Lincoln House Chambers > Manchester, England > Set Profile

Kate Blackwell KC
Lincoln House Chambers
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Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

Lincoln House Chambers is praised as ‘a stellar set‘ and the regulatory team offers a wide range of expertise across both prosecution and defence work in Environment Agency, Trading Standards, and DEFRA cases. Lee Hughes also has strong expertise in health and safety matters, and he acted for the prosecution in HSE v Gateshead Cheder School, in which an Orthodox Jewish school was fined £30,000 following a dangerous mountain hike that endangered the lives of 13 boys. Simon Gurney is instructed to prosecute two paramedics accused of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a vulnerable patient in their care, who was run over by the third defendant taxi driver whilst she was lying on a public highway. Richard Dawson is notable for his transport expertise. David Pojur joined the set in September 2023.

Rising stars

Matthew Howarth – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Matthew is wise beyond his years, he quickly gets to grips with the issues in a case, and he produces clear, concise, jargon-free written and oral advice which is appreciated by solicitors and clients alike. He has a very good manner with clients and his advocacy is articulate, pointed, and very effective both in his questioning and submissions.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Lee Hughes – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Lee is a really diligent barrister and his preparation is second-to-none. He is very clear and concise in his advice to clients, he is very amiable and easily wins trust from clients, and in court, he is a precise, persuasive, and effective advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Gurney – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Simon is one of the best barristers around and a joy to work with. He is highly sought-after due to his immense intellect and amazing client care skills, he is a real stand-out performer, and he is extremely hard working with excellent written work.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Austin Welch – Lincoln House Chambers 'Austin is an excellent advocate. He has an authoritative presence in the courtroom and emits gravitas, he presents clear and well-reasoned arguments with ease, and he is an outstanding strategist and highly respected by clients and peers.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Dawson Lincoln House Chambers ‘Richard’s regulatory specialism focusses on transport law and it is an area where he is developing a national reputation as being a leading expert. He regularly appears before the Traffic Commissioner where he represents haulage companies, transport managers, and drivers, and his success rate is outstanding.’
Ranked: Tier 2
David Pojur – Lincoln House Chambers ‘David is calm and unflappable. He quickly identifies the key issues and he is confident and polished in court.’
Ranked: Tier 2


‘The clerks’ room is faultlessly run by David Wright, who is professional and courteous in all his dealings with instructing solicitors. He sees the bigger picture and is on top of all the detail in terms of his counsels’ respective practices.’

‘David Wright continues to lead from the front. He is not only very friendly and engaging, but is also acutely aware of the expectations of instructing solicitors and responds accordingly.’

‘Ty Price is fast becoming one of the leading criminal and regulatory clerks in the North West. He knows his barristers inside out and is always looking for new ways to add value to Chambers’ offering through the provision of relevant training and products.’

‘Andy McGuiness is a solid pair of hands and a go-to clerk, especially for last minute emergency hearings. He is calm, resourceful, and a genuinely nice person to deal with.’

‘David Wright is known for his dedication and Rolls Royce service. He brings with him a calmness to any situation and always finds a solution.’

‘The clerking is very good. Andy McGuiness and David Gibbons are stand-outs in what is an excellent clerking team.’

‘David Wright leads by example and is the first port of call for the most serious matters, Ty Price is an exceptional clerk with great people skills, and Andy McGuiness is one of the nicest and most hardworking clerks and he is a credit to chambers.’

‘David Wright is a stand-out clerk who is thoroughly personable and has the uncanny knack of always putting the right barrister on the right job. He steers the ship exceptionally well and drives the team to achieve excellence on a daily basis. He confronts issues head on and always deals with them in a professional manner.’

Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Lincoln House Chambers is praised as ‘a set with a deserved reputation as being the elite criminal set in the North West with real quality amongst its members’, who handle a wide variety of criminal law matters, from road traffic offences, sexual offences, violence, and drug offences, to financial crime and fraud. Simon Csoka KC has expertise in defending in organised crime, fraud, and high-profile murder cases, and Kate Blackwell KC and Mark Ford KC are also notable silks; Ford KC represented a female teacher, who was acquitted after being accused of entering into a sexual relationship with a male pupil. Rachel Cooper is often instructed on cases where clients have significant mental health needs, and she represented a defendant charged with attempted murder after the victim was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. Richard Dawson specialises in road traffic and transport law and represents those accused of driving offences – he represented a paramedic who was prosecuted and acquitted after his ambulance was involved in a head-on collision, killing both occupants of the other vehicle, when he passed the site where the previous day he saw a child die. In 2023 Rebecca Filletti, Clare Ashcroft and David Pojur joined the team, and Katherine Pierpoint and Neil Usher were appointed to the circuit bench.

