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Lincoln House Chambers responds to AGFS Consultation

The Lincoln House Chambers response to the Ministry of Justice’s AGFS Consultation is based upon an analysis of the impact that the proposed Scheme will have on barristers fees. A series of worked examples from real cases have been produced comparing the old Scheme with the proposed Scheme. In summary,…Read more

Richard Dawson secures suspended sentence for dangerous drink-driver

Richard Dawson, instructed by Forbes Solicitors, Preston, secured a suspended sentence of imprisonment for a woman who drink-drove on the opposite side of the motorway. The accused mother-of-four, Emma Graham, was facing a substantial immediate sentence of imprisonment for a very serious offence of "dangerous driving" and linked "drink driving". While…Read more

Lisa Roberts QC is appointed Attorney General of the Northern Circuit

Lincoln House Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Roberts QC as Attorney General of the Northern Circuit. Lisa is the first female Attorney General that the Circuit has had in its 800 year history. Lisa was, according to Circuit Leader Michael Hayton QC, "the stand out…Read more

Fantastic Result in Gross Negligence Manslaughter Case for Andrew Jefferies QC

Gross Negligence Prosecution Stopped at Half Time (R v SE, Luton Crown Court, Andrew Jefferies QC) In what is believed to be the first criminal prosecution for gross negligence manslaughter in relation to the administration of the little known drug, Ibogaine in the UK, Andrew Jefferies QC (instructed by JSP Law)…Read more

Decision to revoke firearms certificates overturned in controversial appeal

Dan Thomas, instructed by Alison Marriott of Stephensons Firearms & Gun Law team, successfully overturned the decision of the Chief Officer of Police for North Wales to revoke a client’s firearm and shot gun certificates. The client had held the certificates for over 30 years. The appeal presented - as…Read more

Kate Blackwell QC nominated for Barrister of the Year award

Lincoln House Chambers are delighted to announce that Kate Blackwell QC has been shortlisted for the Barrister of the Year award, presented by Manchester Legal Awards 2017.   Head of Chambers, Andrew Thomas QC, commented "We are delighted to see Kate’s talent recognised by her nomination for Barrister of the Year.…Read more

Leila Ghahhary Successfully Prosecutes Trademarks Case on Behalf of Local Authority

Following an investigation by Oldham Council’s Trading Standard Unit, Leila Ghahhary (Instructed by Oldham Council) has successfully prosecuted trademarks offences involving counterfeit tobacco stocked and sold from a shop in the area of Oldham. Manchester Crown Court heard that searches took place at the store on numerous dates by Oldham’s…Read more

Richard Dawson secures acquittal of undiagnosed epileptic

Undiagnosed epileptic Charlotte Lonican was accused of causing injury by careless driving after her car collided with an oncoming vehicle. Lonican had an epileptic seizure whilst driving, causing the crash and serious injury to the other driver. The accused was found not guilty, after trial, by reason of automatism.

Emma Gilsenan secures acquittal of young adult in respect of serious sexual allegations

Emma Gilsenan was instructed, by Nazzish Shabir of SAK Solicitors, to represent a young adult accused of serious sexual allegations. The young man had recently been discharged from hospital following complications associated with invasive surgery. The trial, which lasted 3 days at York Crown Court, involved adducing medical evidence…Read more