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Chambers is delighted to announce the door tenancy of Simon Kealey QC

The members of Lincoln House are delighted to welcome Simon Kealey QC to Chambers. Simon joins Chambers as an associate tenant whilst retaining tenancy at Zenith Chambers.   Simon was called to the bar in 1991 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 2017. He sits as a Recorder in the Crown…Read more

Chambers is delighted to announce the tenancy of Matthew Howarth

After the successful completion of his pupillage, conducted under the supervision of Alexander Leach, Matthew Howarth officially joins Lincoln House Chambers as a tenant.   Since joining in August 2016, Matthew has developed his area practise working on a number of cases spanning criminal, civil and immigration law.   David Wright, Director of…Read more

Members of Lincoln House Inquest Team Provide Seminar to Blackburn with Darwen Council

This week, Austin Welch, Leila Ghahhary and Lee Hughes provided a seminar to employees of Blackburn with Darwen Council on inquests and coronial law. The seminar explored a number of topics including coroners’ investigations, the powers and duties of coroners, disclosure, practice and procedure at inquests and some of the issues faced by…Read more

Can I get my costs following a successful appeal against conviction or sentence?

Matthew Howarth successfully appealed against a conviction at Burnley Crown Court on Thursday 6th July 2017.  One of the difficulties Mr Howarth’s client had was that he was paying privately for the appeal. He sought his costs following his acquittal.   Mr Howarth made a successful application for a Defendant’s Costs…Read more

Simon Kealey QC and Rick Holland act in unusual case of infanticide

On 13 June, Rachel Tunstill was jailed to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering her daughter shortly after giving birth at her home in Burnley. Tunstill denied having any recollection of the murder, which took place on 14 January. She was later sentenced to a minimum service of…Read more