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Lee Hughes secures acquittal in death by careless driving case

Lee Hughes, instructed by Hannah Betton and Emma Bracewell of DWF, has secured a not guilty verdict for his client after a four-day trial at Lincoln Crown Court. The defendant, a professional driver, was charged with causing death by careless driving following a collision between his Large Goods Vehicle and…Read more

Kate Blackwell QC successfully represents two clients for Olliers Solicitors

Kate Blackwell QC has recently had two outstanding results for defendants facing sexual offences, briefed on both occasions by Zita Spencer of Olliers Solicitors. In February, at Manchester Crown Court, Kate represented Arjmand Ghafoor who faced allegations of sexual assault on a passenger on board an Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester. Following a…Read more

Where next for Uber? An update by Samuel Jones

On 19 February, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others UKSC 5.

It was held that the Employment Tribunal had been correct in finding that the Claimant Uber drivers had been “workers” for the purposes of…Read more

Letters Patent Received by Mohammed Nawaz QC & Alex Leach QC

The members of Lincoln House Chambers would like to congratulate Mohammed Nawaz and Alex Leach on their appointment as Queens Counsel, which became effective from receipt of the Letters Patent on Monday. The award of Queen’s Counsel is for “excellence in advocacy in the higher courts”. Mohammed and Alex both…Read more

Ged Doran & Richard Dawson secure acquittal in armed robbery

Ged Doran, leading Richard Dawson, were instructed on behalf of AS, who faced charges of conspiracy to rob; having a firearm with intent; and wounding with intent. After more than a month of evidence, the Trial Judge acceded to a submission of no case to answer on behalf of AS…Read more

Rachel Cooper successfully prosecutes Attempted Murder

Following a trial at Preston Crown Court before a jury and the Recorder of Preston, Rachel Cooper has secured the conviction of Alexander Lapinski for attempted murder; he tried to kill a man in the gents toilets of a pub in Morecambe. In January 2020, the Defendant, Alexander Lapinski, and…Read more