Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2019. Alison was Chambers & Partners Crime Junior in 2012 and was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court by the Attorney General in July 2012.

“She is brilliantly analytical and gets to points long before others do.”


“She is a very exceptionally good barrister.”

Chambers & Partners

Alison acted as Junior Counsel for the Prosecution in the trial of those accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence. Thereafter, she acted as Junior Counsel in the Ellison Review, reviewing allegations of police corruption relating to the investigation. She has been involved in prosecuting some of the most complex terrorism prosecutions of the last ten years including the Ricin Conspiracy, the 21/7 Bomb Plot and the plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

Her experience extends to high profile defence work, including acting for the former Pictures Editor of ‘The Sun’ newspaper, who was acquitted of allegations of misconduct in a public office.

She has considerable experience in complex corporate crime, in particular advising in the course of the SFO’s investigation into Rolls Royce Plc.

Chambers and Partners 2016 describes her as a “well-regarded Junior Treasury Counsel who receives numerous plaudits from market observers for her ability as both prosecution and defence counsel” and states that she “has outstanding attention to detail and the ability to take judges into her confidence with her command of evidence and applicable law.” She is also recommended in Legal 500 2016.



Criminal Litigation

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Alison has extensive experience in high-profile criminal litigation as part of her practice as Junior Treasury Counsel. She is an experienced and skilled trial advocate. Alison has considerable experience of appearing before the Court of Appeal acting for the Attorney General, particularly in the area of unduly lenient sentences.

Inquests and Public Inquiries

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Alison was instructed by the Home Secretary, led by Mark Ellison QC, to conduct a public, independent review of allegations of police corruption in the original investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.


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Over the last ten years Alison has been involved in the prosecution of some of the most complex and high profile cases to be brought to trial including the Ricin Conspiracy,  the 21/7 Bomb Plot and the plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

International Criminal Work

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Alison has worked closely with the Commonwealth Secretariat on comparative terrorism legislation and procedures across the Commonwealth countries.


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Junior Treasury Counsel (2012)


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Queen Mother Fox Scholarship, Middle Temple (2000)


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  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit
  • Member of the Central Criminal Court Bar Mess


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University of Oxford, BA (Hons), Jurisprudence.

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Notable cases

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R v Gary Dobson and David Norris

The retrial of two men accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence at the Central Criminal Court.  Alison Morgan appeared in the trial and in the appeal against conviction.

Norris v R

Appeal against conviction for the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

R v Kamel Bourgass and Others

Known as “The Ricin Conspiracy”, this was one of the first major prosecutions of those alleged to be involved in Islamic terrorism in the United Kingdom. The case also involved the prosecution of...

R v Muktar Ibrahim and Others

Known as the “21/7 Bomb Plot”, this was the second attempt to detonate suicide bombs on the London transport system, occurring a week after the 7/7 attacks.

R v Omar Mouhib

A “one-punch” manslaughter prosecution.

R v Leslie Cummings

The prosecution of an individual who circulated leaflets accusing Mike Hancock, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Portsmouth, of being a paedophile.

R v Peter Doherty and Others

The prosecution of the musician and others involved in drugs offences, revealed on video footage taken by Robyn Whitehead, who died of a drug overdose.

R v Siraj Ali and Others and R v Yeshimehbet Girma and Others

The trials of those who assisted the 21/7 bombers.

Related news

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11 March

QC Appointments

Chambers congratulates Tim Cray and Alison Morgan on their appointments as Queen's Counsel.

24 January

Trial of Barclays senior executives begins

The trial of four former senior Barclays bankers began yesterday at Southwark Crown Court. The four executives are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by paying Qatar £332m in secret fees in...

30 September

Alison Morgan in MP Twitter abuse trial

Alison Morgan is instructed in the trial of Peter Nunn, who was found guilty of sending indecent, obscene or menacing Twitter messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy following her campaign to put Jane...

15 July

Alison Morgan in West Midland terrorism trial

Alison Morgan is instructed in the trial of Usman Choudhary, who is accused of sending an alleged terrorist publication to a prisoner in Kent. The trial continues at Kingston Crown Court. News Link

26 May

Alison Morgan in "Twitter Troll" Trial

Alison Morgan is instructed in the trial of Peter Nunn, who is accused of using Twitter to advocate violence and rape. Mr Nunn allegedly retweeted messages threatening to rape Walthamstow MP, Stella...

8 May

Alison Morgan appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

Alison Morgan appointed Junior Treasury Counsel Chambers would like to congratulate Alison Morgan on her appointment by the Attorney General as Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal...