5 Essex Court

Alison Hewitt

Call 1984

“She’s probably one of the best barristers I’ve ever seen in a coroner’s court...excellent on her feet, in her strategy and in her line of questioning”
Chambers UK

Alison has specialised in inquests and coronial law, and associated judicial review, for over 15 years. She also has a significant police law practice which covers civil claims, judicial review and misconduct, and she continues to maintain her long-term personal injury practice. Additionally, Alison acts as a legal advisor to the General Dental Council.

Recent high profile examples of her work include acting as counsel to the inquests into the deaths of Poppi Worthington and Cerys Yemm and Matthew Williams.

Alison Hewitt was appointed HM Senior Coroner for the City of London (a part-time post) in 2016 and also sits as an Assistant Coroner in the coroner areas of Manchester (West) and Surrey.