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Lincoln House Chambers Welcomes Lucy Wright & Sarah Magill

The members of Lincoln House Chambers are delighted to welcome both Lucy Wright & Sarah Magill to Chambers’ Criminal Team. Lucy was called to the Bar in 2011 and joins Chambers from 15 Winckley Square Chambers in Preston. Lucy is a specialist criminal practitioner, with a wealth of expertise across the…Read more

Sam Jones In-House Seminar Offer

On 18 June, Sam gave a seminar on how best to present claims to several fee-earners at AMT Lawyers in Blackburn. Topics included stage 3 and trial preparation, witness statements and pleadings. Sam also gave a credit hire “update” which included an analysis of the often-quoted Irving v Morgan…Read more

Henry Blackshaw secures suspended sentence for intoxicated airline pilot

The defendant is a long-haul captain with American Airlines, which is the closest that the USA has to a flag carrier and is the world’s largest airline. In February 2019 he had been on a two-night stopover in Manchester, prior to flying the return leg of a flight from Philadelphia. Having…Read more

Conditional Discharge for “computer misuse” – Richard Dawson defending

Philip Wright-Christie pleaded guilty to “doing an unauthorised act, being reckless as to whether the act would enable the operation of a computer to be impaired”.   Mr Wright-Christie deliberately uploaded crypto-currency mining software to computers at his place of work. He knew he shouldn’t have done so and knew he…Read more

Leila Ghahhary Appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel

Lincoln House Chambers is delighted to announce that Leila Ghahhary has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel - List B (see further information via www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-powers/panel-counsel).   The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for promoting equality, diversity and the protection of…Read more

Fit for purpose? Austin Welch discusses the Sentencing Council assessment of the health and safety sentencing guidelines

The Sentencing Council definitive guideline for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety hygiene offences (“the Guideline”) has been in force for over three years.  The Guideline significantly increased the starting points for the level of fines to be imposed on organisations who had committed health and…Read more