Constance Halliwell

Call To The Bar: 2021

Constance Halliwell completed her pupillage and accepted an offer of Tenancy at Lincoln
House Chambers in 2022. Her pupillage had been supervised by Austin Welch.

Constance enjoys a busy criminal practice across the full spectrum of Magistrates Court
and Crown Court work. In the Magistrates Court, Constance regularly prosecutes and
defends a range of offences including sex offences and driving matters. In the Crown
Court, Constance deals with sentences, bail applications and interlocutory hearings.
Constance is a Level 1 prosecutor. She has completed her vulnerable witness training
and has worked on cases involving issues of fitness to plead and capacity.

Constance also defends regulatory breaches in the Magistrates Court, dealing with
breaches of Consumer Protection Regulations and allegations of fraud. During her first six,
Constance helped draft advices and sentencing submissions in relation to complex
aspects of regulatory work including offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act

During the first-six of her pupillage, Constance developed experience in the field of Public
Inquiries. Constance shadowed Austin throughout his work on the Manchester Arena
Inquiry, as counsel representing the bereaved families. Constance attended court to hear
live evidence; reviewed documents published by the Inquiry Legal Team; conducted
research and reviewed closing submissions prepared on behalf of the families.

Prior to pupillage, Constance developed her pro-bono experience working with the Bar’s
national pro bono charity, Advocate, as a Casework Volunteer. This included reviewing
evidence, drafting case summaries and preparing bundles. Constance received a first-class
honours law degree from Lancaster University. She was awarded the Harmsworth
Scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple to study the Bar Course at
BPP University, Manchester, completing the course with a grade of Very Competent.

Away from work, Constance enjoys watching rugby league, reading and travelling.