Mary qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 where she has developed experience in a varied criminal caseload dealing with cases from the police station, Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. She acts as an advocate in the Magistrates’ Court at remand hearings and trials where she vigorously defends her clients.
Mary has acted, in cases of murder, kidnapping, rape, sexual offences, drug offences, armed robbery, blackmail, fraud, money laundering, theft and assault matters as a Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court advocate and as a Crown Court litigator. She has a keen interest in representing vulnerable defendants.
Crown Court cases have included:
R v HA: Harassment, Crown Offer No Evidence
R v AS: Threatening with an article with a blade/point, Crown discontinue proceedings after representations
R v ED: Dangerous driving, theft – GP to careless driving, Crown Offer No Evidence to dangerous driving and theft
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
Magistrates’ Court trials have included:
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. This was an interesting case, the Defendant was taken to hospital after his arrest where he was detained under the Mental Health Act for treatment, he was released and interviewed by the police 6 weeks later following which he was charged. After a lengthy trial the Defendant was acquitted
Mary regularly attends police stations and regularly deals with specialist teams including the National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, Trident, Flying Squad and Sapphire Unit.