Hayley Bennett

Hayley Bennett

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Hayley Bennett


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), The University of York (2014)
Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), BPP Law School (2015)
Exhibition Award from The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2015)
Called to the Bar by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2016)

Miss Bennett gained tenancy to Chambers in April 2017 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Jonathan Savage. Miss Bennett is now accepting instructions with a view to broadening her experience as a criminal barrister.

During her pupillage, Miss Bennett assisted Mr Savage and other members of the criminal team in areas such as multi-handed fraud conspiracies, offences of violence including cases of grievous bodily harm, trials of issue, rape and other sexual offences.

Miss Bennett has experience with defending and prosecuting the following Criminal matters:

  • Trials of Issue;
  • Bail Applications;
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals against conviction, particularly in the context of driving and domestic violence;
  • Magistrates Court trials, including prosecutions for the Specialist Fraud Division; and
  • Defending cases where the accused is vulnerable due to mental health.

Miss Bennett welcomes close liaison with instructing solicitors and is always happy to discuss cases in person.


Miss Bennett has represented The University of York in National Mooting Competitions and won numerous awards for her advocacy. She has volunteered with the Raleigh ICS overseas in Nicaragua and the Citizens Advice Service at home in the UK.


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