Grace Forbes

Grace Forbes

Year of call: 2015
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Criminal Defence

Grace has a substantial and successful criminal defence practice, defending predominantly in the Crown Court.

She represents clients at Crown Court trials and sentencing hearings, specialising in cases involving financial crime, serious violence and the supply of Class A drugs.

She has been recognised as a calm, persuasive and robust defence advocate by Judges and clients alike. Clients feel safe in her hands.

R v K and 8 others (2018)

Grace appeared as sole counsel on behalf of a woman facing an allegation of conspiracy to commit fraud in a trial that lasted 10 weeks. The defendants were accused of being party to a boiler room fraud, totalling over £800,000. The case attracted publicity. The case required the command of a large volume of financial and documentary evidence.

 R v A and 2 others (2018)

Grace appeared as sole counsel on behalf of the first defendant, accused of fraud relating to repair and construction work. The case turned on careful cross-examination of the lead Prosecution witness.

 R v S (2018)

Grace appeared as sole counsel on behalf of a man accused of an offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The defendant suffered from mental health problems and the case required a combination of sensitive handling of the defendant’s evidence and robust challenge of the Prosecution witnesses.

R v C (2017)

Grace appeared as sole counsel on behalf of a woman accused of possession with intent to supply 2 KG of Class A and B drugs and money laundering. The drugs were found at her property. The case involved detailed legal argument about the appropriate legal directions.

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