Grace Forbes

Grace Forbes

Year of call: 2015
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Grace specialises in criminal law, inquests and professional discipline.

She defends in a wide range of criminal cases including serious violence, serious drug supply, public disorder, sexual offences and fraud. Her recent cases include acting as sole junior in a lengthy trial involving allegations of a six-figure fraud conspiracy and as sole junior in a multi-handed fraudulent trading case.

As a led junior, she is regularly instructed in complex and document-heavy criminal cases, through which she has developed a reputation for thorough case preparation, meticulous written arguments and mature tactical insight. Her cases over the last year include being led in a multi-handed murder, a three-month million-pound commercial fraud trial and a Class A county lines drugs conspiracy.

Grace has experience in private prosecutions and is a member of the Private Prosecutors’ Association. She was recently instructed in a case requiring a complex and substantial advice on the prospects of successfully prosecuting a government official for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Grace also has extensive experience in inquests and professional disciplinary cases. She has represented numerous medical professionals, including those facing serious allegations of dishonesty and sexual misconduct. She has also contributed to a sensitive disclosure exercise in relation to the inquest into the Manchester Arena attack and was instructed in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Grace was led by Alison Levitt QC in the independent Review into Boohoo’s Leicester supply chain. She worked closely with Ms Levitt QC and the report has been published by Boohoo.

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