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Chambers of Andrew Thomas QC

TOWER 12, BRIDGE STREET, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 832 5701
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 0839
DX:
14338 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.lincolnhousechambers.com

Richard Dawson

Tel:
Work 0161 832 5701
Email:
Lincoln House Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Thomas QC)

Position

Richard is a road traffic specialist and is regularly instructed on behalf of national insurer clients. He has a proven track record of successfully defending drivers charged with offences arising out of fatal road traffic accidents and those causing catastrophic injury. Cases of interest include: R v Hilton (causing death by dangerous driving); R v Smith (causing death by careless driving); R v Ward (causing death by careless driving, whilst under the influence of alcohol); R v Kala (causing serious injury by dangerous driving). Richard has a keen interest in regulatory and licensing work and is consistently instructed in those fields. Richard’s general criminal practice encompasses work across the spectrum; although focused on sexual offences and offences of serious violence, dishonesty and fraud, large scale public disorder, and major drugs, money laundering and mental health cases. Richard has developed a strong reputation for hard work, immaculate preparation and clear fact management in complex cases and he is highly regarded by all those who instruct him.

Career

Called 2001; tenant Lincoln House Chambers 2010 to date.

Education

The Crossley Heath School, Halifax; University of Sheffield (BSc Hons Environmental Geology); Manchester Metropolitan University (PgDip Law); Manchester Metropolitan University (PgDip Legal Practice at the Bar).


Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Crime

Within: Leading Juniors

Richard Dawson - Lincoln House ChambersHis diligence, preparation and communication help put clients at ease.

Within: Crime

Considered by many to have 'top-class practitioners from the bottom up', Lincoln House Chambers is a fixture in courts across the circuit and nationally. In addition to violent, sexual and drug-related offences, the set houses practitioners with more niche specialisms, such as Richard Dawson who handles some of the most serious and legally complex motoring cases. Recent notable cases include defence specialist Simon Csoka QC's defence of the first prison officer to be charged with gross negligence manslaughter, in which he secured an acquittal after a prisoner took his his own life in HMP Woodhill, a Category A prison near Milton Keynes.

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