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Can you claim reasonable legal costs in Section 298 POCA Forfeiture Applications? Short Answer – Not if the s298 application has been lodged!

Matthew Howarth was instructed on a recent case for the Revenue where Senior Counsel for the Respondent applied, incorrectly, under Section 298F for 'Reasonable Legal Costs' ('RLC'). In drafting submissions to the court it was submitted that the application was misconceived. Matthew invited the Respondent to review paragraph 17…Read more

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New Head of Chambers at Lincoln House Chambers

Lincoln House Chambers is delighted to announce that Kate Blackwell KC has been elected as Head of Chambers with Mohammed Nawaz KC as Deputy Head of Chambers. After 7 successful years, Andrew Thomas KC has stepped down as leader of Chambers. During his tenure, Lincoln House Chambers, a national leading criminal, public inquiry, regulatory and…Read more

Sarah Magill prosecutes £1.1m farming Will fraud

Sarah Magill prosecuted a farming Will fraud valued at £1.1m. The case began in 2016; she was first instructed in 2020. The case was prosecuted at Preston Crown Court over the course of two trials, the first in 2021 and the second in 2023. The defendant Janice Johnson committed…Read more

Alex Leach KC and Isobel Thomas successful in securing convictions in Murder trial.

Alex Leach KC and Isobel Thomas, instructed by Manchester CPS, delivered convictions following trial for the murder of 15 year old Jakoub Szymanski and the attempted murder of Katarzyna Bastek. Following an 11-day trial at Manchester Crown Court, Suleman Altaf was convicted of planning and attempting the murder of his…Read more

Business owner sentenced to immediate custody for health and safety offence

Lee Hughes, instructed by Radha Vaithianathar of the Health and Safety Executive, successfully prosecuted a business owner following the tragic death of an employee in a garage in Liverpool in July 2020. The defendant ran a garage business that, amongst other things, broke down vehicles for sale of parts. At…Read more

Kate Blackwell KC – UK Covid Inquiry

Module 1 of the UK Covid Inquiry has completed its public hearings into the state of preparedness and resilience of the United Kingdom in the years leading up to the pandemic. Kate Blackwell KC and Hugo Keith KC called over 60 witnesses - prime/first ministers, cabinet ministers, politicians, civil servants…Read more