Rising stars

Ranked: Tier 1
Anna Chestnutt – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Anna has exceptional forensic analysis and she is a once-in-a-decade quality advocate on all levels. All judges trust her judgement and listen with an acceptance that her points have validity.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Blackwell KC – Lincoln House ChambersKate is a superb advocate and her speeches are works of art. She is excellent with clients, her preparation is meticulous, and she has a tremendous court presence; she ticks every box.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Csoka KC – Lincoln House ChambersSimon is exceptionally bright and a fearless barrister at the top of his game. He is one of the most sought after silks in the country due to his immense ability and complete control of the court room.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Ford KC – Lincoln House ChambersMark is a first-rate advocate, incredibly rigorous when it comes to preparation in paper-heavy cases, and a team player. He is excellent with clients, especially with vulnerable and young clients charged with serious and grave offences.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Gurney – Lincoln House ChambersSimon is an extremely impressive barrister who has a rapidly expanding reputation in regulatory work. He is the busiest junior on the circuit, he is a first-class barrister, a quick thinker, and a persuasive advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Rebecca Filletti – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Regardless of the seriousness of the allegations, Rebecca always gives 100% commitment to a case in order to achieve the best result. She is a fearless and engaging advocate in court, but also has a very empathetic nature with those she represents, and she prepares all her cases extremely thoroughly and very quickly identifies the issues in a case.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard English – Lincoln House Chambers 'Richard prosecutes and defends in serious and often sensitive cases, and he is an intelligent and astute advocate who jurors like. His closing speeches are some of the finest on the circuit, and he has significant experience in cases with a mental health element and is frequently sought out for severely mentally disordered defendants, as well as cases involving very vulnerable witnesses and complainants.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Hackett - Lincoln House Chambers 'Martin is an outstanding criminal lawyer. He is able to draw on a remarkable combination of experience at the English Bar and as a prosecutor before international courts, he is extremely incisive and penetrating in legal and factual analysis, and his advice is unfailingly practical.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Dawson – Lincoln House ChambersRichard is an incredibly hard working barrister. His drafting of legal arguments and written submissions is particularly impressive, and in relation to advocacy, he is a confident, persuasive, and seriously impressive court room presence.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Isobel Thomas - Lincoln House Chambers 'Isobel is incredibly sharp, tactically astute, and has a peerless work ethic. Her written and oral advocacy is outstanding.'
Ranked: Tier 3


‘The clerking service is second to none. Andy McGuinness succeeds in providing the highest level of service.’

‘Andy McGuinness and Ty Price stand out as exceptional. They are always at hand to assist and really do strive to provide the highest levels of service. All of the clerks work extremely hard and are a pleasure to deal with.’

‘The service of Lincoln House Chambers is second to none. David Gibbons is particularly excellent, always responds, and will go out of his way to help.’

‘David Wright, Andy McGuinness, Dave Gibbons, and the rest of the team bend over backwards to help. They are great to deal with and always bring a positive approach to any difficulties.’

‘David Gibbons is the stand-out performer, but all the clerks are efficient and get the target result.’

‘A set with a deserved reputation as being the elite criminal set in the North West with real quality amongst its members.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers is a fantastic set of chambers with highly skilled advocates. If instructed counsel is unavailable, you will be provided with equally competent counsel.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers has a solid team of barristers with special knowledge of driving offence cases.’

Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers is praised as ‘a stellar set’ with ‘an extensive pool of highly experienced and talented counsel to choose from’. Its members are instructed by a range of interested parties, from government and professional bodies, to insurance-backed solicitor firms. The set houses Kate Blackwell KC, who appears in high-profile public inquiries alongside her criminal practice. It is also home to Austin Welch, who has a strong focus on inquests and public inquiries concerning health and safety issues, and he represents companies and individuals. Welch has been instructed in the UK Covid Inquiry for the Health and Safety Executive. The junior end of the set was recently bolstered by the arrival of David Pojur in September 2023.

Leading Silks

Kate Blackwell KC – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Kate is a tenacious advocate who does not hold back from difficult questions, has a measured manner, and is always thinking ahead. She is all over the detail and is great at leading a team.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

David Pojur - Lincoln House Chambers 'David is an exceptional advocate who also provides timely written advice that is logical and thorough. He is extremely well trusted and his expertise is faultless.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Austin Welch – Lincoln House ChambersAustin is an excellent advocate and an outstanding strategist with an authoritative presence in the court room, and he emits gravitas. He presents clear and well-reasoned arguments with ease, and he is one of the best senior juniors in the field of health and safety, inquests, and public inquiries.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Leila Ghahhary – Lincoln House ChambersLeila’s written advice is comprehensive yet succinct, and written in a way that is accessible to both lay and professional clients. She has a commanding court room presence and is clear in her oral argument and submissions; one of the go-to counsel for inquests operating on the Northern Circuit.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Lee Hughes – Lincoln House Chambers 'Lee is experienced beyond his years. He has a keen eye for detail, an approachable nature, and his experience as a former solicitor enables him to fully understand what an instructing solicitor needs from counsel.'
Ranked: Tier 3



‘Lincoln House Chambers is a top-tier, reliable, and strong set of chambers. You have peace of mind instructing any barrister from this set, knowing they are experienced and diligent.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers has a breadth of excellent regulatory counsel with a vast range of experiences; it has long been established as a go-to set.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers is a stellar set. They have an extensive pool of highly experienced and talented counsel to choose from.’

