Lincoln House Chambers > Manchester, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Andrew Thomas QC
Lincoln House Chambers
TOWER 12, BRIDGE STREET, SPINNINGFIELDS
MANCHESTER
M3 3BZ
England

Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Lincoln House Chambers displays a wide range of expertise and covers the span of work from road traffic offences through to sexual offences, violence and drug offences. Clients can appreciate the set's strong roster of barristers and 'impressive' silks. Simon Csoka QC has extensive experience handling cases involving organised crime and fraud; Csoka is representing the defendant in SFO v Axiom Legal Financing Fund, a fraud case involving a collapsed Cayman-domiciled litigation funder. Kate Blackwell QC is another key name to note and acts for both prosecution and defence in high profile sexual offences cases. Simon Gurney  is instructed in high profile homicide cases and has particular expertise in defending allegations of historic sexual abuse and substantial drugs conspiracies, and Rachel Cooper  has a broad criminal law practice and a strong background in road traffic law. Gurney is representing the defendant in Operation Colindale, one of eight defendants charged with the murder of one young woman and the attempted murder of a man in Lancashire.

Leading Silks

Kate Blackwell QC - Lincoln House ChambersOne of the best silks in the country with an acquittal rate second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Csoka QC - Lincoln House ChambersThe man is at the very top of the tree in his profession as a barrister. He is freakishly intelligent with an unnatural ability to absorb and remember huge amounts of evidence. He is very calm and approachable too which the clients like. The defence of the client is his only concern. He is not concerned about upsetting judges with difficult and sensitive applications or cross-examination. He quite literally is the man for all seasons.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Mark Ford QC - Lincoln House ChambersAbsolutely top-drawer silk for serious criminal cases.

2021 Silks

Alexander Leach QC - Lincoln House ChambersAbsolutely brilliant on strategy, with a meticulous eye for detail.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Dawson - Lincoln House ChambersRichard is an extremely experienced barrister who has a keen eye for the detail. He works very well under pressure and engages with the jury in a way I’ve not seen with any other barrister. The jury sit up and listen when he is on his feet and his likeable, understandable approach means all can follow the issues he raises.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Cooper - Lincoln House ChambersRachel always delivers 100% of the time. She is both very able and capable and it is immediately clear to my clients from their first meeting with her that she is totally committed and her eye for detail and preparation is faultless. It is both a pleasure and privilege to work with Rachel. She is great whether dealing with a guilty plea and mitigation to conducting a full trial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘A superb set with a range of outstanding advocates across this area, backed by an excellent clerking team. The depth of their experience shines through.’

‘Lincoln House are an excellent set of Chambers, the calibre of Counsel is brilliant.’

‘As a whole Counsel with Lincoln House Chambers are down to earth and always available to their instructing solicitors over the telephone and by email. The set offers a wide variety of specialisms within crime – such as professional discipline, regulatory including health and safety, financial and general crime. I know that I can find an extremely competent Barrister in any area of crime I require.’

‘Chambers have continued to provide a wide selection of Counsel to choose from, covering all areas of expertise and being in a position to offer experienced Junior and Senior Counsel. Excellent set. Lots of quality and has the most depth for criminal proceedings in Manchester.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers offer the highest quality barristers and a level of service to match. This is the set to use for your most important cases.’

‘They provide my clients with easy and fast access to a combination of expertise from solicitor and barrister, both with significant experience and a great track record.’

‘Lincoln House is without doubt the number one set for Crime, Health & Safety, Regulatory and inquest work. They have a huge following from insurance backed firms and have presence in nearly every big Health & Safety and Environmental cases in the North.’

Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers has a sizeable regulatory team that handles prosecution and defence instructions in Environment Agency, Trading Standards and DEFRA, as well as high-profile health and safety cases for the HSE. Austin Welch represents construction waste and food companies charged with health and safety offences in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. Simon Gurney has particular expertise defending clients in substantial fraud prosecutions. Leila Ghahhary focuses on local government, regulatory, health and safety, trading standards and licensing work. Lee Hughes is has a strong background handling cases involving fatal accidents.

