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Lincoln House Chambers

Inquests & Public Inquiries

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Lincoln House Chambers offers an impressive depth of expertise in the field of inquiries and inquests. Several of its members have appeared in the Manchester Arena and Infected Blood inquiries as well as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, among other matters of major importance. The barristers are frequently sought out to provide expert representation to a wide range of interested persons, spanning government departments, professional bodies, healthcare sector clients and police forces, and to act as counsel to the inquest or inquiry.

Client service:

"Ty Price is always quick to respond and very helpful." "I have dealt with a variety of clerks at Lincoln House and they all are highly responsive in any dealings I have had with them." David Wright is director of clerking.

Strengths:

Austin Welch
Austin Welch offers an excellent capacity to handle difficult instructions in inquests and inquiries. He draws strength from his experience of health and safety law, and advises a list of clients comprising bereaved families, police forces, businesses and government departments.
"He is an absolutely fantastic barrister." "He's a superstar of the junior Bar across a range of specialisms. He's the full package and his work rate is phenomenal."
Recent work: Acted as counsel to the Manchester Arena Inquiry, leading a team in respect of strategy, witness questioning, preparation and disclosure management.

Strengths:

Kate Blackwell QC
Kate Blackwell QC is renowned for her experience in high-profile public inquiries, whether as counsel to the inquiry or acting for core participants. She possesses strong expertise in matters relating to failures in the provision of medical care, and counts the NHS among her clients.
"She is very good at zoning in on the important things in time- and paper-intensive matters. She is also excellent with clients and instils confidence."

Strengths:

Leila Ghahhary
Leila Ghahhary is a skilled advocate with excellent experience in this field. She has represented both public authorities and the bereaved in numerous inquests and inquiries, including the fresh Hillsborough inquests. She also appeared on the Gosport Independent Panel.
"Her attention to detail is fantastic and she is very proactive. She is also easy to get hold of." "Offers exceptional support, quickly grasps the key issues and complexities in the case and adopts a methodical and thorough approach."

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Lincoln House Chambers

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Location

Tower 12, The Avenue North

18 - 22 Bridge Street

Spinningfields

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3BZ

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Silks (QC)

The Regions (Bar)

Inquests & Public Inquiries


Kate Blackwell QC
Band 1

Juniors

The Regions (Bar)

Inquests & Public Inquiries


Austin Welch
Band 1
Leila Ghahhary
Band 2