Lincoln House Chambers are delighted to announce our being made finalists for the Manchester Legal Awards’ Barristers Chambers of the Year Award at this year’s annual awards ceremony.
The award follows another incredibly successful year for Lincoln House Chambers, whom celebrated its fortieth anniversary year in 2018. This year’s judging criteria for the award covers a number of areas in which Lincoln House have had an extremely active year. First and foremost, our quality of service has been significantly noted in the leading legal directories, with a considerably high percentage of the membership receiving specific recognition in the areas of Criminal Law, Fraud & Business Crime, Regulatory Law, Professional Disciplinary Law, Inquiries & Inquests and Personal Injury. The clerking team were recognised by the legal directories as providing ‘an outstanding and first-class service, with our Director of Clerking, David Wright, nominated for The Legal 500 ‘Senior Clerk/Chief Executive of the Year’ award, in December 2018.
Additionally, Chambers’ members have been involved in numerous notable cases that have received national media coverage, such as the recently reported Paul Massey Murder, the Hillsborough Manslaughter prosecution, The Gosport Inquiry, Daniel Morgan Inquiry and Sex Inquiry, the Royal Spice fast food allergy manslaughter, the Midland Red bus crash manslaughters as well as numerous high-profile murder cases such as the Poynton Park Police Officer Domestic Murder and a substantial number of gang-related multi-handed murders dealt with in Northern Circuit Courts.
Furthermore, in relation to pro-bono related work, we were extremely proud that Marianne Alton received the Young Barrister Pro Bono Barrister of the Year award, for her work on death row cases and access to justice in Uganda, and our work with and support provided to the Prince’s Trust has been of significance throughout 2018 and will continue to flourish throughout 2019.
Though perhaps of most importance is the collective pride criteria. Chambers’ prides itself on very solid foundations, the start of which came about some forty-years ago. 2018 marked a milestone anniversary, it is token to the fact that the camaraderie spirit that circulates within chambers can is felt by our most junior members through to our most senior, and even those members who are now on the circuit bench. The celebration of our 40th year saw both a momentous members’ gathering in Berlin and an extra-special celebratory evening at the Museum of Science & Industry, where all of our respected solicitor friends from the past forty-years joined us to mark what we considered a very important celebration.
We are, of course, extremely proud of the achievements of Deputy Head of Chambers, Kate Blackwell QC, who is a finalist for this year’s Barrister of the Year award. Kate previously won the award at the Manchester Legal Awards 2017 ceremony.
The winners of this year’s Manchester Legal Awards will be announced at the ceremony on Thursday, 7th March 2019 at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. Lincoln House Chambers wishes all contending finalists the very best of luck for today’s round of interviews.