Birmingham City Council

Criminal Litigation & Regulatory Services Law

Lisa Morgan is Head of Criminal Litigation & Housing Law and leads the team.

Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 1993, having undertaken her training contract in private practice. She was previously employed by the Environmental Agency, where she undertook a variety of work, including litigation and conveyancing. Lisa has specialised in regulatory work and has over 18 years experience of criminal litigation, having represented the council's interests in a number of high profile and complex cases. She has a Diploma in French Judicial Studies

THE TEAM

  • deals with matters prosecuted by the council in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and higher courts
  • clients include Regulatory Services, on whose behalf prosecutions are brought under trading standards, public health, health and safety and licensing legislation
  • currently prosecutes cases on behalf of the Government-funded Illegal Money Lending Team, requiring appearances in Magistrates’ and Crown Courts throughout England
  • is increasingly involved in proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act and works closely with Financial Investigators in order to secure the confiscation of assets from convicted criminals whenever possible
  • also receives instructions in respect of Planning Enforcement, Benefit Fraud, Disabled Blue Badge parking contraventions and houses in multiple occupation amongst others
  • defends the council's position in criminal proceedings brought against the council
  • have assisted a number of other local authorities with prosecution work

Contact Details:

Lisa Morgan
Head of Criminal Litigation & Housing Law

Tel: 0121-303 9285
Email: lisa.morgan@birmingham.gov.uk