Holly Clegg

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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

2021 - CPS Level 3 Prosecutor


2019 - List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates


Middle Temple Diplock Scholar

Ranked in The Legal 500 (2024) for Crime.

“Holly is a very proficient and effective counsel in heavyweight cases of fraud and serious crime. She has a disarming advocacy style which is very persuasive to judges and the jury alike. An asset to those who instruct her”  – The Legal 500 (2024)

Holly is an excellent junior, combining skilled advocacy, intellectual prowess and an engaging manner that wins over clients and judges. She has a natural, engaging manner in court.” – The Legal 500 (2023)

Holly has quickly developed a strong practice in all areas of criminal law. She is a CPS Level Three 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 provisions.

Holly has appeared in numerous Crown Court trials, both prosecuting and defending, across a wide spectrum of criminal law including fraud, burglary, robbery, serious assaults, sexual offences, driving offences, drugs and firearms offences and cases involving homicide. She has experience of complex multi-handed cases and cases involving vulnerable witnesses, children and Defendants with mental health difficulties, along with cases requiring expert witnesses.

Holly has been instructed as Junior Counsel for the Prosecution and Defence on cases involving grooming and drugs conspiracies. She has been Disclosure Junior on a number of high profile murder cases and firearms conspiracies, being led by Richard Wright QC, Peter Moulson QC and Ben Nolan QC.

Holly also accepts instructions on cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and private prosecutions including those relating to complex statute and regulations.