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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

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

Defendant receives 21-years imprisonment having been convicted after a ten-week trial of a combination of historic and recent sex offences on teenage girls

Following a ten-week trial at Manchester Minshull Crown Court, Henry Blackshaw secured a 21-year sentence for former convicted drug dealer, Andrew Timblin, convicted of a combination of sex offences on two teenage girls. The 60-year old was convicted of 13 offences against his victims, including rape, sexual assault, unlawful wounding…Read more

Gran who killed two pedestrians sentenced to four years’ imprisonment

Richard Dawson defended a disabled grandmother who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after causing two deaths by her dangerous driving.   Teresa Sant, aged 58, veered across the road and mounted the pavement, where two colleagues, Victoria Hodge and Marie-Helene Gieblen, were standing after alighting a bus.  Sant, in addition to a five-year driving…Read more