I was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 and became partner in 2009, in my previous firm; eventually taking control in 2011. I joined Hodge Jones & Allen earlier this year.
I specialise in criminal law, covering serious criminal offences such as drug offences, rape and murder. I am an established Advocate in trials in the lower court and have practiced in niche areas such as Human Rights, Public Order, Criminal Behaviour Orders, Closure Orders and Confiscation Proceedings.
Having worked in Criminal law for over 20 years I have had experience of dealing with a range of situations and clients. I often deal with young people and vulnerable adults who require a specialist approach talking them through what can be complex ideas and sensitive situations.
- Training – Hartnells Solicitors 2003-2004
- College of Law – LPG 2002-2003
- London School of Economics – LLB 1997-2001
- Associate Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen – February 2019 to date
- Member, Amphlett Lissimore Bagshaws LLP – 2012 – 2019
- Partner Hartnells solicitor 2009 – 2012
- Solicitor, Hartnells solicitor 2004 -2009
- R v SC 2017 – acted for client said to be part of largest cannabis cultivation conspiracy worth £26 million.
- R v JF 2014 – represented and acted as advocate for protestor who demonstrated outside the Royal Courts of Justice about Mark Duggen’s death, caused by the police. She was acquitted.
- R v RW 2014 – acted in a number of cases from the London riots.
- R v AST– represented a man accused of attempted murder after someone was shot point bank to the temple. He was acquitted.
- Fagan and Fergus v. The United Kingdom- 347/13 – Communicated Case  ECHR 322 – challenge of the UK courts allowing evidence to be given by anonymous witnesses in an allegation of kidnapping, false imprisonment and blackmail.
- R (Fergus) v Southampton Crown Court  EWHC 3273 – successfully challenged a Crown Court Judge’s unreasonable decision to withdraw bail for my client by way of Judicial Review.
- R (M) v Inner London Crown Court  EWCA 2497 (Admin) – successfully challenged a Crown Court Judge’s decision to withdraw bail for my client who was a youth by way of Judicial Review.
- R. v. Taylor  1 CR App. R. 37, – acted for a man asserting the Rastafari right to consume cannabis under the Human Rights Act.