Alison Marriott

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

Alison is a senior associate in the firm’s regulatory department. She joined the firm as a graduate clerk in 2003 and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. In 2017 she was made an associate of the firm.

Alison has experience of advising and assisting in proceedings brought by the following regulators:

  • British Acupuncture Councl
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • General Medical Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

Alison has a wide practise base which also includes:

  • Border Force/HM Revenue and Customs seizures
  • Firearms law
  • Fire safety law
  • Health and safety law
  • Serious crime/criminal appeals
  • Trading Standards

Alison advises at all stages of proceedings; initial review, investigation stage, hearings and appeal proceedings.

Alison is a member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers and the Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association. 

Notable Cases

R v W [2019] – Prosecution of a care home manager for serious fire safety offences after a fatal fire. Long running and complex case involving expert evidence and significant volumes of documentary evidence. After we submitted our expert evidence the decision was taken to offer no evidence against our client shortly before trial.

Border Force [2019] – Seizure of privately owned aircraft due to a breach of international restrictions. After lodging an appeal against the seizure with the first tier tribunal we launched a simultaneous, fresh application for restoration and were able to negotiate the release of the aircraft.

Border Force [2018] – Seizure of passenger coach found to be concealing a significant amount of cigarettes. Representations were advanced on behalf of the commercial owners; the application for restoration was successful and the coach restored.

J v The Chief Officer of Police, North Wales [2017] - Appeal against the revocation of firearms certificates. Licenses revoked due to “inflammatory and disturbing” posts shared on Facebook page. It was submitted that the posts fell far short of constituting a danger. The court agreed; appeal upheld.

NMC v T [2017] – A long running case involving allegations of serious misconduct. A number of evidential issues were identified, missing evidence was highlighted and the Conduct and Competence Committee found that our client’s actions did not amount to misconduct; the case was dismissed.

FCA [2017] – A case involving apparent breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by an unauthorised business. We advised and suggested amendments to their marketing activities which satisfied the FCA that no further action was required.

Border Force [2016] – A case involving the seizure of antiquities which were found to be mislabeled and incorrectly valued. There were also concerns as to the origin of the items. We were able to successfully demonstrate legitimate ownership and secure the restoration of the items to their owner.

NCTL v J [2015] – A serious case alleging dishonesty and failure to disclose misconduct. The allegations were denied.  We were able to successfully show the non-disclosure was due to a miscommunication rather than a deliberate omission. Allegations were found not proven and the teacher successfully avoided a prohibition order.

R v S [2014] - Crown Court proceedings - section 18 assault. Prosecution of a father facing an allegation of shaken baby syndrome. After a number of experts raised concerns about an abnormal feature of the child’s brain, suggesting a natural cause, the case was left to lie on the file.

What others say

"Alison Marriott is 'a first-rate litigator with a clear understanding of a vast array of regulators'." - Legal 500, 2018

Alison Marriott is ‘well-organised’ and ‘always on top of her brief’ - UK Legal 500, 2017

"I would strongly recommend Stephensons Solicitors. The support and professionalism provided by Alison Marriott and Jessica Macaulay was excellent. The calmness of their approach, nothing being too much trouble. My calls and emails were always answered promptly and I was led to feel confident that all was being done to reach the best conclusion. This indeed was the case." - View from a satisfied client

""I manage a team of Barristers and am fortunate to be instructed by Stephensons Solicitors. The quality of the instructions are second to none, they are true experts in the areas of law they cover and it is clear that they do everything possible to get the very best result for their clients. There are some members of the team that I see go above and beyond the service levels provided by many top firms. These include Carl Johnson, Correna Platt, Francesca Snape, Alison Marriott, Colin Rawson & John Greenwood. All amazingly committed to their clients. I can't recommend them enough." - View from a barrister

“I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank you profusely for your kind nature, your professional approach, your consistent openness … I couldn't have asked for a better solicitor.” - View from a satisfied client

"I would like to say a huge thank you to both Alison Marriott and Martin Haisley who were patient and supportive in my case with the NMC. They showed incredible professionalism and kindness in my case even when I felt as though my plight would not end. They were always there when I needed them and to that end my case was successful and positive outcome was had. I cannot say thank you enough how they supported me step by step in my case. I have no hesitation to recommend Stephensons to anyone who is considering to be represented by them." - View from a satisfied client

"Thank you to Martin & Alison for providing an exceptional and professional service whilst going through a NMC case. You provided me with an outstanding Barrister (Shruti) who exemplary in presenting my case to the NMC - a real credit to the legal profession. I could not have got through the process without your guidance and support and for that I am very grateful to you all. I would highly recommend Stephensons and the Barrister (Shruti) used to represent me. An outstanding 5 star service from all. Thank you so much." - View from a satisfied client

"Very helpful and quick to respond, also went out of her way to get information." - View from a satisfied client

"Reliable and efficient service" - View from a satisfied client

"Excellent advice and assistance, quick responses" - View from a satisfied client