Rising stars

Lee Hughes - Lincoln House ChambersLee is exceptionally adept at analysing the law and explaining it in a comprehensible way to clients, and at combining that analysis with good practical advice. Lee is extremely approachable and always willing to act as a sounding board, a trusted advisor.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Leila Ghahhary - Lincoln House ChambersLeila is a fantastic addition to any team. Her attention to detail and knowledge of niche regulatory areas is worth its weight in gold. Leila is refreshingly hard working and gives masses of time and attention to any job.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 1
Austin Welch - Lincoln House ChambersAustin’s written advice and submissions are to point and very persuasive. That to my mind shows a thorough assessment and review of the issues relevant for the court's purposes. His preparedness of matters for hearings and his oral advocacy is that of a highly-skilled advocate. He is thorough, straight-talking and his communication skills in getting often complex issues over to lay clients is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Lincoln House is a top notch set with real quality from junior right up to senior QC.’

‘An excellent set overall offering some of the very best Counsel in this area.’

‘Lincoln House is a leading regional set who can offer a quality and standard of barrister and clerking service which rivals any leading set in the country.’

‘Lincoln House are a chambers we work closely with. We maintain an excellent relationship and are able to work very well together.’

‘The set is amazing, and I use them for most of my work (including public inquiries and financial regulatory). They have an enormous strength in depth that is rarely seen outside London.’

‘As a whole Counsel with Lincoln House Chambers are down to earth and always available to their instructing solicitors over the telephone and by email. The set offers a wide variety of specialisms within crime – such as professional discipline, regulatory including health and safety, financial and general crime. I know that I can find an extremely competent Barrister in any area of crime I require.’

‘Lincoln House has a number of barristers specialising in business and regulatory crime and therefore always has suitable counsel available on such cases. I would not hesitate in instructing any barrister at Lincoln House in respect of a business and regulatory crime matter due to their level of expertise and professionalism.’

Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers is an 'impressive set' and the public inquiry and inquests team have 'outstanding experience'. Austin Welch represents a broad range of clients including businesses, family groups, public authorities, state agencies and private individuals. Welch has a particular interest in inquest and public inquiries cases that involve health and safety issues. Key cases that Welch has been instructed in include the Hillsborough Inquests and the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry. Leila Ghahhary is another stand out name and has also been involved in these high profile cases, as well as the Gosport Independent Panel Inquiry.

Leading Juniors

Austin Welch - Lincoln House ChambersExcellent knowledge of the law, meticulous preparation, extremely hard working and tactically very astute. He is superb with clients, and very generous with his time. He will undoubtedly be in silk before very long.
Ranked: Tier 1
Leila Ghahhary - Lincoln House ChambersLeila's attention to detail and thoroughness are outstanding. Leila is a fantastic team player and ensures that everyone's view is considered. Leila's view is invariably sensible and clear.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Lincoln House is a leading regional set who can offer a quality and standard of barrister and clerking service which rivals any leading set in the country.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers, in my view, are a first-rate set in the Northern Circuit.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers is an impressive set. The silks leading the set have outstanding experience in this area and as such the set attracts quality work day in day out. This allows more junior members to get relevant exposure and so the set grows and continues to develop its outstanding reputation.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers has a large team of barristers who are regularly asked to appear in Inquests, and in large Public Inquiries. This team is continually growing as a consequence of demand and in-house training.’

‘Lincoln House is easily the best set outside of London for Inquest and Inquiry work and amongst the best in the country.’

Clerking

‘Always outstanding service with excellent communication.’

Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

Leading Juniors

Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Lincoln House Chambers displays a wide range of expertise and covers the span of work from road traffic offences through to sexual offences, violence and drug offences. Clients can appreciate the set's strong roster of barristers and 'impressive' silks. Simon Csoka QC has extensive experience handling cases involving organised crime and fraud; Csoka is representing the defendant in SFO v Axiom Legal Financing Fund, a fraud case involving a collapsed Cayman-domiciled litigation funder. Kate Blackwell QC is another key name to note and acts for both prosecution and defence in high profile sexual offences cases. Simon Gurney  is instructed in high profile homicide cases and has particular expertise in defending allegations of historic sexual abuse and substantial drugs conspiracies, and Rachel Cooper  has a broad criminal law practice and a strong background in road traffic law. Gurney is representing the defendant in Operation Colindale, one of eight defendants charged with the murder of one young woman and the attempted murder of a man in Lancashire.

