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Stoke Newington Chambers

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2015-11-27_00003[1]I’m Kristin Heimark and I run Stoke Newington Chambers.

I’m a qualified Barrister and can appear in all courts and all proceedings in England & Wales. I specialise in Criminal law, including Motoring and Football related cases. I also deal with non-Criminal cases and focus on defending people alleged to have breached their Code of Conduct as well as resolving Landlord & Tenant matters.

Unlike many defence lawyers, I frequently prosecute cases for the Crown Prosecution Service as an independent agent. Because I have the advantage of knowing what it takes to present a successful prosecution, I know exactly what it takes to pick one apart.

I also have Standards Board for England experience and I worked as an in-house local authority lawyer for a number of years. I defended Councillor Ben Locker in the #Daphnegate complaint heard by Colchester Borough Council’s Governance Committee – which found there was no case for him to answer.

I lecture in law at the Open University – and I’ve been teaching Criminal and Public law to students on the OU’s LL.B. programme since 2003.

I am a navy veteran and and worked for the Commander in Chief, US Naval Forces Europe before becoming a Barrister. I bring expertise, loyalty and a strategic approach to every case – and I draw upon all of my experience to achieve fast and victorious results.


Education
LL.B. (School of Oriental & African Studies)
LL.M. (London School of Economics)

Memberships
Gray’s Inn
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association


What others say about me

“Kristin put together a watertight case which demonstrated on multiple fronts that there was no case to answer”.

– Cllr B Locker, Colchester Borough Council

“Kristin was extremely helpful and had spot-on clear answers which resolved my case. Excellent work and I recommend her highly”.

– Ms M Sedova, London

“Ms Heimark is thorough, knowledgeable, and talented. The Bar needs more lawyers like her”.

– Ms S Tirgary, Attorney at Law, New York