Holly has experience of prosecuting and defending in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts. She has experience dealing with vulnerable witnesses and has recently completed the Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training course. This course involves training for cases concerning serious sexual offences involving children and vulnerable adults; it focuses on training for Ground Rules Hearings and cases that fall within the Section 28 pilot scheme (video-recorded cross-examination).
Holly has conducted numerous trials and hearings in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, including serious assaults, multi-handed cases and domestic violence cases.
Holly regularly appears in the Crown Court for both the Prosecution and the Defence. She is an approved Level 2 Crown Prosecutor regularly appearing in appeals, sentences and case management hearings. She has experience of cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and complex areas of law including under the Vehicle Excise & Registration Act 1994. Holly regularly prosecutes and defends in appeals against conviction and sentence imposed by the Magistrates’ court. She has recently successfully defended an appeal against conviction for a man previously found guilty of an offence of domestic violence.
Holly has also represented a defendant who had previously been found guilty of sexual assault of a child under 16; the offender had breached his community order. The Crown’s application was to revoke the order and resentence the defendant. The defendant was resentenced and received a suspended sentence with unpaid work and RAR days.
During the first 6 months of her pupillage, Holly observed a broad range of criminal trials with her pupil supervisor Catherine Silverton along with other members of Chambers. Holly has observed several high profile cases including serious sexual offences, homicide and sensitive cases involving vulnerable victims and witnesses. Holly also spent a week with a local criminal solicitors firm in order to gain a working knowledge of the processes involved in preparation for trial in both the magistrates and the Crown Court.
Holly is available to accept publicly and privately funded instructions, covering a wide range of offences and hearings for both the Prosecution and the Defence.
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