Leading Silks

Kate Blackwell QC - Lincoln House ChambersOne of the best silks in the country with an acquittal rate second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Csoka QC - Lincoln House ChambersThe man is at the very top of the tree in his profession as a barrister. He is freakishly intelligent with an unnatural ability to absorb and remember huge amounts of evidence. He is very calm and approachable too which the clients like. The defence of the client is his only concern. He is not concerned about upsetting judges with difficult and sensitive applications or cross-examination. He quite literally is the man for all seasons.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1

2020 Silks

Mark Ford QC - Lincoln House ChambersAbsolutely top-drawer silk for serious criminal cases.

2021 Silks

Alexander Leach QC - Lincoln House ChambersAbsolutely brilliant on strategy, with a meticulous eye for detail.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Dawson - Lincoln House ChambersRichard is an extremely experienced barrister who has a keen eye for the detail. He works very well under pressure and engages with the jury in a way I’ve not seen with any other barrister. The jury sit up and listen when he is on his feet and his likeable, understandable approach means all can follow the issues he raises.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Cooper - Lincoln House ChambersRachel always delivers 100% of the time. She is both very able and capable and it is immediately clear to my clients from their first meeting with her that she is totally committed and her eye for detail and preparation is faultless. It is both a pleasure and privilege to work with Rachel. She is great whether dealing with a guilty plea and mitigation to conducting a full trial.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘A superb set with a range of outstanding advocates across this area, backed by an excellent clerking team. The depth of their experience shines through.’

‘Lincoln House are an excellent set of Chambers, the calibre of Counsel is brilliant.’

‘As a whole Counsel with Lincoln House Chambers are down to earth and always available to their instructing solicitors over the telephone and by email. The set offers a wide variety of specialisms within crime – such as professional discipline, regulatory including health and safety, financial and general crime. I know that I can find an extremely competent Barrister in any area of crime I require.’

‘Chambers have continued to provide a wide selection of Counsel to choose from, covering all areas of expertise and being in a position to offer experienced Junior and Senior Counsel. Excellent set. Lots of quality and has the most depth for criminal proceedings in Manchester.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers offer the highest quality barristers and a level of service to match. This is the set to use for your most important cases.’

‘They provide my clients with easy and fast access to a combination of expertise from solicitor and barrister, both with significant experience and a great track record.’

‘Lincoln House is without doubt the number one set for Crime, Health & Safety, Regulatory and inquest work. They have a huge following from insurance backed firms and have presence in nearly every big Health & Safety and Environmental cases in the North.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers has a sizeable regulatory team that handles prosecution and defence instructions in Environment Agency, Trading Standards and DEFRA, as well as high-profile health and safety cases for the HSE. Austin Welch represents construction waste and food companies charged with health and safety offences in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. Simon Gurney has particular expertise defending clients in substantial fraud prosecutions. Leila Ghahhary focuses on local government, regulatory, health and safety, trading standards and licensing work. Lee Hughes is has a strong background handling cases involving fatal accidents.

Rising stars

Lee Hughes - Lincoln House ChambersLee is exceptionally adept at analysing the law and explaining it in a comprehensible way to clients, and at combining that analysis with good practical advice. Lee is extremely approachable and always willing to act as a sounding board, a trusted advisor.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Leila Ghahhary - Lincoln House ChambersLeila is a fantastic addition to any team. Her attention to detail and knowledge of niche regulatory areas is worth its weight in gold. Leila is refreshingly hard working and gives masses of time and attention to any job.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 1
Austin Welch - Lincoln House ChambersAustin’s written advice and submissions are to point and very persuasive. That to my mind shows a thorough assessment and review of the issues relevant for the court's purposes. His preparedness of matters for hearings and his oral advocacy is that of a highly-skilled advocate. He is thorough, straight-talking and his communication skills in getting often complex issues over to lay clients is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘Lincoln House is a top notch set with real quality from junior right up to senior QC.’

