Criminal law and professional disciplinary
Vicky is a solicitor specialising in Crime and Regulatory defence. She qualified in 2018 and joined the firm in June 2023, having previously worked at Kingsley Napley.
Vicky has vast experience of dealing with complex and sensitive cases, including document-heavy fraud matters and those involving sexual misconduct and serious assaults, both current and historic.
She has represented a wide range of clients, including young and vulnerable people with mental health issues and high net worth and corporate clients. She is acutely aware of the implications criminal proceedings can have on such clients and is able to address their needs sensitively and appropriately.
Vicky regularly appears at the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and has appeared in fitness to practise tribunals. She also represents clients at the police station, supporting them through interview and ensuring their interests are protected at all times. She is able to deal with complex matters and vulnerable clients in difficult and fast-paced situations.
Vicky is committed to high standards of case preparation and is able to achieve excellent results for clients through her diligent and efficient work.
If you would like to contact Vicky directly, please send her an email.
Notable cases include:
- R v U – Represented a defendant charged with sexual assaults against children. He was subsequently charged with breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).
- R v R – Represented a defendant charged with serious sexual and assault offences against his partner.
- R v R – Represented a defendant with severe mental health difficulties charged with a sexual assault against a child. Client was found unfit to plead and received a hospital order.
- R v W – Conspiracy to defraud, which involved ‘courier fraud’ and at least 25 vulnerable victims. Defendant also had mental health difficulties.
- R v W – Represented a young defendant with mental health difficulties who had stabbed another person. The case attracted a large press interest, as there was gang involvement and another member of the group was killed.
- R v J – Represented a defendant charged with murder.
- R v A – Defending fraud allegations involving off-plan properties in the Caribbean sold to investors. This case involved over 2 million pages of defence documentation, which was the largest amount of documentation in one case to ever be tried in England.
- HCPC v B – Investigated historic sexual abuse allegations by the Registrant’s stepdaughter. This involved multiple witnesses, many of whom were not English nationals.
- HCPC v B – Investigated allegations that a Registrant embarked on a sexual relationship with a vulnerable service user and then subsequently harassed her following the relationship ending.
- HCPC v R – Investigated allegations that a Registrant embarked on a sexual relationship with a vulnerable service user with mental health difficulties whilst he was in prison. The Registrant themselves suffered from several mental health difficulties.
- HCPC v M – Investigated a Registrant who inappropriately and sexually touched service users during the course of their appointments.
- HCPC v G – Investigated a Registrant who was alleged to have abused his wife over many years, including physical, psychological and sexual abuse.
- HCPC v N – Investigated a Registrant who was alleged to have dishonestly treated a service user.
- ARB v B – Investigated an Architect who was alleged to have misrepresented various matters and failed to appropriately advise a client.
- ARB v T – Investigated an Architect who was alleged to have breached client confidentiality.