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...
I qualified as a criminal defence solicitor in 2016 having successfully completed my training with the firm. In 2018 I became a qualified Crown Court advocate.
I dedicate my time to representing individuals accused of a breadth of criminal matters from driving and public order offences to serious assaults and drug offences. I regularly appear on behalf of clients in the Magistrates’ Court for first appearances and sentencings and conduct my own advocacy at summary trials. I am also a member of the Youth Team at Hodge Jones & Allen and work tirelessly to ensure young people are diverted away from the criminal justice system wherever possible.
Whilst at Hodge Jones & Allen, I have developed a particular interest in defending protest cases which raise important legal and public issues and I was one of the trial advocates for members of the Black Lives Matter organisation following their protest at Heathrow Airport.
During my time working as a trainee in our Civil Liberties team, building my understanding of civil actions against the police gave me additional knowledge of police powers which I regularly use in preparation of criminal cases, particularly those involving assaults against police constables.
Other clients I represent include people facing committal proceedings in the County Courts following breaches of Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions. I have successfully vacated guilty pleas and discharged Anti-Social Behaviour Orders.
Strong case preparation is important to me and I take great pride in my work for both privately or legal aid funded cases.
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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