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Who am I?
Who am I?
I have worked in criminal law since 1996. Prior to qualification I worked in a busy, large city firm in their serious crime department. Preparing those cases from committal to their completion in the Crown Court and appeal where appropriate.
I had sole responsibility for a whole range of Crown Court cases from attempt murder; stranger rape; grievous bodily harm to large scale drug conspiracy matters. I regularly did Judge in chambers bail applications at the Crown Court. I became a qualified solicitor in 2007 and thereafter my roles included acting as Duty Solicitor and higher rights advocate
Responsibilities included advocacy, both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts handling all types of matters from road traffic cases to more serious matters in the Crown Court. Covering trials, pleas in mitigation, bail applications etc.
Attending at the police station. Obtaining information from the police; taking instructions from clients; advising clients on their rights under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; how they should deal with their interview; attending throughout the interview and interjecting when necessary.
I had responsibility for a large Crown Court case-load. Drafting briefs to counsel; instructions to experts; taking instructions from clients both on bail and in custody; drafting documents to be served upon the court including defence statements and certificates of readiness. Advising clients on the law; the evidence, likely sentence, appeal issues and the like. I am an external examiner for The University of Law in respect of their higher rights course, civil and criminal.
Academic and professional qualifications
LLB Hons law, LPC and higher rights (criminal)
Fellow of Higher Education
Other academic service (administration and management)