‘An excellent set overall offering some of the very best Counsel in this area.’

‘Lincoln House is a leading regional set who can offer a quality and standard of barrister and clerking service which rivals any leading set in the country.’

‘Lincoln House are a chambers we work closely with. We maintain an excellent relationship and are able to work very well together.’

‘The set is amazing, and I use them for most of my work (including public inquiries and financial regulatory). They have an enormous strength in depth that is rarely seen outside London.’

‘As a whole Counsel with Lincoln House Chambers are down to earth and always available to their instructing solicitors over the telephone and by email. The set offers a wide variety of specialisms within crime – such as professional discipline, regulatory including health and safety, financial and general crime. I know that I can find an extremely competent Barrister in any area of crime I require.’

‘Lincoln House has a number of barristers specialising in business and regulatory crime and therefore always has suitable counsel available on such cases. I would not hesitate in instructing any barrister at Lincoln House in respect of a business and regulatory crime matter due to their level of expertise and professionalism.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers is an 'impressive set' and the public inquiry and inquests team have 'outstanding experience'. Austin Welch represents a broad range of clients including businesses, family groups, public authorities, state agencies and private individuals. Welch has a particular interest in inquest and public inquiries cases that involve health and safety issues. Key cases that Welch has been instructed in include the Hillsborough Inquests and the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry. Leila Ghahhary is another stand out name and has also been involved in these high profile cases, as well as the Gosport Independent Panel Inquiry.

Leading Juniors

Austin Welch - Lincoln House ChambersExcellent knowledge of the law, meticulous preparation, extremely hard working and tactically very astute. He is superb with clients, and very generous with his time. He will undoubtedly be in silk before very long.
Ranked: Tier 1
Leila Ghahhary - Lincoln House ChambersLeila's attention to detail and thoroughness are outstanding. Leila is a fantastic team player and ensures that everyone's view is considered. Leila's view is invariably sensible and clear.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘Lincoln House is a leading regional set who can offer a quality and standard of barrister and clerking service which rivals any leading set in the country.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers, in my view, are a first-rate set in the Northern Circuit.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers is an impressive set. The silks leading the set have outstanding experience in this area and as such the set attracts quality work day in day out. This allows more junior members to get relevant exposure and so the set grows and continues to develop its outstanding reputation.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers has a large team of barristers who are regularly asked to appear in Inquests, and in large Public Inquiries. This team is continually growing as a consequence of demand and in-house training.’

‘Lincoln House is easily the best set outside of London for Inquest and Inquiry work and amongst the best in the country.’

Clerking

‘Always outstanding service with excellent communication.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

Leading Juniors

Simon Gurney - Lincoln House ChambersIntellectually formidable and well-organised.
Ranked: Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers fields advocates across a range of practice areas from its stylish, modern premises in Manchester’s city centre. It prides itself on its ethos of excellence in advocacy and in meeting the demands of its clients.

For over 40 years this approach has allowed Lincoln House Chambers to maintain a lead over its rivals. Its team of advocates practises in a variety of regulatory and disciplinary fields plus civil litigation, where it has established practice teams with a particular strength to meet the demands for this type of work. Its criminal caseload includes many of the major criminal cases of the day. Planned expansion and organic growth now mean that there are 19 Queen’s Counsel and 57 juniors in chambers. A number of members hold judicial appointments in tribunals and in the higher courts. Several members of chambers are qualified to accept work on a direct access basis.

The set: Considered a predominantly criminal and regulatory set, Lincoln House Chambers also has an enviable reputation for its expertise in inquiry work, inquests and professional disciplinary areas.

The set houses some nationally respected leading and junior counsel who focus on the prosecution and defence of regulatory crime and fraud.

