Mary qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 and has since developed extensive experience across a varied criminal caseload from police station work to magistrates’ court and Crown Court trials.
Mary has acted for clients in cases of murder, kidnapping, rape, sexual offences, drug offences, armed robbery, assault, blackmail, fraud, money laundering as a magistrates’ court and youth court advocate and a Crown Court litigator. She has a keen interest in representing vulnerable defendants.
Mary regularly attends police stations and deals with specialist teams including the National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, Trident, Flying Squad and Sapphire Unit.
Passionate, tenacious and compassionate, Mary’s reputation at remand hearings and trials is of an advocate who defends her clients vigorously and leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of their defence.
R v RP – Murder, defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 5 year determinate sentence.
R v HA – Harassment, Crown offered no evidence
R v AS – Threatening with an article with a blade/point, Crown discontinued proceedings after representations
R v ED – Dangerous driving, theft – GP to careless driving, Crown offered no evidence
R v NM – Rape x 3, sexual activity with a person with a mental health disorder, protracted representations led to the Crown discontinuing the case
R v MP – Sexual assault, acquitted
R v LW – Driving without due care and attention, section 20 GBH, driving without insurance and failing to stop. After successful representations the GBH was discontinued by the prosecution. Acquitted of careless driving following a full trial at Ealing magistrates’ court.
R v MF – Domestic assault, acquitted
R v AA – Fraudulent evasion of VAT and duty, guilty plea. Stand-alone compensation order
R v MA – Assault, acquitted
R v AR – Trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence. Defendant was taken to hospital after his arrest where he was detained under the Mental Health Act for treatment, released and interviewed by the police 6 weeks later and charged. Acquitted after a lengthy trial.