Broadway House Chambers Welcome Back Michelle Colborne QC

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Broadway House Chambers are delighted to announce that Michelle Colborne QC has returned to Chambers after taking a sabbatical in 2019. During that time, Michelle pursued her passion as an open water swimming coach and established ‘Take the Plunge’, where she hosted open water swimming and mindfulness sessions. She will continue to work with Mental Health Swims and will host monthly swims in the Yorkshire Dales.

Michelle was called to the Bar in 1993 and took Silk in 2010. Michelle is one of the leading criminal practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit for the prosecution and defence and has particular specialisms in homicides, baby deaths and serious sexual offences.

Michelle is renowned for her work in the Rotherham Child Sexual Abuse trials, the Prosecution of Alexander Smith (Gangland Murder), the Murder Acquittal of Trevor Isles, Prosecuting one of the First Forced Marriage cases taking place abroad (Bangladesh) under S121 of the Antisocial Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014, Prosecution of Frank Cochran for sexual assault and coercive or controlling behaviour and the defence of Adam Grant (Murder).

Michelle has a particular interest in representing vulnerable defendants and those charged with offences committed whilst mentally ill.

Joint Head of Chambers Stephen Wood QC said “We are delighted that Michelle has decided to return to the Bar and that she has ‘come back home’ to Broadway House Chambers”

Head of the Crime Team Abigail Langford said “I am delighted that Michelle is re-joining the criminal team. She has been missed and it is fantastic to see a leading woman in the profession coming back to do what she loves”

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