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Alison Levitt QC

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Alison Levitt QC returned to full-time advocacy practise after 5 years in the public service, followed by setting up a new department in a major law firm. From 2009-2014 Alison was the Principal Legal Advisor to the DPP and later was head-hunted by Mishcon de Reya to establish their White Collar Crime and Investigations department.

She provides advocacy in crime including business crime, and in cases with significant foreign and/or public policy elements.

She has prepared independent reports on many complex issues, including the Jimmy Savile case and the Boohoo Investigation, and has carried out two recent safeguarding Inquiries.

She has appeared in many high profile matters, and has a particular liking for appellate cases.


Principal Legal Advisor to the DPP 2009-2014

Partner and Head of White Collar Crime and Investigations at Mishcon de Reya (2014-2018)

Appointed Queen's Counsel 2008

Recorder (2007)

Master of the Bench, Inner Temple (2009)

Called 1988

Professional Memberships

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Co-author of the IBA Report: 'Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?'

Member Blackstone’s Criminal Practice Editorial Advisory Board