Linenhall Chambers > Chester, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Duncan Bould
Linenhall Chambers
1 STANLEY PLACE
CHESTER
CH1 2LU
England

Wales and Chester Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Chester-based Linenhall Chambers is regarded as ‘a strong criminal set‘ by clients, and has an established presence in the North Wales area. The team is jointly led by Owen Edwards, who is regularly instructed in historic sexual offences cases, and Simon Mills, who has a strong practice in large-scale drugs conspiracies and serious sexual offences. Mills’ recent workload includes prosecuting in cases involving the use of the EncroChat messaging service. Anna Pope has ‘a superb intellect‘, and specialises in serious sexual offences cases, often involving vulnerable witnesses. In August 2022 Matthew Corbett-Jones was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Anna PopeLinenhall ChambersAn outstanding advocate and a first class lawyer. She is ferociously bright and exceptionally diligent in her preparation. Juries love her down-to-earth presentation.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Owen EdwardsLinenhall ChambersHis advocacy is forceful and persuasive. Hard working, eloquent and loved by juries. A bright star.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon RogersLinenhall ChambersSimon is a brilliant jury advocate and a true tactician. He is a superb communicator who can make clients feel comfortable and confident.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Jade Tufail – Linenhall Chambers ‘Jade has a calmness which engenders confidence with clients and juries. She has an effective and persuasive style of advocacy, and is always thoroughly prepared for all eventualities.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ryan Rothwell – Linenhall Chambers ‘Ryan is methodical, very pragmatic and charming. He is always a sound performer, and has a pleasing and confident manner in court.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ember-Jade Wong – Linenhall Chambers ‘Ember-Jade is extremely well prepared and knowledgeable. She is a fearless and tenacious advocate, and an excellent communicator.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Chambers is very highly regarded and efficient, with a number of very experienced counsel.’

A very good criminal set, with strength in depth and quality.’

A highly efficient set of chambers.’

Clerking

Very helpful and polite.’

Chambers offers a friendly and conscientious service.’

The clerks are very approachable, friendly and helpful. Gareth Stickels in particular is superb.’

Wales and Chester Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

Linenhall Chambers is home to ‘an excellent family team‘. Headed up by highly-regarded senior junior Daniel Dodd, the group has an excellent reputation for its expertise in handling care cases involving vulnerable individuals. The ‘dedicated, determined and extremely knowledgeableSarah Morgan regularly assists local authorities, children and parents with public and private children law matters involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse, as waell as abduction cases. Hannah Horton represents local authorities from North Wales in care proceedings, and stands out for her track record in acting for vulnerable parents in private children law work.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Clare BateLinenhall ChambersClare approaches every brief with the upmost professionalism. She is always highly organised and prepared. Her communication skills are brilliant.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah MorganLinenhall ChambersSarah is thorough, confident, tenacious and pragmatic. She also has an extremely calm and reassuring manner, which is valued by clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn AnslowLinenhall ChambersA tough negotiator outside of court, and clear and forensic in the courtroom. She is always well prepared and very knowledgeable. Her rapport with lay clients is very good. A very impressive barrister.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Hannah HortonLinenhall ChambersHannah is a strong advocate, very hardworking and professional. A very approachable and talented barrister.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

A strong family set.’

Linenhall Chambers has excellent strength in depth and is always able to provide suitable counsel for matters.’

Helpful and easy to deal with.’

Clerking

The clerks are always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and proactive.’

The service is excellent and the family clerks bend over backwards to assist.’

Lucy Morris is extremely helpful and swift to revert back to you.’

Wales and Chester Circuit > Personal injury Tier 2

Linenhall Chambers in Chester is noted for having ‘excellent depth to the personal injury team‘. The ‘very down-to-earthRussell Moffat is ‘excellent in court‘, and is very experienced in advising defendants and claimants on credit hire matters. Dominic Joyce is highly recommended for employers’ and occupiers’ liability cases, and regularly handles road traffic accident work. James Woodcock specialises in road traffic accident cases involving emergency service vehicles.

Leading Juniors

Russell MoffatLinenhall ChambersAn excellent advocate, who is solution-driven and provides thorough advice. He is able to identify with clients on a level suitable to their personality and understanding to ensure a rapport is built.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
James WoodcockLinenhall ChambersJames is very approachable. He has an excellent bedside manner with clients, putting them at ease and quickly earning their confidence, not only in relation to the overall handling of their litigation but also his advocacy skills.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Linenhall Chambers is a very friendly, professional, accommodating and client-centric chambers.’

