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Year of Call
1998
Abi prosecutes and defends in a broad spectrum of cases in the Crown Courts across the Midlands. She is a Grade 4 prosecutor.

Member of the Inner Temple

CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor

Abi
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Abi joined No1 High Pavement Chambers in 1998. She is an extremely experienced and successful jury advocate. She is regularly instructed in multi-handed cases of serious violent offences and drugs offences. She has been instructed a junior counsel in a number of murders both prosecuting and defending. Abi is able to communicate well with people from all walks of life. She is down to earth and what you see is what you get – honest, tenacious and fearless.


Education:


Oundle School


Nottingham Trent University LLB


Bristol Bar School


Other Interests


Away from the Bar Abi spends time with her horse and her very lucky husband. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening and cooking.

Notable Cases
R v OB, LB, H, F, C and VB (2021)

Prosecution: Multi-handed very high value conspiracy to steal.


R v W (2020)

Prosecution junior counsel in a murder and dismemberment with no established cause of death.


R v T (2019)

Prosecution: Attempt Murder and Arson with intent to endanger life. Involving a defendant with autism.


R V W (2019)

Defence junior counsel in a murder of his brother, convicted of manslaughter.


R v M and H (2019)

Prosecution – Historic Child Sexual Assaults and Child Cruelty.


R v G, K, H and W (2018)

Prosecution: Section 18 involving complex issues of joint enterprise and DNA evidence.


R v C (2016)

Defence – Serious Sexual Assaults on 4 children.


R v A (2016)

Prosecution – Court of Appeal against Conviction