Legal 500 – Lincoln House recognised as one of UK’s leading sets – Growing regulatory and civil practice groups praised

Lincoln House Chambers has again been recognised as one of the country’s leading sets in Legal 500’s Guide to the Legal Profession 2014. Chambers, described as an “all-round top set” which “consistently delivers the goods in every way”, features in Legal 500’s new listing of the leading sets in the UK.

Chambers is recognised for “its strength in depth” and our “well-regarded” expertise in “heavy fraud cases”. A notable development is the clear recognition given to Chambers’ expansion into new practice areas and the “notable expertise” in these areas. In particular, Chambers has a growing industrial disease practice and “increased amount of regulatory, health and safety, environmental, and trade descriptions work”. Chambers is also noted as having a “niche expertise in VAT tribunal cases”. The Civil Team this year has been cited as having “some real talent and should not be underestimated”.

The Chambers clerking team receives deserved recognition with the “superb” Director of Clerking David Wright being singled out for praise.

Simon Csoka QC is nominated as Regional Silk of the Year in the Legal 500 Awards and heads a list of 22 individual members of Lincoln House who have been recognised as leading barristers in the following areas of law:

Crime – Leading Silks: Kate Blackwell QC, Simon Csoka QC, Chris Daw QC, Suzanne Goddard QC, Guy Gozem QC, James Pickup QC, Alistair Webster QC and Peter Wright QC.

Crime – Leading Juniors: Kevin Donnelly, Simon Gurney, Paul Lawton, Mohammed Nawaz, Katherine Pierpoint, Richard Simons, Rachel Smith, Dan Thomas and Peter Warne.

Personal injury & Clinical Negligence – Leading Juniors – Ivan Bowley and Abigail Holt

Regulatory, Health & Safety & Inquests – Leading Juniors – Bernadette Baxter, Kevin Donnelly, Andrew Nuttall and Lisa Roberts.

Head of Chambers Alistair Webster QC stated: “ Yet again, it is pleasing to see that our commitment to excellence and the development of chambers into new practice areas is recognized by the leading guides.  We spend a lot of time and effort, as a set of chambers, trying to get it right: good administration underlying professional excellence.  I congratulate all those recommended, and the team who support us all, for another year of real achievement and growth.”