Additionally, chambers has developed a strong civil wing. There is particular expertise in complex personal injury and industrial disease claims.

Members include specialists in health and safety, trading standards, environmental regulation and financial regulation. Lincoln House’s reputation in these fields attracts a nationwide clientele.

Types of work undertaken:

Crime: chambers remains a strong resource for those needing advice and representation in all fields of criminal practice, members are regularly instructed in cases of the utmost gravity and public interest. Members are often involved at an early stage when strategic advice is required about the investigation itself, or challenging restraint orders. Chambers has attracted praise for its work in business crime & fraud.

Regulatory: chambers has a deserved reputation as a leader in criminal regulatory work. A strong team is fielded in health and safety litigation and in waste and environmental hazard work. The team is routinely instructed in cases that give rise to fatalities and there is particular expertise in the niche area of corporate responsibility. Additionally, members of chambers have also appeared in cases that arise in a medical context.

The combination of specialisms available through chambers ensures any complex technical issues are understood and mastered. Members have advised for both the regulators and the professionals accused.

Inquiries & Inquests: Members are frequently instructed in issues arising in ancillary jurisdictions, notably inquests and public inquiries. Eleven members of Chambers were instructed in the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Six members of chambers were instructed to act in the Hillsborough inquests (predominantly for senior police officers) and chambers has a presence in many of the more substantial public inquiries & inquest hearings nationally. Members have been instructed by the Home Office and Department of Health to undertake leading roles within substantial public and independent inquiries. The work undertaken in other regulatory areas (CQC, H&S, police and medical practitioner disciplinary) often extends to representation in Coroners Courts.

Civil: the civil team unites a number of fields of practice. The work covered includes general common law but there is an established specialist team with a national reputation that concentrates on complex personal injury, including industrial disease work (eg British coal respiratory disease litigation, miners’ knee litigation, and surface dust) and catastrophic injury claims. Members have experience of the conduct of actions for and against the police, and the public law team regularly challenges unlawful decisions that arise in a criminal context by way of judicial review. Members also welcome instructions in a range of tribunals (e.g. immigration, VAT/employment/Traffic Commissioners).

