Stephen Mooney

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Degree: 
LLB (Hull)
Year of call and Inn: 
1987; Inner Temple
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, CBA, Health and Safety Lawyers Association, ELA
Appointments: 
Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Proceedings (2015); Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2016); Legally Qualified Chair of Medical Practitioners Tribunal (2017); Head of Albion Chambers Crime Team
Public Access Areas: 
Disciplinary
Inquest
Regulatory
Practice Overview: 

Stephen Mooney is highly experienced in a number of areas of practice. He is a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor who is authorised to prosecute the most complex organised crimes, often as a leading junior in multi-defendant trials.

In his defence practice, Stephen is instructed in high-profile cases involving teachers, police officers and other professionals charged with serious criminal offences across the country. He is one of the few juniors on the Western Circuit to have prosecuted and defended allegations of murder without being led by Queen’s Counsel.

He acts on behalf of individuals and multi-national companies charged with health and safety, and environmental offences. He delivers lectures to defence and prosecuting lawyers on health and safety, and all forms of homicide.

Stephen is an expert in professional disciplinary law and is a member of the panel of advocates who appear on behalf the Bar Standards Board in disciplinary proceedings and the in High Court. He acts on behalf of police officers in disciplinary proceedings. His expertise in this area is reflected in his appointment as a legally qualified chair of police misconduct proceedings. His recent appointments to the Nursing and Midwifery Counsel and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal also demonstrate his growing reputation in the area of health profession disciplinary regimes.

He is also instructed on behalf of local authorities and others in inquests where experience as a jury advocate is required.

Public Access:

Stephen Mooney is licensed to accept work under the Public Access rules and undertakes such work in the regulatory, disciplinary and inquest areas of his practice.

Recommendations:

Recommended in Band 1.
Chambers and Partners 2018

"His court persona commands respect."
Legal 500 2017

"An impressive practitioner with a strong defence practice as well as significant experience prosecuting on behalf of the Bar Standards Board. He is a Level 4 panel advocate for the CPS and also sits on its specialist serious crime group panel."
Chambers and Partner 2017

"A robust lawyer and a very good advocate, who is always ready for the fight."
Legal 500 2016

"A Grade 4 prosecutor who prosecutes on behalf of the Bar Standards Board and has an equally strong defence practice. He focuses on cases involving rape, murder, money laundering and drugs offences."
Strengths: “If you want someone to roll up their sleeves and fight on your behalf, he’s your man.”
Recent work: Prosecuted a murder case where the defendant stabbed his estranged girlfriend in public.
Chambers and Partners 2016

“His wide-ranging prosecution and defence practice covers areas such as fraud, drugs conspiracies and rape”
Legal 500 2015

“He is a robust advocate who clients know is really fighting for them.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“Regularly instructed in substantial multi-handed cases.”
Legal 500 2014

“He is a robust and fearless advocate. He will put his head above the parapet if the case demands it. He is not afraid of taking on other big hitters in court.”
Chambers and Partners 2014

Areas of Practice