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Lissy Verrall-Withers

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Lissy Verrall-Withers accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, particularly in police law, inquests and inquiries, data protection, and public and administrative law.

She regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court on operational policing matters, particularly applications for civil orders and firearms appeals. She is a part of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme. Lissy has assisted police forces and other Government agencies in complex and sensitive matters, including public interest immunity applications. Lissy is developing a busy practice in inquests both as sole and junior counsel. Recently, she acted as junior counsel for Ofsted in a high-profile inquest. In terms of inquiries, Lissy has been instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care in the Infected Blood Inquiry and is currently instructed by the UK Health Security Agency in the Covid-19 Inquiry.

Prior to joining Chambers, Lissy read Government and History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After graduating, she worked at the Ministry of Justice as an Assistant Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice where her brief comprised areas such as: criminal law, public and private family law, and domestic abuse. She subsequently worked as a policy advisor on a range of legal policy issues, from court-based support for victims and witnesses to amending regulations related to matrimonial law.

She completed the GDL at City Law School, receiving a Distinction, and the Bar Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy, where she achieved a Merit. She is an Exhibitioner and Princess Royal Scholar of Inner Temple. During her academic legal studies, Lissy worked as a commercial content writer for a fintech company and undertook a variety of volunteering and pro bono work, including as a representative in a social housing advice and support clinic.

In her spare time, Lissy teaches criminal and civil advocacy to transferring practitioners, as part of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).

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