2001, Inner Temple
BA (Hons) First Class, University of Warwick (1989). Post-graduate Diploma in Law (2000)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Alison Heyworth spent 8 years as a lecturer in Paris before returning to her native Manchester to pursue a career at the Bar.
She came to Chambers as a pupil to Nicholas Clarke and, having successfully completed a 12 months pupillage, practises in all areas of criminal law. Miss Heyworth is regularly instructed by both the Crown Prosecution Service and defence solicitors in cases of robbery (including armed robbery), large-scale street violence, domestic violence, deception off ences (ranging from theft from employer to large-scale conspiracies to defraud), child cruelty and fi rearms offences.
She has been instructed in recent years as junior counsel in multi-handed cases of manslaughter, attempted murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to rob.
Miss Heyworth is also instructed regularly by the Greater Manchester Police to advise in and conduct applications in respect of licensing, forfeiture of proceeds of crime, Sexual Off ences Prevention Orders, Risk of Sexual Harm Orders, Football Banning Orders and “crack house” Closure Orders.
She also works regularly for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, particularly in Proceeds of Crime Act applications.
Miss Heyworth not only worked as a lecturer in France for some years, she has also conducted advocacy masterclasses on the Bar Vocational Course at Manchester Metropolitan University and for 2 years during her tenancy ran the Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trials
Competition, the final of which took place at Minshull Street Crown Court.
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