Criminal Law

I am a level 3 prosecutor and undertake both prosecution and defence work in Crown Courts across the North of England. I have experience of both prosecuting and defending complex cases involving significant case papers and complex issues.

I am often instructed in rape cases and have experience in dealing with vulnerable witnesses including children as young as 6years. I pride myself on client care and going the extra mile for my professional and lay clients.

Ancillary Relief

I undertake all levels of ancillary relief work and act for clients in modest assets cases as well as cases involving substantial assets, foreign properties and various types of businesses. I am regularly instructed in cases involving complex business interests and pension issues.

Notable Cases

  • Operation Brent (ongoing)- junior prosecution counsel in a conspiracy to rob involving significant violence committed against a homeowner with firearms.
  • R v Ward & Others– successfully prosecuted 4 defendants for their role in the burglary and extensive criminal damage committed at Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn in 2018.
  • R v Arnfield– achieved an acquittal for a defendant in a large class A drugs conspiracy between Liverpool and Blackpool.
  • R v Sproat– achieved an acquittal for a defendant in a large drugs conspiracy between Merseyside and Blackpool.
  • Operation Spoonbill– achieved an acquittal for a defendant in a nationwide drugs conspiracy ranging from Kent to Teesside.
  • Operation Fossick (ongoing)- prosecuting a 4 handed drugs conspiracy in Barrow-In-Furness with elements of exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • R v JA ‐ successful prosecution in the Youth Court of an offence of inciting a child under 13 years to engage in sexual activity. The complainant was 6 years of age.
  • R v Horbury – defended in a case of attempted murder where the defendant was deemed to be medically unfit to participate in the legal proceedings.

Previous Experience

Upon completing my undergraduate degree I went to New Orleans where I undertook an internship with the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana. During this time I was responsible for the investigation and preparation of court documentation for two of the office’s most notorious cases (A. Frank and M. Weary).


LLB (Hons) University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Sir Thomas Moore Bursary ‐ Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Prize dash; Lincoln’s Inn

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Ancillary Relief