Aileen Colhoun


Described in Legal 500 (2011) as "down to earth and professional" Aileen Colhoun has represented clients for over 30 years in high profile investigations and prosecutions.  She has vast experience of a wide range of categories of crime from serious sexual offences, large scale drugs trafficking and murder to alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering.  Recent cases include the Hatton Garden burglary and corruption in relation to a Global Fund/UN contract in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Past notable cases include Maxwell Communications and British Aerospace.  She is a highly approachable lawyer who has an excellent rapport with clients.

Aileen has also advised in many complex confiscation proceedings before the Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, in extradition proceedings and has represented professionals in regulatory disciplinary proceedings and investigations instigated by the General Medical Council, General Chiropractic Council and the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.  She is particularly adept in cases where there are overlapping criminal and professional disciplinary proceedings.

She has a particular interest in cases where the accused has a history of serious mental illness.

Aileen has a prominent role in our specialist general crime and appeals teams, representing individuals at competitive rates.

She is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, the Fraud Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. or 020 7702 5331