Megan Tollitt

Year of Call: 2018, Inner Temple

Megan tollitt
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Megan joined Chambers in September 2019 after completing pupillage under the supervision of Peter Horgan. She specialises in both crime and regulatory work.


Megan has developed a busy criminal practice. She is a Level 3 CPS Panel Advocate and is routinely instructed to prosecute and defend across a wide range of criminal offences – including violence, sexual offences, drugs, fraud and theft-related offences. Megan also has experience representing defendants in the Youth Court and has appeared before the Parole Board. Megan’s detailed knowledge of cases has been recognised and she is noted for her advocacy and courtroom manner.

Megan spent six months seconded to the Government of Jersey’s Financial Crime team as a Policy Adviser, undertaking a detailed review of the Island’s legal framework for the prevention and detection of money laundering. She prepared and presented several policy papers and liaised with the Economic Crime and Confiscation Unit and financial services regulator.


Megan accepts instructions in all areas of road traffic law. She has defended cases on behalf of leading insurers, including Aviva Insurance and AXA.

Megan is confident arguing the technical issues which often arise in this area of work. One example involved a successful half-time submission being made on behalf of a defendant charged with driving without due care. The submission was made on the basis that a car park did not constitute “a road or other public place.”


In her Professional Discipline work, Megan accepts instructions at different stages of fitness to practise proceedings and has experience acting both for the regulator and individual practitioners. Megan appears for the General Medical Council at review hearings. She has defended in contested fitness to practise proceedings brought by Social Work England and responded to an interim order application made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Following completion of a secondment with a City Council Legal team, Megan has continued to receive regular instructions in local authority prosecutions. Megan has acted in a wide variety of cases – including anti-social behaviour, food safety and education matters. She has experience of prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, with a particular focus on cases relating to waste disposal. Her work in this area has involved preparation of detailed written advices and appearances in the Crown Court, County Court and Magistrates’ Court. Megan also accepts instructions in taxi and premises licensing appeals.

Megan has experience advising on condemnation proceedings and restoration in relation to seizures made by Border Force. 


Megan accepts instructions in the Coroners’ Court and has represented family members and local authorities. 


Megan has represented patients detained for assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act before the First-Tier Tribunal. 

Prior to joining Chambers, Megan worked with the Advocacy team of an anti-modern slavery non-profit and tutored students applying to study Law at UK universities. Megan has also completed internships with several international organisations, monitoring developments in international criminal cases in The Hague and researching public health investments in Geneva.


CPS Advocates Panel – Level 3

Notable Cases

  • R v H

    General Crime

    Successful half-time submission made on counts of aggravated burglary, ABH and criminal damage on behalf of a 21 year old defendant in a case involving evidence of voice recognition.

  • R v D

    Road Traffic

    Secured a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with causing death by careless driving at his place of work. 

  • SWE v C

    Professional Discipline

    Represented a social worker in contested fitness to practise proceedings involving alleged dishonesty. The case involved medical evidence of factitious disorder and the Tribunal ultimately concluded that the social worker’s fitness to practise was not impaired. 

  • BBC v A


    Represented a local authority in a successful Crown Court appeal against the decision of the Magistrates’ Court to allow an appeal against revocation of a driver’s private hire licence.  

  • R v W

    General Crime:

    Secured an acquittal for a defendant charged with a group assault on a relative and possession of an offensive weapon. The issues in the case were identification and alibi.

  • R v P

    Successfully prosecuted a lorry driver for importation of 50 kilograms of cocaine into the United Kingdom. The case was complicated by disclosure requests to other European jurisdictions. The defendant received a sentence of 14 years after trial.

  • R v H

    Secured a suspended sentence for a vulnerable defendant charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs as part of a county-lines prosecution.

  • R v C and D

    Prosecution of two defendants running cutthroat defences at trial on a charge of affray involving use of a machete.

  • R v W

    Secured a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with blackmail offences

  • R v H

    Successful application to treat a Prosecution witness as hostile during a trial for a section 18 wounding.

  • R v B

    Road Traffic:

    Successful half-time submission made on behalf of a defendant charged with driving without due care. The submission was made on the basis that a car park did not constitute “a road or other public place.”

  • LCC v G


    Acted for a local authority in a prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The case related to the storage and disposal of waste on a flatbed truck and involved consideration of the statutory definitions of “listed operation” and “mobile plant.”

  • C v LCC

    Anti-social Behaviour:

    Represented a local authority in an appeal against a community protection notice issued under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in the context of a protracted neighbour dispute. The appeal was resolved without the need for a contested hearing after variations to the terms of the notice were agreed during negotiations.

  • A v BMBC


    Represented a driver in a successful appeal against the decision of a local authority to revoke his private hire licence.


  • CPS Advocates Panel – Level 2

Professional Associations

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Northern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association


  • BPP Manchester – BPTC (Outstanding)
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands – MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights
  • University of Cambridge – BA Law (Part I 2:1, Part II First Class)
  • St Bede’s College


  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple – BPTC Major Scholarship
  • BPP – BPTC Excellence Award