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Call: 2021

Lana Murphy

Albion Chambers

Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR

  • Overview

    Lana joined Albion Chambers in October 2022 having previously worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service. In her former role, she undertook a mixture of Crown Court and magistrates’ court work and regularly made charging decisions. She was also seconded to the Attorney General’s Office where she drafted advices for the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General.

    Prior to qualifying as a Barrister, she completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and graduated with an Outstanding. Lana is currently in the process of attaining her LLM Masters in Law.


    Runner-up – University of Bristol Annual Mock Trial Competition 2018

    Winner – UWE Examination of a Witness Mooting Competition 2018

    Semi-Finalist – Michael Corkery KC Mooting Competition 2019

    Finalist – Guildhall Civil Advocacy Mooting Competition 2020

    Highest marks in the cohort – Criminal Advocacy Examination-in-Chief and Employment, BPTC 2020


    Lana is instructed in both prosecution and defence cases.

    R v Delgado [2021] – the Solicitor-General referred this matter to the Court of Appeal following consideration of, and agreement with, Lana’s advice that the sentence imposed was unduly lenient. The Court agreed and the offender’s sentence was increased.

    R v Dadgar [2021] – prosecution of an offensive weapon offence at the sentencing hearing. Commended for her succinct submissions.

    R v Williams [2022] – successfully opposed an abuse of process argument advanced by the defence on the day of trial.