Grace Forbes

Grace Forbes

Year of call: 2015
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Grace has a busy and substantial criminal practice.

She has a successful practice in criminal defence, appearing predominantly in the Crown Court. She has recently effectively defended clients accused of financial crime, the supply of class A drugs and serious violence.

Grace also has experience in conducting private prosecutions. She has recently been instructed as counsel in a number of private prosecutions involving dishonesty. She has advised on charging decisions, disclosure, the conduct of the trial, sentence and costs.

Grace has a strong practice in professional discipline, particularly in nursing and midwifery. She now predominantly defends, but she relies on the insight and experience gained from case-presenting on behalf of professional disciplinary bodies.

Grace also has experience as counsel in inquests, having represented a number of doctors and nurses appearing as Properly Interested Persons in Coroners’ Courts. She contributed to a sensitive disclosure review in relation to the upcoming inquest into the Manchester Arena Bombing.

Grace has worked on a number of inquiries and investigations. She has contributed to a number complex and voluminous disclosure reviews, including on behalf of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, an individual facing a Serious Fraud Office investigation and a football club facing a FIFA investigation.

She has been recognised as an effective and skilled advocate across her practice, relying on careful attention to detail, thorough preparation and robust advocacy.

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