‘A shining example of how to get things right in the North of England for public inquiries and inquests.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers remains at the top of its game in Manchester; a go-to set.’


‘Director of Clerking David Wright is fantastic, and Ty Price is highly responsive.’

Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law Tier 2

Lincoln House Chambers ‘has many superstars, both at the junior and senior ends’. Its members are highly adept at handling cases in tribunals, as well as the Administrative and High Courts, and they act in medical professional disciplinary proceedings before various regulators. Simon Gurney has an established reputation representing members of the healthcare professions, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists, police officers, solicitors, teachers, and chartered surveyors. Anna Chestnutt predominately represents nursing professionals before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Rising stars

Anna Chestnutt – Lincoln House Chambers 'Anna is a joy to instruct; her energy, sharp intellect, and industry know no bounds. She is a stand-out advocate who brings her authentic self into the courtroom where she is highly persuasive.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Gurney – Lincoln House ChambersSimon is an extremely impressive barrister who has a rapidly expanding reputation in regulatory work. He is a first-class barrister, quick thinker, and a persuasive advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee Hughes – Lincoln House Chambers 'Lee is insightful and analytical and gives straightforward, practical advice to clients. He is extremely approachable, always happy to be contacted, and willing to go the extra mile.’
Ranked: Tier 3


‘David Wright leads by example and continues to be one of the best clerks in the North West.’

‘Ty Price is superb; he is hardworking and enthusiastic about his role, which is refreshing.’

‘Andy McGuiness is a reliable, hardworking clerk who will always do his best.’

‘David Wright runs a tight ship and both Andy McGuiness and Ty Price are stand-out clerks. They are very hands-on and really do go the extra mile when needed.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers are a large set that has strength-in-depth. The set has many superstars, both at the junior and senior ends. They are the number one set in the North.’

‘A superb set who rival any London chambers with the quality of their counsel and backroom team of clerks.’

Northern Circuit > Immigration

Rising stars

Matthew Howarth – Lincoln House Chambers ‘Matthew is an intelligent advocate who is good at getting to the core of a legal issue. A clear, concise, persuasive, and approachable barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Lincoln House Chambers is a barristers chambers based in Manchester. For over 45 years Lincoln House has provided advocates of distinction. The set is renowned for its strength in depth, high quality advice, robust advocacy and outstanding client service.

We are a multi-disciplinary set with specialist teams providing a service in the areas of Criminal Defence & Prosecution, Inquests and Public Inquiries, Professional Discipline, Health & Safety, Environmental, Fraud, Personal Injury, Tax Tribunal, Health Care Regulation and several other related areas. We are uniquely placed to deal with complex cases in which multiple areas of law are overlapped.

With 19 experienced silks and 63 skilled juniors, our members have been involved in many leading cases locally and nationally and are renowned for our expert advice and skilled representation. Solicitors regularly point not only to our ability in Court but also to our efficient service and tremendous strength in depth.  As a result, we have retained instructions from many leading firms over the last 45 years.

Our relationships with leading specialist solicitors, and expert witnesses, in our areas of expertise, allow us to help clients in identifying the best legal teams for the case. We regularly assist clients with professional recommendations, and make introductions, to help facilitate effective communication channels.

Both Lincoln House Chambers and many of the individual members are regularly ranked in the leading Legal Guides for being leaders in the fields and providing a first-class service.

The members and staff at Lincoln House Chambers are strongly committed to our core values, diversity and accessibility are widely championed.

