Alison is a Partner in the firm. She joined MCP solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 1988 and qualified as a solicitor in 1990. She now manages the Kings Lynn office and is head of the criminal law team which she has established as one of the largest in the region.
Alison was appointed a Higher Court Advocate in 2005 and specialises in criminal defence work. As a duty solicitor Alison deals with a wide variety of cases ranging from summary only offences in the local magistrates' court to indictable only offences in the Crown Court. She has a particular area of expertise in motoring offences and serious sexual offences.
Her team is regularly listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers directory in the top tier for Criminal Defence work. She has been described in Legal 500 as "a first rate advocate who manages to maintain the respect of the court and her opponents; she has impeccable tactical instincts born of her many years of experience" and "fearlessly fights for her clients". She was named as a leading individual in the 2021 Legal 500.
In the past Alison has taken on a number of roles including administrator of the Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Duty Solicitor Committee, Chairman of the Regional Duty Solicitor Committee, Criminal Litigation representative of the local Law Society, Regional Representative of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association and National Executive Committee of the Association of Women Solicitors. Alison now focuses her energies on running her department and also as a Peer Reviewer appointed by the Ministry of Justice to audit and evaluate the files of other firms undertaking criminal defence work.