Professional disciplinary: LHC barristers advise and appear regularly in General Medical Council cases (both prosecution and defence), nursing and dental councils, HCPC, accountancy issues through the AADB, or police disciplinary issues.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Director of Clerking David Wright
Criminal Clerk David Gibbons
Regulatory, Criminal & Civil Clerk George Hooley
Regulatory & Criminal Clerk Abigail Lockett
Criminal Clerk Andy McGuinness
Regulatory & Civil Clerk Ty Price
Equalities & regulatory Compliance Manager Sigourney Lomax
Accounts Manager Bernadette Duggan
Members of Chambers THOMAS QC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers WEBSTER QC, Alistair (1976)
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN QC, Mukhtar (1971)
Members of Chambers GOZEM QC, Guy (1972)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT QC, Peter (1981)
Members of Chambers PICKUP QC, James (1976)
Members of Chambers REID QC, Paul (1973)
Members of Chambers CSOKA QC, Simon (1991)
Members of Chambers BLACKWELL QC, Katherine (1992)
Members of Chambers DAW QC, Christopher (1993)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS QC, Lisa (1993)
Members of Chambers IQBAL QC, Abdul (1994)*
Members of Chambers HARRISON QC, John (1994)*
Members of Chambers KEALEY QC, Simon (1991)*
Members of Chambers FORD QC, Mark (1991)
Members of Chambers STORRIE QC, Timothy (1993)
Members of Chambers NAWAZ QC, Mohammed (1995)
Members of Chambers LEACH QC, Alexander (2001)
Members of Chambers LASKER, Jeremy (1976)
Members of Chambers NUTTALL, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers ELIAS, Robert (1979)
Members of Chambers NADIM, Ahmed (1982)
Members of Chambers BLOOMER, Charles (1985)
Members of Chambers STUART, Mark (1985)
Members of Chambers BUTCHER, Richard (1985)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Alan (1986)
Members of Chambers McMEEKIN, Ian (1987)
Members of Chambers JOHNSON, Kathryn (1989)
Members of Chambers BARTON, Hugh (1989)
Members of Chambers FRYMAN, Neil (1989)
Members of Chambers BOWLEY, Ivan (1990)
Members of Chambers SIMONS, Richard (1991)
Members of Chambers BOYD, Philip (1993)
Members of Chambers USHER, Neil (1993)
Members of Chambers WARNE, Peter (1993)
Members of Chambers DORAN, Gerard (1993)
Members of Chambers BLACKSHAW, Henry (1993)
Members of Chambers HOLDEN, Philip (1994)
Members of Chambers HOLLAND, Ricky (1994)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Paul (1994)
Members of Chambers HACKETT, Martin (1995)
Members of Chambers RIGGS, Samantha (1996)*
Members of Chambers DUCKWORTH, Shirlie (1997)
Members of Chambers PIERPOINT, Katherine (1998)
Members of Chambers KITCHIN, Louise (1998)
Members of Chambers WHITE, Rachel (2000)
Members of Chambers DAWSON, Richard (2001)
Members of Chambers FRIEND, Mark (2002)
Members of Chambers ENGLISH, Richard (2003)
Members of Chambers JONES, Katie (2003)
Members of Chambers FARYL, Alaha (2003)
Members of Chambers WELCH, Austin (2005)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Daniel (2005)
Members of Chambers HEYWORTH, James (2006)
Members of Chambers GURNEY, Simon (2006)
Members of Chambers BARBOUR, Laura (2006)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Lee (2006)
Members of Chambers COOPER, Rachel (2007)
Members of Chambers O'LEARY, Brendan (2007)
Members of Chambers GILSENAN, Emma (2008)
Members of Chambers COWEN, Louise (2010)
Members of Chambers GHAHHARY, Leila (2010)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT, Lucy (2011)
Members of Chambers ASPINALL, Heather (2011)
Members of Chambers JONES, Samuel (2011)
Members of Chambers MCCAFFREY, Lara (2011)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Isobel (2012)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Anam (2013)
Members of Chambers ALTON, Marianne (2014)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Ellen (2014)
Members of Chambers HOWARTH, Matthew (2016)
Members of Chambers CHESTNUTT, Anna (2016)
Members of Chambers MAGILL, Sarah (2016)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Victoria (2019)
Members of Chambers WORSFOLD, Thomas (2019)
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Laura Barbour  photo Laura Barbour Barrister specialising in criminal law, with an equal division between prosecution and…
Hugh Barton  photo Hugh Barton Barrister specialising in general crime, public law and actions against the police.
Katherine Blackwell photo Katherine BlackwellKate is one of the UK’s leading silks specialising in criminal law…
Charles Howard Bloomer  photo Charles Howard Bloomer With over 30 years of experience in a variety of fields, Charles is…
Ivan Bowley  photo Ivan Bowley At Lincoln House Chambers, Ivan Bowley is an established force in industrial…
Philip Joseph George Boyd  photo Philip Joseph George Boyd Joe came to the Bar in 1993 having originally been a Branch…
