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Tough Mudder for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Linenhall have entered a team of barristers and chambers staff to take on Tough Mudder North West in September. The team will be pushing themselves to the limit over 13 or 25 muddy, wet, ice cold & electrifying obstacles, raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. This amazing charity funds research into treatments and cures for muscle weakening and wasting conditions and to help provide a range of services and resources to help people live as independently as possible. Muscular Dystrophy UK support the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the United Kingdom. They bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle weakening and wasting conditions. We would really appreciate your support!   To help us raise funds, please  CLICK HERE … Read More

Linenhall at The Eisteddfod, Llanrwst

Linenhall Chambers are proud to be involved in the prestigious National Eisteddfod 2019 at Llanrwst, Conwy. Linenhall are exhibiting with The Wales and Chester Circuit and will be at the Eisteddfod all week. We look forward to seeing you there. … Read More

Linenhall Criminal Seminar – Chester 17th July 2019

Criminal Team Seminar: When:               17th July 2019 17.00 – 19.00 Where:             The Crowne Plaza, Chester – The Roodee Suite CPD points:     2 Programme: Simon Mintz – What does “Good Character” mean since Hunter? Anna Pope – Dealing with Vulnerable witnesses at Court Owen Edwards – Update on Sentencing Please contact Gareth Stickels by 12th July 2019 if you would like to attend: or 01244 348 282   … Read More

Linenhall sponsor Wales Legal Awards in Cardiff

Linenhall Chambers had great pleasure in sponsoring the category of Claimant Team of the Year in the inaugural Wales Legal Awards. The award ceremony and dinner took place on Friday 17th May in Cardiff. We very much hope to continue to support the Wales Legal Awards in future years. Congratulations to all who won awards and to everyone who took part. Read More

Life term for ferocious hammer attack murder

Linenhall barristers John Philpotts and Sarah Badrawy prosecuted John Garner of Penyffordd who was accused of murdering his wife. John Philpotts told the jury of the sustained and ferocious hammer attack by Mr. Garner before he called 999 to tell them “I’ve murdered my missus”. The trial at took place at Mold Crown Court and following a successful prosecution Mr. Garner was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to a life term serving a minimum of 22 years in prison. At the sentencing hearing Judge Rhys Rowlands stated: “It was in any view a cowardly, brutal and sustained assault on a defenceless woman” … Read More

Mother convicted and sentenced for drowning her baby.

James Coutts of Linenhall Chambers was led by Oliver Saxby QC of 6 Pump Court, instructed by Nicola Rees (Senior Crown Prosecutor, CCU CPS Cardiff) in the case of a mother accused of gross negligence manslaughter of one of her twin babies, Rosie. Sarah Morris, aged 35, has been convicted following trial, of the gross negligence manslaughter of her daughter. Miss Morris had left her twins unattended in a bath for periods of time during a 47-minute phone call with her partner. The case, tried before Mr Justice Picken at Mold Crown Court, revolved around the definition of gross negligence within the context of a single mother caring for her children, and looking after them as they sat in a bath with about 8 inches of water in it. Rosie had died on the afternoon of 29th July 2015. A police investigation followed but no charges were brought, Rosie’s death … Read More

Ben Douglas-Jones QC named Times Lawyer of the Week

Ben Douglas-Jones QC has been named by the Times as Lawyer of the Week. He is instructed through Linenhall Chambers as a specialist fraud, criminal and regulatory barrister. He is highly recommended in Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 recommends Ben for Criminal Fraud and Consumer Law, describing him as ‘extremely bright’ and ‘extremely able’ with the ability to ‘marshal cases of the utmost complexity’. Ben defends professional and corporate clients including public limited companies. He prosecutes for the Serious Fraud Office and is a Level 4 CPS panel prosecutor. … Read More

Life sentence for man who sawed neighbour’s neck with a kitchen knife

Anna Pope of Linenhall Chambers led by Michael Jones QC, prosecuted in the murder trial of Christian Williams at Mold Crown Court. Mr Williams pleaded not guilty to murder on the basis of self-defence. The prosecution told the jury that Williams was guilty of “intentionally sawing” a kitchen knife through Mr Hamilton’s neck. Mr Hamilton was a neighbour of the defendant and they were said to be on good terms before the murder took place. Gruesome details of the injuries inflicted on Mr Hamilton, which included sawing through the carotid artery and windpipe in his throat to such a degree that there were grooves on the front of his spine, were presented to the court. Christian Williams, of Bagillt, was found guilty and convicted of murdering Flintshire dad Andrew Hamilton after trial by jury. Christian Francis Williams killed his 42-year-old neighbour at a block of flats in Bagillt. At Mold Crown Court the defendant was given … Read More

Car dealer who owed £1.3 million found guilty of fraud

Matthew Corbett-Jones, leading Miss Jade Tufail, has secured convictions against car dealer Gwyn Meirion Roberts from Bangor, North Wales. Mr Roberts defrauded customers of cash deposits and part-exchanged vehicles with the promise of new vehicles which he knew some customers would not receive. The trial, which lasted five weeks at Caernarfon Crown Court, was brought by the complex case unit in Cardiff. The defendant is due to be sentenced on the 5th March 2019.   … Read More