Lily specialises in Criminal Law and has experience and a reputation that exceeds her level of Call. Lily has a busy Crown Court practice and has established a reputation as a highly effective jury advocate.
Alongside her defence practice Lily is a Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Advocate and has a caseload where she regularly prosecutes. Lily has developed a reputation for meticulous preparation combined with thinking on her feet. To supplement Lily’s advocacy skills her strong academic background means that she is confident deploying her knowledge of legal issues,; from bad character to hearsay applications.
R v B: Successfully represented the Defendant at trial where he faced an allegation of historic sexual abuse. Following a three-day trial, a not guilty verdict was returned by the Jury.
R v Nathan Church: Lily secured a suspended sentence for the Defendant who had stolen over £8,000 from his employer. For media coverage of the case: https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23715049.nathan-church-stole-cooplands-thomas-bakers/
R v Barker – Defending a 21-year-old who faced two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Drugs valued at £4,000 with £14,000 cash seized from the property.
R v Kaye – Defending in a historic sexual abuse case pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 1956.