Ricky Blennerhassett

Call: 2015
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Leanne Woodman (nee Evans)

Call: 2007
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Julie O'Malley

Call: 1983
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Michael Shilliday

Call: 2012
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James Hay

Call: 2012
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About Lamb Building

Lamb Building is a long-established common law set located in the Temple, in the heart of London, with an annexe in the centre of Brighton.

Our members offer an expertise across a wide range of complementary areas of law.

Chambers comprises individuals who specialise in one or more of our key areas of practice, namely:

ADULT WELFARE: “Best Interest” cases, Court of Protection and judicial review.

CRIMINAL LAW: Our Criminal Team defends and prosecutes cases at all levels of seriousness and in all levels of court, both nationally and internationally.

EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION LAW: Advice, drafting, negotiation and advocacy on behalf of all kinds of worker, as well as employers. Many of our employment law practitioners act on a direct access basis. We also act for regulated professionals (see Regulatory and Disciplinary Law below).

FAMILY LAW: Children: public and private law; matrimonial property; TOLATA; special educational needs; child abduction; domestic abuse.

FINANCIAL LITIGATION & FRAUD: Confiscation and forfeiture cases; cases involving complex fraud; VAT tribunals; civil recovery; insolvency.

HOUSING LAW: For tenants and housing authorities; landlord & tenant; judicial review of local authority decisions.

IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM & NATIONALITY: The members of our Immigration and Nationality team provide advice and representation at all levels in relation to asylum, personal and business immigration, British nationality, statelessness, and related matters.


MENTAL HEALTH: Mental Health Review Tribunals; cases involving a substantial mental health element e.g. manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

PRISON LAW & PRISONERS’ RIGHTS: adjudications; categorisation disputes; parole hearings; prison crime; judicial review. Also miscarriage of justice and CCRC cases.

PUBLIC LAW, JUDICIAL REVIEW, HUMAN RIGHTS, and EUROPEAN LAW: These permeate much of the work done in our core practice areas and are a focus for many of our members.

REGULATORY & DISCIPLINARY LAW: Health and Safety; professional conduct regulation; general regulatory law; professional disciplinary tribunals; claims against medical, therapeutic and other professionals.

SPORTS LAW: Allegations of misconduct by sportsmen and women, sports bodies; procedural issues (e.g. challenges to selection); conflicts within sporting bodies; equine law.

OTHER SPECIALISATIONS: Individual members maintain other areas of specialisation, most notably personal injury, probate and general property work.