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
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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
Simon’s client, SF, was accused of sexual abuse against his younger sister, when he was aged between 14 and 20 years old and she was aged between 4 and 10. SF denied the allegations but, whilst in prison for an unrelated matter, had written a letter to his sister in…Read more
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
Following successful legal argument lasting several days involving cross examination of a Branch Crown Prosecutor of the CPS, the indictment against MD was stayed as an abuse of the Court’s process. Instructed by Olliers Solicitors, Kate Blackwell QC persuaded HHJ Murray at Liverpool Crown Court to stop…Read more
The 4-day trial which was conducted at Preston Crown Court before Mr Recorder Andrew Nuttall and a jury concerned allegations of domestic abuse. The Defendant who spent the majority of the trial in the cells due to his disruptive behaviour was sentenced to 2 ½ years imprisonment.
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