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Acceptance of Instructions in Legally Aided Cases

Following the announcement from the CBA about its poll, the result was, by a narrow majority, that the profession will accept the proposals negotiated with the government, including a further review in 18 months time. The CBA have now withdrawn their call for action. The members of Lincoln House Chambers…Read more

St Patricks Night Sex was not Rape

An Irish young man who took a friend out into Manchester in order to celebrate St Patrick’s Night with her in the traditional style and then invited her back to his flat where they had sex on numerous occasions did not rape her, a jury at Manchester Crown Square…Read more

Data Retention Policy & Disposal Policy

This policy covers the period in which data is retained by Lincoln House Chambers, it also covers how both hard copy and electronic data are disposed of. Whilst information is retained Chambers Data Protection Policy governs the way in which it is stored and transported (where applicable). This policy has…Read more

Chambers is delighted to announce Anna Chestnutt’s acceptance of tenancy

After the successful completion of her 3rd sixth pupillage, under the supervision of Leila Ghahhary, Anna Chestnutt officially joins chambers as a tenant. Prior to being called the bar in 2016 Anna gained international experience in America, working with the Texas Defender Service, the American Counsel Association, and obtaining work experience across various offices…Read more

Charlotte Holland appointed as a District Judge

Chambers is delighted to announce Charlotte Holland’s appointment as a District Judge (Magistrates’ Court). The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Charlotte to the North Eastern Circuit, based at Leeds Magistrates’ Court with effect from 11th June 2018. Head of Chambers, Andrew Thomas QC, said of the appointment: “I am delighted at the…Read more

Quadruple Murder Trial Commences

The trial of three individuals has begun before Mr Justice Davis at Crown Square. All three are accused of the murders of four children under the age of 15 in a house fire in Salford in December 2017 and of the attempted murders of three further individuals. Lincoln House represent…Read more

Matthew Howarth Secures Appeal in Licensing Case

Following a trial at Tameside Magistrates Court on Thursday 5th April, Matthew successfully appealed a Local Council against a revocation of a Scrap Metal Dealers License.   The Local Council sought to apply the "Fit and Proper Person" Test commonly used for Taxi License appeals. Matthew argued that the “Fit and…Read more