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Work 020 7400 1800
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390 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.foundrychambers.com

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Alexandra Healy

Tel:
Work 0207 400 1800
Email:
Web:
www.foundrychambers.com/barristers/alexandra-healy-qc/
Foundry Chambers (Foundry Chambers)

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Alexandra has a broad criminal practice with extensive experience in all aspects of criminal law.

Fraud - She has considerable experience in complex fraud, insider dealing and corruption cases.   She is currently instructed to prosecute on behalf of the SFO an alleged fraud in respect of football apprenticeship schemes.  She is also instructed to defend the principal defendant in a 12-handed conspiracy to defraud.  She successfully defended Clodagh Hartley, the Sun Whitehall editor, in the first Operation Elveden case to acquit a journalist.  She also successfully represented a bank manager in criminal proceedings involving allegations of mortgage fraud and corruption.  Past cases include the successful prosecution of a substantial international boiler room fraud, the successful defence of Hossain in  R v Sanders & others (an FSA insider dealing prosecution which involved ground breaking liaison with US agencies).  She also secured acquittals  in R v Shepherd & others (Beijing Olympics ticketing fraud), and R v Ravjani & others (a £100 million MTIC fraud).  

General Crime  She has acted in high profile murder cases, has extensive experience of cases involving sexual offences and vulnerable witnesses and has regularly undertaken trials involving allegations of drugs, firearms and violence.  Cases include the successful prosecution of R v Sithole (arson murder of a 6 year old child following the defendant’s extradition from South Africa).  R v H (a child sex abuse case involving 6 complainants – included the cross-examination of an autistic victim through an intermediary); R v Chenery-Wickens (murder of BBC makeup artist); R v Jaggs (killing of daughter of Harrow school master); R v Thompson (‘black widow’ murder).  She was instructed to act as independent counsel to review legally privileged material in the ‘Cash for Honours’ investigation.   

Career

Called 1992

Queen’s Counsel (2011)

Recorder of the Crown Court (2010)

Joint Chair Bar Remuneration Committee (2012 -2017)

Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association 2007-08

Member

Criminal Bar Association, Fraud Lawyers Association

Director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund

Bencher of Gray’s Inn

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (MA Cantab)


London Bar

Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Alexandra Healy QC - Foundry ChambersOne of the best.

Within: Fraud: crime

For some Foundry Chambers is ‘one of the best sets out there’ as it includes a range of members ready to be instructed in fraud cases, such as boiler room and diversion frauds. The set is known for having strong relationships with prosecuting authorities, but it also defends. Alexandra Healy QC successfully prosecuted six men convicted of misusing a government apprenticeship funding scheme of football coaching courses; those convicted included Mark Aizlewood, who accumulated 39 caps for Wales.

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