Mary has an established practice in fraud and financial crime. She regularly prosecutes complex, multi-handed cases which require advocacy that engages a jury whilst dealing with the forensic detail. Her broader background in general crime, including a specialism in defending those with learning disability or psychiatric problems, mean that she is well-placed to deal with challenging clients and expert witnesses.
MA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Keble College, Oxford
MPhil Criminology, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Criminal Bar Association
Lawyers for Liberty
Howard League for Penal Reform
Bar Pro Bono Unit
CPS Grade 4
CHAMBERS UK 2019
An experienced junior who prosecutes and defends serious criminal cases, including sexual offences, child cruelty, drugs, serious violence and high-value frauds. As a Grade 4 prosecutor she is regularly instructed by the CPS in complex criminal matters.
Prosecuted nine defendants who were charged with operating a class A drugs conspiracy from a flat in Weston-super-Mare.
CHAMBERS UK 2018
Crime – Band 3
“An experienced junior who prosecutes and defends serious criminal cases, including sexual offences, child cruelty, drugs, serious violence and high-value frauds.”
Strengths: “She is meticulous in preparation, sensitive and thorough in cross-examination and particularly strong in dealing with vulnerable witnesses.” “She is contactable and will always provide advice – nothing is too much hassle.”
Recent work: Prosecuted multiple allegations of fraud and one allegation of furnishing false information to the revenue over the course of six weeks. The defendant used different aliases, bank accounts and company names.
LEGAL 500 2019
Prosecutes and defends in cases of fraud, sexual offences and multi-handed drugs conspiracies.
LEGAL 500 2017
“She shows judgement beyond her years of call.”
LEGAL 500 2016
“She has a powerful intellect, and is a formidable and hardworking advocate.”
LEGAL 500 2015
“Her ability to identify the important issues of any case ensures thorough preparation.”