Holly Clegg

Year of call:



2013 - Newcastle University, LLB

2015 - BPP Law School, BPTC


2013 - Paralegal at Stewarts Law LLP, Leeds

2016 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2017 - CPS Level 1 Prosecutor Tenant at Park Square Barristers

2019 - CPS Level 2 Prosecutor


2016-20 - CPS Advocate Panel (Level 1) North Eastern Circuit

2019 - List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates


Middle Temple Diplock Scholar

Holly has quickly developed a strong practice in all areas of criminal law. She is a CPS Level Two Prosecutor and regularly appears in the Crown Court on behalf of both the Prosecution and Defence.

Holly adopts a clear and robust approach in court and is adept at looking ahead in any case in order to plan for a range of eventualities. She is known for her calm and approachable manner when dealing with clients and witnesses. She has experience dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses and has completed the Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training course, which focuses on training for Ground Rules Hearings, child witnesses and cases that fall within the Section 28 pilot scheme (video-recorded cross-examination).

Holly has appeared in numerous Crown Court trials, both prosecuting and defending, across a wide spectrum of criminal law including burglary, robbery, violent offences, sexual offences, driving offences, drugs offences and offences involving weapons. She has experience of cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and areas that include complex statute and regulations.

Holly has also been instructed as disclosure junior on several large-scale operations, including cases involving homicide offences. She was recently instructed as Disclosure Junior to Richard Wright QC on a case involving the torture and murder of man at the Denholme Business Centre.

Notable Cases

  • R v Khan and others – Disclosure Junior to Richard Wright QC and Simon Clegg (no relation) in a multi-handed case involving the brutal torture and murder of Mohammed Feazan Ayaz at Denholme Business Centre in Bradford.
  • R v Freeland – Disclosure Junior to Richard Woolfall in a case involving grooming and multiple sex offences against children.
  • R v Brooksby and others- Prosecuted a 6 day, multi-handed Affray involving complex legal arguments
  • R v Edge – Prosecuted a man who staged a 5 hour rooftop protest in Hull.
  • R v Hutchinson– Defended in a 4 day trial involving Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm on a Prison officer by a prisoner serving a sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection.
  • R v Zanetti- Defended a man accused of s18 assault
  • R v Betts- Defended a man accused of blackmail
  • R v Smith– Defended in a 2 day Burglary trial involving various written and oral legal arguments on admissibility of evidence and PACE breaches.
  • R v Hussain– successfully overturned an appeal against conviction on a domestic violence matter in which the defendant was originally sentenced to custody.

Contact Holly’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253