It is with great sadness that we report that Master Denney (Stuart Denney KC) sadly died on Monday 23 January 2023, aged 63. The Inn’s flag will fly at half-mast on Thursday 2 February in his memory.
After reading law at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Master Denney was called to the Bar in 1982 and took silk in 2008. He specialised in criminal and regulatory law and was formerly a member of Deans Court Chambers in Manchester, where he was Head of the Criminal Department.
Master Denney was elected a Bencher of the Inn in 2015. He was actively involved in education and training activities on circuit and attended many student residential weekends, often with his wife, Master Louise Bancroft.
A service in celebration of Master Denney’s life will be held at 10.30am on Friday 24 February 2023 at St James’ Church, Brindle, Lancashire PR6 8NG, followed by a private family cremation. There will be a live stream of the service for those unable to attend to be present. Further details will follow in due course. Donations, if desired, can be made in Master Denney’s memory to St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall via Martin’s The Funeral Directors, 186 - 188 Tulketh Brow, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 2JJ, to whom any enquiries should be directed (firstname.lastname@example.org).