Abby acts for individuals facing proceedings across the criminal spectrum including in the magistrates’ court and crown court, with particular interest in acting for young and vulnerable clients.
Abby qualified as a solicitor in 2021. Prior to qualifying, she completed her training contract at Russell-Cooke, undertaking seats in real estate, planning and construction, private client & criminal and financial crime.
Abby has expertise in matters before the youth court. Her varied caseload includes sexual offences, allegations of assault, financial crime, regulatory breaches and drug offences. She has a particular interest in representing defendants who are young or particularly vulnerable. Abby also has experience in advising in pre-charge cases and in matters prosecuted by bodies other than the CPS, for example TfL, the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities.
Abby has also worked with other members of the criminal and financial crime department with a wide range of cases, including allegations of murder and historic sexual offences, as well as extradition, fraud, and health & safety breaches.
Abby has been most successful in making written representations persuading the prosecution to discontinue cases before trial and has received acknowledgement from counsel and also notably from prosecutors for her excellent written submissions and the apparent determination she has to do all she can to achieve a good result for her clients. Others praise her for her quick understanding of the complex issues in a case and her excellent client care and case preparation.
Abby’s clients benefit from her compassionate and empathetic approach and meticulous attention to detail, as well as her considered approach to the risks involved in each course of action throughout a case.
Studied law at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where she won the AV Dicey prize for best overall performance over the undergraduate law degree and the Lord Rodger of Earlsberry prize for the best performance in an introduction to Roman law
Studied modules in criminal law, criminology and the philosophy of punishment during her degree
Completed a masters in legal practice at the University of Law