Marte Alnaes accepts instructions in wide range of areas, including Crime, Regulatory, Civil and Family.

Marte commenced her pupillage at New Park Court Chambers in September 2019 under the supervision of Chloe Fairley. During her pupillage she had the opportunity to shadow a range of very experienced and highly regarded barrister from Chambers in criminal trials involving the most serious offences. She also had the opportunity to experience work within family, civil and the GMC.

Marte is originally from Norway and as such is fluent in most of the Scandinavian languages. She has a particular interest in languages and studied German in school and at college and completed a semester of Portuguese while she studied for her LLB.

Marte regularly appears both in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court and has experience in both defending and prosecuting in a range of different offences including serious violence, drugs, burglaries and robberies, domestic violence, harassment and sexual offences.

She has conducted several trials in the Crown Court and undertakes the full range of interlocutory work involved in such proceedings.

Notable Cases

  • R v B & J (2020)

    Marte acted as temporary junior counsel led by Simon Kealey QC in the successful prosecution of two defendants for murder.

  • R v AB (2021)

    Instructed to prosecute an appeal against conviction in the Youth Court. The Defendant was 13 years’ old and the Complainant was aged 12. This serious assault case involved multiple young and vulnerable witnesses.

  • R v R (2021)

    Instructed to defend a man accused to causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The Defendant had been charged with hitting the Complainant with a mug twice, causing significant facial injuries. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to s. 20, but this was not accepted by the Crown. The Defendant was later aquitted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a suspended sentence of imprisonment was later imposed in respect of the Defendant’s guilty plea to s. 20.

  • R v N (2021)

    Prosecution of a Vietnamese national accused of cultivating cannabis. The Defendant alleged he had been coerced and forced into the offending but his defence that he had acted under duress was rejected by the jury.

Marte has frequently represented those involved in civil ligation arising out of road traffic accidents where either or both liability and quantum have been in dispute. She has a proven track record of dealing with credit-hire cases and also a growing bank of knowledge and experience of claims concerning breach of contract.

Marte has experience of both small claims and fast-track proceedings and has provided written advice in a number of different types of proceedings.

Marte regularly accepts instructions in applications for non-molestation orders and child arrangements orders. Her experience of family litigation involves both written work and court appearances.

She was recently instructed by Durham County Council in a lengthy public law case.

Marte has an emerging practice in Regulatory Law having been, by way of example, recently instructed by Scarborough Borough Council to represent their interests in the Crown Court in respect of enforcement proceedings being brought in respect of multiple breaches of the selective licensing regulations.

Marte has also been instructed by Social Work England, the regulatory body of registered social workers.

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • CPS level 2 Prosecutor


  • LLM by Research in Succession at Newcastle University (2016-2018): Distinction
  • LLM in Bar Practice at University of Law (2017-2018): Distinction
  • BPTC at University of Law (2017-2018): Very Competent
  • LLB at Newcastle University (2013-2016): 2.1

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