Awards and Recommendations for Linda Barker
Ranked Band 1 for her Crime work across Thames Valley, Linder is recognised as a market-leading criminal defence specialist. She is applauded by barristers as "robust in her advice and stays on top of the brief."
Chambers UK 2024 Edition.
Crime / Thames Valley
"Linda Barker provides bespoke client care to vulnerable clients… she is senior, brilliant with clients, professional, great to work for. She is committed to her work."
Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Crime: General; General Crime and Fraud / London; South East
"Very experienced" Linda Barker is a Recommended Lawyer of choice in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 for Crime & Fraud in London and across the South East.
Legal 500 2023 Edition.
General Crime & Fraud / London & South East
"Linda Barker is noted for her experience in fraud and violent crime matters"
Legal 500 2022 Edition.
Crime and Fraud / London
"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.