Posted on 2nd April 2019
Section 45 Modern Slavery Act 2015 gives rise to a statutory defence for children under 18 charged with certain criminal offences. It states that a child will not be guilty of an offence if...
Freya qualified as a criminal defence solicitor in 2016 having successfully completed her training with the firm. In 2018 she became a qualified Crown Court advocate.
Freya dedicates her time representing individuals accused of a breadth of criminal matters from driving and public order offences to serious assaults and drug offences. She regularly appears on behalf of clients in the Magistrates’ Court for first appearances and sentencings and conducts her own advocacy at summary trials. She also advocates in the Crown Court at bail applications, plea hearing and sentencings. Freya is a member of the Youth Team at Hodge Jones & Allen and works tirelessly to ensure young people are diverted away from the criminal justice system wherever possible.
Whilst at Hodge Jones & Allen, Freya has developed a particular interest in defending protest cases which raise important legal and public issues and she was one of the trial advocates for members of the Black Lives Matter organisation following their protest at Heathrow Airport.
During her time working as a trainee in the firm’s Civil Liberties team, building her understanding of civil actions against the police gave her additional knowledge of police powers which she regularly uses in preparation of criminal cases, particularly those involving assaults against police constables.
Other clients Freya represents include people facing committal proceedings in the County Courts following breaches of Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions. She has successfully vacated guilty pleas and discharged Restraining Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.
Freya takes great pride in her work for both privately and legal aid funded cases and commits herself to strong case preparation.
Prior to my legal career, I worked at a number of organisations including Amnesty International, Comic Relief and the Department for International Development, all of which motivated me to build a career in criminal justice.
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