Civil Law

Lincoln House has a well respected civil team with extensive experience in personal injury, fatal accidents, criminal injuries compensation cases and actions against the police for malicious prosecution, assault and false imprisonment. Members accept instructions in professional negligence actions.

Notable cases conducted by the civil team include

New Tredegar Gas Explosion (2003),

Griffiths v Vauxhall Motors Ltd [CA 2002];

Janicki v Secretary of State for Social Security (Times, 02/02/01) [CA];

“Sheffield Supertram” litigation.

Hugh Barton is recognised as one of the leading Juniors for claimants in cases such as these, having acted on a multitude of actions against the police in the County Courts and High Court with several other members of the civil team accepting instruction to advise and appear in cases before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Chambers can boast considerable success in appearing on behalf of claimants in this forum.