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Linda Barker , Duncan Lewis , Crime Freelance Solicitor , Harrow

Linda Barker

Consultant Crime Duty Solicitor

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Profile / Experience

Awards Recommendation for Linda Barker
Legal 500

"Consultant solicitor Linda Barker handles murder, fraud, and serious assault cases."

Legal 500 2021 Edition.
Crime, fraud and licensing - Crime: general / South East

Linda is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Legal 500 2020 Edition.
Crime, Fraud and Licensing / South East
I am a Consultant Solicitor in the Crime Department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. I joined Duncan Lewis in 2012 and manage a separate criminal defence team who have also been here since 2012, having all moved from Caplans Solicitors together. I have a large following of clients who are very loyal to me and whom I have represented for 20 years or more.

I initially qualified as a Barrister in 1991 and practised at the Bar for the first year before deciding that I wanted more direct client contact and therefore took my transfer exams and became a solicitor a year later. I enjoy being very hands on and the direct client contact and have travelled all over the country to represent clients.

I handle a broad range of criminal matters from shoplifting and fraud to murder and assault. I have previously handled a multi-handed drug importation matter involving substantial amounts of monies; a high-profile murder, which has been widely reported and a case involving a football coach charged with sexually assaulting a boy. As a result of regularly undertaking high-profile cases I have proficieny in dealing with the press and media.

My team has dealt with an advance fee scam fraud, valued at half a million pounds, which involved property developments in the Cayman Islands and Ireland. I was also involved in challenging the law on “Joint Enterprise" and Article 7 in the Supreme Court, by taking a case to the Court of Appeal where the defendant had been convicted of murder on the basis of Joint Enterprise.

I am a court and police station duty solicitor, which means I am an accredited member of the Law Society's police station representative accreditation scheme. This enables me to attend police stations to advise and assist people who would otherwise have no legal representation.

Education

  • Legal Practice Course Conversion Course (LPC)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
  • BA Degree in Law and Information Technology

Career

  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors 2012-present

Awards

  • Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500, 2021 edition - Crime, fraud and licensing/South East

Membership & Accreditations

  • Member of the LSCCA (London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association)
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