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 and 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 and Inquests: Members are frequently instructed in issues arising in ancillary jurisdictions, notably inquests and public inquiries. Ten members are engaged on the Covid Inquiry, 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 and 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Director of Clerking David Wright
Criminal Clerk Andy McGuinness
Regulatory & Civil Clerk Ty Price
Criminal Clerk David Gibbons
Regulatory, Criminal & Civil Clerk George Hooley
Regulatory & Criminal Clerk Abigail Lockett
Equalities & regulatory Compliance Manager Sigourney Lomax
Accounts Manager Bernadette Duggan
Members of Chambers BLACKWELL KC, Katherine (1992)
Members of Chambers THOMAS KC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers WEBSTER KC, Alistair (1976)
Members of Chambers GOZEM KC, Guy (1972)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT KC, Peter (1981)
Members of Chambers PICKUP KC, James (1976)
Members of Chambers REID KC, Paul (1973)
Members of Chambers CSOKA KC, Simon (1991)
Members of Chambers DAW KC, Christopher (1993)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS KC, Lisa (1993)
Members of Chambers IQBAL KC, Abdul (1994)*
Members of Chambers HARRISON KC, John (1994)*
Members of Chambers KEALEY KC, Simon (1991)*
Members of Chambers FORD KC, Mark (1991)
Members of Chambers STORRIE KC, Timothy (1993)
Members of Chambers NAWAZ KC, Mohammed (1995)
Members of Chambers LEACH KC, 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 KEHOE, Emma (1991)
Members of Chambers BOYD, Philip (1993)
Members of Chambers USHER, Neil (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 ASHCROFT, Clare (2001)
Members of Chambers DAWSON, Richard (2001)
Member of Chambers POJUR, David (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)
Member of Chambers FILLETTI, Rebecca (2009)
Members of Chambers COWEN, Louise (2010)
Members of Chambers GHAHHARY, Leila (2010)
Member of Chambers OBRUSIK, Kimberley (2010)
Members of Chambers ASPINALL, Heather (2011)
Members of Chambers JONES, Samuel (2011)
Members of Chambers MCCAFFREY, Lara (2011)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Isobel (2012)
Member of Chambers RONAN, Neil (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)
Member of Chambers NELSON, Holly (2017)
Members of Chambers WORSFOLD, Thomas (2019)
Member of Chambers FINNEGAN, Darren (2019)
Member of Chambers HALLIWELL, Constance (2021)
Member of Chambers RISHTON, Graham (2022)
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Joe Allman photo Mr Joe Allman Joe is an experienced and tenacious advocate, with a track record of…
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Heather Aspinall photo Ms Heather Aspinall Heather primarily practices in two main areas, namely Personal Injury and Coronial…
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Louise Cowen photo Louise Cowen Crime, personal injury, clinical negligence, immigration, housing law.
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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…
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Alaha Faryl photo Ms Alaha Faryl Alaha has a successful public law practice which includes employment, family and…
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Guy Gozem photo Guy Gozem A very experienced criminal advocate, who has dealt regularly with murder, gross…
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Martin Hackett photo Martin Hackett Martin Hackett is an experienced Criminal Law Barrister who specialises in the…
John Harrison photo Mr John Harrison John Harrison KC is both a regulatory law and criminal law specialist…
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Abdul Iqbal photo Mr Abdul Iqbal Abdul Iqbal KC is a favoured choice of counsel among both solicitors…
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Katie Laura Jones photo Katie Laura Jones Katie was called to the Bar in 2003 and has been a…
Simon Kealey photo Mr Simon Kealey Simon Kealey was appointed Queens Counsel in 2017. He is an extremely…
Anam Khan photo Ms Anam Khan As an established practitioner with a multidisciplinary practice, Anam is able to…
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…
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Sarah Magill photo Ms Sarah Magill Sarah Magill specialises in serious organised crime, courts martial, service discipline, professional…
Lara McCaffrey photo Ms Lara McCaffrey Lara is a capable and diligent junior known for her excellent writing…
Ian McMeekin photo Ian McMeekin Ian McMeekin was called to the bar in 1987. He joined Lincoln…
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Brendan O'Leary photo Brendan O'Leary Brendan O’Leary is credited as being an advocate who combines excellent courtroom skills…
James Pickup photo James Pickup He 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 Reid Paul is a criminal specialist who appears for the prosecution and the…
Samantha Riggs photo Ms Samantha Riggs Samantha Riggs is an established and well regarded leading junior advising and…
Lisa Roberts photo Lisa Roberts Leader of the Northern Circuit. Lisa Roberts QC specialises in regulatory law,…
Jonathan Sandiford photo Mr Jonathan Sandiford Jonathan Sandiford KC has maintained his reputation as a top-class advocate throughout…
Ellen Shaw photo Ms Ellen Shaw Ellen Shaw is an established and well regarded junior who specialises in…
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…
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Isobel Thomas photo Ms Isobel Thomas Isobel Thomas prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal matters;…
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Alistair Webster photo Alistair Webster Alistair’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…
Rachel White photo Ms Rachel White Rachel is a criminal specialist with 18 years of experience. Her practice…
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Thomas Worsfold photo Mr Thomas Worsfold om became a tenant of Lincoln House in December 2020 and has…
Peter Wright photo Peter Wright Peter Wright is a highly respected and extremely experienced advocate who has…


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Chambers Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity action plan and strategy is devised by Chambers Equalities and Regulatory Compliance Manager – Sigourney Lomax, who has undertaken comprehensive training including the Bar Council’s advanced training in equality and diversity.

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