on behalf of the prosecution.
Showcased on Sky channel 553 and Virgin channel 275, the documentary explores the psychology and motives of the child murderers, investigating whether some children are born killers or whether they are a biproduct of society.

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To instruct Alistair, please contact a member of the clerking team on 0161 832 5701.

Henry Blackshaw secures guilty verdict in the case paedophile mother-of-three Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:47:22 +0000 Read more]]> Dawn Davies was sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment, ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register and made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order after being found guilty of twelve charges of sexually abusing a minor over a two-year period.

The court heard that the victim, aged 11-years old when the abuse began, was subjugated to a two-year period of abuse whereby he had been filmed being abused by the partner of the accused. The footage was then later sold on a market stall.

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