Category: News

Gavin Reeves named Fundraiser of the Year by Muscular Dystrophy campaign

Family Clerk Gavin Reeves has been named Fundraiser of the Year by The Muscular Dystrophy campaign. Gavin has been raising money for the campaign for 15 years in a row by running the London Marathon, totalling 390 miles so far. Best start training for next year, well done Gavin. To see Gavin receive his award click here … Read More

Speeding appeal won could affect hundreds of motorists convicted of speeding offences

Linenhall Chambers’ Paulinus Barnes has won an appeal which could have implications for hundreds of motorists convicted of speeding offences. The prosecution case collapsed at Mold Crown Court after expert evidence cast doubt on the reliability of laser devices when operated through a car windscreen. Paulinus Barnes said: “The very clear guidance from ACPO, the Association of Chief Police Officers, and from the device manufacturers, is that hand-held laser devices should not be operated through glass. Laser devices calculate the speed of a moving vehicle based on the speed of pulses of light between the device and the object but the speed of the light pulse is assumed to be the speed through the atmosphere, and not through glass”. In this case the police office accepted that he had directed a laser device at the driver’s car through the windscreen of his police vehicle. The driver’s conviction and fine of … Read More

Chambers involved in important Court of Appeal decision

‘Members of Chambers were recently involved in an important Court of Appeal decision concerning the admissibility of indecent images in trials concerning allegations of sexual assault. Matthew Dunford conducted the conjoined appeals on behalf of the Crown. The case is reported at Regina v D (N), Regina v P (A), Regina v U (S) [2011] WLR (D) 166.’ … Read More

Members’ Charity Cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats

On Saturday 21st May, Dafydd Roberts, Brett Williamson, Huw Edwards (Bone and Payne) and Anna Pope are setting off down to Cornwall along with a number of others to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats for various charities. Click here to support the cause! … Read More

New QC Commended

At a Ceremony in Colwyn Bay on 8th. March, Simon Medland, who is appointed QC this year, was awarded a Divisional Commander’s Commendation by North Wales Police for leading the prosecution of Operation Kylix (R. v. Davies and Jones) at Mold Crown Court. Read More

Simon Medland becomes QC

We are delighted to announce that after a distinguished period as junior counsel Simon Medland has taken Silk. Simon becomes the seventh Silk at Linenhall Chambers. Read More

1 Stanley Place and Nicholas Street join forces to form Linenhall Chambers

Two of the North West’s foremost Chambers have joined forces to form a new set, to be called Linenhall Chambers. Both sets bring a proud and long history and were independently regarded as leading in many areas of practice. The merger of Nicholas Street and 1 Stanley Place will allow the newly formed set the opportunity to capitalise on the forthcoming changes to the criminal justice structure and the ‘modernising’ of the Bar. Read More

Successful Prosecution for Murder of new wife

Maria Masselis led by David Steer QC successfully prosecute defendant Michael Roberts who was jailed for 17 years at Liverpool Crown Court after being found guilty of new wife’s murder. Click here for further details … Read More

Man with unhealthy interest in women acquitted of Burglary

Anna Pope recently defended Ian Nixon who was recently acquitted of charges of burglary by a jury at Carlisle Crown Court. The prosecution alleged that he had an unhealthy obsession with female students entering their bedrooms whilst they were asleep. Click here for further details … Read More