Excellent chambers.’

Efficient and professional.’

Excellent counsel from junior to senior in the field of personal injury and road traffic accidents.’

Clerking

Seamless service at all times.’

The clerks provide a prompt, efficient and courteous service in the handling of instructions from inception to trial. Those qualities are particularly exemplified by the senior civil clerk James D’Arcy, who I mainly deal with.’

Wales and Chester Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

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

Chester-based Linenhall Chambers is regarded as ‘a strong criminal set‘ by clients, and has an established presence in the North Wales area. The team is jointly led by Owen Edwards, who is regularly instructed in historic sexual offences cases, and Simon Mills, who has a strong practice in large-scale drugs conspiracies and serious sexual offences. Mills’ recent workload includes prosecuting in cases involving the use of the EncroChat messaging service. Anna Pope has ‘a superb intellect‘, and specialises in serious sexual offences cases, often involving vulnerable witnesses. In August 2022 Matthew Corbett-Jones was appointed to the circuit bench.

Leading Juniors

Anna PopeLinenhall ChambersAn outstanding advocate and a first class lawyer. She is ferociously bright and exceptionally diligent in her preparation. Juries love her down-to-earth presentation.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Owen EdwardsLinenhall ChambersHis advocacy is forceful and persuasive. Hard working, eloquent and loved by juries. A bright star.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Simon RogersLinenhall ChambersSimon is a brilliant jury advocate and a true tactician. He is a superb communicator who can make clients feel comfortable and confident.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Jade Tufail – Linenhall Chambers ‘Jade has a calmness which engenders confidence with clients and juries. She has an effective and persuasive style of advocacy, and is always thoroughly prepared for all eventualities.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ryan Rothwell – Linenhall Chambers ‘Ryan is methodical, very pragmatic and charming. He is always a sound performer, and has a pleasing and confident manner in court.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ember-Jade Wong – Linenhall Chambers ‘Ember-Jade is extremely well prepared and knowledgeable. She is a fearless and tenacious advocate, and an excellent communicator.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Chambers is very highly regarded and efficient, with a number of very experienced counsel.’

A very good criminal set, with strength in depth and quality.’

A highly efficient set of chambers.’

Clerking

Very helpful and polite.’

Chambers offers a friendly and conscientious service.’

The clerks are very approachable, friendly and helpful. Gareth Stickels in particular is superb.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

Linenhall Chambers is home to ‘an excellent family team‘. Headed up by highly-regarded senior junior Daniel Dodd, the group has an excellent reputation for its expertise in handling care cases involving vulnerable individuals. The ‘dedicated, determined and extremely knowledgeableSarah Morgan regularly assists local authorities, children and parents with public and private children law matters involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse, as waell as abduction cases. Hannah Horton represents local authorities from North Wales in care proceedings, and stands out for her track record in acting for vulnerable parents in private children law work.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Clare BateLinenhall ChambersClare approaches every brief with the upmost professionalism. She is always highly organised and prepared. Her communication skills are brilliant.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah MorganLinenhall ChambersSarah is thorough, confident, tenacious and pragmatic. She also has an extremely calm and reassuring manner, which is valued by clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn AnslowLinenhall ChambersA tough negotiator outside of court, and clear and forensic in the courtroom. She is always well prepared and very knowledgeable. Her rapport with lay clients is very good. A very impressive barrister.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Hannah HortonLinenhall ChambersHannah is a strong advocate, very hardworking and professional. A very approachable and talented barrister.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

A strong family set.’

Linenhall Chambers has excellent strength in depth and is always able to provide suitable counsel for matters.’

Helpful and easy to deal with.’

Clerking

The clerks are always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and proactive.’

The service is excellent and the family clerks bend over backwards to assist.’

Lucy Morris is extremely helpful and swift to revert back to you.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Personal injury Tier 2

Linenhall Chambers in Chester is noted for having ‘excellent depth to the personal injury team‘. The ‘very down-to-earthRussell Moffat is ‘excellent in court‘, and is very experienced in advising defendants and claimants on credit hire matters. Dominic Joyce is highly recommended for employers’ and occupiers’ liability cases, and regularly handles road traffic accident work. James Woodcock specialises in road traffic accident cases involving emergency service vehicles.

