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Holly Nelson Prosecutes 31 Defendants As Part of Operation Alberta

Holly Nelson, led by Barbara Webster of 15 Winckley Square Chambers, prosecuted 31 defendants arrested in relation to a wide-scale drug production, supply, and burglary conspiracy based in East Lancashire. From May 2022 through three trials and a week-long sentencing exercise concluding in November 2023, 31 defendants were convicted…Read more

Simon Gurney and Graham Rishton Successfully Defend Former Solicitor in Fraudulent Trading Trial

Instructed by John Greenwood and Sian Darlington of Stephensons Solicitors, Simon Gurney and Graham Rishton successfully represented a former solicitor accused of fraudulent trading.  Their client, and two partners in the solicitors’ firm in which she was then employed, were alleged to have facilitated a fraud that secured £5million from…Read more


A Rochdale man who attacked a tree surgeon in an horrific axe attack has failed in his attempt to overturn his conviction, in front of the Court of Appeal. On 18th October 2019 Mohammed Awais Sajid was jailed for 18 years, for an attack on Cameron Brooksbank, by a judge…Read more

A Reflection On Pupillage So Far.

By Lewis Bocking – First Six Pupil at Lincoln House Chambers. On 25 September 2023, my co-pupil (Naomi) and I commenced our common law pupillages with Chambers. My supervisor is Simon Gurney. As I approach the end of month two of my first six, I am able to reflect…Read more

Illegal Workers: Application to Review Premises Licence

Nally Mini Market were before Carlisle City Council following an application by the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) to review their premises licence. Matthew Howarth, instructed by Nadeem Pervaz (Director of Edward & Amaury Solicitors of Carlisle), represented the Respondent business. The SSHD’s position…Read more

Gripping Documentary Follows Trial Prosecuted by Lincoln House Counsel

A BBC documentary that followed Operation Challenger’s work against an organised crime group in Rochdale, the Adam OCG, has been capturing the headlines.  It has been described as a gripping account of the work of the Police.  At the heart of the programme is the response to an axe…Read more

Tom Worsfold provides presentation at Marple Sixth Form College

As part of Lincoln House Chambers Outreach Programme, Tom attended Marple Sixth Form College on Monday to speak with a group of students about life at the Bar and routes to the Bar. The students were able to hear about a typical day at the criminal bar, with Tom identifying…Read more