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Lincoln House Chambers – Pupillage Open Evening

Lincoln House invites prospective pupils to visit Chambers to meet our members and clerks for drinks and nibbles.  We will be talking about what pupillage with us involves, what life is like as a junior tenant and what we want to see in your application. We look forward to meeting…Read more

Refusing Parole Board Recommendations – Judicial Review

Mr Howarth successfully opposed a renewal application for permission to proceed to Judicial Review. The matter was heard this week in the High Court of Justice, sitting in London, before HHJ Walden-Smith (sitting as a judge of the High Court). The application sought to challenge a decision by the Secretary of…Read more

Immigration – Matthew Howarth before the High Court

Oluponle v The Home Office EWHC 3188 (KB) Matthew Howarth was recently before the High Court in the reported decision of Oluponle v The Home Office EWHC 3188 (KB) on behalf of the Secretary of State. The matter involved a claim for false imprisonment, in relation to 182 days…Read more

HMP Liverpool prison officers acquitted over inmate’s death

Peter Wright KC leading Kimberley Obrusik and Mark Ford KC leading Holly Nelson, instructed by Christian Harbinson of Thompsons Law, secured the acquittal of two prison officers charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter and breach of the Health and Safety Act 1974. The defendants were prison officers at HMP Liverpool and…Read more