East Anglia:
01245 280 880
London:
020 7520 6000

Bethan has a busy criminal practice, in both prosecution and defence work. She is particularly experienced in cases involving defendants with mental health issues and examination of vulnerable witnesses.

She has developed a considerable practice in cases involving serious sexual offences and multi handed drugs offences. In addition to this, Bethan is experienced in regulatory matters and extradition law. She is also very familiar with post-conviction confiscation proceedings including appellate work and applications to vary existing orders, cash seizure and forfeiture and confiscation enforcement.

Bethan has experience of working as disclosure counsel on large scale fraud and bribery cases with the Serious Fraud Office. As a result of that work, she was recently appointed as junior counsel in an ongoing Serious Fraud Office prosecution.

Bethan is Direct Access qualified.

Crime

  • R v S (2017) Defendant unanimously acquitted of 5 counts of rape, 10 counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and 2 counts of false imprisonment. This case involved a series of complex bad character applications relating to a non-defendant.
  • R v T (2017) Client acquitted of multiple counts of historic child sex abuse, dating back 25 years. Case involved third party disclosure applications re Social Services record.
  • Southend Borough Council v O (2017) Client acquitted of multiple counts of fraud by abuse of position, where his co-defendant pleaded guilty to all counts on the day of trial.
  • R v K (2016) Defendant acquitted of rape having successfully raised reasonable belief in consent.
  • R v F (2015) Client acquitted of multiple rape offences.
  • R v AF (2015) Highly publicised case involving a large number of extremely high value burglaries.
  • R v I (2015)  Drugs trial stopped following a successful submission of no case to answer
  • R v M (2015) Led Junior in a conspiracy to import Class A drugs. Client was the only defendant acquitted.


Memberships

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The Criminal Bar Association

Lawyers for Liberty

Training

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Direct Access qualified

Recently completed the Bar Council training on Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses