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I specialise in defending individuals against authority – whether that’s the Crown Prosecution Service, the council, your professional body or even your football club.

Unlike many defence lawyers, I frequently prosecute cases for the CPS as an independent agent. Because I have the advantage of knowing what it takes to present a successful prosecution, I know exactly what it takes to pick one apart.

I also have Standards Board for England experience and I worked as an in-house local authority lawyer for a number of years. I recently defended Councillor Ben Locker in the #Daphnegate complaint heard by Colchester Borough Council’s Governance Committee – which found there was no case for him to answer.

I lecture in law at the Open University and have been teaching Criminal and Public law to students on the OU’s LL.B. programme since 2003.

I am a navy veteran and and worked for the Commander in Chief, US Naval Forces Europe before becoming a Barrister. I bring expertise, loyalty and a strategic approach to every case - and I draw upon all of my experience to achieve fast and victorious results.

I provide fixed-fee legal advice and representation in the following areas of law:

CRIMINAL LAW

Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases and appeals including health & safety, protest and public order, social media, football banning orders, RSPCA cases and local authority prosecutions.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Council prosecutions, advice for monitoring officers and councillors, Standards / Governance Committee investigations, responses and representation.

MOTORING OFFENCES

Speeding, drink-driving, drunk in charge, without due care, failure to provide a specimen, mobile phones, s172s, taxi licencing, special reasons and exceptional hardship.

EDUCATION
LL.B. (School of Oriental & African Studies)
LL.M. (London School of Economics)

MEMBERSHIPS
Gray's Inn
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association

WHAT OTHERS SAY

“Kristin put together a watertight case which demonstrated on multiple fronts that there was no case to answer”.

Cllr B Locker, Colchester Borough Council

"Kristin was extremely helpful and had spot-on clear answers which resolved my case. Excellent work and I recommend her highly".

Ms M Sedova, London

"Ms Heimark is thorough, knowledgeable, and talented. The Bar needs more lawyers like her".

Ms S Tirgary, Attorney at Law, New York

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