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.
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.
“She is unflappable in court and always very calm and firm.”
“She is brilliant in cross-examinations and is always fully prepared.”
“She is a really strong advocate and her tenacity and no-nonsense approach is fantastic.”
Recent work: Acted for the prosecution in R v Lopresti, a case involving allegations of modern slavery.
“She is extremely hard-working and very well respected by the Bristol Court.”
“A superb hands-on approach, great client care, sharp and a natural advocate.”
Recent work: Led the prosecution in a case involving a gang who were accused of stealing and stripping Land Rovers for their valuable parts.
Prosecuted nine defendants who were charged with operating a class A drugs conspiracy from a flat in Weston-super-Mare.
An experienced junior who prosecutes and defends serious criminal cases, including sexual offences, child cruelty, drugs, serious violence and high-value frauds.
“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.
“A class act – precise, considered, clever and persuasive.”
Prosecutes and defends in cases of fraud, sexual offences and multi-handed drugs conspiracies.
“She shows judgement beyond her years of call.”
“She has a powerful intellect, and is a formidable and hardworking advocate.”
“Her ability to identify the important issues of any case ensures thorough preparation.”
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 Specialist Fraud Panel Grade 4
Serious Fraud Office Panel B
CPS General Crime Panel Grade 4
Leading individual in the Legal 500 directory (see Recommendations)