Alison has taken a particular interest in coronial law over recent years, combining her expertise in both criminal and civil practice in testing evidence at Inquests with a practised eye for detail.
Alison has a comprehensive knowledge and considerable experience of proceedings before the Coroner's Court, in particular Inquests involving Article 2 issues. She has represented the interests of both families and employed personnel who find themselves involved in the process. She has frequently appeared in Inquests concerning deaths which have occurred whilst the deceased was in the care of the state. She brings with her to this forum the skills gained in her criminal practice, in particular her experience as a jury advocate over many years. She has the ability to deal with people who find themselves in what are often challenging and emotional circumstances in an intelligent, level-headed yet compassionate manner.
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
Member of Lincoln's Inn Criminal Bar Association