The members of Lincoln House chambers are delighted to welcome both Clare Ashcroft & Rebecca Filletti to Chambers’ Criminal Team.
Clare Ashcroft was called to the bar in 2001 and joins Chambers from Garden Court North Chambers.
Clare is ranked in both Chambers UK 2023 and also in Tier 1 of the 2023 Edition of The Legal 500 who say:
“Clare is an outstanding advocate who cares about the work. She puts an enormous amount of effort into each case and leaves no stone unturned. As a Senior Junior, she has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and is not afraid to submit and pursue legal arguments in the face of adversity.”
Claire represents those charged with the most serious offences, from murder through to drug conspiracies and firearms offences. She is experienced in dealing with complex and voluminous evidence which often encompasses expert evidence regarding cell site, encrypted devices, firearms and ANPR evidence. Clare is also vastly experienced in dealing with complex expert medical evidence in the area of “baby shaking” cases.
Rebecca Filletti was called to the bar in 2009 and joined Chambers on the 9th January 2023 from Garden Court North Chambers.
Rebecca is also ranked in both Chambers UK 2023 & Legal 500 2023 who say:
‘Rebecca is incredibly thorough and leaves no stone unturned. Her dedication to her clients is exceptional and she has the perfect balance of making them feel special whilst maintaining the required level of professionalism. Her written advice is meticulous and her advocacy tenacious. She is an asset to the criminal Bar.’
Rebecca specialises in criminal defence and has a significant practice involving the most serious criminal offences including murder, manslaughter, rape & historic sexual allegations (including intra-familial and multi-complainant allegations), child cruelty, terrorism, drug offences, fraud and offences relating to serious violence and firearms.
Director of Clerking, David Wright, said this of the new recruits:
The addition of Clare Ashcroft and Rebecca Filletti not only adds to our significant strength in depth but also brings two outstanding barristers who I am very excited to clerk. Throughout the recruitment process the feedback from members and solicitors has been overwhelmingly positive and it is clear to me that we are fortunate to have them in our ranks. In addition to the outstanding service they have provided to make their practices the success they are today, Clare and Rebecca bring energy, enthusiasm for criminal defence work and an approach to Chambers life that is perfectly aligned to the values that our membership have held dear since Chambers was formed.