Leading Juniors

Russell MoffatLinenhall ChambersAn excellent advocate, who is solution-driven and provides thorough advice. He is able to identify with clients on a level suitable to their personality and understanding to ensure a rapport is built.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
James WoodcockLinenhall ChambersJames is very approachable. He has an excellent bedside manner with clients, putting them at ease and quickly earning their confidence, not only in relation to the overall handling of their litigation but also his advocacy skills.’
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Linenhall Chambers is a very friendly, professional, accommodating and client-centric chambers.’

Excellent chambers.’

Efficient and professional.’

Excellent counsel from junior to senior in the field of personal injury and road traffic accidents.’

Clerking

Seamless service at all times.’

The clerks provide a prompt, efficient and courteous service in the handling of instructions from inception to trial. Those qualities are particularly exemplified by the senior civil clerk James D’Arcy, who I mainly deal with.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Linenhall Chambers was formed in 2011 following the amalgamation of the two largest chambers in Chester, each with a history going back over 60 years. Now with over 60 members and specialist and experienced support staff, the chambers primarily serves the law firms, legal departments, public authorities and bodies, businesses and individuals in Cheshire and the Wirral and in North and Mid Wales, as well as in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire. Members are regularly instructed by clients from across England and Wales with matters proceeding in these localities and also appear in courts across the country for local clients.

The chambers has a long tradition of providing legal services for Wales and many of its members are able to provide advice and conduct cases in Welsh.

Types of work undertaken: Linenhall Chambers has a broad practice with members specialising in a wide variety of areas of law. The areas of work undertaken include both prosecution and defence criminal work, private and public law family work, property and landlord and tenant disputes, commercial disputes, professional negligence claims, contested probate matters, personal injury litigation for claimants and defendants, housing, regulatory and disciplinary matters, health and safety, inquests, Court of Protection proceedings and mental health issues, public law including procurement, education, immigration, prison law, planning and environmental law.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior criminal clerk Gareth Stickels
Senior family clerk Gavin Reeves
Senior civil clerk James D'Arcy
Chambers manager Hannah Meredith-Jones
Members of Chambers HENKE KC, Ruth (1987; Silk 2006)
Members of Chambers THOMAS KC, Andrew (1989; Silk 2008)
Members of Chambers TILLYARD KC, James (1978; Silk 2001)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS KC, Rhodri (1987; Silk 2010)
Members of Chambers MEDLAND KC, Simon (1991; Silk 2011)
Members of Chambers SCHOLZ, Karl (1973)
Members of Chambers JAMIESON, Anthony (1974)
Members of Chambers SOMERVILLE, Tom (1979)
Members of Chambers MOSS, Peter (1980)
Members of Chambers HALSALL, Kim (1982)
Members of Chambers LE BROCQ, Mark (1982)
Members of Chambers BOULD, Duncan (1984)
Members of Chambers OWEN, Elen (1985)
Members of Chambers MILLS, Simon (1986)
Members of Chambers HORNBY, Robert (1990)
Members of Chambers PHILPOTTS, John (1990)
Members of Chambers AUSTIN, Jonathan (1991)
Members of Chambers MORRIS, Shan (1991)
Members of Chambers SAMMON, Sarah (1991)
Members of Chambers DUNFORD, Matthew (1992)
Members of Chambers EDWARDS, Owen (1992)
Members of Chambers ERWOOD, Heather (1993)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Huw (1993)
Members of Chambers MULLAN, Richard (1994)
Members of Chambers ABBERTON, David (1994)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Nicholas (1994)
Members of Chambers HEWITT, Alexandra (1995)
Members of Chambers PRICE, Anna (1996)
Members of Chambers MINTZ, Simon (1996)
Members of Chambers MASSELIS, Maria (1997)
Members of Chambers LLWYD, Elfyn (1997)
Members of Chambers AP MIHANGEL, Sion (1998)
Members of Chambers MOFFAT, Russell (1998)
Members of Chambers DOUGLAS-JONES, Ben (1998)
Members of Chambers BLYTHIN, David (1999)
Members of Chambers CORBETT JONES, Matthew (1999)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Gareth (1999)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMSON, Brett (2000)
Members of Chambers LLOYD, Trefor (2001)
Members of Chambers JAMIESON, Fiona (2002)
Members of Chambers MIHANGEL, Mair (2002)
Members of Chambers ROGERS, Simon (2002)
Members of Chambers DODD, Daniel (2003)
Members of Chambers MEREDITH JONES, Kate (2003)
Members of Chambers KERRUISH-JONES, Matthew (2003)
Members of Chambers BARNES, Paulinus (2004)