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Ann Crighton

Ann Crighton was called to the Bar in 2015 after a long career as a solicitor for the Crown Prosecution Service.  Ann was one of the first CPS Crown Advocates, dealing with a wide range of cases involving dishonesty, violence, racially aggravated offences, public order and sexual offences.  She also has employment law experience and has been a member of the Employment Tribunal since 2010.  Ann specialises in University appeals and complaints, as well as criminal matters for both prosecution and defence.


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