Michelle Heeley QC

Chambers:   No. 5, Birmingham

Areas of Practice:    Crime and regulatory

Year of Call: 2001

Year of Silk: 2017

Michelle Heeley QC started as a pupil at No 5 in October 2001. She specialised in crime from the outset and says that she was fortunate enough to be led in a number of multi handed cases, both for the Prosecution and defence. Michelle was made a Grade 3 prosecutor in 2005, at the time the youngest in Birmingham.

She became a Recorder at the age of 34 and have a Class 2 SSO ticket. Michelle then took silk at 38, and is currently the youngest criminal Silk. She have prosecuted numerous mutli handed organised crime groups, including a 42 handed drugs conspiracy and 26 handed gun supply conspiracy.

Michelle is also the Director of Advocacy for the Midland Circuit, a Lead Facilitator for the Vulnerable witness cross examination training and a member of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy working committee for case analysis.

She is a Trustee of the Kalisher Foundation and the Citizenship Foundation, both aimed at encouraging State school children to join the Bar.

Michelle attended a Grammar school, and a former Polytechnic and feels that she could offer encouragement to those who are not of the Public school/Oxbridge background.