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Rebecca has extensive experience defending clients accused of a range of serious criminal offences including s18 GBH with intent, robbery, sexual offences, drug offences, possession of offensive weapons, burglary and fraud. She regularly defends clients at trial in multi-handed conspiracy cases and has successfully represented clients in prison adjudication hearings.
Rebecca frequently represents vulnerable youth clients with complex mental health issues and clients who have been deemed unfit to stand trial. She has defended clients in Civil Injunction Proceedings in the Youth Court and is dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for every client.
Guildford Crown Court (led Junior)
Rebecca is currently instructed as led Junior counsel in a complex case of conspiracy to burgle involving multiple defendants and large amount of expert evidence.
R v D
Central Criminal Court
Represented D who faced three counts of Conspiracy to Supply Class A. After successful legal arguments were made on D’s behalf, D was permitted to appear by video link from HMP Lewes for the entirety of the trial. Despite D’s DNA being present on the drugs, D was acquitted of all three counts on the indictment after a full trial.
R v Q
Harrow Crown Court
Q faced one count of Possession of an Imitation Firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Q accepted that he was in possession of the imitation firearm but disputed that he ever had the requisite intent for the offence to be made out. Rebecca carefully cross-examined the complainant and made a successful submission of No Case to Answer. The case against Q was dismissed.
R v A
Snaresbrook Crown Court
Rebecca represented A who faced one count of knife-point robbery. This offence allegedly took place within the complainant’s flat. A agreed that he was present in the flat and that he had been consuming alcohol and drugs throughout the night. Despite injuries to the complainant and significant signs of a disturbance inside the flat, A was unanimously acquitted of robbery after a full trial.
R v J
Kingston Crown Court
J pleaded guilty to Conveying a List A Article into Prison, namely cannabis. Despite case law confirming that the default position for those convicted of taking contraband items into prison is an immediate custodial sentence, S was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment wholly suspended for 12 months.