Chloe Hudson’s practice encompasses criminal and regulatory work. Her particular areas of specialism are cases with a medical aspect and sexual offences. She has been instructed by the General Medical Council to appear at Fitness to Practise Hearings for many years, giving her substantial specialist knowledge to bring to criminal and family work with a medical element and involving expert witnesses. She undertakes drafting and advisory work in all areas of her practice and is a popular choice of junior and enjoys a significant amount of led work.

In February and March 2021, leading Ashleigh Metcalfe, Chloe Hudson prosecuted James Macken for the murder of Daniel Jeffries. The Defendant was found guilty after a three week trial and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum period of 16 years.

Led by Nicholas Lumley QC, Chloe was a finalist in the Dennis Hoban Award for Crime Investigation awarded by the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police for their work on Operation Panelmill, the investigation into the death of Tyron Charles who was shot in a shipping container on a smallholding in Denholme, Bradford in 2018 and then buried on moors near Oxenhope. James Sutcliffe was sentenced to 31 years’ imprisonment for the murder. Chief Constable John Robins, stated:

Working as a team, you showed innovation in both investigative practise and evidence presentation to ensure justice for a murder victim and his family in what was an extremely challenging enquiry.

Since 2012 Chloe has been an external lecturer to medical students at Manchester Medical School, the University of Manchester, on the law and procedure of the General Medical Council and Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service.

Chloe has a busy practice encompassing all areas of Criminal Litigation in the Crown Court. She is a Level 4 Prosecutor and is on the Crown Prosecution Service Rape and Child Sexual Abuse list of specialist prosecutors.

Crime is a significant proportion of Chloe’s practice and she regularly appears, for both the prosecution and the defence, in a range of cases dealing with serious crime including: murder, manslaughter, serious sexual assaults, drugs and violence.

Chloe has expertise in dealing with cases involving non-accidental injuries to babies and small children, particularly those with concurrent family proceedings. She recently prosecuted a so called ‘shaken baby’ case involving the leading experts in this field of medicine being led by Dafydd Enoch QC.

Notable Cases

  • R v Macken (2021) - Murder

    In February and March 2021, leading Ashleigh Metcalfe, Chloe Hudson prosecuted James Macken for the murder of Daniel Jeffries. The Defendant was found guilty after a three week trial and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum period of 16 years.


  • R v Hetherington (2019) - Manslaughter

    Acted for the prosecution of a youth charged with manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court. The Defendant, aged 16 at the time of the killing, punched the deceased causing fatal injuries. The evidence focused particularly on the issue of causation, the deceased having a number of pre existing medical conditions. The case was heard by the Recorder of Leeds.


  • R v Sutcliffe (2018) - Murder

    Led by Nicholas Lumley QC, prosecuted James Sutcliffe, who shot the deceased in the head in a shipping container in Denholme, Bradford. The trial Judge, Mr Justice Lavender sentenced the Defendant to 31 years’ imprisonment.

  • R v Florian, Hapliuc (2018) - Murder

    Led by Jason Pitter QC, prosecuted two Defendants charged with murder following a dispute amongst the Romanian community in Grimsby.

Chloe prosecutes doctors on behalf of the General Medical Council before the Fitness to Practise Tribunals of the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service. The hearings cover all aspects of professional misconduct by doctors, including deficient professional performance and often involve extremely sensitive subject matter. She has worked on many cases that have received national coverage.


Notable Cases

  • GMC v Weerasena

    A Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust regarding allegations of misconduct which lead to the temporary closure of the unit.

  • GMC v Johnson

    A professor of asthma and respiratory medicine at Imperial College London regarding allegations of misconduct involving dishonest billing for privately paid work.

  • GMC v Davoodi

    An emergency doctor who withdrew life sustaining drugs from an intensive care patient without authority and who falsely believed the patient was ‘brain dead’.

Experienced family lawyer, as recognised by the Legal 500, who regularly appears (particularly for parents) in care proceedings. Chloe has conducted cases involving the most difficult issues, including allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries to children.

Notable Cases

  • LA v DS & LD (2016)

    Led by Taryn Lee QC representing a Father accused of causing non-accidental injuries including burns, bites and fractures to a 12-week-old baby.

  • LA v B (2016)

    Successfully represented a Mother whose 3 older children had been taken into care. The Guardian supported the Local Authority’s position that the youngest child should also be removed. Court found in favour of the Mother and the child remained with her.

  • LA v H (2016)

    Representation of a Father in proceedings brought in respect of non-accidental injuries to a child. After a ten-day finding of fact hearing the client was exonerated.

  • Re B (Prohibited Steps Order) 2008 1 FLR 6213

    Successfully represented the Mother at the Court of Appeal in an application concerning relocation within the United Kingdom.

‘Chloe is a forceful, very well organised advocate. Her written arguments are excellent. ’
Legal 500 2022

She researches and prepares her cases to an exceptional standard.’
Legal 500 2021 (Crime)

‘She prepares well, and clients feel very supported by her.’
Legal 500 2018 (Crime)

‘Well known for handling prosecution work for the General Medical Council.’
Legal 500 2018 (Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing)

"An excellent junior, who is down to earth, practical and meticulous."
Legal 500 2017

"Undertakes a significant amount of work for parents in care proceedings."
Legal 500 2015

"Client friendly and hardworking."
Legal 500 2014

"Recommended for cases involving children."
Legal 500 2013

"Is an extremely competent and articulate advocate."
Legal 500 2012

"A very effective junior, particularly in care proceedings."
Legal 500 2011

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • Finalist in the 2020 West Yorkshire Police Denis Hoban Award for Crime Investigation
  • CPS Level 4 Prosecutor
  • GMC Panel
  • Harehills & Chapeltown Law Centre Management Committee Chairman (2011-2014)
  • Pegasus Scholar, internship at the Crown Law Office, Wellington, New Zealand (Inner Temple, 2006)
  • Lord Haldane Scholarship, Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn, 2002)

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