Rachel Cooper  photo Rachel Cooper Rachel has a common law practice encompassing all areas and levels of…
Louise Cowen  photo Louise Cowen Crime, personal injury, clinical negligence, immigration, housing law.
Simon Csoka photo Simon CsokaSimon specialises in all aspects of criminal law, in particular homicide, serious…
Chris Daw photo Chris DawChris Daw QC was called to the Bar in 1993 and was…
Richard Dawson  photo Richard Dawson Richard Dawson is an expert trial lawyer, specialising in road traffic law,…
Gerard Doran  photo Gerard Doran Gerard is an extremely popular and sought after senior junior who specialises…
Shirlie Duckworth  photo Shirlie Duckworth Shirlie was called to the Bar in 1997 but in 2002 transferred…
Robert Elias  photo Robert Elias Bob Elias is one of the most senior juniors on circuit. He…
Richard H English  photo Richard H English Richard is a skillful and persuasive advocate who prides himself on providing…
Alaha Faryl  photo Alaha Faryl Civil LawImmigration & Asylum Law
Mark Ford  photo Mark Ford Mark joined Lincoln House Chambers in 2010. He specializes in all types…
Mark Friend  photo Mark Friend Mark has rapidly developed an extremely busy Crown Court practice, covering all…
Neil Fryman  photo Neil Fryman Neil Fryman joined Lincoln House in October 2008, after developing a considerable…
Leila Ghahhary  photo Leila Ghahhary  Leila is an established and well-regarded junior who specialises in public, regulatory…
Guy Gozem photo Guy GozemA very experienced criminal advocate, who has dealt regularly with murder, gross…
Simon Gurney  photo Simon Gurney Simon is consistently recognised as a leading Junior in both the leading…
Martin Hackett  photo Martin Hackett Martin Hackett is an experienced Criminal Law Barrister who specialises in the…
James Heyworth  photo James Heyworth James practices predominantly in criminal law: acting for defendants in the Crown…
Phil Holden  photo Phil Holden Philip has a substantial criminal defence practice that encompasses all areas of…
Rick Holland  photo Rick Holland Rick joined Lincoln House in 1994 having been a solicitor with the…
Kathryn Johnson  photo Kathryn Johnson Kathryn was called to the bar in 1989, joining Lincoln House as…
Katie Laura Jones  photo Katie Laura Jones Katie was called to the Bar in 2003 and has been a…
Louise Kitchin  photo Louise Kitchin Having worked for one of Manchester’s leading criminal firms and later successfully…
Jeremy Lasker  photo Jeremy Lasker Hugely experienced in all aspects of criminal advocacy and with an enviable…
Alexander Leach  photo Alexander Leach   Alex is one of the leading criminal practitioners in the North,…
Ian McMeekin  photo Ian McMeekin Ian McMeekin was called to the bar in 1987. He joined Lincoln…
Mohammed Nawaz  photo Mohammed Nawaz Mohammed Nawaz was called to the bar in 1995 and has specialised…
Andrew Peter Nuttall  photo Andrew Peter Nuttall   Andrew specialises in: Serious crime, fraud, regulatory crime, disciplinary tribunals and…
Brendan O'Leary photo Brendan O'LearyBrendan O’Leary is credited as being an advocate who combines excellent courtroom skills…
James Pickup photo James PickupHe has long been established as a specialist in commercial fraud defence…
Katherine Pierpoint  photo Katherine Pierpoint Katherine has been a member of Lincoln House Chambers since she was…
Paul Campbell Reid photo Paul Campbell ReidPaul is a criminal specialist who appears for the prosecution and the…
Lisa Roberts photo Lisa RobertsLeader of the Northern Circuit. Lisa Roberts QC specialises in regulatory law,…
Richard Simons  photo Richard Simons Richard Simons has a predominantly defence based practice. He is instructed in…
Tim Storrie  photo Tim Storrie Tim Storrie QC has an established reputation for work across the spectrum…
Douglas Mark Stuart  photo Douglas Mark Stuart Mark Stuart has one of the largest criminal practices on the Northern…
Alan Taylor  photo Alan Taylor As an experienced practitioner, Alan has built a successful Criminal and Regulatory…
Andrew Thomas photo Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas QC was called to the Bar in 1989 and awarded…
Dan Thomas  photo Dan Thomas Dan Thomas practices in commercial litigation, regulatory, and white collar defence and…
Neil Usher  photo Neil Usher Neil has a busy criminal practice, divided fairly evenly between defending andprosecuting.…
Peter Warne  photo Peter Warne A specialist in defending document-intensive serious fraud and crime, Peter has appeared…
Alistair Webster photo Alistair WebsterAlistair’s recognised excellence and client care across the spectrum of criminal and…
Austin Welch  photo Austin Welch Austin Welch specialises in public inquiries, inquests and health and safety and…
Peter Wright QC photo Peter Wright QCPeter Wright is a highly respected and extremely experienced advocate who has…