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Holly Clegg

Year of call:
Newcastle University, LLB
BPP Law School, BPTC
Paralegal at Stewarts Law LLP, Leeds
Pupil at Park Square Barristers
CPS Level 1 Prosecutor Tenant at Park Square Barristers
CPS Level 2 Prosecutor
CPS Advocate Panel (Level 1) North Eastern Circuit
List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates
Middle Temple Diplock Scholar

Holly Clegg is a C-List Specialist Regulatory Advocate.

Holly has a growing practice in all Regulatory and Public Law matters and has wide-ranging experience in this area.

Holly undertakes work in the Coroner’s Court acting for a range of interested persons.

She is currently instructed to represent the interests of the police in an Inquest into the death of a patient at a hospital who was placed in custody after assaulting members of hospital staff, upon release he was found dead at his home following an overdose. She recently represented a local authority at an Inquest touching into the death of a care home resident who sadly passed away in her armchair following her luncheon. The cause of death having been Oesophageal impaction of food material.

Holly was recently instructed to appear at an Inquest involving the death of a farm worker who was subjected to a lethal electrical current when the arm of his tractor was raised and connected with overhead power cables.

Holly is keen to develop her experience in this area and often works closely with senior members of the Inquest team. She assists with drafting witness statements in her capacity as a junior junior to the Government Legal Department.

Holly  has acted in numerous cases involving prosecutions brought by private agencies including local councils, the Environment Agency, HSE, RSPCA, DVLA, HMRC and FSA. She has experience of dealing with complicated regulations, factual issues and cross-examining expert witnesses. She has been accepted on the panel for the Government Legal Department as a Junior Junior and receives regular instructions from them in relation to cases involving Inquests  Prison Law and Employment issues.

Prior to pupillage Holly worked as a Paralegal at Stewarts Law, a firm specialising in high value cases involving catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents. During her time as a paralegal Holly assisted with the preparation of numerous cases involving the HSE and the Care Quality Commission.

Holly has prosecuted on behalf of the Home Office, the Police and the HMRC in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. She has successfully prosecuted a number of appeals to the Crown Court on behalf of the DVLA, involving complex legal submissions on how excise penalties and back duty are calculated under the Vehicle Excise & Registration Act 1994.

Holly has undertaken secondments with South Yorkshire Police and the Clinical Commissioning Group in York. She has delivered training to West Yorkshire Fire Brigade. Holly has also represented numerous clients at Mental Health Tribunals and is experienced when dealing with vulnerable clients.

Notable Cases

  • FSA v Hussein– The Bowood Farms Slaughterhouse cruelty case- Holly Defended one of the slaughtermen on an offence of animal cruelty.
  • R (Calderdale Council) v Ramsden– represented a Defendant facing charges brought under the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) Regulations 2010 and The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 2011.
  • HSE v Brooke Ren Ltd– Represented a construction company on an HSE prosecution on the collapse of a building
  • The Environment Agency v Cooling & others– Disclosure junior on a large scale operation
  • York City Council– Prosecuted a landlord for breaching licencing requirements under the Housing Act 2004
  • RSPCA v Husband– representing the Defendant on a 2 day trial on animal cruelty and neglect in Teesside Magistrates’ Court

Contact Holly’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250