Allison Hunter KC > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Allison is routinely instructed to prosecute and defend in cases of significant gravity, complexity and sensitivity, often high profile in nature, attracting national and local media attention. Her experience ranges from murder, gang related murder, offences of serious violence, cases involving major organised national and international crime networks, human trafficking, firearms, drugs, serious fraud and money laundering, driving fatalities, and serious and historical sexual offending. Allison has particular expertise in cases involving covert investigations and requiring extensive consideration of RIPA, PII and the Disclosure Regime. She also has significant expertise in the handling of complex forensic evidence (DNA, Body fluids, Blood Pattern Analysis, Fibre analysis, Firearms, Gunshot Residue, Toxicology).

Allison is a CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor and Rape Specialist. She is also included on CPS HQ Central Casework Divisions Advocate Panel Specialist Lists for the Serious Crime Group and Fraud. She led the first contested case involving section 73 SOCPA agreements, and also the first prosecution for the importation of Ketamine into UK and was invited to advise and participate with the panel that negotiated with the Home Office for the successful inclusion of Ketamine within the schedules to the Misuse of Drugs Act.


Called 1986; Lincolns’ Inn.


Criminal Bar Association; South East Circuit Bar Mess.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Allison Hunter KC23ESAllison is a unique advocate because her affable manner, both in and out of court belies a determined advocate with a steely determination to get the right result, whether prosecuting or defending. She has a prodigious grasp of the detail of her cases, is a devastating cross-examiner and delivers closing speeches that leave opponents almost no room to manoeuvre.