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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Stella Hayden, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Stella Hayden

Tel:
Work 0845 300 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/stella-hayden/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Stella is a busy and highly regarded practitioner, routinely instructed in serious criminal and regulatory proceedings. She has experience across the whole ambit of criminal law, defending allegations of manslaughter, high-value fraud, and drugs conspiracies.

Stella regularly appears before healthcare regulators representing those charged with misconduct, lack of competence or on health grounds. Her recent cases include serious breaches of professional boundaries and charges of contributing to a patient’s death.

Stella was recently instructed the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of their joint Prudential Regulatory Authority investigation into the Co-op Bank’s £1.5bn capital shortfall. The investigation culminated in a censure for the firm and its CEO, and this was the first occasion on which a CEO of any bank has been formally censured, since the 2008 crisis.

Apart from this, Stella also has particular expertise in election law, and has acted for the DPP in the Tower Hamlet’s Election Petition and advised regarding the potential for a follow-on criminal prosecution.

Stella also prosecutes on behalf of the RSPCA and League Against Cruel Sports, and has a broad understanding of the issues arising in animal welfare and Hunting Act proceedings. She appeared in the ‘landmark’ prosecution of the Heythrop Hunt.

Career

Called, 2009

Member

Middle Temple

Education

Middle Temple Astbury Scholarship; University of Cambridge MA History, 2:1; College of Law, London- Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent; College of Law, Chester- Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction.

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