Ms Alexandra Healy QC > Foundry Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Foundry Chambers
Foundry Chambers
QUALITY HOUSE, 5-9 QUALITY COURT
CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
WC2A 1HP
England

Work Department

Head of Chambers
Silk

Position

She both defends and prosecutes. She is ranked in Band 1 as a leading silk in Chambers and Partners 2019 in relation to crime and financial crime and also as a Band 1 Leading Silk in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2019 Directory. She has acted on behalf of a senior Barclays banker in relation to the LIBOR investigation, in respect of whom the SFO recently decided to take no further action. She recently successfully prosecuted two police officers for misconduct in public office, in relation to their failure to investigate child abuse offences.

She successfully prosecuted a six-handed fraud involving football apprenticeship training on behalf of the SFO. She is also secured a successful result on behalf of the principal defendant in a 5 month, twelve-handed trial alleging conspiracy to defraud brought by Southampton City Council. She has advised private companies and prosecuting authorities in relation to Bribery Act offences. She also advises private organisations on issues relating to employee fraud.

She successfully defended the Sun’s Whitehall editor, Clodagh Hartley, against an allegation of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. She has defended an SFO prosecution involving £160 million banking fraud, R v Alexander, and successfully defended a bank manager against an allegation to commit corruption, prosecuted as part of a major fraud that led to the collapse of Willmetts Solicitors, R v Entwistle and others. She has had further success defending allegations of insider dealing in R v Sanders and others (involving the spread-betting firm Blue Index) and successfully defended one of the defendants in Operation Inertia, a £100 million MTIC contra trading case.

She has prosecuted a number of murder trials and has considerable experience in dealing with sensitive sexual offence cases including involving vulnerable witnesses. She has experience cross-examining autistic witnesses and carrying out cross-examination through an intermediary.

Other successful prosecutions include a multi-jurisdictional boiler-room fraud, involving Regulation S shares and carbon credits, R v MacDonald and Downes, which featured in the TV documentary ‘Fraud Squad’; a fraud involving the Land Registry and Probate Division; the prosecution of a dentist accused of defrauding the NHS and a series of frauds on various charities.

Career

Recorder of the Crown Court (2010)
QC list for SFO prosecution Panel
Co-Chair Bar Council Remuneration Committee (2012 – 2018)
Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association (2007 – 2008)
Director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (2010 – 2019)

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

MA Cantab (Trinity Hall)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alexandra Healy QCFoundry ChambersAlexandra has particular gravitas at court and is extremely well-respected. She is highly intelligent with a phenomenal memory for case details, quick to reach sound tactical conclusions and an excellent cross-examiner.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Alexandra Healy QCFoundry ChambersAlexandra is highly intelligent with a phenomenal memory for case details, and she is quick to reach sound tactical conclusions. An excellent cross-examiner who demonstrates gravitas in court.’

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Alexandra Healy QCFoundry ChambersAlexandra is a fantastic strategist, and is meticulous and quick in her analysis and assessment of even the most complex of cases. She is well liked by clients and has a fantastic command of the courtroom and jury. She has a fabulous style and ability to find pragmatic solutions.

Foundry Chambers is ‘a very good criminal set with many excellent criminal barristers across the board of call from silks to juniors.’ Alexandra Healy QC was instructed by the CPS for the prosecution in a murder case, where the defendant was convicted of the murder of his 83-year-old mother by stabbing and then decapitating her. In another matter, David Harounoff is acting for a Swedish kickboxer who has been charged with the murder of record producer Flamur Beqiri, a man connected with several murders in Sweden and the brother of a cast member of Real Housewives of Cheshire. Henrietta Paget is sought after for her expertise in prosecuting in cases involving allegations of historic sexual offences and attempted murder.