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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

Environment Agency’s Operation Grape concludes with four guilty pleas – Dan Thomas prosecutes

Dan Thomas (instructed by the Environment Agency) successfully prosecuted three individuals and one organisation for offences of depositing controlled waste and operating a regulated facility otherwise than in accordance with an environmental permit, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. After…Read more

Chris Daw QC secures acquittal for Shard developer in assault trial

Chris Daw QC acted for Simon Halabi, in a week long trial at Southwark Crown Court for racially aggravated assault.   Mr. Halabi was one of Britain's richest men, involved in the London property market, before the financial crisis.   He was alleged to have assaulted and racially abused a recycling collector, outside…Read more

Members of Lincoln House Inquest Team Provide Seminar to Manchester City Council

On Wednesday of this week Abigail Holt, Austin Welch and Leila Ghahhary provided an all-day seminar to employees of Manchester City 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…Read more

Austin Welch presents seminar to the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

On Tuesday evening Austin Welch presented a seminar to the Manchester and North West branch of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) focusing on the impact of the Sentencing Guidelines on small and medium size businesses. The seminar considered some of the more significant cases from 2016…Read more

A successful week defending serious driving offences for Andrew Nuttall

On the 5th December, Mr Nuttall obtained a community order for a man who sought to cross a level crossing with his tractor and was subsequently hit by a train. Although the train driver was injured, a derailment was narrowly averted. The crossing was found to be subject to…Read more

Martin Hackett speaking at International Criminal Law conference at The Hague

On the 3rd December, Martin Hackett will join a panel of expert speakers as part of the International Criminal Law Conference at The Hague. Martin will be one of the speakers dealing with the topic Relocated Justice: The Kosovo Specialist Chambers.   Martin currently holds the position of Senior Trial Counsel…Read more