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Neil Usher Appointed as Recorder

Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Usher as a Recorder (Northern Circuit). Andrew Thomas QC, Head of Chambers, commented “We are all very excited for Neil, he has a wealth of experience in difficult and sensitive cases and will bring his skills to bear in his judicial…Read more

Jeremy Lasker secures acquittal for his client charged with manslaughter.

A jury at Preston Crown Court heard how a £5.00 bet between neighbours on the outcome of the England v Croatia football match  at  the 2018 World  Cup  Quarter Finals, led to an argument in which the deceased,  who had backed Croatia  to win demanded immediate payment of the…Read more

Lincoln House Chambers and Clyde & Co Present on Directors Duties

The event on 1st October 2019 will see leading safety, health and environment professionals from both Lincoln House Chambers and Clyde & Co look at the potential liabilities of directors and senior managers with a SHE remit. This event will be of interest to senior individuals working in highly regulated industries…Read more

First Tier Tax Tribunal Pay Tribute to Alistair Webster QC

Alistair Webster QC has recently acted for an advertising agency in the First Tier Tax Tribunal in relation to the denial of VAT reclaim. During the judgment of the Tribunal, the Tribunal paid tribute to what they described as Alistair’s “ acute forensic skills.” Alistair has a number of cases…Read more

Henry Blackshaw and Isobel Thomas Prosecute Nationally Reported Money Laundering Case

The case involved the prosecution of defendants for laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking by family members and other close associates. Evidence of others’ criminality was successfully introduced to establish the background. Additionally there was extensive analysis of the defendants’ financial circumstances over a period of years to show that…Read more

Health & Safety Seminar “An Individual’s Criminal Liability”

Health & Safety Solicitors are invited to attend a seminar on Thursday 19th September at BPP Professional Education, Oxford Street, Manchester from 5.30pm. To obtain full details and reserve a place please contact Elizabeth Reeves on 0161 832 5701 or Since the introduction of the Guideline for sentencing in health and safety offences in…Read more

Matthew Howarth and Gareth Martin of Markel Law provide Regulatory Update: Sentencing Very Large Commercial Organisations – The Trend

As the UK’s largest water and wastewater company with an annual turnover of around £20 billion, Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Water) is considered to be a very large commercial organization for the purposes of sentencing in accordance with the Definitive Guidelines for both environmental and health and safety…Read more

Teenager Who Stabbed His Best Friend Convicted of Manslaughter

A Wythenshawe man has been convicted of unlawfully killing his friend in the course of a row after a night of drink and drug abuse.. On Friday 2nd August 2019, a jury at Manchester Crown Court convicted, Denver Walton, 18, of 27 Covert Road, Wythenshawe, of manslaughter. He had…Read more