Called to the Bar in 1997, Alison went on to work for a regional firm of solicitors, with day to day responsibility for their Crown Court department. She joined Chambers in 2000 and practices in the areas of Criminal, Coronial and Civil law.
Alison is regarded by those with whom she works as a tactically astute and committed professional who always puts the interests of her clients first. She takes pride in her meticulous approach to case preparation. Her clarity of thought and attention to detail are complemented by sound judgment and skilful advocacy.
Interests Outside the Law:
Alison enjoys travel, skiing, reading and scuba diving.
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Serious Crime: R v Williams  : Rape and Kidnap R v Hong Fong Le  : Conspiracy to cultivate cannabis, worth more than £2M R v Jalal  : Multiple S.18 stabbings R v Cullerton  : Child Cruelty involving complex disclosure issues R v Singh  : Attempted Murder, multiple counts of Robbery and Violent Disorder R v Wilson  : Large scale Violent Disorder R v Leatherbarrow  : Child Cruelty R v Evans  : Perverting the Course of Justice R v Renke  : Importation of Firearms, Proceeds of Crime R v Glasgow  : Drugs Importation Mental Health Crime: R v Cullerton  : Child Cruelty involving complex disclosure and mental health issues R v Beatty  : Aggravated Burglary concerning a Defendant with mental health issues Sexual Offences: R v Duncan  : Sexual Assault Inquests & Inquiries: Linton  : Death of a school child following asthma attack Cross [ 2008] : Death of a patient in a mental health unit Lister  : Death of a child on school caving activity