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Anam Khan prosecutes the ICO’s first prosecution of a non-Data Protection Act offence which results in an immediate custodial sentence

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. Traditionally, the ICO has prosecuted non-recordable offences under the old Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), the maximum penalty being a fine. With increased emphasis on the importance of keeping personal data safe…Read more

Bus Operator fined £2.3 million following fatal crash

Andrew Thomas QC prosecuted Midland Red (South) Ltd (a subsidiary of Stagecoach Group plc) and its driver Kailash Chander following a fatal bus crash in Coventry City Centre. Kailash Chander was 77 years old at the date of the collision and employed by Midland Red as a casual driver.…Read more

Marianne Alton – Winner of Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

The members of Lincoln House Chambers would like to congratulate Marianne Alton, who was announced as the winner of Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year at the Annual Young Bar Conference on Saturday 24th November. ​ Marianne was nominated for her work on death row cases and access to justice in Uganda. She…Read more

Recent credit hire success for Samuel Jones

Case study 1 (Manchester County Court) Samuel was recently instructed by a defendant insurer to defend a claim brought by an elderly claimant on behalf of a credit hire company. After hearing evidence from the claimant, the judge dismissed the claim for credit hire in full. In his judgment, the judge agreed…Read more

Mark Ford successfully defends former Crewe Alexandra coach in 2 week trial

Mark Ford, instructed by Cunninghams Solicitors, successfully defended Paul McCann, a former coach at Crewe Alexandra FC during the 1980's when he was a contemporary of Barry Bennell. The case, heard at the Chester Crown Court, attracted national media attention. The jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on all six charges. Case details can…Read more